Best Event Space in Chicago

Weddings, corporate events, and fundraising galas: These are not any ordinary event!

If you are in the midst or just beginning to plan one of the above, or another important event with many guests expected, you know how difficult it can be to find the best event space in Chicago. The atmosphere, lighting, ambience and decor should all encapsulate the overall theme or mood you want to set for your occasion.

We at Food For Thought are excited to work with people all over Chicago to create an event they and their guests will not soon forget. Introducing: 19 East. We strive to be the best event space in Chicago, giving you everything you need to create a memorable event, regardless of your guest list.

What is 19 East?

19 East is a contemporary venue located in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, and is exclusively managed by the expert event and dining staff of Food For Thought. At 10,000 square feet, the space can hold up to 250 guests for a seated dinner, and up to 500 guests for a wedding reception. It also holds four different rooms with high ceilings, mosaic tiles and built in bars that you can use as you wish for your event.

Our event staff knows all the ins and outs of the space, and by working with you, can determine the best layout to meet your needs. Prior to your event, we will meet with you to get all the necessary details, from guest count to decor to everything in between. From there we can bring your vision to life; the venue is completely flexible, meaning each of the four rooms can be used to your desires. You won’t be disappointed by the attention to detail we are able to provide, which is why we are considered one of the best event spaces in Chicago. We work hard to make sure your event is precisely what you’ve always wanted.

With Food For Thought, you get the venue and the food!

Besides the opportunity to host a beautiful event in our space, Food For Thought has worked for years in the catering and food service industry, so you and your guests will be able to enjoy an amazing meal in an unforgettable setting. When we meet with you, we will create a menu that fits your theme and accommodates any allergies or food restrictions. We use healthy and high quality ingredients that your guests are sure to love!

Your event should be as unique as you are. This is why we offer that personal touch when you choose us as your event space. We take great pride in offering you a wonderful experience, whether you choose us for that special once-in-a-lifetime event or something that will take place every year.

Reserve your venue today!

If you want your wedding, corporate event or other special occasion to be one you will never forget, with food and atmosphere that will be above and beyond what you dreamed of, look no further than 19 East, managed by Food For Thought. We have one of the best event space in Chicago! Submit an inquiry to reserve the space on our website, by email at or by calling us at 312-846-6681.