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Bridgeport Art Center

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BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER features two visually breathtaking event spaces: the SKYLINE LOFT and the SCULPTURE GARDEN GALLERY, both of which define raw urban elegance with architectural elements including timber construction, exposed brick, soaring ceilings, and unparalleled views.These open loft spaces are a blank canvas that can be transformed for any occasion that demands an exceptional setting.

The SKYLINE LOFT offers the city’s largest loft space: 18,500 square feet set against a backdrop of sweeping city views and the South branch of the Chicago River. This dramatic space features 120 linear feet of skylights and the original freight elevator - complete with tiered chandelier and a reclaimed penny bar - which transports guests up to the event space. The SKYLINE LOFT was named the “BEST NEW VENUE” by the Illinois Meetings and Events Magazine and is one of CRAIN’s Chicago Business’ “2016 Best Event Spaces.”

The SCULPTURE GARDEN GALLERY is showcased on the first floor with 12,000 square feet of transformable indoor space alongside an additional 3,000 square feet of covered outdoor space. Two sets of floor to ceiling glass French doors lead outside to original brick arches of the historic railway formerly used in the buildings distribution and manufacturing history. The reclaimed granite brick floor and ivy garden featuring stone, steel and stainless steel works of art sure to create conversation and admiration of guests.

  • Woman-owned

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Recommended by 92% of couples
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    Danny Married on 08/09/2020
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    Perfect Fit!

    We absolutely loved Bridgeport Art Center! We rescheduled our wedding multiple times due to COVID-19, and we loved our final product. They helped ensure we had awesome vendors for our wedding day, and the space if gorgeous. We feel grateful that we got to spend our wedding in their sculpture garden, and we highly recommend them to anyone else!

    Bridgeport Art Center's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate it! We love to work with our wedding couples for their special day!
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    Marissa M. Married on 11/30/2019
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    Unique Wedding Venue

    We used the Skyline Loft at Bridgeport Art Center and it was such a unique venue to have for our wedding reception. The venue is in great condition, has amazing views of the city, encompassed a warehouse style and has unique characteristics like their freight elevator that takes guests up to the Skyline Loft and you can have a bar on it. Would highly recommend.
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    Sarah Married on 10/05/2019
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    Gorgeous, special space!

    Skyline Loft is a gorgeous space for any special event. We had our wedding there in February -- our guests were blown away by the same things that we loved about it, namely, the incredible freight elevator (with a bar! and a chandelier!), the incredible view of the city, and the warmth of the space. The BAC team was very easy to work with, as well. We're grateful for our lovely day at Skyline!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Sarah & Mike
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  • Emily & Ramtin
    98 photos · 06/02/2018

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1200 W 35th St Chicago, IL, 60609
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Bridgeport Art Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Bridgeport Art Center?

Bridgeport Art Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Tables

At Bridgeport Art Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Bridgeport Art Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar

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

The space offered by Bridgeport Art Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Loft
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Bridgeport Art Center for wedding events?

Bridgeport Art Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Bridgeport Art Center offer?

Bridgeport Art Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Bridgeport Art Center offer for wedding events?

Bridgeport Art Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Preferred Vendors Only

What furniture and decorations does Bridgeport Art Center have available for wedding events?

Bridgeport Art Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

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

Bridgeport Art Center is recommended by 85% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in average response time, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.5 in professionalism and 4.4 in value.

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