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adult party venues

Penrose Brewing Company

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509 Stevens Street

Geneva

(630) 232-2115

Private Parties

Our private barrel cellar provides an incredibly unique backdrop for any event experience. Lined with racks of live-aging wood barrels the private cellar gives off a charming, rustic-industrial feel perfect for any special occasion.

 

With formal seating accommodations for up to 50 guests the barrel cellar is the ideal space for hosting birthday parties, bridal showers, engagement parties and intimate rehearsal dinners. From guided tastings to private tours, use of the space can be tailored to meet the custom needs of each individual event –  offering a welcome alternative to your typical banquet space. 

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162 S. First Street

St. Charles

(630) 549-0423

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About Vintage 53

Vintage 53 is a wine-centric bar on First Street in downtown St. Charles, IL.  The impressive beverage list features over 50 wines, all poured by the glass, as well as craft beers and premium cocktails.

 

To pair with your beverage of choice, we offer an eclectic food menu including Pinsa flatbreads, conservas, small bites, and build-your-own cheese & charcuterie boards. 

 

Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday evening from 8-11pm!

Cafe & Barr

407 S. Third Street, Geneva

(630) 669-7958

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 80 people for entire space

    • Back Room Capacity is 15 seated comfortably​.

  • Costs | Drink package or drink minimum only. For backroom there is no minimum, but for full closure of business it is a $500 minimum.

  • Food/Drink | Coffee, tea, beer, wine. Small eats like wraps and cheese boards. Guests can bring their own food but must order drinks from Cafe & Barr.

  • Unique Features | We are a completely moldable space that will allow you to keep the budget, theme, and entertainment at your control.

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Scentcerely yours

211 W. State Street, Geneva

(630) 730-9302

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 40 - However those looking for additional space should call and talk to us! For large parties we can rotate guests by partnering with a local restaurant.

  • Costs | Minimum  total spend of $375! No additional room fee!

  • Food/Drink | We have a great partnership with local restaurants! BYOB or feel free to bring in your own food!

  • Unique Features | Create your own signature scent by mixing up to three scents together at our fragrance bar! Mix your scent into a soy candle, room spray, lotion, sugar scrub, or other home fragrance product!

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fox river distillery

204 Dearborn Court, Unit 110, Geneva

(630) 402-0027

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 175 people

  • Costs | $400 for the first two hours, $100 every hour thereafter

  • Food/Drink | $5 cocktails made using only Fox River Distillery spirits.  Outside food can be catered in

  • Unique Features |  Unique venue where you can drink, eat, bring in music and experience the ambiance of a working local distillery. Be different and choose our distillery for your next private party.

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penrose brewing

509 Stevens Street, Geneva

(630) 232-2115

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | Private Barrel Room - 50

    • Public Taproom ​(requires full facility shutdown) - 105

  • Costs | Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday - $150 | Thursday/Sunday - $250 | Friday/Saturday - $350 

    • All Room rental fees cover set up and tear down of the space, plus all the necessary tables, chairs and linens. Standard rental fees are based on a 4-hour time frame. A signed private event agreement is required to reserve space. *8.0% Sales Tax is an additional cost and is automatically added to the room rental and overall event costs.

  • Food/Drink | May cater outside food and bring non-alcoholic beverages.  Beer served throughout facility.

  • Unique Features |  Lined with racks of live-aging wood barrels the private cellar gives off a charming, rustic-industrial feel perfect for intimate events. From guided tastings to private tours, use of the space can be tailored to meet the custom needs of each individual event – a welcome alternative to your typical banquet space.

Geneva

chilled palette

500 S. Third Street, Suite 117, Geneva

(630) 208-0276

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 60 people (minimum of 30 required on Friday or Saturday, minimum of 10 -25 on other days)  

  • Costs | $35 - $45 per person (depending on which project you have selected)

  • Food/Drink | May cater outside food but no outside beverages permitted as beverages are sold on premises

  • Unique Features | Select the painting for your event and an instructor will guide everyone with step-by-step instructions to create their own masterpiece

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buttermilk

7 W. State Street, Geneva

(630) 845-0820

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 140 seated meal, 200 for cocktail setting 

  • Costs | $2,000 food and beverage minimum

  • Food/Drink | Catering menu and full bar options available, as well as customizable menus!

  • Unique Features | Buttermilk has a 4:30p - 12:00a PRIVATE event time!  Because the modern rustic farmhouse-style restaurant closes at 2:30p everyday, any event held in the evenings is completely PRIVATE!  Create a menu and bar package that best suits your needs and budget!

