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Salvage One

Chicago , IL
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No two weddings at Salvage One are the same. We're a retail store with constantly changing inventory and we reinvent the space for each event. Your wedding will be staged custom to your... Read more
No two weddings at Salvage One are the same. We're a retail store with constantly changing inventory and we reinvent the space for each event. Your wedding will be staged custom to your vision utilizing the inventory of the collection from some of the most amazing buildings in Chicago. This space is perfect for the chic urban couple that wants an elegant, yet industrial, building for their wedding space. The exposed brick walls with rough wood beams are contrasted with the opulence of salvaged stained glass windows, architectural detailing from classic building, crystal chandeliers and antique furniture, creating an inviting ambiance for your special day. The outdoor courtyard is a lovely place to exchange vows and the wrought iron railing next to the brick makes for a chic backdrop for your photos. The sleek vintage bar is a great spot for guests to mingle during cocktail hour while the newlyweds take whimsical photos among the antiques. Enjoy a cozy seated dinner amongst the eclectic inventory and then dance the night away on the hardwood dance floor. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Historic, Loft
Describe the style of your venue
City, Eclectic, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What transportation and access is available?
Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Carrie
Wedding:
5/14/2016
4.6/5.0
I found out about Salvage One a good 3 years before we got engaged and I was so taken back by how unique the space was that when the time came, it was the top venue on our list and the one to beat. Well, it was game over for us once we stepped into the space. We wanted something that was different and unique…a place like nothing anyone else had seen before for a venue and Salvage One was just that. The space was perfect to hold the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one.
Things to keep in mind: If you love this venue you will have to be flexible with the date you want for your wedding (or willing to wait) because the dates fill up fast. We went venue touring in December of ’14 and at that time they only had (2) ’15 dates left and (1) spring date for ’16. Further, they have a list of preferred catering vendors that you have to select from. The list is decent; however, we had a very specific vision in mind for our food and we only found (2) vendors on the list that had the capabilities. And be ready for a bit of a budget commitment (though I think it's worth every penny).
On the flip side, the staff at Salvage is great. Anytime I had a questions they were quick to respond to my inquiries. The day of coordinator (Amy - Big Day Easy) that they recommend was amazing. And because they have a recommended list of vendors, everyone we selected knew each other really well so the planning and walk throughs ran seamlessly.
On the day of the wedding, everything came together so perfectly. We loved everything from the mix/match tables and chairs, to the vintage lounge seating around the dance floor, to the way they arranged the chandeliers around the room. You could see how much our guests enjoyed the space too. They were all roaming the store floor during cocktail hour looking at the items for sale and taking fun photos by all the amazing antiques.
Salvage was the perfect venue for us!
I found out about Salvage One a good 3 years before we got engaged and I was so taken back by how unique the space was Read more...
I found out about Salvage One a good 3 years before we got engaged and I was so taken back by how unique the space was that when the time came, it was the top venue on our list and the one to beat. Well, it was game over for us once we stepped into the space. We wanted something that was different and unique…a place like nothing anyone else had seen before for a venue and Salvage One was just that. The space was perfect to hold the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one.
Things to keep in mind: If you love this venue you will have to be flexible with the date you want for your wedding (or willing to wait) because the dates fill up fast. We went venue touring in December of ’14 and at that time they only had (2) ’15 dates left and (1) spring date for ’16. Further, they have a list of preferred catering vendors that you have to select from. The list is decent; however, we had a very specific vision in mind for our food and we only found (2) vendors on the list that had the capabilities. And be ready for a bit of a budget commitment (though I think it's worth every penny).
On the flip side, the staff at Salvage is great. Anytime I had a questions they were quick to respond to my inquiries. The day of coordinator (Amy - Big Day Easy) that they recommend was amazing. And because they have a recommended list of vendors, everyone we selected knew each other really well so the planning and walk throughs ran seamlessly.
On the day of the wedding, everything came together so perfectly. We loved everything from the mix/match tables and chairs, to the vintage lounge seating around the dance floor, to the way they arranged the chandeliers around the room. You could see how much our guests enjoyed the space too. They were all roaming the store floor during cocktail hour looking at the items for sale and taking fun photos by all the amazing antiques.
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Can't say anything more about how awesome Salvage One is. For being (i think) the best wedding venue in the city, their prices are very reasonable. Usually for the price at Salvage One, you would get a venue, nothing more. We had our ceremony and reception at Salvage One, so the fact that all props, chairs, tables, etc. were included was awesome. They're experts at weddings too, and everyone in the Chicago industry knows them, so they're very easy to work with.
