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Wedding Venues in 60614

Amanda
9/4/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
FWG was an amazing venue, with great value for money. The venue is the perfect balance between DIY/Pinterest ready and beautiful on its own. Everyone complimented us on our choice, and it was the perfect size for our guest count. It stayed cool throughout the evening, even when folks were tearing up the dance floor. Allen is the best! Seriously, when we were interviewing other vendors in Chicago, everyone knew Allen and couldn't say enough good things about him. He was responsive, served as a mini-wedding planner (I would email him and ask his ideas about things non-venue related), and also was a great gut-check. His day-of assistant Karen was also great - kept an eye on the card basket and helped me get down the backstairs in my huge dress! This is how classy Allen is - we tried to tip him, and he kept refusing to take it! If you select Floating World, you won't regret it for a minute!
Amy
4/30/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We went with FWG in huge part because of Allen, the event manager. The space could facilitate a ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, a reception and is completely customizable. I personally LOVED the art gallery setting, hang your own pics! The rental price is really affordable relative to other spaces in the city. We could provide our own alcohol through Binny's who delivered and picked up (we got hundreds of dollars back whilst on our honeymoon.) If there's no other events scheduled you can get in there to set up day before, really met all our requirements. Also it's just been remodeled (new bathrooms, better sound absorption for the neighbors), and it has a parking garage (rare in Lincoln Park.) Also, ALL our vendors had worked there before so it was super easy setting everything up such as the pipe-and-drape company Allen recommended. Our wedding was beautiful!
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Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We cannot say enough great thing about the team at Floating World Gallery. Allen, the events manager is wonderful to work with and really understand his space, he know how many guests are too many, where things look best, how not to decorate the space etc, and is so full of advice and guidance on the big day. Allen was responsive throughout the entire process, suggested great vendors for the day, and was a big part of the day, and made sure the bride got down the aisle. The price for FWG is very fair compared to other venues of similar size/capacity out there. You are not restricted to a list of caterers, you can bring your own. You can bring in your own alcohol, big plus, when on a budget. The team is flexible about getting in and out of the space before the wedding (within reason) There is a separate room for dancing/cocktails, major plus if you have a lot of older people that loud music be an issue for. if you have your wedding at FWG Gallery, you'll be as pleased as we were, it was the perfect location for our big day.
Krista
10/17/15
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Choosing this venue was easily the best decision we made in planning our wedding! It set the tone perfectly with the chic Chicago wedding I was going for, and Allen was a treat! We ended up choosing a caterer (TwoMayToz) and draping specialist (Millenium) that Allen recommended, with great results. He is very aware that budget is important, and in the wedding industry that is always a challenge. He was so flexible, allowing us to drop off items ahead of time (even with a wedding the night before ours), and to pop over a few times as I was finalizing how I wanted the d├ęcor to look. Allen and his team also hung up concert posters for us in the front room, which looked beautiful for the ceremony and dinner. Our guests definitely noticed the personal touches, and they loved the vibe of the venue. We had around 110 for our final guest count, and the size was so perfect. Before ours, I actually hadn't been to a wedding with a room flip. I was nervous if guests would stay in the dancing room or if it would be deserted. Because of the size, all the guests were able to mingle and dance the night away in the back room! I would definitely add some seating in the back cocktail/dancing room to keep older guests comfortable. We had four highboys with a few stools at each. Having a parking garage right next door, and two restrooms was so convenient as well. The whole night was a dream thanks to Allen and Floating World Gallery!!
Emma
9/5/15
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our September wedding at Floating World and everything was perfect! This is a great venue for a smaller wedding and really unique. We did not want your typical hotel ballroom wedding and we knew when we walked in, that it was where we wanted to host our wedding. There are a lot of cool loft buildings around Chicago, but FWG is one of a kind and much less expensive than many of the others. We were allowed to personalize the space as much as we wanted, which we loved. Allen was so helpful throughout the planning process and his years of experience were invaluable. We used several vendors he recommended and they all worked out great. He was very flexible and accommodating for our super busy schedules and had an open door policy with us.
