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Modern, Bright, Studio Kitchen and Lounge

Chicago | Irving Park

$145 per hour
48
7Responds within 3 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.

West Town Urban City Loft

Chicago | East Garfield Park

$125 per hour
30
25Responds within an hour
West town spacious loft with all the amenities, free parking, easy access and lots of open space room. Bridal & Wedding Showers, Baby & Gender Reveal Showers, Wedding Ceremonies. Full Kitchen + China, Serving Ensembles. Photo Shoots. Music Videos, Promotions Layout is open concept with large rooms, Photo graphics, Larger Kitchen. Easy access free parking. Stylishly decorated. 19th Century Library, Vintage Mini Movie Theater (seating 18). No DJs with outside equipment permitted.

Minimalist Home | Former Charcoal Factory

Chicago | West Town

$350 per hour
75
3Responds within 3 hours
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

Office Production Space

Chicago | West Town

$99 per hour
10
Unique concrete industrial space available for your next production project. In the heart of Wicker Park with walkable access to coffee shops, restaurants and shops. Located 0.3 miles from the Damen Blue Line (6 Corners).

Boho Storefront in Wicker Park

Chicago | Pulaski Park

$80 per hour
20
You'll love my space for it's natural light, greenery, and open concept. All furniture can be easily moved and the large white walls and gallery lighting make the perfect blank canvas for any project.

Modern Industrial Rental Studio

Chicago | West Town

$150 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!

Loft Photo Studio with Equipment

Chicago | Ravenswood

$75 per hour
9
4
This is a 550sf shooting space, with 13 ft ceilings. The perfect studio for portrait, tabletop, e-com, fashion and apparel shoots, as well as a great casting and video space. The space offers a 17x22 shooting area, with client waiting and meeting area, dressing room and hair and make-up station. Lighting equipment, grip and seamless backgrounds are also available for an additional charge. Conveniently located in North Center, a 1/2 mile from Damen Brown Line stop, directly across from the Lawrence Metro stop and 1 mile west of Lake Shore Drive. Steps to Starbucks, Marianos, Dunkin Donuts, and a huge selection of restaurants and bars to get your fix. In addition to public transportation, our studio offers plenty of available metered street parking. The building offers a loading dock, with freight elevator as well as passenger elevator. Grip and lighting (listed below are available at small additional price). Photo Assistants, Digital Tech and casting services are also available. -4 Speedotron Blackline Heads -2 Speedotron 1205 Power Packs -1 Speedotron 805 Power Pack -1 Einstein Alien Bee 600 Head -1 Large Chimera Soft Box -1 Medium Chimera Soft Box -3 White / Black Umbrellas -Studio Fan / Wind Machine -Apple Boxes -V-Flats -A-Clamps -Super Clamps with j-hooks -3 50' Extension Cords -9' Grey, White, and Dark Seamless Backdrops

Charming Event Space with incredible light

Chicago | Logan Square

$55 per hour
25
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!

Beautiful Conference Room-Magnificent Mile

Chicago | Chicago Loop

$117 per hour
8
Responds within 3 hours
This room is ideal for small meetings or break-out sessions with up to eight comfortably seated around the tech-enabled table. -70-inch HD monitor for presentations and screen sharing -Credenza for materials or food and beverage distribution -Whiteboard wall -Pin board wall Guest WIFI

Multi-purpose space and commercial kitchen

Chicago | West Loop

$150 per hour
30
Responds within 8 hours
Our lower-level space includes an 800 square-foot room with an adjacent commercial kitchen. There is exposed brick and rugs on hardwood.

Luxurious Sunny Space in Lincoln Park

Chicago | Lincoln Park

$300 per hour
25
Host your client and corporate meetings, business breakfasts, workshops and more in this luxury custom-designed 5,000 SQ FT home. The home enjoys a privileged East Lincoln Park location, perfect for filming productions, corporate meetings, and more. Large panoramic windows create amazing continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces. Grand foyer opens to spacious living room with arched pass-through to formal dining room. The residence boasts of a state-of-the-art Chef's kitchen with stainless steel SubZero & Viking appliances, a sunken family room with French doors to the patio and fabulous garage roof deck. This striking home featuring 12' ceilings, a state-of-the-art library with mahogany finishings & entertaining space on the 3rd level with a built-in, wet bar, vaulted ceilings, and multiple outdoor spaces is great for C-Level and Executive offsite meetings, small events, and video productions. Our luxury meeting space is equipped with free wifi, and access to private bathrooms. Outside catering is allowed. Reservations available Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 6pm for business meetings, workshops, press events, photo shoots, filming, and more.

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