The Zephyr Chicago

2229 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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5.0 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 1 to 200
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About The Zephyr Chicago

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.

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Seated Dinner
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Ceremony Lights
Close up table
Close up table
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Head Table
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Suspended Candles
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Zephyr Open
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Black Table
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Feasting Table
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Ceremony Wall With Lights
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Open floorplan
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Band and Seating
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Zephyr Tables
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Zephyr
Stations BigStar
Stations BigStar
Cocktail Bar
Cocktail Bar
Pink Table
Pink Table
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Silver Table
Donut Wall
Donut Wall
Bar Lounge
Bar Lounge
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Flowers and candles
Brick Lounge
Brick Lounge
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Bar Floral
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Ceremony Space
The main Space
The main Space
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Uplighting
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Skylight and beams
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The rings
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Game Room
Back Lounge
Back Lounge
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Bridal Loft
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Bridal Room
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Zephyr Ceremony Area
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Ceremony Wall
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Zephyr Mirror
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Zephyr Table & Chairs
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A beautiful bouquet
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Skylight above the dancefloor
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Bride and groom
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Bride at the window
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Game Room/ Grooms Room
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Wedding decor
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Ample natural light
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Dessert spread
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Wedding attire
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Table arrangements
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Essential details
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Elegant floral designs
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Her shoes
Hardwood floors
Hardwood floors
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Rustic table decor
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Dining table place setting
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Inside the bridal suite
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Beverage station
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Bouquet
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Favors
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Roses
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Cake table
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Grooms room
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Florals
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Love balloon
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15 Reviews for The Zephyr Chicago

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Diana Arnold · Married on 11/13/2020

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

    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!!

    Sent on 12/30/2019
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    Kory Madison · Married on 10/30/2020

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

    Everything we wanted!!!

    This place has parking!!! We really wanted the downtown Chicago experience but can’t afford 75k! They were so responsive and so flexible with all of our requests. Chris is even letting Max our 2 year old pup walk down the aisle with us!!! We will update after our wedding but so far so good guys keep up the awesome work!!!

    Sent on 08/03/2019

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The Zephyr Chicago 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?
    $ 5500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5500
  • 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

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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 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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

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