Located in the vibrant West Town neighborhood (on Hubbard, between Damen and Ashland), in one of Chicago's oldest commercial structures. Very accessible by public transportation or Uber. Street parking is available. Built in 1872, it was originally home to a furniture factory. It has just undergone an extensive, two-year rehabilitation into a thriving business center and an inspiring, meeting space & private events venue. 4,000+square feet of open space. Exposed brick, heavy timber construction, massive skylight (original to the building). Original maple flooring. All new services: electrical, lighting, plumbing, HVAC and connectivity. Gorgeous new restrooms (three stalls for ladies and three for men). Inspiring show/demo kitchen with all stainless appliances (stand-alone freezer, stand-alone refrigerator, two convection ovens, microwave, three compartment sink, convection stove) granite countertops and gorgeous cabinetry. Private V.I.P. room available with business center, dining area, fully-equipped wet bar with, private bath with spa shower and heated floors, plush seating area and much more. All hours in the space are billable, including set up and tear down hours. All events must be private events with RSVP guest lists. Absolutely no advertised and/or public events, or events where admission is charged and/or where admission tickets must be presented to enter, can be held at our venue All alcohol must be purchased and served by a licensed caterer. No cash bars are allowed. Note: normal pricing does NOT apply to major holidays. Please ask for a quote. Thanks.
- $300, Refundable Clean-up Deposit. The Space Must Be Left In The Exact Condition It Was Prior To Event. - You Can Have Your Meeting/event Catered, Or You Can Bring Your Own Food, However, No Alcohol Can Be Brought In Without A Licensed Caterer And Must Be Poured By A Caterer. - Furniture Must Be Provided From Approved Vendor Only - All Clients Or Their Caterers/event Planners Must Provide A Certificate Of - - -Insurance Covering General Liability (1m), Excess Liability (2m) And If Applicable, Liquor Liability (1m) For Their Event (No Exceptions). We Will Refer To You Peerspace For Guidance On Cancellation, Overtime & Insurance Policies. All hours in the space are billable, including set up and tear down hours. All events must be private events with RSVP guest lists. Absolutely no advertised and/or public events, or events where admission is charged and/or where admission tickets must be presented to enter, can be held at the venue. Door security and/or door attendant must be secured by client and must be present at the front door the entire duration of the event. At no times can the door be left unattended. All alcohol must be purchased and served by a licensed caterer. No cash bars are allowed. Note: normal pricing does NOT apply to major holidays. Please ask for a quote. Thanks.
I do not know where to begin with writing this review about this fantastic venue, owner and staff. After my first wedding venue canceled on me, I was frantic trying to find everything I still wanted in a wedding venue. I found the Hive, went to see it and knew immediately this was the place for us. Bethany is fantastic! She is extremely knowledgeable, she is very quick to respond to any question, or concern and her staff is great. The owners renovated this 1800's building and kept the original wood, beams, lights, etc. to keep the classy look and feel of the new renovated space. The way everything is laid out could not be more perfect for a wedding and ceremony. The ambiance of the venue is above no other. You get a beautiful skyline view all day and night which makes it even more special. We just had our wedding and people cannot stop raving about the venue. It is a truly magical space with a tremendously fantastic owner and staff. I would book the Hive for any other event without a doubt.. Hands down the most unique wedding venue ever!
Our experience was wonderful. Hosts helped us through the wedding planning and kept us on track with their expertise. The building is beautiful and served as a wonderful backdrop for our daughter and son in laws big day.
Absolutely the BEST venue for our wedding. It was the first place we saw, and we immediately fell in love with it. Nothing else compared. Bethany was a dream to work with and all of the Hive staff were wonderful. We had a dream day, and all of our guests were wowed by the location, the view and the building. I wish we could do it all over again! Thank you, Bethany and Josh for making our wedding a day we will never forget and dream of often. FIVE STARS across the board. Book this gem while you still can, as I'm sure it will blow up soon.
This space is incredible and was perfect for our wedding reception...it's very true to the pictures and is even more impressive in person! We had about 140 guest cocktail style reception and there was plenty of space to dance and mingle with impressive city views, nice bathrooms, and a bridal suite. Bethany was very accommodating, responsive, and a delight to work with from our first walk through until the end (with some last minute floor plan changes!). Thank you for helping us make it a night to remember!