Pre-Contracted Event Venues

Please note that:
  • You must make a tentative reservation at the venue before submitting the "Event Planning Form". Submit any venue contracts to groupeventsupport@kellogg.northwestern.edu as well (if venue requires one) 15 business days in advance of the event..
  • Never put any money down. Payment can only be made after approval is granted.
  • Each event still requires prior approval (Submit "Event Planning Form" 15 business days in advance of event).
  • Events with alcohol cannot be held at venues with an expired contract.  Make sure to check the expiration dates below before planning your event.
To Start, here is a list of venues that will not sign our rider, and therefore, cannot be used:
  1. Pump Room
  2. Rock Bottom Brewery
  3. Union Pizza
  4. Mid-America Club
  5. Temperance

Current Evanston Pre-Contracted Venues 
Business Name Contact Info Contract Expires On Additional Notes
27 Live joe@27live.com 3/12/2016 When negotiating event prices, note that 27 Live already gives Kellogg deep room fee discounts. May require additional contract.
Bangers and Lace 847-905-0854
3/18/2016  
Bar Louie 847-733-8300 6/9/2015
Bat 17 847-733-7117 7/12/2015
The Cellar 847-864-8678 8/14/2015
Celtic Knot Pub 847-864-1679 8/1/2015
Farmhouse 847-492-9700 1/2/2016 May require additional contract.
Firehouse Grill 847-733-1911 9/5/2015
Found Kitchen 847-868-8945 10/20/2015
Hotel Orrington/eTown Bistro 847-866-8700 10/3/2015
JT's Grill Evanston 847-328-6200 3/10/2015 - expired; negotiating renewal
Koi 847-866-6969 3/3/2016
La Macchina 847-425-1080  4/17/2016  
Oceanique 847-464-3435 7/14/2015
Pete Miller's Email Laura 8/1/2015 May require additional contract.
Prairie Moon 847-864-8328 9/5/2015 Party room is $500 minimum.
Quince and Q2 Wine Bar 847-570-8400 6/10/2015
Seven-Ten Lounge 773-549-2695 1/6/2016  
Sips on Sherman 847-328-4400 3/5/2016  
Smylie Brothers Brewing
 224-999-7320 7/21/2015  
The Stained Glass 847-864-8600 8/14/2015
Tommy Nevins Email Steve 7/25/2015 May require additional contract.
Vinic Wine 847-733-7000 10/10/2015
Wine Goddess 847-475-9463 2/12/2016
World of Beer 847-328-3688 3/12/2016
Current Chicago Pre-Contracted Venues
Business Name Contact Info Contract Expires On Additional Notes
Dave & Busters
312-943-5151  5/8/2015 May require additional contract.
The Dawson 312-243-8955 10/24/2015  
Farmhouse Chicago
312-280-4960 6/9/2015 May require additional contract.
Quay 312-981-8400 3/28/2015 - expired; negotiating renewal May require additional contract.
Southport Lanes Email them here 1/6/2016

Current Pre-Contracted Staffing/Catering Companies 
Business Name Contact Info Contract Expires On Additional Notes
Service is Us 773-784-2225 3/19/2016 Staffing company (may be used for on- and off-campus events).
J & L Catering (Off Campus Use Only) 312-280-7900 8/1/2015 Not enough insurance for on-campus catering; can only be used at external venues.
Other NU Preferred Vendors Click HERE to see list See Notes NU Purchasing selects these vendors, and they change frequently. Check the list to see which "Food and Catering" vendors are currently pre-contracted.