Weddings and Receptions

With new best-practices for 2020, engaged couples and their vendors are working towards a very different vision than before…

The biggest change: Small weddings, aka “micro-weddings”, are now the norm.

Your guest list might be smaller, but your wedding at Catalyst Ranch will still be spectacular.

In our one-of-a-kind environment, you can trust that your guests will feel comfortable, safe, and joyful.

See our Safety Rules PDF

2021 Dates are going quick…
Call us now to check your date!
(312) 207-1710

Start planning your event!

Weddings can be a fun way to express your creativity and personality – they don’t need to be a year of stressful planning. Catalyst Ranch has everything you need to get the ball rolling and start planning your celebration. Our fully furnished & decorated event rooms are the perfect setting for lively ceremonies and receptions. Envision your big day in a colorful setting filled with happy guests.

No Need to Plan Alone

The dedicated events staff will assist you with some of the details for your festivities. Ask for a suggestion for vendor referrals, get help with Day-Of event coordination, depend on our expertise in room setup plans and much more. We love creating unique solutions for each client’s special event. It’s our specialty and we have plenty of tricks up our sleeves!


The Preferred Caterers that work with Catalyst Ranch offer delicious catering options in any style service. If you are looking for a plated meal, passed appetizers, buffet style, or stations, any of our caterers can execute to perfection. 

Location, Location, Location

Catalyst Ranch is easily accessible. Planes, trains and automobiles, buses and El stops are all close to our venue. We also work with a nearby parking garage for discounted parking.


If your guests need a place to stay, there is a wealth of accommodation options in the area or within a 5-7 minute cab ride, with more opening every day. Catalyst Ranch works with a group of select city hotels for a preferred rate on sleeping rooms. Reserve a block of rooms at a property so your guests can all be in the same location.

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“I had my wedding reception at Catalyst Ranch a little over 2 months ago and I still can’t stop swooning over it.  Yes…this is a space for non-traditional brides-grooms and brides-brides and grooms-grooms.  If you’re offbeat, then you need an offbeat space and I’m not sure if there is anything in the Midwest that would rival this little gem.  I want to adopt the Special Events Coordinator at Catalyst Ranch!  She was the best help ever.  This was the first vendor we booked and she was so sweet to guide us in our wedding planning.  We booked our wedding photographer and my dress vendor based on her recommendations and I was extremely happy with them as well.  I love you Catalyst Ranch! *sigh*”
Martha, Bride
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