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Top Event Venues in Chicago

Top Event Venues in Chicago

Are you searching for the top event venues in Chicago? At some point in life, we need to rent a venue. It might be for a wedding, birthday, corporate event, or a random get-together. Finding the perfect event space based on the size and location of your dream venue is vital, and you should be sure you know all your options before booking a space. In this article, we clearly define the types of venues are out there and how you can book one easily. Here are some of the top event venues in Chicago.

1. Historic Nightclub in River North Entertainment District

Historic Nightclub in River North Entertainment District

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From the event venue: “Located in the heart of the River North entertainment district, this Chicago nightclub space features a flexible, intimate layout, industrial aesthetics and state-of-the-art audio and visual capabilities. Ideal for groups of 50-300, this space features 4,500 square feet of modular event space, 3 bars, with the availability to hire DJ’s, bar staff, security, and event production.”

2. Loft on Lake- Industrial/Loft Venue

Loft on Lake – Industrial/Loft Venue

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From the event venue: “Urban area, Green/Pink line train along Lake Street right out front. West Loop, Chicago”

3. Classic Arrogant Frog Bar in Chicago

Rent a Classic Bar in Chicago

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From the event venue: “A classic Chicago style bar. Open to rent for events, parties, film shoots, photo shoots. Request a booking and let’s chat.”

4. Modern Industrial Rental Studio

Modern Industrial Rental Studio

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About the event venue: “Throop Studio is conveniently located 10 minutes north of downtown Chicago, just 2 blocks from (90-94)”

5. Morgan MFG

Morgan MFG

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From the event venue: “Located in the West Loop, an industrial 30,000 square foot space for event or production use. Interior vehicle access, natural light, blank canvas.”

6. Patio Theater – Available for Rent for Special Events and Live Performances

Patio Theater – Available for Rent for Special Events and Live Performances!

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From the event venue: “The Patio Theater is a music venue and movie theater located at 6008 W. Irving Park Road on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois in the Portage Park neighborhood. The building was built in 1927 as a movie theater, but now available to host Special Events and Live Performances!”

7. Holiday Inn Crystal Lake

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake

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From the event venue: “Newly Renovated Hotel In Crystal Lake, IL on Lake Acorn. Just 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Crystal Lake is full of charm & personality. The Holiday Inn Crystal Lake is surrounded by lush acreage overlooking quaint Lake Acorn. More than just a place for travelers to lay their heads, we’re the county’s only full-service hotel with a 11,200 square-foot ballroom perfect for weddings, meetings, tradeshows, & social events. Explore all that Crystal Lake, Illinois has to offer & enjoy the resort-like indoor pool & pool deck with the family, work out in our fitness center when you’re traveling for business, & enjoy a delicious meal at Three Oaks Lodge Restaurant and Lounge right on site. Enjoy the free wi-fi & remember to share your #BeThereIRL experience on social media.”

8. Artpie Gallery

Artpie Gallery

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From the event venue: “Small urban art gallery with open space.”

9. The Legacy Building 

The Legacy Building

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From the event venue: “Vintage opera house from 1874. Natural lighting, bar services, onsite estate.”

10. Downtown Event Space

Downtown Event Space

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From the event venue: “Downtown Chicago Event Space.”

11. Photo Video Studio in Chicago

studio chicago photo video

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From the event venue: “This is a loft type space with one brick wall and all the black walls around and black ceiling. Black studio was made to avoid any lighting reflections bouncing off from the walls or ceiling. You will have a full control on the lighting during film or photo shoot. There is no natural lighting coming from outside to the space. Acoustic panels installed on the ceiling to prevent sound reflections during the film shoot. The space includes 2 bathrooms. Additional lighting, video equipment or crew are not included to the rent, but you can rent it from us. We allow to only use it in the studio, we don’t rent it out from the space. You pay flat fee that covers the equipment rent for the whole time that you are renting the studio.”

12. Debonair Social Club

Debonair Social Club

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From the event venue: “Wicker Park on ground floor of the Chicago’s Historic FlatIron Bldg. Housing ’35’ Art Galleries in the floors above. Located on the bustling ‘6’ corner intersection of Milwaukee Ave at North Ave and Damen St.”

13. Open-Floorplan, Industrial-Chic Space

Open-Floorplan, Industrial-Chic Space

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From the event venue: “Located in Chicago’s historic Logan Square neighborhood, Aubergine Chicago features 2,300 square feet of light-filled, open-floorplan space.

14. Lincoln Way a Destination Inn

Lincoln Way- A Desination Inn

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From the event venue: “Eco-friendly, destination stay and experiences at the doorstep of Nachusa Grasslands, Franklin Creek State Park, perfect for foodies, hidden gem trails for hiking and miles of road riding, local shopping and just relaxing.”

15. South Loop Venue

South Loop Venue

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About the event venue: “Welcome to Chicago’s newest private event venue. We are conveniently located in the South Loop area near 20th & S Michigan Ave. Our space offers an open floor plan of 1,750sf & high ceilings with a beautiful contemporary theme. Our space is perfect for: CHILDREN BIRTHDAYS BABY SHOWERS BRIDAL SHOWERS INTIMATE DINNERS SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS MEETINGS NON-FOR PROFIT EVENTS SILENT AUCTIONS FUNDRAISERS & MORE Capacity: 50 Guest Due to Covid FEATURES 1750 square feet Fridge Microwave Kitchen Countertop space Wifi Access Bluetooth Speaker w/Mic 14 Rectangular Tables (72×29) 50 Chiavari Chairs We also offer Event Planning and have Event Stylist on Staff. This is a One Stop Shop! Ask us about Catering, DJ, Photography, Props and more!”

16. Hall Rental with Grand Steinway D Paino

Hall Rental with Grand Steinway D Piano

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From the event venue: “Multiple use hall in the 900 Shops right on the magnificent mile. Plan your meeting, party, or performance in our space. We have the option for you to rent the Steinway D model as well. Our space can seat up to 80 comfortably and we have folding black chairs available for that along with two long tables for versatile usage.”

17. Pilsen Arts & Community House

Pilsen Arts & Community House

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From the event venue: “PILSEN ARTS & COMMUNITY HOUSE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offering space and resources through exhibitions, art instruction and mentorship. We believe in fostering positive relationships with artists and community membe”

18. Large 1st Floor Natural Daylight Studio – Easy Garage Load In – Heart of West Town

Large 1st Floor Natural Daylight Studio – Easy Garage Load In – Heart of West Town

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From the event venue: “We’re excited to officially welcome you to our new studio space that supports a full suite of production and event needs. Our front of house pre/post production space is an ideal environment for brainstorming, collaborating and private meetings while our 2,000 ft. daylight studio is dripping with light filtered through two large, industrial skylights, making the perfect location for nearly all forms of video and photography. The natural light is BEAUTIFUL from sunrise to sunset, rain or shine! Folding tables, chairs, sandbags and showcards are included in studio rentals. Additional grip, lighting and camera equipment rentals also available upon request. Studio Amenities: – 2,000 square foot studio space – 2 large industrial skylights – Garage Door Load in access directly from alley – You can drive right in! – Free, non-permit street parking – Large, fully equipped kitchen – 3 Edit Bays – Two Restrooms – Client Lounge Area – Conference Room – Hair and Makeup Rooms that can flex for offices.”

Now you have an idea on what some of the top video studios around Chicago look like. For more, check out all Illinois studios on Cinespot here: https://www.cinespot.co/region/illinois/

And if you’d like us to find your perfect location, you can fill out the form here: https://www.cinespot.co/cinespot-gold/

Have a studio that should be added to this list? Email us at hello@cinespot.co

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