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Ravenswood Event Center

Chicago, IL View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
17 reviews
$16k - $22k For 100 Guests
Up to 400 guests

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?

$5,500

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?

$1,250

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

$1,250

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

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

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

400

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

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Loft

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Plated
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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    Michael L. Getting married on 11/01/2022
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    Incredible wedding during a difficult time

    The Ravenswood Event Center was incredible to us, and our wedding was beautiful as a result. We booked the venue shortly before the COVID pandemic, hopeful that things would pass by the time our wedding occurred this year. While COVID has not gone away, Veasna and the REC were nothing short of spectacular in helping us make our wedding happen! Andy was great with the menu, making whatever we wanted and plating everything beautifully, and our guests greatly enjoyed everything. Veasna was flexible and helpful as we made our decisions and worked through the details. We ended up having two waves of people in order to get to see as many people as possible safely while staying under the COVID restrictions in Chicago, and the REC was able to accomodate that plan with poise. Plus, the venue was beautiful! Thanks to everyone at the REC for the great job and for helping our wedding become a reality!
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    Christina M. Married on 05/14/2022
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    Unique, Gorgeous Venue

    If you are looking for a wedding venue with naturally gorgeous style, exceptional food, and an organized team that will make the day stress-free, look no further than Ravenswood Event Center. Let’s start with the style – the space itself is naturally gorgeous and bright with massive windows in the Atrium. This is a truly great space for a ceremony and comfortably fits all guests. You can then go back up later for dancing! The Loft space is fantastic for cocktail hour and dinner and still has great style. Minimal decorations are needed because the space speaks for itself. Guests were loving the views and how unique the space was, and some family members spent a lot of time downstairs, by a collection of unique cars. Something that’s not clearly shown on their website is the patio space, which makes the space even better! There’s a massive patio off the Loft and the Atrium. With gorgeous weather, the guests will be on the patio space to get a break from the dancing – it’s a beautiful addition. Another key point is the food, which is directly from the venue. We were invited to a tasting and were blown away – we didn’t change much about the menu! Guests raved most about the appetizers and salad, and said the main meal did not disappoint. We also did our desserts through them, which were great to have next to the dance floor. Another key point is the organized team. Carly is FANTASTIC and has experience in wedding planning. She helped with so many details, coordinated with venues, and gave helpful reminders about what was next. She was present the day of and made sure everything ran smoothly. My husband and I have no regrets about choosing Ravenswood Event Center and highly recommend them to anyone who wants a unique venue that guests will not stop raving about for weeks after the celebration.
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    Andrea J. Married on 08/13/2021
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    Amazing experience in uncertain times

    There is so much gratitude we have for the Ravenswood Event Center, Vaesna, Andy and Carly. Our wedding was scheduled for April 11, 2020, just over 3 weeks from everything shutting down. We had made the decision to postpone our celebrations a few days before things closed. It was a scary time and Ravenswood Event Center went above and beyond. Upon making our decision Andy, the owner, personally reached out to us via phone where we had a lengthy conversation on our options. He understood these unprecedented times and over the next few months was flexible as we tried to reschedule our dates. In the end the third time was the charm, with the date falling on a Friday the 13th.

    The venue is beyond exceptional with its rustic charm which is visible in every room. We used the atrium for our reception. If you are nervous about moving from room to room, don't be!. This was an aspect that many of our guests enjoyed and they made sure we knew they enjoyed this. It broke down the day and scenery that the guests did not get bored being in the same room for 6 hours. The outdoor deck space allowed our more COVID cautious guests to be outside but not far from everyone inside.

    Luckily for us this is not where it ends with Ravenswood Event Center because they are really a one stop shop. Something we found fortunate during this COVID time was that our venue also provided food, tables, chairs, plates, silverware, non alcoholic beverages, and so much more. This limited the amount of vendors we would have needed at many other places. THE FOOD is the best wedding food we have ever tasted. It tasted more like food from a restaurant and not catered food you typically get at a wedding. We have begun hearing how amazing the food was and I am sure we will continue to hear this years from now. A great cost saver was bringing our own alcoholic beverages which we had delivered from Binny's. The venue and Binny's worked together on delivering and returning our unused purchase. It was as hasslefree as it gets.

    Lastly we can not say enough about the staff. We have been through a lot in the last 2 plus years (it was originally only supposed to be 10 months) and we can not thank you enough. From our original planning, through COVID, reschedules, frustrations, and finally the craziness of the day you have been amazing every step of the way. When it came to the day of festivities the staff were friendly, attentive, took our decor and made it look incredible. We truly can't thank you enough.
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4021 N Ravenswood Ave Chicago, IL, 60613
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Ravenswood Event Center frequently asked questions

At Ravenswood Event Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Ravenswood Event Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Ravenswood Event Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Ravenswood Event Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Ravenswood Event Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Ravenswood Event Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Loft

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Ravenswood Event Center for wedding events?

Ravenswood Event Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Ravenswood Event Center offer?

Ravenswood Event Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Ravenswood Event Center offer for wedding events?

Ravenswood Event Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Ravenswood Event Center have available for wedding events?

Ravenswood Event Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Ravenswood Event Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Ravenswood Event Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in flexibility.

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