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Contact


Whether you need more details, questions answered, or want to chat about your wedding vision, we are excited to talk to you!

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Contact


Whether you need more details, questions answered, or want to chat about your wedding vision, we are excited to talk to you!


get in touch

 

Meghan Muggleton
Social Events Manager

morefun@greenhouseloft.com
312.733.5762

 
 

Schedule a Showing


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Schedule a Showing


Use our interactive scheduler to book a time and date to tour the space


Please click on a time and date that works for your schedule!

We are very excited to show you around the space! All of our scheduled tours are done one-on-one, if you need to cancel or reschedule, no problem, but the more advance notice you can give us would be great so we can fill the time slot and let our staff know. Thanks and looking forward to meeting you!

Please note, sometimes we book last minute meetings or events, if this happens we will contact you quickly to reschedule your showing.

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About Us


A group of authentic folks who love what they do, here’s the scoop on our beloved Greenhouse Loft team.

About Us


A group of authentic folks who love what they do, here’s the scoop on our beloved Greenhouse Loft team.


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MEGHAN MUGGLETON

Events Manager

Meghan got married at Greenhouse Loft in November of 2014 and loved it so much she decided to join the team and share her experiences with couples planning their own weddings. Meghan and her husband met one morning at the Chicago Ave. bus stop in the West Town neighborhood they call home.
 

 

 


STEVE EWERT

Owner + Photographer

Having owned a photo studio for over 30 years in Chicago, Steve has long recognized the value of creative spaces, not only for photography, but for all types of meetings and events. Many years ago, Steve and his wife bought their first home in Logan Square, the birthplace of their two children, and now the location of Greenhouse Loft.

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Directions


Greenhouse Loft is located in the hip Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.

Directions


Greenhouse Loft is located in the hip Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.


 

We are conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown, inside the Green Exchange building, which is located just off the Diversey Ave. exit of The Kennedy Expressway, I-90/94.

Greenhouse Loft
2545 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

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FAQs


Questions? We have answers.

FAQs


Questions? We have answers.


HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN GREENHOUSE LOFT ACCOMMODATE FOR EVENTS?    

We can create an intimate gathering for groups as small as 25, or design a sit-down meal for 200. At our maximum capacity, we can host events such as a cocktail party reception for up to 250 people. Share your vision with us—and we will design an event set-up that’s perfect.    


Do we have to use one of your pre-approved caterers?       

Yes. We have researched and interviewed numerous caterers, creating an all-star list that meets our high standards. While our list may seem short, we've been hosting events for more than 10 years and know what it takes to make your wedding day run smoothly. A great caterer can make your event truly memorable, and our pre-approved caterers will work hard to ensure you have a fantastic menu and impeccable service.

We do not charge caterers a commission to be included on our list, which helps them minimize costs and bring you the highest-quality food and beverages. Week after week, we work with these service providers to create memorable events. We trust them to take excellent care of you and your guests. Plus: our pre-approved caterers are all dedicated to making events more sustainable—a high priority for all of us at Greenhouse Loft.           


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK OUR EVENT AT GREENHOUSE LOFT?   

2017 rental fees:

  • Weekday daytime event cost $2,500
  • Evening events Monday through Thursday cost $3,500
  • Friday and Sunday events cost $4,900
  • Saturday events cost $5,900

2018 rental fees:

  • Weekday daytime event cost $2,500
  • Evening events Monday through Thursday cost $4,000
  • Friday and Sunday events cost $5,400
  • Saturday events cost $6,400

2019 rental fees:

  • Weekday daytime event cost $2,500
  • Evening events Monday through Thursday cost $4,500
  • Friday and Sunday events cost $5,900
  • Saturday events cost $7,200

Our rentals are based on 10 hours from set-up to breakdown; for weddings and parties this usually allows 6 hours of event time. When applicable, special holiday rates apply. If you are a tenant of the Green Exchange, a non-profit organization, or looking to book an event for less than a 10 hour rental, please contact us for special rates.    


WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE?

