• Venue Spotlight: We Built This Dalcy

    The Dalcy offers a historical, elegant venue for any type of meeting or event.

    POSTED October 7, 2019
  • Venue Spotlight: We Built This Dalcy

    The Dalcy offers a historical, elegant venue for any type of meeting or event.

    POSTED October 7, 2019

As one of the two original buildings built in Fulton Market, The Dalcy truly helped build the streets of Chicago. With rustic elements from its original architecture and soft, chic décor, The Dalcy is the ideal venue for anyone from history buffs to elegant brides-to-be.

“It feels like a complete space, yet it’s still very much a blank canvas for those who have a specific vision for their upcoming celebration or event,” says Maureen Larson, partner of The Dalcy from Lettuce Entertain You.

The Dalcy boasts 6,000 square feet of event space and a 4,000-square-foot rooftop patio. The space can accommodate up to 550 guests reception-style or 300 guests seated. The room can also be divided into two private, sound-proof spaces for smaller groups.

Every event package at The Dalcy includes all amenities. From tables, chairs and linens to highboys, built-in bars and more, The Dalcy is nearly a one-stop shop for all kinds of events. Also included are A/V and built-in sound systems with five drop-down screens and LCD projectors, making it a great fit for big events or meetings with a media element. Also, The Dalcy shares its kitchen with Aba Restaurant, Larson says, so the menu options and capabilities are endless.

“The Dalcy is the perfect space for any occasion. From corporate holiday parties, annual meetings and award dinners to client events, celebrations or galas, the room is completely transformable to tailor to your needs,” says Larson.

Larson says she often receives feedback from clients expressing gratitude for how easy it is to book an event at The Dalcy. “We have an experienced and talented planning team that goes above and beyond to take the event to the next level,” she says.

Whether it’s the sheen of the snow-covered mountain slope in the background or the lush forest surrounding a two-story, floor-to-ceiling window spread, art is simply more sublime in mountain towns.
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, Colorado 
Square Footage: 33,000 
Capacity: 250 reception/150 banquet
Art Experience: The rotating exhibitions—from whimsical to classical—in the modern space feature photography, painting, sculpture and more.


Napa Valley’s Meritage Resort & Spa recently debuted a new program designed to help groups gathering at the resort achieve more “Mindful Meetings.” The program, offered in partnership with Bare Health, can be custom tailored for groups and includes the following wellness-focused activities: meditation, yoga in the vineyard, sound healing, and the creation of juices, smoothies and morning elixirs at the resort’s brand-new Food & Wine Center.


After continually hearing that meeting planners were looking to infuse more health, wellness and sustainability into their agendas, Hilton Hotels & Resorts created Meet with Purpose in 2015. As it has evolved, the turnkey program—and its focus on Mindful Eating, Mindful Meeting and Mindful Being—has been increasingly customized to reflect each hotel and each meeting.