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Event Venues in Downtown Chicago

Meeting Rooms, Conference Facilities, and Much More

The Blackstone is home to over 12,000 square feet of unique function space, including conference facilities and nine flexible meeting rooms with numerous breakout possibilities. Our corporate event venues and small event venues in Chicago can accommodate any size gathering, from large celebrations and ceremonies to intimate board meetings, cocktail parties, team-building events, and more. Our downtown Chicago venues feature classical architectural details, convenient services, and the latest collaboration and presentation technology to enhance your event.

Meeting and Event Services Include:

  • Experienced event managers, coordinators, staff and technology professionals
  • Wired and wireless Internet access in every one of our Chicago event venues
  • LCD projectors, microphones and laptops available
  • Professional sound and lighting systems
  • Video conferencing facilities all available
  • Meeting and trend-setting event menus created by our expert culinary team

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Crystal Ballroom

The largest of The Blackstone's nine function rooms, this 3,400-square-foot space is an awe-inspiring example of Beaux-Arts interiors. Featuring historic millwork and sculptural details, the two-tiered room boasts soaring 21-foot ceilings and a bevy of elegant chandeliers. Adding to the grandeur, natural light pours through windows that face Michigan Avenue and Grant Park, complementing the pristine white walls and jeweled blue carpet. A premier venue for special events and conferences, the stunning Crystal Ballroom has held many esteemed events in history, such as a 30 second press conference by former President Jimmy Carter and the infamous Al Capone scene from "The Untouchables". It's your turn to make your own history in this storied space.

Art Hall

Our hotel’s namesake, Timothy Blackstone, was a curator himself, donating The Blackstone Hall to The Art Institute of Chicago. The historic Art Hall continues to support his endeavors by featuring a rotating exhibit of local Chicago artists. Beautifully restored to its original grandeur, the exquisite foyer encompasses classic architecture with sculptural details of paint brushes and palettes throughout the design. With 2,656 square-feet of available space, it is ideal to innovate, entertain, and inspire.

English Room

Creativity thrives in this one-of-a-kind function space. Imported from an 18th century English manor house, the decadent English Room was reassembled in The Blackstone in 1910. The mahogany walls, ornate plaster, and colorful stained glass give this room the distinct feeling of an exclusive private club. Impress clients and business associates alike in this truly unique event space, able to accommodate up to 80 guests.


The history of The Blackstone and the near lingering aura of its past patrons can truly be felt when you step into The Barbershop. Named for its original purpose, this distinguished space has served the likes of Richard Nixon and Al Capone, and offers 1,117 square-feet of palatial event space laden in marble, with suspended ceilings and Greek columns. From presidents to notorious figures—channel these powerful personalities when you host business and corporate events in our Barbershop room.