Located on Bell Avenue in the West Loop neighborhood, The Fairlie opened its doors to the public this spring, just in time for the summer wedding season.
Upon entering the space, you’re greeted by the floor-to-ceiling entrance vestibule, which provides a beautiful view of the outdoors.
As you advance further inside The Fairlie, you’ll find an event space that covers 15,000 square feet across the main floor and mezzanine levels. If you want to plan a grand entrance, you can actually drive a car inside: made possible thanks to the garage door entrance!
All of this space makes The Fairlie a great event space pick for corporate events and expos — though it was created to cater to weddings first and foremost.
The first level of the space can be used for a wedding ceremony. Conceptualized with an industrial-chic aesthetic in mind, the focal point of this space is the fantastic wrought iron staircase located front and center. It’s ideal for creating a dramatic entrance for the bride as she walks down the aisle.
The skylight atrium allows natural light to blend with the industrial-style lighting located within the main hall. The exposed brick walls are beautifully juxtaposed with the softness of the floor-to-ceiling retractable drapes. A large round magnetized door to the back of the area is certainly a statement piece and can be used to magnetize champagne flutes, wreaths, or place cards.
The second floor is a different story (pun intended). Featuring a larger floor area, this reception space comes complete with a custom built-in bar, cocktail tables, farm-style tables, and metal cross back chairs, which are included with your rental of the space.
Apart from the usual amenities which include a coat check area, prep kitchen, free WiFi, onsite parking, and security, the event space also includes two furnished dressing lounges for the bride and groom, both with private ensuites.
Final Thoughts: Why You Should Book The Fairlie for Your Next Event
The people behind The Fairlie, Nicole Faust and Alexis Leverenz, really thought of everything to make your wedding ceremony and reception easier to plan and manage.
Aside from the complete amenities, The team behind The Fairlie also offers a wide range of services which include consultations and vendor referrals, rehearsal coordination and execution, and an on-site venue manager to help you and your planner keep everything running smoothly up to and including the day of your wedding or event.
Catering by Michaels is proud to be working with The Fairlie, one of the few wedding venues which not only takes the stress off the couple, but guests and suppliers as well. We love this venue because it allows couples to hold both the reception and ceremony in one area. Its all-inclusive rental package comes with personalized service which helps make the most special day of your life easy, beautiful, and fuss-free.
The Fairlie is currently booking out events for the remainder of 2019 and into 2020, so get in touch to start planning your event!