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Cozy & Eclectic Home --Northwest side of Chicago
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.
Charming Old World Community Library in Former Bar
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.
Sun-Filled Gourmet Kitchen in Wicker Park
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.
The space is currently used for conferences, events and meetings that serve the public good! We are a large community center with a full kitchen and private office. Come check it out and see how well we can host your birthday party or bridal showers, art shows and corporate meetings, gatherings and community events. We also have free WiFi, a sound system and 2 large 65" screen TVs available.
Modern Architectural Gem
Stylish modern house previously owned and designed by two generations of Architects. Well-lit open floor-plan, dark wood floors, elegant floating steel staircase, gas fireplace. The huge landscaped patio and off-street parking for 3 cars really sets the property apart from most others in Chicago.
Lakeview Getaway - Historic Charm in Chicago
My recently updated apartment is in one of Chicago's hottest neighborhoods (Lakeview). The building was built in 1884, before this area was formally annexed into Chicago (in 1889)! While records no longer exist, the building has been converted several times since then. You'll see from the photos that it's been updated quite a bit boasting modern furniture and amenities. While refreshing this space, we kept an eye on preserving original details to give you a unique blend of historical charm with modern conveniences. We look forward to hosting you and your group!
Bedroom 1: 8.5 x 9.5, Queen Bed, window AC
Bedroom 2: 8.5 x 13.5, Queen Bed, radiator
Dining Room: Table for 6, desk, radiator
Kitchen: 12.5 x 14.5, high-top table with 4 stools, stove, refrigerator/freezer, microwave
Bathroom: Shower/tub, vanity, toilet, radiator
Living Room: 17 x 12.5, window AC, radiator, TV, sofa...
Creative Open Space Location in Bronzeville
WELCOME TO OUR STUDIO
We're an open concept location and creative platform for businesses, brands and creators to express ideas, showcase products, develop projects, network and collaborate. We host fashions, media, and art from local designers and artists. We specialize in curated events, creative direction, customized photography, visual content development, personal styling, and makeup application services. Our space is available for pop up experiences, collaborative projects, product displays, window showcasing and private events. “Curate, Create, Collaborate...This is your space” and we hold true to that statement by offering curated events and projects geared toward modern arts and entrepreneurship. We welcome partnerships and collaborations with other businesses, artists and individuals who want to bring unique events and projects to the area that may or may not have a space to do so.
Classic Chicago Versatile Venue
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.
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.
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.
-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.
Intimate Bar/Performance Venue
Recently remodeled intimate bar/live performance venue. Beautiful copper bar, stage, sound system, tvs, projector with big screen, high top tables, bar chairs, folding chairs when needed, and easy to set up/arrange for any event. Capacity is 100.
Centrally located and easily accessible in Wicker Park with plenty of street parking, 2.5 blocks from Hwy 90/94, six blocks from blue line and metra.
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!