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Owned and operated by Scott and Julie Tallarida, Trigger is a modern ballroom wedding venue in Chicago, Illinois. The venue offers an ideal setting for events, with versatile spaces that encourage a couple to get creative with their wedding vision. The duo behind this venue is eager to help you turn your wedding day into a stylish gathering without the hassle.

Facilities and Capacity

Trigger has a SoHo vibe, bringing a touch of the Big Apple to the Windy City. The venue can accommodate up to 150 guests for a wedding and there are two spaces inside for couples to use. In all, the 5,000 square feet of space offers a blank canvas for a couple's dream day to come to life. Open, spacious, and with tall ceilings, it is a comfortable setting that helps create a welcoming ambience for special occasions. With the addition of hardwood flooring and a mix of white and brick walls, the neutral palette can also complement a range of wedding themes.

Services Offered

The team at Trigger aims to make organizing your wedding a breeze and is dedicated to providing supportive customer service. They provide tables and chairs and couples can choose their own vendors. The team also offers a range of add-ons, like bottomless popcorn, barware, photo booths, and more. For your convenience, the venue features a full audio system, access to a suite for getting ready, and onsite parking for seven vehicles. There is also ample on-street parking for your loved ones. The team loves to help couples curate a celebration full of love and energy.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up

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Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall

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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Pet Friendly

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Photo booth

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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100% Recommended by couples

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Jessica Married on 11/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A top notch experience

Trigger is an incredible event venue that wowed our party guests of all ages. It is a unique and huge space and perfect for the quinceañera event we hosted. Scott is beyond professional and helpful and made our special night run smoothly.
Matthew R. Married on 10/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding!

Our wedding at Trigger was absolutely perfect. From the space, to what they have available, to the how well and accessible they have designed everything, I could not recommend it more. What I appreciated the most was Scott's (the owner) calm and excited attitude. Everyone always tells you weddings are going to be so stressful, but planning everything with and at Trigger just felt FUN.
Dan Married on 08/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Not just for weddings

So, the party was not a wedding, but if we were getting married again, i would definitely use this place! It looks unassuming from the outside, a unique and funky little place that makes you wonder, "what's going on inside?" Well, pure amazingness is what's going on inside. It's the perfect set up for cocktails, reception, and staging for vendors. Whether you are going for elegant or unique, the place is ready for all vibes. There is enough separation of rooms for easy flow and turnover if you wanted your entire celebration there. There is a great outdoor space connected to it, so if your party is during the warmer months, I highly recommend taking advantage. The venue staff was amazing with set up, and walk-thrus. Give your guests an experience they won't soon forget.
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Trigger frequently asked questions

Trigger includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
The space offered by Trigger for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Loft
Trigger offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
Trigger offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Trigger offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Trigger offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
Trigger 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.

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