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Hip Bucktown Tea Bar next to the 606
From $70 per hour
Chicago, IL
We are an East Asian style tea bar in the Bucktown neighborhood. We offer authentic loose leaf teas from refreshing green tea to earthy pu-erh, plus specialty drinks like matcha latte and rose latte Our tea bar is about 1,000 square feet with 2 sections. The front section is a long wood-made bar. The back section has table seating, a low table for curling up with tea, and a Zen Garden atrium.
Industrial audio and video studio in Chicago
From $65 per hour
Chicago, IL
We're 119 Productions and our studio is outfitted for some basic, but essential video/photo/audio needs. We have a great green screen cyc wall, rented by a ton of professional industry clients in addition to music video directors such as Cole Bennet of Lyrical Lemonade. Our Audio booth features top of the line equipment and we have engineers that can make your audio recording dreams come true. We do have a kitchen counter area, but sadly no stove or anything. We do have a coffee maker and a microwave. We have a bathroom with a shower. Additionally we have a massive parking lot, and we do offer clients access to the warehouse facility on the premises for video and photo shoots.
Chic, Spacious Ukrainian Village Gallery
From $150 per hour
Chicago, IL
This gorgeous gallery contains curated contemporary art and stunning Mid Century Modern furniture. The featured artwork rotates every 7 - 8 weeks as the gallery changes its exhibitions. The Mid Century furniture can be tailored specifically for your event! Matthew Rachman Gallery is located in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood, boasts over 1,100 square feet, and comfortably accommodates 50 (seated) - 100 guests (standing). The space has 12' tall ceilings and large amounts of natural light provided by the north and west facing windows.
Classic large greystone in historic Uptown area
From $175 per hour
Chicago, IL
Rehabbed Chicago 2-flat building with open floorplan and large landscaped yard with pond. Unit is duplexed down with balcony off the upstairs master overlooking the backyard and flexible use options. Located close to lake and historic Uptown entertainment district.
Dramatic Industrial Space - Highly Flexible Format
From $50 per hour
Chicago, IL
The location is a stand-alone, one entire floor, brick building on a prominent corner in a diverse and busy neighborhood (bustling foot and street traffic). It has floor to ceiling windows along the length of one side of the building - and the same style of a window on a quarter of the other side of the building from the corner. The building has storefront feel from the outside with wide sidewalks surrounding it, and the inside is an industrial loft with 15 ft high ceilings. The feeling one gets upon entering is approachable, clean, comfortable, inviting, home-spun, yet structured. The main area is flexible to move furniture in order to create a special feature or look (event, etc.). We have three large community tables that hold up to 8 people each and several smaller flex tables (9 of them) to use for staging, etc. There are three semi-private conference rooms that can fit 2-6 people and a large telephone booth with a full-sized desk for staging, make-up, telephone calls, etc. There are areas with sofas and sitting chairs to relax (lounge areas - also with high top tables with chairs). There is a full prep kitchen to prepare and store food (refrigerator, microwave oven, and toaster oven) and a kitchen counter that comfortably seats up to 6) There are large walls on which to hang or lean panels and also an exposed wood-beamed ceiling from which one can hang reasonably-sized panels or objects. We have the following amenities on site: filtered water cooler, professional coffee maker for coffee and tea (and the coffee and tea), PrintWithMe (print, scan, and copy capable), high -speed wifi (300), a single-person restroom, and free snacks.
Sun-Filled Gourmet Kitchen in Wicker Park
From $100 per hour
Chicago, IL
This beautiful open concept kitchen is perfect for a fancy cocktail party, corporate meeting, craft or book club, dinner party, cooking demonstration class, or food photoshoot. This space comes fully equipped with a chef's kitchen, large farm table, marble island and open concept entertainment space complete with city views of the Blue Line El. Our space provides seating for 20 and can hold up to 40 people. The space is housed within a newly renovated, boutique hotel located in Wicker Park just one block away from fabulous restaurants, shops, cafes, and nightlife. We have a loading zone in front of the property and free on-street residential parking until 5pm.
