The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant 1401 South Michigan Avenue • Chicago • IL 60605


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Formerly a working firehouse that serviced Chicago’s South Loop, this 1904 Romanesque gem has been beautifully renovated and now serves the neighborhood as an inviting, sophisticated restaurant and event space—and a loving testament to the city’s historic fire services.
  • The private dining rooms are filled with natural light thanks to windows overlooking Michigan Avenue, and feature vintage-inspired details like reclaimed wood flooring, intricate coffered ceilings, and fireplaces. During the warmer months, celebrations can take place on the Veranda or the Patio, which can be combined with the Solarium for an indoor/outdoor affair.
  • Its dramatic façade features floor-to-ceiling arched windows which originally served as entrances for horse-drawn fire engines. They’re framed by the iconic yellow brick and limestone identified with local turn-of-the-century architecture, creating a dramatic photo backdrop that’s wholly unique to the Windy City.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • Contact the venue for more details.
  • Rental includes:

    • Use of the venue
    • Tables, chairs, china, linens, and glassware
    • Setup & teardown
Ceremony Fee
  • $500–1,000/event
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $45–89/person
  • Menus include:

    • Bread Service and Starters
    • Plated Entrées (Family style and Buffet options available)
    • Dessert

    Bar packages range $40–65/person for a 3-hour bar.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 5%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 120 50
Cocktails, etc. Standing 225 90
Reception Seated 120 50

Full venue buyouts can accommodate 275 guests seated and 450 guests standing, spread over two floors.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, 11am–11pm.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Other View


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