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Overview

An extraordinary event demands an extraordinary setting. Designed with special events in mind, Chicago’s Gleacher Center streamlined architecture, versatile room formats and state-of-the-art technology, sets the stage for virtually any type of gathering. Coupled with stunning views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan and with Wolfgang Puck Catering’s superlative catering services, the result is the perfect setting for events in Chicago. Located in the heart of Chicago’s business community, just blocks away from the Loop and steps away from the Magnificent Mile, the Gleacher Center offers the perfect atmosphere to conduct impressive meeting and events in prestigious surroundings.




Event Spaces

GLEACHER CENTER BOARDROOMS

Make the most of your corporate meeting with the Gleacher Center’s boardrooms. Leather executive chairs, built-in whiteboards and screens will make any meeting a productive and enjoyable one.

CAPACITY: Up to 18 Conference

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GLEACHER CENTER CLASSROOMS

Seating arrangements can be perfectly tailored to your next meeting or conference. An intimate yet executive space the Classrooms come equipped with chalkboards, armchairs, flipcharts and screens.

CAPACITY: 40 Seated; 15 Conference; 50 Theater

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LARGE DINING ROOM

The top floor view of the city from the Gleacher Center’s Dining Room will delight guests as they gaze off into the beautiful Chicago skyline. Let the Dining Room play host to your next corporate dinner party, reception or meeting. This room is also equipped with state-of the-art technology to assist in any presentations.

CAPACITY: 350 Reception; 220 Seated; 350 Theater

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GLEACHER CENTER EXECUTIVE MEETING ROOMS

Cherry wood tables and armchairs welcome you to engage in any meeting, conference or symposium. Equipped with built-in whiteboards, flipcharts, and screens, the Executive Meeting Rooms are the ideal setting for Chicago executives.

CAPACITY: Up to 70 Theater

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MIDWAY CLUB

The elegant surroundings and flawless service at the Midway Club provide the perfect setting for your special events. Located on the 5th floor, the Midway Club features gorgeous views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Equipped with a full bar, leather couches and chairs, fire place and billiard room, you and your guests will love the Midway Club.

CAPACITY: 120 Reception; 120 Seated

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GLEACHER CENTER RECEPTION DINING LOUNGES

The Gleacher Center’s Reception and Dining Lounges serve as the perfect spot for a cocktail reception. With floor to ceiling windows, these spaces can provide you with expansive views of the downtown Chicago skyline or the beautiful Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Whether you are entertaining an intimate crowd of 40, or a group of 100, Gleacher Center’s lounges will give your guests a unique vantage point and memorable “Chicago-Style” event.

CAPACITY: 40-100 Seated

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GLEACHER CENTER TIERED AMPHITHEATRES

With the state-of-the-art technology to equip a Top Ten MBA program, the Gleacher Center’s tiered amphitheatres are both functional and aesthetic. Furnished with LCD projectors, screens, whiteboards and ergonomic armchairs, the modern classroom environment coupled with the downtown proximity is the ideal presentation location. The multimedia capacities of the amphitheatres are sure to meet all your presentation needs.

CAPACITY: 70-134 Theater

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Capacities

Square Footage Reception Seated Conference Theater
GLEACHER CENTER BOARDROOMS 585 18
GLEACHER CENTER CLASSROOMS 702 - 808 40 15 50
LARGE DINING ROOM 3,070 350 220 350
GLEACHER CENTER EXECUTIVE MEETING ROOMS 748 - 1,710 70
MIDWAY CLUB 2,000 120 120
GLEACHER CENTER RECEPTION DINING LOUNGES 1,022 - 1,189 100
GLEACHER CENTER TIERED AMPHITHEATRES 1,406 - 2,244 134

Raves & Reviews

Corporate Business Luncheon

Allison, Words can’t express my appreciation to you for making yesterday’s luncheon a great success. We have received glowing comments about the room, décor and services provided by the Gleacher Center staff. Kudos to you, the Chef, Wait Staff and others involved! We look forward to working with you on future projects! - Client

September 15, 2011

University of Chicago Department of Microbiology

Jennifer, The staff at the Gleacher Center are amazing-everyone from the event managers to the catering staff. I truly appreciate everyone's help and cooperation in ensuring the success of our event. We are planning on bringing our meeting there again next year, as everyone is very happy with the facility. - Client

August 2011

University of Chicago Medical Center Dinner

Andy, I just wanted to thank your staff for a great job last night. We had an amazing amount of last minute changes right up until we sat for dinner. Ignacio was amazing to work with! He had a great attitude, was very accommodating, and took care of everything the instant we asked for it. Please thank him again for us. In addition, we heard great compliments on the food so please thank your chef as well. The event was great and we appreciate everyone’s collective assistance. - Client

May 2011

University of Chicago Computation Institute

“I want to thank you for making our meeting very successful at the Gleacher Center last week. Everyone was very pleased about the location and what it offered to our group. The food was great, as always, and the service was excellent!”

October 2008

80 Guests

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US Equities

“Thank you for everything. Our event went very smoothly and we received numerous compliments on both the conference setting and the food.”

September 2008

95 Guests

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Booth Evening & Weekend, Energy Club Meeting

“Thanks for your help in getting the catering sorted out for our event. The setup was timely, very well organized and the food was great!”

August 9, 2008

80 Guests

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Booth Evening & Weekend, Chicago Consulting Club Symposium

“On behalf of CCC, I would like to thank you for helping us out for the 7th Annual CCC Symposium and making it a big success. Without your meticulous planning and execution of the food order this wouldn't have been possible. The food was amazing and the staff were real nice to the firms and students. The setup in Room 620/621 was amazing and the firms really had a nice time on that day. Also, our special thanks for changing the menu at the last minute, after Kerri/Holly's request. Thanks again for making this a bigger success than last year.”

July 2008

175 Guests

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Pharmed International

“Everyone we dealt with did their job with nothing but great concern and consideration for our needs. We can confidently say that it was all the effort that the above-mentioned individual put forth that truly contributed to the success of our meeting and our experience with the Gleacher center.”

50+ Guests

WorldAtWork

"We have been holding sessions at the Gleacher Center for a number of years with amazing results! Our instructors love teaching at your facility because of the excellent service provided and the modern classroom environment. Our event attendees love your facility because of the food catered by Wolfgang Puck, its proximity to downtown Chicago and the overall learning experience. And as the planner for the events, it makes my job a breeze!"

50+ Guests

Newspaper Association of America

“The facility was functional and aesthetically pleasing, and convention services staff simply top-notch. On a scale of 1-10, the Gleacher Center was awarded the top score and we are a tough group to please – with over 100 meetings and events per annum, only a handful of facilities are rated this high.”

50+ Guests

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Gleacher Conference Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
P:312-464-8768