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The Standard

Rockford, IL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.2 out of 5
18 reviews
$5k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$5k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

The Standard on State is an elegant wedding venue for couples in search of a unique spot to say “I do” in Rockford, Illinois. This sophisticated venue offers a memorable rooftop experience atop a historic space that you and your guests will love. This space features elegant chandeliers, stately columns, and exposed brick walls that contrast against rustic metal features. With a stunning combination of old and new, The Standard on State is perfectly suited for your industrial or vintage-style wedding festivities, and you’ll love transforming this special space into the venue of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue has two unique event spaces and can cater to 260 of your loved ones. Covered and uncovered outdoor options are available on their one-of-a-kind rooftop, featuring a breathtaking conservatory and garden, which boast magnificent views of the historical downtown Rockford architecture. This venue also has a luxurious bridal suite for easy and convenient pre-wedding prep. Guests will also have access to a second-floor dining room. All of these gorgeous spaces provide a beautiful backdrop to your day, and you’ll love looking back on this perfect venue in all of your wedding pictures for years to come.

Services Offered

This venue is available for all of your wedding festivities, from the engagement party and bridal shower to your rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. From event planning to setup and clean up, the staff at The Standard on State will assist you as they work with your outside vendors to ensure that your big day is successful and streamlined. This venue also offers in-house catering and an in-house bar, making it easy to wine and dine your guests as you celebrate together.

Cuisine

Executive Chef Paul Sletten is passionate about cooking and sharing delicious food with others. His restaurants focus on farm to table cuisine with great local ingredients. You can expect his catering staff to create the same exceptional experiences for you and your guests on your special day as what you would receive in his upscale restaurants.

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?

$2,000

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

$2,000

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Loft

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

18 Reviews

Write a review
Rated
4.2
out of 5.0
Recommended by 84% of couples
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    Rating 4.3 out of 5
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  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.2 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.1 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.2 out of 5

11 User photos

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    Katie G. Getting married on 07/12/2022
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    I'd give 6/5 stars if I could

    Sara and the team at The Standard are the venue combination dreams are made of! We decided The Standard was our reception space almost as soon as we walked in. The building itself is absolutely stunning, and an exceptional combination of industrial and romantic. When the pandemic forced us to change our plans multiple times, Sara was readily available and even proactively reached out to us to provide reassurance and as much information as she could. There were a lot of stressful parts of navigating a COVID wedding but working with the team at The Standard was NOT one of them. Although we couldn't hold the reception we want to on our wedding day, we are thrilled to be working with them for our one year anniversary party. Run don't walk if you're looking for an amazing midwest venue!
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    Hannah Married on 07/10/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    A very beautiful venue

    Our experience with the standard was amazing! The staff is amazing to work with and the venue is absolutely beautiful. A special thanks to Hannah and Maya for making our day of run so smoothly. You ladies are amazing!!

Awards

  • 18
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

Map

214 E. State Street Rockford, IL, 61104
8155402263
Location of (The Standard)

The Standard frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Standard?

The Standard includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Standard in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Standard for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Loft

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Standard for wedding events?

The Standard offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Standard offer?

The Standard offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Standard offer for wedding events?

The Standard offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Standard have available for wedding events?

The Standard offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Standard and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Standard is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.3 in quality of service, 4.2 in average response time, 4.2 in flexibility, 4.2 in professionalism and 4.1 in value.