Q: What is the cost of an event at Galleria Marchetti?
A: Our event planners are available to advise and recommend a package uniquely yours. Each event is personalized resulting in fees relative to the number of guests, menu and room needed.
Q: How many hours will my event last?
A: Day events are permitted a 4 hour use of the facility or 4.5 hours for weddings with a ceremony. Evening events are permitted a 6 hour use of the facility or 6.5 hours for weddings with a ceremony. Additional time is available at an hourly charge, depending on the day of the week and availability. Friday and Saturday events must conclude by 12 midnight. Sunday through Thursday events must conclude by 11:00 p.m.
Q: What A/V equipment does Galleria Marchetti include?
A: We offer the use of a microphone, podium, wireless internet connection, small television with DVD player, iPod hook up and satellite radio. For more in depth requirements, we can work with our in house A/V company to put together a comprehensive proposal tailored to your needs.
Q: Can we hold a wedding ceremony at Galleria Marchetti?
A: Yes! Ceremonies may take place outdoors in the East Courtyard or indoors in the Pavilion. Ceremonies are only available in conjunction with receptions. Because of the large number of events we host, ceremony rehearsals are not available.
Q: What does the facility fee include?
A: The use of the facility, tables, chairs, linens, silverware, china, stemware, set up, take down and clean up are included with every facility fee.
Q: How do I hold a date at Galleria Marchetti?
A: We are happy to place a courtesy hold on an available date for one week. After that time period, a deposit is needed to secure the date.
Q: What parking options does Galleria Marchetti offer?
A: There is valet parking for $12 per car or guests are welcome to park on the street.
Q: How is the climate controlled in the Tented Pavilion?
A: In warmer weather, the Pavilion is open air in order to keep the lush gardens as much a part of the event as possible. If the weather is very warm, there are fans and coolers that can be turned on to circulate the air and keep guests comfortable. In the cooler months, the Pavilion is enclosed and heated as an indoor room.
Q: How many guests can Galleria Marchetti accommodate?
A: We can accommodate up to 400 guests in the East Courtyard, Pavilion and Galleria for a seated dinner with a dance floor and 90 guests in the Ristorante and West Courtyard for seated events. For large cocktail parties, we can accommodate up to 1200 guests. You will want to discuss specific room use and table layouts with our event planners.
Q: Do you have a chef on site?
A: Galleria Marchetti boasts an acclaimed Executive Chef and a talented Sous Chef preparing sumptuous, gourmet items from our menu, or any special requests you may have. Outside catering is not permitted. Our menu offers a complete selection of popular and signature items prepared fresh on site by our Executive Chef and his team.
Q: How far in advance should I book my event with Galleria Marchetti?
A: As one of Chicago’s premier event venues, we book events as far as two years in advance, although we are able to host events on a weeks notice if the schedule permits. If you have a date in mind, please contact us as soon as possible.
Q: How do I arrange a tour of Galleria Marchetti to begin planning my event?
A: Please call any of our experienced event planners and we will be happy to make a convenient appointment to give you a personal tour, address all of your questions, and ensure everything has been considered for your special day. You can contact us at (312) 563-0495 or send an inquiry through our website.