Other Event Costs

20% Gratuity, 3% Service Charge, 11.5% Sales Tax


Coat Check – available upon request. Each checked item is $2.50 (Minimum 100 items).


Equipment – Equipment included in the food and beverage minimum of the Gardens are: tables, chairs, white linen, china, silver, glassware, and buffet equipment (within our in-house inventory). All specialty linens, audio-visual equipment, and staging can be arranged with your event manager at an additional cost.


Dance Floor – The standard size 21’ X 21’ dance floor is $550.00. Other sizes are available and are priced by size.


Risers – 3 SIZES TO CHOOSE FROM – 24′ x 12′ $900 | 16′ x 12″ $600 | 6′ x 8′ $175


Electrical Costs – Circuits for electrical hook‐ups are available for $110.00 each. Most orchestras utilize between three-four circuits, while most DJ’s utilize one-two circuits.


Union Labor – Most events in the Crystal Garden do NOT require any additional union services. Prices can be quoted at time of booking if these additional services are required.


Security – $975 inclusive of 3 security guards for the duration of the event.


Signage – Directional signage (including valet signs) can be custom designed for your event. We can provide indoor and outdoor signage as needed. Fees vary depending on size and quantity.


Ceremony Fee – $1,500 includes chairs as well as set up and breakdown, Crystal Gardens security and sound system. The Crystal Gardens cannot guarantee rehearsal space for your ceremony.


Parking – If you’re interested in pre-purchasing parking passes for your guests or would like to setup valet, contact Navy Pier Parking (312) 595-5071.



Payment Methods

Corporate Check or Credit Card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diner’s Club & Discover accepted)



Event Policies

The Crystal Gardens will tentatively hold a reservation for you. Should another group want to reserve the same date, you will have the first right of refusal within 48 hours.


For all functions, a 25% deposit is due at the time of the reservation. In the event of a cancellation within 90 days of the event, the deposit is non‐refundable. If cancellation occurs within 180 days from the date of the event the deposit is 50% refundable. If cancellation occurs more than 180 days from the date of the event the deposit is 90% refundable.


All space is subject to food & beverage minimums, depending on the time of the year, the day of the week and size of the group.


Guaranteed attendance is required 7 business days prior to the commencement of the event. The client will pay for the guarantee or the actual number in attendance; whichever is greater.


Payment is required 2 business days prior to the event by credit card, a wire transfer or cash. Corporate checks are accepted 10 business days prior. No personal checks accepted for final payments.


No outside food & beverage is allowed in the Crystal Gardens.


All food & beverage is subject to a service charge and applicable taxes.


Your event manager may assist you with recommendations on entertainment, photographers, florists, bakeries, trolley and bus service, audio‐visual equipment, specialty linens, etc…