It takes a lot to thrive in the wedding & special events marketplace. In 2007, there were only a few unique loft & warehouse event spaces in Chicago. Today, there are more than fifty. In 2007, REC took a unique approach by providing on-site catering & event planning services, all under the roof of a fully renovated print warehouse & production space. Now, our approach has become the model for independent event venue services in Chicago.
What keeps REC relevant and in demand is that we never stop evolving and we never stop getting better. While the classic elements of service & style never go out of fashion, REC embraces modern & global influences in crafting client menus and creating unique urban event experiences. It takes a unique approach to make each event client, corporate, bar mitzvah, wedding and non-profit feel as if the Event Center was made just for them, but that is what we do.
Most frequently used for wedding ceremonies, corporate receptions and a dancing lounge. The Atrium can seat 200+ for ceremonies, 100 for a seated dinner and 150+ for cocktail receptions.
The Loft is pure Chicago. Vintage pine & oak, brick, concrete and glass come together to make for intimate yet accommodating space for farm-to-table wedding dinners, Sunday brunch parties and spirited cocktail receptions. The Loft can fully seat 200 and up to 300 cocktail style.
With its expanse of space and high ceilings the Showroom has hosted rock concerts, hi-tech product launches, fantastic mitzvah celebrations, large fundraising events and the most wonderful wedding celebrations. Crowds from 150 to 1,000 have all felt at home inside the Ravenswood Event Center.
Simply the best space for budget conscious weddings & events on Chicago’s Northside. The Industrial Ballroom can seat 150+ and hold 250+ cocktail style.