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Event Planning - Food and Venues

Pre-Contracted Venues

What is a pre-contracted venue?

Pre-contracted venues have already provided much of the documentation required for off-campus events. Using a pre-contracted venue from the list below will expedite the pre-approval process considerably!

Want to use a venue that's not on this list?
If alcohol is not sold at the venue and no contract is required, feel free to choose any venue you'd like; it won't delay the pre-approval process. (The only exception? Student residences, which are not permitted as event venues; more details are available in our off-campus event policies.)  However, if alcohol is sold at the venue, and/or a contract is required to book the venue (even if there are no plans to drink alcohol as part of the event or have any of the club funding pay for alcohol), additional documentation is required.  Please speak with the Student Life Club Coordinator and allow at least 4 weeks for document approval.

How do I formally select an event venue?

  • Step 1: Make a tentative reservation at your desired venue.
  • Step 2: Submit an event pre-approval form.
  • Step 3: If your venue provides you with a contract, attach it to your pre-approval form; your Club Coordinator will work to get it signed. Once signed, the contracted amount must be paid via University check.

Contact your Club Coordinator (847) 467-1096, or stop by the Student Life office (Suite 1391).

Pre-contracted venues

Evanston venues

Bob's Pizza Evanston Restaurant Varies (MAX) Payment Request Form
Comida Cantina Restaurant Total: 80
Firehouse Grill Restaurant Room 1 - Seated: 100, Standing:175
Room 2 - Seated: 24, Standing: 35
Invoice Process
Five and Dime, Taco DIablo, Blue Horse Tavern Restaurant/Entertainment

Total: 150
Game room: 60
Main bar: 80
*Please ask vendor for more information on specific location capacity**

Invoice Process
Habibi in Mediterranean Grill Restaurant Total: 50 Payment Request Form
KOI Fine Asian Cuisine Restaurant Seated:150, Standing:250
Room 1 - Seated:30, Standing: 40
Room 2 - Seated:70, Standing: 100
Invoice Process
Le Tour Restaurant Seated:150
Standing: 300
Lock Chicago Entertainment Escape Rooms: 10
Team Bonding Room: 50
Peppercorns Kitchen Restaurant Total: 70 for private events Reimbursement
Union Pizzeria Restaurant Seated: 80
Standing: 175
Union Squared Evanston Restaurant Seated: 65
Standing: 125

Chicagoland venues

Ace Bounce Entertainment Max: 500 Reimbursement
All Chicagoland Lettuce Entertain You Various Varies Invoice Process
Barcocina Restaurant Max: 400 Invoice Process
Cuisine of India (Naperville) Restaurant Max: 180 Invoice Process  
District Brew Yards Restaurant Max: 200
Flight Club Chicago Restaurant Max: 500 Invoice Process 
RBI Sluggers Entertainment Varies per Room Invoice Process