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Bottom Lounge

Chicago, IL View map
5.0 out of 5 rating
7 reviews
Up to 240 guests

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Up to 240 guests

Bottom Lounge is a unique 18,000 square foot multi-purpose event facility conveniently located in Chicago’s bustling West Loop, moments away from downtown Chicago and easily accessible from two expressways. Walking distance from Restaurant Row, Union Park, and the United Center, it is ideally situated for your wedding event.

Upstairs at Bottom Lounge offers a sophisticated, creative, and versatile space with a cool, artistic feel. It boasts 5,000 square feet of exposed brick indoor loft space that can be configured in endless arrangements to suit your needs, plus a full bar, DJ booth, P.A. system, and dance floor. At no additional cost, you also have access to an adjacent 2,000 square foot rooftop deck that will leave a distinct impression no one will forget.

In addition to the indoor loft space and outdoor patio, every rental includes access to our in-house furniture and decor (candles, café lights, reclaimed wood farm tables & more), full kitchen and bar staff and on-site event planner. For photo ops, there’s a customizable chalkboard wall, hand-painted mural from prolific Chicago graffiti artist Temper, and for an additional fee, a photo booth and collection of rare pinball machines that can be arranged as needed.

Head to our website [https://bottomloungeweddings.com] for a full list of amenities and gorgeous photos for wedding inspiration.

Contact our Event Planner Natalie today to set up a walkthrough!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

240

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

65

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Loft
Rooftop

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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    Andrea Married on 12/16/2021
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    Mother of the Bride

    This was a wonderful location to have a wedding. Our daughter and her husband had both the ceremony and reception there. It's a beautiful setting with brick walls , Edison lights, high ceilings and a lovely outdoor space. The event coordinator Natalie is fantastic to work with and all staff during the event were friendly and responsive.The family style dinner was delicious. We provided our own decorations and could not have done that without Natalie's help. Also,our older relatives were well accomadated and included in the ceremony and reception. Most important ,we all enjoyed the wedding and the happy couple had an excellent time at their own wedding. I highly recommend the Bottom Lounge.
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    Felicia Married on 05/21/2021
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    Everything You Are Looking For Is At Bottom Lounge!

    Can't say enough about this place. I would like to start by saying Natalie is a Rock Star, to have a wedding venue where your own coordinator is essentially built in to the price of the space...SUPER rare. She took our vision for our wedding and kicked it up a notch. The space is a perfect balance of rustic and urban, exactly what we wanted!

    We were a COVID wedding that had to be canceled, and then rescheduled for a year later (our choice to do a year later!) Bottom Lounge and Natalie were the most supportive and understanding through this entire process, stay in contact with us the entire time and provided reassurances.

    The price of this place also can't be ignored, you are getting all the big ticket items in house (catering, Natalie to help with coordination, tables/chairs, alcohol) it's ridiculous to me that all these other places upcharge so much for this stuff because they can or you have to individually contract for all those items! We even had our good friend bake a cake for us that Natalie was OK with us bringing in. We also had a bottle of champagne that had been gifted to us that we asked if we could have at our sweat heart table and they were totally cool with that. They really want to make this your wedding, and it was the most enjoyable experience planning (which says a lot considering our COVID situation. This really could have been a disaster but it was flawless)

    We are also a lesbians couple, and it was important to us to get married at a place that was supportive of us, inclusive and didn't bat an eye, hesitate or get confused about "how it works" with two women!

    Bottom Lounge is also perfectly located in the West Loop. After our rehearsal the night before, we all walked over the City Winery for dinner, it was so easy and Bottom Lounge let our rehearsal guests utilize their parking lot for the dinner, which was immensely helpful!!

    Bottom Lounge is an amazing place to get married!
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    Patricia Married on 01/19/2019
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    Above and beyond anything we expected!

    I honestly cannot say enough about Natalie and the entire Bottom Lounge team. It was the first venue we visited and we not only fell in love with the space - but we especially fell in love with Natalie. She was so enthusiastic and made us comfortable with the whole wedding planning process. Throughout the entire process, Natalie was great with communicating with us and keeping us at ease. She was always available to answer all of my questions - no matter how small! She worked with us to create a special menu that reflected our travel theme and incorporated flavors from some of our favorite destinations. She and her team made it super easy and convenient for us to DIY a lot of our decor. We simply dropped them off ahead of time and they went to work creating the most amazing vision. I honestly cannot say enough. When I stepped off the elevator for our final walk through of the space I honestly got goosebumps. It looked above and beyond what I could have imagined. The day of coordination was super smooth and left us completely stress-free. Natalie and team handled all the transitions and made our day run seamlessly - we were able to just sit back and take it all in. Everyone was amazingly friendly. We had people coming up to us asking us how we found such an amazing venue. It is a beautiful space and they do a phenomenal job decorating. The el running past, the concert venue downstairs, the bar and the pinball machines all make for some unique experiences and some amazing pictures. Honestly, I whole-heartedly recommend Bottom Lounge to any couple looking to have a care-free, beautiful, memorable wedding.
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Natalie Meletsis
Natalie Meletsis
Event Planner

A native of the Chicagoland area, Natalie has been managing events for nearly a decade. She's planned over 300 weddings and is ready to help lead you through every step of planning your wedding – from budgeting and vendor selection to entertainment and decor. Her personal approach will make you feel right at home. Contact her today to schedule a meeting or venue walkthrough.

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1375 W. Lake St Chicago, IL, 60607
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