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Feast & Imbibe Catering Group

Skokie, Illinois

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Feast & Imbibe Catering Group

Skokie, Illinois

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Ali S.

5 October 2019

My husband and I got married here in July 2019, and it was beautiful and easy. We booked about ten months out for a Friday wedding. Day of, the space was absolutely gorgeous (no decor really needed) and just what we were looking for--something with outdoor space that still felt like Chicago. We knew we wanted to get married outside, and the green space did not disappoint! I highly recommend the candle package because they were beyond beautiful. Our vendor, Hearty Boys, which we found through GHL was fantastic. The only hiccups we had dealt with GHL team. I'm not sure if it's because of the transition in ownership this summer, but we talked to different people from GHL each time we reached out, leaving us feel like no one was in charge of the space for our wedding date. To me, it would make sense to have one person in charge of each event as a point person. The day of, the GHL representative working told my husband that we needed to take our arch home that night. In my opinion, something like that needed to be discussed much earlier so we could make arrangements, not on our wedding night (because who wants to deal with that?). Luckily, my dad handled it. Then, they were very adamant about picking up the rest of our belongings only on one day of the week, the day we were leaving for our honeymoon. When I tried to schedule a time to get our stuff that morning, there was no response. We went, and no one was there. My mom ending up having to go because we left for our trip, and there was nothing to pick up... I don't know where all of our vases went, but in the end, it was only $120 worth of stuff. I wish they were more organized and communicative, but I realize that changing ownership mid-wedding season is probably pretty hectic. More...

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Kathy Meyer O'Callaghan

13 September 2019

Great wedding venue ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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David W.

25 June 2019

Beautiful location. Very accessible off the expressway. Ample free parking. But the best parts: Exquisite decor, excellent bar, and waitstaff. and THE FOOD! - Was here for a wedding two weeks ago. The braised short ribs were out of this world. Fabulous location for a wedding, or any celebration for that matter. Classy, stylish, and a lovely outdoor space which is perfect for mingling and cocktails before dinner. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening, in no small part because of the locale. Highly recommend. More...

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Rachel Z.

26 May 2019

I went to a wedding at this venue and it was beautiful!!! Taylor was an amazing server and was so much fun to talk with. She was super attentive. The food was fantastic. More...

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Brad Gorman

19 February 2019

Greenhouse Lofts: Stunning, stubborn, and smile STUNNING As you can see from photos the greenhouse Lofts which is absolutely beautiful. At first we thought it was weird that you had to go up an escalator after walking into what looked like a strip mall to get to the room but it’s totally worth it for the lofty venue, the gorgeous greenery, and the nice courtyard - which was our main selling point compared to other locations. We were able to have guests in the courtyard while we flipped the venue from wedding to reception and it worked out perfectly. Our southern guests were a little chilly but they survived. STUBBORN: We worked with a few contacts over the course of 1.5 years of planning at greenhouse and for the most part they were just stubborn. Sometime terse or slow to respond or unwilling to work together on things such as questions about layouts, band locations, lighting availability, etc. It all worked out in the end but about once a month my husband and I would be cursing when opening emails from the Greenhouse Lofts contact. PHOTO BOOTH One of the absolute best things about our wedding was the giant room of a photo booth offered at greenhouse Lofts. We skipped the cheesy hipster props and made our own custom props. The guy running the booth (who also owns the venue) was very grumpy but his photos turned out great. The guests loved being able to walk out with a printed photo and it was certainly worth the investment. The photo booth is expensive but WORTH EVERY PENNY and it captures your guests in their own time so it’s different than what your Photog will capture. Do it. Thank us later. PS yes that’s a drag queen with us in the photo booth. More...

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Brad G.

18 February 2019

Greenhouse Lofts: Stunning, stubborn, and smile STUNNINGAs you can see from photos the greenhouse Lofts which is absolutely beautiful. At first we thought it was weird that you had to go up an escalator in a strip mall to get to the room but it's totally worth it for the lofty venue, the gorgeous greenery, and the nice courtyard - which was our main selling point compared to other locations. We were able to have guests in the courtyard while we flipped the venue from wedding to reception and it worked out perfectly. Our southern guests were a little chilly but they survived.STUBBORN:We worked with a few contacts over the course of 1.5 years of planning at greenhouse and for the most part they were just stubborn. Sometime terse or slow to respond or unwilling to work together on things such as questions about layouts, band locations, lighting availability, etc. It all worked out in the end but about once a month my husband and I would be cursing when opening emails from the Greenhouse Lofts contact. They admit upfront that they have strict rules but some of their reps lack basic customer service skills like active listening, empathy, and working toward common solutions. Nothing to the point that would ruin an event but just a bit frustrating. Overall worked out. PHOTO BOOTH One of the absolute best things about our wedding was the giant room of a photo booth offered at greenhouse Lofts. We skipped the cheesy hipster props and made our own custom props. The guy running the booth (who also owns the venue) was very grumpy but his photos turned out great. The guests loved being able to walk out with a printed photo and it was certainly worth the investment. The photo booth is expensive but WORTH EVERY PENNY and it captures your guests in their own time so it's different than what your Photog will capture. Do it. Thank us later. More...

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Benita R.

31 December 2018

We decided to go with Greenhouse Loft for our wedding in June 2018 because it had the perfect combination in indoor and outdoor space we were looking for in the city. We had the dinner and dancing inside and the wedding ceremony and cocktails outside.The one thing that worried us about the outdoor space was the trains going by, but it wasn't as big a deal as the when the actual ceremony was going on as the trains go by very fast. Our ceremony was close to an hour (Indian wedding). We would highly recommend the candle package as it adds a beautiful romantic touch in the nightIn the end, GHL was a wonderful location, the right place for our party of about 100 guests, conveniently located in the city and a beautiful indoor and outdoor space. Perfect for our wedding! More...

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Eunice O.

13 November 2018

We just got married here last weekend and it was the BEST decision that we've made. With all the small details overwhelming us as the day crept up, Katie made sure to take care of ALL OF IT. She's so responsive and helpful, and made our special day run SO smoothly. We also decided last minute to get the candle package and we are so happy we did because the candles made the venue even more beautiful. The space is gorgeous, the people who work there are professional and lovely, and Arbor next door is an amazing cafe. Thank you for being a part of our special day! More...

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Olivia D.

13 October 2018

Attended a wedding here and it was a beautiful venue. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate all guests. Micheal was especially helpful in assisting our group which was much appreciated. Would highly recommend for all special events! More...

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Mark Albin

18 September 2018

We loved having our wedding at Greenhouse Loft. It is a beautiful venue and has great natural light for photos. I highly recommend the candle package, and you HAVE TO book the ultimate photo booth. We have a TON of fantastic photos, and our guests LOVED that they could take home pictures. Additionally, on my wedding day my grandmother fell outside and we had to call an ambulance….the next business day I received a call from Meghan at Greenhouse Loft asking how my grandmother was doing. It was amazing costumer service. One word of caution…do not pick Feast & Imbibe as your caterer if they are still an approved caterer for Greenhouse Loft. F&I was a hot mess on our wedding day. We were grateful that the team at Greenhouse Loft helped to keep the evening organized and listened to our catering concerns after our wedding day. We are so glad we went with Greenhouse Loft. What a great experience! More...

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Mark A.

18 September 2018

We loved having our wedding at Greenhouse Loft. It is a beautiful venue and has great natural light for photos. I highly recommend the candle package, and you HAVE TO book the ultimate photo booth. We have a TON of fantastic photos, and our guests LOVED that they could take home pictures. Additionally, on my wedding day my grandmother fell outside and we had to call an ambulance....the next business day I received a call from Meghan at Greenhouse Loft asking how my grandmother was doing. It was amazing costumer service. One word of caution...do not pick Feast & Imbibe as your caterer if they are still an approved caterer for Greenhouse Loft. F&I was a hot mess on our wedding day. We were grateful that the team at Greenhouse Loft helped to keep the evening organized and listened to our catering concerns after our wedding day. We are so glad we went with Greenhouse Loft. What a great experience! More...

