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prairie production

Chicago , IL
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1314 randolph
Chicago, IL 60607 US (map)

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312-829-7499

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Prairie production is a working photo studio. we are the only daylight stage in chicago. with close to twenty years of celebrity traffic we have built a national reputation for ease of... Read more
Prairie production is a working photo studio. we are the only daylight stage in chicago. with close to twenty years of celebrity traffic we have built a national reputation for ease of use and professional service. please refer to our excellent Yelp reviews. to see images of weddings and photography of Prairie please go to michaelroberts.tv Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Historic
Describe the style of your venue
City
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Decor, Drapery, Lighting, Tables
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Can't wait for my wedding here later this year! Michael and Kristin are very responsive and haven't complained one bit about my constant emailing/visits! They are great with suggestions to make the wedding YOU want happen
Can't wait for my wedding here later this year! Michael and Kristin are very responsive and haven't complained one bit Read more...
Can't wait for my wedding here later this year! Michael and Kristin are very responsive and haven't complained one bit about my constant emailing/visits! They are great with suggestions to make the wedding YOU want happen Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Choosing Prairie Production as our wedding venue was easily one of the best decisions we made. From the warmth and flexibility of its owners, Kristin and Michael Roberts, to the incomparable cleanliness and beautiful white walls, we knew we found the perfect place. I love the amount of light that streams into the main area from the day into the night. Beauty aside, Kristin and Michael and super-friendly and gracious hosts. They're responsive and make sure you have all of the information you need. Our wedding was perfect!
Choosing Prairie Production as our wedding venue was easily one of the best decisions we made. From the warmth and Read more...
Choosing Prairie Production as our wedding venue was easily one of the best decisions we made. From the warmth and flexibility of its owners, Kristin and Michael Roberts, to the incomparable cleanliness and beautiful white walls, we knew we found the perfect place. I love the amount of light that streams into the main area from the day into the night. Beauty aside, Kristin and Michael and super-friendly and gracious hosts. They're responsive and make sure you have all of the information you need. Our wedding was perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Prairie Production is such a cool space. I am so happy we ended up booking our reception here. The lanterns hanging from the ceiling are so neat and looked so cool in our pictures.

The space is actually shockingly small when you walk in. You sort of expect it to be huge and sparse from the pictures, but it's not overwhelmingly large, which I actually liked. We thought we were going to have 150 guests, but really only had around 100, which worked out perfectly because all the dinner tables fit in the large room, and we could reserve the other area for cocktail hour, desserts, and a bar. I loved the way our set up turned out so I'm really grateful the guest list stayed pretty small.

You can really go any direction you want with decorations because it's a very blank canvas, which is A LOT of fun for a DIY bride. The lights look so cool with so many different color schemes. It's sort of hard to visualize everything coming together, so I looked at the website at the pictures of the space about 1000 times, and Kristin sent me some sample floor plans to help put it all together.

Speaking of which, Michael and Kristin are amazing. They are EXTREMELY responsive and flexible. If they can help you in any way, they will. We planned this whole wedding from another state, actually booked the place sight unseen, but meeting Michael and finally seeing the place in person, we were SO happy we did. They've been doing events for a long time and can offer some really good advice too.
I wish we could have another wedding so we could book it again :)
Prairie Production is such a cool space. I am so happy we ended up booking our reception here. The lanterns hanging from Read more...
Prairie Production is such a cool space. I am so happy we ended up booking our reception here. The lanterns hanging from the ceiling are so neat and looked so cool in our pictures.

The space is actually shockingly small when you walk in. You sort of expect it to be huge and sparse from the pictures, but it's not overwhelmingly large, which I actually liked. We thought we were going to have 150 guests, but really only had around 100, which worked out perfectly because all the dinner tables fit in the large room, and we could reserve the other area for cocktail hour, desserts, and a bar. I loved the way our set up turned out so I'm really grateful the guest list stayed pretty small.

You can really go any direction you want with decorations because it's a very blank canvas, which is A LOT of fun for a DIY bride. The lights look so cool with so many different color schemes. It's sort of hard to visualize everything coming together, so I looked at the website at the pictures of the space about 1000 times, and Kristin sent me some sample floor plans to help put it all together.

