The Newberry is a library venue located in Chicago, IL, that presents its ballroom, Ruggles Hall. Opened in 1887, this research library is situated across from Washington Park and is a short walk from the Magnificent Mile. The elegant banquet hall is suitable for large gatherings including weddings, galas, performances, presentations, and more.
Ruggles Hall is defined by its timeless grandeur and incorporates both modern and classic elements. The spacious function room boasts large windows offering views of the city and park. Mahogany walls and hardwood floors with a herringbone pattern give the space a warm atmosphere. Overhead, vintage chandeliers illuminate the space as the sun sets.
The Newberry is equipped with a wide variety of amenities to accommodate special occasions, and their events team is delighted to assist clients. The venue will also provide a member of staff to oversee the execution of the event. The library’s exhibits are open during events and guests are invited to view them. Ruggles Hall is equipped with an audiovisual system for entertainment during each event. The venue also has a baby grand Steinway piano that clients can use for live music if they wish. Exquisite dining services are arranged through the venue’s partnered caterers who are experienced in working with the library’s staff and spaces.