Chicago couples: want a rad music venue with award winning food? Lincoln Hall is the ONE #Sponsors#chicago#illinois#wedding venues November 27 2018 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Photo by Clayton Hauck As a Chicagoan myself, I know the north side's Lincoln Hall as a city classic that's one of the best music venues in the city. Lincoln Hall has also been placed in the top 20 best music venues in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine, and previously voted #1 music venue in Chicago by TimeOut Chicago Magazine. So yeah, it's chill AF. It also has award winning food and one of the most impressive spaces to host a wedding I've ever seen. Here's a little more about why Lincoln Hall might just be the wedding venue unicorn you've been seeking… THE FOOD, y'all! For me, food is number one primo, gotta-be-amazing, full belly goodness. It's the most important thing in my book. So when I heard who Lincoln Hall has as their head chef, it was LOVE. Debbie Gold, who you may know from Top Chef: Masters, is a James Beard award winner and studied under Charlie Trotter in Chicago. If there's anything we know about what Lincoln Hall is providing wedding guests, it's food that will have your guests drooling and rolling out of there full and happy. I mean, that's tease enough for me to check it out, but it doesn't end there… The industrial & modern space Exposed brick, metal and wood details, and an open and inviting space (without being overwhelming) is probably on your list of must-haves in a cool space. Good thing Lincoln Hall has all of this. It's intimate, it's got a GREAT stage (I mean, music venue, right?), and the 25-foot ceilings offer two levels for guests to mingle around. The specs: 400 guests cocktail-style or 180 seated for a sit-down dinner A customized-to-you catering menu from the previously hailed James Beard award winning chef, Debbie Gold A huge selection of regional craft beer, cocktails, and wine A wrap-around balcony for killer views of dancing and partying A full stage for musical acts (and your ceremony, natch!) A projector on site, flat screen TVs, dressing rooms, rigging points for aerialists(!), and more! Want to peek at the space? Your name up in lights! Photo by Clayton Hauck If you're currently on the venue hunt in Chicago, I don't envy you all of the choices. So do yourself a favor, narrow down that search, and get in touch with Lincoln Hall since it has just about every feature you could want in a rad music venue (epic nosh included!). Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS A fairy tale genderfluid cherry blossom vow renewal (with a dress-to-suit swap!) NEXT A rustic bar wedding at a bayou style saloon in Hollywood Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] Hello Catherine, I was searching for the best music venue. Your post helped me alot. Thanks for such a useful blog. Keep sharing! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.