Venue Match-up Services
Art of Imagination’s designers and stylists have worked in every major venue in the city of Chicago, Chicagoland and nation-wide. Our team works with you to find the best match for your special day or event. By listening to your dreams and vision, we can connect you with the perfect space that will highlight and elevate your event’s presence for your guests. Each location has that certain charm, architecture, history, and character that will play a big part in your event. Art of Imagination works with all of these venues to then enhance those details and character through spacial design, lighting and with the use of unique structures.
Venue Profile: The Rookery Building
209 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Reception: 150 Guests
Cocktail: 250 Guests
Ceremony: 200 Guests
About the Building:
One of the most historically and culturally significant buildings in Chicago, The Rookery is renowned for it’s history and beauty. To celebrate a special occasion in the elegance and timelessness of the Light Court is truly a treat for every couple. An architectural icon in the center of Chicago’s downtown Financial District and considered Chicago’s oldest standing high-rise , it is one of only a few remnants of 19th century downtown architecture. The Frank Lloyd Wright renovations feature the now-iconic carved Carrara marble and intricate gold designs. Today, it is still a hidden gem as a wedding venue. The rich history of The Rookery can be a great feature to include into any facet of a wedding, and is truly awe inspiring for every guest.
Fun Fact: The Rookery Building was featured in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, where one of the lower levels was modeled as the toy store, Duncan’s Toy Chest.
About the Fabric:
The fabric that we use at The Rookery is unique to that venue. It is an organic ivory linen that is custom-made for the space. We use hundreds of these organic fabric panels just to complete the luxurious lower level draping. We make sure to take extra time and care to conserve the magnificent architecture of the space. We carefully hang each panel from the iron railings and then pleat and affix the bottoms by hand to achieve a lush, clean look that perfectly compliments the space. Because of this attention to detail, setup for each event takes around 6 hours. Over the years, we have developed a number of optional upgrades to compliment the required lower-level draping. Couples can drape the alcove at the top of the stairs, the entrance into the light court, and even the entire second level for a complete, soft and romantic look.
Full Event Production
Custom Wedding Structures
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