Floating World Events

Chicago, IL

Capacity: 151-200 | WEBSITE | PHONE

The Inside Scoop


FROM THE KNOT EDITORS

The First Look

If you are searching for the ideal wedding destination in the heart of Chicago, you will love the Floating World Gallery. This amazing raw urban loft is only a mile from the beautiful lakeside Lincoln Park and less than four miles from the world famous Navy Pier. The venue is also a Japanese Art Gallery that features classic and contemporary artwork from artists around the world.

Glass Brick Room. With rustic brick walls, recessed lighting and open, exposed ceilings and hardwood floors, the Glass Brick Room is a great indoor spot to say "I do." The ceremony area is 1,750 square feet.

The Main Gallery. Mingle with your guests in the main gallery for a cocktail hour while your vendors prepare your reception in the Glass Brick Room. Then the full loft is opened for your reception. The loft's full, over-sized window provides natural lighting and an urban backdrop for your wedding portrait. This spot covers a total of 2,750 square feet and can seat up to 152 guests for a sit-down reception or 200 guests for a cocktail reception.

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What You Should Know

Your nuptials at the Floating World Gallery begin with a professional event planner. Couples are responsible for all floral, catering, beverages, wedding cake, entertainment and photography services. A preferred vendor list is available upon request. Alcohol can only be served by licensed bartenders. Banquet tables and oak folding chairs are included in the wedding package.

Music is permitted at the gallery until midnight. A smoking area is located on the Halsted Street side of the venue. Parking is limited at the urban destination. Additional parking is available for a fee and can be discussed with your wedding manager. All decorations must be approved by the venue. Storage for wedding items such as decorations and floral arrangements is available upon request.

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Extra Perks

The Floating World Gallery is less than five miles from Chicago's North Rose Garden and Buckingham Fountain. This breathtaking public park overlooks Lake Michigan's beautiful Monroe Harbor. The award-winning rose gardens coupled with sculpted hedges and several trellises provide several ideal locations for your wedding ceremony.

Transport your guests in style from the North Rose Garden to the gallery in a vintage trolley with modern conveniences, such as air-conditioning for a hot summer day or heat for a cool spring or fall evening. Your wedding coordinator can provide a list of private trolley rental locations in the city.

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From the Vendor

Be one of the first!

... to have your wedding at Floating World Gallery's brand new event space. Our unique and modern gallery is located in the heart of Lincoln Park. We are currently booking for summer and beyond - let us host your ceremony, reception, shower or brunch!

Amenities + Details

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity

151-200

Settings

Museum

Wedding Categories

Rentals + Equipment

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Contact Info

Address
1925 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL (312) 587-7772
WEBSITE

Something different

Reviewed on 10/18/2012 Leslie H

If you are looking to have a smaller event in a unique setting, Floating World is your place. We were able to use the front area for our reception and had some great pictures. We had it setup for a cocktail party as opposed to a sit down dinner and that worked very well. It... Read More allowed us to walk around and see everyone. We were also able to use the back area as a staging area for our caterer which was great. Our wedding was in the summer so we were fortunate enough to use the Japanese garden space on the deck out back, and that was charming and perfect. Floating World is great at communicating (Allen I adore you!) and helping you have the perfect event.


Reviewed on 12/14/2016 Hannah D

We had our ceremony and reception at Floating World. Allen was excellent to work with and answered all of our questions. Our guests loved the venue and we were able to personalize the ceremony/reception space with pictures. Overall, I would highly recommend this venue to any... Read More couple.


Reviewed on 10/16/2016 Allison P

We had our wedding reception at Floating World Gallery on August 27th. It is a very cool and unique space and just the right size for our 110 guests. Allen the events coordinator was very helpful and positive when answering all of my questions and concerns.


Reviewed on 7/18/2016 Katy

Floating World Gallery was really a great setting. They let you do whatever you want so the space can really take on a shape of its own. People really loved the site because it is so unique. Allen is great to work with as well and gives great recommendations on vendors if you... Read More ask. Thanks again we had such a blast at our wedding reception!!!


