Catalyst Ranch is a whimsically designed space which naturally lends itself to festive occasions – weddings, commitment ceremonies, anniversary parties, networking events, corporate dinners, quinceanera, bar & bat mitzvahs. Fully furnished and decorated, it’s easy to throw a party here. You naturally want to dance – The Polka, The Cha Cha, The Jitterbug, The Mambo and The Tango, of course. We work with a diverse group of outstanding caterers, guaranteed to meet your every desire.
Catalyst Ranch is all about throwing a great party. And making it super easy for you to be the host(ess) with the most(est) and not even get your hands dirty. Since the rooms are fully furnished with an eclectic mix of vintage and ethnic pieces, there’s no rentals needed and your guests have plenty of places to recline, cozy up in a corner and have a private tête-à-tête or put their feet up between dance numbers.
With all the colors and artwork on the walls, there’s no need to form a decorating committee (you can put that behind you with prom). Instead, put your effort into cool invitations, selecting party favors, making that select guest list and picking out the tunes.
As for food for your party, we’ve teamed up with some of the most scrumdilly-icious caterers in Chicago! They’re chock-full of tasty ideas and talent, all at your beck and call.
And, the best part is that you don’t have to it all alone. Our Gala Girl is here to guide you all the way, whether it’s introducing you to some great vendors, pointing you to the vintage photo booth or figuring out the perfect layout for the room. No matter whether you’re looking to pull something together quickly and simply at the last minute or you’ve got a year to plan every detail, we can help!
Catalyst Ranch is very conveniently located in the West Loop, in downtown Chicago. Right off the expressway and near all the major train stations, getting here is easy. There are wonderful hotels nearby and fast taxis or limos to get you here. Thrifty parking is all around, too.
Let’s Celebrate – Catalyst Ranch style!
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If you are looking for a fun and (truly) unique place to throw a party, look no further than Catalyst Ranch! Every inch (make that centimeter!) is covered with colorful, humorous and nostalgic decor that will put a smile on everyone's face. The staff is super fun -- and professional. We can't wait to work there again!
What an fantastic venue!! Catalyst Ranch is one of Chicago most unique, fun and creative spaces. We love working there!
Catalyst Ranch is a fantastic venue!! Everyone who knows me can tell you that this is my favorite. The decor is fun and whimsical - a wonderful atmosphere for a wedding. Plus, there are great spots for a ceremony that have a warm, intimate feel. A perfect combination of funky & friendly! The staff is amazing - every single person I have encountered has been approachable and eager to help - they are definitely there to make sure your day is perfect. I have performed several ceremonies at Catalyst Ranch and every couple I've worked with was thrilled with their choice.
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Catalyst Ranch?
- Bridal Suite
- Set Up
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- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
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