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A New Leaf

Chicago , IL

LOCATION

1818 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60614 US

PHONE

312-642-8553

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
3.9/5.0
If you are open to a less traditional, modern city wedding, you should check out New Leaf. The space is definitely unique (any maybe too much for some brides) with it's split level lay out (no elevators), limited seating (comfortably seats 40), and buffet-only reception option. However, if you are willing to consider something a little less formal, the space is gorgeous. We have booked the space for our wedding of approx 80 and are looking forward to a relaxed indoor/outdoor summer wedding. We are also excited to save some money on decorations, as the space is beautiful on its own and requires little beyond the candle package (excited for that!). The staff has been great so far- also very laid back, but responsive and easy to talk to. I am excited to continue working with them and planning our day!
If you are open to a less traditional, modern city wedding, you should check out New Leaf. The space is definitely unique Read more...
If you are open to a less traditional, modern city wedding, you should check out New Leaf. The space is definitely unique (any maybe too much for some brides) with it's split level lay out (no elevators), limited seating (comfortably seats 40), and buffet-only reception option. However, if you are willing to consider something a little less formal, the space is gorgeous. We have booked the space for our wedding of approx 80 and are looking forward to a relaxed indoor/outdoor summer wedding. We are also excited to save some money on decorations, as the space is beautiful on its own and requires little beyond the candle package (excited for that!). The staff has been great so far- also very laid back, but responsive and easy to talk to. I am excited to continue working with them and planning our day! Read less
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Trisha
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Frannie at New Leaf was very accommodating and understood budget, as well as our desire to keep it fairly simple with using alot of Aspen leaves, instead of all flowers. I thought all her arrangements were beautiful and appropriate for the setting. The arrangement on the cross at the reception was especially beautiful.
Frannie at New Leaf was very accommodating and understood budget, as well as our desire to keep it fairly simple with Read more...
Frannie at New Leaf was very accommodating and understood budget, as well as our desire to keep it fairly simple with using alot of Aspen leaves, instead of all flowers. I thought all her arrangements were beautiful and appropriate for the setting. The arrangement on the cross at the reception was especially beautiful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about this beautiful space and the people who run it. My fiance and I wanted something very urban and very different. We wanted the wow factor and New Leaf delivered. It's a great value for the $4000 they charge on a Sat night. This is much less than many other Chicago venues and includes a rustic and intimate 3rd floor ceremony space, a mezzanine level for dancing, a main floor for dinner and a very charming and lovely garden that we used for cocktail hour. They also don't restrict you to certain hours. Once you have contracted, the space is yours from 9 am till 12 am. I've noticed some people say that you cannot do a plated dinner here, and that is incorrect. I work for a caterer, and it has been done many times. The space allows for plated, buffet or stationed dinners. Some groups choose to split the dining onto two levels, we however, chose to seat 65 guests on the main floor and the head table with ten more across the top of the mezzanine looking down and it worked wonderfully. I wouldn't recommend the space for more than 100 for dinner or 140 for cocktails. They also provide 9 bistro tables and 45 chairs. This saves some money on rentals. If you book here, I highly recommend you opt for the candle treatment. It costs an additional $450, but consists of the staff lighting hundreds of floating candles throughout the building. Breathtaking.

Your contract states that you must use A New Leaf for floral as well. I was surprised at how well priced they were for a Lincoln Park/Old Town area flower shop. Lori was our consultant, and after just one meeting completely nailed what I was envisioning. I almost cried when I saw my bouquet. We opted for the "Tree of Life" on the main buffet table and were floored at how stunning it was. We got so many comments that we had the "prettiest wedding flowers ever".

A New Leaf was the best wedding choice we made.
I can't say enough about this beautiful space and the people who run it. My fiance and I wanted something very urban and Read more...
I can't say enough about this beautiful space and the people who run it. My fiance and I wanted something very urban and very different. We wanted the wow factor and New Leaf delivered. It's a great value for the $4000 they charge on a Sat night. This is much less than many other Chicago venues and includes a rustic and intimate 3rd floor ceremony space, a mezzanine level for dancing, a main floor for dinner and a very charming and lovely garden that we used for cocktail hour. They also don't restrict you to certain hours. Once you have contracted, the space is yours from 9 am till 12 am. I've noticed some people say that you cannot do a plated dinner here, and that is incorrect. I work for a caterer, and it has been done many times. The space allows for plated, buffet or stationed dinners. Some groups choose to split the dining onto two levels, we however, chose to seat 65 guests on the main floor and the head table with ten more across the top of the mezzanine looking down and it worked wonderfully. I wouldn't recommend the space for more than 100 for dinner or 140 for cocktails. They also provide 9 bistro tables and 45 chairs. This saves some money on rentals. If you book here, I highly recommend you opt for the candle treatment. It costs an additional $450, but consists of the staff lighting hundreds of floating candles throughout the building. Breathtaking.