Loft in River West | Exposed brick- Natural light
From $99 per hour
Chicago, IL
Brand new loft space in River West available for your next film or photo production. Exposed brick, natural light and multiple backdrops to choose from. To see a video about the space please go to this link: Our building was built in 1889, as the original offices of M Schulz Co., luxurious piano manufacturers. Several original features remain, including the mosaic entrance, glass windows, and trim. Our Studio is located on the first floor. Newly remodeled interior features exposed brick walls, a 15 foot timber ceiling, and hardwood floors throughout. Elegant finishes give the space a chic air and make a unique background for any event. The 2400 sq ft open floor plan allows for maximum personalization. The space is divided between the main room and a bedroom/lounge area. The main room can hold up to 40 seated guests, and 80 standing guests. There is a custom made dry bar located in the middle of the main room and can be used as a coat check, dj booth, or bartender station. Dark interior and versatile lighting solutions add an element of personal intimacy to the venue. Interlacing modern decor with antiques gives this event space a timeless appearance. Nearby garage parking available. About the space • Over 2300 square feet • Hardwood floors throughout • Unique and intimate space • High Ceilings • State-of-the-art kitchen with large kitchen island, dishwasher, oven range and oversized fridge with ice maker. • 75 inch tv with Sonos® sound system synchronized with google home. • Plugs-ins for video presentation. • Versatile seating types and arrangements available • White boards and office supplies provided upon request • Lighting and photo equipment available for the extra charge • Multiple background backdrops for the photo shoots, memorable event pictures, social media purposes for additional charge • WIFI • Seating: 40 chairs, 5 bar stools around Kitchen Island and 4 around dry bar, 1 couch, 2 lounge chairs. • Tables: 3 dining tables • Event Timing Flexibility • Dry bar • Private Restroom • Direct ground floor access to the space from the loading dock in the garage • Ground level walk up Location Located steps away from transportation, shopping and nightlife. Minutes from the Chicago Blue Line stop and accessible from multiple bus routes such as the 66 and 65. Neighborhood’s food and coffee vendors available within walking distance. CVS pharmacy is located two blocks away with food and liquor available. Quick access to and from the express way. Street parking and paid available. Rules No smoking inside. Set up and break down must be within the time booked. $125 mandatory cleaning fee is required. Guests are subject to an excessive cleaning fee if the place is left with an out of norm shape after an event. No use of glitter on the premises. Guests must provide additional insurance and valid permits for all vendors. Guests are responsible for setting up space. Prompt set up of the furniture upon arrival available for an additional fee. Host is not responsible for any items left on site. Space is ideal for Photo Shoots, Food Bloggers Video and Photo Shoots, Kitchen Product Shoots, TV/MOVIE Video Shoots, Dining Scene, Video shoots, Model shoots, and Magazine shoots.
24' Ceilings and 2 Levels of Old World Charm
From $100 per hour
Chicago, IL
Renovated old church with 24-foot high ceilings, unique mezzanine level and old world charm. Great for photo shoots and production gigs. Plenty of natural light but also easy to isolate lighting. Lots of space for staging, casting, makeup, etcetera. Lofted balcony area for shooting from above. Discounts available for longer blocks of hours and multi-day shoots.
Charming Old World Community Library in Former Bar
From $125 per hour
Chicago, IL
This independent experimental library has been used as a location for scenes as a coffeeshop, apartment, and (of course) a library, as well as staging areas for cast, crew and craft service during outdoor shoots in and around Humboldt Park. In the Reading Room, you'll be surrounded by the most eclectic collection of Chicago-crafted books, newspapers, magazines, comics, zines, artist books, journals, plans, novels, chapbooks, and cookbooks. The 600 square foot Reading Room has been called “cozy and welcoming” by the Chicago Reader, and yet is very flexible with chairs and tables that fold and a ramp for easy equipment load-in. The 1,000 square foot Exhibition Room (in the process of being photographed) is adjacent and has access both from outside and through the Reading Room. This room is a combination of dark turquoise walls, exposed brick, and glass block, with dark carpeting. It also has an exposed beam timber ceiling, as well as flexible furnishings and a moveable stage.
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