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Your Team


Greenhouse Loft offers a dedicated team that will help your day
be as memorable as possible!

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Your Team


Greenhouse Loft offers a dedicated team that will help your day
be as memorable as possible!


We are a group of dedicated individuals who love weddings! Our attention to detail paired with years of event experience will help you and your vendors create a magical and memorable day.  You will have personalized service from our event managers throughout your planning process and on the day of your wedding.

sample Timeline  

While all weddings have unique details that make them different, this rough sketch will help you see how much we can fit into your 10 hour rental:    

4:00 pm - Caterers arrive to set up (caterers have 2 hours for set up before doors open for guests)

4:30 pm - Other vendors arrive to set up

6:00 pm - Guests arrive and find their seats   

6:30 - 7:00 pm - Ceremony   

7:00 - 8:00 pm - Cocktail hour in the garden or the Green Exchange second floor lobby

8:00 - 9:30 pm – Introductions, dinner is served, speeches, and cake cutting   

9:30 pm - 12:00 am- Dancing!

12:00 am - DJ or band ends and bar closes

12:30 - 2:00 am - Vendor cleanup (vendors have 2 hours from bar close/DJ ends time for breakdown/clean up)

Final Walk-through

About 1 month out from your wedding day, we will get together and finish organizing your final details with your wedding team. Together we will:

  • Build out your 10 hour rental timeline
  • Decide on a final floor plan
  • Confirm any add-ons to your rental (candle package, parking lot rental, etc.)
  • Discuss drop-off and pick-up times for you and your vendors

To ensure we have enough time to answer any questions you may have, showings are individually conducted and by appointment only. To schedule a tour, head over to our showings schedule and reserve the time and day that’s best for you or contact us.  

Find out more information about Greenhouse Loft via our
downloadable PDF.


“If you're on the fence about booking Greenhouse Loft: Do it. From putting up with our out-of-town planning dilemmas, to offering advice based on their event experience and calming our day-of nerves, Meghan and the Greenhouse Loft staff handled our wedding with thoughtfulness and attention. They were happy to provide suggestions, and were also exceedingly respectful of our vision for our event and brought it to life beautifully. We were worry-free and treated like royalty during our ceremony and reception, and were able to really focus on the moment and our guests. If the classy, light-filled space that barely needs decorating doesn't convince you, the quality of the venue management should!

- Kathryn, married at Greenhouse Loft in June 2016

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Pricing


Our wedding pricing includes everything you need to make your event a success!

Pricing


Our wedding pricing includes everything you need to make your event a success!


The rate includes a 10 hour rental from set-up to breakdown, allowing for up to 6 hours of event time. To book a date, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required when signing the contract.

2017 Rates:

May-December

Fridays and Sundays: $4,900 & Saturdays: $5,900
Monday-Thursday $3,500

*Holiday weekend rates: Fridays - $5,400; Saturdays - $6,400; Sundays - $5,900; Mondays - $4,900; New Year's Eve - $7,000

 

2018 RATES:

January-April

Fridays and Sundays: $4,900
Saturdays: $5,400
(Monday-Thursday $4,000)


May-December

Fridays and Sundays: $5,400
Saturdays: $6,400

(Monday-Thursday $4,000)

*Holiday weekend rates: Fridays - $5,900; Saturdays - $6,900; Sundays - $6,400; Mondays - $5,400; New Year's Eve - $7,500

 

2019 RATES:

January-April

Fridays and Sundays: $5,400
Saturdays: $6,200
Monday-Thursday $4,500


May-December

Fridays and Sundays: $5,900
Saturdays: $7,200

Monday-Thursday $4,500

*Holiday weekend rates: Fridays - $6,400; Saturdays - $7,700; Sundays - $6,900; Mondays - $5,900; New Year's Eve - $8,500



*Holidays include the following weekends: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's
*Holiday weekday prices may apply
Greenhouse Loft is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

 

What's included in the rental rate

  • A dedicated Greenhouse Loft Venue Manager that will personally work with you and your vendors 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 design a timeline. 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 (dining)
  • 10 - highboy tables (cocktail)
  • 8 - 36 inch round cabaret tables (cocktail)
  • 7 - 6 foot tables (reception)
  • 3 - 4 foot tables (escort cards and gifts)
  • 2 - 8 foot tables (bar)
  • 2 - 60 inch serpentine tables (bar)
  • 200 - natural wood folding chairs w/pad (applies to new bookings only)
  • Vintage self-service coat racks and wooden hangers
  • Wireless internet
  • Dimmable lighting
  • Personalized directional signage
  • Built in drapery for dividing the event space and on the south windows
  • Accessible multiple stall men's and women’s restrooms and a family restroom

additional services

  • 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

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, 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.


