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Room 1520

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

1520 W. Fulton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60607 US (map)

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312-952-1520

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ABOUT US

Room 1520 is located in the heart of the artistic West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Our venue is a spacious, restored historical gear factory loft building with high ceilings, polished... Read more
Room 1520 is located in the heart of the artistic West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Our venue is a spacious, restored historical gear factory loft building with high ceilings, polished cement floors, portrait windows, exposed brick, private street entrances and many amenities.

Room 1520 is different from other loft venues in the city. It is elegant, airy, bright and accented by Italian crystal chandeliers and an artisan staircase in the grand entrance.

The dramatic foyer and staircase lead up to a versatile great room. The great room is adorned with 11-foot ceilings, Italian crystal chandeliers and large, stunning restrooms. The space totals 4,000 sq. ft. and is a bright, white, blank slate that can be transformed into the perfect setting for any type of gathering from weddings, corporate to social events. There is space enough for a dance floor and dinner service.

Come in and see why Room 1520 has developed a glowing reputation in both the corporate and social events industry. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2010
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern, Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
4500
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Not only does Room 1520 give the best value (tables, chairs, lounge furniture and more were included in their price) but the people working there are fantastic and helpful. About 2 weeks before the wedding the girl we had been working with left and we got freaked out, but her replacement was nothing but kind and helpful and everything went off without a problem. We had a Friday wedding so they let us spend the whole day Thursday setting up. We did all our flowers and decorations by ourselves and it would have been almost impossible without Room 1520's flexibility to get in early. As long as they don't have an event the day before, they are so accommodating! The venue is beautiful and they made our day absolutely perfect.
Not only does Room 1520 give the best value (tables, chairs, lounge furniture and more were included in their price) but Read more...
Not only does Room 1520 give the best value (tables, chairs, lounge furniture and more were included in their price) but the people working there are fantastic and helpful. About 2 weeks before the wedding the girl we had been working with left and we got freaked out, but her replacement was nothing but kind and helpful and everything went off without a problem. We had a Friday wedding so they let us spend the whole day Thursday setting up. We did all our flowers and decorations by ourselves and it would have been almost impossible without Room 1520's flexibility to get in early. As long as they don't have an event the day before, they are so accommodating! The venue is beautiful and they made our day absolutely perfect. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Haley and the Room 1520 team were amazing to work with. I fell in love with the venue as soon as I walked in and I truly appreciated the organized initial meeting and walk through. The venue was a great value considering the amenities offered (furniture rental, a beautiful bar that was recently built in the space, parking, security guard, ability to have the rehearsal there, roof top access for photos, lighting options, chandeliers, a huge bridal suite, etc.) All of our vendors also enjoy working events at the space and had great things to say about it. It was a perfect space for our wedding ceremony and reception with seated dinner - it offers some beautiful natural light, plenty of space and the ability to transform it. I can't say enough good things about Room 1520 and would highly recommend it to other brides/event planners in Chicago!
Haley and the Room 1520 team were amazing to work with. I fell in love with the venue as soon as I walked in and I truly Read more...
Haley and the Room 1520 team were amazing to work with. I fell in love with the venue as soon as I walked in and I truly appreciated the organized initial meeting and walk through. The venue was a great value considering the amenities offered (furniture rental, a beautiful bar that was recently built in the space, parking, security guard, ability to have the rehearsal there, roof top access for photos, lighting options, chandeliers, a huge bridal suite, etc.) All of our vendors also enjoy working events at the space and had great things to say about it. It was a perfect space for our wedding ceremony and reception with seated dinner - it offers some beautiful natural light, plenty of space and the ability to transform it. I can't say enough good things about Room 1520 and would highly recommend it to other brides/event planners in Chicago! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
8/22/2014
5.0/5.0
June and the entire team at Room 1520 were an absolute pleasure to work with! They listened to our every detail and wish and made them all come true. Everything ran smoothly. Our day would not have been as easy as it was without them. And everyone raved about our venue. Highly recommended in every category possible.
June and the entire team at Room 1520 were an absolute pleasure to work with! They listened to our every detail and wish Read more...
June and the entire team at Room 1520 were an absolute pleasure to work with! They listened to our every detail and wish and made them all come true. Everything ran smoothly. Our day would not have been as easy as it was without them. And everyone raved about our venue. Highly recommended in every category possible. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing venue! Absolutely spacious and really pretty space to use for a wedding. Its like a blank canvas which you can decorate as you like - they included uplighting and recently added a brand new bar. Haley was extremely courteous and professional, and really quick to respond and help to any questions or concerns we had.

