** Inquire for a showing, as they are required to book ** Our space is a comfortable venue for everyday life, with decor unlike any other. Check out our photos to see what we mean — and our space is evolving all the time! We host professional, personal, performance + popup events: workshops, offsites, classes, weddings + receptions, meetings, screenings, popups, bridal + baby showers, parties, filmings, conferences… pretty much any event you can imagine that works in our venue size and aesthetic. Our 1,500 sq ft venue comfortably seating 30+ at tables, 50+ as an audience, and 75 standing. Click here to see our pricing, which includes the amenities listed below. Amenities: 1) A kitchenette+island with plenty of counter space and full-size fridge, + blender, toaster, microwave, crock pots, warming plates, serving platters/utensils, wine & cocktail glasses, and a coffee/tea setup, 2) vintage upright piano, 3) Up to 3 living room areas in various configurations or 2 living rooms + 1 food area, 4) portable standing whiteboards, 5) a projector with 108″ portable screen + a 60″ plasma TV (HDMI-compatible) 6) (70) stackable chairs + (10) dining-height tables of varying sizes for dining/catering/display, 7) (4) “highboy” (pub height) cocktail tables, 8) and a bluetooth-enabled surround-sound speaker system. We are BYOB and open to all caterers/vendors. We have a wonderful bartender you can hire if you need her! Our space is located in the Bucktown/Humboldt Park WOW (“West of Western”) district, in between two blue line stops (Damen and Western) and off two major bus lines (Western and North Ave). Ample (free!) parking along North Ave and side streets.
Here is our standard agreement and house rules! "In executing this event, client (you!) accepts responsibility for the actions of themselves and guests during time spent at our space. In addition to accepting our responsibility for damages, the client agrees to: 1a) NOT sell alcohol to guests (must be bundled with a ticket, or given freely) as we do NOT have a liquor sale license; ......1b) NOT give alcohol to minors; 1c) NOT take open alcohol outside onto city property; 2) receive approval for all outside decorations, and to NOT use glitter, confetti, etc. General balloons on strings are fine (please pop them on site and dispose of them or take them with you, do not release outside!), but no loose/un-tethered balloons. 3) NOT bring in outside sound systems or microphones (unless pre-approved for DJ equipment) + keep overall noise/music (as shown on Sound Level Meter device) at/under 90 decibels; 4) NOT exceed 75 guests at any time; 5) NOT go into the TLR back rooms (marked "private: do not enter") or backyard unless there is a clear emergency; 6) NOT move furniture or decor without first receiving permission (we can move stuff for you!) + return all moved items to whence they came, 7) wash all dishes used and leave in the dish-drainer (please leave them to dry and do NOT put them away), 8) leave trash bags & recycling in designated areas + flatten cardboard boxes before wrapping up, 9) lock the deadbolt on TLR's door before exiting, leaving key through mailslot or lockbox; 10) abide by any House Rules & Checkout List received by/before the day of the event (which may replace/update terms in this invoice). In general, we expect reasonable, common-sense behavior from our hosts/their guests, and they should expect the same from us! Sincerely, Marcy + Keith V. Co-Owners"
Keith and Marcy are great hosts. They let us arrange the space as we needed. The space is great for large groups and kids. There was also plenty of serving plates, utensils, and bowls for us to use. The large buffet table is perfect for at least 5-6 large trays of food. They are kind of strick about the sound and has a decibel reader which was hard to keep below 85db at times. The active cameras also creeped out some of our guests as they saw it moving around watching the party. But overall we really liked the space and would probably rent again.
Keith was an above and beyond host, making sure that we were comfortable and had all of our needs met from the moment we arrived. And the space is seriously incredible, there are plants everywhere and soft sofas to ensure the most comfortable experience.
We had an awesome experience at TLR and with Keith+ Marcy. The space is spectacular, incredibly warm and inviting, roomy and accommodating. We were able (with our Power Hosts' cheerful help) to configure it to our needs. It was a pleasure working with K+M, who are responsive and generous. All of our guests -- many of whom are highly experienced party-goers -- were blown away and happily transported to mid-century fun.