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Top Yard spaces in Chicago, IL

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Cozy & Eclectic Home --Northwest side of Chicago
  • $138/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (21)
  • 21
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
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Modern Architectural Gem
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
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Classic large greystone in historic Uptown area
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
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Ranch with Plenty of Natural Lighting
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
SuperHost
Large Logan Square Industrial Urban Loft Space
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
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Beautiful Historic Residence on tree lined street
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL

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What people are saying about Yard on Giggster

Barbara F.
$ 1375
11 hours
15 people
2 years ago
This location is excellent and the home owners are wonderful! Highly, highly recommended. A++++++++++
Barbara F.
$ 2000
10 hours
15 people
10 months ago
We had a fantastic experience at this location. It is beautiful and homeowner Erin is extremely professional, nice and responsive. I highly recommend this location and I hope to go back again for another production some time in the future. A++++++
Nicole B.
$ 1377
9 hours
15 people
a year ago
Beautiful location and wonderfully kind and easy to work with homeowner. Highly recommend!
Chris C.
$ 1500
20 hours
35 people
a year ago
We had a great experience shooting scenes for our feature film production at this location. Nicole, Todd, and Stephanie were terrific with communication and really went the extra mile to accommodate our needs. We would definitely work with them again on another project!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Yard venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Chicago?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Chicago on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Chicago?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Chicago at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Yard spaces are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 367 Yard spaces available in Chicago.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Chicago bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Chicago guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Chicago locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Chicago?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Chicago. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Chicago booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Chicago?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Chicago is $168 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Chicago?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Yard spaces in Chicago, IL?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $75 to $250.
Which Yard spaces are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2024?
How do I book a Chicago location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Chicago reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Chicago

Chicago is a major city in the United States located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Illinois. With over two and a half million inhabitants, it is the third most populous city and metropolitan area in the United States. Chicago is known for its sports teams, iconic skyline, impressive theaters, excellent pizza, and unique neighborhoods such as Wicker Park, Hyde Park, and The Loop. The city offers an array of tourist attractions, from museums to Navy Pier to Millennium Park.

As well as being a popular destination for tourists worldwide, Chicago offers the perfect backdrop for large events and parties, including yard events. In addition to offering abundant outdoor space perfect for hosting events like picnics or large gatherings, Chicago boasts mild temperatures during spring and summer, ideal for outdoor activities. With attractions such as Navy Pier and Millennium Park nearby, guests can spend their days exploring the city before heading back to their yard space event at night. Overall, Chicago offers all you need for an unforgettable yard event!

Yard Options in Chicago

  • DJs
    When organizing a yard space event in Chicago, hiring a talented DJ is essential for setting the mood and creating an atmosphere your guests will remember. A professional DJ can provide a mix of popular music that appeals to everyone, from club tracks to hip-hop to dance and EDM. They'll have the knowledge and experience to keep your party going all night long!
  • Event Planner
    Hiring an experienced event planner is essential in ensuring that your yard space event runs smoothly. An event planner will be able to handle every aspect of the planning process and ensure that every element of your event is taken care of. This includes finding appropriate vendors, creating a timeline for each part of the day, working within budget restrictions, handling communication with vendors and guests, ensuring all necessary permits are acquired, and much more.
  • Decor
    When decorating your yard space event in Chicago, there is no shortage of options. You could use theme-inspired props such as balloons or banners to add color and excitement or opt for greenery like potted plants or hanging foliage for a more naturalistic vibe. If you're looking for something even more unique, you could look into custom art pieces like murals or sculptures, giving your space a unique edge.
  • Bartenders
    Bartenders are key when having drinks available at any party or celebration. Professional bartenders have the skillset and know-how necessary to ensure everyone stays hydrated throughout the evening while providing delicious cocktails and beverages tailored to each guest’s taste preferences. Bartenders should also follow local laws regarding serving drinks so you can rest assured that everything will run smoothly on the night.
  • Photographers
    Capturing memories during any celebratory event is important, so why not hire a professional photographer? Experienced photographers understand how to capture candid moments without interrupting any conversations or activities at the party while still producing stunning results with their photos. They'll also be able to suggest creative locations around Chicago where they can take some spectacular shots guaranteed to last a lifetime!

