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Modern, Bright, Studio Kitchen and Lounge

Chicago | Irving Park

$140 per hour
48
5
Modern, multi-functional kitchen studio space filled with light, and all stainless steel kitchen appliances. Design and create with us in this bright and open studio; perfect for lifestyle photo and video shoots, especially food-related content! The studio provides and intimate setting for Micro Weddings and celebratory gatherings: Bachelorette parties, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Anniversaries. Ask about our Private Chef partners when booking! We work with some of the top Chefs in Chicago, allowing you to create a unique and one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests. Floral and Balloon decor are also available. Our 1200 square foot studio is conveniently located just off from US 90/94 with easy street parking and just a 5-minute walk from the Irving Park Blue Line stop. Reservation includes access to: All bookings Booking include access to In-House Amenities: - Seating for Up To 38. Twenty-Four Heavyweight Black Chairs, Eight Navy Blue Dining Chairs, And Two Heavy Duty Stools That Seat Six. - Four 6-Foot Tables and Black Tablecloths - One 12-Foot Dining Table Mounted on Casters, With Seating For Up To 14 People - Standing Mirror, 86''H x 52''W - Samsung 70" LED 4K UHD Smart TV, on a Movable Stand - Bluetooth Speaker to Link Straight Up To Your Playlist - Surge Protected Power Strip and Charging Cables - Beautiful Kitchen Decked Out with Oversized Subway Tiles, White Quartz Countertops, And Stainless-Steel Appliances. - Lounge Area featuring 90’’ Couch and Two Club Chairs - 13-Foot Ceilings, White Walls, Removable Modern Art - Ample Natural Light: Huge, North and East Facing Windows - Blackout Shades - Spacious, Single Bathroom - Street-Level Access - Free street parking - Right off 90/94, Five Minute Walk to the Blue Line For added convenience, if the space is not booked, equipment and other photo & video production shoot related items may be dropped off the day prior to the scheduled shoot day. However, please note that we are not to be held liable/responsible for any damages/theft/other of any items left overnight. Guest must remove any equipment or rentals that yourself or your company brings in, and you should factor this setup and teardown time in your booking hours. All furniture is able to be arranged to your preference. Ask about our custom services including event design, coffee service, catering, and floral packages! ............. NOISE All music/noise must be kept to a respectable level. There is zero tolerance for noise complaints, and all music must be kept at a reasonable level by 10PM, adhering to Chicago noise laws. OVERTIME All booking start and end times include setup and tear down time, so please include that in your reservation. All items brought into the space must be removed by the end your reservation. Overtime will be charged in 30 minute increments at a rate of 1.5 times our hourly rate. CLEANING The cleaning fee is included in the hourly rate, however, guests are expected to leave the space in the same condition they found it in. We appreciate guest tidying up after themselves. Additional $150+ CLEANING FEE will be charged for use of GLITTER or CONFETTI in the space, if cleaners find a presence of biohazard risk messes (example: vomit), or destruction of property. DAMAGES Please respect the space. No nails, screws, staples or penetrating items should be used on our walls. Any tape or gummed backing materials must be properly removed. Damages (walls, floors, furniture, etc) will be billed to the credit card on file. A walk-through is required before and after all bookings. ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES The use or involvement of illegal substances is strictly prohibited and will result in eviction from the property and may result in law enforcement participation. Security system is in use on premise at all times. SMOKING There is no smoking allowed in the space.

West Town Loft/Art Space

Chicago | West Town

$150 per hour
80
11Responds within an hour
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: - 70 Chairs - 15 Tables - Small Catering Area - Outside Food Allowed - PA System Available for $100 (mic, speaker, aux cable) - DJ's must bring their own equipment - $100 for 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. Important: No glitter, confetti, confetti guns or cannons NOTE: The Rental Fee Does Not Include Staffing Which May Vary Depending On Size And Nature Of Event. Absolutely NO glitter, mylar or confetti

Minimalist Home | Former Charcoal Factory

Chicago | West Town

$550 per hour
75
3
Unique home nestled in the Lincoln Yards/Bucktown neighborhood. Our space is filled with a diverse selection of globally sourced artifacts and one-of-a-kind artwork. PRICING BREAKDOWN BELOW IN PRICING SECTION. Space Details: - 2 level home - 2 Living areas - WIFI - Fully integrated sound system, accessible via bluetooth - 2 Bathrooms - Full Kitchen - Garage - Outdoor patio - Courtyard (can fit 2 cars) - Load in thru the alley | Easy access - Ivy covered roof deck - Unique furnishing (rotating items and artwork) **Open to extended hours** Ideal location for: - Commercials - Photo shoots - Promo shoots/videos - Magazine shoots - Fashion/Product shoots

Beautiful industrial home in Wicker Park

Chicago | West Town

$500 per hour
60
2
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.

