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SuperHost
Spacious & Modern Event Space with Sleeping Loft
  • $77/hr
  • New
  • 4.8 (19)
  • 19
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Bright, modern space with 15' ceilings and a full kitchen. Bright, spacious, and open. There are two bedrooms and a bath on the mezzanine level if you'd like to book it for an overnight stay in addition to your event. It's great for smaller (60 people or less) events and special occasions. Parking is usually available on Ashland in front of the building, if not you can park on the curb cut between the street and sidewalk; it's next to the garage. See the last picture for a map. There are 10 chairs in addition to the couch. We have an extra folding table and extra chairs if needed, and many people bring more. The pool table can easily be converted to a table as well. Optional add-ons include the promotion of your event using our exterior digital sign ($75.00/day), access to dart board ($50.00), or even an overnight stay in our newly remodeled sleeping accommodations on the mezzanine level. Overnight stay if you've booked an event: $275/night. If you'd like this option you'll need to book the space until midnight and let us know you'd like to spend the night. Check-out is usually10 am the next day. Loud music and smoking tobacco are strictly prohibited at this property. Other than that, as long as you leave the place as you found it, you can use the space as you wish. We collect a $600 security deposit up front that will be returned as long as there's no damage or lingering smells (like cigarette smoke). Here is a 3D tour most people find eliminates the need to visit the space: https://www.zillow.com/view-3d-home/045ff7a2-b26d-40a2-bad3-378b77b15fc3/?utm_source=captureapp
SuperHost
Small Private Offices & Meeting Rooms
  • $20/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (18)
  • 18
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
The Venue is a historic building in the South Loop of Chicago. It features original brick walls and our recent renovation was designed by Gensler Design. The first floor is coffee shop with music vibes throwing back to prior ownership of the building by VeeJay Records, one of the first Black-owned record labels in America. It's an ideal setting for music nights as we regular organize jazz/blues nights in that space. On the 2nd floor our coworking space is housed. The main open space has coworking desks with cubicals that can easily be collapsed and rolled into storage, turning that room into a multi-use event space. The brick wall in that room has 3 very large TV screens that connects to our AV system. Our feature conference room overlooks Michigan Avenue and has floor-to-ceiling glass walls (front and street level) with 15 foot ceilings. The table is custom-made and hand carved by Chicago Fire Furniture, and Black-owned custom wood shop. Their custom woodwork is also featured in our coffee shop. In addition, the building has 2 kitchens, an elevator, small private offices and meeting rooms, and a Mother's Room.
SuperHost
Classic Chicago Versatile Venue
  • $275/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (17)
  • 17
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Our reviews speak for themselves! We are a great venue with a team committed to helping you create the perfect event. Our job is to make you look good! We love parties, fundraisers, film screenings, wedding receptions, corporate off-site and more… We have a PPA license, please let us know if you are planning a ticketed event. Our facility can accommodate up to 180 for a sit-down dinner, play, recital, screening… to 200+ for a stand-up reception. Please note that the posted rental rate is an average, please request a quote for your event. Some weekdays can be lower and most Saturdays higher. We also have special rates for non-profits. Because weddings require special attention to insure a perfect event, wedding planners are encouraged to inquire for wedding rates, which vary depending on day and time of year. See below. Furnishings: We have 220 banquet chairs, six 24”, twenty-six 48” rounds, six 60” rounds, a buffet table and several 6’ tables and two high-tops. Food and Beverage: For catering we have a staging kitchen with 3-compartment sink, commercial refrigerator, ice maker, convection oven, microwave and stainless prep table. There is an extra charge for using the kitchen. We