Chicago Wedding Venue: Library

Finally, the unveiling of our wedding venue! Feast your eyes on this unknown masterpiece they call The Library!!!! It's a law library, but the firm has long since moved out of the building, so its library has been converted in to an event space!

It is the most charming, well maintained library I've ever seen! With exposed stacks, wrought iron spiral stairs, and views of the Board of Trade, the Sears Tower, and the lake, it is A-MAZ-ING! Three words, that's how amazing it is!

I can not explain how excited I am about our venue! Seriously, after 6 weeks of looking for unique venues, crying over site fees, putting deposits on two different venues and then cancelling, we finally arrived at The Library...almost entirely by accident! One thing that I must mention, however, is the site fee; it's HUGE ($4,000)! Thankfully, I was able to call in a favor and get the "tenant rate" ($1,200), but unless we had gotten that rate, I don't know if we would have gone with it.

Anyway, here is the only picture I have of The Library. When I get more, I will post them.

9 comments:

tina said...

Hi!

I've seen pix of this venue. I can't wait to see how your day pans out there. I haven't seen any photos of weddings there.

-t

A Windy City Wedding said...

wow, that is amazing. how did you score that tenant rate, way to go!

The Everyday Bride said...

windy city wedding,

I work for the same real estate company that manages that building, so they cut me a break. When she told me the revised price, I told her I would sign the contract right then and there!!!

Nicki said...

I know I'm a few months behind on this post, but I just got engaged and am looking for reception sites and the picture you posted of yours looks amazing. Do you have any idea of how many people the site holds and how to get more information?

Marcella said...

I am interested in the Library for my wedding reception. Who should I contact to rent the location?

Bb said...

Your blog is inspiring, helpful, and funny! I ran across this awhile back and the Library has stuck with me. Can you share more information on how to get in touch with this location? Thank you!

Colleen @ The Everyday Bride said...

Hey Bb! THANK YOU, thank you!! You seriously just made my week! I would love to talk to you about the Library (it is amazing, isn't it?!) Drop me a note at theeverydaybride at gmail dot com and I will be happy to give you the low down and contact information!

Colleen @ The Everyday Bride said...

Nicki & Marcella - the space holds about 75 people for a sit down, or 100 for a cocktail reception. If either of you have any questions, please, please don't hesitate to contact me at theeverydaybride at gmail dot com. I'd be happy to give you all of the information. (Because it's a smaller venue, with a tiny staff, which only allows for 1 "private" event a week, I decided that I wouldn't haphazardly post the contact info if I didn't have to. But I will totally give out the info to those who want it!!!)

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