Skip navigation
Summer House Santa Monica Home page Summer House Santa Monica Home page
Wedding and bridal party set up in All Seasons Courtyard at Summer House in Lincoln Park by the Parties & Catering team

Parties & Catering

Plan your next event with the Summer House Parties & Catering team in Lincoln Park. From large-scale events to intimate gatherings, trust our parties team to help you plan and execute a truly special occasion from beginning to end.

If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you. We offer full-service catering for off-site events of all sizes, including aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises.



Take your special event to the next level with catering services provided by Summer House Santa Monica! We have a variety of customizable menu options for each and every taste, from authentic Mexican platters to sweet treat spreads, and beyond. Our talented chef and catering teams provide a fun and unique catering experience for parties of any size. To inquire about private dining or off-premise catering, please fill out the form below or contact our team at 773-634-4100 or

Taco Bar

Everybody loves options! Pick and choose your all-time favorite tacos including adobo chicken, short rib barbacoa, pork carnitas, and roasted vegetables. Make it complete with pico de gallo, queso fresco, charred tomato salsa, and local corn tortillas.

Lunch Combo

Create your own custom lunch spread with an assortment of sandwiches, salads, chips, and freshly baked treats; plus a boxed lunch option to take on-the-go. No pre-packaged sandwiches here!

Veggie sandwich

Reception Style

From after-work happy hours to full on cocktail receptions, pick and choose your bites to satisfy your needs. We offer a wide range of cold & hot appetizers, and bigger bites like Prime Beef or Turkey Burger Sliders.

Passed appetizer

Private Parties

Summer House Santa Monica is Chicago’s go-to escape for birthday dinners, bridal and baby showers, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, and more private dining experiences. Guests work with Summer House’s savvy Private Parties team to create every detail of their special event. Summer House also offers full-service catering for off-site events of all sizes, including aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises. To inquire about private dining or off-premise catering, please fill out the form below or contact our team at 773-634-4100 or

Full Restaurant Buyout

Take in the bright and airy scenery at Summer House—now even bigger and better. The newly expanded venue will transport guests to a California-style paradise. The full restaurant buyout includes comfortable booths, full bar seating throughout the restaurant, and two main dining rooms. The space is perfect for wedding receptions, corporate gatherings, and large-form events looking for a West Coast oasis.


250 Seated • 300 Reception

Main dining room at Summer House in Lincoln Park

All-Seasons Courtyard

Host your next intimate event in our All-Seasons Courtyard. This hidden gem includes a retractable roof, brick-lined walls, and illuminated string lights. Work with our team to create your vision and arrange the room to your specifications with a private bar, gift table, buffet, and more.


50 Seated • 60 Reception

Chef's Table

Located in the main dining room of our new "Beach House," this semi-private table gives you an aesthetic backdrop and plenty of views to take in. Reserve this space for intimate gatherings and small group outings when looking to celebrate special occasions, host productive meetings, and more.


16 Seated

Beach House

It's always golden hour when you're in The Beach House! Prepare to be welcomed by our renowned "YES" sign and vibrant greenery when touring our newest room in the building. The Beach House includes a private bar area, comfortable booth seating, high-top tables, and plenty of space to transform the area into whatever your event needs.


80 Seated • 100 Reception