frequently asked questions


what is the gallery 1500’s capacity?

our seated dinner capacity with a dance floor is 200 guests, seated dinner capacity without a dance floor is 250 guests, and our cocktail reception capacity is 350 guests. 

can I host a ticketed event here?

yes! you can certainly host a ticketed event here! 

can I bring in my own food and alcohol?

no need, you get to work with calihan catering. they’re an award winning caterer based in chicago for over 30 years that produces galas as large as the james beard foundation awards to as small as a private, intimate dinners in client’s homes. calihan catering will will design a custom menu based on your event needs, vision, and tastes. their wedding packages start at about $165.00 per person and include the menu, a full premium bar with wine service during dinner, staffing, equipment, and linen.

how do people get there and where do they park?

there are several parking options available in the block radius. you have the ability to park in the newcity parking garage, on halsted street, and on clybourn. guests opting in on public transportation have the ability to take the red line train to the north and clybourn stop and the halsted bus. additionally, taxis are readily available and uber and lyft can be easily requested.

how late can the party go?

12:00am! the typical rental includes a six hour event, plus three hours of set-up time and one hour of break down time. events can start and end whenever you like, as long as you end by 12:00am!