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Architectural Artifacts

The Knot Best of Weddings
4325 N Ravenswood Ave Chicago, IL | (773) 348-0622
| www.architecturalartifacts.com
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jnjacobs5985
Wedding: 5/25/2014
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Beautifully Unique posted 6/23/2014

We had an amazing wedding here. Aside from a couple snafus (the venue coordinator was fired 2 weeks before our wedding and they decided to start massive construction 7 weeks before our wedding that was barely finished the weekend of our wedding), it was a Beautiful and unique venue. Our guests still rave about it. The owner Stuart is very nice.

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aaledes1
Wedding: 6/8/2013
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My experience posted 7/10/2013

Venue was booked over a year in advance excellent space! However, date was already booked that I needed...The person in charge was very helpful and tried to accomodate us with a different date overall place was nice and huge, bummer the date we needed was taken!

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sophieco
Wedding: 9/8/2012
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Unique, special venue posted 9/29/2012

I absolutely love the space at architectural artifacts - it's completely unique, urban, and you can be super creative with it, but it's great even if you don't do much. The store has so many unique items and you can incorporate them into the event space. I highly recommend it.

My one complaint, and it's possible we just worked with them at a weird time - is the inconsistent staffing and how they handled it. When we booked the space, Marie was there and had been there for a long time and seemed great. However, several months before the wedding she left. We weren't told anything about it. They hired a new person, but she ended up leaving after a short time. Once again, no communication to us, and emails that were sent to her went unanswered, without even receiving an auto-reply letting us know that we should contact someone else. Finally, the month before our wedding they hired someone else, and although she didn't know the space as well, she was really helpful. But then, the night before our wedding, she was evidently fired (no idea why)and so a few things that we had asked for didn't happen. And of course, no one told us that until we asked where she was... Everything still went well - the items we wanted weren't the be all and end all of the wedding at all, and Stuart (the owner) and everyone were helpful as they tried to pick up the slack, but it was still an unwelcome surprise. The issue is not so much the turnover itself (although unless the last coordinator did something really horrible, I think they could have at least waited a day to get rid of her...), but the lack of communication to the clients.

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ldavidson5241980
Wedding: 11/6/2010
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If you are looking for an eclectic, unique, fun all in one space to hold your wedding and reception look no further. Architectural Artifacts is reasonalby priced, and will also let you decorate with items from their collections. Savings with style!

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amander17
Wedding: 9/18/2010
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Amazing venue, very nice and flexible to work with. Indoor and outdoor space.

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caitlinb83
Wedding: 9/4/2010
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Truly Unique and Magical Venue posted 9/21/2010 (modified 11/16/2010)

I could not have asked for a better place to have our wedding!!!! Marie is amazing!!!!!! She is so helpful and great at calming all my mom's fears. She coordinated everything flawlessly and we did not have to stress or worry. She even had a few surprised for us!!!! The space is incredible!!!!!! If you are looking fo a unique and enchanting space, this is it!!!!! The photo oppurtunities were endless. Our guests kept commenting on how much fun they had walking around and exploring the artifacts. The price is not bad for the city, just be prepared that you have to do a lot of coordinating, but they do give you great suggestions for caterers, photographers, dj's, etc.

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catheirneferraro
Wedding: 8/21/2010
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Beautiful, unique space but steamy in the summer posted 9/7/2010 (modified 8/12/2013)

Architectural Artifacts is a fabulously unique space and was perfect for our wedding. We knew the space was not air conditioned so we hired a company to cool the space for our August wedding. No one turned the air conditioners in time. The vendor said it was the air conditioner company's fault and vice versa. The venue folks knew what was happening and should have stepped it up. Other than that, it was everything we wanted and played a huge role in a completely fantastic wedding.

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