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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”, twenty-six 48” rounds, six 60” rounds, a buffet table and several 6’ tables and two high-tops. Food and Beverage: You are welcome with any caterer licensed in the City of Chicago 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.
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. Your booking should also include any time needed for you and your vendors to load in and out. If you arrive early or stay late we are required to bill you for the additional time. 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 results 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 BEVERAGES of any kind are allowed in the facility. A $250 fee will be added to your rent if there are any outside beverages consumed in the facility
Guests may cancel their Booking until 90 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 90 days and 14 days before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Cancellations submitted less than 14 days before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Sharonda B. booked an event for 130 people
Overall, the space was the perfect size and setup according to our specifications. The staff was very friendly and responsive to emails. Street parking is very limited. Booking the space was not easy. The rental rate was increased by owner from what was initially advertised because he wanted to be sure he made a profit. However, we were able to agree on a rental rate and bar minimum after a few back and forth communications.
Carla G. booked a 50th birthday party for 150 people
Lisa, Ryan and Bill are amazing people to work with. The whole process of booking, visiting the venue, going over details and concerns was pleasant. You can feel that it truly is their pleasure to help and make your event a success. As for the venue, the pictures online is beautiful, but it doesn't depict the true essence of the space. The space is a gem! It's very charming with a great vibe! The space is easy to work with because it's pretty much set up. All you'll needed to do is add your finishing touches. I had my husband's 50th surprise birthday there and my guests commented on how much they love the venue! Kudos team! Special thanks to Lisa and Ryan for everything! It's been a pleasure! Carla
Michael P. booked an event for 75 people
Cannot say enough about the ease of getting our venue put together with Bill and Lisa. From beginning to end they were attentive, professional, respectful and extremely helpful with our details. All of our guest were very impressed with the space, the bartending and the overall experience. If you are looking for a great space for your event then this is the place to hold it.
Randall W. booked an event for 200 people
I've booked with Bill several times and he and his staff continue to sport a perfect record in our opinion. We will definitely continue working with them and encourage you to do so also.
Dylan D. booked a memorial for 180 people
I rented this space for my Moms Memorial. Bill was very helpful, and his bar staff Lisa was awesome. Great Customer Service. The space was very nice, intimate. perfect for my event.. I would definitely recommend this space, and working with Bill and his staff..
Britney M. booked an engagement party for 250 people
We had our engagement party at this venue last night. Everything was PERFECT. Bill and Lisa were extremely helpful, super sweet, and we had so many compliments from the guests. This space was exactly what we were looking for, a rustic vibe that accommodated all 180 of our guests. Thank you Chicago theatre works!
Christen J. booked a wedding reception for 150 people
This place was awesome and the real deal! The charm of the little details all around the room and the capacity for an all inclusive reception, wedding and dance floor that didn’t completely break the bank made for an amazing night!. Bill and Lisa were amazing to work with and went above and beyond our expectations! Such a great spot in the city and we were glad to have such a beautiful and intimate space to share our newly married lives together with family in friends. If you are thinking about booking, do it! You won’t regret it!