Speaking of which, Michael and Kristin are amazing. They are EXTREMELY responsive and flexible. If they can help you in any way, they will. We planned this whole wedding from another state, actually booked the place sight unseen, but meeting Michael and finally seeing the place in person, we were SO happy we did. They've been doing events for a long time and can offer some really good advice too.
I wish we could have another wedding so we could book it again :) Read less
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Madeline
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Prairie Production was a fantastic choice for our wedding. The owners Michael and Kristin were incredibly easy to work with and very responsive to all of our questions. The venue can either be seen as a blank canvas to decorate to the hilt, or you could go the route that my husband and I did and have very little decoration and it feels very simple and elegant. We were really interested in a venue where we could bring in our own vendors, and Prairie was perfect for this. It can be really difficult to find a venue in the city that allows this! We were able to have fun, unique foods and drinks since there wasn't a mandatory vendor list. Our guests loved how open and airy the space was, and even got to utilize the front courtyard since it was still warm on the day of our fall wedding. Michael was there the day of the wedding to make sure everything was running smoothly, and it was great to know he was there in case we needed anything. Thank you Prairie for making our wedding a total success!
Prairie Production was a fantastic choice for our wedding. The owners Michael and Kristin were incredibly easy to work Read more...
Prairie Production was a fantastic choice for our wedding. The owners Michael and Kristin were incredibly easy to work with and very responsive to all of our questions. The venue can either be seen as a blank canvas to decorate to the hilt, or you could go the route that my husband and I did and have very little decoration and it feels very simple and elegant. We were really interested in a venue where we could bring in our own vendors, and Prairie was perfect for this. It can be really difficult to find a venue in the city that allows this! We were able to have fun, unique foods and drinks since there wasn't a mandatory vendor list. Our guests loved how open and airy the space was, and even got to utilize the front courtyard since it was still warm on the day of our fall wedding. Michael was there the day of the wedding to make sure everything was running smoothly, and it was great to know he was there in case we needed anything. Thank you Prairie for making our wedding a total success! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
I had knowledge of Prairie Production as a venue before we booked it for our wedding (10.03.15) and I couldn't be happier that we were able to have our wedding reception at this venue.

The team was responsive, professional, and provided recommendations based on their experience. Exactly what you want from an event venue! The space is beautiful and can be dressed up in so many different ways.

We utilized Michael for our photos and were stunned with how well he was able to capture the evening. Everything was documented and we have enjoyed getting to go through the photos and reminiscing about the evening.

Our guests were stunned at the simplicity and beauty of the space. If you are looking for a beautiful venue that you can add your personal touch to, that will wow your guests, and is easy to work with, Prairie Production is for you!
I had knowledge of Prairie Production as a venue before we booked it for our wedding (10.03.15) and I couldn't be happier Read more...
I had knowledge of Prairie Production as a venue before we booked it for our wedding (10.03.15) and I couldn't be happier that we were able to have our wedding reception at this venue.

The team was responsive, professional, and provided recommendations based on their experience. Exactly what you want from an event venue! The space is beautiful and can be dressed up in so many different ways.

We utilized Michael for our photos and were stunned with how well he was able to capture the evening. Everything was documented and we have enjoyed getting to go through the photos and reminiscing about the evening.

