With breathtaking skyline views, the Adler Planetarium is a unique and memorable venue for your private event. Whether an event seated for 50 or a reception for 1,200, your guests will be dazzled by everything the Adler has to offer.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
Outdoor - Covered
Up to 300
Beach, Waterfront, Museum
Food + Catering
Awards and Affiliations
Adler Planetarium Reviews
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Reviewed On 4/04/2017 by Eliza M
Our wedding day was amazing and we were thrilled with the venue itself. However, we had multiple complaints from our guests regarding the security crew at Adler the day of the event. After the first complaint, I thought perhaps my guests just w...
Reviewed On 6/29/2016 by Courtney B
Adler is seriously the dream wedding venue for anyone getting married in Chicago! The view is just breathtaking and seeing our ceremony pictures come back with the skyline and lake in the backdrop…it’s stunning. Our guests were simply in awe ...
Reviewed On 6/21/2016 by Shelby R
We got married April 2016. The venue itself is so so so stunning....Several of our guest loved it! We even rented the dome room to have our cocktails there and that was the big WOW factor. The room was so amazing with the moon and stars on the ...
Response from the Vendor on 06/22/2016
Thank you so much for the kind words and the input! We apologize the communication prior to the event left some details unattended to that evening. Our role is to make sure the entire experience is as good as the food and we apologize there w...
Reviewed On 10/29/2014 by Melissa S
My only gripe, and really ONLY is that you do have to pay to transform the space. It doesn't take much and it beats the heck out of getting married in ANOTHER banquet hall in a hotel somewhere. The views are spectacular. If you're lucky enoug...
Reviewed On 10/01/2013 by Kathy H
We were recently married here and it was absolutely beautiful! The skyline is the perfect backdrop for a Chicago wedding. The food (you must use Food for Thought) was excellent and Anna was so great to work with! We can be a tough crowd with...
Reviewed On 9/24/2013 by
I just had my wedding at the Adler and it seriously could not have gone better. I worked with Anna Ditton, and not only is she a sweet person, but she is super organized. The night of I was running around just trying to make sure that I was i...
Reviewed On 5/02/2013 by Lindsey M
I never could have imagined a better venue! It was a chilly April day, so our guests could see the city without actually going outside. Everyone enjoyed being able to wander through the exhibits and stepping onto the terrace to use the binocu...
Reviewed On 1/16/2013 by Renee B
We chose the location because of what it meant to us. It was stunning. That said, the Planetarium requires you to use their catering company, which is very expensive. There is no additional lighting included for Galileo cafe' which means there ...
Reviewed On 8/20/2012 by Colleen W
This was a perfect venue for a magical day. There were fireworks for the guests to watch over Navy Pier and the most gorgeous view of the city which makes pictures fabulous for everyone! The room is also enchanting!
Reviewed On 8/15/2011 by Nikki D
This is a beautiful location- on the water with amazing views of the city skyline, however, the almost $10,000 rental fee is a bit outrageous. If I had another shot at it, I might think of choosing some place cheaper and using that money elsew...
Reviewed On 7/07/2011 by Andrea P
Wonderful if you want to get married two years out..... very busy place!
Reviewed On 9/21/2010 by Danielle K
This space was our only choice for our ceremony and reception. I would never chose another location. The views of Chicago are amazing! It is a memorable place for any event.
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Jenny L
The reception area of the Planetarium has THE BEST view of the Chicago skyline. Almost everyone was able to enjoy this view during dinner and dancing and there was a terrace for guests to go outside and enjoy the view as well as take wonderful...