Best activation spaces for rent in Chicago, IL

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Upscale Condo in the Heart of Gold Coast

Chicago | Gold Coast

$99 per hour
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Easy load walk up Located in the Gold Coast, near the Clark/division. The building is a historic landmark and is a pre-WWII building. The space is Art Moderne style with Edgar Miller paintings on the windows. Space Details: - 1400 square feet - Seating Capacity = 16 - Access to Full Kitchen - Free Coffee - A/V Hookup - 2.5 Bathrooms - Speaker System - Fireplace Use - Washer/Dryer Use - Red Line is one block away - BYOB allowed - Outside food is allowed - Jewell Osco (grocery store) 2 blocks away. - CVS on corner. - Dinnerware available - Easy ground level access for loading unloading in space details The space has quartz counter tops, and unique white glass subway tiles that offer modernism with antique undertones, plus a spiraled staircase. Features curved walls, with glass block windows. There's also an outdoor courtyard with seating. It is located a few blocks from North Ave beach and Oak Street beach plus the restaurants and shopping of the Gold Coast. There's also a Jewel Osco that's about a five minute walk away. This is an ideal space for freelance photographers and content creators. The space has tons of unique features that will contribute to your creativity. We'd love to host your next photoshoot, film project, music video, tv series shoot, web episode, or production project. Have something else in mind? Send us a message! Weekend rate: $150/hr. $75 clean fee. $500 security deposit

Wicker Park Mansion -5 roof deck-city view

Chicago | West Town

$500 per hour
100
The space is modern, new, and well furnished. As hosts, we are very welcoming and enjoy meeting cool new people. What to know: + Walk everywhere in 5 minutes or less! Blue Line to downtown, great bars and eateries, shopping, and anything else you could want + Highlights of the house: stunning rooftop views from the custom deck, chef's kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero, pool room

Unique 2-Level Space with Secret Garden

Chicago | West Town

$200 per hour
100
6Responds within 3 hours
A 2-level hidden gem in convenient West Town, our space is ideal for private parties, birthdays, performance and popup events, weddings, photos shoots, offsite meetings, bridal and baby showers, and more. Guests are greeted by a grand entrance, 24-foot ceilings, and a stunning balcony level that uniquely connects the two floors. Plus, we have a secret outdoor garden and patio, perfect for sipping cocktails, ceremonies or summer fun. Saturdays - $300/hour - 6-hour minimum All Other Days - $200/hour - 4-hour minimum *Please inquire for wedding pricing. Rental hours should include any needed set up and breakdown time. We offer a discounted rate of $100/hour for set up and breakdown time. We can host 100 guests seated or standing. Please note that we are not wheelchair accessible. – Amenities – 4,500 square-foot stand-alone building Secret outdoor garden Grand entrance Dressing rooms Coat room Wrap-around 2nd floor mezzanine level 24-foot ceilings Full kitchen 2 single-use bathrooms Sonos sound system and small PA system Projector and 100inch projector screen 100 padded fruitwood folding chairs 10 8-foot banquet tables, 5 6-foot banquet tables, 10 5-foot round tables ($100 set up and breakdown fee for tables and chairs) Weddings - Fall 2019 and 2020 dates still available! Please send us a note to learn more about wedding bookings and pricing.

West Town Loft/Art Space

Chicago | West Town

$100 per hour
120
7Responds within 2 hours
Over 1800 sq ft of open loft space with so much natural light and character beyond belief! At our space, there is also a little lounge area just inside the large rolling door that has access to shelves, mirrors, fridges, extra seating, etc. If you're looking for this space for a wedding or larger event, you may also have access to our foyer area for light decor and signage! Add another 500 sqft with lobby and foyer. Space Details: - 80 Chairs - 9 Tables - Small Catering Area - Outside Food Allowed - PA System Available for $100 (mic, speaker, aux cable) - DJ's must bring their own equipment - Seated 90 | Standing 120 - $100for piano use | $100 for PA System - Freight Elevator This space has been utilized in many ways such as wedding/bridal/baby showers, birthday parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions, photoshoots, live music venue, meetings, visual artist gallery, and dance performances. Your options are unlimited here! We like to think of this space as an expansion of the creativity everyone has with them, in hopes it can help others find their inner creativity even more! Free parking in the lot, plus lots of free street parking on Hubbard St. Bathroom on 3rd Floor, just down the hall along with an artist slop sink. NOTE: The Rental Fee Does Not Include Staffing Which May Vary Depending On Size And Nature Of Event.

West Town Urban City Loft

Chicago | East Garfield Park

$60 per hour
100
Responds within 2 hours
West town spacious loft with all the amenities, free parking, easy access and lots of open space room

Custom City Venue W/ Unreal View & Terrace

Chicago | Goose Island

$100 per hour
30
9Responds within 2 hours
This is the perfect cocktail party, meeting, photo and video shoot venue with indoor and outdoor space. This modern space is decorated with custom furniture, artwork, paint, marble flooring, a 1978 Working Playboy Pinball Machine, Art Decco Foosball Table, TV, Specimen Custom Sound System, Design Within Reach Furniture and much more! It is an open space with plenty of room to entertain and plenty of furniture. Space Details: - 200 sq foot balcony - Our space holds 25-30 people very comfortably! - Custom Furniture - Marble Flooring - Custom Specimen Sound System - Foosball Table + Pinball Machine - Our space was designed by Jerry Kleiner - Located right in the heart of Lincoln Park steps away from the Apple Store Red Line and New City Mall. We'd love to host your next: - Baby Shower - Bridal Shower - Cocktail Party - Dinner Party - Corporate Event - Intimate Gathering - Workshop - Brainstorming Session - Creative Off-Site - Team Building - Interview - Presentation - Photoshoot - Film Project - Product Shoot - Fashion Shoot - Model Shoot - And More! RULES: - No Smoking inside, only outside on the terrace. - No pets. - Must be 21 to drink alcohol. - Furniture can only be moved by the host upon request. - Trash should be placed in the bins and the host will take care of the rest. - Guests must provide additional insurance and valid permits for all vendors. - Please inquire for details about staffing - Inquiry for recommendations with food/bev, music, special arrangements, and more - No access to the bedrooms without prior approval from the host. - Must sign in and out with the doorman.

