Firehouse Chicago

1545 W Rosemont Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60660
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Average Base Cost: $16,000

Our average base cost for a Firehouse Chicago wedding is calculated by figuring a 60-person guest list on a Saturday evening with a food/beverage catering price of $130/pp common for the area. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax included.

*Prices subject to change

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: 

  • Saturday: $5,800
  • Friday and Sunday: $5,400
  • Holidays: $6,500
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What’s Included: 

  • first floor event space
  • second floor vintage locker room
  • two bathrooms
  • landscaped garden with furniture
  • 48-space parking lot
  • 60′ white peaked tent
  • 100 padded fruitwood folding chairs
  • 3 mismatched vintage farm tables
  • 4 six-foot prep tables
  • 5 wooden bourbon barrels
  • Edison Bulb lighting
  • 10 reclaimed wood farm tables
  • Rental is 10-hours and is inclusive of 2-hour catering setup and 1.5 hour for breakdown.
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  • candlelight
  • audio visual
  • private wedding studio
  • tent heating

Vendors: You may choose from an approved list of vendors (check them out here)

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The venue has included a sample timeline for your event, below:

  • 3:30 catering set-up
  • 5:30 guests arrive / invite time
  • 6:00 ceremony
  • 6:30 cocktail hour
  • 7:30 dinner and toasts
  • 9:00 sweets and dance party
  • 12:00 event end
  • 12:30 all guests out
  • 1:30 catering breakdown complete

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More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: 80 for a seated dinner indoors, 100 for a cocktail reception indoors. 

Bridal Suite: Yes

Parking: The parking lot is included

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How Will Grandma Get There? The Firehouse Chicago is about 30 minutes North of downtown Chicago. Out of town guests could choose to stay in a more tourist-central location (like the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile), or near the venue at The Lang House B&B or The Homestead.

Party On! Events can go until 12:00 a.m., with all guests out by 12:30 a.m.

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The Report:

The Firehouse Chicago was the firehouse for Engine Company 70 before it was restored as a wedding venue while keeping the building’s original features.

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Woman Getting Married Says:

Some cities have the most charming wedding venues, and Chicago is definitely one of them. This intimate and cozy wedding venue is perfect for smaller guest lists (I think 50 is the magic number here, though you can definitely go up to 75 or 80), and such a great choice for something a little off-the-beaten path for locals and a fun experience for out-of-town-guests as well. All in all this is a definite “must see” wedding venue!

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Amenities/What’s Included 9
Convenient for Grandma 8
Layout 9
Location 8
Overall Charm 10
Venue Value 9

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