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The Murphy

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

50 E. Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611 US (map)

PHONE

312-280-8447

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Steps from The Magnificent Mile, the historic John B. Murphy Auditorium has quickly become one of the premier event venues in Chicago. Restored to its original splendor in 2006, The... Read more
Steps from The Magnificent Mile, the historic John B. Murphy Auditorium has quickly become one of the premier event venues in Chicago. Restored to its original splendor in 2006, The Murphy is truly one of Chicago's finest architectural jewels. Reminiscent of the Chapelle de Notre-Dame de Consolation in Paris, France.

Guests enter through grand Tiffany bronzed doors, greeted by mahogany wood floors, stunning marble stairs with touches of gold leaf, and a four story ceiling which boasts a beautiful lighted dome, all of which create the perfect ambiance for a wedding or special event.

The Murphy provides the highest level of elegance and professionalism. Let The Murphy make your wedding or event unforgettable.

Please contact Cathy Carey @ 312-280-8447 to schedule a tour of this beautiful Chicago landmark. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Outside Vendors OK
What transportation and access is available?
Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

REVIEWS

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Melanie
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
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.
This was the best venue ever! It was incredibly unique and the layout is amazing for a wedding around 160 people with a Read more...
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. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
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!
We had a fairytale wedding! The Murphy is an absolutely stunning venue that will leave all of your guests talking. We Read more...
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! Read less
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Virginia
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
The venue was beautiful and I can't complain about a thing. The staff was very accommodating and professional. Everything Read more...
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! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I first saw photos of The Murphy on Chicago Wedding Venue's and our hearts dropped. There was no way we could get such a grand and beautiful place for our big day. Thankfully we made an appointment anyway. After a few long days of searching for venues we walked into The Murphy and for the first time throughout the search we both were grinning ear to ear. This was IT, period. The Murphy is magnificent. The space is breath taking. It has been recently restored to its original glory and updated with the modern amenities every good events space needs. It is pristine, artfully maintained, and you can tell someone loves this place and cares for it constantly. From our first conversation until our last with Catherine Carey, the Event Coordinator, she was professional, helpful, knowledgeable and a huge asset to the success of our day. She put us at ease, walked us through the major milestones and provided industry knowledge we never would have known. She is invaluable to The Murphy. The day of our wedding went off without a hitch. Cathy worked with our vendors to ensure that everyone knew their role that day and executed it to perfection. It was a joy to work with everyone at The Murphy. The security staff was fantastic, kind and professional; our restroom attendants kept the rooms clean and came prepared with mints and bobby pins and other MacGyver types of things you need but never have during a formal event. And all of our vendors worked with Cathy and her team to make our day special. Go and look at the space and you will love it. And Cathy and team will do their best to make sure you have everything you need; you are in good hands at The Murphy.
My husband and I first saw photos of The Murphy on Chicago Wedding Venue's and our hearts dropped. There was no way we Read more...
My husband and I first saw photos of The Murphy on Chicago Wedding Venue's and our hearts dropped. There was no way we could get such a grand and beautiful place for our big day. Thankfully we made an appointment anyway. After a few long days of searching for venues we walked into The Murphy and for the first time throughout the search we both were grinning ear to ear. This was IT, period. The Murphy is magnificent. The space is breath taking. It has been recently restored to its original glory and updated with the modern amenities every good events space needs. It is pristine, artfully maintained, and you can tell someone loves this place and cares for it constantly. From our first conversation until our last with Catherine Carey, the Event Coordinator, she was professional, helpful, knowledgeable and a huge asset to the success of our day. She put us at ease, walked us through the major milestones and provided industry knowledge we never would have known. She is invaluable to The Murphy. The day of our wedding went off without a hitch. Cathy worked with our vendors to ensure that everyone knew their role that day and executed it to perfection. It was a joy to work with everyone at The Murphy. The security staff was fantastic, kind and professional; our restroom attendants kept the rooms clean and came prepared with mints and bobby pins and other MacGyver types of things you need but never have during a formal event. And all of our vendors worked with Cathy and her team to make our day special. Go and look at the space and you will love it. And Cathy and team will do their best to make sure you have everything you need; you are in good hands at The Murphy. Read less