Yard Vendors in Chicago

  • John's Bartending Services
    John's Bartending Services can offer a team of certified bartenders to help make your yard event a success. Hiring one of their bartenders for your yard event allows you to relax and enjoy yourself while knowing that all the guests are being taken care of. With over ten years of experience, their team is knowledgeable in a wide range of cocktails and can tailor their services to match the vibe you need.
  • DJ Gerry
    Gerry is a professional DJ who has worked in the industry for over 15 years. He is skilled at reading a crowd and playing the perfect number at the right time to keep everyone entertained. Gerry is versatile and can work for different events, such as yard and outdoor events, corporate parties, college dances, or private parties.
  • Pfeiffer Photography
    Pfeiffer Photography is a studio in Chicago that specializes in event photography. Whether you need a photographer for your yard event, a portrait session, or a high school senior photo shoot, Pfeiffer Photography can help. The studio is also available for group and team photo shoots. One of the best things about Pfeiffer Photography is that you own all rights to your pictures, which means that you can print and share your photos without any restrictions.

Pros and Cons of Yard Events in Chicago

From useful photoshoots and events, yard spaces provide a buffer between the street and one's property to crime susceptibility. However, some pros and cons should be weighed against each other before making any final decisions.

Advantages

  • Many different types of residential spaces in Chicago, such as mansions and homes, have yard spaces that can be utilized for any event or photo/film shoot.

  • Yard spaces provide a lot of natural light for photoshoots, which is fantastic for outdoor shoots. It also lessens the need for lighting equipment/

  • They are often quiet and private, providing the perfect atmosphere for an event.

Disadvantages

  • Yards can be quite small and not fit enough people, especially if you're planning a large event or photoshoot/

  • Not all yards are easily accessible to find in Chicago, so you may have to research hard to get what you want.

  • Some yards are not well kept, and you may need to spend extra money getting them into shape.

Tips on How to Organize Yard Events in Chicago

Organizing a yard space event in Chicago can be both exciting and stressful. Whether you’re a first-time organizer or experienced, this guide will provide tips to help make your event a success. From getting the word out to accommodating all your guests, these are some key steps to consider when organizing yard events in Chicago:

  • Choose an appropriate location: To ensure your guests have plenty of room and access to restrooms and other amenities if needed, select a large enough location for the number of people expected at the event. Consider the planned activity type—will it require electricity outlets or other features? Make sure the chosen area has enough parking and is easily accessible by public transportation.

  • Set up with enough time: When arranging furniture for the event, factor in extra time for any issues that may arise during setup. This will allow you to troubleshoot any problems before guests arrive, so they can enjoy their time without worrying about delays.

  • Promote your event: Get the word out by advertising in local newspapers and magazines, leveraging social media channels like Twitter and Facebook, creating flyers or postcards, and sending out email invitations. You can also reach out to local radio stations or podcasts—they may be willing to give you free airtime in exchange for mentioning their program on your invitations.

  • Accommodate special requests: To accommodate everyone's needs, ask guests if they have any dietary restrictions or mobility concerns that need to be considered when planning food and seating arrangements for the event. If necessary, provide alternate seating options such as benches or bean bag chairs for those who cannot stand for long periods.

  • Hire additional help: Depending on how many attendees you expect at your event, hiring servers or bartenders can help keep things running smoothly throughout the day, so you don't have to worry about constantly refilling drinks or cleaning up after each course of food served. Ensure these employees are trained properly beforehand, so they do not cause any disruptions during the event.

  • Plan activities accordingly: If your event includes entertainment such as music or games like cornhole tosses or ladder ball tournaments, plan these activities so everyone can join in without feeling rushed or left out due to a lack of preparation. Consider hiring entertainers if necessary—magicians, comedians, and jugglers can liven up an event!

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities
    Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities is a charming place in Chicago, Illinois. The location offers various items, including animal bones, human teeth, and other curiosities. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and always happy to answer all questions and queries. The Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities is well-stocked, so you're sure to find something that catches your eye. Whether you're looking for a gift for a friend or simply browsing, Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities is definitely worth a visit.
  • Rosehill Cemetery
    Nestled on the north side of Chicago, Rosehill Cemetery is the city's largest graveyard. Founded in 1859, the cemetery spans 350 acres and contains over 100,000 burial plots. Among its many notable features are a beautiful lake, a serene bamboo forest, and an impressive collection of Victorian monuments. The cemetery is also home to its fair share of ghost stories. Visitors have reported hearing weird noises, seeing strange lights, and encountering apparitions. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, there's no denying that Rosehill Cemetery is a truly fascinating place.
  • Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
    The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is located on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. The museum is dedicated to the life and work of social reformer Jane Addams. Among her many accomplishments, Addams was instrumental in founding Hull House, one of the first social settlements in the United States. Today, the museum preserves the historic Hull House building and offers a variety of educational programs that showcase Addams's legacy. The museum also holds a regularly scheduled haunted house tour, during which visitors can learn about some of the more supernatural stories associated with Hull House. From tales of ghosts that still wander the halls to reports of strange noises and sightings, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is said to be one of the most haunted locations in Chicago.