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Modern, Bright, Studio Kitchen and Lounge

Chicago | Irving Park

$140 per hour
48
5Responds within 5 hours
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.

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

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

Modern Industrial Rental Studio

Chicago | West Town

$175 per hour
100
5Responds within 2 hours
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!

Chicago's urban farm experience

Chicago | Garfield Park

$450 per hour
125
Come to Chicago's urban farm and garden experience. The interactive space provides both modern functionality for any event, but also unique farm and garden features. Organizers can let guest simply enjoy the newly construction inside and outside space at the farm, or have some fun add ons like farm tours, produce tastings, or even a gardening class.

Charming Event Space with incredible light

Chicago | Logan Square

$45 per hour
25
Responds within 2 hours
Our specious event & studio space is approximately 1,100sqf with 14foot ceilings and a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that provide incredible natural light. It is an open space with a few seating areas and some antique/vintage furniture and accessories which will give you endless possibilities for creativity of all kinds to flow. There is also a beautiful back yard with a gorgeous big old tree - this is available Apr-Oct. The outdoor space is rented separately and if offered as an add-on to any main room booking at a 50% off rate. For the last decade the space was operating as an art gallery & photography studio for an amazing artist and a good friend of ours, Rosemary Warner, and we would love to see it continue to be utilized as a space where creativity comes alive, as we support her in moving closer to her family after her husband's premature death a couple of years ago. Me & my husband got married in that space in 2016, it was the perfect little paradise for us and we hope it can be yours too. It is the perfect space for any special occasion, gallery show, small party, game night, performances... the possibilities are endless and we would love to discuss them!

Sunny in Downtown Chicago

Chicago | Near South Side

$110 per hour
30
I’m so proud of this space. The finishes are too tier the decor is modern yet classic. A beautiful view with floor to ceiling windows an abundance of natural light… Modern and stylish with 2 balconies. On-site parking and a concierge.

Sunny Oak Park studio AND rustic Loft DT!

Chicago | River North

$100 per hour
30
Amazing lofted space in downtown Chicago and a boutique curated space in Oak Park. Both are beautiful spaces.

Industrial Style Event Showroom & Office

Chicago | Bridgeport

$125 per hour
50
This industrial style showroom with concrete floors and exposed pipes has bright natural light from our large south facing windows and two beautifully spacious rooms. Birthday party? Pop-up shop? Paint and sip? We got you! Our Showroom event space is perfect for events up to 50 attendees. The space includes a large showroom in front as well as access to the attached office space where you can find our coat rack, microwave, and minifridge if needed. We also have additional seating, tables, and a photo backdrop setup that can be requested for an additional cost. Please note that the building's entrance will be locked starting at 6PM Monday-Friday, 5PM on Saturday, and 3PM on Sunday. If your event has guest arriving past these times, you will need to have an usher to permit entrance into the building. Included in your booking fee is up to 1 hour of set-up time before your event. If more time is needed, you may be subject to an additional charge. ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ANYWHERE INSIDE THE BUILDING. ANY EVIDENCE OF SMOKING WITHIN THE SPACE WILL RESULT IN A $300 FINE.

Lincoln Park Unique & Versatile

Chicago | Lincoln Park

$149 per hour
25
13Responds within 2 hours
HEPA FILTERS AND AIR PURIFIERS INSTALLED ! As of June 2020:Studio is now newly renovated and looking beautiful! We have replaced the flooring with wooden flooring, everything is freshly painted and we have added some new furniture. Photos coming soon but feel free to get in touch to schedule a tour to see in person and before we raise our pricing!! Our bright and comfortable Lincoln Park 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.

