WELCOME TO GALLERY 1028
A high end alternative space for creative events, in a gallery-like environment with
historic flair and close proximity to downtown Chicago.
HISTORY Gallery 1028, located on Goose Island, borrows a unique aesthetic and
flair from the island’s heritage. Predominantly inhabited by geese and
squatters until the 1860s, Goose Island became prime real estate for
Chicago’s industrial expansion. Its history as an industrial district lends
Gallery 1028 its edgy and modern feel as an event venue that is always
MULTI-USE Loft-like, with vaulted ceiling, exposed brick, skylights, as well as wood
beams and floors, Gallery 1028 occupies 4,000 sq. ft and offers twoseparate
rooms plus two-separate foyers attached to each of the two
rooms. The clean and raw environment provides professional and private
designers alike with unlimited branding opportunities and creative design
Gallery 1028 can be transformed to accommodate any type of event from product
launches, sample sales, hospitality suites, seminars, and other corporate events,
including networking receptions, exhibitions, and private parties.
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Julie Brook · Married on 08/18/2019
Gallery 1028 has a great Atmosphere
We had a marvelous experience working with Cate Kaczala and Emily Preston from Calihan Catering. Our daughter and her now husband selected Gallery 1028 for the location of their wedding. The wedding was Sunday morning in August 2019.Sent on 08/23/2019
From the venue to the catering we have not one complaint, only compliments.
Cate and Emily were our contacts and they could not have been nicer to work with. They also worked smoothly with our vendors; Farrah Singh Kauffman from Simply Azure Events, Jori Foreman from Fab Flora, David Florczak from Posh Productions, Sweet Mandy Cakes, Do Rite Donuts, Big Sadie our band, and Elizabeth Wells our photographer.
Cate and Emily are certainly skilled in catering and guiding clients through the process until the party ends. They answered our calls, our emails and every question - even when we asked multiple times!
The food was amazing, tasty and fresh. The service was excellent. The room temperature perfect for a hot August morning. The venue was lovely and parking was great for our friends who drove. Cate, Emily and staff were very conscientious to be sure our guests with food issues were handled properly - all very much appreciated.
Gallery 1028 is not much to look at from the outside but inside its got a super atmosphere and can be dressed-up or dressed down. Its roomy, clean and comfortable. The bathrooms have been recently updated. Calihan Catering is the dedicated caterer but they do let you bring in other vendors for donuts, cakes, items that they can offer but you chose not to select. It holds up to 250, there is lots of space.
I also felt that Calihan Catering was willing to work with every request, including offering a "pre-meal" of donuts, coffee, mimosas and fruit before the wedding service. Calihan prices are reasonable and we felt that they cared about us as the consumer.
I can not thank Calihan enough for their wonderful staff. We highly recommend Gallery 1028 and Calihan Catering, especially Cate and Emily.
Kate Allt · Married on 03/23/2019
The venue made our wedding!
From the second we walked into Gallery 1028, we knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding! It is such a cool space, rustic and industrial, with all the basics that you need, but also it is kind of a clean slate that you can decorate any way you want. We wanted to go with a warm, romantic, intimate feel, and decor from Studio AG and some help from the staff at Gallery/Calihan Catering helped us achieve just that. We worked a few contacts throughout the process, due to job changes, but all of them were helpful, informative and kind. Emily was our contact during wedding week, and she is wonderful! She offered to let us bring some of our own decor to their office the Monday before the wedding, which was so helpful during a crazy week. She helped my dad and I carry the decor inside, and then took care of bringing it over to Gallery later in the week so my family wouldn’t have to worry about it. Everyone was great, and I couldn’t imagine having our wedding anywhere else. All of our guests were in awe of the space and how beautiful it was. Thank you for everything!Sent on 04/03/2019
Heather · Married on 08/18/2018
Gallery 1028 is one of the most amazing and unique event spaces in Chicago. We knew right when we walked into Gallery 1028 that it was the perfect space for our wedding. We wanted a loft style space that was both romantic and intimate which best describes Gallery 1028. The original wood floors and exposed brick are absolutely beautiful while the windows make the space bright and welcoming. The staff is very accommodating and wonderful to work with. Kayla was extremely responsive to emails and very accommodating. We also received several compliments from our vendors on how friendly and responsive Kayla and the staff at Gallery 1028 were. Their partnership with Calihan Catering is superb. Calihan cater and Gallery 1028 work in sync together to make sure your wedding day is flawless, and all guest are happy. We had both our ceremony and reception at Gallery 1028. The staff did an outstanding job with flipping the ceremony space into a beautiful reception area. Our guest raved what an amazing and beautiful venue Gallery 1028 is. Over all experience was truly exceptional. Gallery 1028 and Calihan Catering did an outstanding job to make sure we had the wedding of our dreams.Sent on 09/05/2018