Owned and operated by The Paramount Group, under direction of CEO Jodi Fyfe, The Lakewood opened its doors in 2016. The venue has hosted hundreds of spectacular events, each different from the last and personally curated by their host. A truly transformative space, The Lakewood is the perfect destination for an intimate dinner or a bustling product launch or non-profit fundraiser.
Conveniently located adjacent to The West Loop, The Lakewood is in the heart of Chicago’s culinary epicenter, with incredible restaurants, breweries, and nightlife just a few steps away. With close proximity to The United Center, the space can host inspired pre-concert or pre-game events with comfortable gated parking for guests and coordinated transportation. With views of the Chicago’s breath-taking skyline and an urban experience enhanced with the low hum of the Green Line passing by, The Lakewood provides that sought after city experience just moments from downtown.
From product launches, corporate milestone celebrations, non-profit fundraisers, weddings, bar/bat-mitzvahs, and blown out birthday parties, Chicago plays host to a myriad of events, each with their own inspiration and impact. The Lakewood is a perfect canvas to create a truly one-of-a-kind event that perfectly matches your style, aesthetic, and overall inspiration.
Your wedding day should not feel like a carbon copy of someone else’s. We’ve come to find that the most memorable weddings are those that capture the personalities of the couple. Our team believes that customization is the key when it comes to hosting a wedding and we are invested in translating and curating your story into the overall look, feel, and menu for your day.
Though The Lakewood is known for its limitless blank canvas opportunities and custom experience creations, we also provide a partner to walk with you through the extensive event planning process. We work diligently to share our tips for hosting the perfect corporate event and maintaining an atmosphere of productivity. From office parties to business conferences, an unparalleled level of service is offered when working with your dedicated Lakewood team member.
The Lakewood can take your milestone birthday celebration or bar/bat-mitzvah to an elevated level that will make for a celebration that will be remembered years in the future. From inspired menu selections that can transport guests around the world, to curated designs that will provide those perfectly Instagram-able moments, our team is ready to support your vision.
Creating an environment that is conducive for collaborating, learning, and inspiring your meeting attendees can present a multitude of challenges. The layout of The Lakewood is ideal for theater-style, or can be divided for smaller breakouts. Whatever the layout, our team will be on hand to furnish and enhance the overall meeting with inspired food and elevated décor.
We’ve been honored and blessed to be a part of so many joyous celebrations here at The Lakewood, so it’s hard for us to say we are no longer booking events. We’re sad to be shutting our doors, but also filled with excitement and optimism for the future of our parent company, The Paramount Group, and their new home in Avondale. While opening a venue may not be in our future, we will be reopening our restaurant, Eden, at our new location which will be available for buyouts and private events.