  • A dedicated Greenhouse Loft Venue Manager that will work with you and your vendors personally leading up to and on the day of your event.
  • A final walk-through led by your Greenhouse Loft Event Manager, Caterer and Wedding Planner, if you are using one. Approximately one month before your event, we’ll review all the details of your wedding day and build out a timeline. This includes arrival, set-up, and breakdown times for all vendors, as well as timing for introductions, speeches, dinner/dessert service and other special moments. The walk-through gives you the chance to visualize every detail, finalize a floor plan, confirm any add-ons and coordinate with your vendors so you feel at ease and excited for your wedding day.
  • Use of our loft space filled with natural light and the adjacent 8,000 square foot outdoor garden.
  • Venue Manager assistant and Security on-site for the duration of your event.
  • A collection of restored mid-century modern furniture - colorful and comfortable!
  • 25 - 48 inch square tables (each seating up to 8 guests)
  • 10 - Highboy tables
  • 7 - 6 foot tables
  • 2 - 8 foot tables
  • 3 - 4 foot tables
  • 2 - 60 inch serpentine tables (bar)
  • 8 - 36 inch round cabaret tables (each seating up to 4 guests)
  • 200 - Natural wood folding chairs w/pad (applies to new bookings only)
  • Vintage self-service coat racks and wooden hangers
  • Free wireless internet
  • Adjustable lighting
  • Personalized directional signage
  • Built in drapery for dividing the event space
  • Multiple stall men's and women’s restrooms and a family restroom, all facilities accessible

IS THE GREENHOUSE LOFT VENUE MANAGER THE SAME AS AN EVENT PLANNER OR COORDINATOR?

Greenhouse Loft offers both a Venue Manager and an Assistant Venue Manager at every event.  Most people find this to be very helpful leading up to the event and the day of.  The Venue Manager roles are many, but should not be mistaken for a wedding planner.  Some couples find it helpful to have someone dedicated to them during the event.  Greenhouse Loft venue manager is more of a liaison between the couple and the vendors. If you are looking to hire a wedding planner or day of planner, we have some great planners listed on our preferred vendors list.
 

Greenhouse Loft EVENTS MANAGER ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Schedules and leads final walk through one month before wedding with couple & caterer. If there is not a planner we will help create a timeline, agree on a floor plan, and discuss drop-off and pick-up timing
  • Creates final details sheet with timeline and floorplan to be shared with all vendors prior to wedding. Vendors are responsible for following the timeline and working with the other vendors
  • Work alongside the GHL assistant venue manager to set-up the space (placing candles on ledges, setting out signage, making sure all tables, chairs, and lounge furniture needed for event is in loft prior to caterer arrival (per agreed upon floor plan), check to make sure all trash, recycling, and compost bins are in garbage room and kitchen is clean and ready for caterers, adjust lighting and temperature)
  • Ensure all of couple’s personal decor items (dropped off on Friday) are in wedding suite and notify catering manager upon arrival so they can assign staff to set-up
  • Ensure couple’s alcohol is out in the loft space for bartenders to set up bars
  • Check in with each vendor as they arrive so they know where to set-up per the floor plan
  • Can do one installation with 2 points of contact
  • Ensure that the ceremony space is set-up per the floorplan previously decided upon and ready to open for guests to find seats 30 minutes prior to ceremony
  • Chat with DJ/ceremony musicians about the songs for the processional (i.e. song for family, song for wedding party, song for bride) and coordinate cues for music changes if needed
  • Ensure ceremony starts on-time (if couple is ready to go and most guests are present)
  • Lights candles on tables and ensures caterer ‘flips’ the room from ceremony to reception layout during cocktail hour, so that the reception can begin on time
  • Checks in on reception periodically (every 15-30 minutes) to ensure that everything is running smoothly throughout the evening (speeches, dinner & dessert service, dancing)
  • Adjusts (lower) lighting after first dances to set the mood a bit darker for the rest of dancing
  • Ensures DJ/band finishes playing music at time agreed to on schedule
  • Ensures that all guests have departed loft space after music has ended and bar has been closed for 30 minutes
  • Work alongside the GHL assistant venue manager to clean-up the space
  • Ensures couple’s leftover alcohol is sorted and secured for a later pickup.

DOES GREENHOUSE LOFT PROVIDE ANY DECOR?

Aside from Greenhouse Loft’s natural beauty, event decor is not provided but can be rented or brought in. This would include things like table linens, glassware, flatware (if you decide not to use eco-friendly disposable silverware), plates, and tables beyond what we have in-house, etc.

We do offer an optional Candle Package, which includes votives throughout the room on all tables and window sills.  
 


ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES OR COSTS?

The rental rate is straightforward, with no additional taxes or hidden costs. However, we do offer a few optional add-ons:

  • Outdoor self-parking lot (after 6pm on weekdays), 30 spaces, $250
  • Indoor self-parking lot (after 6pm on weekdays), 50 spaces with attendant, $450
  • Second floor lobby space available for indoor cocktail hour, $250
  • Candle package (includes 200+ soy candles lit and placed by our staff, lining the window ledges and tables), $275
  • Overtime, $300 per hour, billed only by the hour

We would like to use your in-house photography services. How much do they cost?  

Owner Steve Ewert and our associate photographers are professionals, and offer their photography services for your wedding. With several different packages that include family portraits, candids, ceremony photos and our amazing Ultimate Photobooth, we will ensure your photography needs are met. Our associate photographers are also available for engagement shoots; if interested, please contact us for rates. 


