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 170 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.
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.
23 Reviews for Chicago Theater Works
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Justin Jones · Getting married on 05/09/2021
Service, Flexibility, Convenience, Price
The staff at Chicago Theater Works, Lisa and Bill, provided excellent service and flexibility prior to and during our event. The space is beautiful, and it is conveniently located within walking distance to the Belmont Red Line. If you have a lot of people driving in, Lake Shore Drive is just a few minutes away, and a nearby parking lot can be rented at a reasonable price. (We had few driving, so we did not rent it, but it's worth mentioning.) They have a terrific variety of bar selections, and their premium bar package was the best price I've ever seen per person. The space rental, which is yours for 10 hours as of this writing, is also the most reasonable we found. They do not increase any prices because you are a wedding. I repeat, they do not increase any prices because you are a wedding. As my husband and I planned our wedding, one of the aspects of we liked least was how every venue increased prices 2-6x just because you said wedding.Sent on 11/02/2019
For the service, flexibility, convenience, and price offered by the Chicago Theater Works, I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Chicago Theater Works's reply:Justin and Jason-
Sheri Washington · Married on 12/07/2019
Best Kept Secret!
Chicago Theater Works was phenomenal to work with and I attribute a large part of the "success" of my Masquerade Ball birthday party to their professionalism as well as providing the ambiance I was looking for. I searched high and low for a place that was not only beautiful, but flexible in their amenities and would allow for me to have full control to customizing my event exactly how I wanted it. Bill C. the representative I worked with at Chicago Theater Works, was wonderful to work with. He listened to all of my ideas and worked closely with me and my decorators to create an amazing birthday drink and a phenomenal atmosphere for the party. In addition, he and his staff worked tirelessly on the day of the party so that the entire party ran so smoothly. We had many guests from out of town and everyone was commenting on how beautiful the venue was, and how amazing the service was. The service they offered was very attentive and they catered to everyone so well. The venue was so incredible, so many of my friends/family raved about it afterwards! Again, I felt like Bill listened to what I wanted, and with his impeccable professionalism, was able to take my ideas and turn them into reality. The special drink they made (which everyone said was absolutely delicious) fit my Masquerade theme so well and made my party even more special! I believe it is the little details that really makes an event, and Chicago Theater Works is phenomenal in providing those details. #BestkeptsecretSent on 10/29/2019
Chicago Theater Works's reply:Hi Sheri!
Leslie Cunningham · Married on 11/09/2019
The PERFECT venue for our big day.
I seriously don't know where to start! I found Chicago Theater Works on Wedding Wire, even though I have passed this venue so many times! As soon as I saw them on here I knew I had to go check them out. From the moment we walked in I knew it was the one. It's large enough but still feels super homey and intimate, all our guests even commented on this. Bill and Lisa were absolutely fantastic to work with! They were quick to respond to all my questions and ease all my worries! They made sure they day went off without a hitch! Not to mention you couldn't find a better value, the space is beautiful and unique. There is a private bridal suite which we used to escape to for a few moments after our ceremony. And there are TWO private stalls for you and your wedding party (if you choose to share!) I simple couldn't recommend a better venue or better people to work with!
(Photos by Danielle Heinson Photography)Sent on 01/11/2020
Chicago Theater Works's reply:Thank you Leslie and Mike! It was our pleasure to host such and amazing wedding for the nicest couple in the neighborhood! Please stop in to say 'hi' when you pass by! We wish you a lifetime of happiness!
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