The Crystal Gardens is a six-story glass atrium with 50-foot arched ceilings and holds over 80 live palm trees, lush foliage, hanging “twinkle lights” and dancing “leapfrog” fountains.Read More
Thank you for your interest in The Crystal Gardens on Navy Pier! The Crystal Gardens is a beautiful indoor, one-acre – botanical garden.
We facilitate events between 100 and 1,500 people, making it the ideal corporate event venue for groups of any size.
Aon Grand Ballroom
One of the jewels of Navy Pier is the historic Aon Grand Ballroom. Part of the Pier’s original 1916 construction and reminiscent of an era of elegance and splendor, the 18,000 square foot Grand Ballroom embodies the magnificence of the past with all the amenities and services of the present.
Navy Pier’s main exhibition space Festival Hall encompasses over 170,000 square feet that can be used as one large room or divided into two separate halls: Hall A which spans 113,000 square feet and can accommodate six hundred 10’ x 10’ booths; and Hall B at 57,000 square feet with space for three hundred 10’ x 10’ booths.
An urban loft space featuring exposed brick and floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of both Lake Michigan and the city skyline, Lakeview Terrace provides a one-of-a-kind setting for receptions and small exhibitions.
Providing stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, the Rooftop Terrace is Navy Pier’s premier outdoor venue. The Rooftop Terrace is 27,000 square feet and features a 50’ x 100’ tent that can accommodate 350 guests for a seated meal or up to 1,000 guests on the entire terrace.
Don’t let our lakefront location fool you because when it comes to meetings, we’re all business. Adjacent to Festival Hall, 36 meeting rooms are ideal for meetings and breakout sessions that range in size from 750 to 8,200 square feet and can be configured to meet any need, including corporate meetings, seminars and conferences.