About the Space 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… Our facility can accommodate up to 180 for a sit-down dinner, play, recital, screening… to 200+ for a stand-up reception. 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. Furnishings: We have 220 banquet chairs, six 24” rounds, twenty 48” rounds, six 60” rounds, a buffet table and several 6’ tables and two high-tops. We also have six sections of 12’ pipe with black drape. Food and Beverage: Northshore Catering is our in-house caterer and they are amazing. You are welcome to work with them or bring in your own food. 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 need when making your booking. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
No outside beverages allowed, we provide full bar service. Your booking includes one site visit prior to your event; be sure you have identified everyone who will need to see the space before you schedule your pre-event visit. Additional site visits that require we schedule a staff person to open the facility are billed at $50 for the first hour and $20 for each additional hour. Be sure everyone involved with your event knows glitter (or decorations made with glitter), confetti, rice, bird seed… are FORBIDDEN to be used in the venue. If any of the above are used in the venue a $350 cleaning fee will be added to your rent. Be sure everyone involved with your event knows that no tape other than painters tape may be used on any surface in the venue. If any damaging tape is used a touch up fee of $250 will be added to your rent. Be sure everyone involved with your event knows that NO SMOKING of any kind is allowed in the facility. A $250 fee will be added to your rent if there is any smoking in the facility Be sure everyone involved with your event knows that NO OUTSIDE SPIRITS of any kind is allowed in the facility. A $250 fee will be added to your rent if there is any outside spirits are consumed in the facility
This is an amazing space. Bill was great to work with and both Ryan and Slash were fantastic and super helpful during the event. I would happily host an event here in the future if I ever had the need.
Our original wedding venue cancelled on my husband and I three months away from our date, and it felt like a miracle to find and book this space less than a week later. Bill was incredibly easy to work with, a consummate professional who rushed over to the venue for us on more than one occasion. I sent him laundry lists of questions and he answered each and every one. He and their bar and technical team made our day go by so smoothly, it was truly perfect and so many of our guests said so, too.
Everything was great with the venue. I didn’t run into many issues at all, and the ones I did run into were pretty easily resolved. Bill and everyone at the venue were great to me and my guests and although some things went wrong on my end of the event, Bill and his staff were great and completed everything as they said they would.