require that all beverage be purchased through our full bar. Our prices range from $3 for soft drinks, $6 to 8 for beer, $7 to 9 for spirits and $6 to 9 for wine. We can do a host bar or cash or credit for guests. Sound, Lights, Stage and Tech: The space features a 16’ x 10’ stage with a simple light plot, board and spotlight. We have video projection capabilities and a wide format screen. We also have several wired and wireless microphones and a plug in play sound system. The venue also has wifi. Depending on the extent of your tech needs there may be an extra charge to have our tech person on-site. Location: We are located in Lakeview on Belmont between Sheffield and Racine. We are two blocks west of the Red, Brown and Purple lines. We are also on multiple 24/7 bus routes. A nearby parking lot is available for an extra charge. The venue has two large bathrooms and two private, unisex bathrooms. There is also a dressing room with iron, steamer, washer and dryer. We always have a staff member and, if needed, bartender available for your event. Please be sure to include any set-up, tear down, and load in/out time you and/or your vendors when making your booking. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Wedding Packages available and include: -Full use of our venue for 8 hours. -Use of our inventory of tables, chairs, sound and lights, a complete inventory list is available on our website. -Wireless internet -Private dressing room and bathrooms for bridal party. -On-site planning meeting in which we create a timeline for your event, plan how the venue will be set and to address any questions or special needs. -A dedicated staff person who will work with you to ensure all of your expectations are met and your wedding goes off without a hitch! -On site staff person for your event. -Bar packages starting at $21 per person for three hours. Contact us for Wedding Rates.
SuperHost
Logan Square Loft Style Splendor
  • $175/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (11)
  • 11
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Newly renovated loft style space with exposed brick walls, beautiful high ceilings plenty of natural light. This space is great for any type event from weddings, birthdays, social events to corporate events/ meetings. Our space does come with tables and chairs. Let us help book your next event!
SuperHost
Elegant Bucktown Studio Bar and Event Space
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (8)
  • 8
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Our space was fully renovated into a beautiful multi-faceted event space in 2019. We are a pole dancing studio by day and a fully functioning bar and performance venue by night. As such, we are uniquely situated to offering up our space for everything from yoga to photo shoots to private parties. We are located in a prime location, conveniently situated across from the CTA blue line. We are only 1 mile off of I94 and close to Logan Square, Wicker Park and the heart of Bucktown. The entire space is available for use. The studio can be rented as a stand-alone space for yoga, photo shoots, music videos as well as a host of other events. We also have a fully stocked bar that for an additional charge can be opened with phenomenal bartenders that create delicious craft cocktails and can even specialize a drink for your event. We have enough seating for up to 55 people (2 booths, 7 cocktail tables, 25 seats and 12 bar stools.) If you'd like more of an open format we can accommodate up to 120 people. There are two women's washrooms and one mens restroom. One of our managers will be there to greet you and buzz you in through the front door prior to your event. Details about Amenities: 25 chairs, 12 bar stools 7 cocktail tables, 2 VIP booths 2 women's and 1 mens restroom Set Up Options: Cocktail style set up for 55 (6 round tables) Open style set up for 120 Yoga setup comfortably hosts up to 40 people Amenities at additional cost (Popular Add-ons) Performers $150/hr Use of stage $100
SuperHost
Historical Venue in Logan Square
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
