5 Outdoor Venues Begging to Host Evening Soirees This Summer

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Theater on the Lake, Chicago

Summer events staged in outdoor venues make planning easy.

After all, who needs décor when you have stunning natural features, striking backdrops and ample sunshine to work with? These awe-inspiring outdoor venues are sure to provide your attendees an event to remember—and you with a low-stress planning experience.

Theater on the Lake, Chicago

Fresh off a multimillion-dollar renovation, this Windy City venue fronting the glistening shores of Lake Michigan can accommodate up to 1,500 attendees. In addition to indoor spaces, an outdoor patio is available for convening on sunny days.

Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver

Want to plan a presentation to remember? Hold it in this open-air amphitheater surrounded by staggering rust-red rock formations. Located just 15 miles outside Denver in Morrison, Colo., this venue also offers a garden space ideal for receptions of up to 225.

Tribeca Rooftop, New York City

The iconic Manhattan skyline sets the scene at this hip rooftop space, which also boasts views of the Hudson River. For maximum impact, plan an event on a summer evening, when temperatures turn mild and the metropolis lights up.

Grand Park, Los Angeles

Palm trees, native plants and celebrated institutions like Music Center and City Hall flank this distinctly L.A. landmark. The largest space—an expansive event lawn—can accommodate up to 4,500; three smaller areas, including one near the park’s famous Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain, can host gatherings up to 500.

Iolani Palace, Honolulu

The United States’ only royal palace also features lush grounds that can be used for events. One of the most striking options is a courtyard backed by limestone barracks reminiscent of a medieval European castle.

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