Your contract states that you must use A New Leaf for floral as well. I was surprised at how well priced they were for a Lincoln Park/Old Town area flower shop. Lori was our consultant, and after just one meeting completely nailed what I was envisioning. I almost cried when I saw my bouquet. We opted for the "Tree of Life" on the main buffet table and were floored at how stunning it was. We got so many comments that we had the "prettiest wedding flowers ever".

A New Leaf was the best wedding choice we made. Read less
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Janell
Wedding:
8/1/2014
4.8/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony upstairs, and the reception was downstairs in the two lower levels and the garden. It was PERFECT for our 75 guest wedding! The space is untraditional, in that it has contemporary lines and layout, but a whimsical element with the garden portion.

My fiancé and I didn't want a big open ballroom full of tables where folks would be sitting the entire time. Instead, we wanted our ceremony to be intimate and sacred, and reception to be an upscale-yet-fun-and-comfortable-cocktail-PARTY! A new leaf was perfect for this!
• space lends itself to activity; lots of mingling with the different levels
• best for nighttime weddings: the candle service they provide transforms the space into a magical romantic dream
• food can only be served buffet style, BUT a new leaf is also a florist, and the made an amazing HUGE Floral "tree" for us where the food was; tea light candles were hanging from the branches while peonies, hydrangea, greenery and wisteria draped and sprouted throughout.

•the flowers were superb. I almost cried when I had to toss my bouquet.

•we put the bar and some favors in the garden, and guests floated and mingled through there all night. It was lit with candles, paper lanterns and twinkling lights.

Perfect.
We had our wedding ceremony upstairs, and the reception was downstairs in the two lower levels and the garden. It was Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony upstairs, and the reception was downstairs in the two lower levels and the garden. It was PERFECT for our 75 guest wedding! The space is untraditional, in that it has contemporary lines and layout, but a whimsical element with the garden portion.

My fiancé and I didn't want a big open ballroom full of tables where folks would be sitting the entire time. Instead, we wanted our ceremony to be intimate and sacred, and reception to be an upscale-yet-fun-and-comfortable-cocktail-PARTY! A new leaf was perfect for this!
• space lends itself to activity; lots of mingling with the different levels
• best for nighttime weddings: the candle service they provide transforms the space into a magical romantic dream
• food can only be served buffet style, BUT a new leaf is also a florist, and the made an amazing HUGE Floral "tree" for us where the food was; tea light candles were hanging from the branches while peonies, hydrangea, greenery and wisteria draped and sprouted throughout.

•the flowers were superb. I almost cried when I had to toss my bouquet.

•we put the bar and some favors in the garden, and guests floated and mingled through there all night. It was lit with candles, paper lanterns and twinkling lights.

