11 Lofts & Industrial Spaces We Love For Your Chicago Wedding

Often historic and always architecturally interesting, lofts offer a wealth of design possibilities for a trendy, eclectic wedding. Whether you choose a repurposed old factory or a sleek urban gallery, you’re apt to find unique features like original columns, brick walls, exposed ductwork, industrial lighting…even such perks as great views and cool artwork. And many lofts also come with flexible catering and alcohol policies, making it even easier to host the event you have in mind. Chicago, which dates back to the 1800s, is home to quite a few of these special venues, and here are 10 that we recommend checking out.


Bridge 410

Chicago, IL

Style: Former carriage house blends vintage charm with modern amenities

Fab Feature: The interior is classic industrial-chic, with weathered brick walls and exposed ductwork, but it's the backyard that really makes this place special—it's fully enclosed for total privacy, lit by rows of cheerful market lights, and has plenty of space for lawn games, your ceremony, or an outdoor lounge!

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

The Stockhouse

Chicago, IL

Style: Former brewery in Pilsen with industrial-vintage charm

Fab Feature: A massive rooftop terrace offers stellar views of the city skyline, while the chic interior blends historic & modern elements like a dramatic 24-foot ceiling, original tile floors, and a custom bar.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$

Loft Lucia

Chicago, IL

Style: Warm, urban-chic "Loft of Light"
Fab Feature
: It's got the industrial interior we love, with exposed bricks, ductwork, and soaring windows, but it also opens onto a dazzling rooftop terrace with incredible landscaping—a garden in the sky!

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

The Arbory

Chicago, IL

Style: Turn-of-the-century charmer with vintage-modern style

Fab Features: Formerly a manufacturing plant, this chic venue is outfitted with exposed brick, rafters, and ductwork, fun décor touches like whimsical wall coverings, and tons of light flowing in from giant industrial skylights.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$

Venue West by J and L Catering

Chicago, IL

Style: Chic, modern space in the heart of wonderful West Town, boasting over 12,000 square feet of customizable space with plenty of amenities, like delectable catering, extensive custom furniture, innovative A/V technology, and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Artifact Events

Chicago, Illinois

Style: Airy spaces with industrial elegance and eclectic details

Fab Feature: The spaces are stunning, and perfect for events of all sizes—the North Atrium is perfect for large events, boasting abundant natural light and a soaring, multi-story ceiling, the Second Floor Lounge is warm and intimate with red brick walls and natural wood accents, and the Courtyard, with its stunning backdrop of soaring antique stone columns, is absolutely spectacular.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

The Highland Loft

Elgin, IL

Style: sprawling, versatile venue in the heart of Elgin
Fab Feature
: This expansive, 19,500 square foot loft can accommodate up to 600 guests, but it's flexible enough to fit much smaller events. No matter the size, the backdrop is dreamy, with exposed brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and plush, modern furnishings.

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$

The Zephyr

Chicago, IL

Style: Loft-style space in the heart of Motor Row
Fab Feature: The space is bathed in natural light, thanks to arched windows and an enormous skylight. A gleaming wood floor practically begs you to dance on it, while exposed brick and ductwork add industrial charm.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$

Ignite Glass Studios

Chicago, Illinois

Style: Industrial loft with garden
Fab Feature: The jaw-dropping views of the Chicago skyline from the rooftop form a memorable backdrop for exchanging your wedding vows.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Greenhouse Loft

Chicago, Illinois

Style: Cutting-edge modern with garden
Interesting Tidbit: Everything about this venue is committed to green practices and sustainability, from its energy use to food supply.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

City View Loft

Chicago, Illinois

Style: Vintage charm with skyline views
Fab Feature: Views, views, views. With lots of windows lining the entire space, you have great sightlines in every direction.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

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