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Murphy Reviews

We have been fortunate enough to host hundreds of weddings and special events over the years ranging from corporate meetings to nonprofit fundraisers. We often receive incredible feedback from our clients who love to share their unforgettable experience at our Chicago event venue. Check out our reviews to see what people are saying about us, and feel free to leave one of your own on the sites mentioned!



“This was the best venue ever! It was incredibly unique and the layout is amazing for a wedding around 160 people with a large dance floor area! Our guests were mesmerized by how gorgeous and spacious it was inside and had a blast dancing on the stage, sitting in the wooden thrones, going up to the second level (with auditorium seats). We also had a private suite on the 5th floor which was perfect for us to have a quiet moment together and our wedding party to store their stuff! Would 100% recommend having your wedding at The Murphy.”

- Melanie (WeddingWire)


“The venue was beautiful and I can't complain about a thing. The staff was very accommodating and professional. Everything went exactly as planned and I couldn't be happier in choosing the murphy for my big day! Just amazing!”

- Virginia (WeddingWire)


“We had such a wonderful time at the Murphy auditorium. I heard from many guests how unique and beautiful it was, and the space was perfect for the ceremony, cocktails and reception. Catherine Carey was tremendously patient, helpful and responsive throughout the process and it's my understanding that the vendors found the set-up, etc. extremely smooth. I can't recommend the site highly enough - if for no other reason than the stunning setting.”

- Alex (WeddingWire)


“Beautiful piece of Chicago and medical history. Awesome place for events.”

- Will Chapleau (Facebook)


“I absolutely LOVED having my ceremony and reception at the Murphy. Cathy was a dream to work with . . . friendly, professional, and very timely with responses. She has also seen tons of weddings, and had great advice about everything - pictures, floral arrangements, vendors, table linens, etc. She was a huge help!”

- Jamie (WeddingWire)


“Went to a wedding here last night and it was mind-blowingly gorgeous. I have never been here before, but as a wedding venue I would say that it oozes old glamour and opulence. The architecture within the domed building is magnificent. There were probably around 200 guests at the wedding I attended and the service was top notch. I would definitely say that it is one of the best wedding venues in the city that I've ever been to... maybe that's not saying much, but you should check it out if in the market for a beautiful space.”

- Alicia (Yelp)

“Amazing event space, one of a kind”

- Catherine (Google)


“If you are looking for a grand, aesthetically pleasing venue for a party or an event, then you should consider this place. If you are looking for someplace that has a good location that is lose to the Loop, Streeterville, and River North area. I was kind of thrown off for a moment when I walked in the front door. The company whose party I was attending has a history of choosing outstanding venues for their parties. When you actually walk in the front door of an elegant looking building from the exterior, you are greeting by a rather out of date, worn down entrance to the auditorium. Don't let this fool you because when you have entered the auditorium yourself, expect to to get blown away with how grand it really is!”

- Dave (Yelp)


“We had a fairytale wedding! The Murphy is an absolutely stunning venue that will leave all of your guests talking. We couldn't have asked for a better contact (Cathy)...she made everything so easy and was always available if we had any questions. If you are looking for a gorgeous and classic Chicago wedding, this is the space you have been dreaming of!”

- Unknown (WeddingWire)


“Incredible history, the decor is all original, unbelievable inside.”

- Karen (Google)


“This venue was spectacular; it FAR exceeded our expectations. Catherine was very prompt in returning emails. They are well organized and will ensure everything is perfect for your wedding day.”

- Suzanne (WeddingWire)


“We felt in love with the venue the moment we saw it. It's such an amazing place and has everything you need to host any type of party.. but most importantly.. it's absolutely gorgeous and the staff is wonderful to work with. Our wedding wouldn't have been this special and beautiful if it wasn't for The Murphy.”

- D (WeddingWire)

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