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Gallery 1028

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

1028 N Hooker Ave
Chicago, IL US 60622 (map)

PHONE

312-239-2328

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

WELCOME TO GALLERY 1028
A high end alternative space for creative events, in a gallery-like environment with
historic flair and close proximity to downtown Chicago.
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WELCOME TO GALLERY 1028
A high end alternative space for creative events, in a gallery-like environment with
historic flair and close proximity to downtown Chicago.
HISTORY Gallery 1028, located on Goose Island, borrows a unique aesthetic and
flair from the island’s heritage. Predominantly inhabited by geese and
squatters until the 1860s, Goose Island became prime real estate for
Chicago’s industrial expansion. Its history as an industrial district lends
Gallery 1028 its edgy and modern feel as an event venue that is always
transformable.

MULTI-USE Loft-like, with vaulted ceiling, exposed brick, skylights, as well as wood
beams and floors, Gallery 1028 occupies 4,000 sq. ft and offers twoseparate
rooms plus two-separate foyers attached to each of the two
rooms. The clean and raw environment provides professional and private
designers alike with unlimited branding opportunities and creative design
concepts.

Gallery 1028 can be transformed to accommodate any type of event from product
launches, sample sales, hospitality suites, seminars, and other corporate events,
including networking receptions, exhibitions, and private parties. Read less
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REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Amazing, unique spot and wonderful experience!
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Laurel
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I found most of the vendors for my May wedding online using yelp, wedding wire, the knot, etc. I scoured reviews and hoped the best! And with Todd, Jeffrey, and a Gallery 1028-- that's what I got. Gallery was the first place we saw on our search for a romantic, rustic venue and I fell in love. I'm so glad I did because it was a great and easy experience from start to finish. You primarily work with Calihan-- their exclusive caterer (also owns the space and is located adjacent to Gallery). Don't be put off by the fact they force you to use their caterer. You'll feel lucky to have Calihan!

PROS:
-The food is delicious.
-Calihan is great to work with. You'll enjoy wonderful service before, during, and after your event.
-The rental fee is low compared to other venues we saw.
-The layout is perfect for a ceremony on site.
-They are extremely easy to work with and flexible.
-It is a blank canvas that you can transform into the wedding or event you envision.

CONS:
-It definitely takes some decor to dress up the space.
-It gets hot with a lot of people filling the space. Tell them to keep that air on all day.
-It isn't easy to get cabs/Ubers. You feel like you have to provide transportation for your group.
-There is no view of the city, or anything. But it's so beautiful inside you won't notice.

I would do everything all over again at Gallery 1028!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Loved my venue- gallery1028 was amazing! we could do anything we imagined with the space, like described- an empty canvas- and I got to have everything I envisioned. Perfect space for 120 guests.
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halley.winer
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.0/5.0
we had our august wedding at gallery 1028 -- a few likes/dislikes on the venue:

it's a great space. totally unique... you can make it look however you want... and it truly has that awesome urban loft/warehouse vibe that is so perfect for a non traditional wedding.

however, as other reviewers have said, it's RAW. we had to bring in EVERYTHING. including soap dispensers, bathroom trash bins, and little baskets to put guest towels in... while gallery 1028 did offer those, but if you are trying to have a cohesive look for your day, you'd want all that to fit in and actually look high-end, right? not black plastic trash bins and tacky plastic soap dispensers with the labels on them still. i was actually shocked when i saw the condition of the bathrooms before we came in to work our magic.

the other negative is that you are forced to use calihan catering for food... now, don't get me wrong - their food is fantastic. but we had a few issues with the staff that bothered us quite a bit.

vendors - beware! they now requires a $2 mil general liability insurance policy. steep considering it's an old warehouse and most of the fanciest hotels in the country don't request that much.

in the end, we had the best time at our wedding and totally loved the space...
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