Creativo Loft Est. 2012

1105 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

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Creativo(s) unite! This cool Chicago loft space is the top floor of a vintage building dating back to 1887.
This ideal and intimate location is perfect for your windy city wedding. In addition to the special top-floor space you can also rent out a 77-person performance theater to give your dream a bit more drama. Did we happen to mention the 18-foot original tin ceilings dating back to 1887? Swoon.
The Lowdown
Type
Historic Building
Loft / Warehouse Building
Theatre
Views
Cityscape
Skyline
Style
Contemporary
Eclectic
Rustic
Urban
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.
LGBT Weddings

Venue Setting

Located in a landmark creative arts building, Creativo Loft is an authentic vintage loft space with rustic hardwood floors and original tin ceilings, which date back to 1887. At nearly 3000 square feet, this private event space is perfect for smaller weddings and other private celebrations. With a hidden kitchen open to all professional caterers, and warm neutral toned open raw space, consider it a blank canvas for you to express your own personal style and creative plans for an amazing event that is as unique as you.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

The standard day rate for the main loft space is $3500. Reduced fees are available for small or short events with fewer than 30 guests, non-catered events, and other special requests may be accommodated upon request. Additional spaces in the building, including a performance theater and second smaller loft space, may be added on in addition to the main loft space for a separate ceremony or transitional cocktail hour. Fees for either secondary space starts at $1000.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
80
Buffet
N/A
Standing
99
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2012
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Creativo Loft is owned by a couple with extensive and versatile backgrounds in creative professional industries. In addition to their network of top quality event industry colleagues, they also have connections to theater, performance, and film production professionals in Chicago. So, besides photography and other usual event planning services they already offer in-house, they can also coordinate with creative professionals in Chicago's diverse creative community to produce settings, décor, or entertainment for an exceptionally unique experience for your event.

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Less than two miles west of Michigan Ave., Creativo Loft sits on a bustling intersection that borders two distinct city neighborhoods, River West and West Town. Guests will be centrally surrounded by artistic, gastronomic, and eclectic neighborhoods as well as classic landmarks of downtown Chicago. The first floor of the building is also home to one of the top rated coffee shops with onsite roasting, and there is also a playwright performance theater that has launched the careers of many great writers and actors from Chicago. Creativo Loft is located on the top floor of this creative arts building, historically known as Baer's Hall. It dates back to 1887, and was originally built by a pioneer fashion retail family in Chicago. The building also was a neighborhood public hall, which was regularly used for social events and other community gatherings. Public hall buildings were once a ubiquitous part of Chicago's social fabric in earlier eras, but now only a few of these historic buildings remain in the city today. In 2012, Creativo Loft revived hosting parties and celebrations at this location, which was a call back to the original history. Less than two miles from Michigan Ave., Creativo Loft is centrally located near downtown Chicago, and easily accessible for guests, whether they are local or traveling from out of town. Several popular portrait locations, including the spectacular skyline, historic bridges, beautiful parks, and many urban offbeat hidden gems are all within short distances, generally within 5 to 15 minutes, of Creativo Loft.
Design:
Entering the main entrance of the building, and also Creativo Loft, guests may first notice our original 19th century tin ceilings and hardwood floors. The cream and champagne gold neutral tones are warm, and in photos make everyone and everything look fantastic with a healthy warm glow. The loft is a blank canvas to be transformed and designed uniquely for each event, with an abundance of light from our large 12-ft tall windows, spacious 16-ft tall ceilings, and neutral ivory and champagne gold walls. There is a small collection of Italian antique accent pieces, including a venetian lantern floor lamp, marble coffee table, as well as other decor accents and accessories that are available for optional use.
Standout Venue Features:
Creativo Loft owners are also experienced professional photographers and designers, so many clients take advantage of the multiple service options available for all-inclusive packages. Some in-house options include: professional photography and lighting, event design and coordination, programmable sound system, tables, chairs, linens (or custom rentals are available), ceremony altar set, photobooth backdrop set, lounge furniture, professional printing and graphic design, and more. For events held on Saturdays and Sundays, there is access to a nearby parking lot for guests or transport vehicles.
Extra Perks:
Standard rentals include onsite venue manager, set-up and cleaning crew, security doorman, and optional use of in-house tables, chairs and linens (supplemental and/or custom options may alternately be rented). Although the building is indeed historic and vintage, the loft itself can be a blank slate for you to customize the look and style of event to any style or era, modern or vintage. Creativo Loft offers all-inclusive packages, including photography and event design, as well as simple stand-alone venue rental, for a wide variety of options for your event planning needs.
Awards & Notables Top 10 Unique Chicago Venues - Weddingful press coverage in Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, CS Brides, Chicago Style Weddings
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