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Reception
$1,450 starting price
Bar service
$21 per person
Reception
$1,450 starting price
Bar service
$21 per person

About

On WeddingWire since 2018

Chicago Theater Works is a family-owned wedding venue located in Chicago, Illinois, that creates fantastic weddings, regardless of your budget. The indoor space is unique and boasts a modern feel where you can host your wedding ceremony and reception or any other wedding-related event, such as an engagement party or bridal shower. Elopements are also welcome. They are flexible and welcome outside caterers and vendors.

Facilities and Capacity
Chicago Theater Works accommodates up to 160 people for a sit-down dinner or 200 during a stand-up reception. The indoor space includes wood floors, a brick wall, and exposed piping in the ceiling to give the room an industrial feel. You can say "I do" on top of flexiale staging during an indoor wedding ceremony. The space can be transformed with lights, florals, and drapery to fit your wedding vision and decor. There are get-ready rooms available for you and members of your wedding party. The venue is set up for WiFi and there is parking and valet services available.

Services Offered
Chicago Theater Works is unlike many venues and does not have any food or bar minimums. The prices remain the same as when you first meet during a consultation. There are no surprise fees or charges as the wedding gets closer. The first meeting at the venue will result in the creation of a timeline of your wedding and the design on how the rooms will be set up. They provide beverage services on-site and are flexible with your options. You can serve a variety of beer, wine, liquor, champagne, and signature drinks during an open, limited, or cash bar. You have the option to use an outside caterer and there is a staging kitchen they have access to the day of the wedding. A dedicated team of staff will set up and clean up the spaces for the wedding and be on-hand on the wedding day to ensure everything goes off without a hitch. Chicago Theater Works does have tables, chairs, stage, dance floor, furniture, audio equipment, and lighting to use.

  • Black-owned
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned

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?

$1,450

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

$1,450

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$21

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
October
November
December
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Reviews of Chicago Theater Works

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
60 Reviews
99% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
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Chicago Theater Works is highly recommended for weddings and other events. The venue manager, Dawn, is praised for her positivity, responsiveness, and helpfulness throughout the planning process. The venue itself is described as beautiful, with a flexible and customizable space that allows couples to create their dream atmosphere. The staff, including the owner Bill and event coordinator Dana, are commended for their professionalism and attentiveness. The venue's affordability, central location, and amenities such as a stage and large screen are also mentioned as highlights. Overall, customers had a wonderful experience and highly recommend Chicago Theater Works as a wedding venue.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Chicago Theater Works is highly recommended for weddings and other events. The venue manager, Dawn, is praised for her positivity, responsiveness, and helpfulness throughout the planning process. The venue itself is described as beautiful, with a flexible and customizable space that allows couples to create their dream atmosphere. The staff, including the owner Bill and event coordinator Dana, are commended for their professionalism and attentiveness. The venue's affordability, central location, and amenities such as a stage and large screen are also mentioned as highlights. Overall, customers had a wonderful experience and highly recommend Chicago Theater Works as a wedding venue.

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Angelica R. Sent on 03/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Unforgettable Experience!

The absolute best venue out there!! We had the honor to host our wedding there and we couldn’t have asked for better. Dawn and the owner of the venue were incredible. So kind, welcoming, big hearted and just incredible people. Our day was unforgettable all thanks to them. The experience they gave us was one of a kind. We felt so important and taken care of. Dawn was very detailed with us and made every step of the wedding planning less stressful and super organized. We absolutely love this place and the people! ❤️
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M Ds Sent on 05/14/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Chicago Inspired Celebration

We were truly blessed with an introduction to this
PERFECT venue for my husband's 50th birthday
celebration! With exposed brick and a gorgeous bar to anchor the beautiful open space, the set-up options are versatile. Great sound system for our DJ/music. I'd given no thought to the lighting, so was impressed to see how they featured in our evening's pictures (total bonus!)

The entire team was wonderful to work with; Nick was amazingly accomodating and attentive, and Dawn was equally responsive and invested in ensuring we had all we needed before and during our event.

CTW will be my first choice for any future events and I highly recommend it for your very next one!
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Nick R. Sent on 12/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great team, beautiful space

The Theater Works team was incredibly responsive and helpful from the first day I got in touch with them. I was able to lean on Dawn's experience when it came to planning the event, but she was also more than willing to accommodate any of our requests. 5/5 stars!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

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