Great Hall

Old Hollywood Glamour with newly redesigned features make up this top level of THELMA. A stunning stage and acoustically perfect space for a wedding ceremony or dance.

The Great Hall Lounge, a more intimate space that is perfect if you prefer guests mingle and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres surrounding a stunning bar, with access to the Contemporary Wing, an outdoor Terrace and comfortable seating.

Space Details

Portable Monitors, Portable Sound System, + WiFi

Historic Stage

1776 Square Feet

250 Capacity

"We recently had our wedding reception at the Thelma, and it was fantastic! The staff, specifically Jacqui and Jennifer, were exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable throughout the months of planning. The venue itself is completely gorgeous. Our guests were delighted as they strolled through the gallery and got to enjoy all the Thelma has to offer. Everything was stunning, and the day went without a single hiccup.

-Meagan G.

"We had our wedding reception at the Thelma, and couldn't have been happier with how everything worked out. I had made the decision early in planning to fully trust my vendors and let go of some control, and it was the best thing I could've done. Everything went off without a hitch!
The Thelma is ridiculously gorgeous. Our guests were thrilled to take in the two-story gallery and experience all the Thelma has to offer. Even two weeks after the wedding, we're still fielding calls from guests about the amazing time they had - which, since a lot of the guests were very upper-crust Chicagoans, is a fantastic compliment. The Thelma is part of that, and we'll have the best memories for just about ever."


"HANDS DOWN THEE BEST SERVICE EVER!! From every phone call, text and email, everything was so smooth (considering we were a COVID post poned wedding) they took care of everything and reassured we were in great hands! The day went off perfectly and we cannot thank the staff enough for all of their hard work to make our special day come true! The staff was extremely professional and fun and went above and beyond!"

-Madelaine M