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The Ivy Room

Chicago , IL
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12 E. Ohio St., Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60611 US (map)

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312-645-7760

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A modern oasis in the heart of River North at Medinah Tree Studios, just two blocks from the Magnificent Mile, and in close proximity to the Loop, Navy Pier, and Millennium and Grant... Read more
A modern oasis in the heart of River North at Medinah Tree Studios, just two blocks from the Magnificent Mile, and in close proximity to the Loop, Navy Pier, and Millennium and Grant Parks, The Ivy Room embodies a history of artistic elegance. The ballroom windows offer picturesque views of the courtyard garden, transforming every event into an extraordinary experience. Read less
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Kristine
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
This was THE MOST perfect wedding venue....hands down. When I got engaged, I knew that I wanted to get married in the city but I wasn't a modern bride and a lot of venues in the city are very contemporary and modern so my search was kind of hard at first but then I found the Ivy Room. It's stunning, so clean and elegant....it's truly just a beautiful space and you can turn it in to anything that you want!! The courtyard is so romantic and gorgeous...it's like a hidden little garden right in the middle of downtown. Not only did I love the space, but my guests kept complimenting how beautiful it was too! It truly was the perfect space for my wedding!

Oh....and I just adored the staff. They were so amazing to work with and took care of so much for me. I hardly had to worry about a thing! They recommend the BEST vendors and they have made some many amazing enhancements to the space...I really think the Ivy Room is going to be THE PLACE to get married the next couple of years. It's stunning. Trust me....check it out, you won't regret it! Thank you to the fabulous ladies at the Ivy Room too...you helped to give me my dream wedding and I can't thank you enough!!
This was THE MOST perfect wedding venue....hands down. When I got engaged, I knew that I wanted to get married in the city Read more...
This was THE MOST perfect wedding venue....hands down. When I got engaged, I knew that I wanted to get married in the city but I wasn't a modern bride and a lot of venues in the city are very contemporary and modern so my search was kind of hard at first but then I found the Ivy Room. It's stunning, so clean and elegant....it's truly just a beautiful space and you can turn it in to anything that you want!! The courtyard is so romantic and gorgeous...it's like a hidden little garden right in the middle of downtown. Not only did I love the space, but my guests kept complimenting how beautiful it was too! It truly was the perfect space for my wedding!

Oh....and I just adored the staff. They were so amazing to work with and took care of so much for me. I hardly had to worry about a thing! They recommend the BEST vendors and they have made some many amazing enhancements to the space...I really think the Ivy Room is going to be THE PLACE to get married the next couple of years. It's stunning. Trust me....check it out, you won't regret it! Thank you to the fabulous ladies at the Ivy Room too...you helped to give me my dream wedding and I can't thank you enough!! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
we had our wedding at the ivy room on april 12, 2014 and everything was spectacular! christy and lara were amazing to work with, both before and during the event. they were responsive to my questions and totally on top of all the details.

the space itself is immaculate: so light, bright and clean. we were able to turn the space into exactly what we wanted. to be in river north in what feels like a special and secret place is so so lovely; i feel very lucky that we were able to have our wedding here (it's already fun to be running around the neighborhood and have the memories) and will recommend it to anyone! cannot say enough good things about our experience; thank you, ivy room!!
we had our wedding at the ivy room on april 12, 2014 and everything was spectacular! christy and lara were amazing to work Read more...
we had our wedding at the ivy room on april 12, 2014 and everything was spectacular! christy and lara were amazing to work with, both before and during the event. they were responsive to my questions and totally on top of all the details.

the space itself is immaculate: so light, bright and clean. we were able to turn the space into exactly what we wanted. to be in river north in what feels like a special and secret place is so so lovely; i feel very lucky that we were able to have our wedding here (it's already fun to be running around the neighborhood and have the memories) and will recommend it to anyone! cannot say enough good things about our experience; thank you, ivy room!! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.4/5.0
My now husband and I knew The Ivy Room was perfect from the first day we toured. Our search for a venue stopped shortly after our very first tour with Christy and Donna over a year out from our wedding! Every time family would come into town, Donna or Christy would happily let us pop in a give them the tour.

