30 Reviews for Room 1520
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I honestly can't say enough good things about Room 1520. I'm so happy we chose to have our Wedding there;) Celeste went above and beyond for all of my annoying 'soon to be bride' questions and never made me feel stupid!! The Venue itself is so beautiful. Very minimalist chic. I got rave reviews from all of our guests. It's truly a blank canvas that you can make your own 'Happily Ever After' in without a bunch of fuss!! I'd recommend them for any event
We had our October 2017 wedding at Room 1520 and couldn't be happier with how everything went. From the outside its very unassuming (being located in the middle of an industrial neighborhood and all), but the inside is stunning. My now-husband and I knew we wanted a venue that was modern and urban, was unique to Chicago, was located in a quiet area, would let us use whatever vendors we wanted, and was more or less a blank slate for us to decorate as we like, and Room 1520 checked all of those boxes, and more. The built-in bar, huge bridal suite, and rooftop for photos just sealed the deal for us to choose them (it wasn't their fault it poured literally all day on our wedding day so we didn't really get to take advantage of the rooftop!).
Celeste was a dream to work with from our first visit to the big day. She was very quick to answer any questions I sent her way, and was very accommodating of letting us come see the space again whenever we needed to while we were planning. On the day of the wedding she was there early to help direct vendors and even sneakily took a cell phone video of our first look from the back of the room, which she sent me after the wedding, which was a very sweet gesture that we didn't expect.
Room 1520 perfectly suited our minimalist, no-fuss style. The crystal chandeliers and colored uplighting on the white pillars added just the right touch of elegance without being too ornate, and we added some simple string lights and candles to complete the decor. Many of our guests told us how "gorgeous" and "perfect" the space was and we were like, "we know!"
A unique space that can be decorated to suit anyone's taste and any event's theme, we couldn't recommend Room 1520 more.
I am so glad we chose Room 1520 for our wedding venue. The place is absolutely beautiful and it can literally work with any theme and any style. But what's even better than the beauty of this venue is the service. Celeste the manager of Room 1520 was hands down my favorite vendor in my wedding planning process! She was accommodating and SUPER responsive from the moment I started to inquire about the venue and stayed that way even after we signed the contract (which you'll find in your planning is not the case for every vendor). She answered every question we had from big to small and is so flexible on the type of decor ideas you may have. She let me do these crazy awesome decals on the front entrance window with our wedding monogram and decals on the bar mirror with the menu and it was one of our favorite and most talked about decor choices. Another thing I loved about the venue was the bridal suite. I had 6 bridesmaids, myself and mom getting ready in there and we all had so much space and had a blast all morning long. This also saved us money on getting a hotel room to get ready. Celeste also worked so well with all of our vendors and responded to all their questions super quickly so we could get things moving. Oh and the roof! The rooftop pictures were a must and having the Chicago skyline in the back of our wedding pictures was definitely a plus for us!
There were few venues we found in the city that were as beautiful as this, with rooftop access, a bridal suite, a crazy amazing bar (statement piece of the venue), furniture included, free parking, uplighting, BYOB, reasonably priced and a stellar manager. If you're still on the fence about this venue - do yourself a favor and just say yes! We are still getting compliments about our wedding from family and friends!
Room 1520 could not have been more perfect for our wedding! It’s such a beautiful blank slate and then with added decor and flowers, it’s just stunning. Celeste is so accommodating and easy to work with. She handled all of our requests and questions with ease, and gave us so many good tips and guidance along the way. I can not recommend Room 1520 and Celeste more highly — truly a wonderful experience from start to finish!!
Our experience with Room 1520 was amazing. We could not have picked a better venue!! Everything about Room 1520 fit our needs and was exactly what we wanted. From the HUGE bridal suite to the beautiful open space to the gorgeous front entrance/lobby/bar -- which was perfect for our cocktail hour -- everything was the best and it made our big day SO SO special. Also, Celeste was key to having everything turn out so perfectly! She was incredible throughout the whole process and felt just like a friend!! Room 1520 knows what's up!!
I had my wedding reception here this past May and had a wonderful experience! Aesthetic wise, this venue had the minimalist feel that we were going for and is absolutely stunning. Everyone was commenting on how beautiful and unique it was. Celeste was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process and was more than accommodating with our many visits to the venue (and a last minute ice cream cart!). Her calm demeanor eliminated any nerves I otherwise may have had, with her providing wedding day advice outside of just the venue on many occasions. I highly recommend!
We were married in Ireland this past fall and had our Chicago celebration at Room 1520. It's a beautiful venue, and Celeste is wonderful to work with. Highly recommend!
Beautiful veunue and great staff. I would recommend this venue to others
My daughter's wedding was October 2016 and I can tell you. Your search is over Room 1520 is the place for your wedding and reception. This loft space is absolutely beautiful and Celeste is joy. All your wedding pictures will be simply breathtaking. I highly recommend Room 1520 EXCELLENT!!!!!!!
