You and your fiance have gone above and beyond to map out every last detail of your big day, so why not select a venue that dedicates that same time and attention to making your dream wedding a reality? Located on North LaSalle in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, the Builders BLDG delivers the perfect backdrop for tying the knot, whether you’re looking for a space that emulates the opulent elegance of the 1920s or evokes authentic, rustic charm.
When you decide on the Builders BLDG for your wedding venue, this is the custom experience you can expect the historic Chicago venue to deliver:
Memorable Pre-Wedding Celebrations
While the big day is certainly the main event, there are other wedding-related get-togethers that are just as special, like your rehearsal dinner! Builders BLDG’s catering service is run by DineAmic Group, whose affiliates include well-known, sophisticated Chicago restaurants such as Bar Siena, Public House, Siena Tavern, Prime & Provisions, and more.
Prime & Provisions, for instance, is a steakhouse boasting an extensive wine list and 1920s flair that is sure to provide a timeless setting for your rehearsal dinner. Located on the atrium level of the Builders BLDG, the steakhouse offers one of the best private dining rooms in the city of Chicago, perfect for an intimate gathering or a grand affair. Not only will you and your guests be able to enjoy the photo-worthy skyline views of the city, you’ll have a diverse menu of savory plates to choose from, crafted by Executive Chef Joseph Rizz, previous Executive Chef at the lavish Chicago Cut.
Opt for an array of passed bites ranging from traditional tuna tartare and prime rib sliders to fried chicken bites, lobster rolls, oysters and caprese skewers. For a more formal event, Prime & Provisions offers you a 3-course plated lunch or 3- or 4-course plated dinner, giving your guests plenty of options from which to choose. The steakhouse also includes a private bar dedicated to serving you and your party throughout your event. Cheers to that!
A Place to Prep
Set some time aside on the morning of your wedding for you and your best friends to reminisce, sip on some bubbly and get camera-ready for the big event. The Builders BLDG offers you and your wedding party a private hospitality suite located on the 16th floor, which is complete with a kitchenette, champagne and other light refreshments. This is the ideal space to put your wedding dress on display and let your photographer snap a few photos of it before you step into it for the night.
Exquisite Photo Backdrops
You’ll remember your wedding forever, but your pictures will capture every last detail of the event, from the loving expression on your fiance’s face when you walk down the aisle to the awesome (and not so awesome) dance moves of your guests. Luckily, your wedding photos will also capture the brilliant beauty of The Builders BLDG’s unique architecture and artistic details. Built in 1927 by architecture firm, Graham, Anderson, Probst & White this historic landmark features ornate marble floors and a magnificent ceiling, which naturally dresses up your event without you having to lift a finger.
Make your grand entrance down a captivating, marble staircase adorned with gold handrails – a setting that provides the ideal, romantic photo op for you and your other half and creating a memory you’ll treasure for years to come. As you make your way down the stairs, you’ll be guided into a theater-style atrium that is perfect for cocktail hour and dinner events. The atrium overlooks the main ballroom, and its four-story high columns, barrel-vaulted ceiling and elegant marble floors. Say “I do” amid floor-to-ceiling glass with the sun setting behind you and when the sun goes down soak in the magnificent views of Chicago’s city lights at night.
This venue is just steps from Chicago’s famous Riverwalk, which provides endless photo ops for you and your other half before and after you exchange vows. Of course, the outside of this venue is a close second to the classic sophistication beaming from its interior.
Rely on DineAmic Catering not only for your rehearsal dinner needs but for your wedding meal as well. Your guests are sure to be impressed by the Builders BLDG’s five-star chefs who work hard to create original, flavorful dishes ranging from Kobe beef corn dogs to short rib ravioli. You can opt for a traditional sit-down dinner or offer your guests a more laid back style meal with chef attended food stations like sliders and mac n’ cheese. The variety of options DineAmic group offers ensures even your pickiest guests will be satisfied.
What’s for dessert, you ask? How does raspberry cheesecake shooters sound? Or maybe some bite-sized pies or cakes? If you can’t imagine your day without a custom cake, well, DineAmic has that covered, too! Whatever your palate prefers, DineAmic Catering’s executive chef will work closely with you and your partner to create a wedding menu suited to your tastes and event.
The custom-crafted beverages and extravagant cocktail bites are as delicious and high-class as the dinner menu. Choose between several beverage packages that match your preferences and budget.
A Custom Space for Any Style Nuptials
The Builders BLDG works with you to set the stage for the wedding you’ve always imagined. Plan for an intimate dinner with family and friends or opt for a more extravagant, lavish affair accommodating up to 750 guests. The beauty of the Builders BLDG is that the venue allows an array of layout options. The atrium is perfect for theater-style dining and cocktail hour post-nuptials and can accommodate up to 300 seated guests, while the main ballroom, complete with a dance floor, can seat 150 for dinner.
The venue’s event team is there to take care of everything for you, from table centerpieces and hand-crafted cocktails to state-of-the-art audio and room setup. With the event team handling all the details, all you have to do is relax and focus on getting married. The Builders BLDG staff works closely with you and your fiance to ensure every detail that’s included is one that fits your idea of a dream wedding.
Check out the Builders BLDG event guide for a complete overview of everything this historic Chicago venue can offer you on your big day!