Chicago Public Library – Harold Washington Library Center

400 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605


With numerous facilities and rooms to choose from, Chicago Public Library – Harold Washington Library Center is the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Winter Garden is the architectural centerpiece of the Chicago Public Library – Harold Washington Library Center. This elegant and spacious garden atrium is spanned by a 52-foot glass-paneled dome and features terrazzo and marble floors.

The beautiful garden can also be used in conjunction with The Grand Lobby, which displays gorgeous mosaics and intricately designed ceilings that can be used during cocktail hour or as a reception space. Also available for weddings and events is the bright and airy South Hall, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious accommodations making it a wonderful setting for a reception, luncheon or corporate event.

Couples looking for a stunning backdrop amidst historic Chicago architecture will not be disappointed booking Chicago Public Library – Harold Washington Library Center for their wedding day celebrations.

At A Glance

Venue Type
Max Guests:
Ceremony Site:
Indoor Only
Reception Site:
Indoor Only
Catering Options:
Preferred Catering
Outside Alcohol Permitted
Guest Accommodations?

Related Articles and Events



  • Rest easy, the information you provide here will only be shared with this venue or vendor.

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Use this space to tell this company exactly what you are looking for. The more information you communicate about your event, the better!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Search Local Vendors

Elevated Events
Serving Chicagoland, IL
Jasko Omerovic Photography
Lincolnwood, IL
Lisa’s Boutique Catering
Chicago, IL
Monarch Creative Events
Palatine, IL
H.Y.P.E. Productions, Inc.
Lincolnshire, IL
Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Hyde Park & Chicago French Market, IL
Nerissa B Modern Calligraphy
Chicago, IL
Dreamscape Travel Group
Oak Brook, IL
My Charcuterie
Lake Forest, IL
Your Little Details
Chicago, IL
TWA Photographic Artists
Serving the Chicagoland Area, IL
Razny Jewelers
Chicago, Addison, Hinsdale, Highland Park, IL