Bright, open 4,000 sq. ft. loft studio within a vintage industrial building in Chicago's historical Motor Row in the South Loop. This location is walking distance from Mc Cormick Place, public transportation, restaurants and Chinatown. Quick and easy access to Midway Airport A fresh and creative environment for your next photo shoot, video production, castings, workshops, off site meetings and selective special events. The studio loft features stunning daylight, painted hardwood floors, natural brick walls, high ceilings, an open kitchen concept, private conference room, separate wardrobe and makeup area and private restroom in unit. Studio is quiet but not soundproof. Catering services and suggestions available through the studio manager, experienced photo assistant and producer available. Photo and grip equipment available for rent also available for rent are clean pre-built flats to create room environments. Ample street parking available.
All bookings start and end times are inclusive of set up and clean up times. Overtime charges will apply. Professional events only. Studio is not available for weddings or large private parties. No smoking, illegal substances or dangerous conduct permitted. Alcoholic beverages without prior permission and additional liability insurance are not allowed. Certificates of Insurance requested. No modifications to the studio shall be made. Studio will be returned to the condition it was found. All garbage must be bagged and left in assigned area. Clean up fees will apply. A studio manager will be on site for the duration of all rentals. Only a studio manager is allowed to operate the building's freight elevator. No exceptions. High traffic events require a guest team member to manage the front door and escort attendees to the studio space. Holidays and Holiday Weekends require a special rate quote. Some video productions will also require a special rate quote.
Holly was SO accommodating and SO helpful on the day of our shoot. She made sure we had all the equipment we needed, helped us load and unload and was so gracious the entire time. Plus, the space was gorgeous and worked perfectly for our shoot. Thanks so much Holly, I can't wait to come back!
What an excellent first-time peerspace experience! Holly was so attentive and professional, and the space was perfect for our business needs. We received fantastic feedback from all of our guests. Definitely recommend this space. Thanks again, Holly!
The studio owner's exceptional service and hospitality had been phenomenal. The studio is spacious and cozy. most importantly it is in the center of Chicago Downtown.
Holly was amazing! She was very helpful, kind, and on point with everything! The space was exactly what I was looking for and like the pictures advertised. My baby shower was a night to remember!!!
The South Loop Loft Studio space is a gem in the South Loop. Location, Parking, Size of the Space, Open floor concept are excellent. The only drawback are the 38 stairs (lol) which isn't a deal breaker as the freight elevator was perfect for moving large items. I would like to give the venue a 5 however my frustration isnt with the venue and Holly who is a VERY nice person; HOWEVER venue management IS NOT the line of business she should be. EVERY vendor (Caterer, DJ, Photographer, Mixologist, my event team and the Client) all noticed and mentioned how "Overbearing", "Intense" and "In-The-Way" the venue owner was. I've been in the event planning business for over 16 years and have never run into someone who has these characteristics. Again, Holly is a very nice, sweet and accommodating person - but as a venue owner allowing someone to rent her space - you can clearly tell she is out of her zone. Understandably, she mentioned over and over that this isn't what she does and blatantly obvious. I would strongly recommend Holly to remove herself from day-to-day rentals and hire an Events Manger who can "Manage" from the "Venue" prospective and not worry about other details that has nothing to do with her offerings.
Holly was a joy to work with! She was professional and very accommodating. The space is beautiful, diverse and is on the top of my list the next time I'm in need of one. We shot a music video here, but it can certainly be used for a wide variety of events. My crew was very impressed by the space!