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Allison Parker

16 September 2018

We selected Greenhouse Loft for our wedding on 9/8/18, and it was the absolute best decision we could have made! GHL is the only space that we looked at when we were searching for a venue, and we immediately decided to book after the initial walkthrough. The space is modern, urban, open and airy. The glass walls surrounding the venue allow in tons of natural light, and look out directly into the beautiful courtyard that we used for our cocktail hour. This venue is also Platinum LEED Certified, and we so appreciated their commitment to sustainability, both in how they operate (composting, recycling, etc.) and the vendors they recommended. The entire team we worked with was incredibly accommodating. We have odd work schedules, so they allowed our final walkthrough to be done early. All chairs and tables were included, and they also provided easels for our signage at no additional cost. We were able to drop off our stuff prior to the wedding a day early, which was incredibly helpful! Rain was in the forecast for our big day, and they were great about putting together a full Plan B (which we fortunately did not need, but appreciated that it was in place)! When booking, definitely add on the candle package...the candles provided an incredible glow in the room that added to the beauty of the space. We received so many compliments from our guests about how amazing the space is and how perfect it was for the entire wedding. The team worked seamlessly with all of our vendors, and if there were any issues, we and our guests had no idea! We're so happy we chose this venue, and would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a great venue in the city! More...

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Allison P.

16 September 2018

We selected Greenhouse Loft for our wedding on 9/8/18, and it was the absolute best decision we could have made! GHL is the only space that we looked at when we were searching for a venue, and we immediately decided to book after the initial walkthrough. The space is modern, urban, open and airy. The glass walls surrounding the venue allow in tons of natural light, and look out directly into the beautiful courtyard that we used for our cocktail hour. This venue is also Platinum LEED Certified, and we so appreciated their commitment to sustainability, both in how they operate (composting, recycling, etc.) and the vendors they recommended.The entire team we worked with was incredibly accommodating. We have odd work schedules, so they allowed our final walkthrough to be done early. All chairs and tables were included, and they also provided easels for our signage at no additional cost. We were able to drop off our stuff prior to the wedding a day early, which was incredibly helpful! Rain was in the forecast for our big day, and they were great about putting together a full Plan B (which we fortunately did not need, but appreciated that it was in place)! When booking, definitely add on the candle package...the candles provided an incredible glow in the room that added to the beauty of the space. We received so many compliments from our guests about how amazing the space is and how perfect it was for the entire wedding. The team worked seamlessly with all of our vendors, and if there were any issues, we and our guests had no idea! We're so happy we chose this venue, and would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a great venue in the city! More...

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Barbara F.

5 September 2018

If I could, I'd give it 4.5.  When my son and now daughter-in-law walked in they said it was perfect.Here's the pros/cons:Pros:Beautiful location - inside and outProfessional group who's been there/done that and were on the money with their recommendations- wonderful attitude and very helpful in so many waysWorked great for our 100+ weddingCeremony/Party flowed very wellCons:Won't let you in a minute before the contract states - we wanted to bring in liquor early - they were there - but refused to let us in. Solution is to deal with that upfront and be sure you're giving yourself plenty of time.Their chairs are basic bridge chairs.  Getting better padded ones becomes VERY expensive.We contracted for an extra buffet station - which wasn't there and Greenhouse said we took it out - not sure where that miscommunication occurred in all honesty - but that's really an issue with our caterer - probably - so I didn't use it in our Stars - but sharing so you confirm and reconfirm these things up to the day before.They have a great interior room with A/C  just outside main room- wanted to use it for the party - for those who needed to get away from crowds & music - and for senior family members.  They charge for it - nonsensical since it just sits there vacant.  Perhaps the building charges for it -but would make sense to include it in base price or just get the building to include.But truly, it was beautiful and a different but exquisite venue - loved the attitude of all involved - and while my daughter-in-law did the majority of set-up, the parts I got to observe - I would very much recommend this venue to everyone. More...

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Salena C.

4 September 2018

Even though we ended up not choosing Greenhouse as our wedding venue, this is an absolutely GORGEOUS space with the kindest people running it. It was a tough decision not to choose Greenhouse, and quite honestly I would have been 100% happy here. They do have an option of seven caterers that you have to choose from, and that was really the only downfall. Tacking on $12,000 minimum for food on top of the $5,000 rental fee at Greenhouse already started us at high preliminary costs without any of the customizations that I wanted to make my wedding my own. However, tables, chairs and linens are all included in the Greenhouse cost, as well as exclusive access to the outdoor and indoor space, which has TONS of natural lighting. Not the best views, as it is just office space surrounding you, but it is still green nonetheless! If you're not picky about catering or are willing to spend $$$ for all of the unique customizations, I would HIGHLY consider choosing Greenhouse! More...

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Marge A.

27 August 2018

Greenhouse Loft is absolutely awesome. We had our wedding there this August, and choosing Greenhouse Loft was such a wonderful decision. The space is gorgeous. It is reasonably priced, and they do not needlessly upcharge you for having the ceremony on site. The team there is wonderful and so hands on. Not only were they amazing and patient about answering my endless e-mails and questions in the year leading up to the wedding, but they were so attentive day of. I do not have enough kind words to express how lovely Greenhouse Loft is or how professional and attentive their team is. Get married at Greenhouse Loft!!!!! More...

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Laura P.

27 August 2018

Selecting Greenhouse Loft as my wedding venue is one of the best decisions I've ever made. Throughout the entire planning process, the GHL team was extremely thorough and communicative. On the day of the event, every single aspect was handled seamlessly. Our day-off coordinator Katie ensured that every moment of the event ran according to plan. We truly had nothing to worry about or be distracted by; We were totally focused on enjoying the special moments with family and friends. The approved vendors we worked with (Arbor Projects catering, Flowers for Dreams floral & Sweet Mandy B's cake) worked so well with the GHL team. We also really enjoyed working with GHL's in-house photography team; Hadassah was our photographer and she did a wonderful job. The space itself is simply gorgeous. We were lucky enough to have our ceremony outdoors in the garden, and for the reception inside, we opted for the candle-lit package, which created such a warm, romantic atmosphere. Additionally, I felt like the GHL team genuinely cared about giving us the best day ever. I'm truly blown away by their service. Many of our guests commented about how perfect the evening was! I highly recommend Greenhouse Loft to anyone looking for a unique, beautiful wedding venue in Chicago. More...

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Lindsay G.

1 August 2018

I am a Wedding Planner with MODE Events, and I had a Wedding this past April for a couple needing just "Day-of" Coordination. The Greenhouse Loft team was wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. Meghan was always very quick to respond, and was just pleasant to work with, in general. Additionally, the couple's Photographer Hadassah was so kind, which made us feel comfortable when working together. The photos turned out beautifully. I hope to have another wedding there soon... thank you again for everything! More...

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Donna Byrne

18 June 2018

We were contacted by Greenhouse Loft and worked things out! I am changing my review �

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Sonni Conway

9 June 2018

My husband and I had our wedding at Greenhouse Loft and it was the most wonderful experience. We worked closely with Meghan Muggleton and Jessica Childress to sort out all of the details leading up to the event and Jessica assisted us with our day-of coordination which was seamless.

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Sonni D.

9 June 2018

My husband and I had our wedding at Greenhouse Loft and it was the most wonderful experience. We worked closely with Meghan Muggleton and Jessica Childress to sort out all of the details leading up to the event and Jessica assisted us with our day-of coordination which was seamless.This venue was truly special with its inside/outside elements and provided our guests with a one-stop shop, which was great. The aesthetic of the space is light, bright and doesn't overpower your wedding's style or theme--its perfect. I highly recommend getting married at this space if you are interested in an affordable inside/outside wedding and enjoy the modern, light aesthetic of the space. More...

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Ellie P.

22 May 2018

Greenhouse Loft was the first venue we toured after getting engaged and it was an easy decision to host our May wedding ceremony and reception there. The space is GORGEOUS with beautiful floor to ceiling windows overlooking their private, enclosed garden space, bright airy area for dinner and an equally large space for dancing and the bar. While it was too chilly to host our cocktail hour outside as planned, the garden space was a wonderful plus to allow guests to mingle and cool off after rocking it on the dance floor and the view of the greenery and flowers outside made it feel like spring indoors.  (The indoor gallery was a modern and bright alternative space for our cocktail hour and guests had no idea that we had made a last minute change). While the space is beautiful and photos speak for themselves, what set Greenhouse Loft apart was the consistent high quality of customer service they provided. Every email we sent to GHL staff was responded to within 24 hours with helpful details and suggestions. Their staff was supremely friendly and was a joy to work with! The fact that coat check, tables and chairs, and several larger tables for the bar, etc, are included was the cherry on top and helped reduce cost and planning in other aspects of our wedding :)I am so thrilled that we chose to host our wedding at Greenhouse Loft and would make the same decision over and over again. Thank you for being such an incredible venue- our guests were so impressed and we had such an incredible time! More...

