Best activation spaces for rent in Chicago, IL

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Featured activation spaces in Chicago, IL

Minimalist Home | Former Charcoal Factory

Chicago | West Town

$550 per hour
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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
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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

River North Bi-Level Tavern w/ Kitchen

Chicago | Near North

$300 per hour
75
This venue is a Bi-Level Tavern with a Full Kitchen. This venue is located in the River North area Downtown Chicago. This space can accommodate up to 150 people between the two floors. The space is perfect for private events, corporate or holiday parties. This venue can be used however you see fit.

Modern & Creative Loft Space

Chicago | West Town

$175 per hour
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This unique and transformative venue is housed on the second floor of a converted factory rich with history and character. The space features two distinct sides, and boasts a spacious 4,800 sq ft that can be used for private events or creative productions. Where traditional meets modern; our loft is designed with the foundation of a minimalist aesthetic, showcasing natural elements and textures, with clean lines. By infusing modern pieces, and the intentional use of color and shapes, we have designed a vibrant and visually stimulating environment, with special moments throughout the space. Each side showcases 12 ft ceilings, large windows, and an open floor plan.. While the East side feels light, bright, and a touch more modern, the West side feels warm, homey, and moody. Additionally, the West side features a bar, and bonus "Blue Room" in the rear, which can be used as a cocktail lounge, kids zone, video village, extra seating, or any other special space you might need for your event or shoot. Rental also includes: 1 large couch 2 loveseats 1 daybed 1 projector SONOS soundsystem throughout *Additional tables, chairs, and linens can be added for a small fee. *If you are a production, ask about our equipment closet add on **Please inquire for wedding requests** We would love to host you!

Modern, Bright, Studio Kitchen and Lounge

Chicago | Irving Park

$140 per hour
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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.

beautiful exposed brick storefront

Chicago | Lower West Side

$100 per hour
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2300 square foot open space with storefront windows, exposed brick, spiral staircase, high ceilings, and hardwood floors. Great for any occasion party (wedding, shower, anniversary, birthday), photo shoot, staging, pop up store, or art exhibition, music event or performance. Plenty of outlets, access to wifi, secure location. Brand new kitchenette and bathroom which is ADA accessible. There is one large white wall that is on casters which can be moved to divide the space or create a backdrop or display. Included in the rental: 50 folding chairs and 5 8ft tables that each seat 8-10 people. A Fender PA system as well as microphones and cables are available for an additional fee. Red velvet rope stanchions are also available to add some fanfare to your event! The exposed spiral staircase allows for great group photos to be taken from above. The building is on a charming street in the Heart of Italy - steps from famous Italian restaurants that provide catering if desired. Free street parking and a school parking lot one block away which can be used after noon on the weekends.

Sunny, street-level, multi-purpose space

Chicago | West Loop

$150 per hour
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Our community room is a large, sunny space with exposed brick and hardwood floors. It has a variety of sitting areas that can be left as is or rearranged as needed. Our main meditation hall is a large, bright, and calming space. There is a Tibetan Buddhist shrine and wall-hangings that need to remain in place.

Sunny Oak Park studio AND rustic Loft DT!

Chicago | River North

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

The Boiler Room - Modern Event Space

Chicago | Buena Park

$250 per hour
70
Perfect event space for film screenings, company parties, team building, and workshop events. Our projector makes it easy to screen your film, give a presentation, or share a slide show. Our furniture is easily moveable to create a casual evening or a functional setting. Our patio doors and big windows let in natural light. The private patio is free to use and strung with lights to create a casual mood. We have a grill available for a small fee. Our kitchen is at your disposal. Enjoy filtered water, fresh coffee and keep your drinks cool with access to our refrigerator. If you and your guests feel up for it, you can end the night with karaoke provided by our projector and sound system! Enjoy your night in our unique space.

Large, sunny office space & meeting rooms

Chicago | Avondale

$125 per hour
70
We are a coworking space (shared office space), with 1 large open workspace, and 3 smaller breakout rooms, a large open area kitchen, 3 private phone booths, large windows & skylights with a lot of natural light coming in. We're great for professional events like classes, workshops, trainings, meetings, networking events, ideation sessions, presentations, seminars, etc.

Bright, Spacious & Cozy Restaurant

Chicago | West Town

$250 per hour
350
Weekday Events (Mon-Thurs) or Sat afternoon & Sun evening Rent out our beautiful rustic space that features a charming fireplace, all-seasons Beer Garden that is heated but not air-conditioned. Great for meetings, weddings, baby & bridal showers, dinners and more! Rate: $250/hour with 3 hour minimum Monday-Thursday 9am-midnight Saturday - 9am-4pm These rates do not include Staff We have a lot of flexibility with the different spaces: 1. Cozy 2nd Floor Lounge - The Lodge. (no elevator) Seats 60 | Reception 90 2. All-weather Beer Garden - Seats 70-90 | Reception 100 + 30 in warm months in the outdoor patio 3. First Floor Buyout - Beer Garden + Dining Room - Seats 160 | Reception 250 In-house catering & bar service available for an extra cost Microphone Available $50 DJ booth with mixer on main floor & in 2nd floor lounge Smart TVs for presentations 2nd floor lounge - (2) projectors + projection screens We require an on-site manager - $100/hour This space has been utilized in many ways such as wedding/bridal/baby showers, birthday parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions, photoshoots, meetings, engagements and so much more!

The Revolution

Chicago | Near West Side

$700 per hour
75
This space is a cozy art studio acquainted with large great art pieces as well as a vibrant and comfortable sitting area that welcomes all guest alike.

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