We love our venue, Celeste has been the most helpful and we are forever grateful. Can't wait to have the most amazing day of our lives here!
Beautiful wedding venue and awesome service!
We got married at Room 1520 in October 2016. We worked with Celeste from start to finish. She is extremely professional and passionate about making sure you have a fabulous wedding. She consistently answered all our questions, we worked with her to design the space, she let us come early the day of the wedding to use the bridal suite to get ready, and she worked directly with all our vendors (they all know and love her, so it makes everything easier!).
We had about 160 guests and had a half sit-down/half cocktail style reception. It was the perfect size space. The bar is so gorgeous and large, no one had to wait for drinks and it never felt crowded. You can add a lot of decorations if you want, but we just went with white tablecloths, the clear chairs, and simple candles, and it was so beautiful. The uplighting and chandeliers make the crisp white space glow in the evening. We used the rooftop for our first look and some bridal party pictures. Great view of the city and very private. Our guests all loved the venue as much as we did. At the end of the night we walked a block down the street to the Cobra Lounge for an after-party, it was super convenient and since it was so close a lot of people joined, perfect place to end the night!
We viewed about 12 other venues in the city and nothing compared to the unique style, the value, the service, and the flexibility that Room 1520 offers. We are so grateful we found this spot and highly recommend it!
We couldn't have asked for a better venue to hold our wedding ceremony and reception! Celeste was an absolute dream to work with! She is super knowledgeable and has the best recommendations for vendors! Always available when needed and super flexible!
I'm extremely happy that we chose Room 1520 for our big day. The space was amazing and easily transformed into the look I wanted. I highly recommend Celeste and her team for any event at Room 1520!
BOOK THIS VENUE!
Seriously. Right now. Stop looking around and book Room1520. NOW!
We got married here on 8/6/16 and could not have executed a more perfect evening. The space is amazing and unique. And like the reviews say, "a blank canvas to do with what you want." We looked at a few other venues similar to Room1520, but when we put them against one another there was no question who to partner with. We did both our wedding ceremony and reception here. My wife was originally a little worried about having to take on all the extra pieces of planning a wedding at a place like this, versus a hall that pretty much does everything for you, but after meeting with Celeste for the first time, all of her concerns were quickly erased. She explained everything to us and even gave us a sheet of their preferred vendors to partner with. It was a HUGE help!
Celeste is a gem - friendly, knowledgable, super accommodating and makes you feel like you've been best friends since birth. Cannot even begin to thank her enough for everything.
Other places charge for (or don't offer) tables, chairs, up lighting or sofas. Room1520 provides these within your package. It's so nice to have one less thing to worry about.
You are however, responsible for catering (linen, cups, dishes, etc), decor, music and booze. But as mentioned above, Room1520 has a list to help with that (if you need it). It's not just a name or two in each category either. They provide options that fit within all price points. It was so easy.
So if you're looking for a perfect wedding, in a beautiful event space, with world class professionals to partner with, I think you've found it at 1520.
Celeste and Room 1520 couldn't have been easier to work with from our first conversation through the wedding day. They were flexible, organized, and accommodating. Not to mention the venue itself is stunning...simple, elegant, and the best bridal suite in the city. We also loved how we were the only wedding couple we saw all day (very private). No need to look anywhere else!
My husband and I recently got married at Room 1520, and we could not have picked a better venue. Celeste, I cannot thank you enough for being so accommodating with my crazy schedule to come in for walk throughs, day before drop offs, and even for our wedding cake!
When we first visited the venue, Celeste's willingness to allow us to visit way after business hours, already won us over. When we walked in, the chandeliers, to the huge bridal suite, to the gorgeous bar space, I was in awe. She even allowed us to do pictures and our first look on the rooftop!
The venue comes with the column uplighting, the chandeliers, the chairs, the lounge furniture, etc etc etc. Chair rental and lounge furniture rental is expensive, soon to be brides!
The day before the wedding, I, like most brides was in a frantic trying to drop everything off prior to rehearsal. When it came time for rehearsal, because most of our wedding party was traveling from out of town, most were running late, which meant Celeste had to stay much later than intended. Thank you!
The day of the wedding, my makeup artists asked to start at 7am, which meant Celeste had to be there by 645am. Thank you, again!
Honestly, I cannot be more grateful to have worked with such a wonderful and nice person! She could have just told me, no, and I would have had to figure another way out myself. Thank you for providing such an amazing space for our wedding and thank you for being so accommodating!
I LOVE ROOM 1520! I was SO pleased with my wedding reception at this venue. Everyone was such a great help, and went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly. Celeste was super accommodating (even waking up at 6:30am to open the bridal suite for us!) and so sweet through the entire process. The room itself is stunning so any decorations are just bonuses. I can't imagine the night having taken place anywhere else, and wouldn't have changed a thing!
