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  • Dimensions -- 5,500 s.f.
    (see page 3 of the brochure for the specific floor plan)

  • Cocktail Receptions can accommodate from 50 to 400 guests

  • Sit-down events can accommodate from 50 to 300 guests

Auditorium Building - Ballroom

430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor
Chicago, IL  60605

The Auditorium Ballroom at Roosevelt University is located on the 10th floor overlooking Lake Michigan and Buckingham Fountain, which is the "Crown Jewel" of Chicago. Today, the building is a National Historic Landmark, and the achievement of famed architects Dankmar Adler, Louis Sullivan and young Frank Lloyd Wright as a draftsman. On October 5, 1887, President Grover Cleveland laid the cornerstone for the Auditorium Building. The 1888 Republican National Convention was held at the partially finished building, where Benjamin Harrison was nominated as a presidential candidate. It officially opened in 1889 and was immediately acclaimed as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.

The structure is dressed with Romanesque-style architectural detailing and constructed with thick load-bearing walls. When completed, it was the tallest building in Chicago and the largest in the country. The cost of the Auditorium reached above $3,200,000, making it the costliest building in the city at that time. The Auditorium's fortress-like exterior echoed the strength and power of its purpose. The simplicity and boldness of the exterior is contrasted with the intricate detail and design of the building's interior. The interior is lavishly decorated with marble, mosaics, art glass, murals and plaster reliefs in organic ornamentation.

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  • Unsurpassed architectural details including a barrel valuted ceiling, stained glass windows, wood carvings and metal work
  • Includes classic, old-world, library hardwood padded chairs and library/farm tables which comfortably seat 10 to 12 guests
  • Includes six high-tops and six cabaret tables
  • New drapery and screens
  • Up-lighting
  • In-house catering and liquor packages
  • ADA accessibility 
  • Located in the heart of the city at Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway
  • Facing beautiful Lake Michigan and Buckingham Fountain
  • Three blocks from Millennium Park
  • Close to several hotels and parking facilities   


* Not-for-profit organizations may receive a 10% discount
- There is a six hour rental maximum.
- This space is a special use area and rented on a limited basis only. Special usage restrictions and rules apply.

Contact Us

For meetings and events (i.e. parties, fundraisers, or other large events), contact:

Jodi Daily
Director of Conference Services
Phone  312-341-3543
Email Communication

For wedding inquiries contact:

Gretchen McGinn
Email Communication 

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Venue Logic reserves the right for Roosevelt University to refuse rental of space to any organization at the sole discretion of the University. Events that do not serve to enhance the mission of Roosevelt University, or do not properly represent the standards of decorum of an academic institution, will not be accepted. Roosevelt University facilities generally are not available for political meetings or events, religious or sectarian meetings, corporate marketing events, or any gambling related events or activities.