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.
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:
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.
15 Reviews for The Zephyr Chicago
Recommended by 100% of couples
Seratta Shuttlesworth · Getting married on 08/06/2021
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!Sent on 05/21/2019
Diana Arnold · Married on 11/13/2020
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
Kory Madison · Married on 10/30/2020
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