The luxurious grandeur of our former masonic temple presents an elegance that consistently leaves our guests in awe. Perfect for meetups, workshops, presentations, product launches, photo shoots, film production and much more! The venue offer 2 large ballroom plus a beautiful Lounge with a built in bar and beautiful fireplace. The high ceilings and historical details create a unique feel. 1st floor Ballroom with a baby grand piano and 12 foot high ceilings is approximately 2800 sq ft . The 2nd floor Grand Ballroom over 4000 sq ft has a beautiful stage, dance floor and 4 elevated platformed, 32 feet high ceiling, 9 crystal chandeliers and lost of beautiful 1920 look . details. Adjacent to the Grand Ballroom you will find our Bar/Lounge Room. This recently renovated space is a masculine yet romantic area will give you a relaxing library feel. The space features a custom built in bar, fireplace as well as two private bathrooms.
SuperHost
Lincoln Park Hidden Oasis Patio and Cafe
  • $115/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Magical outdoor oasis in the middle of Lincoln Park. Visited by Julia Child when it was the legendary Edith’s Barbeque, known across Chicago for their famous smoked ribs and renowned BBQ sauce. Today space houses in this Cafe, a 100% vegan cafe serving smoothies, protein shakes, and açaí bowls. Located in the Ranch Triangle, our space is truly a hidden oasis on the bustling Clybourn Avenue, between North Avenue and Armitage. Surrounded by local boutiques, restaurants, and residential housing, our space is centrally located with easy parking options and close proximity to the Armitage and North Ave “EL” stops. Outdoor patio seating up to 40 guests. Flexible seating arrangements. Indoor seating accommodates an additional 30 guests. Indoor bathroom. Available for holiday and evening bookings and all day Tuesdays. Ability to have catered food/drinks/snacks from the Cafe or BYOB all-natural frozen boozy pitchers (Margaritas, Mojitos, Piña Coladas, Daiquiris, etc). Perfect as an outdoor meeting space during COVID-19. Great for work meetings and conferences or birthdays, reunions of family/friends, or private events! ***During business hours (11-7) only the outdoor patio will be privately reserved. The indoor cafe will be open as well but we will also be open for customers. The indoor space can be reserved for an additional fee depending on if it is during business hours or after hours.
SuperHost
Charming Yoga & Modern Dance Studio
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (6)
  • 6
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
We have a boutique event rental space located in Old-Town Triangle/ Lincoln Park Chicago. It can be used for personal trainers, personally taught class rentals, many people use it for pre-bachelorette parties, kids fitness events, photoshoots, and more.
SuperHost
Large Logan Square Garage Space
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
The space is eclectically decorated with furniture and artwork that create a cool, bohemian atmosphere. This garage is truly a flex-space. Original details like timber beams and exposed brick walls can be found throughout the space giving off a raw aesthetic. The garage has two industrial size doors that open to the alley for easy loading in and out of equipment, making it perfect for productions. **No parties** Commercials Photo shoots Promo shoots/Videos Magazine shoots Fashion/Product shoots Dinner events Small ceremonies Our space has hosted productions for companies such as McDonald's, FanDuel, ESPN, Jack Daniel's, Corona, Grubhub, and TED Talks. Unique Features: Warehouse Wood-burning fire place Sauna built into a shipping container Backyard space Available for booking 7 days a week! The Grand Kimball Lodge contains 4 unique spaces; 2 residential units, 1 office space, and 1 warehouse space. Check out Bob's's profile page to view his 4 listings, all of which are contained within the same building.
SuperHost
Urban multipurpose event space
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (7)
  • 7
  • Instant book
  • Oak Park, IL
Modern renovated event space in a beautiful old limestone church building. Brand new state of the art sound system. Perfect venue for concerts, open mics, film productions, weddings, studio space, wellness classes, retreats, meetings or conferences. Huge open main floor with original refinished hardwood floors. The main hall can host up to 325 seated, and many more without chairs. Reclaimed wood stage and balcony for additional seating. The lower level is a large multi purpose room, three small classrooms, kitchen and bathrooms. The second floor hosts a co working office space and an additional office/meeting space on the third floor. Tons of usable space for all of your needs!

