Creativo Loft

1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL
773-563-0116
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Max Capacity: 100 people
An intimate, unique and authentic vintage loft space, centrally located 2 miles from Michigan ave., on the top floor of a 3-story creative/arts building that dates back to 1887. Optimal for 20 - 80 seated, up to 100 standing. Creativo Loft is private event venue. We host private social celebrations such as weddings and baby showers, corporate celebrations/meetings, workshops/seminars, and studio use. We do NOT host any public events open to the general public - no ticked or general admission events. STANDARD INCLUSIONS IN OUR FEES: -- standard rentals of banquet tables, white padded chairs, AND LINENS in your choice of colors/fabrics -- onsite venue event manager is present the entire time, from set-up through clean up -- pre-event coordination/communication with you and your vendors, including event schedule and floor plan creation -- standard event set-up and clean-up, including set-up of your personal decorations (common event items) -- main entrance doorman -- optional use of in-house venue amenities (see in highlights below) Actual fees are based on your group size, amount of event time, and your specific rental choices. Upgraded rental choices, above the standard options figured into our posted rates, require additional fees. Set-up of complex decorations/installations beyond common items require the services of insured event professionals (e.g. florist, event lighting company, event production company) with additional fees. VENUE HIGHLIGHTS: - skyline views from 8 large windows - original tin ceilings and rustic hardwood floor - open loft floor plan perfect for highly customized event design - work with an outside professionally licensed and insured catering company of your choice - hidden full kitchen and additional side prep space for catering staff - in-house built-in wall bar counter - 4 restrooms on our floor + 4 restrooms on floor below = no waiting lines! - in-house 7-ft rustic wood buffet table / multipurpose table - in-house music sound system - optional - in-house ceremony backdrop / photo booth backdrop - optional - in-house professional photography services are available - in-house coordination of all-inclusive event services are available e.g. photography, officiate, DJ, flowers, bakery, A/V rentals, event lighting, etc. - free street parking plus a nearby public parking garage - 2 short blocks - centrally located near downtown at Chicago Ave / Milwaukee Ave intersection, 2 miles from Michigan Ave. - steps from CTA Blue Line, quick pick-up for ride share/taxis, near Kennedy I-90/94 ramps ++ In our building there is a separate downstairs performance theater with a stage, 77 tiered seats, and cocktail lounge. We can subcontract an additional rental of that space, or assist you with booking separately to use as a separate ceremony or presentation space (subject to separate availability). Creativo Loft is truly a one-of-a-kind venue in Chicago. We are a couple, an independent local small business, that operates our own venue. We are not owned by any catering company or larger corporate entity. We have over two decades of experience in weddings and events industry, so we can definitely do more than unlock the doors for you. We specialize in all-inclusive intimate weddings and private events, and have some special all-inclusive packages that are posted on our website. Please click the link to our venue's website to learn more and to see lots more photos in our galleries.
Recommendations
Uniquely Stunning Wedding Venue - An Eventective User from Chicago

We were in the market for an intimate venue for our wedding reception, something with a lot of character and natural light. Creativo met those criteria, and so I met with Sarah and Giorgio. I was at once charmed & delighted, and my apprehension about encountering clipboard-carrying individuals who saw me as just another contract dissipated entirely. Sarah & Giorgio were genuinely happy for my husband and me, and, throughout the planning process, were on hand to answer any questions about catering, flowers, make-up, hotels, bakeries, etc. They recommended a judge who could perform the ceremony at the venue so that we could skip the courthouse. While they offered suggestions as far as caterers, we were free to choose whomever we wished. (We did go with one of their recommendations in the end --Fig-- and were well pleased). The big day was absolutely perfect. Sarah was behind the scenes making sure that things ran smoothly. The room was stunning and a perfect fit for 30 guests who are still talking about how elegant and classy everything was, and yet somehow cozy, too. The ceremony took place in one corner, dinner was served near the bar, the ceremony space (once cleared) added to the dancefloor, and, in the corner not shown on the web site, there were two romanesque sofas and a coffee table that were much appreciated by older guests who weren't keen to dance the night away. I want to note that we were definitely on an impossibly tight wedding budget by Chicago standards, but Sarah & Giorgio made it possible. There's a great sound system in the loft so an Ipod can take the place of a DJ. The space is small enough that the chairs used for the ceremony were quickly relocated to the dining area, and we were able to use what the studio had on hand from table linens to vases. The space is lovely, Sarah and Giorgio are amazing and our wedding was less stressfull than, more fun than and just as beautiful as we ever could have imagined.

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Amenities
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outside Catering Allowed
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 100
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 1
  • Special Features: unique vintage loft space, 16-ft tall ceilings, rustic hardwood floors, views of downtown Chicago skyline, all-inclusive event coordination and service plans available
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 3,000