Event FAQs

Answers To Your Questions


What is the cost of holding an event at Skydeck?
Rates are as low as $3,500 for a morning event for up to three hours.

How far in advance should I plan my event?
Pending availability, we can accommodate events with very little lead time. We typically request at least two weeks’ notice to discuss your event’s objectives and how our team and your selected caterer can exceed your expectations.


How many people can Skydeck accommodate?
Our flexible 99th floor space seats 175 or up to 300 for non-seated receptions.

What does your package include?
The cost includes exclusive room rental of the 99th floor featuring views of up to 50 miles or four states.

Will Skydeck provide audiovisual equipment?
The 99th Floor is equipped with Wi-Fi and projection screens. All other items are available upon request.

Are there different room setup options?
The floor is very versatile. We can accommodate theater, classroom, conference, or reception style events.

Is there an event planner/coordinator for me to work with?
On the day of the event, an Event Coordinator will be available to assist with your event needs. We recommend a walkthrough prior to the event to learn about some our “best practices” and finalize event logistics.

Are the guests able to use the Skydeck at their leisure?
Optional VIP access to The Ledge assures an unforgettable experience for your guests. We typically designate a time for this Ledge access.


Where do people park?
Parking is conveniently located directly across the street from the tower on Franklin Street. Tower Self Park, operated by InterPark, is located at 211 W. Adams with parking access from either Franklin or Adams. We recommend contacting InterPark at 312/935-2724 to discuss pre-paid parking or discounted parking vouchers.  Click here to visit their site.

Are there time constraints for parking?
The parking garage is open 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.


Where will the cocktail hour be held?
Cocktail hours are typically held on the 99th floor to take advantage of the 360° views and, pending event timing and season, spectacular sunsets.

Is there a menu? Catering?
All catering is done through our Preferred Caterers who can be as extravagant or simple as you wish. Sample menus are available upon request.

Preferred Caterers

Blueplate – Missy Wright, 312.377.0939

Catered by Design – Sam Gray, 847.965.4094

Metropolitan Club – Private Events Department – 312.876.3200

Important Notice Regarding COVID-19

Willis Tower and Skydeck Chicago have implemented measures consistent with CDC and local and federal guidance to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on the premises, including enhanced cleaning protocols. Even with these procedures in place, PLEASE BE ADVISED that building occupants, building and Skydeck visitors, or others currently or previously present upon this property and/or the Skydeck MAY HAVE CONTRACTED OR BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 or other infectious diseases, and may expose you. By accessing and using building common areas, the Skydeck, and their associated amenities, you and your party voluntarily assume all risks of your use—INCLUDING THE RISK OF EXPOSURE TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE—and you waive all claims, including claims for negligence, against Willis Tower, Skydeck Chicago, and their respective owners, managers, affiliates, agents and representatives, arising out of such use. The above parties hereby disclaim all liability for any injuries arising out of your use of this property and the Skydeck, including exposure to infectious disease.

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