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Thomas W.

19 May 2018

My wife and I got married at Greenhouse Loft in April 2018 and couldn't have been happier with how it turned out. The staff (especially Meghan) did a great job of coordinating everything and always responded to our inquiries quickly. They have great relationships with all of their vendors which allowed the planning and wedding day to proceed seamlessly.The space was absolutely beautiful and perfect for a 120 guest count. Tons of light come in from the large south and east windows into the simple yet elegant main space. The weather was a little chilly in April so we didn't spend too much time outside, but the outdoor space adjacent to the loft added to the aesthetics of the room and would be perfect for a summer cocktail hour.Greenhouse provided us with our perfect wedding day and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a venue in the city! More...

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jennifer o.

3 April 2018

We hosted my mother's Celebration of Life at Greenhouse Loft on Friday, March 30th. I can't say enough about how wonderful the entire Greenhouse loft staff was to work with, and especially Meghan. She was patient, understanding, and thorough in helping us with planning, changes in planning, and working through each small detail. The event was amazing. When we arrived for set up, everything was exactly as we had discussed and Meghan and other staff members were on hand to help with all the details. The space is remarkably beautiful and the outside garden is such an added bonus. I'm so happy that we chose Greenhouse Loft to celebrate my mother's life. While it was a sad day, the amazing staff and beautiful event space gave us the opportunity to have a meaningful celebration of my mom's life well lived. It was perfect! More...

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Mary Rogerson

25 February 2018

Good price for a Chicago venue, parking is additional, gorgeous space with lovely courtyard. BYOB really helped us save $$ for our open bar, however the caterers are pricey-- that being said they are all "green" so definitely worth the price to know your event isn't creating tons of unnecessary waste.

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David S.

10 February 2018

We got married at Greenhouse Loft in October, and overall had a great experience. The venue is beautiful, both indoors and out. And the cocktail space inside is perfect!In the run-up, there were a few issues. Parking doesn't start until 6 PM on a weekday wedding (ours was a Friday), and it took a lot of back and forth to get the staff to work with the building to see if we could open up some spots before 6. In general, dealing with the staff kinda felt like we were an inconvenience... rather than proactively trying to find a solution for us, we had to push them. I can't believe we were the first couple to ever have any of the questions/issues we had...Billing is also annoying, as they add a credit card fee. So we dropped off checks to save a couple hundred bucks. You're already getting thousands from us... just eat the credit card fee, people. With all that said, it was definitely the perfect venue for our 140-person wedding. Lots of space, effective pickup/dropoff of alcohol and other supplies, and a great time was had by all. More...

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Vicki Docken Theobald

24 November 2017

It was beautiful place to have a wedding! I highly recommend Greenhouse Lofts.

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Peter Kuehnel

18 November 2017

A stunning venue for any event. The wedding I attended here was perfect, the outdoor area (in summer) is great for pre-nup cocktails, and the indoor space is very bright and airy.

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Layla Eloa

31 August 2017

I had a blast working at the Greenhouse Loft! I photographed a wedding there a few weeks ago and I highly recommend it ;-) Very friendly staff and beautiful venue. More...

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Emily W.

7 August 2017

We had our wedding reception at Greenhouse Loft in June 2017 and it was the most perfect venue. The staff at Greenhouse is so easy to work with and we truly appreciate all the help we received from Meghan and Jessica as we planned for the big day. We have heard so many wonderful compliments from our guests who adored both the garden for cocktail hour and the main event space. If we were to do it all over again, we'd pick Greenhouse again in a heartbeat! More...

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Amy M.

1 August 2017

My fiancé and I decided to have a short 4-month engagement and were initially feeling the pressure to make so many decisions for the wedding. Once we found Greenhouse Loft, everything fell into place so quickly and easily. The staff at GHL were incredible and so helpful, and the suggested vendors list made decision making a breeze. Every vendor suggested was so professional and knowledgable--and they've all worked together before! We feel so blessed to have worked with such an incredible team--both the staff at GHL and the vendors they suggested. Our wedding was flawless and exactly what we had envisioned. The natural light and beautifully simple space gave us the perfect space for us to share this day with our families and closest friends. GHL made our wedding day perfect, and we recommend this incredible place highly and without a single reservation. More...

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Sandy P.

21 July 2017

Attended a wedding here this past weekend and was absolutely blown away. It was simple yet elegant with a gorgeous outdoor space. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was incredibly good. The security guard was pleasant and cordial. There were art displays that were tasteful and interesting. I hope that I get to come to this spot again, even if it's not for a wedding. The restaurant on the top floor looked cozy and romantic. I really enjoyed attending a wedding here! More...

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Ellie Kantrovitz Chella

14 July 2017

Wonderful venue to celebrate our children's marriage! It was magical!

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Ash B.

7 July 2017

We chose to have our wedding at Greenhouse loft for several reasons. For starts, it is a beautiful venue for a more intimate ceremony. The venue is very unique and we loved the big glass windows and out door space. Additionally, we chose Greenhouse after meeting with one of the owners Jamie. She is beautiful from the inside out and helped us to see how our vision could come to fruition. I also highly recommend she and her husband for photography, they coordinated the entire day and kept us on time as we drove around the city getting photos with our wedding party. It was such a perfect day and wouldn't have been as amazing without the support of the staff at Greenhouse loft.  I highly recommend them for your wedding! More...

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Hena M.

17 June 2017

My husband and I got married at Greenhouse Loft in April.  The space was beautiful, and everyone who worked there was friendly and accommodating.  I loved being able to get married indoors but near big windows (in case it rained) and then have a bit of time outdoors as well, and I know the guests (especially those with little kids!) enjoyed the time outdoors. It was easy to get our stuff in and out before and after the wedding as well. More...

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Jocelyn R.

15 May 2017

I officiated a wedding at the Greenhouse Loft and it was wonderful from beginning to end; it truly was a wonderful day. This venue knows that you want your day to be a fantastic one! The staff, the entry, the food, the exhibits,  the timing, the brides changing room-just right!. The rooftop had the perfect entry for my beautiful bride. They assisted us with the sand ceremony by providing a lovely table cloth and table and made every aspect so nice. There was no rushing about, just calm, cool and collected members. .Great food and presentation. I am even proud to say that they held back the rain just for us! Wonderful experience.Rev. Jocelyn RossOfficiant On Demand, LLC More...

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Annie L.

13 April 2017

Love this place so much. It was exactly what I wanted: urban, minimalist and great natural light. Meghan was so helpful with all our questions, we don't live locally anymore so that was a huge help. There was a minor miscommunication about the parking lot but it was resolved quickly and she refunded us which was unnecessary. Everyone loved it. You can do anything with the space! We booked so far in advance because it fills up quickly and I'm so glad we did. More...

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Lenorah Love

14 March 2017

Hosted a Hair Show with our Distributor at this venue. Absolutely loved it. Great service. Thank you.�

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James Geisen

2 February 2017

Gorgeous space with a spare, clean feel. Can be furnished/decorated to create a huge range of "feels". Huge windows all the way around - steps from the Sky Garden. Super classy. Amazing retro furniture collection available for rental. More...

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James G.

2 February 2017

Gorgeous space with a spare, clean feel. Can be furnished/decorated to create a huge range of "feels". Huge windows all the way around - steps from the Sky Garden. Super classy.Amazing retro furniture collection available for rental. More...

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Peggy Cuskley

27 January 2017

Loved the photo booth and excellent photographer. Attended Welch Needle wedding July 24, 2016. Space was great, easy to get to from mid-town Chicago where we were staying. Very comfortable & spacious spaces for cocktails & then on to dining. Wait staff very attentive. More...

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Colleen McKernan Streetman

22 December 2016

My son and daughter-in-law were married and had their reception here. A lovely place with excellent food and wonderful employees. It was a magical event. Thanks for everything. More...

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Kristin Pankey

7 November 2016

Such a cool venue space! Very modern, eco-friendly, and artsy - perfect for any kind of event, but especially a wedding.

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Bill B.