Our guests were stunned at the simplicity and beauty of the space. If you are looking for a beautiful venue that you can add your personal touch to, that will wow your guests, and is easy to work with, Prairie Production is for you! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
5/30/2015
4.8/5.0
Prairie was the perfect venue for our small, modern, non traditional wedding. The best part about Prairie (aside from it just being beautiful) is that they allow you to work with any vendors you choose. My husband and I wanted to cater our event with a food truck and also wanted to be able to have a top shelf open bar for the entire night without spending a fortune. Prairie was one of the few vendors we found that didn't have a preferred vendor list and also had a parking spot for the food truck. On top of that. we had access to the venue all day (8am-midnight), which was huge plus since we were bringing in a lot of different things from a lot of different vendors. It's definitely a little more work to plan a wedding here since everything needs to be brought in, but its worth it if you don't want a cookie-cutter wedding.
Prairie was the perfect venue for our small, modern, non traditional wedding. The best part about Prairie (aside from it Read more...
Prairie was the perfect venue for our small, modern, non traditional wedding. The best part about Prairie (aside from it just being beautiful) is that they allow you to work with any vendors you choose. My husband and I wanted to cater our event with a food truck and also wanted to be able to have a top shelf open bar for the entire night without spending a fortune. Prairie was one of the few vendors we found that didn't have a preferred vendor list and also had a parking spot for the food truck. On top of that. we had access to the venue all day (8am-midnight), which was huge plus since we were bringing in a lot of different things from a lot of different vendors. It's definitely a little more work to plan a wedding here since everything needs to be brought in, but its worth it if you don't want a cookie-cutter wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
Prairie is a great space if you are looking for a 'blank slate'. The venue is great to be able to create your own design and decorate as you please. The owners were always very flexible and accommodating to let us into the space for meetings/design time. Just keep in mind, there could be an event the day before your's, so you might have to do the rehearsal the day of the wedding instead of the day before. Personally, we thought the space was perfect for 90-110 people, but this depends on your desired layout. Make sure to ask for all prices of equipment/services up front---because you are bringing everything in yourself, it tends to start to add up. The venue was beautiful, especially transitioning from day to night in the main room with the french doors and lanterns. All of our guests loved the space and our pictures turned out beautiful.
Prairie is a great space if you are looking for a 'blank slate'. The venue is great to be able to create your own design Read more...
Prairie is a great space if you are looking for a 'blank slate'. The venue is great to be able to create your own design and decorate as you please. The owners were always very flexible and accommodating to let us into the space for meetings/design time. Just keep in mind, there could be an event the day before your's, so you might have to do the rehearsal the day of the wedding instead of the day before. Personally, we thought the space was perfect for 90-110 people, but this depends on your desired layout. Make sure to ask for all prices of equipment/services up front---because you are bringing everything in yourself, it tends to start to add up. The venue was beautiful, especially transitioning from day to night in the main room with the french doors and lanterns. All of our guests loved the space and our pictures turned out beautiful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
I used Prairie Production for my reception venue this past weekend, and I have to say that my experience was more than amazing! There was only one minor hiccup that I had undergone in the middle of the planning process (due to the 160 confirmed guests vs. the space provided) but with the logistical help of my now-husband and caterer, all the wrinkles were ironed out without a problem. Our guests raved about how beautiful the space was, and although it's basically a blank canvas to work with, the simplest decorations make the space come alive. I would more than recommend this venue for anyone- both Michael and Kristen were great to work with and I'm so happy with my decision and results!
I used Prairie Production for my reception venue this past weekend, and I have to say that my experience was more than Read more...
I used Prairie Production for my reception venue this past weekend, and I have to say that my experience was more than amazing! There was only one minor hiccup that I had undergone in the middle of the planning process (due to the 160 confirmed guests vs. the space provided) but with the logistical help of my now-husband and caterer, all the wrinkles were ironed out without a problem. Our guests raved about how beautiful the space was, and although it's basically a blank canvas to work with, the simplest decorations make the space come alive. I would more than recommend this venue for anyone- both Michael and Kristen were great to work with and I'm so happy with my decision and results! Read less
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Mila
Wedding:
9/29/2013
4.7/5.0
The location was absolutely beautiful and it was amazing to walk in and see it looking just like the pictures I had seen! Kristin and Michael were very friendly and cooperative.
We had a ceremony outside and it was lovely. Although you could hear the train, it somehow wasnt a problem at all.
I had 130 people at my wedding and the space was pretty tight even though I used rectangular tables, which are more space efficient. The dance floor had to be very small, and I felt like the people seated in the "gallery" area kinda outside the party. I would recommend this space for smaller parties.
It appeared that parking was not a problem, even though the beginning of my event coincided with the Randolph Street Market, and I was very concerned.
The location was absolutely beautiful and it was amazing to walk in and see it looking just like the pictures I had seen! Read more...
The location was absolutely beautiful and it was amazing to walk in and see it looking just like the pictures I had seen! Kristin and Michael were very friendly and cooperative.
We had a ceremony outside and it was lovely. Although you could hear the train, it somehow wasnt a problem at all.
I had 130 people at my wedding and the space was pretty tight even though I used rectangular tables, which are more space efficient. The dance floor had to be very small, and I felt like the people seated in the "gallery" area kinda outside the party. I would recommend this space for smaller parties.
It appeared that parking was not a problem, even though the beginning of my event coincided with the Randolph Street Market, and I was very concerned. Read less
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Jasmain
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Best choice my husband and I could have made to have my small wedding. It was sooo beautiful and everyone absolutely loved it. The owner really worked with us, thank you Michael and Kristin!
Best choice my husband and I could have made to have my small wedding. It was sooo beautiful and everyone absolutely loved Read more...
Best choice my husband and I could have made to have my small wedding. It was sooo beautiful and everyone absolutely loved it. The owner really worked with us, thank you Michael and Kristin! Read less
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