Can't say anything more about how awesome Salvage One is. For being (i think) the best wedding venue in the city, their Read more...
Can't say anything more about how awesome Salvage One is. For being (i think) the best wedding venue in the city, their prices are very reasonable. Usually for the price at Salvage One, you would get a venue, nothing more. We had our ceremony and reception at Salvage One, so the fact that all props, chairs, tables, etc. were included was awesome. They're experts at weddings too, and everyone in the Chicago industry knows them, so they're very easy to work with. Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
7/17/2015
5.0/5.0
The most unique and beautiful venue in Chicago! My husband, parents and I fell in love with Salvage One after just one visit. It's like no venue we'd ever seen before which was exactly what we were looking for to entertain our many guests from out of town. Brandy was incredible to work with throughout the planning process and the venue photographed BEAUTIFULLY! If you're looking for something different but very fun, we'd highly recommend Salvage One!
The most unique and beautiful venue in Chicago! My husband, parents and I fell in love with Salvage One after just one Read more...
The most unique and beautiful venue in Chicago! My husband, parents and I fell in love with Salvage One after just one visit. It's like no venue we'd ever seen before which was exactly what we were looking for to entertain our many guests from out of town. Brandy was incredible to work with throughout the planning process and the venue photographed BEAUTIFULLY! If you're looking for something different but very fun, we'd highly recommend Salvage One! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Brandy at Salvage One was so friendly, knowledgeable and easy to work with! The venue was amazing, so eclectic and vintage. Our guests are still talking about it! The venue has the perfect setup for offering guests drinks prior to the ceremony, which everyone loved. It's relaxed and easy but beautiful and fun.
Brandy at Salvage One was so friendly, knowledgeable and easy to work with! The venue was amazing, so eclectic and Read more...
Brandy at Salvage One was so friendly, knowledgeable and easy to work with! The venue was amazing, so eclectic and vintage. Our guests are still talking about it! The venue has the perfect setup for offering guests drinks prior to the ceremony, which everyone loved. It's relaxed and easy but beautiful and fun. Read less
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Glenna
Wedding:
6/8/2014
4.8/5.0
Salvage One was beautiful and our dream come true. Expensive but we think worth it. It appealed to everyone of all ages, not toddlers or infants though, who we didn't allow at the wedding. Enabled elegant gorgeous pictures and took great care of us.
Salvage One was beautiful and our dream come true. Expensive but we think worth it. It appealed to everyone of all ages, Read more...
Salvage One was beautiful and our dream come true. Expensive but we think worth it. It appealed to everyone of all ages, not toddlers or infants though, who we didn't allow at the wedding. Enabled elegant gorgeous pictures and took great care of us. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.8/5.0
We were married here on July 20, 2013. Salvage One was absolutely the perfect venue for our wedding! The majority of our guests came in from out of state and they all raved about what a fun and unique venue we had. As opposed to a venue that has in-house catering, we had to work with an outside vendor for food and rentals for plates, glasses, silverware, etc, but this also gave us more freedom into our menu and what we wanted to serve. Also, we were able to bring in our own alcohol, which saved a lot of money.

Brandy and the rest of the staff were very helpful during the planning process and responded quickly to any questions we had. I highly recommend checking out Salvage One if you are looking for an eclectic venue in Chicago!
We were married here on July 20, 2013. Salvage One was absolutely the perfect venue for our wedding! The majority of our Read more...
We were married here on July 20, 2013. Salvage One was absolutely the perfect venue for our wedding! The majority of our guests came in from out of state and they all raved about what a fun and unique venue we had. As opposed to a venue that has in-house catering, we had to work with an outside vendor for food and rentals for plates, glasses, silverware, etc, but this also gave us more freedom into our menu and what we wanted to serve. Also, we were able to bring in our own alcohol, which saved a lot of money.

