This colorful Chicago wedding venue hits EVERY wishlist item for a killer venue

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This colorful Chicago wedding venue hits EVERY wishlist item for a killer venue
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Finding your venue has got to be one of the hardest parts of wedding planning, right? You've got to find one that's the right size, affordable, and that fits your style. We've partnered with an unexpected and colorful Chicago wedding venue that makes us giddy when we see it. I can bet that you haven't seen a venue like it. There are multiple stories of artfully and uniquely decorated spaces that will blow your mind. It's like color meets vintage meets eclectic meets an artistic explosion.

Let's see why Catalyst Ranch is an obvious fit with offbeat couples and why it's the venue that will tick off all your wishlist boxes…

This colorful Chicago wedding venue hits EVERY wishlist item for a killer venue

It's already decorated (to the Nth degree!)

The biggest selling point for me for Catalyst Ranch is easily the visual spectacle of their floorplans. I mean, have you SEEN the photos? Just wait until you see it in person. There's no fussy and formal banquet hall-style reception decor. Instead you get to use their stunning vintage-inspired lounge areas, funky artwork, and whimsical touches errrrywhere. There's exposed brick, retro-styled rooms with funky couches, photo ops galore, and multimedia displays.

The rates at Catalyst Ranch are all-inclusive to include their vintage tables, chairs, art, and bright rugs. Each floor plan has its own feel and is artfully curated to be unique, but to also be consistent if you're using more than one space.

Yep, you heard right: you can select what spaces you want to use within their big and flexible floorplans. Here's how that works…

It's got VERY flexible sizing

Whether you want to host both your ceremony AND your reception (or one or the other), the floorplans can be arranged to accommodate the setup. They have multiple rooms per floor that can be rented separately or together for larger parties. If you're having an intimate reception of 30 or a larger reception of 200+, you can customize the space to your needs.

Plus, they only book one event per floor so that your experience is intimate and personal. You won't be seeing other guests from other parties wandering around your space.

This colorful Chicago wedding venue hits EVERY wishlist item for a killer venue

They're totally offbeat-friendly

Whether you'd describe your wedding style as bohemian, eclectic, artistic, urban, quirky, funky, geeky, or just super FUN, Catalyst Ranch's floorplans can fit your mad schemes. Plus, their special events coordinators are seriously ready for ALL your offbeat ideas.

Here's one review from a real couple that had us convinced…

“I had my wedding reception at Catalyst Ranch a little over two months ago and I still can’t stop swooning over it. Yes… this is a space for non-traditional brides-grooms and brides-brides and grooms-grooms. If you’re offbeat, then you need an offbeat space and I’m not sure if there is anything in the Midwest that would rival this little gem. I want to adopt the Special Events Coordinator at Catalyst Ranch! She was the best help ever. This was the first vendor we booked and she was so sweet to guide us in our wedding planning. We booked our wedding photographer and my dress vendor based on her recommendations and I was extremely happy with them as well. I love you Catalyst Ranch! *sigh*”

And OF COURSE, they're totally LGBTQ-friendly. Duh.

This colorful Chicago wedding venue hits EVERY wishlist item for a killer venue

It's in a really good location

Catalyst Ranch is located in the trendy and centrally located West Loop neighborhood of Chicago (right down the street from me!). It's literally engulfed by amazing restaurants, galleries, wine bars, brewpubs, outdoor cafes, and more. Your wedding weekend can just revolve around this space and you'll be set for welcome parties, rehearsal dinners, and general weekend merriment. Plus, the old meatpacking buildings are everywhere so it's lofty as hell. So chic.

It's also right off of the El, near buses, and discounted parking.

This colorful Chicago wedding venue hits EVERY wishlist item for a killer venue

The best part? You get a discount!

As a reader of Offbeat Bride, you're clearly a good match for this Chicago venue. So to entice you to give them a try, they offer a discount if you mention us.

Offbeat Bride reader discount:

Get a 10% discount on a booked event if you namedrop Offbeat Bride.

If you're planning a rockin' Chicago wedding and haven't yet visited Catalyst Ranch, it's time. Go say hello to the awesome coordinators and see how you can take advantage of everything they offer.

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