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From traditionally classic to extraordinarily unique, Carnivale has you covered for the setting of your event!  With a total of 7 unique spaces (and endless possibilities) that we can offer for events of 10 to 1000 guests here at Carnivale.  All of our spaces are designed in vibrant and energetic décor featuring bright colors and fashion photography.  A unique venue only in Chicago, we really make an impression on our guests for a memorable event to be regaled for years to come! Wedding Receptions, Ceremonies, Rehearsal Dinners, or even farewell Brunch - we got you covered!

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312-605-8517  /  sales@carnivalechicago.com

Rebecca
10/13/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Working with Doug at Carnivale has been a dream from start to finish. He is so attentive and detailed oriented! My husband and I planned our entire wedding, ceremony and reception, in the large private room on the second floor. We chose Carnivale because we knew the food was great, they have great service and we didn't have to fuss with decor/lighting/linnens as they were already there and the space is so vibrant! Doug helped us with every detail and even completed some of our items for us. When I arrived at the venue for the ceremony, I didn't have to make any decisions or change a thing. Everything was set up perfectly, in exactly the way we specified. The night was PERFECT. The food was wonderful, service was timely and our guests had a great time! It's been almost two weeks and we are still hearing from our guests about the fabulous time they had at Carnivale! Book this for your wedding NOW!
LAUREN
9/16/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I wanted a small (although Carnivale can accommodate large weddings), intimate, unique wedding venue that our guests would never forget - that's exactly what Carnivale delivered!! Working with our event coordinator was incredibly convenient, especially with my crazy work schedule which I thought would have been difficult. It was literally as simple as telling them our visions/likes/dislikes and they made it happen! We also got engaged, found a venue, and planned the entire wedding (~90 people) within 5 months start to finish, all with minimal to no wedding planning anxiety like everyone says you'll have! The night of the wedding was glitch free and they made us feel like royalty - butler passed drinks and apps, fun funky furniture for our guests, VERY fast room change from dinner to dancing, and of course the amazing drinks! We would highly recommend Carnivale as an event location - wedding or not! The pictures speak a thousand words for years to come with the atmosphere, too!
Carey
6/17/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner for about 120 people at Carnivale on June 16th, 2017. It was fantastic working with Doug from beginning to end. He was very accommodating in making sure our menu was exactly what we wanted, even when some items were not originally listed on the family style menu (we took some items from the regular menu and subbed them in). We constantly communicated via email, and he always responded in a timely manner. The food at the rehearsal dinner was absolutely delicious, and our guests really enjoyed the family-style menu, which encouraged conversation between guests and gave it an overall very fun vibe. We were able to add personal touches to the evening...they have a TV where you can enter a USB with pictures, and it will play a slideshow for you throughout the evening. We played a slideshow, and additionally, we made our own playlist for the evening, and they just plugged in our phone and put our music through the speaker system. The only negative thing I have to say is that tasting times are inconvenient, since they are only on week nights in the late afternoon when most people are working. Doug told us to book a table on a weekend, and they would throw in a couple dishes on the house for us to try. There must have been a small miscommunication, because we did not have any items comped, but we let Doug know. Due to this minor error, he took an upcharge from our menu for our event and comped it (we added a white fish, which was extra originally, which was then taken off of our invoice! awesome.). He also comped our use of their speaker/microphone for the speeches. The whole evening was great, from the atmosphere to the drinks to the food! If you have a large event, I highly recommend going with Carnivale!
Les
5/28/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Use them. Amazing event. Food...drink...environment...staff (especially Doug)
Christine
5/13/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We could not have chosen a better venue than Carnivale to host our wedding and reception! Doug is hands down the best wedding coordinator of all time and you can tell he genuinely loves what he does. He made sure everything went off without a hitch and checked in with us regularly. The prices were way better than what I thought they would be and every single one of our guests said it was the best wedding they've ever been to! The food, the decor, the service, all impeccable. My heart is swelling with gratitude <3 thank you guys soooo much
Lauren
10/8/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Working with Doug at Carnivale was a total dream - he seemed genuinely interested in making sure our wedding was exactly how we wanted it! The night was a blast, and everything went off without a hitch! Doug worked with all of our vendors beforehand so we were sure everything would be perfect the day of, and he and his team went the extra mile to add some personal touches they knew we would appreciate to the night.
