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Book an Event - Types of Events

By offering a wide range of services and amenities at Chicago's historic lakefront landmark, Navy Pier provides the ideal setting for your special event. Every event has its own goals and objectives as well as operation requirements. We have divided the types of events into seven categories for you, to help you maximize the resources available during the planning process.The following is a brief description of each event:

Social / Private Events
Navy Pier welcomes private events. We have the facilities and services to host social or charitable galas as well as community events.
Gathering industry leaders to discuss issues and educate each other is the focus of a convention. No matter your industry, we can accommodate groups up to 8,000.
Trade expositions are the backbone of an open marketplace.  Showcase your products at Navy Pier where we specialize in small to mid-size trade shows.

Consumer Events
Navy Pier has been host to some of the top consumer shows in the marketplace. As the number one tourist attraction in the Midwest, we have the ability to draw large crowds to your event.
Meetings are an important vehicle for communication. Whether you are planning a board, team or management meeting, we have the facilities to help make your meeting dynamic.
Promotional / Marketing Events
Navy Pier has public space available for promotional events. Promote your product to the general public at the Midwest's number one tourist attraction.