street parking, bridal suites, coat check, AV equipment, multilevel, VIP rooms
STYLE + VIBE
historic, art deco, downtown, grand, glam, luxe, theatre
9,000 square feet
220 (seated)-350 (reception) guests
Ignite Glass Studios turns Chicago’s unofficial Latin motto “Urbs in horto (city in a garden)” on its head, as a garden in a city. In the heart of Chicago’s industrial West Loop, the studio offers a serene urban garden oasis with a manicured lawn, live fruit trees and handmade glass decor—an artistic, offbeat backdrop for a hip city wedding. Ignite is also Chicago’s only venue that offers both a garden and rooftop space. The open-air deck features unbeatable cityscape views amidst the historic brick buildings of the neighborhood. At dusk and after dark, festive string lights create an ambient atmosphere in the outdoor spaces—perfect for cocktail hours, after-dinner drinks, mingling, photo opps and more. Hosting your event indoors? The floor-to-ceiling windows spanning an entire side of the building offer prime courtyard views. The polished interior space is bright, white and modern—you and your party guests can dance the night away in the warm glow of the studio’s custom glass lighting fixtures! And, yes, Ignite is indeed a functioning glass blowing studio. When hosting a cocktail hour, networking event or fundraiser in the space, you and your guests can watch the artists work!
Michelle’s passion for all things culture and theatre help make each of her events one-of-a-kind. From London to Philly to New Orleans, her travels inform each of her custom menus, and her detailed planning style is the perfect fit for corporate parties and professional events of all kinds. Submit an inquiry to connect with Michelle and plan your perfect event!