Event Space Rental at Wilson Abbey in the Heart of Uptown

Built in the 1920s, Wilson Abbey has recently undergone a complete renovation. The whole building is wired for fast Wi-Fi and is centrally located for easy access.

  • One block east of the CTA RED line
  • One block west of Lakeshore Drive
  • Perfect for receptions, parties, fund-raisers, meetings, movies, concerts, and other events. Please click here for the Virtual Tour.

The Auditorium

With cathedral ceilings the Auditorium (5,000 square feet) holds approximately 500 guests. Host your next job fair, bat mitzvah, or quinceañera in this fabulous space.

  • a base rate of $250 per hour includes 100 chairs
  • comes with the option of a stage
  • side garage doors afford easy load in and load out
  • other additional services such as sound system, tables and additional chairs cost extra
  • catering of baked goods and coffee/teas from Everybody’s Coffee is also available

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The Theater

At 850 square feet the Theater holds about 50 people and is perfect for movies, book club meetings, small scale theater performances.

  • base rate of $40 an hour includes up to 4 tables and 32 chairs
  • staging for events is available
  • additional services such as sound system and projector and screen for power point persentations, are available for an additional cost
  • catering of baked goods and coffee/teas from Everybody’s Coffee is also available

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The Conference Room

Perfect for your next meeting or board game convention. At 550 square feet, the Conference Room can hold up to 40 people. The north end of the room is nearly floor to ceiling windows for lots of natural light.

  • base rate of $40 an hour includes table and chairs
  • comes with an executive meeting-size table plus an intimate seating area
  • equipped with Wi-Fi and multiple duo wall outlets
  • space can be adapted to hold several breakout sessions concurrently
  • catering of baked goods and coffee/teas from Everybody’s Coffee is also available

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General Information

All spaces/events come with the option of adding baked goods and coffee/teas from Everybody’s Coffee to your package.

Wilson Abbey is a smoke-free and alcohol-free venue. Wilson Abbey cannot host partisan political events.

Call 773-273-6865 or email genesis@wilsonabbey.com to schedule a walk-through or if you have questions. Prices for spaces will vary on a case-by-case basis.

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Schedule
Rentals are available during the following hours:

  • Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday – 7 a.m. – 8p.m.
  • Sunday – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

If you are looking to rent space at different times than listed above, please contact us for availability and special pricing. Call 773-273-6865 or email genesis@wilsonabbey.com.

Rental Deposit
We require a 50% deposit of your total bill to hold the space for your event. This deposit is NOT refundable if you cancel less than 2 weeks in advance.

Cleaning Fee
Theater rentals require a set up/cleaning fee of $40.

Auditorium cleaning fees depend on whether or not you’re bringing in food and how many people you are feeding.

AUDITORIUM CLEANING FEES
No food or drinks $150 fee
Food & Drinks for 100 people $250 fee
Food & Drinks for 200 people $350 fee
Food & Drinks for 300 people $450 fee

Checklist (what the RENTER is responsible for)

  • All personal items removed.
  • All garbage put into the garbage cans provided.
  • No major messes left.
  • We do not allow anything to be taped to the floor
  • No damage to equipment, tables and chairs, or space.
  • No alcohol is allowed on the premises.
  • If any additional spaces are added to the rental for catering setup, the renter will be charged the normal rate in addition to a setup and cleanup fee for the extra room.
  • Wilson Abbey cannot host partisan political events.

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