Gala Event Space

Best Event Space Chicago

A gala is a sophisticated event often held in honor of a special person, achievement, or in an effort to raise money and awareness for a worthy cause. The complexity and style of these gatherings mirrors the importance and dedication behind the cause. When planning such an event, every detail must be considered-from the food and decorations to the venue. Luckily, Food For Thought is here to take care of those things-along with everything else-ensuring your gala is as beautiful and memorable as can be.

When you reach out to Food For Thought, you are contacting experienced caterers and a team of expert event managers. Our extensive experience working with the Museum of Science and Industry, Brookfield Zoo, Ravinia, and the Kohl’s Children Museum ensures our reliability when it comes to putting on successful fundraisers, parties, and galas. With Food For Thought, you can relax knowing you are getting the highest quality services and will be working with the most dedicated staff in the industry.

Chicago Special Event Venue

Food For Thought not only brings more than thirty years of experience, and exceptional cuisine, to the table, but a unique event space, as well. 19 East is an eclectic venue with a varied history, run exclusively by Food For Thought since 2014. Once a power plant, later a familiar hangout to Al Capone and his gang, then a tire making facility, a taxi company, it has discovered a future as a highly sought after event space-19 East is brimming with history and vitality.

This venue is available for all types of events. Its marble bars, cathedral ceilings, and hardwood floors display both modern renovation and a soulful past, making 19 East the perfect event space for just about any occasion, from fashion shows to wedding ceremonies and receptions.

19 East – Event Space Chicago

When you choose 19 East to host your gala event, you are getting the best location and services money can buy. It is a 10,000 square foot space, completely modifiable to your desires. There are various floor plan suggestions to assist you in planning the best layout for your event, as well as four distinct rooms to utilize. These include the Alumina Room, Bridgestone Room, the Commonwealth Room, and finally the Hideaway (perfect for smaller assemblies).

With countless options at your fingertips, 19 East is the optimum location for your next gala event. Food For Thought is also happy to offer a complete list of suggested outside vendors to help ensure your gala is the most memorable event of the year.

Contact Food For Thought – Event Space Chicago

19 East is located at 19 East 21st Street in Chicago’s South Loop. Please call us at (312)-561-3764 or email us now, at, to start planning your gala event today.