Gary
9/24/16
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
As father of the bride, I can say that Carnivale provided for us a wonderful, memorable wedding celebration. Four months later we are still receiving rave reviews from friends and family. The food was out of this world, the decor was beautiful, and Tiffany and the people at Carnivale could not have been more helpful. Gary S
brigid
9/10/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our wedding reception at Carnivale was flawless. As a publicist attention to detail, communication and creativity is super important to me when working events and all three of these attributes shine at Carnivale. We worked with Doug Leuthold who is amazing. He responded in a timely manner to all my inquiries and if I suggested something that was not executable on Carnivale's end he came up with a solution that was just as perfect (if not better) than my original idea. Doug and his team at the reception kept the timeline of events on schedule, made sure the guests always had a drink in their hands and are arguably one of the best event teams in Chicago. And the food! I can't tell you how many times I have heard from our friends and family how delicious the food was. I could not have asked for a better venue, team and lead event planner to work with. I now know why people renew their vows because I want to do this all over again at Carnivale!
Erin
8/27/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Choosing Carnivale was the BEST decision we made regarding our wedding planning. My husband and I had to plan out of-state and were seriously overwhelmed by all of the different rental companies, caterers, and bartending vendors to choose from. Then we met Melissa at Carnivale and she was a fairy godmother of wedding planning. She was flexible with my very limited trips to Chicago and always answered my questions super super quick - whether by email, phone, or literally when we would just drop by on a whim. She is amazing. We negotiated a few things with the menu and bar options and I was completely comfortable with how transparent she was about every financial decision. The service was fantastic - and I believe that I even ended up with a server dedicated to my champagne needs :-) The food was also amazing as always, and my guests told me that it was literally the best food they'd ever had at a wedding. I highly recommend dining there a few times outside of the tasting to get an idea of what you want to do for the menu, but no matter what you choose, it will be delicious! On a final note, we are so grateful for how wonderfully we were treated the whole night. We weren't rushed through dinner, or out at midnight. Even the bar stayed open longer than planned at no extra cost. We were able to leave decor until the next day without being hassled and all of our vendors said that the staff were a dream to work with. I cannot wait for our next trip to Chicago, so we can head to Carnivale for a romantic dinner and some reminiscing!
Maggie
8/26/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Carnivale was an amazing place for our wedding!! The space fit our personalities perfectly, and provided a space were people felt comfortable to be themselves. The colorful d├ęcor allowed us to save on floral centerpieces. A side from the amazing event planning and banquet staff, it was also so wonderful that Carnivale is a one-stop-shop; all the tables, chairs, linens, food, and votive candles in one spot. I would highly recommend this venue for any event or wedding.
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Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
THIS PLACE WAS PERFECT! We got married on a Friday with a very intimate ceremony. We invited 22 people to come and decided to have dinner after we said our "I Do's". Our first thought was Carnivale. We emailed a few other locations but it seemed that every other place was stuffy, very basic and not very flexible. We wanted something that was fun and screamed CELEBRATION!!! I emailed Doug and he was very responsive! He made this whole planning process so easy. He let us talk about what we wanted and made it happen. I cannot give any more stars on this review but Doug alone deserves 5 stars! The night was perfect, the manager (I think Jesus) let us know before we hit our minimum so we didn't blow our budget. We were seated family style with 22 people around 1 big table. It was a great night, great service, great staff!!!
Nicole
8/12/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our wedding at Carnivale was more than we could have hoped for! We didn't want your traditional banquet style wedding that has been done a million times. From the beginning we knew we wanted an intimate atmosphere, a unique backdrop, and great food. Carnivale met and exceeded all of our expectations. We worked with Doug Leuthold and he was absolutely fantastic. He was honest in his recommendations and always responded within hours of my questions and concerns. He made us feel at ease throughout the entire process and was a pleasure to work with. Our ceremony and reception was held in the upstairs Samba room and it was a perfect space for our vision. ALL of our guests raved about the food and drinks. Some of our out of town guests even came back the next day for brunch because they were so impressed with the menu! I would recommend Carnivale to any couple looking for an experienced staff, delicious food, and an all around great value.
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Eclectic, Glamorous
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Photobooth, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
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