"Greenhouse Loft was the first and last venue we visited. It embodied everything we wanted for our June wedding - an indoor/outdoor space, a loft, a sustainable venue, and a friendly staff...From our initial visit to our big day, things could not have gone more smoothly. They truly listen to all of your needs and want to make your wedding day the best ever. Seriously, you will not be disappointed."  

- Raine, married at Greenhouse Loft in April 2013

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Booking


When you're ready to choose your date,
we're happy to help you through the booking process.

Booking


When you're ready to choose your date,
we're happy to help you through the booking process.


Availability

Check out our up-to-date booking calendar to see what dates we have available. You will notice there are several “holds” on dates (in blue)—these courtesy holds are for people who are very interested in the space but have not finalized their booking.        

 

Tour the space

To ensure we have enough time to answer any questions you may have, showings are individually conducted and by appointment only. To schedule a tour, head over to our showings schedule and reserve the time and day that’s best for you, or feel free to contact us.

Holds

We do offer a courtesy hold for an interested date if someone has toured the space. We hold dates for one week. If you’re ready to book the space (which includes placing a deposit) and your preferred date is on hold for someone else, we will contact the other party and give them 24 hours to make a decision. If they decide not to move forward, the date is all yours.

 

Contact us today to book Greenhouse Loft!


Payment process

To book your wedding date, we require 50% of the rental amount as a non-refundable deposit, accompanied by a signed contract. You can make the deposit online through our booking program. We accept payment in the form of check or credit card*. The remaining 50% of your rental balance and any add-on services are due 10 days prior to your wedding.

*Credit card payments will incur a 3% processing fee


“Greenhouse loft and its stellar staff deserve props for being the coolest, easiest to work with venue in town! ...They were great from the beginning, laid back and totally accommodating of all our ideas… The garden was gorgeous - we had originally planned on an outdoor ceremony but the weather did not cooperate with us. The great bonus there is that the indoor alternative is just as pretty as outside.”

- Katherine, married at Greenhouse Loft in June 2014

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Approved Caterers


A great caterer makes your
event truly memorable. 

Approved Caterers


A great caterer makes your
event truly memorable. 


We've partnered with seven amazing caterers. True to our commitment to sustainability, many of these caterers source from local farmers, emphasizing seasonal food and high-quality products, while minimizing energy use and waste. These are all vital components to sustaining a vibrant regional food economy. Our approved caterers will work hard to ensure you have a fantastic menu and impeccable service.   


Week after week, we work with these service providers to create memorable events. We do require you use a caterer from the below list, and we trust they will take great care of you, your family and your friends on the day of your celebration - and during the months leading up to your special day.  

*proud members of the Green Wedding Alliance



“...From start to finish, our experience with Greenhouse Loft was incredible. The staff was incredibly helpful, answering all our questions and working seamlessly with our vendors. And of course-- the space is incredibly beautiful. Throughout our night, and after, we received many, many compliments on the unique space and the very "us" vibe it helped to create. I would encourage everyone to work with the Loft-- you will not regret it! Thank you, Greenhouse Loft, for helping to give us our perfect wedding.”


- Jennifer, married at Greenhouse Loft in July 2014

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Recommended Vendors


It takes a well-organized team to carry off a seamless event. We’ve curated a careful list of some of the most unique, reliable, skilled and sustainable vendors in Chicago that we love to work with, and we think you will too!

Recommended Vendors


It takes a well-organized team to carry off a seamless event. We’ve curated a careful list of some of the most unique, reliable, skilled and sustainable vendors in Chicago that we love to work with, and we think you will too!


With so many wonderful wedding vendors in Chicago to choose from, this is our list of favorites that we have successfully worked with in the past! We don't require you use the below vendors, but we highly recommend them.


“It took a lot of work for my fiancé and I to decide on various aspects of our wedding. However, selecting Greenhouse Loft as our venue was not one of them! The natural light, blank canvas to create the wedding of your dreams, and the friendly, professional staff were just a few of the reasons why we selected Greenhouse Loft. We also decided to go with their photographers. After all, they are the ones who know how to utilize the space to their advantage to capture the best moments of the ceremony right through the reception. The Ultimate Photobooth was a fun experience too, something unique we wanted to give to our family and friends. The photographer, Steve really captured the emotions, happiness and love of everyone in his photos. There weren't any stoic or super serious photos - just fun, smiles and full of energy, something I feel really reflected both my fiancé and my personalities. Outside the venue, the photographers had recommended amazing locations, directed us in carefully executed poses, and put our bridal party at ease.” 

- Marianne & Jonathan, married at Greenhouse Loft in May 2016