She took care of a lot of last minute details and was present on the wedding day to make sure everything went smooth.
Amazing venue! Absolutely spacious and really pretty space to use for a wedding. Its like a blank canvas which you can Read more...
Amazing venue! Absolutely spacious and really pretty space to use for a wedding. Its like a blank canvas which you can decorate as you like - they included uplighting and recently added a brand new bar. Haley was extremely courteous and professional, and really quick to respond and help to any questions or concerns we had.

She took care of a lot of last minute details and was present on the wedding day to make sure everything went smooth. Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding reception at Room 1520 in June and I cannot imagine having held our reception anywhere else! We worked with Haley from the moment she walked us through the space last December, to the day of our reception; She is incredibly responsive, welcoming, friendly, and so helpful. Planning a wedding on our own was stressful enough and I can honestly say that I never had any doubts, concerns or trouble with the arrangements at Room 1520. I spent a lot of time researching venues for our reception and Room 1520 was one of the most affordable options for us and provides a discounted rate if you hold your event on a Friday (which we did). The space is gorgeous and I loved the way the amber up-lighting that we chose transformed the all-white space. We rented tables and chairs from Room 1520 and were able to comfortably seat 160 guests for a sit down dinner, still had plenty of space for a 5 person band, dance floor, cocktail area and dessert area. We brought in our own caterer who was not on the list of preferred caterers. If you do this, bear in mind that you will be charged a small service fee. We brought in flowers for all of the tables but did not feel the need to do any other decorating besides the up-lighting that is included with the space rental. The venue is BYOB but you will need to have licensed bartenders serving your alcohol.
Room 1520's beautiful and spacious office doubles as their bridal suite. My bridesmaids and I arrived at 11am and my hair & makeup artist came on-site to help us get ready.
Room 1520 will allow you to use their roof top for photos, which we did during the guest cocktail hour after our ceremony. I could go on and on about how amazing our experience was.. I highly recommend this venue for your event!
We held our wedding reception at Room 1520 in June and I cannot imagine having held our reception anywhere else! We worked Read more...
We held our wedding reception at Room 1520 in June and I cannot imagine having held our reception anywhere else! We worked with Haley from the moment she walked us through the space last December, to the day of our reception; She is incredibly responsive, welcoming, friendly, and so helpful. Planning a wedding on our own was stressful enough and I can honestly say that I never had any doubts, concerns or trouble with the arrangements at Room 1520. I spent a lot of time researching venues for our reception and Room 1520 was one of the most affordable options for us and provides a discounted rate if you hold your event on a Friday (which we did). The space is gorgeous and I loved the way the amber up-lighting that we chose transformed the all-white space. We rented tables and chairs from Room 1520 and were able to comfortably seat 160 guests for a sit down dinner, still had plenty of space for a 5 person band, dance floor, cocktail area and dessert area. We brought in our own caterer who was not on the list of preferred caterers. If you do this, bear in mind that you will be charged a small service fee. We brought in flowers for all of the tables but did not feel the need to do any other decorating besides the up-lighting that is included with the space rental. The venue is BYOB but you will need to have licensed bartenders serving your alcohol.
Room 1520's beautiful and spacious office doubles as their bridal suite. My bridesmaids and I arrived at 11am and my hair & makeup artist came on-site to help us get ready.
Room 1520 will allow you to use their roof top for photos, which we did during the guest cocktail hour after our ceremony. I could go on and on about how amazing our experience was.. I highly recommend this venue for your event! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Great venue! Many compliments from friends and family on choosing this venue for our wedding! Unlike any other wedding venue around! Urban and elegant all in one! The venue manager June is great to work with as well! Would highly recommend Room 1520 for any wedding or special event!
Great venue! Many compliments from friends and family on choosing this venue for our wedding! Unlike any other wedding Read more...
Great venue! Many compliments from friends and family on choosing this venue for our wedding! Unlike any other wedding venue around! Urban and elegant all in one! The venue manager June is great to work with as well! Would highly recommend Room 1520 for any wedding or special event! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We love, love, loved having our wedding at Room 1520! It is a unique wedding venue with the urban, but yet elegant feel we were looking for. The space itself comfortably fit our wedding of 140 guests, it can hold more but things would be pretty tight in my opinion. All the staff were wonderfuly accomodating and had great communication through out the entire process (thanks June!). Additionally, the acoustics were great for our speeches and the DJ (Katie LaBombard from Toast and Jam rocked it all night). The office doubled as the bridal suite, it was large and comfortable for us girls to hang out in all day long to get ready. As far as cost goes Room 1520 is on par with other venues of the same vibe (loft/urban/unique), however, you are only renting the space so all additional items can increase the wedding cost quickly (table, chair, linen rentals etc will all come from your caterer). All in all I could not have found a better place for my wedding!
We love, love, loved having our wedding at Room 1520! It is a unique wedding venue with the urban, but yet elegant feel we Read more...
We love, love, loved having our wedding at Room 1520! It is a unique wedding venue with the urban, but yet elegant feel we were looking for. The space itself comfortably fit our wedding of 140 guests, it can hold more but things would be pretty tight in my opinion. All the staff were wonderfuly accomodating and had great communication through out the entire process (thanks June!). Additionally, the acoustics were great for our speeches and the DJ (Katie LaBombard from Toast and Jam rocked it all night). The office doubled as the bridal suite, it was large and comfortable for us girls to hang out in all day long to get ready. As far as cost goes Room 1520 is on par with other venues of the same vibe (loft/urban/unique), however, you are only renting the space so all additional items can increase the wedding cost quickly (table, chair, linen rentals etc will all come from your caterer). All in all I could not have found a better place for my wedding! Read less
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Lea
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I had both my wedding ceremony and reception at Room 1520 in the West Loop. It is a wonderful and affordable place to have your wedding. They allow you to bring your own liquor which made the cost of our liquor half of what other places were quoting us (and we had liquor left over that we got to take home). The Aeree Loft at Room 1520 is both urban and elegant. The walls are white and the floor is gray, which allows you to work with any color scheme (unlike many banquet halls and country clubs). The space can truly be made your own because it is a blank canvas. There is ample free parking in the area which was very convenient for my guests.
I had both my wedding ceremony and reception at Room 1520 in the West Loop. It is a wonderful and affordable place to have Read more...
I had both my wedding ceremony and reception at Room 1520 in the West Loop. It is a wonderful and affordable place to have your wedding. They allow you to bring your own liquor which made the cost of our liquor half of what other places were quoting us (and we had liquor left over that we got to take home). The Aeree Loft at Room 1520 is both urban and elegant. The walls are white and the floor is gray, which allows you to work with any color scheme (unlike many banquet halls and country clubs). The space can truly be made your own because it is a blank canvas. There is ample free parking in the area which was very convenient for my guests. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Haley Lertola was our main contact at Room 1520. She was great to work with and understood our needs from the start. She was open and honest about what things worked and didn't work in the space. Anytime I was stuck with what vendors to turn to for my vision, she had recommendations which all ended up working perfectly for what we wanted. I appreciated all her help and advice from day one.

