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Creative and colorful artistic setting
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Studio is located at workshop4200 in the heart of Hermosa in Chicago. The space is in the center of the gallery. Perfect for a photo shoot, to host a paint and sip, small gathering or meeting in a creative environment.
Open Air Patio, seating for 16, renovated kitchen
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
How unique and memorable your event will be! Quaint and cozy 500 square feet open air patio, located at the back of my vintage menswear shop on North Avenue between Rockwell St. & Maplewood St. in Humboldt Park. You will find ample parking and easy access via the Redline train & Rt. 72 bus, or walk from the Blueline Western train stop. The amazing 606 Bloomingdale Trail runs parallel to North Avenue, 2 blocks north. You will also find all you need for your event nearby! Walgreens, a liquor store and Cermak Produce grocery store are mere blocks away. (*don't forget lots of ice!) This space would be great for a small dinner party (sit down max 16), reception, micro-wedding, presentation or photo shoot. Our maximum guest is 25 people. For a nominal fee via out Add-on package, we make available for your use: 3 x 6' tables 1 x 5' round table 1 x 4' table Table linens (white, green, red, burgundy, navy, black) Table runner in gold or silver sequins, baby blue and pink (for baby showers) Cutlery (forks, knives, spoons) Serving utensils including tongs White dinner plates Silver or gold chargers Serving bowls, trays, platters, and cake stand Large tub for ice Ice bucket Clear glass desert plates Clear glass wine goblets and champagne flutes Glass vases (variety) JBL Extreme WIFI bluetooth speaker, tablet 10 x 10 pop up tent 20 folding white chairs 4 benches (flanking the walls, can be moved or removed) *See our "Add-on" package! *due to insurance requirements, ALL TIME on the patio needs to be under contract. We suggest adding and extra 30 minutes for setup time and an extra 30 minutes for tear down. Any physical time must be under contract for insurance purposes. *the latest we can book the space would be 12 midnight. There are residents in the building and we cannot intrude upon their comfort. Feel free to stop by and view the space and see if it will meet your needs. Our general hours are from 12-7p.m. Wed-Sat and 12-5 Sun.
High-End Meeting Space with River Views in Chicago
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
This 529 sqft well-appointed meeting space features high-end amenities, a maximum capacity of 20 people, and can be set up in several different configurations to suit the needs of your group. Ideal uses of the space include team off-sites, brainstorming sessions, creative meetings, workshops, board meetings, planning sessions, strategy sessions, corporate training, interviews, focus groups, and more. CONFIGURATIONS & CAPACITY - U-Shape: Up to 18 - Hollow square: Up to 12 - Pods: Up to 20 - Classroom: Up to 18 This space has the option to hold up to 20 attendees- inquire within. FEATURES - Large screen monitor - WiFi with business-grade internet - Complimentary coffee, tea, and filtered water - Whiteboard - Easel - Power strips - Room setup and troubleshooting as needed - Management of guest registration with building security - Convenient downtown location - Easels - Modern, ergonomic office furniture - Office Concierge to greet guests - Access to the business lounge - Smaller breakout rooms available -Speaker phone
Multifunctional Light Room Side Studio for Events & Fitness
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Light Room accommodates 40 people seated. All apparatuses are removable/can be stowed. Beautiful skylight. Perfect for yoga, dance, pilates, fitness classes/workshops & birthday parties! Street parking available.

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About Chicago

Chicago is the third biggest city in the United States, with a population of almost three million people. ‘The Windy City', ‘The City That Works’ and ‘City of Big Shoulders’ are some of its nicknames.

Chicago is a city that has everything for everyone, from exquisite dining alternatives to distinctive architecture and building designs, open spaces, theatres, operas, and shopping experiences, as well as soccer and football games and tournaments.

Today, it serves as a commercial and industrial hub, as well as a center for telecommunications, education, and trade. McCormick Place, the Western Hemisphere's largest convention center is located in Chicago and close to the commercial district.

The city hosts some of the world's largest and most well-attended conventions, meetings, and tradeshows. Key transportation assets include the two international airports, interstate highways, and the nation's train hub. All this makes a Chicago trade show venue is an excellent idea.

