Looking for a unique place for a party, small wedding, meeting, or private performance? ESS's beautiful facility is available for private rental*, including Audible Gallery (if the exhibit permits), Studio A and garden. If you’ve been to an ESS event like Vinosonic, Summersonic, an opening at Audible or a Sunday Solo concert, you’re familiar with the warm lighting of the welcoming indoor space, and the peaceful beauty of the garden—a secluded gem in the heart of the city.
The space accommodates nearly 100 people comfortably, and ESS can provide tables, chairs, kitchenette access, and parking. For additional fees, we can also provide additional services: music (of course!) – recorded, DJ’d, or live music from our contacts with some of Chicago’s finest musicians from every genre; outdoor tents; assistance with setup and cleanup; and photo or video documentation. We are also pleased to put you in touch with some local food experts for special discounts on catering.
*Please note: renters must have single-event liability insurance, available inexpensively from your insurance agent.
Rent ESS for your private event
To inquire about hosting your event at ESS, please fill out the questionnaire below.