Lakeview Banquet Hall, Cathedral Ceilings

Chicago | Lake View East

$95 per hour
150
Second Unitarian Church, located in Chicago, Illinois, is a church wedding venue that welcomes renters of all faiths. Facilities and Capacity Affectionately called 2U, the Second Unitarian Church is a historic and beautiful Prairie-style building that can host gatherings of up to 150 people. The venue is equipped with a grand piano, flexible seating, smaller meeting or prep rooms, and a sound system. It is air-conditioned and the lower levels are fully accessible. The Sanctuary is a warm and inviting space of approximately 1,800 square feet. It can seat up to 150 guests with brick walls, hardwood floors, a high beamed ceiling, and stained-glass windows featuring a neutral wreath motif. It opens into the Palmer Room which is a large reception area of approx. 1,150 square feet. The Palmer Room is open and airy with large windows that look onto a garden space. The space is adjacent to a full kitchen with a serving window. The Loft can accommodate up to 125 people in its 1,750-square-foot space. It features high beamed ceilings, a large arched window with ample natural light and a kitchen area with sink, dishwasher, small refrigerator and counter space for food staging. Services Offered Second Unitarian Church offers wedding ceremony and reception packages and can be hired by the hour. Services available include: Tables and chairs Custodial team for set-up, break-down, and clean up during event Rehearsal time before the event Two rooms for the wedding couple or party to prepare Complete access to the church on the day of your event History Second Unitarian Church is a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association and has been a voice for liberal religion in Chicago since 1857. Unitarian Universalism is an open and affirming faith, and they welcome those who wish to bless their lives in a ceremony marking their lifelong commitment to each other.

Ultimate Styled Paris Apartment + Garden

Chicago | Lake View

$300 per hour
30
1
We’ve curated the ultimate Paris Apartment for you – right in Chicago/Lakeview. Styled with bright white vintage french flea antiques and brocante, we're set and party ready for your next soiree, dinner party, photoshoot and more. Rentals by the hour, half day, full day, events. Let’s celebrate together this year.

Sunny, Spacious Rock Climbing Space

Chicago | Lincoln Park

$2000 per hour
100
Our space has over 11,000 sq ft of climbing terrain and over 5,000 sq ft in meeting spaces to give your clients a new trendy way to explore fitness, health, and socializing. We have 6 areas your clients can utilize for both fully private and semi-private events: the co-working area, the mezzanine, the yoga/quiet studio, the group X studio, the slab/ropes section, and the large climbing area. Our facility also has a sauna and large locker rooms for usage!

Modern Industrial Rental Studio

Chicago | West Town

$175 per hour
100
5Responds within an hour
This is not your standard rental space. Originally built for a cobbler in the 1900’s,until it transitioned into a zinc foundry for the last 50 years. The foundry was even rumored to cast oscar awards at this very spot! We underwent a major renovation, bringing this little slice of history into a modern open concept photo-studio while maintaining it’s original industrial vibe. We’ve been delighted to host a variety of amazing projects and events. This creative, urban space is just waiting for your next shoot, production, pop-up, dinner party or that "amazing" event you are looking to throw!

Vintage Chicago Lounge and Bar

Chicago | Sheffield & DePaul

$300 per hour
100
Responds within 3 hours
This a completely unique event space in the heart of Lincoln Park in Chicago. We've kept the vintage charm with exposed brick and open beam remembering you of the old Chicago style lounge. We have turned the Speakeasy Lobby into a unique public event space suitable for a wide range of events. The 2nd-floor lounge has 2 rooms. The first is the Main room you walk into which has the Bar and plenty of lounge seating. The second room is further into the floor and has a pool table and lounge seating! We supply all brands of liquor, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages! We are available for events of all sizes every day of the week! Send us a quote request for all-day/long events! Late-hour license permitted to sell alcohol. Mon-Sat until 4:00 am. Saturday night going into Sunday morning until 5:00 am.

Stylish Spacious Home Great for Hosting

Chicago | West Town

$496 per hour
50
Multi Level Home, with 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, larger living space, industrial Kitchen, Patio, backyard, Sauna, and great sound system. Beautiful space for relaxing, and hosting your friends and family, or general events or productions. Of just getting away on your own while still in the city.

Minimalist West Town Retreat

Chicago | West Town

$175 per hour
40
13Responds within an hour
Leave a lasting impression of affluence and sophistication on your guest list. Located in a vibrant creative corner of West Town, this luxurious converted warehouse definitely brings the light in. With it's airy open space surrounded by large windows, it feels intimate yet open. The gourmet kitchen is endowed with high end stainless steel appliances and over 20' of white quartz countertops for all your entertaining needs. Space Details: *BELOW IS A LIST OF WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE HOURLY RATE (unless otherwise indicated in parenthesis) 2500 SQFT 30 GUESTS ISLAND & BARSTOOLS (SEATS 8) MATTE BLACK SWING CHAIR (SEATS 1) LEATHER SECTIONAL W/DAYBED (SEATS 4) 30 BLACK FOLDING CHAIRS (additional chairs upon request $4 per chair) 6 8' RECTANGLE TABLES W/BLACK LINENS 1 4' RECTANGLE TABLE W/BLACK LINENS FULL KITCHEN WITH CUSTOM FINISHES, WHITE QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS & HIGH END STAINLESS APPLIANCES GLOSS BLACK EPOXY CONCRETE FLOORS MASSIVE STREET ART BARN DOORS BOOKSHELF SCULPTURE MICROPHONE BLUETOOTH LOUDSPEAKER HD AUDIO/VIDEO PACKAGE WITH PROJECTOR (+$75) WIFI FULL BATHROOM WITH STATIONARY GLASS SHOWER FREIGHT ELEVATOR DIRECT TO UNIT DRESSING ROOM/COAT ROOM 2 36"X 96" STANDING MIRRORS The space is perfect for: -FAMILY GATHERINGS -BIRTHDAYS -SHOWERS -ENGAGEMENTS -DINNERS -PHOTOGRAPHY -VIDEO

Modern Culinary Event Space for 15 Guests

Chicago | West Town

$250 per hour
15
This space was designed for private entertaining! Chefs love the open kitchen, and guests love the fresh, friendly space. Features an impressive 15-foot long bar, perfect for culinary demonstrations. The kitchen is open to large dining and living room spaces. Located in hot Humbolt Park, there is easy street parking and plenty of nearby amenities.

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