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fiora's

317 S. Third Street, Geneva

(630) 262-1317

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity |  Sun Room has a maximum capacity 32

    • Private Cellar Room maximum capacity of 20 (no elevator access; stairs only)

  • Costs | Dependent on day of the week, time, etc. Minimum spend of $3,500 for the Sun Room on a Friday or Saturday night  (not including tax or tip)

    • $100 to rent Private Cellar Room AS LONG AS all attendees will be enjoying an entree and drinks​

  • Food/Drink | Full food and beverage menu available!

  • Unique Features | Fiora's occupies a 120 year-old historic home in the heart of Downtown Geneva on Third Street.  The Sun Room is one of the most desirable places for guests to enjoy a meal! The Wine Cellar is a rustic romantic setting and extremely private for a small party!

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old towne pub & eatery

201 W. State Street, Geneva

(630) 232-7962

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | Upstairs Party Room maximum of 150 people

    • Downstairs Party Room maximum of  40 people

  • Costs | $200 Rental Fee for the Upstairs Party Room and $75 Bartender Fee (optional) for a private bartender 

    • $100 Rental Fee for the Downstairs Party Room and $75 Bartender Fee (optional) for a private bartender

  • Food/Drink | Full menu and alcohol packages available!

  • Unique Features | Large open concept space in the Upstairs Party Room

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gia mia Pizza Bar

13 N. Third Street, Geneva

(630) 405-5544

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 65 seated, but 80 for cocktails.  Patio has an additional 40 seats

  • Costs | NO ROOM RENTAL FEES!  They are flexible with YOUR budget, but call ahead and ask for Alex or Megan!

  • Food/Drink | Full menu and alcohol packages available!  Single-plated, buffet, or family style available!

  • Unique Features | Sundays are the ONLY day that the party will be completely private, though other days are available for larger parties to reserve!  When you have a party on Sundays, Mobile Oven available as well, even for catering private parties.  

Geneva

moveable feast

321 Franklin Street, Geneva

(630) 845-3287

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity |  30 total seated indoor and outdoor, but 75 people seated indoor at their Wheaton location. 

  • Costs | $350 three hours, gratuity and menu not included. $50 each additional hour.

  • Food/Drink | Full menu and alcohol packages available!  If you prefer to BYOB, there will be a $10/person fee.  Glasses, ice, adn ice buckets provided.

  • Unique Features | Moveable Feast is a neighborhood cafe and catering company that brings artisanal cooking to your table.

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riverside Pizza & pub

102 E. Main Street, St. Charles

(630) 549-6644

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 100 people

  • Costs | $100 refundable deposit for any party ($3,500 for full space buy out Fridays/Saurdays ONLY)

  • Food/Drink | Party packages for unlimited pizza, pop, and salad!  Cash bar options!

  • Unique Features | Historic St. Charles building that housed the FIRST medical college in Illinois in the late 1800s.  The upstairs room faces downtown Main Street in St. Charles with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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100 Grapes wine tasting room

106 E. Main Street, St. Charles

(630) 549-6470​

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 50 people

  • Costs | Price varies on date, time and number of people.

  • Food/Drink | Wine available, but can provide craft beers with advance notice. Allow outside foods to be brought in.

  • Unique Features | We have a beautiful indoor Atrium with the look of a European courtyard that is perfect for those gatherings or groups looking for a unique space for their party or event.

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210Cedar

210 Cedar Avenue, St. Charles

(630) 212-7898

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 40 people

  • Costs | $50 - $125/hour, depending on day and time

  • Food/Drink | None available, welcome to bring in outside food and beverages (including alcohol)

  • Unique Features | Private boutique event space located in a beautifully restored historic home.  Exposed beams, natural light and an outdoor space with a view of the city, make this venue the perfect spot for gatherings of all types.

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mcnally's irish pub

109 W. Main Street, St. Charles

(630) 513-6300

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 40 for seated meals, 60 for cocktails and light apps, with an additional 35 on the patio

  • Costs | NO ROOM CHARGE if you are buying food and beverages from McNally's

  • Food/Drink | Full food and bar menu available

  • Unique Features | Our private room is 'fully self contained'. It has it's own bar, bathrooms, music and tv's. There is also an outdoor patio that can be in use for larger groups.

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alley 64

212 W. Main Street, St. Charles

(630) 513-6464

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 100 people in the semi-private area up front by the windows facing Main Street, and 60 people in the semi-private area in the back by fireplace and outdoor patio.

  • Costs | FREE!

  • Food/Drink | Catering menu and cash bar available, or customizable cash bar options available

  • Unique Features | Semi-private area allows party-goers to mingle with the rest of the Alley 64 crowd.  Indoor/Outdoor feel in the backroom.

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The Office

201 E. Main Street, St. Charles

(630) 549-0287

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | The Board Room holds 40 people seated

  • Costs | $500 food and beverage minimum (room fee of $250 if you don't reach the food and beverage limit)

  • Food/Drink | Can create a custom food and drink menu for your event to fit your budget

  • Unique Features | Private space that you don't have to share with anyone else.

