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Hip Urban Industrial Exposed Brick Loft | Fulton Street Collective

West Town, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon85

Event Space Loft

Welcome to Fulton Street Collective. **Weekend Events require a minimum 4-hour rental** | Inquire about Weekday Events Over 1900 sqft of open loft space (2600 sqft w/lobby & foyer) with so much natural light and character beyond belief! At our space, there is also a...
Hidden Gem Studio | Perfect for Meetings

Near West Side, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon55


Our photography studio is located near the intersection of Grand and Western Avenues. Space Details: - Approxiamately 1,740 sq.ft Usable Space - 11.5' Celiings - Exposed Brick - Abundant Natural Light with Windows Facing North, East and West - Full Kitchen - Speaker System -...
Gourmet Kitchen in Wicker Park with amazing urban view | Wicker Park Inn

West Town, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon25


Welcome to Wicker Park Inn. This beautiful open concept kitchen is perfect for baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, pop up restaurants, dinner parties, or cooking class. We've been hosting small weddings and receptions recently as well. This space comes fully equipped with a chef's...
Spacious Loft in the Heart of Wicker Park

West Town, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon75

Live / Work Loft

Uniquely designed, this Loft space is a stand alone unit located conveniently steps from the Damen Blue line station. This industrial design loft comes with a fully equipped kitchen, tall ceilings, and a spacious living space that is unlike any other in Chicago. The train...
AIA Award Winning Home with Exceptional Artifacts. Perfect for Intimate Gatherings or Film/Photo/Video Productions

West Town, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon75


World class designed home nestled in the new Lincoln Yards neighborhood. Our space is filled with exceptional artifacts, fantastic finishes, special patinas and one-of-a-kind artwork. **6 HOUR MINIMUM FRIDAY & SATURDAY. Bookings on holidays and holiday weekends are subject to additional fees. Please inquire about...
“The Garden of Eternity”- Lincoln Park Hidden Oasis Patio and Cafe

Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon40


Come rain or shine! Book now without worrying about inclement weather—our private outdoor patio is now covered in case of rain! Magical outdoor oasis in the middle of Lincoln Park. Visited by Julia Child when it was the legendary Edith’s Barbeque, known across Chicago for...
The Ultimate DIY Event Space - Exposed Brick & Natural Light

West Town, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon50


Book our gorgeous creative space for your next event. The space is situated in an 1850 sq. ft. storefront with beautiful exposed brick and large windows in Chicago's Humboldt Park Neighborhood. Our space offers everything you need to create the stunning occasion you and your...
Pilsen Daylight Studio: All White Soho Style Loft with Beautiful Light + Windows

Lower West Side, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon15


Studio Sunset Chicago is Chicago's Premier Daylight Studio located in the centrally located Pilsen Arts Neighborhood, and is easily accessible for Midwest and traveling creatives. The studio is hosted in a 1900's Soho Style Loft and is 1,200 square feet our curated perfection. Thoughtfully designed...
Private Luxury Event Space

Lower West Side, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon80

Banquet Hall

This space brings the light in on everything you're looking for. With its airy open space surrounded by large windows, it feels intimate yet open! The space is perfect for: -FAMILY GATHERINGS -BIRTHDAYS -BABY SHOWERS -ENGAGEMENTS -DINNERS - AND MORE PS. CHAIRS AND TABLES ARE...

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Explore luxurious venues for a memorial service in Chicago

Once a loved one passes away, it's only natural to hold a memorial service for them in their honor. Holding a service at home can be a cramped and difficult affair, however. So why not rent a space for a memorial in Chicago? Doing so ensures you have space for potentially hundreds of guests, and makes providing refreshments, music, a stage, and other facilities that much easier. Does your ideal memorial space look like a garden outside of a church? Or perhaps it's a quiet room full of flowers and memorabilia in a funeral home?

Unique venues in Chicago for a memorial luncheon

It is traditional to hold a memorial service at a church, funeral home, or graveyard. But you have a lot more flexibility than you might think. You can hold not only the memorial service but even the luncheon elsewhere. Museums throughout Chicago offer rental space for memorial services.
One of the most beautiful is the International Museum of Surgical Science, located in the Gold Coast district. As is typical of the neighborhood, the building is elegantly crafted thanks to its roots as a former 20th century mansion. Italian marble floors, statues, and lakefront views complete the package as a tasteful place to remember the recently departed. Visitors have access to the entire museum as well with any private event rental, offering them the chance to explore North America's only museum devoted to the history of surgery.

Scenic memorial venues in Chicago

Indoor venues are typical of memorial venues but you need not do what's traditional. There are loads of scenic memorial venues worth exploring in the Windy City.
Boat memorials are easy to hold in Chicago, with so much water in and around the city. Rental boats provide space for speakers, catering, and music with ease. You can choose boat venues that cruise through the city's canals, winding their way through towering skyscrapers and past bridges. Or start out right on Lake Michigan, where the Chicago skyline and endless blue expanse offers a quieter, more contemplative experience for guests.
Lush greenery and warm greenhouse air are a great way to start a memorial service, especially in the dead of a Chicago winter. And as wonderful as cut flowers are, surrounding guests with living blooms is even more wonderful. That makes The Garfield Park Conservatory one of our favorite venues for a scenic memorial service. The Conservatory space is a multi-room greenhouse, complete with a tropical atmosphere thanks to the carefully cultivated plants.

Reviews for memorial venues

Joan C.
Vintage+urban loft: murals, exposed brick, greenery!
of kitchen/serving tools you can use, conveniently. Would recommend this space to anyone who wants a small to medium sized party to make warm memories...
Mark F.
Enchanting Downtown Loft with Skyline View & Free Parking
needed a space to accomodate between 50 and 80 people for a memorial service. The space works very well in that 50 wouldn't seem empty and 80 wouldn't seem overly crowded. The space changes once the sun goes down and the interior lights soften the room. It...
Morgan T.
Ginormous Versatile Loft in Trendy River West
bring in a bartender, Photo Booth and my own catered food. The pictures from this night look amazing and I will always have these memories. Thank you...
Sylvetta C.
Hip Urban Industrial Exposed Brick Loft | Fulton Street Collective
This location was perfect to host a celebratory memorial gather for a dear friend. They were very accommodating and detailed...
Col K.
Wicker Park Intimate Bar/Live Performance Venue
We feel very fortunate to have found North Bar! We were looking for a private bar space for a celebration of life for our father (and we tied in the Kentucky Derby too!). Jim, the owner couldn’t have been more respectful and accommodating and easy to work with. North...
Ramya R.
Modern Luxuries Meet Exceptional Views at Wacker and Michigan | The Tavern Club at 333
It's a stunning venue! It's worth every penny and have beautiful memories forever! Erin - The venue owner is extremely patient and helpful and accommodated all the requirements! Blink of an eye I would highly recommend this place...
Brian I.
Hidden Gem Studio | Perfect for Intimate Events
my fiancé got engaged here. It’s a very clean, intimate, and functional space. The evenning was perfect. This will always be in our memories. Christopher was amazing, very helpful, and his communication was always sharp. Very happy, this is a great Value...
Daniel R.
AIA Award Winning Home with Exceptional Artifacts. Perfect for Intimate Gatherings or Film/Photo/Video Productions
Great space. We had an intimate dinner, and the space was amazing. Memories for years to come. Thank you