Not only does Room 1520 give the best value (tables, chairs, lounge furniture and more were included in their price) but the people working there are fantastic and helpful. About 2 weeks before the wedding the girl we had been working with left and we got freaked out, but her replacement was nothing but kind and helpful and everything went off without a problem. We had a Friday wedding so they let us spend the whole day Thursday setting up. We did all our flowers and decorations by ourselves and it would have been almost impossible without Room 1520's flexibility to get in early. As long as they don't have an event the day before, they are so accommodating! The venue is beautiful and they made our day absolutely perfect.
Haley and the Room 1520 team were amazing to work with. I fell in love with the venue as soon as I walked in and I truly appreciated the organized initial meeting and walk through. The venue was a great value considering the amenities offered (furniture rental, a beautiful bar that was recently built in the space, parking, security guard, ability to have the rehearsal there, roof top access for photos, lighting options, chandeliers, a huge bridal suite, etc.) All of our vendors also enjoy working events at the space and had great things to say about it. It was a perfect space for our wedding ceremony and reception with seated dinner - it offers some beautiful natural light, plenty of space and the ability to transform it. I can't say enough good things about Room 1520 and would highly recommend it to other brides/event planners in Chicago!
June and the entire team at Room 1520 were an absolute pleasure to work with! They listened to our every detail and wish and made them all come true. Everything ran smoothly. Our day would not have been as easy as it was without them. And everyone raved about our venue. Highly recommended in every category possible.
Amazing venue! Absolutely spacious and really pretty space to use for a wedding. Its like a blank canvas which you can decorate as you like - they included uplighting and recently added a brand new bar. Haley was extremely courteous and professional, and really quick to respond and help to any questions or concerns we had.
She took care of a lot of last minute details and was present on the wedding day to make sure everything went smooth.
We held our wedding reception at Room 1520 in June and I cannot imagine having held our reception anywhere else! We worked with Haley from the moment she walked us through the space last December, to the day of our reception; She is incredibly responsive, welcoming, friendly, and so helpful. Planning a wedding on our own was stressful enough and I can honestly say that I never had any doubts, concerns or trouble with the arrangements at Room 1520. I spent a lot of time researching venues for our reception and Room 1520 was one of the most affordable options for us and provides a discounted rate if you hold your event on a Friday (which we did). The space is gorgeous and I loved the way the amber up-lighting that we chose transformed the all-white space. We rented tables and chairs from Room 1520 and were able to comfortably seat 160 guests for a sit down dinner, still had plenty of space for a 5 person band, dance floor, cocktail area and dessert area. We brought in our own caterer who was not on the list of preferred caterers. If you do this, bear in mind that you will be charged a small service fee. We brought in flowers for all of the tables but did not feel the need to do any other decorating besides the up-lighting that is included with the space rental. The venue is BYOB but you will need to have licensed bartenders serving your alcohol.
Room 1520's beautiful and spacious office doubles as their bridal suite. My bridesmaids and I arrived at 11am and my hair & makeup artist came on-site to help us get ready.
Room 1520 will allow you to use their roof top for photos, which we did during the guest cocktail hour after our ceremony. I could go on and on about how amazing our experience was.. I highly recommend this venue for your event!
Great venue! Many compliments from friends and family on choosing this venue for our wedding! Unlike any other wedding venue around! Urban and elegant all in one! The venue manager June is great to work with as well! Would highly recommend Room 1520 for any wedding or special event!
We love, love, loved having our wedding at Room 1520! It is a unique wedding venue with the urban, but yet elegant feel we were looking for. The space itself comfortably fit our wedding of 140 guests, it can hold more but things would be pretty tight in my opinion. All the staff were wonderfuly accomodating and had great communication through out the entire process (thanks June!). Additionally, the acoustics were great for our speeches and the DJ (Katie LaBombard from Toast and Jam rocked it all night). The office doubled as the bridal suite, it was large and comfortable for us girls to hang out in all day long to get ready. As far as cost goes Room 1520 is on par with other venues of the same vibe (loft/urban/unique), however, you are only renting the space so all additional items can increase the wedding cost quickly (table, chair, linen rentals etc will all come from your caterer). All in all I could not have found a better place for my wedding!
I had both my wedding ceremony and reception at Room 1520 in the West Loop. It is a wonderful and affordable place to have your wedding. They allow you to bring your own liquor which made the cost of our liquor half of what other places were quoting us (and we had liquor left over that we got to take home). The Aeree Loft at Room 1520 is both urban and elegant. The walls are white and the floor is gray, which allows you to work with any color scheme (unlike many banquet halls and country clubs). The space can truly be made your own because it is a blank canvas. There is ample free parking in the area which was very convenient for my guests.