6 November 2016

We could not have been happier with how our Greenhouse Loft wedding turned out. We were trying to find a venue that would be appropriate for hosting both a religious ceremony and a kickass party, but we knew that might be a tough balance to find. We had thought that we were looking for more of an exposed-brick, loft-style venue, but as soon as we saw the light, airy look of the space and the colors of the garden, we knew that GHL was the place for us.The staff was absolutely fantastic. Jamie, Natalie, and Meghan answered all of our (many) questions for a year and a half leading up to the date, and even helped us out with a last-minute date switch right before we finalized the booking. Bess, our event manager for the day of, really brought everything together. We had been on the fence about hiring a separate wedding planner or day-of coordinator, and ultimately decided not to, but Bess and the staff handled every detail perfectly. The venue setup looked even better than we had envisioned, and that was thanks for the hard work of Bess and everyone on staff.It was extremely important to us to have a warm and inviting wedding, and GHL helped us accomplish that. So many of our guests remarked on how beautiful and one-of-a-kind the venue was. We have nothing but amazing and fond memories of our wedding day at Greenhouse Loft, and could wish for nothing more. More...

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Marianne C.

4 November 2016

My daughter and son-in-law got married at wonderful Greenhouse Loft on an October Friday.  Our initial concerns about a Friday evening were totally unfounded--just a few people declined the invitation. Guests arrived ready to party, saying it was nice to have the whole weekend ahead!The space is beautiful! From ceremony onward, the well-planned layout provides a nice flow for guests. The gallery was very comfortable for cocktails. A built-in bar in the center of the room accommodates 2 or 3 bartenders, and there's lots of sitting and standing room. Greenhouse Loft at dinner? Magical. Candlelight reflected on those long, lovely windows is amazing! This clean, blank slate with great wood floors and an airy feel is so nice that little decorating was needed--just centerpieces, the GHL candle package, and re-purposed ceremony arrangements. The granite console made a nice sweets table, and there's great space for dancing. The staff is all about making your event a success! Meghan's organization skills, communication, and responsiveness made logistics smooth and easy! My daughter also hired an independent day-of coordinator, which is optional.Jamie and Eric of GHL Photography shot stunning documentary photos. Such talented and nice people! And the Ultimate Photobooth was a major hit! It's well beyond the standard, and Steve's outstanding 5 x 7 prints made great favors. In social media, the evening was described as "a wedding done right" & "epic". To have earned that praise, my daughter & SIL owe a lot to Greenhouse Loft. Do yourself a favor. Talk to the pros. Don't worry if you can't get a Saturday or a summer date. The options are better than you think! More...

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Cheryl Peters

17 October 2016

What an stunning venue! I would highly recommend this location!!

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Alexandra W.

18 August 2016

My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at GHL on July 24, and we are so happy we did! The space was absolutely stunning (DEFINITELY get the candle package if you choose this place), and it was the perfect size for our 150 guests (though I feel like more than 170 guests would be very cramped if you're into dancing). Meghan was our coordinator and she is super organized and responsive! We planned our wedding from out-of-state, but she was very prompt and detailed in answering all our questions and communications. On our wedding day, she collaborated so well with our vendors that it seemed as though magical elves were just making everything run smoothly. You might be worried that GHL does not do rehearsals, but I promise you, YOU WILL NOT EVEN NEED IT.Another *must* is the photo booth. We decided to add it on at the last minute, and at our reception, it was a HUGE hit! We got the pictures about two weeks after our wedding, and they are breathtaking! Our photographer, Steve, really made it fun for all of us, and truly captured the joy that everyone felt. More...

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David S.

7 August 2016

My wife and I had our wedding at Greenhouse Loft in May 2016, and the venue was fantastic. Initially, GHL caught our eye because of the clean, open space with floor-to-ceiling windows and a peaceful courtyard. After meeting with the staff and touring in person, we knew this would be the right place for our wedding. In the end, the communication and coordination between us, GHL, and our other vendors worked flawlessly, so that after months of planning we were able to relax and enjoy our beautiful wedding day.We had our ceremony and cocktail hour outside in the courtyard, and even had our first dance out there in the waning afternoon light. Once inside, the layout for dinner and dancing worked well to keep everyone in the same room and close to all the action. And the table in the middle of the room makes for a great dessert display!We also hired Jamie, Eric, and Steve for general photography and the ULTIMATE photo booth, and were completely blown away by their work. In our candids, Jamie and Eric found some amazing shots  - we look completely like ourselves, but somehow much cooler and more attractive. And not only did the ultimate photo booth provide a great favor for all of our guests, but now we have some incredible mementos of all our loved ones to cherish for a long time. Way beyond anything your normal cookie-cutter photo booth can offer.Choosing to have our wedding at Greenhouse Loft was the first big decision we made after deciding to have a wedding in the first place, and we are thrilled with how well it worked out. We wish we had more parties to throw there! More...

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Eva Delarosa

11 July 2016

My cousin recently had his wedding here. Unique venue with exclusivity. Wait and bar staff was great! From the minute we walked into the building everyone was extremely professional and courteous.

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Jessamine Ewert Guislain

6 July 2016

This space is exquisite, light, open, and a perfect spot for any event. I especially like the floor, the outdoor area, and the George Nelson lights.

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Nikki Ricks

15 June 2016

Great place to work! Jamie, the owner is the nicest too!

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Oesha Richardson

8 June 2016

When I get remarried....this is one place that I would consider, love the decor and atmosphere was beautiful!!!

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Deborah Pool

30 April 2016

Great place for a reception or dance. Highly recommend. Food, service, everything was great. Room for dancing, visiting, eating, etc

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Linor V.

23 March 2016

5 stars? More like 10! It's so refreshing to work with a venue that makes your event easier, not harder and that has your best interests in mind! If you're looking for a green space that is classy and beautiful- you found it. If you're seeking a versatile space that can tranform from wedding to workshop - you got it. The style is so on point and everyone you'll work with is incredible. I highly recommend this venue - day or night and head to Arbor for some amazing food to follow!Cheers. More...

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Steve C.

12 March 2016

I love GHL!My wife and I held our wedding and reception here on 12/05/2015, and we were both so incredibly pleased with the entire event, thanks in large part to everyone at Greenhouse Loft. It goes without saying that the space is absolutely beautiful - the lighting and candle package (totally worth it!) looked amazing, especially with the clear winter evening out of the floor-to-ceiling windows and the vintage wood floors. From our first visit, Jamie, Meghan, Eric, Steve and the whole bunch were so friendly and helpful that planning the wedding felt easy and smooth. They were so quick to answer the silliest of questions, and provided so many great pieces of expert advice that more than a few of our guests raved for weeks afterwards about how amazing the night was.We also hired Jamie and Eric as our photographers, and had Steve in the photo studio throughout the night. These guys know their stuff! They helped out scout downtown locations (we lucked out with amazing weather for winter in Chicago and ended up at the Wrigley Building, on some bridges over the river, and at the Chicago Cultural Center) and captured so many great shots of the wedding itself, from start to finish. Jamie and Eric spent the entire day with the wedding parties and fit in like old friends. They were all friendly and professional. The pictures from the Photo Studio are great - hilarious and heartwarming, and leaps and bounds above any rental photo booth I've seen at any other wedding. We ended up with so many (well over 1000!) amazing photos that will allow us and our family and friends to relive the night for years to come.I cannot say enough good things about Greenhouse Loft. All it takes is one visit to realize how great a space it is, and all it takes is one meeting to know that your event will be taken care of by an amazing group of people. Many thanks to them for a perfect wedding! More...

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Charlotte Dearborn Christiansen

26 December 2015

My husband and I were just married last month on November 14, 2015. We had our beautiful wedding ceremony at our local church and our beautiful reception here! We both cannot say enough about this incredible place! The space was just perfect for our 140 guests (get the candle package! It really adds something magical to the room!) The staff was so helpful, so easy to work with and accommodating and we both trusted them from the second we met them that they would make our day as special as we both imagined! We got the whole photography package including the extreme photo booth and our guests are still raving about how awesome those pictures were and how much they had with Steve. Jamie And Eric Davis spent the whole day with us from getting ready pictures all the way until they dragged us off the dance floor at closing time! They were the sweetest husband and wife duo and really made everyone feel comfortable. Even just from the few sneak peak pictures we have seen so far, the photography is out of this world! Honestly, from the gorgeous space to their fabulous recommended vendors, ( the food from Big delicious Planet was delish!) to the amazing staff we just can't say enough great things about Greenhouse Loft. They really made our day one we will never ever forget! Thank you Greenhouse Loft! More...

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Nick M.

