Mars Gallery

Chicago

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Description

Mars Gallery isn’t just one of Chicago’s most venerable art galleries but also a completely uncommon event space for your wedding. By choosing to host your wedding at the Mars Gallery you will be giving your guests the chance to mingle amongst the work of some of Chicago’s top artists, and become immersed in one the city’s most creative neighborhoods for the night. This space is ideal for the couple that wants a less traditional venue with a modern feel. Housed in a converted brick warehouse this venue boasts beautiful bi-level art-filled loft with hardwood floors, wood-beamed ceilings and rose-colored brick walls. With 3,000 square feet of event space, the Gallery can be arranged to suite your reception and ceremony needs. Host a romantic ceremony on the upper level and then guests can move downstairs for mingling amongst the art during cocktail hour. You are able to choose the caterer of your choice, allowing you to create the wedding menu that matches your unique tastes, whether you want a traditional plated reception or a casual taco truck! Hung with twinkling lights the space will be truly festive and even more so when the dance floor heats up creating the perfect ambiance for a night filled with timeless moments.

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery

Services

Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception

Capacity

Max Indoor Ceremony: 70 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 70 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 5:00PM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $250/hr for a reception and includes 1 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony is $100/hr with reception rental or $250/hr for a ceremony-only wedding. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $250/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Mars Gallery is estimated at between $4,136 and $8,351 for a ceremony & reception for 50 guests.

Catering

BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amenities Included

Event coordination
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Public parking
Coat rack
Black linens included
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight