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Cozy & Eclectic Home --Northwest side of Chicago
From $125/hr
Cozy & Eclectic Home --Northwest side of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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We live in a cozy, brick Georgian in a quiet Chicago neighborhood bordering Oak Park. Our home is small but full of life, light and color. Our kitchen is bright and white and opens up to our dining room. Our family room has lots of windows and provides a nice view of our backyard and our living room has rich colors and an inviting fireplace. Three bedrooms are upstairs with a recently redone bathroom on that level. Basement is fully finished with a studio space and bathroom.
Speakeasy in the heart of Wicker Park
Speakeasy in the heart of Wicker Park
Speakeasy in the heart of Wicker Park
Speakeasy in the heart of Wicker Park
Speakeasy in the heart of Wicker Park
From $50/hr
Speakeasy in the heart of Wicker Park
Chicago, IL
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Welcome to our intimate and cozy speakeasy perfect for your next event. Our spacious venue lets us host various events including: • Meetings * Birthday parties * Bridal showers * Baby showers * Speakeasy * Stand-up comedy Show * Meetups • Seminars • Networking events • Private parties Amenities: * Central Heating/cooling • New Mini stage • Microphone • Sound system • Digital video projector • Ice Maker • Furnished upon request (4 couches, 4 folding tables, 8 armchairs, 30 folding chairs, 4 coffee tables ) • Catering upon request • Street parking available PRICING DETAILS - Any event that partakes past Midnight will incur an additional $69 per hour
Industrial-Chic, Open-Floor Plan Venue
Industrial-Chic, Open-Floor Plan Venue
Industrial-Chic, Open-Floor Plan Venue
Industrial-Chic, Open-Floor Plan Venue
Industrial-Chic, Open-Floor Plan Venue
From $125/hr
Industrial-Chic, Open-Floor Plan Venue
Chicago, IL
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Aubergine is a flexible-use venue located in Chicago’s historic Logan Square neighborhood. Our beautiful, open-floor plan can transform from a children’s playroom to a corporate meeting spot to a shower, dinner party, or even intimate wedding space. Our 2,300 square foot layout features exposed brick, faux wood flooring, a built in buffet, and a historic entryway. Every rental includes all in-house furniture pieces including a couch, club chairs, wooden dining set and console table. We also have tables and chairs for up to 80 attendees. Clients have use of two fully stocked bathrooms in addition to a kitchenette.
Southwest Space in the Heart of Logan Square
Southwest Space in the Heart of Logan Square
Southwest Space in the Heart of Logan Square
Southwest Space in the Heart of Logan Square
Southwest Space in the Heart of Logan Square
From $200/hr
Southwest Space in the Heart of Logan Square
Chicago, IL
Embrace the spirit of the Southwest in the heart of Chicago, in one of it's finest neighborhoods of Logan Square. Relax in a space with colorful rugs, ethnic cushions, and Native American Art. Dine Al Fresco on the jaw-dropping terrace in the backyard, complete with a real Tipi from an Indian Reservation and life-size horses. This gem of a find is ideal for entertaining friends or family, kid's birthday parties, work or wellness retreats, and basically making all your friends that could not come jealous. We’re pretty chill & laid back, however, there are just a few rules & things you need to be aware of in order to keep the good vibes alive. • All booking start and end times are inclusive of setup and tear down time. • Overtime is billed at time and a half. • You are responsible for all of your trash removal. • There is street parking available. We also suggest using SpotHero. • Equipment, furniture rental, furniture removal and catering services rates are determined based on your party's needs. Ask us for whatever you need and we will make it happen. • Our space is a non-smoking unit, you are welcome to smoke outside. There will be a $500 fine for smoking in the unit. • Party Glitter / Confetti. PARTY GLITTER OR CONFETTI IS NOT ALLOWED. Party glitter and confetti is fun, but very difficult for our cleaning staff to clean up. There is a $250 charge for any party glitter or confetti inside the property or on the premises. • For damage - We understand accidents happen, but we do require that all guests inform us if anything is damaged during their use. In case of damages, extra charges will be processed through Giggster according to Giggster policy. • Please respect your neighbors with any late night noise. • Please let me know if you have any other questions, concerns, or needs!
