The Penthouse Hyde Park: A Century in the Making

By The Penthouse Hyde Park By The Penthouse Hyde Park | March 31, 2024


Located in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Hyde Park neighborhood, the Penthouse Hyde Park stands as a testament to the rich history and culture that has defined this area for decades. Nestled within the iconic Piccadilly Building, this enchanting wedding venue offers a blend of timeless elegance and modern sophistication that will captivate guests from the moment they step inside.

Stepping into the Penthouse Hyde Park is like stepping back to an era of grandeur and opulence. The building itself has played a pivotal role in shaping Hyde Park's cultural landscape. Once home to a high-end hotel and the beloved Schoenstadt Theater, it drew visitors from near and far. However, in today’s day, it is the hidden gem atop the building that steals the show: the Penthouse Hyde Park.

Perched majestically on the top floor, the Penthouse Hyde Park boasts a refined ballroom and outdoor terrace that exudes both old-world charm and modern sophistication. The ballroom has been the scene of countless memorable occasions throughout the years, from extravagant engagement parties to intimate brunches and weddings of every style.


What sets the Penthouse Hyde Park apart is its seamless blend of history and modernity. While the venue has undergone substantial renovations in recent years, great care has been taken to preserve the ballroom's original features, ensuring that its rich heritage and spectacular art-deco features remain intact. At the same time, modern touches have been added to appeal to contemporary tastes, creating a space that is both timeless and of the moment- the perfect backdrop to every wedding vision.

The centerpiece of the ballroom is certainly its magnificent 20-foot arched windows, which offer breathtaking and unique panoramic views of the Chicago skyline and the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan. Whether bathed in the soft glow of natural light during the day or illuminated by the twinkling lights of Chicago at night, these windows provide a stunning backdrop for any special occasion.

In addition to its stunning interior, the Penthouse Hyde Park also features an outdoor terrace where guests can soak in the beauty of Hyde Park from above. French doors lead from the ballroom to the terrace, allowing guests to seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor spaces and experience unparalleled rooftop views.


For couples that prioritize getting ready in style, The Penthouse Hyde Park’s VIP Suite offers a two-story loft with two lounging areas, two bathrooms, and a full kitchen, comfortably accommodating 15 people. With décor inspired by old Hollywood glamour, coupled with expansive windows offering natural light from every angle, it's a dream setting for pre-event preparations and photography.

For couples seeking a wedding venue that is steeped in history yet effortlessly chic, the Penthouse Hyde Park is the perfect choice. With its timeless elegance, modern amenities, and unbeatable location, it offers a truly unforgettable setting for the most important day of your life.


The Penthouse Hyde Park
5107 S Blackstone Ave Chicago IL 60615


Photography by: Courtesy of (from top): Marissa Rae Photography; Alexis Mast Brown Photography; Lauren Sims Photography; Photographer: Artistrie Co; The Gernands Photography