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$2,000 starting price
$2,500 starting price
$2,000 starting price
$2,500 starting price


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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.


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.

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Clean Up
Set Up

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Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

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

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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4.4 out of 5 rating
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87% Recommended by couples

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Naomi N. Married on 07/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Perfect Day Thanks to The Standard

I really had no idea what type of venue I was looking for when I first got engaged over two years ago. I saw pictures from The Standard from a mutual friend who got married here and really loved the way they turned out. So my now-husband and I took a tour and it was truly love at first sight. We put the down deposit the next week.

The venue itself is truly an embodiment of Rockford, IL. all while maintaining its own identity. Its classy and elegant, while having this cool industrial feel that felt perfect for our wedding. There's huge chandeliers/mirrors and the conservatory is absolutely breathtaking. Not only that, its fully ADA accessible, which was extremely important for us to have since we had friends and family who are using walkers, canes, etc. to get around.

I also had paid for the Tier 3 planning services to help with the big day, and I cannot state how worth it was to have that. Sara Moore is an absolute gem of a person. She is not only extremely professional, but she gets sh*t done. She's extremely attentive, kind and all around the best coordinator I could have asked for. In the two years she helped me plan, any time I had a question, she would answer. If I had a worry, she would dispel all of my fears expeditiously. Everyone who met her fell in love and understood why I had 0 levels of stress on my big day. She handled everything with grace and kindness, and I could write an entire review dedicated to her.

On top of that, The Standard's Bar Manager, Tim Woolsey, was also incredible. He is such a stand up guy! Funny, kind, attentive, and was always willing to work with us as we couldn't decide on a drink until the last minute. He responds extremely fast and he made everything on the bar side of things very easy to deal with and understand. He really took his time with you, and it was so appreciated.

They also have a full kitchen in the venue, which was perfect for caterers, and all of my guests had fresh, hot food, which was perfect.

All this to say, this venue was absolutely perfect from start to finish. I have absolutely nothing bad to say as my experience was so effortless, I wish I could get married all over again. Thank you to Sara, Tim, and everyone who helped us at the Standard. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for the city feel (without the city prices) to check this place out! Its a gorgeous venue with great people working to make your event perfect. Thank you again!!
Melissa O. Married on 04/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!

Booking The Standard on State as our wedding day venue was the easiest choice we could’ve made. The breathtaking venue, stunning views on the rooftop, their staff and preferred vendors are the reason we had a seamless wedding day. All of our wedding day/ night we were consistently told how beautiful and unique of a venue we found. We were fortunate to have amazing weather in April to have the wedding on the outside rooftop otherwise we would have moved it in the conservatory looking out to the rooftop, which is just as stunning. Posting pictures will NEVER do this place justice
I could never say enough great things about Sara, Hannah, Bree and all the others that assist with their venue leading into our big day. Sara is so kind and will always be sure to make you feel like a priority in the wedding planning process. Is consistent in communication and reassuring when it came to any concerns we had along the way.
Trust all vendors Sara sends your way and if within your own budget, book from their wedding planning packages. As someone who worked while planning her wedding they take all of the stress and not-knowing out of it.
Katie G. Married on 07/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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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Sara Moore
Sara Moore

Sara has always been obsessed with all things weddings and has dreamed of being in the industry ever since she was a little girl, watching “The Parent Trap” on repeat! With a love of organization and clear communication, Sara has been a member of The Standard team for the past 6 years. When she isn’t answering phone calls or emails she is hanging out with her family (4 boys including her husband, dog and 2 boys under 4) and drinking all of the oat milk lattes.


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The Standard frequently asked questions

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
The space offered by The Standard for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Loft
The Standard offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Standard offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
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
  • Wifi
The Standard offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables
The Standard is recommended by 87% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in quality of service, 4.4 in professionalism, 4.3 in average response time, 4.3 in flexibility and 4.3 in value.

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