Minimalist Home | Former Charcoal Factory
Minimalist Home | Former Charcoal Factory
Minimalist Home | Former Charcoal Factory
Minimalist Home | Former Charcoal Factory
Minimalist Home | Former Charcoal Factory
From $300/hr
Minimalist Home | Former Charcoal Factory
Chicago, IL
Unique home nestled in the Lincoln Yards/Bucktown neighborhood. Our space is filled with a diverse selection of globally sourced artifacts and one-of-a-kind artwork. WEEKDAY PRICING 6am-5pm 3hr minimum at $300/hr 5pm-12am 3hr minimum at $350/hr + $200 security fee for evenings WEEKEND PRICING 8hr minimum at $350/hr + $200 security fee for evenings SEPARATE PRICING FOR WEDDINGS & All DAY EVENTS BELOW Due to the extra time, attention to detail, and effort in the planning process, all weddings and all day events will be billed at a flat rate depending on the season. Friday and Sunday, $4,500 +$200 Security Fee (Required for evening) Saturday, $5,000 +$200 Security Fee (Required for evening) [Max 50 guests due to Covid restrictions will be enforced] **ANTIQUE CARS ARE NOT ON-SITE** Both trees have been removed in the courtyard. Space Details: - 2 level home - 2 Living areas - WIFI - 1 Bedroom - 2 Bathrooms - Full Kitchen - Garage - Outdoor patio - Antique cars - Courtyard (can fit 2 cars) - Load in thru the alley | Easy access - Ivy covered roof deck - Unique furnishing (rotating items and artwork) **Open to extended hours** Ideal location for: - Commercials - Photo shoots - Promo shoots/videos - Magazine shoots - Fashion/Product shoots
Southwest Penthouse
Southwest Penthouse
Southwest Penthouse
Southwest Penthouse
Southwest Penthouse
From $200/hr
Southwest Penthouse
Chicago, IL
Embrace the spirit of the Southwest in the heart of Chicago, in one of it's finest neighborhoods of Logan Square. Relax in a space with colorful rugs, ethnic cushions, and Native American Art. Dine Al Fresco on the jaw-dropping terrace in the backyard, complete with a real tipi from an Indian Reservation and life-size horses. This gem of a find is ideal for entertaining friends or family, kid's birthday parties, work or wellness retreats, and basically making all your friends that could not come jealous. We’re pretty chill & laid back, however, there are just a few rules & things you need to be aware of in order to keep the good vibes alive. • All booking start and end times are inclusive of setup and tear down time. • You are responsible for all of your trash removal. • There is street parking available. We also suggest using SpotHero. • Equipment, furniture rental, furniture removal and catering services rates are determined based on your party's needs. Ask us for whatever you need and we will make it happen. • Our space is a non-smoking unit, you are welcome to smoke outside. There will be a $500 fine for smoking in the unit. • For damage - We understand accidents happen, but we do require that all guests inform us if anything is damaged during their use. In case of damages, extra charges will be processed through Giggster according to Giggster policy. • Please let me know if you have any other questions, concerns, or needs!
Loft style commercial space
Loft style commercial space
Loft style commercial space
From $125/hr
Loft style commercial space
Chicago, IL
Loft style, 1000 square foot location near the west loop. Plenty of natural lighting as well as track lighting. Location includes 3 flat screen monitors, one 50" and two 55", along with a chalk wall, wet bar for serving beverages and additional available chairs and tables. Space includes a bartender, 1 staff member for assistance throughout your event and 1 hour of setup time included in the fee.

