Tag: CHicago Wedding Venue

Venue Spotlight: Chicago Illuminating Company

Posted on March 8th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Event Design Trends. No Comments

Every Wednesday we are giving you the best Chicago wedding venues, and helping you narrow down your search! Today, we are highlighting the Chicago Illuminating Company. This gorgeous venue is a hidden gem in the South Loop!

Venue: Chicago Illuminating Company

Capacity: 250-300 Guests for Seated Reception

Location: South Loop

About: 

The Chicago Illuminating Company has quickly become one of our favorite Chicago Wedding venues. From the moment you walk in, the space captures you. The stunning molding, fixed bar, and oversized doors leading out into the tented area are everything you will ever need in a venue! The space is divided into the tented outdoor courtyard and the indoor dining room. This division makes having ceremony and reception here a breeze. Not to mention, it feels like you are having an outdoor wedding in Chicago, with no need for a rain plan! You must check it out yourself!

Tips:

The space is all neutral, so you can really play it up however you would like. We love to see an arch/chuppah filled with greenery for the outdoor ceremony! (Pro tip: re-use this for your photo backdrop during dancing). The greenery compliments the lush plants that are … Read More »


Venue Spotlight: Chicago Athletic Association

Posted on February 28th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Event Design Trends. No Comments

It’s Wednesday and with that, we are highlighting another one of our favorite Chicago wedding venues for 2017. If you have been following along, once a week we are turning the spotlight to some of our favorite venues to help you narrow down your venue search. This week, our venue is a combination of historic downtown Chicago architecture with the luxury of modern upgrades. Sounds like the perfect wedding venue, right? It could only be the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel and today we are talking about why it is one of Life in Bloom’s favorite spots to say “I do”.

Venue: Chicago Athletic Association

Capacity: Seated Reception – 250 Guests

Location: Magnificent Mile

About: 

If you have yet to check out the completely renovated Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, there is no better time than the present, especially if you are searching for the perfect wedding venue. The historic venue encompasses the old world charm of the original building with stunning new upgrades. The White City Ballroom is the perfect space for your seated reception. With floor-to-ceiling windows looking over Lake Michigan and Michigan Avenue, there is no doubt you are in the heart of Chicago. The Madison ballroom … Read More »

Venue Spotlight: Morgan Manufacturing

Posted on January 24th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Event Design Trends. No Comments

It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means!  Time for another Life in Bloom venue spotlight! Today, it’s all about the industrial masterpiece that is Morgan Manufacturing. This unique venue located in The Fulton Market Neighborhood held one of our largest weddings last year and is the perfect venue for a large capacity event without sacrificing style.

Venue: Morgan Manufacturing

Capacity: 500+

Location: Fulton Market

About:

Morgan Manufacturing is a unique space because of it’s exposed duct-work and industrial decor. The built-in bars and lighting are the perfect start to any event design. Their rooftop and bathrooms, yes bathrooms, are hidden gems in terms of style and will leave your guests in awe. You must go check it out for yourself!

Tips:

Sky is the Limit! This is one of the biggest venues in Chicago and thus has the space to make anything possible. We love to see a lot of lighting, specifically pin spotting and cafe lights. On a table-top level, we love to use a lot of candle light once the dinner portion has started. Suspended floral pieces and tall arrangements make a big impact in the room, even if they are just greenery (pictured below). It’s … Read More »


Venue Spotlight: Ivy Room

Posted on January 17th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Event Design Trends. No Comments

Next on our venue spotlight is the uber-chic Ivy Room. If you missed any posts in our recent series, we are highlighting some of our favorite venues. (Past: Galleria Marchetti and Chicago History Museum) With booking season in full-force, we want to share our knowledge and tips for some of the best spaces to say “I-do”. Make sure to tune in every Wednesday as we highlight Chicago’s hottest wedding venues.

Venue: Ivy Room

Capacity: 180 people with dance floor & band

Location: River North

About:

The Ivy Room is an incredible spot to hold your Chicago wedding. On top of the gorgeous french doors (which can be opened if weather permits) and a fantastic inventory of in-house furniture options to choose from; the rental price also includes many necessities that are not included at most venues. The location is right in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood with an unexpected hidden courtyard to use for your ceremony or cocktail hour. We absolutely love the Ivy Room and can not wait for the multiple weddings we have there this year, be sure to check it out!

Design Tips:

The Ivy Room has stunning high ceilings, to fill the space we love doing tall … Read More »

Mix & Mingle Wedding Trend Event

Posted on May 12th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

We were thrilled when Ashley of Midwestern Bride asked us to be a part of a tablescape design for the Mix & Mingle Wedding Trend Event which occurred this past Spring at the Rittergut Wine Bar!  Ashley was going for a rustic tablescape with pops of color in the florals.  She selected the tableware and vintage tins and let us run wild with ideas for the florals.  We stuck with a peachy-orange palette with lots of added greens for a loose and wild texture to tie in the organic look.  The ranunculus & poppies looked fabulous and really gave the table a vibrant and energetic look.  Thanks to Tuan Bui Photography for capturing the wonderful photos below!

 

Can’t wait to work together with Midwestern Bride again this Fall for Bailey & Michael’s Wedding at Rivers (Rittergut’s outdoor event space & patio)!!  It’s going to be quite the classy affair!