The Center at Fountain Square
About The Center
Spacious, simple and chic, The Center is the perfect blank canvas to let your personality shine bright during your event!
The Center, located in the Mercantile Building downtown, first opened in 1970 and was designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese. The space, formerly known as the Contemporary Arts Center, offers a unique setting and central location for a memorable event! The Center’s 15,000-square-foot space serves as a stunning backdrop for any special occasion—whether it be a wedding, corporate meeting or social gathering. Find out more here.
Experience this location for yourself
Schedule a personalized tour
Simply find a date and time that works for you. Once the date is confirmed, head over for your in-person tour. Our planners can’t wait to walk you through the space and answer any questions you have along the way. We ask that you please schedule your tour at least 24 hours in advance. Tours generally run a half hour to forty five minutes.
Features of The Center
- Expansive hardwood flooring
- Spacious ballroom with high ceilings
- Neutral and customizable decor
- Modern architecture
- Large windows with a view of Fountain Square
- Dome ceiling with LED lighting
- Upgraded finishes
- Private dressing/meeting rooms
- Women’s lounge
- Coat room
- On-site kitchen
- On-site event coordinator
- Safe parking nearby
Schedule your personalized tour with one of our planners today!Book Tour
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