1st Ward Events

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1st Ward Events

Designed by event professionals, the 1st Ward is a 6,000 square foot, fully customizable event space that can be tailored to meet any client’s individual needs. Housed inside the Chop Shop, the space features 20’ ceilings, exposed brick, built-in amenities including a state-of-the-art audio/visual package, modular staging elements, a guest suite and a professional on-site production team. The space also offers in house food and beverage service from Chop Shop ranging from passed appetizers to family and buffet style dinners.

From first inspection, clients are treated to five-star customer service, including on-site consultations with some of the industry’s most well versed professionals. The in-house team will utilize its extensive Rolodex and long-held relationships with top-tier providers to produce events that deliver the highest quality execution, ensuring that each event is as unique and unforgettable as the property itself.

The 1st Ward event space accommodates corporate, social, and entertainment planners in the marketing, art, film, automotive, music, fashion, culinary, and philanthropic communities.

Capacity: 175 seated, 450 standing, 225 theatre style

  • Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert): $$$$ = $35 and up
  • Entertainment
  • Group Breakfast Available
  • Group Menu
  • Max Restaurant Capacity: 450
  • Private Dining Available
  • ADA Compliant
  • ADA Vehicles
  • American Express
  • ATM Machine On-site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Discover
  • Family-friendly
  • Hours of Operation: butcher & deli 11am–8pm EVERYDAY brunch 11am-3pm SAT & SUN lunch 11am-5pm EVERYDAY dinner 5pm–10:30pm SUN–WED 5pm-11:30pm THU–SAT butcher bar 11am–12am EVERYDAY
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • MasterCard
  • Miles from Downtown: 3.5
  • Miles from McCormick Place: 6.5
  • Miles from Midway Airport: 11.0
  • Miles from Navy Pier: 4.5
  • Miles from O'Hare Airport: 15.0
  • Number of Restaurants On-site: 1
  • Public Space Wi-Fi Available
  • Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or Fee: Complimentary
  • Reservations Accepted
  • Restaurant(s) On-site
  • Self-Parking Available: Off-site
  • Special Interest Tours Offered
  • Student Group Friendly
  • Valet Parking Available
  • Visa
  • Wheelchair Accessible

6000Total Square Footage of Meeting Space
3Number of Rooms
6000Largest Room
  • Buy-out Max Capacity: 750
  • Complete Buy-out Available
  • Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)
  • Exclusive Decorator(s)
  • Exhibit Space Available
  • In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)
  • Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated): 175
  • Largest Room, Classroom Capacity: 225
  • Largest Room, Max Capacity: 450
  • Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing): 450
  • Largest Room, Square Footage: 6000
  • Largest Room, Theater Capacity: 225
  • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 175
  • Max Capacity, Classroom Style: 225
  • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 450
  • Max Capacity, Theater Style: 225
  • Max Venue Capacity: 450
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
  • Off-Site Catering Allowed
  • On-site Audio/Visual Equipment
  • On-Site Catering
  • Outside Reception Space Available
  • Permanent Stage
  • Preferred Catering Providers
  • Private Meeting Space Available
  • Total Square Footage of Exhibit Space: 6000
  • Total Square Footage of Meeting Space: 6000