ABOUT

Located in Chicago’s Historic Ravenswood neighborhood, Artifact Events is an exceptional choice for private functions, live events, conferences, product launches, commercial production and fundraising galas. With your vision, our team is ready to expertly host your event of a lifetime.

Event Spaces

North – 1st Floor

Ideal for ceremonies, concerts, or live auctions.

  • Large dance floor area
  • Cocktailing and built-in bar adjacent to main event space
  • Large newly renovated restrooms
  • Unique industrial feel
  • Wedding suite / Green room

North – 2nd Floor

Cocktailing built-in bar adjacent to main event space.

  • Natural Light
  • Exposed brick
  • Wood floors
  • Cool view overlooking the open atrium space

South – First Floor

THE LOUNGE

  • Ideal for cocktail hours, intimate meetings, presentations or ceremonies
  • Large glass doors open into the spacious courtyard
  • Brick walls and high ceilings

RAVENSWOOD ROOM

  • Large dance floor or dinner seating area
  • Exposed brick and wood beams

South – Second Floor

LOFT

  • Warm wooden floors, exposed brick and wood beams
  • Perfect for theater style seated functions, ceremonies and vendor fairs
  • Private green room or wedding suite
  • Classic loft setting

The Courtyard

  • Private tucked away courtyard
  • Iconic antique stone columns
  • Stunning backdrop for cocktail receptions and ceremonies
“I had my wedding at AE last month and it was absolutely amazing. When looking for venues, we immediately fell in love with AE and the overall aesthetic. It is a venue where you really don’t need to add a lot to the space to make it beautiful – because it already is. We received so many compliments from our guests on the venue itself and the bartenders (which is provided by AE). And of course I can’t forget to give a shout out to Christine & her team. She was extremely easy to work with throughout the entire process. Christine was always quick to respond to our numerous emails with questions and was able to make accommodations with some of our preferences. This includes having our pup attend the ceremony as our flower girl which really made our day extra special!” -Emily M
“You can’t beat Artifact Events. The space is absolutely gorgeous. Working with the AE team was a breeze. Everyone was so kind. They provide their own bartenders, and I heard from multiple people at our wedding it was the best bartenders they have ever had a wedding.” -Kara B

“Artifact Events is truly a stunning venue; we got so many compliments on the uniqueness and beauty of the space! The staff was attentive and flexible to all of our requests and their response time was so fast. Truly the best part was how excited the staff seemed for us on our special day. Cannot say enough great things and would truly recommend to anyone!” -Bianca S

“We had our wedding at Artifacts Events in December. What a beautiful space l, and their team is so great to work with! Jen was always so quick to respond and helped us in making sure our wedding’s setup turned out perfect!” -Sarah A

“Thanks for hosting us at Artifact Events last week! This was the 4th year of doing this fundraiser and from all accounts, this was the most successful event and the best venue that we’ve been in. I really appreciate your flexibility with us throughout the process and the amazing onsite staff that was with us the whole evening. Everyone was notably kind and helpful, regardless of what we threw at them.” -Fall Non-Profit Fundraiser

“An amazingly beautiful venue with an equally amazing coordination team! Our wedding was here last weekend and it was a dream. The team was so responsive and supportive in working with us/all of our vendors along the way – in fact, most of the vendors had worked in the space before, so the day-of logistics were a breeze. They have a fantastic preferred caterer list and are not overly prescriptive about which vendors you work with for decor, etc. – a huge advantage over many other Chicago venues. They were the first spot we visited in a list of almost 15 venues and we didn’t even bother visiting others – we booked immediately. The venue’s beauty obviously speaks for itself, and the collection of artifacts are great for photos, both inside and outside. The Ravenswood neighborhood is also great – much more of a neighborhood vibe than downtown, which our out-of-town guests enjoyed. It’s also nearby public transit plus there’s a fair amount of street parking out front. I cannot recommend this space enough!!” -Rosie P