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Woman's Board Grand Staircase


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A marble staircase leads up to a sculpture.

Available Friday–Wednesday, 6:00–11:30 p.m.
Capacity: 40 seated dinner, 225 reception style, 200 ceremony

Located just off the Michigan Avenue lobby, this elegant staircase majestically welcomes your guests with stately polished-marble construction dating back to 1910. On the main floor, the sweeping staircase is encircled by the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries and Fullerton Hall; it rises with grace and grandeur to a sunlit space on the second level, surrounded by architectural fragments from some of Chicago’s most legendary buildings. The open atrium is adjacent to the Pritzker Galleries of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, which may be booked for gallery viewing.


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