With winter rapidly approaching, and the annual spreading of “Cabin Fever” taking hold over every child and adult alike, it is a great time to take a day trip down to Navy Pier and stop in at the Crystal Gardens to remember what it is like to see trees with leaves, and water that is not frozen!
Whether you are coming to Navy Pier for Winter WonderFest or coming with your friends for an afternoon of shopping and dining, you’ll want to make a stop in the Crystal Gardens.
The Crystal Gardens, operated by Phil Stefani’s Signature Restaurants, is a beautiful indoor, one‐acre botanical garden. Boasting a six‐story glass atrium with a 50-foot arched ceiling, it holds over 80 live palm trees, lush foliage, hanging ‘twinkle lights’ and dancing ‘leapfrog’ fountains.
What better way is there to remember summer or visit a tropical location without having to leave Chicago? Entrance to the Crystal Gardens is always free, so long as no events are scheduled at the time of your visit, you will have free reign to roam the expansive oasis!
Located on Chicago’s #1 tourist attraction, the famous Navy Pier, the Crystal Gardens provides spectacular views of the Chicago Skyline, Lake Michigan, the Ferris wheel, and Navy Pier’s Dock Street. The Crystal Gardens is a magnificent place to host your next corporate or social event, too.
The Crystal Gardens can accommodate groups of 100 to 1,500 guests. Each event is individually planned by one of Stefani’s sales and catering representatives, ensuring customized menus and unique experiences for each of their clients.
The Crystal Gardens offers two room types for events.
There is no rental fee, only a food and beverage minimum. Please contact Stefani’s for pricing.
Valet and reserved parking is available upon request and subject to availability. Parking rates are determined by Standard Parking and may change without notice. Please contact Standard Parking at 312.595.5071 for additional information.