17 December 2015

Greenhouse loft is an amazing venue for weddings. The wife and I chose this venue March of 2014 for a wedding at the end of September. This was the second venue we had looked at and immediately threw down a deposit. The giant windows providing natural light was the show seller for me. The pictures that were took that day turned out amazing even after the sun went down.  The venue is intimate which we loved because we only invited 120 people and yet it wasn't too crowded that people were constantly bumping into each other. But what really made this venue worth the price is that we were provided with a "day of" person who was in charge of curating the wedding and directing to where people needed to go. It was greatly appreciated as we realized we totally dropped the ball and didn't realize we needed a person like this.   The rest of the staff was equally as friendly and since our caterer, DJ, and Actionbooth all had worked with GHL in the past, it was even more fluid than it would have been in another venue. Our guests were equally impressed with the venue and we're glad that we were able to offer a unique wedding experience. More...

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Charlie Meyerson

11 November 2015

Great place for a wedding. At least it was for the one our family had.

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Renee S.

3 November 2015

My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at Greenhouse Loft (GHL) about 2 months ago, and let me tell you....absolutely AMAZING!!! Everyone was incredibly easy to with with from start to finish and they worked smoothly with our other vendors. The space, let's talk about how wonderful the space is! So incredibly beautiful, and like everyone else the candle package is completely worth it! We had amazing weather and had our cocktail hour outside, which all of our guests really loved.  We received so many compliments from our guests on the venue and how much they loved it and found it unexpected to be in the city!  Lately, we had looked at so many loft like spaces in the city with only space for 2 stalls for restrooms, not GHL! You need not worry about having a line for your guests, which sounds silly but something you should think about for guests that are drinking alcohol.  All in all, my husband and I could not have dreamt of a better venue to get married and were so incredibly thrilled with the outcome! I highly recommend you go with GHL! Simply amazing!! More...

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Allison G.

26 October 2015

I just had my wedding at greenhouse loft -thank god I chose them for my venue. Was the best decision I have ever made. Natalie was the point of contact and the coordinator for the event and if u r smart enough to book the space and work with Natalie I am jealous. She was amazing. The event the space all of it was flawless More...

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M D.

4 October 2015

I was in a wedding last weekend and everything turned out wonderfully! Thank you for having the wedding the bride dreamed of. Beautiful space and well organized. Thanks! More...

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Rey Vela

30 September 2015

We were just married at Greenhouse Loft (9/27/15) and I want to say to everyone what a great venue it is! Jamie Lynn Davis and Eric were great to work with! And also, the staff and approved vendors they recommended made our special day an amazing day and I am forever grateful! More...

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Sara Banek

24 September 2015

My husband and I hosted our wedding reception here on 9.19.15 and this venue lived up to all the amazing reviews! The ambiance is gorgeous and it's such a unique, modern & beautiful venue in the city. Natalie our event manager was such a pleasure to work with and made our day run so smoothly. We would highly recommend GHL to anyone looking for a wedding venue in the city! More...

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Sara B.

23 September 2015

My husband and I hosted our wedding reception here on 9.19.15 and this venue lived up to all the amazing reviews!  The ambiance is gorgeous and it's such a unique, modern & beautiful venue in the city.  Natalie our event manager was such a pleasure to work with and made our day run so smoothly.  We would highly recommend GHL to anyone looking for a wedding venue in the city!Also- Get the candle package!!  We had so many guests compliment us on how amazing the lighting looked at night. More...

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Andrew D.

21 September 2015

Everything about GHL was exceptional. This venue was the cornerstone to our wedding and we couldn't have had such a memorable experience without Jamie, Natalie, and Steve. We also used them for our photography and photo booth.  We booked about a year in advance of our wedding. Initial impression and Walk through: GHL was the fourth venue we saw and when we walked into the space we immediately had the "this feels right" feeling. The space is large with tons of windows and neutral wood floors and white walls. It has a natural elegance that doesn't need to be overly decorated and it is versatile enough to fit all but the most eccentric styles. Our first tour was with the co-owner, Jamie, and we immediately felt at ease. She portrayed the confidence and professionalism that lacked at most of the venues we looked at. She showed us the whole space plus the photo booth, which is located in a large dedicated room off the main hall. She also showed us some of her photography as she also photographs about 50% of the events that they have. Her photographic style is journalistic, so not overly processed or affected. It was exactly what we wanted and when booked with the venue, comes with a discount. We also added the photo booth as it would give our guests a great opportunity to get fun photos of themselves. Also, the space has a dedicated parking lot and a security guard to help guests with transportation at the end of the night.Before the wedding: everything was smooth. They answered any and all questions immediately and even stepped in when we were feeling overwhelmed with some of the other vendors. At the final walk though we met Natalie who is the event coordinator. She was able to schedule our walk through early to accommodate my work schedule. She created the floor plan handled all the administrative stuff. We liked her immediately.The Day Of: We couldn't be happier. Natalie was brilliant at keeping things moving. Jamie and Steve (the photographers) were exceptional and we even had some images from our wedding within an hour after we left; they process and print on site. They held the leftover items until the Monday after our wedding and made pickup a breeze. Final Thoughts: Schedule a tour. The place sells itself! More...

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Melissa M.

31 July 2015

Jamie at GHL and our event vendors did an incredible job arranging the space for our wedding.  My husband and I have a style that's best described as "simple but striking."  The clean lines of GHL with the incredibly beautiful arrangements by Pistil & Vine created an atmosphere that countless guests acknowledged as being the best wedding venue they have ever visited.  Steve's Ultimate Photo Booth was a huge hit, and was a real bonus for our family and friends.  Steve's portraits are really tremendous, and we are so glad we were able to have someone as talented as him at the wedding.  My husband and I set out to create a timeless event that captured the best of us and the best of our home, and without a doubt, the team at Greenhouse Loft and our team of vendors accomplished that goal.One of the main reasons we chose GHL was the ability to have an outdoor wedding and cocktail reception on site.  Unfortunately, we had a bit of rain on our wedding day, forcing us to move the ceremony indoors.  While we had a lot of trepidation about this happening, we were amazed with how beautiful the space was inside for the ceremony and how seamless the event was moving from ceremony, cocktail reception to dinner and dancing.  In fact, it was in a way fortunate as (1) it's good luck if it rains on your wedding day and (2) it was so hot outside that I believe everyone appreciated the air conditioning! More...

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Alycia Kluenenberg

19 July 2015

Gorgeous wedding venue! Great and attentive staff for a beautiful wedding.

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Lisa Koziol

6 July 2015

Amazingly beautiful venue! Super friendly staff. Loved the unique photo booth! Best place in the city to have a wedding or event!

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Grant Y.

26 May 2015

So glad that we found this venue for our wedding this month.  We were absolutely amazed at the quality of the venue for the price.  The staff were extraordinary in terms of responding to question during the planning process and took care of all the logistics that night and it couldn't have gone better. More...

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Erika G.

26 May 2015

Gorgeous! Winner!My cousin is getting married, and I checked out this venue for her. It was absolutely beautiful. From the elegant foyer with interesting art, to the beautiful room that spills into an outdoor space. Everything about this room was spot on. Tons of natural light, a modern layout, and a photo studio attached to the room. There is a private dressing room for the bride to get all beautiful, just off the space.I can't wait for her wedding, it's going to be beautiful. More...

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Brian Buscher

23 May 2015

Got married here. Amazing, beautiful venue. Friendly and professional staff.

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Stephanie H.

25 November 2014

Greenhouse Loft was the PERFECT venue for our 8/16/14 wedding! We looked at other loft spaces in the city, but Greenhouse Loft was definitely a level above the rest. The floor to ceiling windows are stunning. The staff was also very helpful- Genevieve helped us envision the timeline and even had rain contingency plans. Definitely go visit - it is gorgeous! More...

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Cat R.

23 November 2014

We got married at GHL in August, and the venue was perfect for our wedding. Jamie and team were receptive to our needs (a Hindu ceremony, civil ceremony, and reception all in one day), and they were super responsive throughout the whole planning process. GHL and all of our vendors worked seamlessly together, and the day-of set up was exactly how we had envisioned. They even helped put up a few decorations for us the night before so our wedding day was low-key and smooth. We loved this venue, and our ceremonies in and outdoors could not have been beat! More...

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Shira S.

22 August 2014

Absolutely beautiful venue for a wedding including the outdoors area.  One bartender was stellar, while the other was good at basic drinks.  The food was decent, especially when thinking about wedding food.  My biggest complaint is that the waitstaff in their urgency to clean up (prior to the wedding being over) threw away everyone's favors from the tables.  Not cool waitstaff, not cool at all! More...

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Jennifer H.

