Top 5 Things to Look for in Chicago Holiday Party Venues
Filled with a family’s passion and Chicago’s energy, Galleria Marchetti is the perfect setting for your holiday event. This unique venue situated in the heart of the city and serviced by staff committed to personalized service and attention is sure to bring you good cheer.
Let’s take a look at the key features of two adjacent venues that let your guests celebrate in a bigger and brighter way this season.
5 Holiday Party Necessities You’ll Find at Galleria Marchetti
1. Exceptional Chicago Catering Service
The right venue sets the tone for your holiday party, but the staff servicing it has a big impact on the overall experience. So make sure authentic and professional staff will serve guests your custom-designed menu with a smile. Our goal is that every guest has the welcoming experience that Colleen’s did at her holiday party. As you can read in our reviews:
“Everyone enjoyed themselves, the ambience was special, and the food was wonderful. Please extend my thanks to your staff. Everyone was so attentive and helpful.“
2. Expansive and Customizable Dining Rooms
The 5,750-square-foot outdoor tented Pavilion with easy access to a terrace and courtyard provides all the space guests need to freely mix and mingle at even the largest holiday parties. And the glass walls add a magical element to the holiday atmosphere that up to 450 can enjoy in this unique space.
Likewise, smaller holiday parties can remain totally indoors in La Sala Lucchese (the 1500 square foot Lucca Room) or take on an outdoor feel in La Pergola, our state-of-the-art enclosed and heated garden structure. Our many different spaces open up endless opportunities to customize your holiday party.
With guests assured comfort in a venue perfectly suited to your holiday event, you can turn your attention to the fun and games! And you’ll find everything you need at Galleria Marchetti. For example, The Pavilion features a new 800-square-foot dance floor and 1600 amps of power so your guests can really live it up.
Tip: Even though The Pavilion has a great heating system, some people still prefer indoor holiday parties. And that’s easily accomplished at Galleria Marchetti, where you can reserve the Lucchese and Perugina rooms for your holiday party.
3. Intimate and Elegant Cocktail Hour Rooms
Depending on the number of guests you’ll entertain, you will need a different size pre-function space. So start by choosing a main venue suited to your event and make sure there is a smaller room in close proximity that you can use for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Guests that attend holiday parties at The Pavilion can first enjoy small bites and drinks in the updated Sala Perugina (Perugia Room). But we also love passing small bites and offering delicious drinks under the vaulted ceiling of La Sala Lucchese (the Lucca Room). This is a perfect pre-function space for smaller holiday events held in La Pergola—our new open-air boutique venue, which of course can be enclosed and heated during the colder months.
Tip: If you are hosting a very intimate holiday party, one of the smaller rooms like the Lucca Room may be all you need for your event! Perfect for intimate events of 50–125 guests, this 1500-square-foot room enchants them with old-world Tuscan charm, festive holiday lights and garlands.
4. Incredible Outdoor Lighting and Views
From The Pavilion, guests will be wowed by views of the east courtyard adorned with elegant holiday lighting. And smaller holiday parties held in La Pergola immerse guests in an equally fantastic winter wonderland surrounded by trees and beautiful outdoor lighting. Add in your personal touches and guests will be swept away into the beauty and charm of the winter months.
5. An Inviting Atmosphere
In the Lucca room, an exposed kitchen and homemade Italian cuisine reminiscent of the food cooked at the Como Inn nearly a century ago make guests feel as though they were in their family’s dining room. But even our largest space, The Pavilion, invites guests to get cozy—this time around six 12-foot fire pits situated just out back in the new Terrazza d’Agustin (Agustin’s Terrace, named after the late beloved executive chef of the Como Inn). When you work with our family-owned and operated Chicago catering team, guests will enjoy generations of experience in exceptional hospitality no matter which venue you choose.
Our premier Chicago venue has all of these attributes and more—letting you customize until your vision is complete. For example, you may even need to reserve the entire venue—both The Pavilion and La Pergola—to treat all of your guests to the ultimate holiday party experience. With five fabulous event spaces, anything is possible at Galleria Marchetti.
Decades of experience and an unwavering commitment to superior food and service are sure to make your holiday party at Galleria Marchetti exceptional. To start working with our expert event planners, contact us online or give us a call at (312) 563-0495.