It was fun being able to have a blank canvas (with the bonus of white curtains as well as 17 beautiful chandeliers) and make it look any way we wanted. There were also great add on options through Room 1520, like being able to use the roof top for photos at sunset. For my husband and I, having the opportunity to go up there alone for a moment to take it all in was really special. They also have a modern white couch you can use for a lounge area if you'd like. That was nice to have as well to have another option for guests.

Dan Hannula was on site the day of the wedding and made sure everything went smoothly for all our vendors and entertainment. They have a great team there. Overall a great value, great service and their flexibility was outstanding.
Haley Lertola was our main contact at Room 1520. She was great to work with and understood our needs from the start. She Read more...
Haley Lertola was our main contact at Room 1520. She was great to work with and understood our needs from the start. She was open and honest about what things worked and didn't work in the space. Anytime I was stuck with what vendors to turn to for my vision, she had recommendations which all ended up working perfectly for what we wanted. I appreciated all her help and advice from day one.

It was fun being able to have a blank canvas (with the bonus of white curtains as well as 17 beautiful chandeliers) and make it look any way we wanted. There were also great add on options through Room 1520, like being able to use the roof top for photos at sunset. For my husband and I, having the opportunity to go up there alone for a moment to take it all in was really special. They also have a modern white couch you can use for a lounge area if you'd like. That was nice to have as well to have another option for guests.

