If you are trying to decide between another venue and City View Loft, PLEASE pick City View Loft!! You will not regret the decision, and they will make your wedding day absolutely PERFECT!
My wife and I had looked around the city at 5 other...
venues. We considered all of them but kept coming back to City View Loft (CVL). The space, THAT VIEW, the package options, value, and magical aura of the venue just kept pulling us back to them. I will be thankful for the rest of my life that we chose them! Jamie and her team, I can't begin to explain what they did for us, and how we will remember them forever.
Even if none of the other factors had sold us on the venue, Jamie, the lead for CVL, was the icing on the cake! We knew from the moment we met her, that she was different from the other leads. She brought experience, care, and a sense of calm to our wedding planning process. Jamie was never a salesperson or pitch-man. Throughout the entire 16 months, she gave us honest and direct advice about every decision, never once sold us on things we didn't want, and guided us through the whole process. She was beyond a point person for a venue. She treated us like human beings and friends, rather than clients.
Then there is the venue itself! What can we say, we are simply speechless! The venue, a beautiful space, with vaulted cathedral ceilings in the main hall, separated bridal and groom suites, and a separate hall for the reception, was an absolute stunner of a venue for our wedding! CVL gives you the chance to take the space and truly make it your own. They offer altars and arches, tables and chairs, but give you the freedom to do what you like with the space! When we had ideas about how we wanted to decorate the venue, and how we wanted things arranged and organized, the only thing we heard from them was "we can do that". I can't explain to you how much this meant to us, to have a venue completely willing to make your day your way. It took away so much stress and worry, and instead let us focus on other pressing matters!
The team at CVL was amazing. During the entire process of the wedding day itself, I noticed Jamie and her team working diligently to make our wedding day run like clockwork. Whether it was Jamie rolling up and moving rugs from our altar herself, to her team turning the main hall from a wedding to a cocktail lounge in a matter of 5 minutes, to the caterers personally introducing themselves to my bride and I and telling us if we needed ANYTHING to simply flag them down, we could not be more impressed with the work they did. The stress this team has to carry on their shoulders from the constant bombardment of questions, requests, demands, from the couple, bridal party, family, and other guests, must be absolutely overwhelming. Yet I saw nothing but grace, composure, and smiles from this incredibly organized, friendly, and hard-working team.
I could go on for hours about City View Loft and the job they did for us. My wife and I could not be happier that we chose City View Loft, and we will forever be grateful that we did choose them over all of the other venues in Chicago. If you choose CVL, I can reassure you that you will NOT be disappointed in your decision. Instead, you will be forever filled with bliss for making the best decision of your life.
To Jamie and all of the CVL team, we can't thank you enough for giving us the best day of our lives! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!!