Our guests (local and from out of state) STILL can't stop talking about the courtyard. As Father Hurley put it in our ceremony, we truly got the most beautiful weekend of the summer! There isn't a better place to cocktail in all of city. Trust me!

Christy was unbelievably sweet, kind and responsive to all of our many phone calls and emails. She was more than a onsite coordinator -- she really cared about our special day and we had fun talking about little extras along the way.

We don't have one regret...well maybe one, that we can't do it all over again!
My now husband and I knew The Ivy Room was perfect from the first day we toured. Our search for a venue stopped shortly Read more...
My now husband and I knew The Ivy Room was perfect from the first day we toured. Our search for a venue stopped shortly after our very first tour with Christy and Donna over a year out from our wedding! Every time family would come into town, Donna or Christy would happily let us pop in a give them the tour.

Our guests (local and from out of state) STILL can't stop talking about the courtyard. As Father Hurley put it in our ceremony, we truly got the most beautiful weekend of the summer! There isn't a better place to cocktail in all of city. Trust me!

Christy was unbelievably sweet, kind and responsive to all of our many phone calls and emails. She was more than a onsite coordinator -- she really cared about our special day and we had fun talking about little extras along the way.

We don't have one regret...well maybe one, that we can't do it all over again! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
6/29/2013
4.6/5.0
The Ivy Room is a beautiful venue. If you're looking for a place with outdoor space in the city, you have to look at The Ivy Room. The outdoor space looks like a hidden garden in the middle of the city. The flowers and foliage in the courtyard provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding. You feel as if you're in a garden, but the space also has a somewhat urban feel. We had our ceremony and cocktail hour in the courtyard, and it was stunning.

The reception area inside is gorgeous. The space is simple and elegant. It is a blank space that you can make your own. Although it is a blank space, it has character. The wood floors are beautiful and the french doors that open to the courtyard are darling. You don't have to compete with anything in the room. There are no loud colors, bad carpet, or light fixtures that you need work around or consider when planning the vision for your reception.

You do have to bring in everything here (music, food, tables, flowers, cake, etc.), but I didn't find that to be difficult. You can to choose exactly what you want that way.

The girls at The Ivy Room are very pleasant to work with. They were present on the day of the wedding, and they worked with my wedding planner to make sure everything went smoothly.

I would highly recommend this venue. I had a really great experience from beginning to end. I wish I could do it all over again!
The Ivy Room is a beautiful venue. If you're looking for a place with outdoor space in the city, you have to look at The Read more...
The Ivy Room is a beautiful venue. If you're looking for a place with outdoor space in the city, you have to look at The Ivy Room. The outdoor space looks like a hidden garden in the middle of the city. The flowers and foliage in the courtyard provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding. You feel as if you're in a garden, but the space also has a somewhat urban feel. We had our ceremony and cocktail hour in the courtyard, and it was stunning.

The reception area inside is gorgeous. The space is simple and elegant. It is a blank space that you can make your own. Although it is a blank space, it has character. The wood floors are beautiful and the french doors that open to the courtyard are darling. You don't have to compete with anything in the room. There are no loud colors, bad carpet, or light fixtures that you need work around or consider when planning the vision for your reception.

You do have to bring in everything here (music, food, tables, flowers, cake, etc.), but I didn't find that to be difficult. You can to choose exactly what you want that way.

The girls at The Ivy Room are very pleasant to work with. They were present on the day of the wedding, and they worked with my wedding planner to make sure everything went smoothly.

I would highly recommend this venue. I had a really great experience from beginning to end. I wish I could do it all over again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
The Ivy Room is an amazing venue for a downtown Chicago event. It is elegant, fun and the staff are so gracious and accommodating.
The Ivy Room is an amazing venue for a downtown Chicago event. It is elegant, fun and the staff are so gracious and Read more...
The Ivy Room is an amazing venue for a downtown Chicago event. It is elegant, fun and the staff are so gracious and accommodating. Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.8/5.0
We had our wedding at The Ivy Room on May 11, 2013. I had wanted an outdoor ceremony, but really wanted a convenient location for our guests who would mostly be coming from out of town. Lakeside was too windy, so when my then-fiance sent me the link for The Ivy Room we knew it was exactly what we had been looking for. We worked with Christy who is just the nicest, most cheerful person you've ever met. She made everything so easy, and worked wonderfully with our coordinator to make sure every detail was taken care of.

