photo credit Maypole Studios
We have a few Saturdays in 2022
The Stockhouse, Chicago’s chicest events space in Pilsen, is where dream celebrations come to life. With all-inclusive packages, approachable price points, and a luxe penthouse loft that’s steeped in history, your affair is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Formerly the Schoenhofen Brewery, The Stockhouse recently underwent a gut renovation to bring a distinctively Chicago-cool vibe to the venue that will have your guests reveling in nostalgia. From the 24-foot-high, original terracotta tile ceilings inside to the epic skyline views from the rooftop terrace, The Stockhouse’s 8,500 square feet of indoor/outdoor spaces will take your event to the next level.
Weddings The Stockhouse definitely has a vibe—think Restoration Hardware meets the Industrial Revolution. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it your own. Whether your I Do theme is bohemian rustic or architecturally modern, our indoor and outdoor spaces are totally transformable. And because The Stockhouse is stacked with everything from design-forward tables and chairs to accent lighting and photo booths, we’ve simplified the planning process by cutting back on sourcing. Plus, we’ve structured things super neat and tidy to bring you all-inclusive wedding packages and tiered price points that are sure to meet your budget.
Corporate Pilsen is only a hop, skip, and a jump from the Loop (just a 5-minute cab or Uber). And sometimes it’s a good thing to step away from the grind, especially when that short commute gives your corporate gathering the best skyline views around. From summit meetings and product launches to team-building breakouts and brand activations, The Stockhouse offers up to 8,500 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space that can be customized for optimum performance. Ask us about our sustainable catering partnerships for fueling the creativity.
Social Life is a rainbow of celebratory moments—and we’re here for all of them! Birthday parties, birthday parties for your dog, gender reveals, baby showers, bar/bat-mitzvahs, New Year’s Eve fetes, milestone anniversaries, fashion shows, art shows, vendor markets, and more… The sky’s the limit at The Stockhouse. Just leave the logistics (and the twinkle lights) to us.
Galas There’s nothing we love more than pulling off a spectacular event in support of a non-profit that gives back to our community. With a wide range of amenities included, The Stockhouse is a low-maintenance/high-impact setting for philanthropic good times. Plus, we have Chicago’s top caterers and decor experts on speed dial, so customization is a snap. Picture it: An elegant and authentically Chicago gala that spills out onto a rooftop for revelry under the stars and panoramic skyline views… Now that’s an experience your guests will never forget!
polished cement floors
custom affordable bar packages
open photo booth
LED up lighting
(200) premium King Louis chairs
(25) 60” round dining tables
(10) 6-foot tables
onsite couples’ lounge
Wedding Management by BURST Event Co.
We have a few Saturdays in 2022
The Stockhouse Long known as the producers of Edelweiss Beer, the Schoenhofen Brewery (now home to The Stockhouse events venue) was one of the largest and most elaborate breweries ever constructed in Chicago. First established in the early 1860s, the compound featured the brewhouse, an ice factory, cold storage, and stables, and continued to function until Prohibition forced it to shutter in 1924. In 1928, the company was acquired by the National Brewery Company, which sadly relocated its operations. While in use, the six-story cold storage building was known as the Stock House (hence the name). Built in 1912, the Stock House was where beer was stored after lagering. Today, the building’s beautiful, late Victorian-era facade remains, a tribute to the immigrants who built this city and an authentic example of the Chicago School of architecture.
Pilsen The first immigrants to make a home on Pilsen’s long-standing prairie grass were from Ireland. They arrived by the hundreds in the 1840s, promised ample work for anyone with a strong back and willing hands. First, they built the Illinois and Michigan Canal, connecting the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River. Then they built the Southwestern Plank Road, which became today’s Ogden Avenue. Soon after, they built the Burlington Railroad tracks. Their backbreaking labor fueled historic growth. When these immigrants arrived, Chicago was on the cusp of becoming a great metropolis. As the canal, road, and rail lines became operational between 1840 and 1855, Chicago’s population grew exponentially—from 4,470 to more than 75,000 in just 15 years.
The infrastructure wasn’t just good for Chicago business owners; it was good for the region. Corn, wheat, pork, and cattle traveled via train, ship, or horse-drawn cart from far-flung Illinois farms. Small towns emerged from the dirt along the canal to the west. Lumber traveled across Lake Michigan from the Northwoods, boosting the economies of Wisconsin and Michigan. Factories, stockyards, breweries, and lumber yards sprang into existence in what would become Pilsen, where workers transformed raw materials into manufactured products to be shipped east or sold inside the booming city. The Pilsen Yards, at today’s 22nd Street and Blue Island, became the largest lumber distribution center in the world.
Today, Pilsen is a diversely rich community and a hub for artist studios and galleries within the Chicago Arts District. The neighborhood is also home to one of the city's largest collections of street murals, the National Museum of Mexican Art, a historic music venue (Thalia Hall), and some of Chicago’s top restaurants. And now, The Stockhouse!
200 Indoor Ceremony and Reception
200 Indoor Reception Roofdeck Ceremony
photo credit Maypole Studios & Chicago Loft Venues
photo credit : @elletaylorphotography
photo credit : @kerricarlquist
DESIGNED FOR IMPACT
The Stockhouse’s underwent a full restoration in 2020. From starburst chandeliers and exposed brick to industrial-chic sconces, brass hardware, and a landscaped rooftop terrace, the pre-Prohibition brewery has been brought into the 21st century with stellar design moments and plenty of polish. While the late Victorian-era facade is still intact, the new interior footprint features elevator access to the penthouse, a chic couples’ suite, high-end finishes throughout and a professional catering kitchen. We’ve designed the space with ease of customization in mind. Our whitewashed walls and LED uplighting let you wash the whole space in the color of your choice,and the oversized picture windows, provide the perfect skyline backdrop. Make the space your own without lifting a finger and enjoy the amenities and high design your event demands.
The Stockhouse is located at 1719 S. Clinton St. (penthouse) in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood—just a 5-minute cab or Uber from the Loop. Two blocks east of the Dan Ryan Expressway, convenient parking is available in two adjoining private lots, in addition to abundant street parking. We just 2.5 blocks east of the #8 bus stop at 18th and Halsted.
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At The Stockhouse, our top priority is the health and safety of our guests and employees. In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus), we will be conducting limited-contact socially-distanced tours in addition to our sales calls.
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