Commemorative Event Rental

Rental Procedures

Weddings, baptisms, dedications and other ceremonies require a Special Event Permit-Commemorative Level  permit regardless of location and number of people.  Commemorative level events are available in the following options:

  • Commemorative Level 1 is a 2 hour rental (including set up, deliveries & tear down & pick ups) which allows for permission to bring in a trellis & chairs.  Food & beverage service and amplified sound are not permitted.
  • Commemorative Level  2 is a 4 hour rental (including set up, deliveries & tear down & pick ups) which allows for permission to bring in a trellis, chairs, small tents, small risers and amplified sound.  Food & beverage service are not permitted.
  • Commemorative Levels 3  & 4 include rental of the Tiffany & Co. Celebration Garden in Grant Park adjacent to Buckingham fountain.  Both levels include permission to bring in a trellis, chairs, small tents, small risers and amplified sound.  Food & beverage service are not permitted.  Level 3 is 2 hours, Level 4 is 4 hours   (including set up, deliveries & tear down & pick ups)

Other Requirements

Baptisms require lifeguards for an additional fee and must be held outside of normal swimming hours.

All equipment rentals (chairs, trellis, etc.) must be contracted through the Chicago Park District Preferred Professionals

Further details of commemorative events Special Event Permit-Commemorative Level can be found in the Application.

Click here to view the Special Event Permit Application Process