The Best Chicago Loft Wedding Venues
When it comes to wedding venues, none are as city chic as an urban Chicago loft wedding! Lofts add a distinctive city feel to your wedding day and allow for a blank canvas to personalize, and put your own creative wedding stamp upon. Living in a metropolis like Chicago, we are lucky to have an abundance of loft wedding venue options. But, as with everything, some stand out above the rest.
Here is our list of our favorite Chicago wedding loft spaces:
Room 1520 is located in the heart of the artistic West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. The venue is a spacious, restored historical gear factory loft building with high ceilings, polished cement floors, portrait windows, exposed brick, private street entrances and many amenities. Room 1520 is different from other loft venues in the city. It is elegant, airy, bright and accented by Italian crystal chandeliers and an artisan staircase in the grand entrance. The addition of an ornate built in bar in 2014 pushed them to the top of the list!
Like no other venue in the city, Room 1520 offers a raw urban space that provides versatility. With its 4,000 sqaure foot open floor plan and drape space divider the space can be customized to meet your needs. The flexibility of the loft allows you to simply use its existing minimalist charm or create an opulent setting. The venue is yours to create your vision.
Chicago Illuminating Company
The Chicago Illuminating Company, housed in a two-story former power plant/warehouse that dates back to the 1900s, is conveniently located near Convention Center – McCormick Place. The renovated, modern architectual highlights blend with an urbane loft aesthetic for a sophisticated, state-of the-art feel. Square footage is 10,000 square feet. Features include hardwood floors, elegant tile mosaic detailing and original steel beams. The ceiling height ranges from 15 to 50 feet (the main room features a 50-foot-high wall of display shelves). Built-in marble bars are designed for use as bars and for chefs’ presentations. Tall arched windows stand opposite a mezzanine balcony. Massive mirrors are placed against the walls.
Gallery 1028 is located on Goose Island & borrows a unique aesthetic and flair from the island’s heritage. Predominantly inhabited by geese and squatters until the 1860s, Goose Island became prime real estate for Chicago’s industrial expansion. It’s history as an industrial district lends Gallery 1028 its edgy and modern feel as an event venue that is always transformable.
Loft-like, with vaulted ceiling, exposed brick, skylights, as well as wood beams and floors, Gallery 1028 occupies a 4,000 sq. ft main room with an additional 2,000 sq. ft cocktail space and 2 foyers to make up an entree area. The clean and raw environment provides professional and private designers alike with unlimited branding opportunities and creative design concepts.
Loft on Lake
Loft on Lake is Chicago’s premier destination for any event, perfect for urbanites seeking the ultimate alternative experience.
The Loft is a creative canvas, ready to transform for any special event – whether you are coordinating an intimate gathering, or a cocktail reception, the space is completely transformable to meet the most demanding specifications. A quintessential Chicago Loft, the interior boasts raw architectural elements such as beautiful exposed brick and warm oak timber, 20ft ceilings and its most distinguished feature – a 65-foot long skylight that is unique in all of Chicago. During the daytime, the space is bathed in warm natural light and in the evening, the skylight reflects the inside decor.
Floating World Gallery
It all begins with a single vision—yours—and Floating World Gallery will turn that vision into a flawless reality, from start to finish. Imagine your Chicago loft wedding in the award winning space of Floating World Gallery, surrounded by masterpieces of classic and contemporary Japanese art.
Floating World Gallery specializes in catering to each bride’s specific needs and desires. The gallery’s “blank canvas” raw urban loft allows for the perfect setting for a ceremony and reception. Whether you want traditional, plated seated dinner, or a reception style party, Floating World Gallery is perfect for your special day.
Kitchen Chicago / City View Lofts
With 13 foot timber ceilings, picturesque skyline views, and an open concept floor plan, City View Loft provides each client with the unique opportunity to transform their industrial timber loft into their personalized venue space.
Sunlight fills the space during the day for a warm and welcoming ceremony, and the twinkle of the city’s lights at night are the perfect urban backdrop for dinner and dancing.
The Atrium Events space at Architectural Artifacts is one of Chicago’s loveliest and most unique private rental environments.
Housed within Architectural Artifacts’ 80,000-square-foot showroom, Atrium Events’ dramatic space affords visitors a large, comfortable (and handicap-accessible) arena in which to enjoy themselves. Guests will dine under antique lighting fixtures, a midst a display of rare fragments from historically important Chicago buildings. Surrounding this remarkable, four-story, light-filled event space are many spacious galleries filled with antique architectural treasures from around the globe.
Artango Bistro is a unique wedding reception venue and loft space ideal for for wedding receptions and other private events. It was designed by Sebastian Casanova, local Argentine visual artist.
Gracious yet edgy, modern, yet rustic, ARTango combines the best of both worlds to cater to your needs. With exposed brick walls, a beautiful hand-made bar, professional sound and lighting systems, and available catering packages, it is the perfect venue for unique wedding receptions and ceremonies, corporate events. The loft space is a more unique and intimate alternative to generic banquet facilities. The Ravenswood Avenue outdoor patio is a wonderful addition to spring and summer events.
No two events at Salvage One are the same because they thrive on reinventing their space for each and every event. They have two floors and in the warmer months a beautiful courtyard.
The store is always evolving and can be staged custom to your needs utilizing the inventory in their collection from some of the most amazing buildings in Chicago. They have worked with individuals, organizations and companies… small and large… and are confident that they can create a space for your event that no one will forget!
If you’re looking for a loft for your wedding you’ve got plenty of options here in Chicago and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect space!
For DJ entertainment, lighting, drapery or decor for your Chicago loft wedding contact MDM Entertainment today at 773.253.4986!