Gallery Rental + Events

A truly memorable and unique one-of-a-kind Chicago rental location for corporate and personal events


A culturally rich atmosphere guaranteed to incite inspiration
and create lasting memories

   PRIMITIVE fused with Kelly Wearstler furnishing on our 2nd floor
  PRIMITIVE designer furnishings on our 2nd floor

PRIMITIVE is the ideal setting for executive meetings, fund raisers, donor and client appreciation dinners, holiday parties or any event to be memorialized with extraordinary style. Our unforgettable atmosphere is perfect for fund raising functions, board meetings and landmark celebrations. We offer several events packages to fit the uniqueness of your next event. Catering is available.

PRIMITIVE offers unique interior spaces available for your specific event or occasion. A perfect location for your next corporate or personal event, each space is customizable to cater to the specific needs of each individual situation.

First-rate Catering Available   
We provide a long list of preferred caterers to suit your event needs

Every event at PRIMITIVE is unique and we offer several great options to fit your plans. Each floor is available individually or you may choose to rent two or more depending on the size and function of your event. The Buddha Room on the second floor of PRIMITIVE is also available, and offers an unmatched atmosphere for formal dining or cocktail receptions.

Nothing beats being in excellent company, and what better way to enjoy it than in a truly remarkable environment enhancing the experience tenfold! Savor drinks, food and lively conversation surrounded by authentic art and artifacts from all around the world – rest assured, you'll never run out of things to talk about.

PRIMITIVE Rental Brochure PRIMITIVE Rental Brochure (550 KB)


PRIMITIVE Rental Agreement PRIMITIVE Rental Agreement (121 KB)

Personalized Event layouts The dining area of our Ralph Lauren showroom on the 4th floor
4 floors available for rental space Book your next event in advance We cater to both large and small events


Highly recommended caterers in Chicago:

Blog Posts
  1. Brian Sindler - Nocturnes Glen Joffe 07-Nov-2019
  2. Rebuild Notre Dame 2019 Editions Glen Joffe 18-Apr-2019
  3. Appreciating Buddhist Art: Part Four – Ritual Tools and Symbols Glen Joffe 18-Aug-2017
  4. Tutsi Basketry – World Class Weaving Glen Joffe 11-Aug-2017
Stories & Descriptions

Discover more information about the culture and history behind many of these beautiful select objects, artifacts, antiques and furnishings–click here

“Cultural objects tell stories; and in each story a simple message is found—all cultures are the same, we just express ourselves differentlyGLEN JOFFE, OWNER