27 July 2014

My husband and I hosted our wedding reception here last week, and we could not wait to write a review! From start to finish, our experience with Greenhouse Loft was incredible. The staff was incredibly helpful, answering all our questions and working seamlessly with our vendors. And of course-- the space is incredibly beautiful. Throughout our night, and after, we received many, many compliments on the unique space  and the very "us" vibe it helped to create. I would encourage every one to work with the Loft-- you will not regret it! Thank you, Greenhouse Loft, for helping to give us our perfect wedding. More...

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Raine E.

25 April 2014

Best venue ever if you are looking for a loft style space with lots of natural light, outdoor potential, and amazing pictures!! It was an added bonus for us that the venue was green and the fact that the operators of the venue can also take you wedding pics is amazing!! Jamie and Steve did an incredible job and we such a pleasure to work with. I did all of my own wedding planning and from the first time I met Jamie, she was so chill and nice and made recommendations of people to use. I didn't even bother to shop around because the recommendations she gave were perfect! I went with Fig Catering and Pollen Floral Design. The venue is gorg is you are planning an evening wedding. Lynn from Pollen put candles in all of the windows and the Xmas lights in the ceiling added a romantic and intimate effect made our pictures amazing! The space is great for a killer dance party and the vintage furniture that Steve has (we used as lounge furniture) is really cool! I can't say enough about the people and the venue. I looked and called a few other loft style venues in the city. They all had crazy extra charges and started talking about how you had to hire a lighting company, etc... All I heard was dollar signs. Then I went to Greenhouse Loft and Jamie was so easy going, didn't nickle and dime me and the  price she quote me was, in fact, the ACTUAL price. If you're looking for a location that doesn't need a lot of extras to be beautiful, go check it out! You won't be disappointed. More...

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Evan La Ruffa

25 February 2014

Our wedding was perfect, the photos were great, and Jamie & Steve are both pros. They know what's up & Greenhouse Loft is beautiful. Hire them.

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Jen N.

15 February 2014

My husband and I are minimalists, so it was super important for us to find a space for our December wedding that would require little transformation yet be able to reflect our personalities and style. Fortunately for us, GL is stunning even empty, and lends itself very well to just about any aesthetic preference. Jamie and Ellen were very helpful, from the moment we first contacted them until the moment our reception ended. Even though we planned our wedding from LA, the distance never became an issue. They promptly replied to e-mails, and consistently offered clear and detailed responses to all of our questions. Having only seen the space during day-time walk-throughs, we were completely blown away when we saw the space filled with our family and friends the night of the wedding. With the lights dimmed, and the glow of candles reflected in the gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, the space looked incredible, and really helped set the tone for the ceremony. We truly couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue for our wedding, and are still hearing about how unique and gorgeous GL is from my guests. TIP: Get the candle package, and opt for both the lobby and art gallery. You absolutely won't regret it! More...

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Jenny L.

13 December 2013

My husband and I got married on August 31st at Greenhouse Loft.  Here is every single reason why GHL made it the best day of our lives:- The actual venue is absolutely breathtaking.  It's unlike every other venue in the city and I still get compliments from our guests about it. - The garden!  Oh my gosh the garden.  We used it for our cocktail hour and it was absolutely perfect.  There was plenty of room for everyone (approx. 120 guests plus staff) and the bench seating was a great idea for them to install.  I could rave about this garden all day. - The professionalism.  Never once did I feel neglected or left in the dark.  Let's be realistic here... they pretty much have 2 weddings a WEEK. Jamie & Ellen always responded to my emails within hours, answered questions, offered suggestions, etc. They're the nicest people in the biz.- The photography!  We used GHL Photography (pictures posted!) and they came about absolutely beautiful.  There were pictures that took my breath away.  The rates are totally on-par with what you'd pay with any photographer in Chicago, but Jamie and Steve KNOW this venue.  They know the lighting.  They know the best angles. They know the go-to shots. Plus, since they own the venue, you'll have pictures until the very end of the night.  One of my absolute favorite pictures of my husband and I was from the very last song that was played.  You never have to worry about a timing restriction.  Hire them for your peace of mind.- The photobooth!  OMG, the photobooth.  I still have guests raving about this.  Steve did such a great job capturing all of our guests personalities.  I could go on and on about GHL.  Looking back, there is not a single thing I would change, and I owe a majority of that to GHL.  Thank you Jamie, Steve & Ellen! More...

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Kim H.

2 December 2013

After spending the weekend pouring over photographs and videos with our family from my daughter's wedding, I felt bad about not writing this review sooner. There is so much to say about the beautiful space and fabulous staff at the Greenhouse Loft. My daughter's wedding was on a Friday night in August. We had a beautiful cloud free summer day and evening which showcased GHL perfectly. The simplicity of the venue really makes it stunning. You can certainly dress GHL up but with the votive candles and the soft lighting, lush outdoor space you need little to make this place perfect for any wedding.  You don't need a wedding planner and you don't need to spend thousands decorating.  Ellen, Jamie and Steve's, right hand person is a fantastic. We hired Jamie and Steve to do the photography both onsite and off. They were simply incredibly great to work with. We also hired them to do the photo booth, which is not your ordinarily photo booth. Our guests loved the theatrics and they left with some fabulous shots. I would encourage every bride and groom to take advantage of this package. It  cost less than buying favors if you are thinking about do that and guests not only have fun but get a piece of your wedding to take home! They also make great thank you cards. You have many choices for catering and we chose FIG , a farm to table caterer that works very well with GHL. They did a fabulous job and you could tell that everything was well synchronized. It could not have gone any better. The table layouts, food choices and scheduling of all the speeches etc were done together with all the vendors, my daughter, her husband and myself.  It went just as planned.  There is a small waiting room for make up refreshing. One big plus was the number of rest rooms, far more than any other venue we visited. Guests will not have to wait in line to use the restrooms. This is a big plus when you have a larger guest list. Steve has some great furniture pieces that are placed around the venue in various places and comes in handy when older guests get tired and would like a more "comfy" spot to relax during the reception. He does this for free. We had a pre reception outside where guests could get a drink before the ceremony and then were ushered inside when the ceremony was about to begin. This was great as we had some guests stuck in traffic and needed the extra 15 minutes to allow people to unwind and mingle. We also had our cocktail hour outside after the ceremony and it was perfect for passing horderves. We also had a steel band during the cocktail hour and the acoustics were great. Instead of flowers on the dining tables we choose different food displays which really helped guests get settled before the buffet was ready.  With all the colors from the different food choices they made the tables look incredible. Our guest count was 130 and GHL was perfect for us. Our guests loved GHL and could not stop talking about it. We bought all our liquor from Binny's. They delivered and also picked up the leftover beer we over ordered for a refund. Again, seamless. There is plenty of room for a DJ or small five piece band. There is also a lot of parking available and plenty of cabs. The security staff will call one for you if you need one. I could go on and on but to really experience this venue you should visit it and review all the photographs online on their websites ( 2) and their Facebook page. More...

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Susan F.

30 November 2013

Our wedding and reception was there this past September. It is kind of a blank space as someone else said,, but it's a really lovely blank space with lots of lovely wood and openness and light and it will give you a lot of options. There's a nice garden/courtyard area outside as well that can also be used (and we did--though it turned out to be a bit chilly the night of our wedding). It has a cool romantic vibe in the evening and the windows provide lots of light and a nice view of the garden area during the day. It was fairly reasonable we thought, and we really liked their green philosophy, plus it was so easy and convenient to have everything in one space. Many of our guests commented afterwards on what a beautiful location it was. Jamie and Ellen are very informative and very prompt in answering any questions you may have. We did not opt to use the in-house photographer only because we had an existing relationship with an awesome photographer, but I don't think you could go wrong with their person at all. We saw his work, and they do a great, great job there. Plus if you work with him you can have access to his really cool photo studio and props, which seems like it would be really fun.The catches: it's true that you do have to choose a caterer from a pre-selected list. This really has to do with them being a green business and part of the green exchange. On the plus side, they work with *excellent* people (we ended up choosing Hearty Boys and couldn't have been  happier), but if you have a tight budget, just be sure to really research your catering options with Greenhouse Loft before you commit just so you really know what you're getting into. The good news is that from what I hear they're still expanding their list, so there may be new options (especially as more businesses go green).The other thing (and not a deal-breaker  but you should know up front) is that if you use them for a ceremony, you should know to get fully ready before coming and not plan on being able to take any photos pre-ceremony. They have a lot of space there, but not the kind of space you can use to really get ready in and I guess they get anxious about having any of the wedding party around before everything is completely-completely ready.The bride and groom get a nice little room off at the side to hide away in which we were told could be used for the bride at least to get ready, but in reality we were prohibited from showing up any earlier than an hour before the ceremony (actually it may have even been half an hour) that actually doing that would have been completely impossible with pictures and makeup and everything. Since we had paid to have access to the space for much earlier and hadn't realized all of that time was going to be exclusively for the vendors and not for us at all, this ended up meaning that we kind of had to scramble around a week or two before the big day with our photographer to figure out logistics of where everyone would be, where I would get ready, and where our pre-ceremony pictures would be--we ended up incurring some extra  transportation costs in the end to make it work. If you're not super familiar with the immediate area, there's not a lot out there on that particular area of Diversey, it's not really super developed out there, so there was no good close option. That was really stressful, to be honest-, having that land on my lap that close to the wire while our photographer was out of town. We worked it out, but it was the only time I found the GHL people less than sympathetic and flexible and it kind of ruined our final-walkthrough day for me, because I left feeling like a big ball of stress. Again though, as long as you know this going in, at least it's something you can plan for. If you're trying to get your posed photos done early to have them out of the way, just make sure you do them offsite. More...

