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The Zephyr Chicago

Chicago, IL View map Visit website
Rating 4.4 out of 5
19 reviews
$3k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$3k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

The Zephyr Chicago is both a modern and historic wedding venue located in Chicago, Illinois. Situated in the city’s urban center, this impressive building offers couples a flexible and visually appealing space to celebrate their special day. Their event team’s comprehensive packages are designed to consider essential wedding preparations. Aside from hosting ceremonies and receptions, The Zephyr also accommodates engagement parties, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, and elopements.

Facilities and Capacity

This 6,500-square-foot indoor venue has an open-concept floor plan, providing a dynamic space to suit each couple’s particular vision for their big day. Its interior design is characterized by its refined and on-trend industrial-style structural elements. Brick-laid walls compliment deep-wood flooring with ample natural light pouring in from the elevated ceilings above. The venue also features a dance floor as well as an additional, beautifully restored mezzanine event space. Stylish lounge areas offer wedding guests a comfortable place to connect amidst the celebrations. Get-ready suites are available to couples and their wedding parties so that they can prepare for the main event in privacy. The facilities are wheelchair accessible with an elevator lift on the premises. The building also features designated pet-friendly areas. Nearby to the venue lies a number of hotels for guests requiring overnight accommodation.

Services Offered

The staff at The Zephyr are dedicated to executing stunning and unforgettable occasions. Couples are invited to hire their preferred vendors with an open-door policy regarding outside food and drinks. Various event rental options cover seating and lighting requirements and even include an entertainment option in the form of an interactive photo booth. Other notable services provided at The Zephyr include:

  • Cloakroom services
  • On-site WiFi connection
  • Event setup and cleanup
  • Valet parking and shuttle services
  • Event planning assistance
  • Decorative rental items
  • Servers and bartenders

History

The Zephyr Chicago has been a part of the National Register of Historic Places since 2002. One of the 55 historic structures included in Chicago’s Motor Row, this venue has previously been the site of a bustling motor vehicle marketplace. The Haynes-Apperson Company sold one of the country’s first automobile models right on the property. Later on, Lincoln took up residence, the sole manufacturer of the Zephyr car. Today, this well maintained and rehabilitated building features interior space that is heavily influenced by its American past, though now with a contemporary twist.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

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?

$5,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

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

$0.25

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

$0.25

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

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

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

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

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Historic Building
Loft

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December

19 Reviews

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Rated
4.4
out of 5.0
Recommended by 87% of couples
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.4 out of 5

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    Tierra W. Married on 03/19/2022
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    A super happy Bride

    Josh and his team are the most comforting and uphold themselves to the highest level of professionalism. My day was FLAWLESS!!!!!! I would get married 50 times if it meant that I could do it under the hands of this establishment.

    Also,
    The venue is super picturesque and all of my photos came out so well. The exposed brick really creates an element of urban chic. The food was also extremely delicious. Josh really cooks with love and care. Highly, highly recommend.
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    Seratta S. Married on 08/06/2021
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    Attentive and flexible!

    The Zephyr team has made our wedding planning a breeze so far. They are all about working with us on our budget and being flexible with our vendors. We are looking forward to our upcoming wedding this summer. They are so awesome we have even decided to book our engagement party there as well!
  • Diana
    Diana A. Married on 11/13/2020
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    Just starting out

    My fiance and I are just starting our planning, but knew that finding the perfect venue is where we needed to start. WE only toured a few venues, but The Zephyr stood out from the others. We knew we wanted a loft venue and The Zephyr was the only venue in our price range where the floorplan was unobstructed! Also, it was the only venue we toured that had both a bridal and groom's suite- this is very important to us the bride is not the only important person on this special day! :-) ). Joshua was kind enough to email back and forth with me, join us on a conference call and just make us feel at ease. I cannot wait to celebrate our day at The Zephyr!!

Awards

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Real Weddings

  • Cullen & Gisella
    47 photos · 10/18/2019

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2229 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL, 60616
312.500.1492
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The Zephyr Chicago frequently asked questions

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

The Zephyr Chicago includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Zephyr Chicago, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Zephyr Chicago includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At The Zephyr Chicago, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Zephyr Chicago includes:
  • Bartender(s)

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

The space offered by The Zephyr Chicago for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Historic Building
  • Loft

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

The Zephyr Chicago offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Zephyr Chicago offer?

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

What services does The Zephyr Chicago offer for wedding events?

The Zephyr Chicago offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

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

The Zephyr Chicago offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

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

The Zephyr Chicago is recommended by 84% 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 average response time, 4.4 in flexibility, 4.4 in professionalism and 4.3 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Zephyr Chicago offer?

The Zephyr Chicago currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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