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Red Tricycle

Wedding Now Chicago

Eclectic & Colorful City Wedding
January 2017
Staci and Gary’s high energy receptions was one of my favorites to plan start to finish. I loved that Staci and Gary had truly claimed this as ‘their wedding’. This celebration was designed to fit. This is not your typical wedding...

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Red Tricycle

Red Tricycle

7 Fab Places to Host a Baby Shower
July 2015
Baby on the way, or helping to host a shower? Get ready to wow everyone. From an art center to a bakery to a rustic-chic office space (really!), we found venues that Mom-to-be and her guests will remember forever. Click through our album to see all of our picks — and start planning!

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Inspired by Creativity

Windermere Wedding Planner

Inspired by Creativity
May 2014
Denise Bonds of Windermere Wedding Planning was blown away by our unique venue and featured Catalyst Ranch on her blog. "When a couple chooses a unique venue such as Catalyst Ranch, it creates a buzz of curiosity for their guests."

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Celebrity Baby Shower

From NY Daily News

Celebrity Baby Shower

December 2013
Lady Gaga was at Catalyst Ranch with boyfriend Taylor Kinney! The cast of the television show, Chicago Fire, celebrated a baby shower with a New Orleans theme complete with a big band. Mother Monster herself was partying in the Cha Cha Room.
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The Succulent Wife

The Succulent Wife

The Succulent Wife
July 2013
The Succulent Wife featured Catalyst Ranch and owner Eva Niewiadomski on their blog focused on lifestyle content for women 50 and over. Blog post writer Anne-Marie Kovacs is creator, curator and trend-watcher at The Succulent Wife. She is also Principal at the marketing agency BOOMBox Network.

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Real Wedding Cait and Jonathan

Ocken Photography

Real Wedding Cait and Jonathan
December 2012
Cait and Jonathan’s sparkling personalities shone through during their wedding reception at Catalyst Ranch. The big day was filled with untraditional touches like a lantern instead of a bouquet, a piñata, and a wedding dress with peekaboo red trim embroidered with favorite song lyrics.
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Ocken Photography

 

 

Craft Social Chicago

Alaina Bos

Craft Social
March 2011
This public event was a chance to have fun, craft, and meet amazing people. The event included 15 different projects in every genre of craft from paper cut art to ceramics. Participants were able to decide which projects they wanted to make and then sit at a table and create. While hand crafting their projects, participants met new friends and professional crafters.
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Jennifer Kathryn Photography

 

Celebrating Marriage Equality History

CBS Chicago

Celebrating Marriage Equality History
June 2011
CBS wrote an article covering the moment in Chicago when civil unions became legal for same-sex couples. Check out the press for our Under A New Moon event that married 6 couples at the stroke of midnight, starting the city-wide celebrations of this momentous occasion!
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Jeremy Lawson Photography

 

 

Real Wedding Gizelle and Steve

Steve Koo Photography

Real Wedding Gizelle and Steve
August 2009
A summer wedding isn’t complete without gorgeous bright colors to add life to the celebration. Gizelle and Steve’s vibrant personalities were a perfect match for the Polka Room. Their wedding was clearly a joyous occasion!
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Steve Koo Photography

 

 
Borrowed & Blue

Impressions of the World
Aug 2016
Video of the wonderful Art Show-Impressions of the World hosted by Meredith Kopelman.

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Borrowed & Blue

Borrowed & Blue

Jessica & Alexander - Colorful Chicago Wedding at Catalyst Ranch
Oct 2015
Wedding photos!

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Top 10 Wedding Venues in Chicago

Bouquet Catcher

Top 10 Wedding Venues in Chicago
July 2014
Catalyst Ranch is thankful to have so many great reviews on Yelp from past clients. Thanks to Bouquet Catcher and our Yelp! fans for voting Catalyst Ranch as one of the Top 10 Wedding Venues in Chicago.
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Outer Space Themed Baby Shower

The Little Umbrella

Outer Space Themed Baby Shower
November 2013
Rockets and aliens are not just for boys! Naturally Your Events planned a super cute baby shower for Little Captain Lucy. The upcoming arrival of the baby girl was celebrated with unique floral arrangements, a onesie decorating station and adorable desserts.
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Liesl Diesl Photography

 

CBS Chicago: Best Places to Host a Wedding Reception

CBS Chicago

CBS Chicago: Best Places to Host a Wedding Reception
October 2013
We are honored to be selected as one of CBS Chicago's Best Places To Hold a Wedding Reception. "An unforgettable reception must be in a location that reflects the style of the new couple." We couldn't agree more!
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Bella Photography

