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Need help finding unique CITY venue for 150! (seated or cocktail)

Kirkstar510Kirkstar510 member
edited April 2014 in Illinois-Chicago
Hi everyone! I've been looking for a reception venue for my Fall 2015 wedding for a few months now. So far my frontrunners are Floating World Gallery ($3500) and Architectural Artifacts ($4000). Can anyone recommend any other unique spaces for capacity of 150? I'd prefer something with natural light (aka not a typical hotel banquet room). I've checked out all of the West Loop lofts (Loft on Lake, City View Loft, Room 1520, etc) and they are all a bit over budget ($5500 on average), plus the location is just meh. I'd like to keep the reception cost under $15,000 (150 capacity), which is starting to seem impossible if I want a plated dinner. This budget would need to include DJ, furniture rental, food & drink, etc. So I'm starting to look at the possibility of having a more casual event. Has anyone been to a cocktail-party style wedding reception? Did you like it? Where in Chicago could this be?? any advice is very much appreciated!

Re: Need help finding unique CITY venue for 150! (seated or cocktail)

  • KatWAGKatWAG Chicago member
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    Have you considered Kitchen?
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  • Grabows14Grabows14 member
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    edited May 2014
    The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum north of Lincoln Park Zoo was beautiful, and they allow you to go on the rooftop too. 
    Here's the example of a wedding ceremony: image

    And here's what they can do for reception (inside) 
    image

    (outside on roof top, not the best picture sorry)
    image
    ETA: sorry i didn't realize 15k was your total budget, this might be out of it... my bad :(
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  • KatWAGKatWAG Chicago member
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    @knotporscha please remove the vendor.

    @mrslaurensmith youc ant advertise here. It is against the terms you agreed to when signing up for the knot. And FWIW, catalyst ranch looks like a place for a kids birthday party, not a wedding venue.

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