Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cool People (Places) Volume XVIII: Greenhouse Loft

One of my favorite Chicago venues for a smaller soiree is West Loop Studio.  Featuring light wood floors, and an airy and warm feel...it's the perfect location to mimic the idea of having a wedding at your own home--but without all the cleanup.  :)  In fact, it was featured here as one of my original "cool people" posts last summer.  That's why I was shocked to learn that beginning in November 2011, West Loop Studio will be closing its doors.  But fear not!  Something even better is on the horizon...
Greenhouse Loft is a brand new event space run by Steve Ewert and Jamie Kelter of West Loop Studio-fame.  The new space will be housed inside the Green Exchange, a Platinum LEED certified retail/office building in the Logan Square neighborhood.  Greenhouse Loft is currently in the build-out phase, but will have such incredible features as a green roof, solar thermal panels, and even a "green escalator" that will have occupancy sensors to use 30% less energy than a traditional one!

Of course, eco-friendly is important, but I'm sure what you're thinking is:  "what does this place look like??"

Check out some of these renderings to see what's in store.  Even if it didn't have the LEED certification, this would be an absolutely stunning venue to host a wedding or event.

The outside of the Green Exchange:

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Inside the event space...floor to ceiling windows.  You can see why it's called "The Greenhouse".
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This is the garden your guests will overlook from the glass room...sigh...
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If you want to take a look at the space in person, they are beginning tours in the spring!  Greenhouse Loft is the perfect setting for the eco-chic bride.  Contact Jamie for more info.
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