The Firehouse Facts

The simple fact of the matter is this:

Firehouse Chicago
offers you timeless, vintage beauty
with personalized, concierge service.

We’re with you throughout the process: giving our best advice, providing referrals, and answering all your questions. Our partnership with you ensures that your vision for a perfect day is fully brought to life.


You have questions. And after nearly 500 weddings, we have answers.


Up to 82 Guests 
Seated Dinner Service (a formal plated or family-style meal)

Up to 120 Guests 
Cocktail-style or Buffet Dinner Service (such as food stations and/or a food truck) with a mix of some guests sitting at dinner tables and some guests sitting at high-boy tables

Wedding Rates

Rates are for 10 hours (2 hours for catering & setup, 7 hours for your event, and 1 hour for breakdown/cleanup).
Additional hours can be added at 10% of your rental rate per hour.
50% is due upon booking, with the remaining balance due 10-days before your event.

Off-Peak Season • November thru May

Friday • $6,500
Saturday • $8,000
Sunday • $6,000

Peak Season • June thru October

Friday • $7,500
Saturday • $9,000
Sunday • $7,000

Monday thru Thursday
Rates by Request



There are no hidden costs, but tons of hidden benefits!

Full-Service Wedding Planning

Our helpful, hands-on approach gives you complete comfort and ease.
At no additional cost to you, this is what really sets us apart.

Initial Planning Meeting
We meet for a full hour to discuss your vision, explore options, walkthrough the spaces, build a shared document, customize your floor plans, and more. Included.

Vendor Referral
We explain the various styles and methodologies from a full list of high-quality vendors:
You’ll have a good understanding of which caterer, florist, photographer, DJ, and more, is right for you. Included.

Ongoing Consultation
Email us anytime about anything, and within 1-2 business days we’ll reply with our best, most helpful ideas. Or if you prefer, you can schedule a phone chat at a time convenient for you. Included.

Final Walkthrough
About a month before the event date, we’ll meet with you and your caterer, walkthrough the space, finalize the timeline, discuss all your event details, and plan the decor. Included.

Week-of Organization
We’re just days away, and you can rest easy! Our Event Producers will contact all vendors, confirm all delivery/pickup times, and share your up-to-date Google doc with you and all team members. Included.

Rehearsal Coordination
Enjoy yourself during a one-hour complimentary rehearsal. Your Event Producers will guide the ceremony rehearsal, ensure the proper order of those walking in, help line them up, and then cue everyone accordingly. We’ll also collect songs to be played for processional and recessional, and transfer the songs and the plan to the DJ/Band/Officiant/Wedding Party. Included.

Décor Set-Up
Feel free to drop off your décor items during your rehearsal, or sometime 1-2 days before your event. We will store everything, and then set up all pre-approved decor elements for you. Then we’ll strike and keep your décor for up to 2 weeks post-event. Included.

Day-of Coordination
On your big day, we are there to orchestrate all the moving pieces. From start to finish, our Event Coordinators will be onsite at all times to ensure everything flows according to plan so you can just relax and build memories to last a lifetime. Included.

Ceremony Conduction
The moment we’ve been dreaming about. Where it all comes together. We’ll help organize your wedding party in the proper order, ensure the officiant and music are ready, and then cue everyone at the right time. You can just smile and soak it all in. Included.

Private Time Together
After the ceremony, we build in 15 minutes of complete, private, alone time for you two to celebrate together with drinks and appetizers. Included.


The Freebies Just Keep on Comin’

Beautiful Spaces


Historic Firehouse Engine Room (with white-glazed brick and tin ceiling)
Second-Floor Vintage Locker Room (with original red oak firehouse lockers)
2 Bathrooms (main floor and upstairs)
Furnished Outdoor Garden (meticulously landscaped with a mix or perennials and annuals)
Garden-Side Balcony (a quiet get-away or a fun spot to view the festivities)
60′ White-Peaked Tent (lit with cafe-style bulbs)
48 Space Parking Lot at Hayt Elementary (just a block away)



100+ Padded Fruitwood Folding Chairs
10 Handmade Reclaimed Wood Farm Tables
Handmade Reclaimed Wood Bar
Outdoor Stone Ceremony Platform
5 Bourbon Barrels
5 Garden Highboys
20 Wooden Barstools
Handmade, Reclaimed Wood DJ Booth
Indoor and Outdoor Lighting
A Variety of Vintage Furniture Items
ADA Accommodations (accessible 1st floor ramps, and compliant bathroom access)

Additional Room Options

For a bit extra cost, you can add these one-of-a-kind rooms. More beauty, more elbow room, and you can even get ready on-site.

Garden Room Wedding Studio: $500
Arrive up to 5-hours pre-ceremony to get ready in this beautiful private studio. The studio comprises the vintage firehouse locker room, bedroom (including an oversized copper tub and river rock shower). Plus, a private deck filled with flowers and is perfect for coffee and mimosas. Adorned with floral and antique furnishings, the space gives many attractive options for your photographer.

Captain’s Room Wedding Studio: $300
Arrive up to 5-hours pre-ceremony to get ready in the old captain’s office. Tastefully appointed and “camera-ready,” the Captain’s Room consists of a working vinyl record player (including a wide selection of old and new classic records), a mini-fridge, and even a retro Atari Arcade Console.

Bunk Room: $500
The firemen’s dorm room, complete with pole access, provides additional space to make your day even more special. You can host your cocktail hour, create a fun game room, use it as a play area for children, or open up the entire Firehouse for all of your guests!

Not sure now? No worries, you can add additional rooms as late as 10 days prior to your wedding.

Catering Options

As with all our vendors, you will work directly with your chosen caterers to deliver the best food and beverage package for you. Since catering is such a very important part of hosting a successful wedding, we require that you contract with one of the awesome caterers on our approved list.

We’ve worked extensively with each of these caterers, and know you’ll love ‘em.

  • Big Delicious Planet
  • Boka Group
  • Brix Catering
  • Catered by Design
  • City BBQ & Drinks on Me
  • Green Spoon Kitchen
  • Hearty Boys
  • Lula Cafe
  • One Off Hospitality (Avec, Big Star, The Publican)
  • Sweet Baby Rays
  • Tamale Spaceship
  • Tasty Catering
  • The Caterist
  • Wooden Paddle

By law, only bar staff from a licensed caterer can pour and serve all alcohol. All caterers on
our approved list have the required Off-premise City of Chicago Liquor License. You can
purchase the alcohol package through your caterer or you can BYO.

The Fire Pole

Some brides and grooms want to make a memorable entrance by sliding down the firepole. But it’s not for everyone, and the decision is obviously yours to make. If you choose to slide down the pole, your contract states that you would hold Firehouse Chicago harmless for any accidents. Additionally, you would be required to have a supervised training slide during your rehearsal.

Fingers crossed we can make your preferred date work. Please note, availability can change quickly. So we recommend scheduling a visit, and placing a hold as soon as possible.

We provide complimentary holds on one date for up to one week after your tour. If another couple views the space and wants to book the same date, your hold would then be considered “challenged.” We can then allow you 24 hours to either secure or release the hold. Holds will be removed if we’re not contacted within 24 hours.

Next Steps

Come by and see for yourself! We think you’re going to love the space as much as we do.
And it’ll be nice to shake your hands and brainstorm ideas for your vision.

You can easily schedule a tour with the button below. Just pick a time that works for you.

We hope to see you at the Firehouse soon!