Yes. Candles must be in a votive or other container. No open flames.

No, not inside the venue or in the Courtyard. If you choose to have sparklers outside in front of the venue, that is City of Chicago property.

A dedicated Venue Manager will work with you and your vendors leading up to the day of your event. This is not the same as a wedding planner. A professional wedding planner/event coordinator is required. The wedding planner must be a professional entity and be able to provide a COI for their services. We recommend a walk-through 2-4 weeks out from your event date with your vendors and planner to finalize event logistics.

Yes, we have full climate control – heating and air conditioning.

Yes, there are 2 distinct sides to the venue. The North/Atrium side and the South/Loft side. Each side has its own entrance and restrooms, so there aren’t any shared spaces. The 2 access points that connect the spaces have garage doors to separate the spaces and block noise.

There is ample free street parking along Ravenswood Ave. You are welcome to secure valet if you would like as well.

Venue Manager will be onsite during setup and can direct vendors for load in. During the event you will have an onsite manager as well as pre-determined staff – security, porter and bar staff.

If you have booked the North or South Side only, please note the side of your event, for example:

Artifact Events North Entrance 
4325 N Ravenswood Ave Chicago, IL 60613


Artifact Events South Entrance 
4325 N Ravenswood Ave Chicago, IL 60613

– If you booked the full venue, select an entrance you would like guests to use.

No, we are not a BYOB venue. Non-profits may bring in donated alcohol, which needs to be accompanied by a donation letter from the supplier and be delivered directly to Artifact Events.

Artifact Events does have an internal sound system. For additional information, please contact a member of our sales team at

Dogs on leash are permitted in the space during the ceremony and photos with prior approval. After the ceremony your pet must be escorted out of the space for the remainder of the event.

Yes, we allow rehearsals to take place. You can schedule a 1 hour time slot with your venue manager. If an event is booked the day before, you’ll need to pick a time that doesn’t interfere with the event.

We do not have the full accommodations for hair and make up that a hotel or home would have; however, we do offer suites on each side of the space designated for touch-ups and storing personal belongings for the duration of your rental.

Yes, an additional charge of $900 per hour for the first additional hour and $500 per hour for additional hours past the 1 hour. This is chargeable in 30 minute increments. Additional charges for the bar package and staff are also required.

We have Wi-Fi available, however, you should speak with your venue manager to determine if it’ll work for your needs.

The North/Atrium side has 9 women’s stalls and the men’s has 2 stalls and 3 urinals. The South/Loft side has 5 women’s stalls and the men’s has 3 stalls and 4 urnials.

Artifact Events has lighting packages available, but all other decor should be sourced through a licensed vendor. We are happy to provide recommendations.

Yes, your final decisions on the bar package are due 2 weeks prior to your event date.

Special event insurance requirements are listed on your contract. You can secure this through one of your current insurance providers or through WedSafe or Markel online.

Yes, however, please discuss with your venue manager. Café lighting/String lights be must be installed by a licensed vendor. Items must be dropped off the day of the event. Our staff is not responsible for the placement of these items. All items must be cleaned up/taken home the same night of the event.