If you’re looking for a chic rustic wedding venue in one of Chicago’s most happening neighborhoods, look no further than Fairlie! Located in Chicago’s West Town, Fairlie is a 15,000-square-foot event space with SO many great amenities. It is a highly customizable space with lots of striking elements like its raw steel staircase which is one of the venue’s most stand out features. It features early industrial design throughout the facility, views of the skyline, and much more!
Fairlie is located in an ideal location for those looking to get the complete Chicago wedding experience since it is just a short drive from some of the city’s most popular areas including the Loop, Lincoln Park, and Wicker Park. Also, Fairlie has an onsite parking lot and street parking access which is huge in a city like Chicago where parking is often an ordeal. Fairlie is also a woman owned business which makes them even cooler! The venue also hosts a unique and gorgeous environment that really is a one of a kind space in Chicago, you really can’t go wrong booking with Fairlie.
Fairlie can host anywhere from 50 to 400 guests making it ideal for Chicago weddings of almost any size! You can go through their selection of floor plans here. They can accommodate up to 250 guests for ceremony and reception type events and up to 400 for cocktail-style events.
There is no shortage of awesome wedding portrait backdrops and places to explore around Chicago’s West Town neighborhood where Fairlie is located. Just two miles west of Fairlie is the Garfield Park Conservatory which is one of the best places in Chicago for anyone looking to be surrounded by nature for their wedding portraits. There are beautiful outdoor gardens as well as multiple uniquely themed greenhouses. Located within a mile of Fairlie is an event space and antique shop called Salvage One. It is full of old trinkets and furniture that will add tons of character to your wedding portraits. And of course, there are tons of bars and breweries throughout West Town and the surrounding neighborhoods that make for great places to celebrate and take photos as well as the streets of Chicago in general which all have SO much personality to work with!
In addition to being a gorgeous wedding venue and event space in one of the best neighborhoods in Chicago, Fairlie also has a ton to offer in terms of amenities! Fairlie features two onsite private lounges that you can use as dressing rooms as well as a large custom built-in bar. It is also a wheelchair-accessible facility. If you’re looking to get your pup involved in your big day, you’ll be glad to know that Fairlie permits leashed dogs on their premises but only during ceremonies.
Their onsite staff includes a venue manager, security personnel, and a coat check attendant. You will need to hire your own caterers. Fairlie also recommends that you hire a private event manager as they do not provide this service. A huge perk of booking with Fairlie is that they will handle the cleaning before and after your event. If you want to have your wedding at Fairlie, you should try to book more than a year in advance as their weekend availability fills up quickly! You can view their availability here.
While Fairlie does have a private lot for parking as mentioned earlier, sometimes it’s just nicer to have someone else handle driving you to your wedding day! Especially if you plan on getting ready for your wedding day at Fairlie at an offsite location you’ll want someone else to be handling the Chicago traffic so you can relax on the way to your wedding. If you have a larger wedding party or plan to travel with family, I highly recommend hiring a trolley or limo company to transport you throughout your day!
Now that you’ve heard about everything that makes Fairlie one of the best wedding venues in Chicago you’re probably itching to book your date as well as your photographer! I’d love to hear from you and help you plan your wedding day to be the best it can be. Head on over to my contact page to send me an inquiry and we can plan your wedding at Fairlie together!