The venue itself is just beautiful. Most of our guests couldn't believe that incredible space was tucked in the middle of the city. I called it our "Secret Garden", and it truly was. The courtyard gets beautiful light, even into the early evening. Inside, the beautiful wood moldings just say "Chicago". And once dancing has started and the room gets a little hot, those french doors are a life saver!

Thank you to Christy and the whole team at The Ivy Room. We truly can't imagine having had our wedding anywhere else.
We had our wedding at The Ivy Room on May 11, 2013. I had wanted an outdoor ceremony, but really wanted a convenient Read more...
We had our wedding at The Ivy Room on May 11, 2013. I had wanted an outdoor ceremony, but really wanted a convenient location for our guests who would mostly be coming from out of town. Lakeside was too windy, so when my then-fiance sent me the link for The Ivy Room we knew it was exactly what we had been looking for. We worked with Christy who is just the nicest, most cheerful person you've ever met. She made everything so easy, and worked wonderfully with our coordinator to make sure every detail was taken care of.

The venue itself is just beautiful. Most of our guests couldn't believe that incredible space was tucked in the middle of the city. I called it our "Secret Garden", and it truly was. The courtyard gets beautiful light, even into the early evening. Inside, the beautiful wood moldings just say "Chicago". And once dancing has started and the room gets a little hot, those french doors are a life saver!

Thank you to Christy and the whole team at The Ivy Room. We truly can't imagine having had our wedding anywhere else. Read less
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Dilshad
Wedding:
8/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Our choice to have our wedding and reception at the Ivy Room was the best decision we have made other than choosing each other :) Michael and I did not want to get married at a hotel and we wanted to find a special place that was in the city of Chicago. I came across their website while researching venue's in Chicago. We both recently moved from Los Angeles and did not know too much about the city. The Ivy Room was the first and last place we visited. As soon as we saw the beautiful courtyard we knew this is where we wanted to share our special day with our friends and family. From beginning to end, Christy and Donna were with us through all details of our special day. We were planning this wedding on our own and since our family does not live in Chicago, we needed guidance and help with the do's and don't's of weddings. They were very understanding and answered all 100 million questions that I had :) Its refreshing to have people really take a vested interest in you and provide top notch customer service. Our wedding was October 26th and although it was a bit chilly outside we had the wedding outside. Throughout the whole night, Donna and Christy both would come to Michael and myself asking if everything was ok. The best thing they could have done was after the wedding was over and right before we went out to see our guests for cocktail hour, they brought hors d'ourves from our wedding 2 of each. From what I know now, I didn't get a moments rest during the cocktail hour let alone be able to eat or enjoy any of the food. Alot of bride/grooms say they never eat anything at their wedding and I really thought it was thoughtful of them to think of us. The whole night we felt catered to, they made sure we were content all night. Also, they worked great with all of our vendors and were so organized throughout the whole night. We were both extremely pleased with their help and many of our family members stated how attentive they were to our needs. We have been to many w
Our choice to have our wedding and reception at the Ivy Room was the best decision we have made other than choosing each Read more...
Our choice to have our wedding and reception at the Ivy Room was the best decision we have made other than choosing each other :) Michael and I did not want to get married at a hotel and we wanted to find a special place that was in the city of Chicago. I came across their website while researching venue's in Chicago. We both recently moved from Los Angeles and did not know too much about the city. The Ivy Room was the first and last place we visited. As soon as we saw the beautiful courtyard we knew this is where we wanted to share our special day with our friends and family. From beginning to end, Christy and Donna were with us through all details of our special day. We were planning this wedding on our own and since our family does not live in Chicago, we needed guidance and help with the do's and don't's of weddings. They were very understanding and answered all 100 million questions that I had :) Its refreshing to have people really take a vested interest in you and provide top notch customer service. Our wedding was October 26th and although it was a bit chilly outside we had the wedding outside. Throughout the whole night, Donna and Christy both would come to Michael and myself asking if everything was ok. The best thing they could have done was after the wedding was over and right before we went out to see our guests for cocktail hour, they brought hors d'ourves from our wedding 2 of each. From what I know now, I didn't get a moments rest during the cocktail hour let alone be able to eat or enjoy any of the food. Alot of bride/grooms say they never eat anything at their wedding and I really thought it was thoughtful of them to think of us. The whole night we felt catered to, they made sure we were content all night. Also, they worked great with all of our vendors and were so organized throughout the whole night. We were both extremely pleased with their help and many of our family members stated how attentive they were to our needs. We have been to many w Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I had July wedding at the Ivy Room, and I could not have had a better experience! The space speaks for itself (hardwood, balcony doors, gorgeous courtyard filled with flowers and twinkling lights in the trees). Just two weeks after getting engaged, my then-fiance and I were looking for alternative spaces for our wedding (we just weren’t into the idea of a hotel), and we came across the Ivy Room. After having seen The Peggy Noteabart, The Newberry Library, West Loop Studio, and A New Leaf, we came to the Ivy Room. As soon as I walked into the space, I knew it was exactly what we were looking for. The ballroom and courtyard are truly elegant, but it still has an urban feel with store fronts facing the courtyard and high rises highlighting the sky view and peering over the building.