Brandy and the rest of the staff were very helpful during the planning process and responded quickly to any questions we had. I highly recommend checking out Salvage One if you are looking for an eclectic venue in Chicago! Read less
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Candice
Wedding:
7/5/2013
3.8/5.0
Hands down the most unique venue in Chicago! I could not have asked for a better setting for my wedding day! The staff at Salvage One changed over the course of my planning process. The transition between the staff was seamless, but the flexibility and quality of service was not. I was completely sold on the venue because I had attended another wedding at Salvage One less than 2 years ago. So, I reached out for pricing and availability as I started my wedding planning process. I had eliminated Salvage One due to price, but then slowly realized, they had the best price once you added the cost of rentals, lighting, decor, etc... at all other Chicago venues. As my wedding date approached, the more and more I realized every little request I was asking for required additional cost and/or fees. My number one recommendation to brides...while you focus a lot on the set-up and decor for your wedding day, don't forget about the break-down and removal. Salvage One will not allow you to leave anything at the venue past your contracted event time.
Hands down the most unique venue in Chicago! I could not have asked for a better setting for my wedding day! The staff at Read more...
Hands down the most unique venue in Chicago! I could not have asked for a better setting for my wedding day! The staff at Salvage One changed over the course of my planning process. The transition between the staff was seamless, but the flexibility and quality of service was not. I was completely sold on the venue because I had attended another wedding at Salvage One less than 2 years ago. So, I reached out for pricing and availability as I started my wedding planning process. I had eliminated Salvage One due to price, but then slowly realized, they had the best price once you added the cost of rentals, lighting, decor, etc... at all other Chicago venues. As my wedding date approached, the more and more I realized every little request I was asking for required additional cost and/or fees. My number one recommendation to brides...while you focus a lot on the set-up and decor for your wedding day, don't forget about the break-down and removal. Salvage One will not allow you to leave anything at the venue past your contracted event time. Read less
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Sarah-Jayne
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
There is nowhere else in the world I would have wanted to get married. Salvage One is beautiful, unique, full of character, and deeply romantic. My husband and I still feel awe-struck when we look back at pictures from our wedding. We visit Salvage One on our anniversary each year just to recapture a bit of the joy we felt on our wedding day.
The staff is attentive, kind, and helpful, and you just really can't beat the atmosphere. We are lucky and grateful to have gotten married there!
There is nowhere else in the world I would have wanted to get married. Salvage One is beautiful, unique, full of Read more...
There is nowhere else in the world I would have wanted to get married. Salvage One is beautiful, unique, full of character, and deeply romantic. My husband and I still feel awe-struck when we look back at pictures from our wedding. We visit Salvage One on our anniversary each year just to recapture a bit of the joy we felt on our wedding day.
The staff is attentive, kind, and helpful, and you just really can't beat the atmosphere. We are lucky and grateful to have gotten married there! Read less
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Kyle & Dave
Wedding:
3/16/2012
3.7/5.0
We loved the venue from the moment we stepped foot in the door. Unfortunately, these categories don't give us a space to state how unique and special this venue was for our wedding day. We had both our wedding ceremony and reception here. On the day of the wedding, everything was perfect and we couldn't ask for a better place to share our special day with our family and friends. As far as flexibility goes, they are an established venue and really do not need to be flexible. Clients will do whatever they can to make this venue work within Salvage One's hours of operation. Our only piece of advice would be to check your insurance policy before signing it. We had a bit of an issue with some antiques being damaged during our reception, which was very unfortunate! It was not handled in the most professional way and that would be our only complaint about the entire experience.
We loved the venue from the moment we stepped foot in the door. Unfortunately, these categories don't give us a space to Read more...
We loved the venue from the moment we stepped foot in the door. Unfortunately, these categories don't give us a space to state how unique and special this venue was for our wedding day. We had both our wedding ceremony and reception here. On the day of the wedding, everything was perfect and we couldn't ask for a better place to share our special day with our family and friends. As far as flexibility goes, they are an established venue and really do not need to be flexible. Clients will do whatever they can to make this venue work within Salvage One's hours of operation. Our only piece of advice would be to check your insurance policy before signing it. We had a bit of an issue with some antiques being damaged during our reception, which was very unfortunate! It was not handled in the most professional way and that would be our only complaint about the entire experience. Read less
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Nyssa
Wedding:
9/18/2011
4.0/5.0
We loved this venue, as did all of our guests. The only problem was that they screwed up the table arrangement. They had me take the time to decided where I wanted all of the tables depending on how many seats the table holds. My bridesmaids worked it out, but it was a pain....
We loved this venue, as did all of our guests. The only problem was that they screwed up the table arrangement. They had Read more...
We loved this venue, as did all of our guests. The only problem was that they screwed up the table arrangement. They had me take the time to decided where I wanted all of the tables depending on how many seats the table holds. My bridesmaids worked it out, but it was a pain.... Read less
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