 

Holi Festival Wedding Inspiration

Style Me Pretty

Holi Festival Wedding Inspiration
May 2012
This Holi Festival-inspired wedding shoot by Naturally Yours Events is packed full of joyful and fun-filled details from the start of the al fresco ceremony to the end of the vibrant, geek-chic reception at Catalyst Ranch. Pulling inspiration from the Indian holiday that marks the end of winter, this creative team of experts crafted up adorable details that celebrate life, love and lots and lots of color!
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Shane Welsh Photography

 

 

Real Wedding Megan and Dan

Victoria Sprung Photography

Real Wedding Megan and Dan
June 2011
Megan was a DIY bride that pulled together all the delicate details of their movie themed wedding. The yellow and grey details in centerpieces, bridal party outfits and stationary added sophistication to the playfulness of the venue. The movie themed programs were a hoot!
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Victoria Sprung Photography

 

Shulie’s Bat Mitzvah

Danielle Aquiline Photography

Shulie’s Bat Mitzvah
December 2010
Shulie and her family had a blast celebrating her Bat Mitzvah reception. The iShulie centerpieces reflected all her favorite things and the entire family was able to mix, mingle and enjoy the dance floor.
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Danielle Aquiline Photography

 

 

Real Wedding Alima & Matt

Malia Rae Photography

Real Wedding Alima & Matt
October 2010
Alima & Matt's wedding ceremony and reception was filled with bouquets of balloons and candy galore. With backgrounds in different cultures, the diversity of Catalyst Ranch was a perfect spot to bring their families together.
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Malia Rae Photography

 

 

OffBeat Bride

Offbeat Bride

Chicago's most intriguing venue
June 2016
...after you see these photos, you'll understand why and most certainly end your unique Chicago wedding venue search. (Especially when you scroll to the end and see their special Offbeat Bride discount!)...

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A Modern Family Wedding Inspiration

Sassy Chicago Weddings

A Modern Family Wedding Inspiration
May 2014
We partnered up with City Girl Weddings for this family wedding photo shoot. The inspiration for the shoot was family fun all wrapped up in a whimsical love fest. Set in a backdrop of a life lived in color, Catalyst Ranch proved to be the perfect setting for the playful couple and their equally energetic children.
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Ocken Photography

 

Rock 'n' Roll Elegance Wedding Inspiration

Sprung Photo

Rock 'n' Roll Elegance Wedding Inspiration
September 2013
Skulls, violet hair, deep purple lilies, tattoos and moody lighting brought a touch of dark elegance to this styled wedding shoot. An Urban Affair helped us plan all the little details and photography was provided by the talented Victoria Sprung Photography.
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Real Wedding Alexis & Matt

Barry Phipps Photography

Real Wedding Alexis & Matt
August 2012
Every photo from Alexis and Matt’s wedding is full of big smiles because a good time was had by all. The Polka Room provided the backdrop for their simple yet elegant ceremony. There was lots of dancing throughout the night and the party wouldn’t be complete without a horah!
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Barry Phipps Photography

 

 

Earth Day Celebration

Cage and Aquarium

Earth Day Celebration
April 2012
Mother Earth deserves a party too! Chicago Green Wedding Alliance brought members and friends to Catalyst Ranch to celebrate Earth Day. As a proud member of CGWA, the Catalyst Ranch team was happy to support this zero waste, sustainable event and promote green events and living.
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Cage & Aquarium Photography

 

 

Event Camp Chicago

Icon Presentations

Event Camp National Conference
February 2011
An Exciting amalgamation of social media experts, events industry thought leaders, crowd sourced content and lively engagement.
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Real Wedding Careid and Paul

FLB Anderson

Real Wedding Careid and Paul
2010
Careid & Paul's rockabilly style brought cool influence to their wedding. The Maid of Honor sang Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire during the ceremony and the flower girls were too cute in matching summer dresses in a red Radio Flyer wagon.
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LB Anderson Photography

 

Real Wedding Martha and Julio

Honey Bee Weddings

Real Wedding Martha and Julio
August 2009
This Mexican couple wanted to let their culture shine in their Day of the Dead themed wedding. Playful magenta and tangerine colored tied together all the details including Gerber daisy floral arrangements, Loteria cards, the polka dot cake and party favors, just to name a few.
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Jeremy Lawson Photography

 


 

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