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Upscale Condo in the Heart of Gold Coast

Chicago | Gold Coast

$99 per hour
20
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: $125/hr. $75 clean fee. $250 security deposit

Industrial-chic Storefront with an Open Floorplan

Chicago | Logan Square

$155 per hour
100
Responds within an hour
We are flexible-use, family-friendly venue located in Chicago’s historic Logan Square neighborhood. Our beautiful, open-floor plan can transform from a corporate meeting spot to a shower, dinner party, intimate wedding space, or even children's party room Ideal for celebrating everything from birthdays, showers, baptisms, graduations, engagements, or retirements, our experienced staff is eager to work with you to create the backdrop for your most memorable occasions.

Interior Design Showroom and Event Space

Chicago | West Town

$175 per hour
50
1Responds within 3 hours
We designed this space with the modern minimalist in mind. A sea of glossy black epoxy floors, 70 linear feet of windows offering incredible views and loads of natural light. Soaring ceilings, 16' custom European galley kitchen with charred reclaimed lumber finishes, hanging chair, street art barn doors, and artfully designed custom book shelving. 30 additional folding chairs and (2) 8 foot long folding tables come included with your rental.

West Town Loft/Art Space

Chicago | West Town

$75 per hour
120
6Responds within 2 hours
FULTON STREET COLLECTIVE 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.

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.

Lincoln Park Unique & Versatile

Chicago | Lincoln Park

$100 per hour
50
9Responds within 2 hours
Set within the charming neighborhood of Lincoln Park, our bright and comfortable space is available to hire for groups of up to 50. Feel free to bring in your own food, hire the caterer of your choice or cook in our full kitchen. Furniture and tables can move around depending on your needs and we have additional folding tables and chairs not pictured. Our large central space with high ceilings has plenty of different areas for your guests to make themselves at home. We welcome children and can provide toys, a gate for the stairs, a limited number of high chairs, bottle warmers and a pack and play upon request. We are also next door to a kids playground!! We also offer kids party and activity decoration packages. Rates for weekdays may be lower depending on event. Please message for custom quote. Parking: There is no permit parking on our section of the street. We also recommend the meter parking on Halsted and also sporthero.com has some great options for lots close to our studio. Transport: We are in between Fullerton and Diversey stations (10 min walk to each). Typical Hire includes (but is not limited to): workshops, meetings, meet ups, classes, baby showers, bridal showers, pop-up shops, book clubs, photo shoots, film shoots, birthday party venue, baptism and christening party venue, small wedding venue, cooking classes, supper clubs and community dinners. We are professional photographers. Please ask about our event photography services and photo booths! Now offering Tea Party rentals! Tea Party Treasure Chests full of beautiful vintage mismatched china and glass pieces available to rent for your next Chicagoland Tea Party, Chicago Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Party, Kids Tea Party, Photo Shoot or Meeting.

Logan Square Gallery & Event Space

Chicago | Logan Square

$100 per hour
75
Responds within 6 hours

Modern Industrial Rental Studio

Chicago | West Town

$150 per hour
100
2Responds 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!

Bright & Colorful Library In a Former Bar

Chicago | West Town

$150 per hour
99
Responds within 3 hours
This space is an independent, experimental library located in Chicago's vibrant Humboldt Park neighborhood and the only library of its kind in the world. Housed in a former neighborhood bar in a 100+ year old blonde brick Victorian, the library has two rooms: the reading room (600sq ft) and the exhibition room (1,000sq ft). Each room has exposed brick with colorful accent walls and exposed timber ceilings for an eclectic/industrial feel. The reading room also contains a fireplace and over 5,000 books, magazines, and community newspapers creating a unique library backdrop. Furnishings in both space are flexible and can move, fold, or stack to get out of the way. Both spaces are on the ground floor and wheelchair (or heavy equipment) accessible. We have two restrooms as well as a catering-compliant kitchenette. Our space has been called “cozy and welcoming” by The Reader, and can easily accommodate corporate retreats, meetings, readings, performances, parties, meetups & more. It's also an ideal backdrop for film and television projects and even intimate weddings.

An Intimate Space with Parisian Charm

Chicago | Lincoln Park

$200 per hour
45
Our venue is a modern partiers dream! An intimate space with a fresh perspective on Parisian charm created to welcome you and your closest friends and family for an unforgettable celebration. Unique and French inspired space perfect for your event. Your event will feel romantic and elegant, complete with floral features throughout our space. Our floral wall serves as the premier backdrop for photos during your event while floor to ceiling windows at our entrance create a light and airy space. A bright white brick wall serves as another great space for photos while two cherry trees within the space bring a one of a kind touch to your event.

Gold CoastArt Gallery

Chicago | Streeterville

$1400 per hour
350
Responds within 2 hours
14,000 square foot contemporary gallery space. Located in the Gold Coast area of Chicago. A spiraled staircase connects two floors of open gallery space--creating dynamic potential for your event. The smaller downstairs space can be rented separately for a reduced rental price ($600/hr). Perfect for cocktail parties, receptions, fundraisers, or a unique meeting setting. Comfortably, the space fits 300 people.

INDUSTRIAL ROCK VENUE LOCATED IN WRIGLEY

Chicago | Lake View

$300 per hour
350
Responds within 2 hours
Located in bustling Wrigleyville, this space offers two unique floors with a Mezzanine overlooking the stage and a large area to host a variety of events including parties, concerts, social meet ups, industry nights, gaming events, political conventions and more ranging from 10 to 300 people. The Venue Includes: WiFi Chairs/Tables Projector Public Transportation Kitchen Outdoor Area AV Technician Security Janitorial Services Restrooms Dining Plates Utensils Speakers Stage Street level access Soundproof We also have a private level mezzanine available for your bookings Perks include a full industrial Kitchen, high-speed internet, four 60" smart television, five 72" projectors. 8x8 Stage, QSC Sound System, Behringer x32 and more Seating available for up to 150 guests Standing room for up to 310 guests SPACE DETAILS: - Women's Bathroom w/3 Stalls + Men's Bathroom w/2 Stalls + Urinal - Designer Decour - Full bar - Custom furniture (dining tables, chairs, bar stools, side tables, high boys and lounge furniture) Production Details: Backline: Ampeg 12 in Ampeg Pf-800 Gretsch Renown 4 piece kit Microphones: 4x Shure sm58 2x Shure Sm57 1x Shure e609 1x Shure beta 52A 3x Audix D2 1X Aduix D6 FOH Board: Behringer x32 Compact 16 channel inputs (Expandable to 32) Audio: Martin Sx212 4x CCD- Live 12 3x Mackie Stage Monitors 1x Mackie Drum Monitor Event production available at additional cost. Please let us know what you would like and we can typically accommodate. We can try to order the food in advance or see if we have it. Our typical menu is mainly American Pub food, but we are open to working with you. Plus, as Chicago's only collaborative space nestled under an urban farm, we often have fresh produce available on site. $150 mandatory cleaning fee The Addison Redline is only a block away, so transportation is accessible and we are off the corner of Clark & Eddy.

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