Quaint and cozy 500 square feet open air patio, located at the back of my vintage menswear haberdashery on North Avenue, between Rockwell St. & Maplewood St. Situated in the HOT new area of Humboldt Park- the WOW District- you will find ample parking and easy access via the Redline train & Rt. 72 bus, or walk from the Blueline Western train stop. The amazing 606 Bloomingdale Trail runs parallel to North Avenue, 2 blocks north. You will find all you need for your event nearby! Walgreens, a liquor store and a grocery store are mere blocks away. This space would be great for a small dinner party, reception, presentation or photoshoot. Our estimated maximum guest count would be at 30 people. Feel free to stop by and view the space and see if it will meet your needs. Our general hours are from 1-9 p.m. Wed-Sat and 1-7 Sun. Short video of our space here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnhFat27VRM * Do you need a caterer? I highly recommend Chef Markus Ford at www.eleverchicago.com * Do you need floral arrangements? I suggest Ashland Addison Events at www.ashaddevents.com
This building is non-smoking, however you can smoke in the alley behind the patio. If alcohol is to be sold, you must secure a licensed bartender and provide proof of insurance. You must also make sure that your guests are of legal drinking age, and minors should be prohibited from attending your event. Insurance info here: https://www.theeventhelper.com/partner/Peerspace All Clean Up After Must Meet The Proprietors Standard. The space should be left in the same condition as when the event started.
How do I begin to describe how wonderful this event at Richard's was? My partner and I first visited Richard's Fabulous Finds in search of wedding attire. While he was trying on vintage suits, I was invited to check out the patio in back and help my self to a cupcake left over from an event the night before. It was like being transported to another magical realm, and I knew immediately I had found the place to host our family brunch for the morning after our wedding! Our family was so impressed by the unique event space, and totally charmed by the experience of walking through Richard's shop and out onto a patio he decorated just for us. "Decorated" is an understatement, he totally designed the space- complete with vintage serving platters for our pastry and glass flutes for the mimosa bar. He even suggested the perfect local coffee roaster for us to pick up coffee from the morning of! Did I mention he had a table decoration with our framed names in it? Did I mention the giant bouquet of live flowers he provided? Did I mention the perfect bossa nova soundtrack? In all ways, Richard went above and beyond to make our event special. He put so much care into hosting us, and everyone noticed. I need to share one last story. When my husband and I first arrived at the shop the morning of the event, Richard asked me to let him know when toasts we're going to happen. In the midst of everything, I totally forgot to say something when my dad raised a glass and began to speak. But then, out of nowhere, bubbles began to float through the air. Richard had set up a bubble machine high above our heads on the stairs above, and brought everything to the next level of magic! It was so special and thoughtful of him! Seriously, stop looking. You've found the perfect place and the best host. I could not possibly recommend this space more.
Richard and his space were simply AMAZING. One of the best venues I've ever spoken in. Highly recommend this place, and if you get to shop in Richards store, you're in for a rare treat.
Richard was the best! Everyone had such a great time at the event, and people loved his store...a real "win-win." This is what makes Richard an awesome person to work with: -Flexibility: leading up to the event I updated the booking a few times and Richard was on board. -Accommodations: Richard is the host with the most! He provided excellent decor, tables, garbage cans, guest book, even bubbles for the party which was a fun surprise! -The space: very intimate, fun setting, the store is one-of-a-kind and Richard gives the patio his unique touch. Would love to book another event with him! *****