Julie
8/22/15
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
FWG is exactly what we wanted for our August 2015 wedding: The perfect space with a friendly, approachable staff. The venue: We wanted to get away from the banquet hall and into something with a lot more character. The brick, wood, and exposed ceilings were perfect for our look, and we were able to hang our own artwork on the walls for the event, but we did not need to do much to enhance the space: it is beautiful on its own. Our guests loved the cooler vibe, and we were able to utilize the two rooms for both the ceremony and the reception; the flow in between was seamless. The Lincoln Park location is great for Chicagoans like ourselves, and it was easy to get to for our in and out of town guests. A plus - there is parking right next door.. You could say all of our boxes were checked. Keep in mind you bring everything in, so you can customize the space to your heart's content! Allen Nichols - FWG Manager: To be honest, Allen was one of the main reasons we chose the space. From the moment we met, we got the feeling he was going to be someone we could trust with questions, opinions, and true honesty, and he was. I never had any doubts about how FWG was managed, and Allen was there for us every step of the way. We had true confidence in his knowledge and opinions, and couldn't have asked for a better person to work with. If you're looking for a cool space in Chicago for any event, I urge you to check out FWG. I promise you'll be glad you did.
Joshua
7/18/15
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Allen Nichols is absolutely phenomenal to work with. He is responsive, creative, helpful, and well-informed about local vendors. We had our wedding at FWG, and it was beautiful. Our guests could not stop raving about how classy, elegant, and Chicago-chic the venue was. We were also able to secure parking spots in the parking garage next door--which itself is a hidden gem. We would definitely choose Floating World twice over. It's the perfect space for a small-medium sized wedding.
Khalilah
8/31/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Oh my!!! FWG was the best choice we made for the wedding. The space was beautiful and was transformed into everything we imagined and more. Allen Nichols was awesome and a lifesaver. He's been in the business for a long time and knows how to make brides happy while keeping them calm. There were a few snafus at the beginning of the ceremony and Allen handled them like a rock star, what more could a bride ask for other than to have someone as great as Allen make that special day run smoothly. The space is beautiful and can be transformed into whatever your city chic wedding desires are. Our wedding was absolutely wonderful. So very special. Great place for a smaller wedding.
Mark
8/1/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We booked Floating World Gallery for our August 1, 2014 wedding. Allen Nichols was down-to-earth and a little quirky but more importantly, looked out for us as his customers, telling us what he thought about our setup based on his experiences and guided us in some directions that saved us money with vendors. The venue is beautiful and is a versatile space. And of all of the vendors, we probably stopped by, emailed, called and talked to Allen more than any other vendor and every time, he greeted us with a smile and helped us with everything we needed. He was very accommodating with early deliveries (dependent, of course, on what else is booked near your event) and if you are looking, consider this space!
Lilly
7/5/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our wedding reception at Floating World Gallery. It was the most beautiful and elegant evening I could have imagined. The front gallery worked perfectly for our cocktail reception as guests enjoyed cocktails and food catered by Wolfgang Puck while a French singer and accordion player performed towards the center of the gallery space. The back glass brick room was the ideal space for the DJ to set up with a dance floor and lounge area. Allen Nichols was a delight to work with as we planned our reception from afar as we had just moved out of state. He is knowledgeable, experienced, beyond friendly and has many wonderful suggestions and contacts to help make any event a success. From the location, to the interior design and layout, Floating World Gallery was the perfect venue for us and our 100 guests. We were even able to hang our wedding photos from Paris on display for our family and friends to view during the reception. Oh, and I have to mention that Allen was always quick to reply to calls and emails and was incredibly helpful with coordinating deliveries prior to the event as well as scheduling times to pick things up after the reception. Thank you Allen!
Cheryl
3/15/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
An amazing space, the event coordinator was great to work with. They made my special day much more streamline with the help of the staff. I really enjoyed recreating my vision at this beautiful space
The
10/12/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Where to begin? Allen is magnificent; his wealth of knowledge regarding event planning and weddings came into play multiple times over the course of our year of planning. He encouraged us to visit the space as much as we wanted running up to the big day, provided us with tips and ideas, and connected us with two of the vendors we used. The Floating World also allows wedding party's access to the space the Friday before a Saturday wedding for set up, it's the perfect place for a DIY wedding. You really get the opportunity to make the space your own. Allen even switched out some of the gallery artwork with photos from my sister and brother-in-law (both photographers) to personalize the event even more. We had our wedding on 10.12.13, with the ceremony in the back room, reception in the front, and returned to the back for dancing. What's more, we were able to leave all of our stuff in the gallery space until Monday afternoon...giving us a chance to relax during our wedding brunch and Sunday evening. Can't say enough about this excellent space and awesome staff led by Allen!
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
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