Create MORE MEMORIES at your Wedding or Special Event

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Create MORE MEMORIES at your Wedding or Special Event

Why can’t people stop talking about that party at Catalyst Ranch?

Our warm, welcoming, colorful, inclusive, green décor catapults your guests into the rabbit hole.

From the moment they walk through the doors, something magical happens. A quickening of the blood. A perking up of the senses. A sudden realization that this is going to be a totally different kind of gathering. The environment envelopes you, your eyes discover a visual feast and the conversation starts bubbling. All without you having to lift a finger. It’s the easiest hosting gig you’ll ever have.

Our spaces are roomy enough for your in-person guests, and what’s more, our available technology can seamlessly incorporate any virtual components. Whether it’s a fundraiser with VIPs on site and the rest of the guests are virtual, or a wedding where all the guests cannot be included, we can make it happen.

Micro Events are right at home here, too. If what you’re dreaming up isn’t a full fledged “Special Event,” we’re able to make it work. We’ve hosted book releases, photo and film shoots, birthdays and product launches. Anything’s possible.

Space to Imagine More!

Event Catering
Table Setting for an Event


As for food at your celebration, we’ve teamed up with some of the most scrumptious caterers in Chicago! They’re chock-full of tasty ideas and talent. For corporate events we can even take care of the ordering for you—just ask!


Since the rooms are fully furnished with an eclectic mix of vintage and ethnic pieces, there are no rentals needed. Guests will have plenty of places to recline or find a private corner.

Download an Informational PDF about:

Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions Space for Rent PDF
Corporate and Social Parties  Space for Rent PDF
Bar & Bat Mitzvahs Space for Rent PDF
Memorial / Life Celebration Space for Rent PDF
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Event Planning

Don’t fret about planning your event alone. Our event managers are here to guide you all the way, whether it’s introducing you to some great vendors, or figuring out the perfect floor plan. No matter if your planning timeframe is two weeks or two years, we can help.

Let’s celebrate Catalyst Ranch style!

Unlike any other wedding venue

We knew as soon as we walked into Catalyst Ranch that it was perfect for our big day! The decor is fun and quirky – and unlike any other wedding venue. Our guests loved the space, too. The staff was easy to work with throughout the planning process.

– Bride, The Knot

Groom with guest at the Wedding Reception

Plenty of room for dancing!

“I was looking for an event space to celebrate my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah and Catalyst Ranch was perfect! It is bright and colorful and happy and just gives off a wonderful vibe. It is unconventional and so different from any other venue we looked at. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. They have relationships with all the vendors that you need which makes planning a party there very easy and they are all a pleasure to work with as well. It is such an interesting space with so many things to look at and a great color palate, you don’t really need to decorate at all…. worked out great for having quieter areas for talking, enough space for eating and plenty of room for dancing. We loved our party there and it worked out perfectly. It’s an original!”

Elizabeth P.

LBGTQ Wedding

Blew me away!

The place blew me away. It was gorgeous in every way and fit my theme in every way. I loved how big it was and how creative every corner was. There was an onsite staff team which was awesome. I’d def book again. Thank you so very much.

– Via a Peerspace Birthday Party