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Stylish modern house previously owned and designed by two generations of Architects. Well-lit open floor-plan, dark wood floors, elegant floating steel staircase, gas fireplace. The huge landscaped patio and off-street parking for 3 cars really sets the property apart from most others in Chicago.
This curated space is meant to make our guests feel welcomed and right at home. The studio is split into two sections, a small office-like space on the upper level and a spacious “shooting” area with two separate setups on the lower level.
The office section has a vanity mirror/desk for makeup and a small table for photo editing. You will need to bring your own laptop. The office is separated by a small staircase leading to the main shooting floor.
Our studio is set up for photography/videography. The studio’s north wall has a seamless paper backdrop setup hanging from the ceiling set up (seamless paper is included in rental). You are allowed to bring your own seamless paper to hang from our mobile tripod setup. Most of the walls in the studio are brick.
We are proud of our humble little space, especially taking into consideration that we built the vanity mirror by hand over the course of a few days. We hope that this studio is just the first of many to come in the future!
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.
My recently updated apartment is in one of Chicago's hottest neighborhoods (Lakeview). The building was built in 1884, before this area was formally annexed into Chicago (in 1889)! While records no longer exist, the building has been converted several times since then. You'll see from the photos that it's been updated quite a bit boasting modern furniture and amenities. While refreshing this space, we kept an eye on preserving original details to give you a unique blend of historical charm with modern conveniences. We look forward to hosting you and your group!
Bedroom 1: 8.5 x 9.5, Queen Bed, window AC
Bedroom 2: 8.5 x 13.5, Queen Bed, radiator
Dining Room: Table for 6, desk, radiator
Kitchen: 12.5 x 14.5, high-top table with 4 stools, stove, refrigerator/freezer, microwave
Bathroom: Shower/tub, vanity, toilet, radiator
Living Room: 17 x 12.5, window AC, radiator, TV, sofa...
The space is a spacious modern recreational cooking school. It is perfect for pop-up dinners, corporate parties and meetings and birthday/bachelor/bachelorette/ rehearsal dinner parties.
It has a huge "residential-like" modern kitchen with prep tables and then a charming dining area complete with casual dining booths, a small stage and an attached retail space. It is conveniently located in lakeview/wrigleville/boystown two blocks from Wrigley Field on the corner of Addison & Broadway. Extremely easy to get to via public transportation/car and walking distance from Wrigley Field and Boystown.
We can also work with you to do a private cooking party for your guests. Or you can hire our chefs, bartenders, servers or our other vendors such as Karaoke hosts, Trivia Hosts, Photo Booths, Dancing Instructors, Artists, Cooking Teachers to put on your event. Please inquire about our offerings.
You can put a cocktail party on for up to 45 guests standing or a seated event for about 35 (more if you rent additional tables). The space has a fully usable kitchen for a chef to create an amazing pop-up dinner and the kitchen is fully stocked with a myriad of cooking utensils as we are a the "party school" of cooking classes at heart.
Please note there are higher minimums for Friday and Saturday nights. Please email us to check for those minimums.
-There is no smoking permitted in the space.
-We do not allow BYOB, but we have a store that sells wine & beer.
-Pets are not permitted in the space.
All ages are allowed in the space
Two black box theatre spaces, lobby, and bar filled with art and artifacts from science fiction and fantasy genres, located just north of Wrigley Field!
We are classic neighborhood pizzeria that we all grew up with and went regularly to meet family and friends!
Our pizza is inspired by the pizzaiolos that immigrated to America from Italy and opened the first Pizzerias in NYC, many of which are still in existence today. It’s called NeapolAmerican, but some might call it NY Style or New Haven style, but whatever you call it, it’s instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with East Coast Pizza.
Our main dining room on the 1st floor can seat 80 people and includes a full bar with 12 rotating taps, multiple flat screen TVs, and a dedicated sound system. We also have a private event space located on the 2nd floor, complete with a separate bar, restrooms, five flat screen TVs, and a complete audio video system.
Also if you need a larger venue, we have done a few dozen 'shut down' events (Buyout) over the years where we covert the entire restaurant to a private event space. We have hosted up to 150 people n the past.
Please reach out directly with any questions.