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snowwhite
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
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~!
I absolutely LOVED having my ceremony and reception at the Murphy. Cathy was a dream to work with . . . friendly, Read more...
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~! Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
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.
This venue was spectacular; it FAR exceeded our expectations. Catherine was very prompt in returning emails. They are well Read more...
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. Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
10/29/2011
4.6/5.0
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.
We had such a wonderful time at the Murphy auditorium. I heard from many guests how unique and beautiful it was, and the Read more...
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. Read less
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LawBride
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.1/5.0
We had our reception here and from a visual standpoint, nothing can beat the Murphy Auditorium. It is the most gorgeous venue in downtown Chicago (probably in the whole Chicagoland area, but we only looked at downtown). The venue will take your and your guests' breath away. Cathy, the event coordinator is a very sweet woman, but it was sometimes difficult to get a response from her. For example, after sending her the contract and check, we got no response for several weeks - making us very nervous that we didn't have the venue! However, the Murphy has only been open to the public for 3 years, so I think that these are kinks that will worked out with time. It's an expensive venue ($6,000 in 2010) that doesn't include a whole lot (chairs and security), but not any more so than other downtown locations. It's definitely worth the money if you're looking for something to wow your guests and it doesn't require much in the way of decorations.
We had our reception here and from a visual standpoint, nothing can beat the Murphy Auditorium. It is the most gorgeous Read more...
We had our reception here and from a visual standpoint, nothing can beat the Murphy Auditorium. It is the most gorgeous venue in downtown Chicago (probably in the whole Chicagoland area, but we only looked at downtown). The venue will take your and your guests' breath away. Cathy, the event coordinator is a very sweet woman, but it was sometimes difficult to get a response from her. For example, after sending her the contract and check, we got no response for several weeks - making us very nervous that we didn't have the venue! However, the Murphy has only been open to the public for 3 years, so I think that these are kinks that will worked out with time. It's an expensive venue ($6,000 in 2010) that doesn't include a whole lot (chairs and security), but not any more so than other downtown locations. It's definitely worth the money if you're looking for something to wow your guests and it doesn't require much in the way of decorations. Read less
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goldstsb
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.1/5.0
We had our reception here and from a visual standpoint, nothing can beat the Murphy Auditorium. It is the most gorgeous venue in downtown Chicago (probably in the whole Chicagoland area, but we only looked at downtown). The venue will take your and your guests' breath away. Cathy, the event coordinator is a very sweet woman, but it was sometimes difficult to get a response from her. For example, after sending her the contract and check, we got no response for several weeks - making us very nervous that we didn't have the venue! However, the Murphy has only been open to the public for 3 years, so I think that these are kinks that will worked out with time. It's an expensive venue ($6,000 in 2010) that doesn't include a whole lot (chairs and security), but not any more so than other downtown locations. It's definitely worth the money if you're looking for something to wow your guests and it doesn't require much in the way of decorations.
We had our reception here and from a visual standpoint, nothing can beat the Murphy Auditorium. It is the most gorgeous Read more...
We had our reception here and from a visual standpoint, nothing can beat the Murphy Auditorium. It is the most gorgeous venue in downtown Chicago (probably in the whole Chicagoland area, but we only looked at downtown). The venue will take your and your guests' breath away. Cathy, the event coordinator is a very sweet woman, but it was sometimes difficult to get a response from her. For example, after sending her the contract and check, we got no response for several weeks - making us very nervous that we didn't have the venue! However, the Murphy has only been open to the public for 3 years, so I think that these are kinks that will worked out with time. It's an expensive venue ($6,000 in 2010) that doesn't include a whole lot (chairs and security), but not any more so than other downtown locations. It's definitely worth the money if you're looking for something to wow your guests and it doesn't require much in the way of decorations. Read less
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