This colorful Chicago wedding venue hits EVERY wishlist item for a killer venue #Sponsors#chicago#illinois#wedding venues Posted Feb 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. Catalyst Ranch is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide! 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… 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. 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. 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. 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. Catherine Clark Catherine Clark 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 babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS This seaside intimate Portugal wedding is what golden dreams are made of NEXT 6 tips for finding your wedding venue match (on the cheap) Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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. 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