Reviewed on 11/07/2015 Emma C

We had our September wedding at Floating World and everything was perfect! This is a great venue for a smaller wedding and really unique. We did not want your typical hotel ballroom wedding and we knew when we walked in, that it was where we wanted to host our wedding. There are... Read More a lot of cool loft buildings around Chicago, but FWG is one of a kind and much less expensive than many of the others. We were allowed to personalize the space as much as we wanted, which we loved. Allen was so helpful throughout the planning process and his years of experience were invaluable. We used several vendors he recommended and they all worked out great. He was very flexible and accommodating for our super busy schedules and had an open door policy with us.


Cool Vibe for a Reception!

Reviewed on 9/22/2015 Julie F

FWG is exactly what we were looking for for our August 2015 wedding: The perfect space with a friendly, approachable staff. The venue: We wanted to get away from the banquet hall and into something with a lot more character. The brick, wood, and exposed ceilings were perfect... Read More for our look, and we were able to hang our own artwork on the walls for the event, but we did not need to do much to enhance the space: it is beautiful on its own. Our guests loved the cooler vibe, and we were able to utilize the two rooms for both the ceremony and the reception; the flow in between was seamless. The Lincoln Park location is great for Chicagoans like ourselves, and it was easy to get to for our in and out of town guests. A plus - there is parking right next door.. You could say all of our boxes were checked. Keep in mind you bring everything in, so you can customize the space to your heart's content! Allen Nichols - FWG Manager: To be honest, Allen was one of the main reasons we chose the space. From the moment we met, we got the feeling he was going to be someone we could trust with questions, opinions, and true honesty, and he was. I never had any doubts about how FWG was managed, and Allen was there for us every step of the way. We had true confidence in his knowledge and opinions, and couldn't have asked for a better person to work with. If you're looking for a cool space in Chicago for any event, I urge you to check out FWG. I promise you'll be glad you did.


Perfect: Beautiful and A Cool Vibe

Reviewed on 9/11/2015 Julie F

FWG is exactly what we were looking for for our August 2015 wedding: The perfect space with a friendly, approachable staff. The venue: We wanted to get away from the banquet hall and into something with a lot more character. The brick, wood, and exposed ceilings were perfect... Read More for our look, and we were able to hang our own artwork on the walls for the event, but we did not need to do much to enhance the space: it is beautiful on its own. Our guests loved the cooler vibe, and we were able to utilize the two rooms for both the ceremony and the reception; the flow in between was seamless. The Lincoln Park location is great for Chicagoans like ourselves, and it was easy to get to for our in and out of town guests. A plus - there is parking right next door.. You could say all of our boxes were checked. Keep in mind you bring everything in, so you can customize the space to your heart's content! Allen Nichols - FWG Manager: To be honest, Allen was one of the main reasons we chose the space. From the moment we met, we got the feeling he was going to be someone we could trust with questions, opinions, and true honesty, and he was. I never had any doubts about how FWG was managed, and Allen was there for us every step of the way. We had true confidence in his knowledge and opinions, and couldn't have asked for a better person to work with. If you're looking for a cool space in Chicago for any event, I urge you to check out FWG. I promise you'll be glad you did.


Reviewed on 5/04/2015 Theresa S

Floating World was very helpful. We don't live in Chicago, so John (Event Coordinator) worked as the liaison between us and our vendors. We were thrilled with how well everything ran and involved the staff was in making in a great day!


Great location, great service

Reviewed on 11/12/2014 Rhianna C

We had our wedding at Floating World Gallery this October, and we could not have been happier. Not only were they reasonably priced, but Allen and the rest of the staff there went above and beyond for us. People were also impressed by the space; it has a great loft feel and is... Read More in an amazing location. Everything that day went off perfectly, and I would encourage anyone looking for a gallery/loft space to check out Floating World Gallery!


September Wedding and Reception

Reviewed on 10/13/2014 Harmony T

Floating World is a gorgeous venue with two amazing spaces for your wedding or event. We held our reception in the main gallery and our ceremony in the glass brick room. We had a small wedding with around 35 people, and the space can easily hold 200. Allen was amazing to work... Read More with. He was always very prompt with emails and so kind in person! He helped us decide on a caterer who knew the venue, which helped eliminate some stress, always a good thing. I can not tell you how much I truly loved this space for our wedding. The location is great, short walks from the brown or red line, street parking and a parking garage a few blocks away, although our guests all grouped together and took cabs. The venue was super affordable, especially for how gorgeous it is!