Welcome to the “Parkway Ballroom”

The Parkway Ballroom invites you to hold your wedding reception, anniversary celebration, live music performance, meeting, or holiday party at our historic venue in one of several unique settings.

The Parkway Ballroom was once the swing and sway palace of Bronzeville. From 1940 to 1974, the Ballroom was the destination of choice for Chicagos African American community. At The Parkway, social, civic, and industrial organizations held their annual fundraisers, membership teas and graduation balls; happy crowds danced the night away to the incomparable melodies of Count Basie, Sarah Vaughn and Nat King Cole; and families celebrated birthdays, weddings, and reunions.In 2002 Chef Clifford Rome ushered in A New Era of Elegance with the reopening of The Parkway Ballroom. Today’s Parkway presents the space’s traditional grandeur with a distinctively modern flair. The Parkway is a flexible, full service venue suitable for a wide range of events, offering a variety of spaces for your event. The management team sets the bar for excellence in culinary presentation, hospitality and event planning.

In addition to four star catering, The Parkway Ballroom can provide you with those additional services that will make your affair memorable, including floral arrangements, photography and videography, valet services and entertainment.

Your event at The Parkway will be professionally managed from start to finish and will be remembered by you and your guests for years to come.