Room 1520

1520 W Fulton
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 952-1520
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Average Base Cost: $28,000

Average base cost for a Room 1520 wedding is calculated by figuring a 125person guest list on a Saturday night using the Almost There package and $100/pp for food cateringTransportation to venue, entertainment, decorations, additional rentals, valet, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

*Prices subject to change

 

 

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: 

  • Friday & Sunday: $4,000
  • Saturday: $6,000

*Covers 12 hour rental. Couples who book in the off-season will receive a 25% discount.

What’s Included:

  • Private VIP/Bridal suite with separate entrance
  • On-site Room 1520 Event Supervisor
  • Meter free/permit free A.M. and P.M. street parking
  • Private street and a venue entrance
  • Wireless internet
  • Custom drape room divider
  • Dimmable chandelier and canned lighting
  • On-site catering prep area with loading dock entrance
  • ADA compliant washrooms and handicapped accessible entrance
  • Crystal Chiavari and wooden cross back chairs.
  • Round and rectangular dining tables for 8-10 guests
  • Highboy tables, cabaret tables and classic lounge furniture
  • Wireless programmable LED uplighting for columns & perimeter of venue
  • Sound system with iPod hook up
  • Basic A/V equipment – includes wireless microphone, screen, projector.
  • Rooftop with skyline view offered as photo backdrop
  • Outdoor Space for photos (Seasonal Availability)
  • Customizable Floor Plan
  • Multiple Stalls in washrooms
  • Up to 7 hours of security for weekend events
  • Complimentary parking lot with 40 spaces
  • ADA elevator

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Extras: A $500 security deposit and required liability insurance

Food/Beverage: Room 1520 only provides the bar. The venue’s packages, which can be found here and below, include different beverage options.

*Note: These packages are not solely for bar services. Depending on the package, they also include coordination services, DJ services, a photo booth, and more.

The Booze-Free Bash

  • Room 1520 and all the included amenities

  • Day of coordination by Urban Allure Events

  • 6 hour DJ services from Cage and Aquarium

  • 2.5 hour Photo Booth from Grin and Bear

  • Thursday: $7,000
  • Friday: $8,000
  • Saturday: $10,000
  • Sunday: $8,000

The Almost There

  • Room 1520 and all the included features & amenities
  • 4 hour unlimited custom bar package with bartenders, mixers and garnishes
    • Custom bar: Tito’s Vodka, Patron Tequila, Sailor Jerry Rum, Beefeater Gin, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Jack Daniels Whiskey, 2 Draft Beers, 2 bottles (domestic and import), House wines and house champagne
  • Thursday: $7,800
  • Friday: $8,800
  • Saturday: $10,800
  • Sunday: $8,800

The All In

  • Room 1520 and all the included features & amenities

  • Day of coordination by Urban Allure Events

  • 4 hour unlimited custom bar* package with bartenders, mixers, and garnishes

  • 6 hour DJ services from Cage and Aquarium

  • 2.5 hour Photo Booth from Grin and Bear

  • 4 hour unlimited custom bar package with bartenders, mixers, and garnishes
    • Custom bar: Tito’s Vodka, Patron Tequila, Sailor Jerry Rum, Beefeater Gin, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Jack Daniels Whiskey, 2 Draft Beers, 2 bottles (domestic and import), House wines and house champagne
  • Thursday: $11,900
  • Friday: $12,900
  • Saturday: $14,900
  • Sunday: $12,900

There are also a la carte bar packages available. More information can be found here.

Vendors: Catering must come from the venue’s preferred list.

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More Stats:

Space Type: Indoor, with outdoor space for photos only. Ceremonies are typically held in Room 1520, cocktail hour in The Justine, and then the whole space opens up for the reception.

Size: 150 guests seated, 200 guests cocktail style

Bridal Suite: Yes, including —

  • 650 square feet
  • Two vanity stations
  • Mirrors, Mirrors, mirrors!
  • Apple TV
  • Wireless internet
  • Private street and a venue entrance
  • DVD player
  • Lounge seating
  • In-suite marble restroom
  • Dining table
  • Closet
  • Exposed brick wall

Parking: Street parking is meter and permit free, and there’s a shared lot that holds 40.

Food Service Type: Your choice

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How Will Grandma Get There? Chicago has two major airports: O’Hare International Airport (22 mins) and Midway International Airport, both around 30 minutes from the venue. Room 1520 is close to several hotels, including the W Chicago (13 minute drive) and The Ace Hotel (5 minute drive). The venue can also refer you to several hotels they work with for room blocks.

Party On! Events can last until 12 a.m., and vendors have until 1 a.m. to load out.

The Report:

Room 1520 is a 4,000 square-foot event venue located in the heart of the artistic West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Once a gear factory, the restored building now features high ceilings, polished cement floors, portrait windows, exposed brick, private street entrances and more amenities. Couples are free to customize the space as they please.

Woman Getting Married Says:

Room 1520 is a turnkey wedding venue that you can do nothing to in terms of decor or use it as a blank slate for any wedding theme. The location is great and I love when venues put together robust packages that make planning as easy (and transparent) as possible. Since the venue is all inside, I would opt for an off-season wedding for major discounts.

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Our Rating

9 Amenities/What’s Included

9 Convenient for Grandma

8 Layout

10 Location

8 Overall Charm

1 Venue Value

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