What does the space include?
We have 6,500 sq. ft of configurable space with two 8’ custom reclaimed wood bars with back bars, 4 high boy tables in matching wood, and an 8’ farm table in the front room. We also have large round 10-person tables and fruitwood chairs capable of seating up to 150 people. A white credenza (similar to the one in this page's cover photo) lives at the Gallery as well. These items are available for your use as part of the rental, or we can move them out of the venue entirely.
Can I bring in my own food / alcohol?
Calihan Catering is the exclusive food & beverage vendor for events at Gallery 1028. They offer a variety of high-quality packages at all price points including meal, bar, staffing, equipment & linen.
Is that a loading dock?
Sure is. Because of our rich history as a part of Goose Island our entrance is located on a loading dock. There is also an accessible ramp available in the rear of our building that we can direct people to should they need it.
But where do people park?
There is ample free parking outside Gallery and on the surrounding block, so it’s super easy. Valet is always an option, just let us know if you're interested.
How late can the party go?
2:00 am! The typical rental includes a six hour event, plus three hours for set up time and one hour of break down time. Events can start and end whenever you would like, as long as you end by 2:00am. If the on-site operations manager is here more than those ten hours, you will be charged an additional $50.00 an hour.
Can I hang stuff up?
Yes, a qualified, licensed and insured lighting or décor vendor is welcome to suspend décor items (chandeliers, etc.) from the ceiling and attach things to the walls. But you, or your Mom or Dad, or your best friend, cannot. It’s a liability issue. Let us know if you need a recommendation for vendors.
What vendors can I work with?
We allow all other vendors (other than catering – which is exclusive to Calihan Catering) in the space. We have a wonderful preferred vendor list that we can send to you!
What about the floors?
Our floors are vintage! About 50% of guests decide to lay a dance floor. You can totally dance right on our floor, but we do suggest bringing some flip-flops for the ladies if you go that route!
Can I have my ceremony here?
Of course! There are plenty of options as to how to lay it out depending on your guest count. We have had intimate ceremonies of 25 and can comfortably accommodate up to 250 people.
I want to see the space.
Great! Showings are by appointment Mon-Sat. Email or use the contact form below to set up your appointment. Check out our Facebook page for Gallery Gatherings dates and other opportunities to see the space. Can't wait to see you!