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Lane B.

22 November 2013

Greenhouse Loft is an amazing space!  It's provided a blank canvas for us to work with when doing ideation, innovation and consumer interactions.  It's wide open, bright, and fully customizable.  Something about the space literally makes me feel more creative and productive.The staff is amazing.  Jamie has bent over backwards to accommodate all of our crazy requests with a smile on her face and a willing spirit.  She has fostered relationships with the best caterers that provide the best food that keeps us going.Go to Greenhouse Loft for your next business function.  You'll realize you've been missing out. More...

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Alexandra K.

9 October 2013

Just attended a friend's wedding at Greenhouse Loft so I am writing this review as a guest to an event - no experience working with the venue personally.This space is unique, charming, and the perfect size for a classy, intimate wedding. The Greenhouse Loft really is beautiful. It's clean and bright, with wood floors and top to bottom windows. The ceremony and reception were in the same spot and the staff was able to transform the room. I had vegetarian crepes as my meal and was very happy with them. I also noticed that a handful of bride and groom photos were posted on Greenhouse Loft's instagram and they were so good! Overall impressed with the venue! More...

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Angela Stirm

6 October 2013

Amazing wedding reception location! Staff is friendly and courteous. Food is amazing and the vibe of the place is perfect for any Chicago wedding.

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Karen G.

4 September 2013

Couldn't be happier to have gotten married at Greenhouse Loft.  We were blessed with a beautiful day and had our ceremony and cocktail hour outside.  Traffic was terrible the day of the wedding, and the whole bridal party was about 40 minutes late.  I had a minor meltdown before I walked down the aisle thinking about all the stuff that didn't get done because we were late- programs out, escort cards out, cake topper on, etc.  Ellen was our onsite contact that night and she assured me that everything was done, and sure enough- it was.  Thanks so her and Pure Kitchen Catering, I was able to walk down the aisle smiling.  Also, someone else mentioned getting the candle package, we did and I'm so glad we did, I think it makes all the difference. More...

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Molly C.

21 August 2013

We visited Greenhouse Loft on 3 separate occasions and were still blown away by how beautiful it was on the night of our wedding. It is such a stunning space with the natural light, hardwood floors and high ceilings. Without a doubt, hire Jamie and Steve as your photographers. We chose package C which lets each guest take home a 5x7 taken from the photo studio that night. It was such a hit with the guests. Unlike other photo booths, you could fit a good amount of people in each shot, and since it's being taken by a professional photographer, it is a really impressive, frame-able keepsake. Due to heavy traffic our ceremony started an hour late, but Jamie and our caterer, Food for Thought, kept everything under control. Love, love, love this place. More...

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Darci K.

3 August 2013

What can I say about Greenhouse Loft...only good things! Our wedding was PERFECT.Corbin and I walked through the space with Steve back in January 2012. As soon as we walked through the doors, we knew that we wanted to get married there. Corbin and I fell in love with Steve and Jamie's photography and knew they had to photograph our wedding as well. Steve does the live photo booth and Jamie takes the posed and candid shots throughout the day and evening.There is free parking for guests, the space is flooded with natural light and there is a beautiful garden that was in full bloom for our July 2013 wedding. The floors were also super cool; 130 years old and taken from a Thomas Edison factory. There is a middle section of the space which is perfect for buffet-style serving (something we knew we wanted). The building is eco-friendly, and just a great place to get married in Chicago.We appreciated the list of preferred vendors and quickly learned how easy it is to work with a group of vendors that always work together anyway.Everything sailed without a hitch and we have the greatest memories of the best day of our lives.THANKS to GHL for being so amazing. (P.S. I also recommend adding the candle package...it adds serious ambiance for an intimate wedding) More...

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Katie W.

11 May 2013

We had our wedding at Greenhouse Loft a few weeks ago and it was a wonderful experience. Everyone we worked with from the get-go was helpful, kind, and responsive. I was so grateful for the prompt communication and all of their help with my questions!The space itself is beautiful: floor to ceiling windows, tons of light, gorgeous wood floors, spacious...They have a lovely collection of fun, bright, vintage furniture as well. Elevators, escalator, ample parking, clean bathrooms. At the time of our wedding there was a ton of fun art in the rooms and areas surrounding the loft/event space (made for great photos!) The garden/outside area is beautiful as well- I think if we'd had a warmer day we might have utilized that as the ceremony space but inside is gorgeous as well.The team at Greenhouse was fun, easy to work with, and made sure everything went smoothly! We were very happy with our choice to have our wedding there! More...

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Derek B.

28 April 2013

Absolutely stunning space with highly accommodating staff!  We have gotten so many compliments on our choice of venue.  It is also beautifully designed, keeping floral and decor costs down.  They even kept the gallery space in the lobby open during our reception and cocktail hour with seating areas amongst the exhibits!  Their collection of mid-century furniture only added to our aesthetic, free of charge! More...

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Estar S.

28 November 2012

I was thrilled with the way the Greenhouse Loft came out for my wedding. It's a gorgeous space in a close-to-downtown area in Chicago that's very urban, bright, clean and of course, all green. When my finance (now husband) and I selected the venue, the Loft had only held one wedding in the space after being open for 6 months. On our wedding weekend, about 11 months later, they were averaging about 2 weddings every single weekend. It's clear why. The space is a wonderful canvas to bring in any tastes and styles that the bride and groom like. Since Greenhouse Loft was so new while we were in the planning process, there were definitely some hiccups and inconsistencies that we dealt with as the team was trying to learn their space. We were the biggest sit-down wedding they've had, so there were some difficulties when working out the floor plan to fit everyone. Additionally, a few of our details weren't finalized until a few weeks before the wedding since they were changing their mind a number of times while trying to determine best practices in the space. In the end, it all worked out and came out beautifully. The owners at the Greenhouse Loft also did all of our photography, which we haven't seen in full, but the couple snapshots we have previewed are amazing. They truly understand the space, lighting and timing for weddings there so they are able to shoot with ease and professionalism. We can't wait to see them and attend another event at the Loft! More...

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J P.

18 October 2012

L-O-V-E @ Greenhouse Loft!  Greenhouse loft is an amazing venue! I had my July wedding there and the Jamie and Steve were great! Not only is the venue beautiful, it's also entirely green. I had my dream wedding without making a huge impact on the environment. I also used their photography services - the photos came out great and the photobooth was a huge hit. Thanks Greenhouse Loft! More...

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Kristen G.

