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Small Open Space Accommodates 35 Long term booking available
Beverly Woods, Chicago, IL
This spacious facility is located in Beverly and is perfect for small intimate gatherings, family meetings, holiday parties, corporate meetings, office parties, seminars, training classes, and children's parties. Equipped with Free Wi-Fi, smart televisions, chairs, and tables. Open space for PowerPoint presentations and all-day symposiums...
Sacred Work Space- beautiful, sunny, modern in the heart of Wicker Park
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Amazing all in one live/work/retreat space for any work group or, intimate family/friends gathering right in the heart of Wicker Park. Offerings include: Sacred Work Space 1,800 sq ft private floor for workshops, retreats, meetings, presentations. Sacred Work Space features walnut floors, high ceilings, lots...
Wicker Park Natural Light Photo Studio
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
**Please confirm we have color backdrops you need prior to shoot. All colors pictured may not be available at the time of your shoot.** **Please be aware that your booking time needs to include set up and tear down time.** 3rd floor beautiful natural light...
Modern Industrial Rental Space
West Town, Chicago, IL
This is not your average rental space. The rehabbed studio's history dates back to the early 1900’s with it’s original owner being a cobbler, until it transitioned into a zinc foundry where it remained for over 50 years. The foundry was even rumored to cast...
No parties | Expansive condo with plenty of space
Near North Side, Chicago, IL
The space is a full-floor condo in a 7 story building in River North. The elevator opens directly into an expansive space with hardwood floors that is a blank canvas for your creative project, team meeting, or workshop. There are also smaller carpeted rooms that...
Classic Church with Stained Glass Windows
Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
...Classic church architecture (100+ yr old building). Original stained glass windows, vaulted ceiling, and tons of character in this 100+ year old church located one block away from Humboldt Park. Three story church and four story school. Church footprint is about 6,850 SF School...
Brand New BYOB Event Space in Irving Park | Modern | Clean | Chic
Irving Park, Chicago, IL
Our stylish and bright venue is perfect for your next event! Within our 600 sq. ft space we offer a cozy sitting area, complete with a sofa, coffee table and Instagram-worthy bamboo accent chairs. You can bring your own food and beverages and make use...
Natural Light Photo Studio | Ravenswood
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Our beautiful natural light studio is located in Ravenswood close to the Irving Park Brown Line. We'd love to host your next creative project. Ideal space for photo shoots, product shoots, promo shoots, clothing/fashion shoot, and film projects. Space Details: • 100 feet of unobstructed...
Gymnasium in urban space
Goose Island, Chicago, IL
Events may be affected by Covid-19 guidelines for the City of Chicago. Please inquire by message before sending a booking request. This is a great space for group sporting activities. These can include basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, soccer, etc... The space is 80' x 40'...

Frequently Asked Questions

Churches are an integral part of the Chicago landscape. Over the centuries they have been a place to pray, grieve, love, and converse. Nonprofits are as well integrated in the neighborhoods and cultural fabric of the city. That makes local churches an excellent place to hold events. Churches and nonprofits also aid one another via outreach, shared educational opportunities, and deepening bonds between community members.
We also recommend partnering with event venues that specialize in telling the story of Chicago immigrants, minorities, and the cultural landscape. For example, the Chicago Cultural Center aids nonprofits by providing low-cost or free event space. As well as free concerts, art exhibitions, and other events.
The Poetry Foundation of Chicago is a literary nonprofit with a beautiful library and several spaces suitable for events. It turns out that some of the best non-profit event spaces are offered by other nonprofits.
We recommend starting with The First United Methodist Church of Chicago. This historic conference space is located in the heart of the Loop District. The sanctuary itself seats up to 700 people and the building has classrooms, meeting halls, and other smaller rooms suitable for conferences. Its downtown location makes travel a snap since you're right in the middle of Chicago's world-class rail and bus network. Many others, including the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in the north of Chicago also offer space for large meetups, dinners, films, community events, and floor sports.
Churches sometimes have a clause stating that they expect events to comply with their values. Liability insurance and signed forms acknowledging they don't necessarily endorse events held there are also part of the rental experience. As major religious and community institutions churches are vulnerable in ways other rental venues are not and must protect themselves..
As a huge city with dozens of distinctive neighborhoods Chicago has an ample supply of community gathering venues. Fire stations, libraries, ethnic cultural centers, school auditoriums, and churches all cater to the local community. Smaller venues will have an easier time finding space. Many of these community gathering venues have varying access to technology, however. If you need projectors, internet, speakers, and extra lighting, be sure to inquire before committing. Libraries and schools tend to be better outfitted than the other community venue options. But there may be a waiting list to sign up for as well.

Reviews for church spaces

Geena G.
Mosswood Chapel in Lower Temescal
The overall experience at Mosswood Chapel was incredible. Very professional and incredibly beautiful
Emma R.
Mosswood Chapel in Lower Temescal
Cannot recommend this space more. Everything was absolutely perfect for our shoot. John was so accommodating and kind and the chapel space is stunning. Loved it...
Catherine I.
Private Conference Space in Portage Park
We had a great time in this space. My church had an all night prayer meeting for all pastors. This was the best venue we could have used. Scott and the staff were very helpful all through the night. What a great space? Thank you Scott for all you did...
Caroline W.
South Loop Multipurpose Event Space
We held a fundraiser here and it was a great space! Sara the church administrator, and Darrial the custodian were incredibly helpful. Sara was in regular contact beforehand about logistics and was available for us to swing by and check out the space before the visit. Darrial was available throughout...
Michael C.
Studio & White Box Theater in Old Town
Perfectly fit for our church service on Sunday! Full of natural light and enough space for 15 people before phase 5. Very friendly staff members and supportive to provide what we need...
Lenora S.
Modern, Urban Lincoln Park Event Space
space was beautiful! I love that it is in Chicago and in Lincoln Park - close to my neighborhood where I live and near the church my husband and I got married in. The space was stunning, especially when set-up with the wedding decor, it was breath-taking, and the...
Susan D.
Groovy Art Ranch 20 Minutes from Austin Multiple Spaces
respectful distance) who are living their best lives, the gorgeous wildflowers in bloom, the way love and craftmanship create a haven within the Chapel of Kindness, the welcoming, airy pavilion....all were perfect. The reason for all of these is of course the proprietress, who has created a sacred space...
Stephen R.
Industrial Production Space Photo/Film Studio
Mark was very responsive and helpful! Space appeared just as advertised! We worked on a music video for a church service. Everything was great...