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About Chicago

Chicago, Illinois is also known as the windy city and the third-largest city in the United States. Home to the world first skyscraper (not to mention countless others), the city features nearly 30 miles of lakefront and more than 20 beaches. Home to a vast number of people (current estimates say in the ballpark of 2.6 million people), with high-quality infrastructure, and many attractions, Chicago is a city of dreams.

It also happens to be an excellent spot to host a film shoot. With over 13,000 jobs that directly support the film industry, and an abundance of venues to shoot from, filming in Chicago is both highly desirable and highly sought out. And, with an array of film services, from professional studios, to one-of-a-kind venues, to event planners and caterers, it's easy to see why film makers opt to shoot here.

  • Interesting Fact:
    You’ve can see Chicago backdrops in hit movies like When Harry Met Sally, Home Alone, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and My Best Friend’s Wedding.

Production Options in Chicago

Chicago sits on 234 square miles of parks, hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more. Not to mention hundreds of film-friendly venues and production services that can help you make your film shoot just right. When it comes to shooting in the Windy City, you have plenty of options.

  • Film Studios
    Chicago hosts an number number of film and production studios, fully equipped with lighting, state-of-the-art equipment, multipurpose rooms, and creative space for film teams and independent artists. Many offer their own professional film services, as well.
  • Incredible Backdrops
    There are a number of parks and viewpoints in Chicago that are both functional and unique. Whether you look to Lake Michigan in the east or the vast cityscape to the west, you’ll find magnificent views wherever you look.

  • Industrial & Commercial Spaces
    As a city formerly made up of factories, Chicago has plenty of empty warehouses and industrial spaces that can be uniquely designed to fit any theme or aesthetic possible. And many venues and film production services can help you customize the decor and space to your unique needs.

  • One-of-a-kind Settings
    The city of Chicago is as stunning a backdrop as ever. And with an abundance of colorful spaces, industrial buildings, top-notch mansions, and funky studios and lofts, there’s no shortage of unique venues to choose from.

Production Companies in Chicago

Not only is there an abundance of small (but reputable) production companies in Chicago, but there are a also few larger local ones as well, that have contributed to well-known blockbuster movies.

Chicago Studio City:
Chicago Studio City is a full-service studio with several sound stages. They offer a range of equipment and experienced staff to assist with production needs. Their work can be seen in Chicago classics like The Barber Shop and many other films.

Shatter Glass Films:
Shatterglass is dedicated to producing high-quality, memorable stories that will reach a variety of audiences, and assist in developing stories from concept to completion. You can see their work in several movies including A Death of Innocence and Revival.

Richter Studios:
Richter Studios began as a simple 2D animation studio and has evolved into a full-service production company that has worked on over 11,000 films. They’ve worked with Ludacris and on a few Star Wars-themed productions.

Pros and Cons of Filming in Chicago

Is filming in Chicago right for you? Consider a few of the advantages and disadvantages of a having a film shoot in Chicago.

Advantages

  • Tax Incentives
    The tax break is one of the biggest attractions of filming in Chicago. The Illinois Film Production Tax Credit Act gives a tax break of thirty percent or more for certain expenses.

  • Local Crews
    There’s no shortage of local crew members because filming in Chicago has been booming for years. More work has brought more and more employees.

  • Easy Obtainable Film Permits
    Acquiring a film permit is fairly straightforward. Simply follow the steps to apply and pay for a permit. Then, provide a certificate of insurance, and notify neighboring residents and businesses.

Disadvantages

  • It's Windy
    Outdoor production can be unpredictable. Chicago holds up its nickname, the Windy City. You never know when a cold gust of quick wind will sweep through.


  • Heavy Traffic
    While walking to and from Chicago is a great option, vehicle traffic has a lot to be desired at times.

  • Difficult Parking
    Parking can be just as difficult as traffic at times. There’s a bit of paid and parallel parking to be done.

Famous Locations in Chicago

Check out these famous Chicago film locations to explore Chicago, or to find inspiration for your one-of-a-kind Chicago film shoot.

  • The Chicago Board of Trade
    The Chicago Board of Trade was a backdrop in the classic 1986 crime drama, The Untouchables.

  • The Old Main Post Office
    The Old Main Post Office, a local historical landmark, was shown in 2005’s Batman Begins and again in 2008, in The Dark Knight.

  • O’Hare International Airport
    We can’t forget about our favorite Christmas classic. Home Alone 2 showed Macaulay Caulkin’s family racing through O’Hare International Airport as they searched for their missing family member. And you can also see the famous Caulkin family house from the original Home Alone a short drive north of the Chicago.