The Standard

214 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61104 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Standard

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.

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Wedding aisle
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A sweet embrace
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Slow dancing
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Bride at the altar
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Long table set-up
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Bride and bridesmaids
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Banners on the ceiling
Bride and groom photoshoot
Bride and groom photoshoot
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Couple slow dancing
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15 Reviews for The Standard

Recommended by 81% of couples


4.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.1
  • Professionalism 4.1
  • Flexibility 4.0
  • Value 3.9
  • Average response time 4.0

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    Katie G. · Getting married on 07/12/2022

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

    Sent on 01/20/2021
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    Julia M. · Married on 12/19/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wedding venue

    I fell in love with The Standard the moment I saw it. All the staff that we worked with & met throughout the process were so kind, personable & accommodating. We sadly could not go through with my dream wedding there (thank you Covid), but even when plans changed everyone was understanding and continued to offer their assistance. I would 10/10 recommend this venue to anybody wanting to plan any sort of event here!

    Sent on 10/23/2020

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The Standard FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 2000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2000.00
  • 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?
    $ 2500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • 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

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    815-605-5738 (Phone number)
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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 87% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.0 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.1 in quality of service, 4.1 in professionalism, 4.0 in average response time, 4.0 in flexibility and 3.9 in value.