Trade Show Options in Chicago

Take a look at the options for your trade show venue in Chicago before choosing anything. You can also enlist help from event planners in the city who are experienced in such things.

  • Marketing
    A tradeshow entails a significant amount of promotion both inside and outside of Chicago in order to raise awareness and attract a diverse range of vendors. Engage the services of a public relations or marketing agency to promote your business through word of mouth, social media channels, and website development.

  • Vendors
    Begin building a list of potential vendors well in advance of your trade show. They may or may not be from Chicago, but they may come from other major places as well. You will need to start spreading the news as soon as possible!

  • Event Planners
    Engage the services of an event planner to ensure that your tradeshow is a success in Chicago. If you are a novice or want advice, a professional event planner will undoubtedly assist you.

Trade Show Companies in Chicago

Setting up a successful trade show venue in Chicago is a lot of work. You do not have to do all the work on your own. Let some of the locals help you with all the details for your trade show venue in Chicago.

  • Frank Event Design
    Frank Event Design is a Chicago-based event planning firm. This company has over 26 years of experience and dozens of events under its belt. They are the go-to company for beautiful and glamorous events. Frank Andonoplas created the firm, and he has been featured in bridal magazines, radio segments, television, websites, and blogs. He has received multiple honors, including the prestigious Gala Award. Frank and his staff arrange weddings, special events, private parties, business events, and other types of gatherings.

  • 222 Digital Marketing
    222 Digital Marketing can assist in developing a long-term, meaningful connection with customers by engaging them with your business via social media. They operate in a variety of fields, including social media marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing, and digital marketing. They are in charge of SEO efforts, web analytics, and email promotions. They excel at content marketing strategy, local SEO, conversion rate optimization, and anything else connected to the industry.

  • Integrity Protection Services
    Integrity Protection Services offers customized security to meet various demands and needs. They provide the greatest level of customer service while maintaining public safety, controlling risk, and safeguarding property and assets. They also assist in keeping customers and staff safe and relaxed. All the officers are trained to respond to a wide range of circumstances while remaining calm, professional, and watchful. They offer armed police, unarmed officers, and foot patrol as well as traffic control, vehicle patrol, retail security, and loss prevention.

Pros and Cons of Trade Shows in Chicago

No city is perfect, and Chicago is no different. It is best to find out the pros and cons of the city before finalizing anything for your trade show in Chicago.


  • Getting around within the city is easy
    When in Chicago, it is easy to reach any part of the city because even remote locations are very well-connected with public transit.

  • Chicago is a cosmopolitan city
    Chicago is a booming metropolis that is expanding at a quick pace. Many sectors thrive in Chicago, including publishing, banking, engineering, manufacturing, and construction.

  • Relatively less expensive
    Chicago is relatively cheaper than other major cities like New York and Los Angeles and this means that setting up for your tradeshow will cost you less compared to other metro cities in the country.


  • Problem of crime
    This city is above the national average when it comes to crimes and you need to consider getting protection for your trade show.

  • Parking is tough to get
    Chicago has parking difficulties, and this might be a huge issue, especially if the majority of your vendors have large cars and want to park at your trade fair venue.

  • Traffic is heavy
    Be prepared to be stuck in traffic in Chicago as most of the roads and highways are congested.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Robie House
    Robie House, a national historic landmark on the University of Chicago campus, is open to the public. It is accessible for viewing all year round and is approximately 20 minutes away from the heart of the city. This attraction, which was created by the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1909, is a great representation of prairie-style architecture. Inside, you'll see stained-glass windows, magnificent furniture, and antiques from many eras ago.

  • Chicago Water Tower
    Chicago's water tower is a symbol of the city's prosperity. William Boyington was instrumental in the creation of the water tower. It is constructed of limestone and stands at 144 feet tall. The water tower was formerly a significant structure for distributing water around the city. It is notable now because it is a symbol of resilience, having survived a fire that engulfed the whole business area of the city in 1871.

  • The Lincoln Park Zoo
    The Lincoln Park Zoo, established in 1868, is home to more than 1000 species including hippos, rhinos, and penguins as well as polar bears, giraffes, lions, and gorillas. The zoo is located to the west of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. It is closed to downtown and offers a variety of ecosystems, exhibits, and enclosures to visit.