Beautiful industrial home in Wicker Park

Chicago | West Town

$500 per hour
60
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This architectural gem is a recent gut renovation, but the building is a 100 year old Chicago classic. Done by one of Chicago's most sought-after commercial space designers, the ceilings are 12 to 40 feet high, a large skylight covers an open atrium, and there is exposed brick and steel everywhere. The bottom floor is three levels, with a gas fireplace with a facade from the 1700s, a kitchen with a 14' island, a dining room with a 12' table and easy access to the landscaped deck/back yard.

Fully Styled Party Design Studio

Chicago | Lake View

$200 per hour
60
Responds within 2 hours
instagram worthy, professionally styled, party space. 10 foot floral wall, overflowing balloon fireplace, champagne phone, lip wall, and more. fully furnished with gorgeous white furniture, flokati throws, and crystal chandeliers. chic styled art bar for all fabulous occasions complete with 2 swanky lounge areas and 4 dining tables complete with chairs and white linens.

Award-Winning Landmark Space in Chicago

Chicago | Wicker Park

$250 per hour
80
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Breathe new life and energy into your next workshop, brainstorming session or conference at this space. Escape the office fluorescents and book your event in our expansive great room, offering a flexible and relaxed space bathed in tons of natural light. We pride ourselves on creating a unique experience for your team or clients. Let us plan something special for you and your team based on your goals and specifications. FUNCTIONALITY Over 2,100 square feet State-of-the-art, large commercial kitchen 16’ ceilings and uninterrupted, usable wall space Ceiling-mounted projector & retractable 16:9 screen Sonos® sound system Snowsound® acoustic panels Versatile seating types and arrangements White boards and office supplies provided upon request Wi-Fi

Designer Home in Luxurious area

Chicago | Gold Coast

$350 per hour
100
This historic row-house located in the heart of Chicago's lavish Gold Coast area is perfect for groups. The beautiful and sophisticated decor and finishes were commissioned and executed by a world renowned interior designer. Not only is the home beautiful but the location is incredible. Steps from downtown, the top fashion designer shops, exquisite restaurants, nightlife, north avenue beach, the Magnificent Mile, and public transportation. 4,600 sq ft of comfort. The living room is home to antiques, chandeliers, gleaming cherry wood floors, and a large fireplace. This and each of the other fireplaces are fitted with gas logs, but allow burning if desired. The living room is home to antiques, chandeliers, gleaming cherry wood floors, and a large fireplace. This and each of the other fireplaces are fitted with gas logs, but allow burning if desired. Adjacent to the kitchen at the heart of the home, the dining area would be perfect for dinner parties. While there are four bedrooms in all, including two master-sized rooms with en-suite baths on the third floor, the entire top floor is dedicated to a truly resplendent master suite. It features a fireplace, opulent master bat, large steam shower, and spacious Jacuzzi soaking tub. A built-in makeup desk and sink areas are each finished in cherry wood. Multiple European built-ins and closets store your wardrobes in style. The master suite also features a custom rooftop garden deck featuring a roof garden top garden, and an antique fountain. There's another award winning backyard garden on the 1st floor. Outdoor speakers and subtle lighting make this a space perfect for entertaining. In house washer and dryer and 2 car parking garage and space on the outside for 3rd vehicle.

A Chicago Classic with everything you need

Chicago | Lake View

$149 per hour
200
3Responds within an hour
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 store front on a major street makes us a great choice for a pop-up. 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. Furnishings: We have 220 banquet chairs, six 24” rounds, twenty 48” rounds, six 60” rounds, a buffet table and several 6’ tables and two high-tops. We also have six sections of 12’ pipe with black drape. 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. Location: 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. Please note: Not available to be used as a concert venue. Your booking includes one site visit prior to your event; be sure you have identified everyone who will need to see the space before you schedule your pre-event visit. Additional site visits that require we schedule a staff person to open the facility are billed at $50 for the first hour and $20 for each additional hour. Your booking should also include any time needed for you and your vendors to load in and out. If you arrive early or stay late we are required to bill you for the additional time. Be sure everyone involved with your event knows glitter (or decorations made with glitter), confetti, rice, bird seed… are FORBIDDEN to be used in the venue. If any of the above are used in the venue a $350 cleaning fee will be added to your rent. Be sure everyone involved with your event knows that no tape other than painters tape may be used on any surface in the venue. If any damaging results a touch up fee of $250 will be added to your rent. Be sure everyone involved with your event knows that NO SMOKING of any kind is allowed in the facility. A $250 fee will be added to your rent if there is any smoking in the facility. Be sure everyone involved with your event knows that NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES of any kind are allowed in the facility. A $250 fee will be added to your rent if there are any outside beverages consumed in the facility. We have an excellent sound system and require DJs to plug use our amplification.

Spacious Timber Loft on Michigan Avenue

Chicago | Near South Side

$400 per hour
300
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We’ll make sure the vision for your special event becomes a reality. Our historic venue located on Michigan Avenue offers everything you need to create the stunning occasion you and your guests will always remember. Our industrial timber loft complete with 5 massive skylights offers up to 6,500 square feet of event space to personalize for your next gathering. Amenities include custom lighting, votive package, tables, chairs, onsite couples lounge, photo booth, eclectic lounge scapes, coat check, and valet available.

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