3 featured reviews
Member Since: 9/12/2010
I had originally contacted Zed 451 about a year and a half before my wedding. I was looking for a venue that would hold about 75 people for a dinner wedding. Sammy, one of the event coordinators, replied within 24 hours. My fiance and I went and had dinner at Zed 451 and fell in love with the food, the service, the dining concept, and the restaurant. It was so beautiful and modern, but would go well with our fall wedding theme. Unfortunately, it was a bit out of our budget. Later down the road I took a friend there for brunch. Brunch was amazing and I just wished I would be able to have my wedding here. I emailed Sammy again and she let me know that they did do brunch weddings...Score!!! Brunch fit much better with our budget and the food is amazing. Sammy was so wonderful to work with. I sent so many emails over the 8 month period of the wedding and she always replied quickly and always was upbeat and super sweet. She met with me several times before the wedding. The day of the wedding she was there making sure all went off without a hitch. The wedding could not have been better and I am so happy I went with Zed 451. My guests were amazed at how beautiful the space was and floored by the quantity and quality of the food. The service was great as well. If you are looking for a smaller venue still in Chicago I highly recommend Zed 451. I am so happy I got to have a wedding in the city for my budget and not have to go out to the suburbs. We even got to have out cocktail hour on the roof! I overheard many guests speculating that the wedding must have cost a fortune. I feel we got such value and great service for our money. I will continue to go to Zed 451 and hopefully one day have another reason to use their private event space and Sammy!
Member Since: 6/24/2012
I had my ceremony, cocktail reception, and dinner reception at Zed. They did an absolutely outstanding job and allowed us to customize our event. I had so many compliments on how cool the venue was (including cocktail reception on the rooftop), how great the food was, and how incredibly attentive the service was. They also did a great job with my cake. The restaurant had some great areas for pictures and there is a park about 2 or 3 blocks north where we did some additional pics. The only thing I would have put a little more effort into was clarifying with ZED about the valet parking. I think that some people ended up paying for their own (which is NOT what I wanted) because they didn't know it was supposed to be complimentary. We also allowed our guests to order from the liquid market menu (awesome cocktails) which was a big hit. The big thing for me was that so many people told me how much FUN they had at my wedding...(which is what I wanted). When compared to every other venue that I looked at, the pricing for ZED made it such a great value.
Member Since: 6/27/2010
Not only is the venue unique, the food fabulous, and the service top notch, they also have little added bonuses that make your wedding day perfect! For my day, I was able to use the shuttle vans to transport my wedding party and photographer around the city free of charge. The tables and chairs are very nice so there was no need for linen rental or seat covers. If you time your festivities right, you get the use of the rooftop deck for your cocktail hour free of charge. Our wedding was truly unique and everyone was impressed thanks to ZED451!
Trendy, Sleek, Modern….this award winning, multi level restaurant offers 7 private rooms, semi private areas and an exclusive rooftop space for 10 to 800 guests. Whether for your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception ZED 451 has it all.
- Price Range: $$$
- Capacity: More than 50
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013