Loft in River West | Exposed brick- Natural light
From $99 per hour
Brand new loft space in River West available for your next film or photo production. Exposed brick, natural light and multiple backdrops to choose from. To see a video about the space please go to this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrcxkzCQdAo
Our building was built in 1889, as the original offices of M Schulz Co., luxurious piano manufacturers. Several original features remain, including the mosaic entrance, glass windows, and trim. Our Studio is located on the first floor. Newly remodeled interior features exposed brick walls, a 15 foot timber ceiling, and hardwood floors throughout. Elegant finishes give the space a chic air and make a unique background for any event.
The 2400 sq ft open floor plan allows for maximum personalization. The space is divided between the main room and a bedroom/lounge area. The main room can hold up to 40 seated guests, and 80 standing guests. There is a custom made dry bar located in the middle of the main room and can be used as a coat check, dj booth, or bartender station. Dark interior and versatile lighting solutions add an element of personal intimacy to the venue. Interlacing modern decor with antiques gives this event space a timeless appearance. Nearby garage parking available.
About the space
• Over 2300 square feet
• Hardwood floors throughout
• Unique and intimate space
• High Ceilings
• State-of-the-art kitchen with large kitchen island, dishwasher, oven range and oversized fridge with ice maker.
• 75 inch tv with Sonos® sound system synchronized with google home.
• Plugs-ins for video presentation.
• Versatile seating types and arrangements available
• White boards and office supplies provided upon request
• Lighting and photo equipment available for the extra charge
• Multiple background backdrops for the photo shoots, memorable event pictures, social media purposes for additional charge
• Seating: 40 chairs, 5 bar stools around Kitchen Island and 4 around dry bar, 1 couch, 2 lounge chairs.
• Tables: 3 dining tables
• Event Timing Flexibility
• Dry bar
• Private Restroom
• Direct ground floor access to the space from the loading dock in the garage
• Ground level walk up
Located steps away from transportation, shopping and nightlife. Minutes from the Chicago Blue Line stop and accessible from multiple bus routes such as the 66 and 65. Neighborhood’s food and coffee vendors available within walking distance. CVS pharmacy is located two blocks away with food and liquor available. Quick access to and from the express way. Street parking and paid available.
No smoking inside. Set up and break down must be within the time booked. $125 mandatory cleaning fee is required.
Guests are subject to an excessive cleaning fee if the place is left with an out of norm shape after an event. No use of glitter on the premises. Guests must provide additional insurance and valid permits for all vendors. Guests are responsible for setting up space. Prompt set up of the furniture upon arrival available for an additional fee. Host is not responsible for any items left on site.
Space is ideal for
Photo Shoots, Food Bloggers Video and Photo Shoots, Kitchen Product Shoots, TV/MOVIE Video Shoots, Dining Scene, Video shoots, Model shoots, and Magazine shoots.
W. Chicago Studio Space
From $150 per hour
Our 8,000 sq. ft. studio on Chicago's West Side has been used as a stage and location for 100's of shoots. Equipped with a 30ft. white cyclorama, this space accommodates motion and still shoots of any size.
* 30′ x 20′ x 12′ white cyc
* 15′ x 20′ x 12′ green cyc (pending availability)
* Cement floor, exposed brick walls
* South facing 12′ windows
* Full kitchen, green room / production area with wifi included
* One bathroom with shower and separate changing room
* 12' seamless backdrops available for rent in: light green, chroma green, cream, carnation, light
blue, black and white
* Great conference or meeting space
* Includes use of 3 six foot tables, 3 director's chairs, 6 folding chairs, cooler, clothing rack
* Rentals available for lighting, grip, additional production supplies and scenic flats
* Smoking patio right off the stage
* 2nd floor walk up, no elevator
* Ample free street parking. public transportation: 4 blocks from Kedzie Green Line, adjacent to
Kedzie Metra UP-W line
The Studio Manager will be onsite all day for every rental. In-house and freelance crew referrals available upon request. Fresh coat of paint for white cyc is included for all bookings made 48 hours in advance. Fresh coat of paint for green cyc (when available) is $150 flat fee with 48 hours advance booking. This space is not a dedicated sound stage. Use of already mounted stage lighting (open face Mole-Richardson 1k babies) are $25 per light. Additional lighting and grip rental list available upon request.
From $250 per hour
In Chicago remodeled near Midway Airport. Eclectic, vintage and modern accents on 2 floors. The basement floor is an open suite furnished with a kitchenette and full bath. I also hosted in 2015-2016 from location managers who work for "The Onion". They had 2 film crews here for one of the shoots. It was tight, but it worked. They filmed a "Four Loko Mardi Gras" commericial, also Chobani Yogurt commercial. I also had a Grad Student from Columbia College film here for a 2-day shoot as a director.
Colorful Creative Space with Murals and Modern Decor
From $120 per hour
The Living Room is a comfortable venue for everyday life — a space for living. Our aesthetic is focused on organic + geometric shapes, inspired by greenhouses and the work of mathematical artist MC Escher. The murals help make the space unique having taken a total of about 235 hours so far.
Small Pilsen Storefront With Tons of Natural Light
From $40 per hour
We have a great space for smaller, and intimate shoots. We are a clothing storefront with professional backdrops, studio lighting, a fitting room, and huge windows with natural light. We have a vintage couch that can also be utilized, as well as any other visible space within our store.
Only 2 blocks away from the 18th St. Pink Line train station, it’s easy to get to by public transportation.
About 5-8 people can fit comfortably in the store for shooting purposes. We have other colored backdrops if needed, just let us know.
One of our staff members will be present throughout the entire shoot.
The Back Studio
From $15 per hour
Pendulum Space is a rehearsal and performance venue, a home for Chicago’s improv, sketch, and small theater productions. Our studios and 40-seat theater space are available for rental for photo shoots, classes, shows, yoga, art classes- you name it!
Budget Friendly Stage and Studio
From $18 per hour
Pendulum Space is a rehearsal and performance venue, a home for Chicago’s improv, sketch, and small theater productions. Our studios and 40-seat theater space are available for rental for photo shoots, classes, shows, yoga, art classes- you name it! Performances rent out a different rate than hourly rentals.
Furnished West Loop Loft w Rooftop & Full Kitchen
From $300 per hour
We have flat rates for 10 hours rather than hourly pricing as advertised. Prices are based off of the day of the week, time of year, and usage.
Please message us for a quote!
The perfect space for any occasion.
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Classic large greystone in historic Uptown area
From $175 per hour
Rehabbed Chicago 2-flat building with open floorplan and large landscaped yard with pond. Unit is duplexed down with balcony off the upstairs master overlooking the backyard and flexible use options. Located close to lake and historic Uptown entertainment district.