CAN WE BRING OUR OWN PHOTOGRAPHERS TO DOCUMENT OUR WEDDING?  

Yes. While we offer in-house photography services, we also welcome any outside service providers you would like to hire—including photographers.


CAN you help us locate other service providers for the wedding, like videographers, florists, djs, or musicians?

Yes! We have curated a solid roster of amazing local talent for you to check out that we would recommend working with.


IS GREENHOUSE LOFT BYOB?

Yes, we are BYOB.  You can purchase your alcohol through an outside source, we highly recommend Binny’s.  A Binny’s sales representative will work with you on choices and quantities, arrange for a drop-off and pick-up any can even refund your account for any unopened and previously un-chilled alcohol.  Feel free to reach out to Binnys (party@binnys.com) and tell them Greenhouse Loft sent you! Most of our caterers also provide great alcohol packages as well, so make sure to check them out as well!


WHERE IS GREENHOUSE LOFT LOCATED?

Our address is 2545 W. Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.  Greenhouse Loft is located on the second floor of the Green Exchange building, conveniently located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

By car:

We’re 1 block east of the I-90/94 Diversey exit. When driving southeast (toward downtown) it’s exit 46A, when driving northwest (away from the downtown high rises) it’s exit 46B. We’re approximately 10 minutes from downtown via car, not accounting for traffic.

By public transit:

  • Train - the Logan Square blue line station is a 12 minute walk from us
  • Bus - #76 Diversey bus stops in front of the building at Diversey/Rockwell
  • Bus - #49 Western bus stops 3 blocks east of us at Western/Diversey
  • Divvy Bike Sharing - Nearest docking station is an 8 minute walk east of us at the corner of Logan Blvd and Elston.  www.divvybikes.com

By air:

Chicago is serviced by O’Hare International Airport (ORD) which is 12 miles from Greenhouse Loft, and Midway International Airport (MDW) which is 15 miles from Greenhouse Loft.


Do you have additional hand-out information that I might find helpful when planning my greenhouse loft meeting or event?

Yes, download our weddings and events PDF!


can i have my wedding rehearsal at greenhouse loft?

We can't accommodate rehearsals in the loft due to photo shoots and meetings that are often booked last-minute in our space. While your venue manager will be here on-site during your wedding day and we will help couples get down the aisle, most couples end up doing their rehearsals off-site. We'll also talk through these details in the final walk-through.


do we need to take out an insurance policy to have our wedding in your loft? Do any of our vendors need to have insurance?

We do not require couples to take out a day-of insurance policy. We do require all bands or DJs who perform in our space to have insurance. If you'd like to work with a DJ or band who is not insured, they can easily take out a reasonable day-of insurance policy for your wedding date at Event Helper.com.


is there a space for me to get ready for my wedding on-site?

While we do have a small room in the back of our loft for the wedding party's use throughout the evening, we don't have enough space for couples to get ready on-site. We ask that the wedding party arrives on-site already dressed in their wedding attire. Many couples have fun getting ready at their home or in a hotel together with family and friends.


when should we arrive at greenhouse loft with our bridal party on the day of our wedding?

We recommend that couples arrive at the loft about an hour before the wedding ceremony is to start, as vendors will be busy setting up the space prior to that time. When you arrive, you're welcome to lounge and relax in the bridal suite until the ceremony is ready to begin.

Your 10 hour rental allows for 2 hours of on-site set-up, followed by a half an hour of opening up the space and allowing guests to find their seats before the ceremony begins.


a date that i was interested in booking seems to be unavailable on your website. do you have the space to host two weddings in one day?

We only book one event per day at our loft and our calendar of availability is always up to date. Date listed in red are booked, dates in blue are currently on hold for a week by another couple who has been in for a tour and is interested in booking that date, and dates in green are currently available. 


we definitely want our wedding to have an indoor-outdoor feel, and the garden adjacent to your loft looks beautiful! is there an additional cost to rent the garden? what can the garden be used for?

Use of the garden is included in our rental at no additional cost. The garden can accommodate outdoor ceremonies for up to 200, and cocktail hour for up to 250 guests. Weather permitting, the garden will be unlocked all throughout the evening and can be enjoyed by your guests throughout your event.


do you have an indoor option for cocktail hour if we can't use the garden due to inclement weather?

In the event that we are unable to utilize the garden for cocktail hour, we have the ability to rent the second floor lobby of our building for cocktail hour for an additional $250.  This allows for the loft to be transitioned from the ceremony to your reception layout. 


WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO BOOK A DATE?

Email us at morefun@greenhouseloft.com or call us at (312) 733-5762.