In addition to planning the wedding, Christy and Donna were an absolute pleasure to work with. They worked closely with my wedding planner (reviewed Katie Kozlowski of Bliss Weddings) to ensure every detail the day of the wedding was taken care of. During my walk-through, Donna and Christy provided invaluable insight as to what floor plan looks best in the space, how to best hang lanterns in the ceiling from the hidden rafters, where to put the DJ table, etc.

The Ivy Room is a bit pricey as compared to some other venues, but the space and service you will receive from these ladies in unparalleled! I highly recommend the Ivy Room if you are looking if you are looking for an alternative space or urban venue for your Chicago wedding!
I had July wedding at the Ivy Room, and I could not have had a better experience! The space speaks for itself (hardwood, Read more...
I had July wedding at the Ivy Room, and I could not have had a better experience! The space speaks for itself (hardwood, balcony doors, gorgeous courtyard filled with flowers and twinkling lights in the trees). Just two weeks after getting engaged, my then-fiance and I were looking for alternative spaces for our wedding (we just weren’t into the idea of a hotel), and we came across the Ivy Room. After having seen The Peggy Noteabart, The Newberry Library, West Loop Studio, and A New Leaf, we came to the Ivy Room. As soon as I walked into the space, I knew it was exactly what we were looking for. The ballroom and courtyard are truly elegant, but it still has an urban feel with store fronts facing the courtyard and high rises highlighting the sky view and peering over the building.

In addition to planning the wedding, Christy and Donna were an absolute pleasure to work with. They worked closely with my wedding planner (reviewed Katie Kozlowski of Bliss Weddings) to ensure every detail the day of the wedding was taken care of. During my walk-through, Donna and Christy provided invaluable insight as to what floor plan looks best in the space, how to best hang lanterns in the ceiling from the hidden rafters, where to put the DJ table, etc.

The Ivy Room is a bit pricey as compared to some other venues, but the space and service you will receive from these ladies in unparalleled! I highly recommend the Ivy Room if you are looking if you are looking for an alternative space or urban venue for your Chicago wedding! Read less
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jkeefe
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
I just got married at The Ivy Room a couple weeks ago and cannot stop smiling. Everything about the venue exceeded my expectations!! The setting is so beautiful. We got married in the courtyard and it is like a hidden garden in the middle of the city. The brick aisle, the luscious ivy covering the buildings, the little nook to exchange vows, and the picturesque surrounding landscape is something you won’t find elsewhere. I looked at a lot of Chicago venues and once I saw The Ivy Room I knew this is where I wanted to have my wedding. I wanted an urban setting, but with a twist, and that’s exactly what The Ivy Room offers. After the ceremony and cocktail hour outside the reception was inside. The room is so elegant. It’s classic in many ways and gives you the opportunity to make it what you want. Beautiful French doors offer guests a peek at the courtyard. We strung paper lanterns and brought in centerpieces and décor to create a vintage look. Everything about the room and lobby area is very well taken care of.