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The price differs based on the length of rental, but majorly 1-hour booking will be in the range of $20 to $1765

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About Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, is a stunning city in the heart of the Midwest. On the western shores of Lake Michigan, this sprawling metropolis is a blend of industry, commerce, and culture. Chicago is one of the most populated cities in the United States and features world-class restaurants, diverse lodging options, and dozens of attractions. Its infrastructure and big-city atmosphere make it an excellent place to host an event.

When you plan an event in Chicago, consider the climate. Weather can be volatile in this lakeside city, with frigid winters, blustery springs, and scorching summers. Most event venues in Chicago are indoors, but if you’re planning an outdoor gathering, keep an eye on the forecast.

During your downtime in the Windy City, you can stroll the shores of Lake Michigan, visit cultural hotspots like the renowned Art Institute of Chicago or the Museum of Science and Industry, or relax in a downtown bar. This urban oasis doesn’t disappoint.

Event Options in Chicago

Coordinate a fantastic gathering by hiring Chicago event vendors to help with all of the details.

  • Caterers
    Tri-Star Catering has been serving the Chicago area since 1992. They are veterans in the catering arena and offer menus that can be customized to accommodate your event and guests.

    Boka Catering Group is an award-winning Chicago caterer that specializes in creating unique event fare. The company can create menus based on dietary needs, event themes, and other host preferences and offers options for gatherings of all sizes.
  • Transportation
    Performance Livery offers top-notch private transportation in Chicago. Your guests can easily coordinate rides and arrive on time (and in style) to your event space.

    Elite Chicago Limo provides you and your guests with high-class transportation to and from your event. No matter where you need to go, Elite Chicago Limo can get you there.
  • Equipment Rental
    House of Rental offers everything you need for your Chicago event space. From chairs and barstools to kid-friendly inflatables, House of Rental has you covered.

    Tablescapes Event Rentals offers a wide variety of rental gear sure to match your needs and theme. Customize your selections or opt for an event package that includes all the party basics like table linens, dinnerware, and folding chairs.

Event Planners in Chicago

Enlist the help of one of Chicago’s event planners to take the guesswork out of planning your gathering.

  • Paulette Wolf Events
    This Chicago event planner offers full-service planning for commercial and social events. They can help you execute your dream event with the help of the city’s best vendors.

  • Shannon Gail
    This boutique event coordinator specializes in weddings and corporate gatherings. Shannon Gail has created stylish, unforgettable events for companies and has been featured on popular event and wedding sites like Style Me Pretty and The Knot.
  • LK Events
    LK Events plans corporate and social events as well as weddings and elopements. They help their clients turn Chicago event spaces into stylish settings that will keep guests talking for years.

Pros and Cons of Events in Chicago

Before you settle on a Chicago event space, consider the pros and cons of hosting a gathering in the city.

Advantages

  • Event venue variety
    There are lots of beautiful and unique event spaces in Chicago.

  • Tons of attractions
    The city is home to fun excursions and interesting attractions for guests to enjoy.

  • Gorgeous weather (sometimes)
    The spring, early summer, and early fall temperatures are comfortable, ideal for outdoor gatherings.

  • Lodging options
    Chicago hotel and accommodation options are abundant. Event attendees should have no trouble finding a place to stay here.

  • Vendor choices
    Chicago’s home to an array of event professionals who can help you execute an excellent party, meeting, or corporate event.

Disadvantages

  • High living costs
    Products and services in Chicago can get pricey.

  • Harsh winter climate
    Winter weather is frigid and snowy. If you’re planning an event in Chicago during the winter, prepare for potential travel delays and less-than-ideal outdoor conditions.

  • Crime
    Some parts of the city have high crime rates.

  • High demand for event spaces and services
    Chicago’s a great place for party and venues and vendors are in high demand. It’s best to plan your gathering well in advance.

  • Traffic
    Chicago highways can get quite congested, especially during rush hours. Consider coordinating transportation during off-peak travel times or plan for delays.

Famous Event Locations in Chicago

Chicago is packed with attractions, excellent eateries, and breathtaking scenery. Don’t miss these Chicago sights while you’re here.

  • 360 Chicago Observation Deck
    This stunning structure towers 1,000 feet above downtown Chicago, offering unmatched views of Lake Michigan, the city skyline, and the lakeshore. Stop by before your event to scope out the city’s best features. Want to be surrounded by these fabulous views during your gathering? Host your event in a penthouse near Lincoln Park, and you’ll be amid Chicago skyscrapers and the city’s bustling streets.

  • Chicago Riverwalk
    The Chicago Riverwalk runs along the Chicago River through the city’s downtown. The spectacular outdoor space starts near Lakeshore Drive and weaves along the river’s edge to Lake Michigan. Shops, pubs, and historical sites line the path, and rental kayaks are available. Stroll along this walkway after your event or set aside an afternoon to explore it. Secure a high-ceiling event space in River West, and you’ll be within easy walking distance of this Chicago attraction.

  • Wrigley Field
    This historic ballfield is a must-see for sports fans visiting Chicago. Take a guided tour, stop for pics near the entrance, or carve out some time on your itinerary for a Cubs game.

Whether it’s a birthday bash, a family reunion, or a business gathering, the Windy City’s a fantastic place for a party. Start searching for event space in Chicago today.