Perfect. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Venue
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Deborah
Wedding:
6/22/2014
4.7/5.0
I had my wedding at A New Leaf on the 22nd of June. Not only was the venue unique and a hidden gem in the downtown area, I can not say enough about the flowers. All I said was that I wanted a shabby chic look and use what is fresh. I mentioned that I like a few types of flowers but was open to ideas. Not only was everyone in awe from the minute they stepped into the venue location, I could not stop looking at the flowers. I am in loved with my bouquet and every flower that went into our special day. The peonies (which I requested if fresh) were breathtaking. Rachelle got my vision. Thank you so very much!
I had my wedding at A New Leaf on the 22nd of June. Not only was the venue unique and a hidden gem in the downtown area, I Read more...
I had my wedding at A New Leaf on the 22nd of June. Not only was the venue unique and a hidden gem in the downtown area, I can not say enough about the flowers. All I said was that I wanted a shabby chic look and use what is fresh. I mentioned that I like a few types of flowers but was open to ideas. Not only was everyone in awe from the minute they stepped into the venue location, I could not stop looking at the flowers. I am in loved with my bouquet and every flower that went into our special day. The peonies (which I requested if fresh) were breathtaking. Rachelle got my vision. Thank you so very much! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I worked with Morgan at the 1645 North Wells location. She was so incredibly helpful with helping me decide on the the flower type I needed and provided me with amazing tips. She's incredibly knowledgable and very friendly. I mainly ordered roses and some other mixed bunches for my wedding event which I then put together myself. The flowers provided by this florist were of top quality, very fresh and hearty. They're truly professionals and understand the business. I couldn't have been happier with Morgan's help and the quality of the flowers.
I worked with Morgan at the 1645 North Wells location. She was so incredibly helpful with helping me decide on the the Read more...
I worked with Morgan at the 1645 North Wells location. She was so incredibly helpful with helping me decide on the the flower type I needed and provided me with amazing tips. She's incredibly knowledgable and very friendly. I mainly ordered roses and some other mixed bunches for my wedding event which I then put together myself. The flowers provided by this florist were of top quality, very fresh and hearty. They're truly professionals and understand the business. I couldn't have been happier with Morgan's help and the quality of the flowers. Read less
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Mei
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Laurie and her team made the most gorgeous bouquet and arrangements for my wedding!
Laurie and her team made the most gorgeous bouquet and arrangements for my wedding!
Laurie and her team made the most gorgeous bouquet and arrangements for my wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
A New Leaf has a fantastic venue - Chicago style loft, exposed brick and concrete with a gorgeous courtyard and charming attached flower shop. The facility is gorgeous and trendy, the staff on the whole leave something to be desired. They rarely return emails or phone calls. I had to track people down to get answers or make payments. They were generally rude and unhelpful, but in the end I got everything I wanted. On the plus side, A New Leaf also did my flowers. I worked with Brianna and she listened well and gave me exactly what I was hoping for and was willing to work with my budget.
A New Leaf has a fantastic venue - Chicago style loft, exposed brick and concrete with a gorgeous courtyard and charming Read more...
A New Leaf has a fantastic venue - Chicago style loft, exposed brick and concrete with a gorgeous courtyard and charming attached flower shop. The facility is gorgeous and trendy, the staff on the whole leave something to be desired. They rarely return emails or phone calls. I had to track people down to get answers or make payments. They were generally rude and unhelpful, but in the end I got everything I wanted. On the plus side, A New Leaf also did my flowers. I worked with Brianna and she listened well and gave me exactly what I was hoping for and was willing to work with my budget. Read less
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kspicer
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.6/5.0
We were sold on A New Leaf from the moment we walked in the door, and couldn't be happier with our choice. It is a unique, modern space for the couple wanting a non-traditional venue for their smaller wedding. The guests were so impressed by the venue, and our florist Andy did a stunning job with the candle treatment and florals to compliment but not overwhelm the fantastic space. We had 70 guests, which fit very well for cocktails, dinner and dancing. The outdoor garden space was amazing for a lovely fall day, and the lighting and tables flow well with the indoor space. If the space at A New Leaf is the style and vibe you are looking for, you can't go wrong with this vendor.
We were sold on A New Leaf from the moment we walked in the door, and couldn't be happier with our choice. It is a unique, Read more...
We were sold on A New Leaf from the moment we walked in the door, and couldn't be happier with our choice. It is a unique, modern space for the couple wanting a non-traditional venue for their smaller wedding. The guests were so impressed by the venue, and our florist Andy did a stunning job with the candle treatment and florals to compliment but not overwhelm the fantastic space. We had 70 guests, which fit very well for cocktails, dinner and dancing. The outdoor garden space was amazing for a lovely fall day, and the lighting and tables flow well with the indoor space. If the space at A New Leaf is the style and vibe you are looking for, you can't go wrong with this vendor. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
The folks at A New Leaf have an amazing venue. My husband and I were looking for a venu that was in the Chicago downtown area that wasn't traditional and had a unique feel. A New Leaf was perfect for what we wanted. It has a rustic feel to it that transforms into the most romantic venue at night. I recommend getting the candle package - totally worth it. A New Leaf also did our flowers and they were stunning! I'm surprised they don't charge more for the location... its's worth every penny!
The folks at A New Leaf have an amazing venue. My husband and I were looking for a venu that was in the Chicago downtown Read more...
The folks at A New Leaf have an amazing venue. My husband and I were looking for a venu that was in the Chicago downtown area that wasn't traditional and had a unique feel. A New Leaf was perfect for what we wanted. It has a rustic feel to it that transforms into the most romantic venue at night. I recommend getting the candle package - totally worth it. A New Leaf also did our flowers and they were stunning! I'm surprised they don't charge more for the location... its's worth every penny! Read less
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