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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.
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.
From $150/hr
Modern Gourmet kitchen & open concept home
Chicago, IL
Modern new construction home on far north side of Chicago, in nice quiet unincorporated area of Cook County, 10 minutes from O’Hare airport. Beautiful neighborhood with old and new homes.
From $130/hr
Refurbished 1962 Urban Warehouse
Chicago, IL
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Industrial Warehouse Space. Refurbished to its 1962 beginnings. Over 5000 sq. ft. 3 contiguous rooms. The whole space is included in the rental. It’s an amazing space. Everything is in excellent condition and spotless. Please take your time! Features: - Exposed brick, concrete flooring, original doors, and windows. There is also wood flooring in the gallery area. - LIGHTING. Original skylights let in natural light. There are office-style lights with fluorescent bulbs that can be turned on part or whole. Meaning you can have bright light or something less bright. Additionally, we have colored indirect bulb lighting. Enables you to choose red, blue, yellow, green...if desired. Small moveable LED with colored gels. 4 lights for green screens. All included in the rental. - ENORMOUS GREEN SCREEN. 20 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide that can be unfurled from tall rafters if you want it. Enables unique shots in minimal time! Plus two other mobile screens. 7ft tall by 10 ft wide. Green, black, or white is available. We do have 4 lights and an LED that is adequate. We encourage videographers to bring their own lights as well. - ELECTRICAL. There are numerous working outlets with service for commercial use. - CARS/TRUCKS. Yes, they fit. You can load in, park, and use cars in the video shoot. There is plenty of room. - AMAZING FEATURE. On the east side of the warehouse, there is a ceiling mist water bar. When turned on this is basically like light rain falling. You can use the colored lights with the mist for dramatic effect. This is a little thing that can add to the video or commercial. - On-site management. We are very resourceful! Please ask, we will do our best to make it happen. - EXTRAS. Smoke machine $49. By Chauvet. Manuel or timer. Very effective. JBL Bluetooth party box speaker $49. Surprisingly powerful. Sounds great! Small LED light on a moveable stand. Colored screens included. No charge. Green Screens. No charge. Tables and 40 chairs. No charge. Projector. No charge GIANT inflatable screen. No charge. Set up time needed. Request in advance. GIANT Flat Wall. 25ft high, 20 ft wide. The maximum capacity is 20 due to safety guidelines related to COVID. 5400 square foot warehouse frame can accommodate a small group with massive amounts of space to have fun and stay safe. There are cross-ventilation and fans to keep the air circulating. Ideal for creative commercial use, such as music videos, commercials, film, or photoshoots.
From $90/hr
Large Logan Square Open Floorplan Office Space
Chicago, IL
The original brickwork, concrete flooring, and large windows throughout keep this office in line with the building's raw aesthetic. Custom cantilevered birch plywood desks highlight the open floor plan and exposed interior surfaces. Featured on Crane's Chicago's Coolest Offices 2015 **No music videos** This office is great for: One on one meetings, team building, brainstorming meetings. Photoshoots Video Shoots Off site programs Conferences Auditions Team productivity Staging Production Our space has hosted productions for companies such as: McDonald's, FanDuel, ESPN Jack Daniels, Corona, Jameson, and TED talks. Unique Features: WIFI Multiple meeting areas Printer Large conference table Multiple work stations Telephones available Lots of natural light Large surface area throughout Many different break-away areas Access to the gated outdoor area A wood burning sauna built into a shipping container Thermostat control Private entrance/exit Schedule a time to come and view the space. Available for booking 7 days a week!
From $50/hr
☀️Huge Timber Loft w Exposed Brick & Tons of Light
Chicago, IL
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With tons of natural light all day long, very high ceilings and a spacious open layout, filming here is ideal. I would describe my space as urban bohemian. It's trendy decor makes the space feel lived in and loved. The unique ceiling and exposed historical Chicago brick gives it a unique character. ✔ WIFI - RCN Fiber / high speed ✔ FREE & EASY STREET PARKING! ✔ 2-3 free parking spaces in the back of the building ONLY from 8pm to 8am - let me know before hand if you will need these spaces. ✔ HUGE 1300 sq ft loft. ✔ CLEAN & sanitized (even light switches) ✔ FULLY AIRED OUT between bookings. ✔ COZY & bright. ✔ FAMED, historic Chicago pink brick. ✔ PETS OK w/ prior approval. ✔ FULLY furnished ✔ HISTORY - This 1300 sq ft loft is located in a building built in 1890, and features Historical "Chicago Brick." ✔ TONS of natural light, but also gorgeous West Elm curtains if you need less light ✔ HARDWOOD floors throughout, ceramic tile in bathrooms ✔ SIZE - The apartment is honestly huge. It feels so bright and spacious with it's tall ceilings and open layout for common areas ✔ CLEAN - I keep it VERY clean & sanitized for covid-19 and simply to maintain the charm of it all for shoots ✔ THIRD FLOOR - Please note there is not elevator access Don't hesitate to message if you have ANY questions at all!
From $400/hr
Hall of Immortals
Chicago, IL
One of the first exhibits to be installed was the Hall of Immortals, containing twelve large stone statues of great figures in the field of medicine and the allied sciences.