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Baker Community Center

101 S. 2nd Street, St. Charles

(630) 584-1055

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | Various rooms with various capacities (40 - 150 maximum)

  • Costs | $30 - $154/hour, depending on room

  • Food/Drink | Catering food and beverage is welcomed!

  • Unique Features | All rentals include tables, chairs and set-up/take down. A sound system is available when reserving Collins Auditorium.  Entire building is fully accessible.

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Paddlewheel Riverboat

8 North Avenue, St. Charles

(630) 584-2334

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 30 People

  • Costs | $255 - $765, depending on length of cruise

  • Food/Drink | Catering food and beverages is welcomed!

  • Unique Features | ***May - October ONLY***  The only moveable venue that takes you through the scenic Fox River

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club arcada

105 E. Main Street, St. Charles

(630) 962-7000

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 150 people in the Main Ballroom

  • Costs | FREE, but must have food and beverage purchases.  For FULL BUY OUT, prices range depending on day ($6,500 - $12,500)

  • Food/Drink | Catering menus and full bar available on premises

  • Unique Features | Reliving the Roaring Twenties, this unique space is located on the third floor of the historic Arcada Theatre.  You need a secret code to enter.  Entrance to the club is through a secret door behind a bookshelf!

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sip parties

1 W. Illinois Street, St. Charles

(630) 670-3109

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 35 people

  • Costs | $100 refundable deposit, $30 - $45 per person (depending on the project)

  • Food/Drink | This is a BYOB location and you can cater in food from anywhere you'd like!

  • Unique Features | LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!  Not only  do you get quality instruction and products from the event, but you also are in the heart of downtown St. Charles, walking distance from several nightlife spots!

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the wine exchange

1 W. Illinois Street, St Charles

(630) 513-5577

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 100 people

  • Costs | $100/hour with a 3 hour minimum

  • Food/Drink | We will cater or you can bring your own food in. All Wine/Beer is purchased at the shop by the bottle or glass. We have over 800 wines to select from.

  • Unique Features | The Wine Exchange is located in a 125yr old warehouse with exposed beams. We offer over 800 wines with a selection of IPA beers. We also offer a wine tasting bar and outside patio located next to the Fox River in historic downtown St. Charles.

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vintage 53

162 S. 1st Street, St Charles

(630) 549-0423

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 70

  • Costs | Starts at $500. Varies depending on day & time.

  • Food/Drink | Full bar, large wine list, & craft beer. Can arrange cheese & charcuterie boards, veggie trays, and flatbread pizzas.

  • Unique Features | With us, you get the whole restaurant, not just a space or room. Can creatively decorate, choose your music, and have custom menus and wine lists printed at no cost.

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verita Batavia

15 E. Wilson Street, Batavia

(630) 406-3009

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 40 people maximum in dining room and 17 people in the upstairs bar and lounge

  • Costs | $200 room charge, but depending on what the purpose of the party is, the fee may be waived

  • Food/Drink | Tasting menu, buffet menu, catering menu, or full restaurant menu available with a full bar as well

  • Unique Features | What sets Verita apart from all other options in the Tri-Cities is the FOOD.  The food is ALL homemade and served in an artistically elegant setting.  The upstairs bar and lounge transports you to a Moroccan atmosphere!

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Water Street Studios

160 S. Water Street, Batavia

(630) 761-9977

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | 100 people

  • Costs | $770 - $3,000 depending on date, time, and space needed

  • Food/Drink | None available for purchase, but you are able to cater in both food and beverages (alcoholic included)

  • Unique Features | Water Street Studios is a nonprofit art center located in a historic building downtown Batavia. Winner of Best Gallery in 2019 by West Suburban Living Magazine and Kane County Chronicle.

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Tribella grill

1900 Mill Street, Batavia

(630) 406-9696

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | Private Party Room 50 maximum, Raised Dining Room 30 maximum

  • Costs | No room rental fee!  Food & beverage costs; they work with your budget!

  • Food/Drink | Plated entrees, buffets, family styles appetizer menu, and bar package options available.  

  • Unique Features | Great food!

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the loft of elements preserved

51 South Spring Street Loft 125 A, Elgin

(224) 245-9447

SPACE FEATURES

  • Maximum Capacity | Rustic Farmhouse Seating available for up to 68, but banquet style seating can accommodate more

  • Costs | ***Call for pricing***

  • Food/Drink | Catering and Bartending packages available

  • Unique Features | A beautiful vintage, upscale venue where you can celebrate in grand style, while making lasting memories. Perfect for intimate weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, photography sessions, engagement, anniversary or graduation parties.

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