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Our reviews speak for themselves! We are a great venue with a team committed to helping you create the perfect event. Our job is to make you look good! We love parties, fundraisers, film screenings, wedding receptions, corporate off-site and more… We have a PPA license, please let us know if you are planning a ticketed event. Our facility can accommodate up to 180 for a sit-down dinner, play, recital, screening… to 200+ for a stand-up reception. Weddings please see: https://bit.ly/3VrJ8mt Please note that the posted rental rate is an average, please request a quote for your event. Some weekdays can be lower and most Saturdays higher. We also have special rates for non-profits. Because weddings require special attention to insure a perfect event, wedding planners are encouraged to inquire for wedding rates, which vary depending on day and time of year. See below. Furnishings: We have 220 banquet chairs, six 24”, twenty-six 48” rounds, six 60” rounds, a buffet table and several 6’ tables and two high-tops. Food and Beverage: For catering we have a staging kitchen with 3-compartment sink, commercial refrigerator, ice maker, convection oven, microwave and stainless prep table. There is an extra charge for using the kitchen. We require that all beverage be purchased through our full bar. Our prices range from $3 for soft drinks, $6 to 8 for beer, $7 to 9 for spirits and $6 to 9 for wine. We can do a host bar or cash or credit for guests. Sound, Lights, Stage and Tech: The space features a 16’ x 10’ stage with a simple light plot, board and spotlight. We have video projection capabilities and a wide format screen. We also have several wired and wireless microphones and a plug in play sound system. The venue also has wifi. Depending on the extent of your tech needs there may be an extra charge to have our tech person on-site. Location: We are located in Lakeview on Belmont between Sheffield and Racine. We are two blocks west of the Red, Brown and Purple lines. We are also on multiple 24/7 bus routes. A nearby parking lot is available for an extra charge. The venue has two large bathrooms and two private, unisex bathrooms. There is also a dressing room with iron, steamer, washer and dryer. We always have a staff member and, if needed, bartender available for your event. Please be sure to include any set-up, tear down, and load in/out time you and/or your vendors when making your booking. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Wedding Packages: https://bit.ly/3VrJ8mt -Full use of our venue for 8 hours. -Use of our inventory of tables, chairs, sound and lights, a complete inventory list is available on our website. -Wireless internet -Private dressing room and bathrooms for bridal party. -On-site planning meeting in which we create a timeline for your event, plan how the venue will be set and to address any questions or special needs. -A dedicated staff person who will work with you to ensure all of your expectations are met and your wedding goes off without a hitch! -On site staff person for your event. -Bar packages starting at $21 per person for three hours. Contact us for Wedding Rates.
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Betty H. booked an event for 180 people
Dawn has been really helpful. She usually answered my email within24 hours and made sure we knew all the rules of the venue and went through the details and request we had prior to the event. I forgot to ask the loading dock area so maybe you can remind your new customers about that. When I arrived it was kind of hard to find a specific sparking spot where I can park my car temporarily to unload the stuff in my car.
Jennifer F. booked an event for 160 people
Loved this space for our baby shower! Bill and Dawn were very easy to work with. The customer service, communication, professionalism was amazing. This space is much larger in person and comes together beautifully. Will definitely recommend!
Brenda H. booked an event for 150 people
Where do I begin? The choices for spaces are so inviting, but once I narrowed my choice to the Chicago Theater Works, it was seamless. Bill was prompt to reply to my request and connect me to Dana who was amazing in helping with all the details. After the initial meeting, we had a walk through two weeks before to solidify the plans. She was also quick to respond to my questions. And then... at the event, they were both present and incredibly helpful. It's wonderful to work with nice and professional people. CTW is a great location with lots of street parking available. We were able to decorate it the way we wanted and got so many complements. My guests were delighted as they didn't know it existed. The room is spacious and I had over 100 guests. The bar was plentiful, the kitchen has all you need, there are guests and host bathrooms as well as a changing room. I would definitely recommend as well as use this venue again. Thank you Bill and Dana! You're the best!
Sam K. booked an event for 50 people
Wonderful to work with, and an incredible space! Our corporate annual awards banquet and holiday party was a huge hit. Thanks for an incredible night and all your help!
Mary R. booked a wedding reception for 150 people
Bill, Dawn and staff were very accommodating, responsive, and made sure everything ran super smoothly!! We couldn’t have been happier!!
Shantel T. booked a birthday party for 80 people
Wonderful space and absolutely wonderful staff. My mom’s 70th party was fantastic thank you so much.
Nicole L. booked an event for 100 people
Bill was an amazing host! The venue was perfect for my 50th party. The staff were awesome and the place was beautiful. Thanks so much!
Krystina D. booked an event for 130 people
This venue is stunning and the staff was great to work with. Would DEFINITELY book again!
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