Former Art Gallery Event Lounge
Welcome to “The Garage", our newly renovated space offers stunning exposed brick walls, rustic piping and vintage paintings – perfect for any type of event! This venue is 1,500-square-feet, with 23ft high ceilings, glass walls on the north and south providing great natural lighting, varietal seating/furniture, and a kitchenette equipped with coffee, tea and a variety of other beverages.
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.
Sunny Bohemian Storefront
Our creative space in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago is blocks away from White Sox, Guaranteed Rate Field. This freshly renovated 900 square feet bohemian storefront studio is an ideal location for private events or creative showcases. Located at 3641 S Morgan Street, the space currently hosts an appointment only showroom for design companies, Metal Magic Interiors and Norman Leigh Designs. There is also a yard with a garden, fire-pit, and seating for outdoor activities.
The brick and frame building was built in 1896 hosting a saloon until the 1990's. The space has been renovated and includes exposed brick walls, large West facing storefront windows, and a restored tin ceiling. Design elements from above tenants, such as steel and reclaimed wood tables, benches, and desks, are displayed throughout the building. For client ease the space includes a wet bar with wine fridge and a full refrigerator in the back space.
Past clients have included:
- non profit organization parties, like Chicago Sculpture International's holiday event
- production shoots, like a commercial for Sammons Financial Group, and a print series for Pet Retail World
- product launches, like Pomme Magazine first edition
- book releases, like author Tissanie Simmons' "Generational Curse"