Architectural Artifacts

(6 reviews)
4325 N Ravenswood Ave Chicago, IL | 773-348-0622
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Wedding: 6/8/2013
Member Since: 2/16/2012 verified review
My experience    posted 7/10/2013

Venue was booked over a year in advance excellent space! However, date was already booked that I needed...The person in charge was very helpful and tried to accomodate us with a different date overall place was nice and huge, bummer the date we needed was taken!


Wedding: 9/8/2012
Member Since: 11/14/2011 verified review
Unique, special venue    posted 9/29/2012

I absolutely love the space at architectural artifacts - it's completely unique, urban, and you can be super creative with it, but it's great even if you don't do much. The store has so many unique items and you can incorporate them into the event space. I highly recommend it.

My one complaint, and it's possible we just worked with them at a weird time - is the inconsistent staffing and how they handled it. When we booked the space, Marie was there and had been there for a long time and seemed great. However, several months before the wedding she left. We weren't told anything about it. They hired a new person, but she ended up leaving after a short time. Once again, no communication to us, and emails that were sent to her went unanswered, without even receiving an auto-reply letting us know that we should contact someone else. Finally, the month before our wedding they hired someone else, and although she didn't know the space as well, she was really helpful. But then, the night before our wedding, she was evidently fired (no idea why)and so a few things that we had asked for didn't happen. And of course, no one told us that until we asked where she was... Everything still went well - the items we wanted weren't the be all and end all of the wedding at all, and Stuart (the owner) and everyone were helpful as they tried to pick up the slack, but it was still an unwelcome surprise. The issue is not so much the turnover itself (although unless the last coordinator did something really horrible, I think they could have at least waited a day to get rid of her...), but the lack of communication to the clients.


Wedding: 11/6/2010
Member Since: 1/25/2010 verified review
Beautiful, eclectic, amazing…    posted 11/23/2010

If you are looking for an eclectic, unique, fun all in one space to hold your wedding and reception look no further. Architectural Artifacts is reasonalby priced, and will also let you decorate with items from their collections. Savings with style!


Wedding: 9/18/2010
Member Since: 9/1/2009 verified review
Romantic Unique Reception Venue    posted 10/14/2010

Amazing venue, very nice and flexible to work with. Indoor and outdoor space.


Wedding: 9/4/2010
Member Since: 4/4/2009 verified review
Truly Unique and Magical Venue    posted 9/21/2010 (updated 11/16/2010)

I could not have asked for a better place to have our wedding!!!! Marie is amazing!!!!!! She is so helpful and great at calming all my mom's fears. She coordinated everything flawlessly and we did not have to stress or worry. She even had a few surprised for us!!!! The space is incredible!!!!!! If you are looking fo a unique and enchanting space, this is it!!!!! The photo oppurtunities were endless. Our guests kept commenting on how much fun they had walking around and exploring the artifacts. The price is not bad for the city, just be prepared that you have to do a lot of coordinating, but they do give you great suggestions for caterers, photographers, dj's, etc.


Wedding: 8/21/2010
Member Since: 10/31/2009 verified review
Beautiful, unique space but steamy in the summer    posted 9/7/2010 (updated 8/12/2013)

Architectural Artifacts is a fabulously unique space and was perfect for our wedding. We knew the space was not air conditioned so we hired a company to cool the space for our August wedding. No one turned the air conditioners in time. The vendor said it was the air conditioner company's fault and vice versa. The venue folks knew what was happening and should have stepped it up. Other than that, it was everything we wanted and played a huge role in a completely fantastic wedding.

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  • Price Range: $$$$
  • Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
  • Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
  • Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
  • On the Water: No
  • Tented Area: No
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Onsite Catering: No
  • Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes
  • Kosher Available: Yes
  • Liquor License: Yes
  • Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Valet Parking: No
  • Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
  • Liability Insurance: Yes
  • Site Fee: Yes
  • Capacity: More than 400
  • Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Museum/Gallery, Unusual/Alternative

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