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The Rookery Building Wedding

The Rookery Building, an historic landmark in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, boasts the most famous wrought iron staircase in the city and a glass ceiling lobby redesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Built in 1888, The Rookery Building was one of the first “skyscrapers” constructed in Chicago. It was recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1975. The central Light Court lobby transports you back in time with a grand elegance and has remained beautifully maintained. Ornate lighting and iron work, complimented by white marble, create a unique ambience. During the daytime natural sunlight fills the space.

The space has a seated reception capacity of 170 guests when setup to accommodate a band or DJ. Couples can opt to cover the storefront and office windows with drape.

The sweeping wrought iron Oriel staircase spirals down from the 12th floor to the 2nd floor, where it splits perfectly onto the balcony that overlooks the lobby. It’s stunning by any measurement. But from a photographer’s perspective, it’s a masterpiece.

If you’re looking for a classic and timeless venue that’s a piece of Chicago history, look no further.  Contact Jenna with Jewell Events Catering for more information about the venue.

VENUE DETAILS

Address:  209 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone:  (312) 374-8215
Website:  therookerybuilding.com
Pricing:  starting at $7,250 for 170 people (space only)

WHY WE LOVE IT

That iconic staircase, of course! The huge glass ceiling of the lobby means daytime ceremonies are almost as well-lit as an outdoor ceremony, which we love. The wrap-around balcony lets us make pictures that show off the architecture. The building also appears in one of my favorite Christmas movies (Home Alone 2) as the exterior for Duncan's Toy Chest.
Pro Tip: Plan some time in the space before guests begin arriving to take some portraits of the two of you on that incredible staircase and don't forget, one of the most popular wedding photo destinations (LaSalle Street) is literally 10 steps out the front door!
Bride and groom are married in the Light Court lobby of the Rookery building in downtown Chicago
Bride and groom pose for portrait on the iconic staircase at The Rookery Building
Bride walks down the aisle with her father during wedding ceremony at The Rookery Building
detail of tables at The Rookery Building
Bride and groom pose for portrait on the iconic staircase at The Rookery Building
Bride and groom are married in the Light Court lobby of the Rookery building in downtown Chicago
Bride and groom listen to toast during wedding reception at The Rookery Building in Chicago
Bride and groom pose for portrait on the iconic staircase at The Rookery Building
Bride walks down the aisle with her father during wedding ceremony at The Rookery Building
Bride and groom are married in the Light Court lobby of the Rookery building in downtown Chicago
Wedding guests dance during reception at The Rookery

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