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Social Events

Recognized as the place to “see and be seen” in Downtown Chicago for 150 years, Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel offers the perfect setting for your next special event.

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2023 Holiday Event

Jingle all the way as you plan your holiday event and wrap up savings.

Book your event to take place by December 30, 2023 and choose two of the following value inclusions:

  • Complimentary Champagne toast
  • Complimentary one night stay in Suite for event planner
  • Complimentary up-light package
  • Complimentary signature holiday drink
  • 10% discount off food and beverage when you reserve your 2023 holiday event
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An Iconic Venue

At Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, you’ll be the host in the Chicago hotel that’s been the venue of choice for celebrities, politicians, and royalty for more than a century. Whether you’re holding a large gala or an intimate gathering, you can count on the latest conveniences and support of our event services team to exceed your expectations.

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Plan an Event

Venue options and services at Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel include:

  • 9,733 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom, adjoining a 3,550 sq. ft. State Ballroom, to accommodate up to 1,690 guests
  • 16,909 sq. ft. Upper Exhibit Hall
  • 78 function rooms, private dining rooms, and large conference rooms
  • Banquet catering
  • Audiovisual services
  • Fastest meeting space WiFi in Chicago
  • Green Initiatives

Our locally inspired catering menu includes our chef’s choices for things to taste, explore, engage, and toast. Discover exciting food and beverage offerings to help you create an unforgettable experience for your clients and attendees.

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