Dan Hannula was on site the day of the wedding and made sure everything went smoothly for all our vendors and entertainment. They have a great team there. Overall a great value, great service and their flexibility was outstanding. Read less
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taylorwilsonstyle
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
it took us a while to find a venue that would fit all of our wants for our wedding; creative and unique, killer food and rocking dance party. not easy to find any space that would give you all that and still be inexpensive. finally we heard about Room 1520! we fell in love with the space and that was it! we booked it and everything fell in to place immediately! it was perfect, the wedding was planned in 2 weeks after we met with Haley. here are a few reasons why it was a HUGE success, we were married 1/15/11.

1. we could bring in our own caterer and liquor in which is a very big savings.

2. they were flexible with our delivery dates and tear-down (luckily a wedding in Jan gets perks like that to cancel out the terribly cold temps.)

3. Haley was a dream-she didn't pester at all about forms i should have filled out and turn in immediately but bridal brain made me forget to do it.

4. the venue itself is beautiful. clean, pure, white, simple, modern, classic, chic, there are a million more adjectives and so many ways we could have decorated the venue which is huge-you have the perfect blank slate to decorate however much or little you want to and it still looks amazing. a half a doz chandeliers all in one room have never looked better in a venue space.

5. the lighting is so elegant. we kept it bright until the dance party began then dimmed them down. the pictures are so beautiful, the soft warm glow looks like we had the venue professionally lit-which costs thousands of dollars. it was PERFECT!

6. it's unique- it's not what everyone else has. it's special and different and SO much cheaper than what everyone else typically does! it's such a hidden gem of sorts. the great thing is that even if everyone starts booking, as i mentioned above you can decorate it a million different ways so it's always going to be unique, no matter how popular it gets!

7. parking is a breeze! we were concerned about needing a valet, but the area is virtually vacant after 6pm on the weekdays and clear on the weekends. a benefit of the location. we parked across the street! no-one complained at all and we had a lot of older guests.

8. it looks as pretty and chic on the outside as it does the inside! huge floor to ceiling windows and chandeliers seen through as well as the creative staircase= great pictures and a wonderful entryway for guests.

I'm just so thrilled we booked the space and that Haley was so amazing, all of our friends and family were thrilled. we wish we could do it again!

I highly recommend this venue for your wedding or event, Haley the event manager and the space are perfect and we loved it! Thank you Room 1520!
it took us a while to find a venue that would fit all of our wants for our wedding; creative and unique, killer food and Read more...
it took us a while to find a venue that would fit all of our wants for our wedding; creative and unique, killer food and rocking dance party. not easy to find any space that would give you all that and still be inexpensive. finally we heard about Room 1520! we fell in love with the space and that was it! we booked it and everything fell in to place immediately! it was perfect, the wedding was planned in 2 weeks after we met with Haley. here are a few reasons why it was a HUGE success, we were married 1/15/11.

1. we could bring in our own caterer and liquor in which is a very big savings.

2. they were flexible with our delivery dates and tear-down (luckily a wedding in Jan gets perks like that to cancel out the terribly cold temps.)

3. Haley was a dream-she didn't pester at all about forms i should have filled out and turn in immediately but bridal brain made me forget to do it.

4. the venue itself is beautiful. clean, pure, white, simple, modern, classic, chic, there are a million more adjectives and so many ways we could have decorated the venue which is huge-you have the perfect blank slate to decorate however much or little you want to and it still looks amazing. a half a doz chandeliers all in one room have never looked better in a venue space.

5. the lighting is so elegant. we kept it bright until the dance party began then dimmed them down. the pictures are so beautiful, the soft warm glow looks like we had the venue professionally lit-which costs thousands of dollars. it was PERFECT!

6. it's unique- it's not what everyone else has. it's special and different and SO much cheaper than what everyone else typically does! it's such a hidden gem of sorts. the great thing is that even if everyone starts booking, as i mentioned above you can decorate it a million different ways so it's always going to be unique, no matter how popular it gets!

7. parking is a breeze! we were concerned about needing a valet, but the area is virtually vacant after 6pm on the weekdays and clear on the weekends. a benefit of the location. we parked across the street! no-one complained at all and we had a lot of older guests.

8. it looks as pretty and chic on the outside as it does the inside! huge floor to ceiling windows and chandeliers seen through as well as the creative staircase= great pictures and a wonderful entryway for guests.

I'm just so thrilled we booked the space and that Haley was so amazing, all of our friends and family were thrilled. we wish we could do it again!

I highly recommend this venue for your wedding or event, Haley the event manager and the space are perfect and we loved it! Thank you Room 1520! Read less
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