17 October 2012

At our first visit to the Greenhouse Loft in downtown Chicago, the venue was still under some serious construction.  However, the minute we walked into the building, we could tell it was going to be something really special.  We reserved the space for our September 14th wedding the minute we got home.  Our wedding day was more perfect and more beautiful than we ever imagined and so much of it had to do with the aesthetics of the space and the crew that runs the venue.  The Greenhouse Loft itself is a loft building with floor-to-ceiling glass windows on one side that face an outdoor garden.  The space features recycled wood floors from an old Edison Factory found in New London, Wisconsin - the floors are over 100 years old! Right outside the doors of the Greenhouse Loft glasshouse is the 8,000 square foot organic sky garden which was the sight of our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.  The long aisle path leading from the glasshouse doors to the garden is any Bride's dream - I seriously can't wait to see the pictures.  We prayed for good weather so that we could use this elegantly gorgeous outdoor space - it is amazing.  We kept the ceremony and reception decor pretty simple as the space is so unique and so fabulous on its own.  It's the perfect clean canvas to incorporate your personal style.  In addition, the Greenhouse Loft lets you choose from a list of preferred caterers committed to local farmers, seasonal food, and promoting a green, sustainable business and lifestyle.  We really tried to incorporate the "green" theme throughout our wedding too.  It was really special to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.The staff - Jamie, Ellen, and Steve - were beyond fabulous to work with.  We probably asked Jamie a thousand questions in the months and days leading up to the wedding and she always responded in a timely and positive manner.  The staff at the Greenhouse is top notch - the best around if you ask me and I visited many sites during the process.  They have so much experience, have worked with every other vendor in town, and they know what it takes to throw a fabulous wedding.  And let me tell you, it makes all the difference in the world to work with people that are fun and enjoyable.  It was clear from our first meeting that they truly care about making each and every wedding at the Greenhouse Loft a memorable and special experience.  Our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful the venue was - both warm and inviting.  It was one of the most romantic settings I've ever seen.  I can never say enough good things about our experience and I would HIGHLY recommend the venue to any and all couples that are looking to find the perfect space for their big day.  I'm completely in love. More...

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Emma C.

14 October 2012

If you want an event that is in a unique, stunning space look no further than GHL. Jamie and Steve have created a venue that is unbelievable. We found GHL last fall while it was still under construction. We did not see the completed space until our wedding. It is beautiful. The lighting, the furniture, the flow of the room. Multiple guests told us how much of a cool space it was.Jamie was amazing in helping us plan our wedding there. We moved cross-country halfway through the planning, and I never felt nervous about not being close or being able to see the space beforehand. Jamie's experience and all-around calm was so reassuring, right up to the moment before I walked down the aisle. Jamie and Steve have put together an amazing "roster" of vendors - they know what they're doing. The vendors we worked with were all extremely professional and talented. It was great going into the big day knowing that they had all worked together multiple times before and in the same space. No matter what kind of event you are hosting, if you want a unique and excellently-excecuted event, look no further than GHL. More...

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Nana G.

4 September 2012

Greenhouse Loft is simply amazing for any kind of event. My husband and I were looking for venues for our wedding and we found GL back when it was still under construction (literally). We were really impressed with the green tech and we were really excited about the loft itself. We could tell that Jamie and Steve had a wonderful vision for it and it turned out way better than expected. The reclaimed floors are beautiful, there's a lot of light in the open space, the loft has an outdoor garden/sitting area, and the small details like light fixtures and lounge furniture are perfect. Its a great space with a relaxing atmosphere. It was really easy to work with GL, we corresponded by email and phone with no problem. They have a list of preferred vendors which made it easier for us since we didn't have to look far for everything we needed. We had initially thought we had a limited list to choose from, but we came to realize all the vendors are top notch so there's really no worries there. They were also really helpful in coordinating and setting up the event so my husband and I had nothing to worry about on the day of. We had Jamie and Steve to photograph our wedding and reception, and the pictures are awesome. The photobooth was popular with our guests and everyone had a lot of fun with it. They also captured a lot of candid moments and made everyone look  good. GL will not disappoint! We're really happy with them and would definitely recommend them for any event. More...

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Jill K.

30 August 2012

We love Greenhouse Loft! After looking around at many other venues in the city, it was clear that GL was the place for our wedding. We loved how clean and wide open it felt, with both indoor and outdoor space. A lot of other venues around town may seem to cost a little less but then they nickle and dime you for EVERYTHING additional (things like uplighting and curtains to divide the room). GL has tastefully (and permanently) installed those items, which gives a good starting point while still leaving you the opportunity to personalize the space. The outdoor space was great for our cocktail hour and a relatively rare find in Chicago wedding venues. Our wedding was on a Friday night and we were worried about street parking availability but everyone seemed to find a spot with no problem. GL and their staff were very accomodating during the planning process, quick to respond to the million questions I sent their way through both email and phone calls. We were able to do walkthroughs with our vendors before the wedding so we felt comfortable that everyone was on the same page. GL was also a great help with coordination and set-up the day of the wedding.Jamie and Steve also did our photography and we're so happy with the results. Jamie was great to work with, helping us pick out the locations to take pictures beforehand and getting lots of great action shots through the night. Steve's photobooth was a huge hit, we got some really memorable shots and everyone had a great time with the hats and props.Overall we were so happy with our choices and would do it again if we had it to do over. More...

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Jenna M.

9 August 2012

We had our wedding at Greenhouse on 7.28.12.  The space is so beautiful and we received so many compliments.  We were going for a simple, relaxed feel to our wedding, and Greenhouse was the perfect venue! The great thing about Greenhouse, though, is I really feel you could create almost any 'feel' you desire.  We were blessed with an amazing summer evening, so the courtyard space was absolutely perfect!  The entire evening really was perfect, and having a gorgeous venue was key to us.  Many thanks to Jamie and Ellen for a fantastic wedding! More...

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Ted C.

6 June 2012

Came here for a wedding a few days ago and it was a pleasant experience and a great space for a the small, intimate ceremony that my gf and I went to. The space was just right with half of it for the reception, half for the ceremony/dance floor. By far, what I was impressed with most was the outdoor area for cocktail hour. A great open air spot for wedding photos and mingling, it's hard to believe that this used to be an old lamp factory when you're standing there an open air space,hearing the traffic go by on the Kennedy. The caterers/servers were extremely professional and friendly. They went out of their way for the three kids at the wedding. They were quick to pick up but made sure that everyone was finished. A plus is that they served Two Brothers' which is perfect for what their goal is: quality products from local businesses. Awesome spot. More...

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Sara K.

24 May 2012

I wish I could give Jamie and Steve 10 stars!  They are fantastic people with great talent.  We had our wedding in the Greenhouse Loft and the space was perfect for our style.  Our guests were wowed by this loft's beauty!  They helped to carry out our wedding night perfectly from start to finish.  We also used them as photographers.  They captured the evening perfectly and were just an overall delight to work with! More...

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Julia C.

12 March 2012

I'm in love with this space! Not only is it delightful to walk through and look around, but green?! and terribly efficient green I'm definitely a fan!The bf and I attended an afternoon event here - organized on the second level. I liked the way the different spaces could be sectioned off and that there was plenty of room to move about. Delightfully designed! I can't wait to come back for something else! More...

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Jennifer Z.

13 February 2012

Perfect! The space, the staff, the night. It was all perfect!The goal for the wedding was to be a relaxed, classic atmosphere that represented our love of Chicago. Greenhouse Loft fit all our expectations and more. We were the first wedding in the space  and Jamie and Steve went above and beyond to make sure our wedding went off without a hitch. From the food, the photos, the opportunity to design the space all of it was seamless.I'll comment on a few things and if you should have any questions please don't hesitate to message me. We would love to share about the experience we had at Greenhouse Loft because it honestly met all our expectations.The vendors. I met with quite a few of the caterers and ultimately went with Fig but all the recommended vendors were easy to work with, understood the possibilities for the space and could design an event according to our preferences. The guests said the food was the "best" wedding food they have ever eaten. The caterer even made sure my husband and I had time to enjoy the food. It was great! The photos. The absolute favorite part of our wedding. The photo studio where guests could take their own photos was the highlight of the night. Guests really enjoyed being able to "dress up" with the props and hats. And, the photos - pre-ceremony, ceremony, and reception really captured the spirit of our night to a T. I would highly recommend utilizing the photo services of Jamie and Steve they are excellent.The booze. We were able to use Binny's for our bar. My understanding is that in the future there will be liquor packages. Seeing how the caterers worked out though I'm sure the liquor package would be well worth it as well.The music. We went with a DJ however there was plenty of space for a live band. We loved Toast and Jam! They were able to get a "feel" for the night and kept everyone on the dance floor. Bottom line. Greenhouse Loft was a perfect choice for us. It was almost a one-stop shop in order to find the ultimate space for the ceremony and reception, the photographer, caterer, and music. All the key elements of the wedding. The recommendations that Jamie and Steve had for us were spot on. Since they have worked with all the vendors before it truly was a seamless night. I did not need to hire a wedding planner since the vendors knew each other so well and knew how to keep the wedding going.Our family and friends had a great time and loved the atmosphere with the open styling, wood flooring, enclosed glass. We really could not have asked for anything more! More...