But what I most want people to know about The Ivy Room is how wonderful it is to work with its staff. It’s so important to really enjoy working with your vendors. Christy and Donna are so easy to work with and made planning my wedding and the wedding day so special. They really care about making your day perfect, easy and seamless. They have every single detail covered and make sure that you know this. I walked into my wedding day knowing that I didn’t need to worry about anything because they gave me that confidence. They brought up suggestions, offered recommendations on vendors or décor ideas and were very responsive to any of my questions. They went the extra step to make sure I was happy on the wedding day, constantly checking in with me. But even more, they are so encouraging and excited for you about your wedding. You’re not just another number to them, or another event to check off. Your wedding will be treated like something special, which it is.
I just got married at The Ivy Room a couple weeks ago and cannot stop smiling. Everything about the venue exceeded my Read more...
I just got married at The Ivy Room a couple weeks ago and cannot stop smiling. Everything about the venue exceeded my expectations!! The setting is so beautiful. We got married in the courtyard and it is like a hidden garden in the middle of the city. The brick aisle, the luscious ivy covering the buildings, the little nook to exchange vows, and the picturesque surrounding landscape is something you won’t find elsewhere. I looked at a lot of Chicago venues and once I saw The Ivy Room I knew this is where I wanted to have my wedding. I wanted an urban setting, but with a twist, and that’s exactly what The Ivy Room offers. After the ceremony and cocktail hour outside the reception was inside. The room is so elegant. It’s classic in many ways and gives you the opportunity to make it what you want. Beautiful French doors offer guests a peek at the courtyard. We strung paper lanterns and brought in centerpieces and décor to create a vintage look. Everything about the room and lobby area is very well taken care of.

But what I most want people to know about The Ivy Room is how wonderful it is to work with its staff. It’s so important to really enjoy working with your vendors. Christy and Donna are so easy to work with and made planning my wedding and the wedding day so special. They really care about making your day perfect, easy and seamless. They have every single detail covered and make sure that you know this. I walked into my wedding day knowing that I didn’t need to worry about anything because they gave me that confidence. They brought up suggestions, offered recommendations on vendors or décor ideas and were very responsive to any of my questions. They went the extra step to make sure I was happy on the wedding day, constantly checking in with me. But even more, they are so encouraging and excited for you about your wedding. You’re not just another number to them, or another event to check off. Your wedding will be treated like something special, which it is. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met with Matt, he sold us on the Ivy Room. It's like a ball of clay that can be turned into whatever your heart desires. He showed us pictures of how the main room had been transformed into a variety of different event spaces. We were sold after meeting with him. Unfortunately he moved on to other endeavors, but lucky for us Donna has been with the Ivy Room for a while and jumped right in and made sure my wedding was everything I had imagined. From organizing my vendors and making sure that they knew when to arrive for setup and break down to helping with getting the wedding party organized to begin their processional. She was there for us from the beginning of the evening to the end. Our wedding was so memorable and all of our guests are still talking about how great the Ivy Room is. I highly recommend holding your event here if you have the opportunity!
From the moment we met with Matt, he sold us on the Ivy Room. It's like a ball of clay that can be turned into whatever Read more...
From the moment we met with Matt, he sold us on the Ivy Room. It's like a ball of clay that can be turned into whatever your heart desires. He showed us pictures of how the main room had been transformed into a variety of different event spaces. We were sold after meeting with him. Unfortunately he moved on to other endeavors, but lucky for us Donna has been with the Ivy Room for a while and jumped right in and made sure my wedding was everything I had imagined. From organizing my vendors and making sure that they knew when to arrive for setup and break down to helping with getting the wedding party organized to begin their processional. She was there for us from the beginning of the evening to the end. Our wedding was so memorable and all of our guests are still talking about how great the Ivy Room is. I highly recommend holding your event here if you have the opportunity! Read less
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