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Art of Imagination’s designers and stylists have worked in every major venue in the city of Chicago, Chicagoland and nation-wide. Our team works with you to find the best match for your special day or event. By listening to your dreams and vision, we can connect you with the perfect space that will highlight and elevate your event’s presence for your guests. Each location has that certain charm, architecture, history, and character that will play a big part in your event. Art of Imagination works with all of these venues to then enhance those details and character through spacial design, lighting and with the use of unique structures.

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Venue Profile: Chicago Cultural Center

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Our creative and elegant approach to traditional events has been a central part of many weddings at this venue.

Preston Bailey Hall

Seated Dinner: 360 Guests
Cocktail: 700 Guests

GAR Hall

Seated Dinner: 250 Guests
Cocktail: 550 Guests

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About the Building

This unique wedding and event venue is also an architectural and historic landmark. First opened in 1897, today the building is the city’s official reception venue where the Mayor of Chicago has welcomed Presidents, diplomats and royalty. Located in the heart of Loop, the venue sits just across Michigan Avenue from the equally beautiful but completely modern, Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavillion. Built to house the city’s central library building, it was converted to today’s arts and culture center when the library outgrew the space. Stunningly ornate, the building featuring exquisite tile ornaments and gold detailing on nearly every inch of the interior. With a number of striking features, the crown jewel of the building is Preston Bradley Hall – A large, ornately patterned room of curving white Carrara marble, capped with a stunning, 38-foot Tiffany glass dome designed by artist J. A. Holtzer. that is stated to be the largest Tiffany dome in the world. Today, the building plays host to a multitude events. The history and stunning beauty of the detailing makes it an ideal wedding venue. The Cultural Center can host a large wedding and over the years, we have designed event for couples from every corner of the globe.

Full Service Event Production

Aside from light & decor, we guide couples to the best choice for their venue and vendor team. Each event is about the flow and composition of the space – contact us today about this venue and see if it’s a match.


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