Conference on the Western Bank of River

Chicago | West Loop

$125 per hour
45
This 744 sqft well-appointed meeting space features high-end amenities, sits 40 comfortably but has a maximum capacity of 45 people, and can be set up in several different configurations to suit the needs of your group. Our modern conference center is the perfect place for your next meeting. Located in a Class A office building situated on the western bank of the Chicago River, our this space boasts large east-facing windows with beautiful views of the Chicago River, the Civic Opera House, the Mercantile Exchange, and other buildings in The Loop. Getting here is easy too. We're just steps from Union Station and Ogilvie Station, walking distance from public transportation, and there are several public parking garages nearby. Extra $50 fee for after hours booking will be incurred. Ideal uses of the space include team off-sites, brainstorming sessions, creative meetings, workshops, board meetings, planning sessions, strategy sessions, corporate training, interviews, focus groups, and more. CONFIGURATIONS & CAPACITY - U-Shape: Up to 20 - Hollow square: Up to 24 - Pods: Up to 40 - Classroom: Up to 45 This space has the option to hold up to 60 attendees- inquire within. FEATURES - Overhead projector and screen - WiFi with business-grade internet - Complimentary coffee, tea, and filtered water - Whiteboard - Easel - Power strips - Room setup and troubleshooting as needed - Management of guest registration with building security - Convenient downtown location - Easels - Modern, ergonomic office furniture - Office Concierge to greet guests - Access to the business lounge - Smaller breakout rooms available AVAILABLE FEATURES (additional charges apply) - Flip chart paper - Breakout rooms from small interview rooms to larger spaces for team workshops CATERING/FOOD & BEVERAGE Blue Plate Catering is our exclusive catering partner. An extra charge will apply for catering. Inquire for details. ABOUT NEIGHBORHOOD - Easy access by commuter rail, CTA, and by car. Divvy station on the west side of the building. - Restaurants in the building: Starbucks, Roti, and Just Salad - Nearby restaurants: Chipotle, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Boston Blackies, Specialties Bakery, I Dream of Falafel, Yolk, Blaze Pizza, Naansense, and more CHECK OUT OUR OTHER ROOMS. Search Splacer using key words below -Modern & Well-Appointed Conference Space on the Western Bank of the River. -High-End Meeting Space with River Views. -Fully-Loaded Conference Space With Views of The Loop and the Chicago River. -Turnkey Meeting/Training Space in the West Loop. -Creativity Room in the West Loop. -Focus/Phone Room with Adjustable Standing Desk (One person office). -Focus/Phone Room in the West Loop (One person office).

Film and Photography Studio, West Loop

Chicago | West Town

$150 per hour
30
Our 2,500 sq ft production space is conveniently located in Chicago’s West Loop. 24’ x 24' stage with a seamless 2-wall cyclorama and grid-mounted RGB LED lighting. With two fiber Internet lines, edit bays, a remote production control room, and free parking, Mainstage Chicago is a future-proofed production space fit for the growing needs of Chicago’s creative community This Space is ideal for: - Live Streaming - Hybrid Events - Video and photo shoots - Corporate events - Music video productions - Food based productions (in our full kitchen) - Community Events Included In Every Rental: - 24' x 24' x 12' cyclorama stage - Permanent Cyc lighting with 6 DMX-controlled, full RGB Litepanel Gemini 2x1s (Adjustments to Cyc lighting made by staff only) - Basic Grip equipment: C-Stands, Apple Boxes, Sandbags, Stingers - Bonded Fiber Internet - Wi-Fi for work devices, hardlined Internet for broadcast control - Full kitchen (with a fridge stocked with La Croix) - Lounge area - 1 restroom with shower - Dressing Area with steamer, full length mirror and clothing rack - 2 six foot tables, 6 high stools, 4 folding chairs - COVID-friendly work areas - Dog-friendly work space - 2 dedicated parking spots - Free street parking in neighborhood - 1st floor access - no stairs or elevator - Studio Manager on site Additional Features Available: - Load-in/setup half-day - Production staffing with our in-house crew of creatives, technicians, and producers - Camera, lighting, audio, and broadcast equipment rentals - Seamless backdrops in a variety of colors - Access to turn-key broadcast control room with vMix capabilities Painting Our stage floor will be cleaned and ready upon your arrival. Clients can request a fresh coat of white paint up to 48 hours before their rental for a $150 fee. The Cyc floor and walls must be returned in the same condition in which they were rented. Renters are responsible for the labor and materials to return the stage back to clean white per Studio's discretion. The Cyc may be painted a color other than white for a fee of $500 + the cost of paint and supplies. This includes necessary prep, paint, and dry time before and after the rental period to restore the stage to white. All painting must be done by Mainstage staff. All other painting requests will be discussed on a case by case basis.

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