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About Chicago

Chicago, Illinois is the largest city in the northern state and the third largest in the country. Nearly three million people call Chicago home, and the city brings in millions of visitors every year. Known for its bold architecture, winter weather, and many attractions, Chicago is a center for culture and commerce in the United States.

Chicago’s landscape is mostly cityscape, but also features an intricate park system throughout the metropolitan area. And while it's winters are cold and windy (often with lots of snow), it's summers are mild and comfortable.

Because of its vast opportunity, moderate weather, and variety of things to do, Chicago is a popular place to host events. This includes pop-ups shops and spaces, especially, as Chicago's big city status and many resources make it an ideal place to hold any kind of consumer-driven affair.

  • Interesting Fact:
    Chicago’s public transit system, the Chicago Transit Authority, is the second largest in the United States.

Pop-Up Options in Chicago

A pop-up event requires a lot of details to come together for it to be a success. Luckily, there are an abundance of vendors and services in the Chicago area who can help ensure that your pop-up goes exactly as planned.

  • Catering:
    Including a fun buffet or champagne services at your pop-up could be a good idea. you can enlist a Chicago catering company or even a specific restaurant to provide the food for your event. Ensure no customer or staff member goes hungry throughout the day with food services from Chicago’s finest.

  • Decor:
    Whatever style your pop-up is, it’ll need decorations and design to fit its theme. Hiring a professional Chicago decorator is a great way to ensure that every person attending your pop-up knows exactly what it’s about. From wall decor, to centerpieces, to floor coverings, trust a Chicago decorator to embellish your pop-up to its fullest potential.

  • Transportation:
    Make sure your pop-up is in a convenient setting for people to get to and avoid losing potential customers. Chicago fortunately has great public transit systems in place for people to get to the pop-up venue and around the city.

  • Equipment rental:
    Maybe you need a projector system to screen pictures of your brand, tables and chairs for staff to sit at, or audio equipment to play background music. Whatever your pop-up requires, you can partner with a Chicago equipment rental company to provide the needed supplies.

  • Influencer recruitment:
    Utilizing social media influencers is a great way to promote your pop-up event. You can hire a social media expert to reach out to local Chicago influencers to attend your pop-up and post it on their social media. Sharing information can go a long way, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to earn more customers.

  • Staffing:
    Every pop-up event needs vibrant, customer-focused staff to keep the event going. You can get in contact with a local staffing company to find employees for your shop, but still keep things discreet so word doesn’t get out too soon.

Event Planning Companies in Chicago

There are many different event planning companies in Chicago that can help you plan the perfect pop-up. Regardless of size, style, or product type, you can trust the city of Chicago to make your pop-up an event one to remember.

  • Liven It Up Events:
    This full-service wedding and event planning and production company has over a decade of experience planning Chicago pop-up spaces and shops. Past clients include Facebook and Miller Lite.

  • Lola Event Productions:
    With a team of veteran event planners with a combined 50+ years of experience, this full-service Chicago event planner has the chops to make your popup experience like no other. Turn to them for help with logistics coordination, decor and design assistance, or event production and management.

  • Bliss Events:
    This woman-owned event planning company has been in business for over 20 years and has built a strong reputation in Chicago. They focus on creating events that “engage, excite, and delight.” Services include day-of coordination and services, decor rentals, design consulting and floral design.

Pros and Cons of Pop-Ups in Chicago

Chicago is a large and active city filled with fun attractions and places to explore. There are many reasons to host a pop-up shop here. However, there are also certain disadvantages you should consider.

Advantages:

  • Population:
    There are plenty of people in Chicago available to attend your pop-up shop.

  • Foot traffic:
    With all of the people in the city of Chicago, there is abundant foot traffic bound to stumble across your shop.

  • Influencers:
    Many social media influencers call Chicago their home, which gives you the opportunity to book them to promote your pop-up.

  • Attractions:
    Chicago is filled with fun attractions to go to during your stay after the pop-up is over.

  • Culture:
    The city features a unique culture like no other place, giving you a chance to learn something about a prominent place in the United States.

Disadvantages:

  • Winter weather:
    Chicago is known for its extreme winter weather, which can cause problems for outdoor pop-ups.

  • Traffic:
    Like any large city, Chicago has traffic, which can inhibit people from attending your pop-up.

  • Cost:
    Because Chicago is such a sought after place to host events, prices can drive up.

  • Crime: Chicago has crime, especially in inner city areas, so keep that in mind when planning where to host your pop-up.

  • Popularity:
    Chicago is a very popular place to book events, pop-up shops included, which can make it difficult to plan there.

Famous Pop-Up Locations in Chicago

Like the city itself, there are many well-known locations in Chicago to visit and draw inspiration for your pop-up event.

  • Millennium Park:
    Not only would this be a great setting for a pop-up, but this park is among one of the most popular places to visit in Chicago. Home of the Cloud Gate sculpture, otherwise known as “The Bean,” this industrial park brings in thousands of tourists every year. To feel like you’re at the concrete park at your pop-up, book at a raw industrial space in Chicago.

  • Navy Pier:
    Opened in 1916, this amusement park-pier combo setting is a great place to see views of the lake from on top of the ferris wheel, take pre-pop-up photos, or simply explore the fun.

  • Willis Tower SkyDeck:
    For a bird’s eye view of the city and a touristy photo-op, visit the Willis Tower and stand on the freaky sky deck. At 110 stories high, this is the highest view in Chicago.