Top 5 Rooftops in Chicago

Top 5 rooftops in chicago

your guide to chicago’s best rooftop venues


Bethany Rae, May 21, 2019

So it’s time to take your next party up a level…to the top floor, to be exact. Let the event experts at Northern Fork be your guide to Chicago’s Best Rooftop Venues. We promise to help your celebration reach new heights.


V Collective Penthouse

833 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago 60607

Max Capacity: 200

This unparalleled rooftop space has sky-rocketed to the top of Chicago’s list of lusted-after locations. Considered a mid-sized venue, this West Loop penthouse feels like anything but. It includes a 2,000SF indoor space {full of stunning, natural light} as well as a 4,000SF deck {with spectacular east-facing views of the Chicago skyline}. The patio has beautiful cabanas, lush gardens, and its own grilling station- and can even be tented if desired. The interior has floor-to-ceiling retractable windows, a full conference room, dining table, and lounge area. There are bars and fireplaces both inside and out; And with tech perks like an ambient sound system, smart TVs, audio-visual capabilities, and wireless internet, absolutely nothing falls short.

{View the photo gallery on Wedding Wire}

V Penthouse

Ignite Glass Studios

401 N Armour St, Chicago 60642

Max Capacity: 350

Artists agree: there’s nothing quite like it. Ignite offers three unique spaces, which can be combined to accommodate a large crowd. There’s a serene urban garden {2,400SF} displaying glass art and fruit trees, an upper rooftop {3,290SF} with dramatic views of the city, and a modern indoor space {3,290SF} with a wall of windows overlooking the tranquil garden. The space will hold 250 for a seated dinner or 350 for a standing reception. Make your event a memorable one by showcasing local glass-blowing artists at work! Your guests will love this raw, artistic space…and you’ll love having a dressing room and reception area as well as WiFi. This cozy setting is truly one of a kind.

{View the photo gallery on The Knot}

Ignite Glass Studios


Gentleman’s Cooperative

111 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago 60604

Max Capacity: 200

The Penthouse at Gentleman’s Cooperative is the epitome of swank luxury.  This venue boasts a well-appointed indoor area {4,000SF}, fully furnished with vintage tufted couches, antique mahogany desks, and exposed brick walls behind a handsome wood bar. Between the 15’ ceilings, large windows, and 1,000SF outdoor balcony, the space feels intimate yet spacious. But don’t fret, all that old world style comes with modern conveniences like AV/screen projectors, surround sound, custom up-lighting, and dimmable chandeliers. Did we mention there’s a billiards room?

{Learn more at Penthouse 111}

Gentleman's Cooperative

Room 1520

1520 W Fulton, Chicago 60607

Max Capacity: 200

Gorgeous touches like its white marble vintage bar and custom color up-lighting make this 4,000SF historical loft an absolute stunner. If you’re planning a wedding, you’ll really appreciate the 650SF bridal suite…equipped with two vanity stations, a private restroom, and big-day necessities like irons, steamers, and ample hanging space. And your guests will love the paved and planted outdoor patio and its remarkable views. Make any event run smoothly with Room 1520’s food truck accessibility, vendor dock and elevator, modern sound-system with iPod hookup, and even a complimentary parking lot {40 spaces}.

{View the photo gallery on Eventective}

Room 1520

Morgan’s on Fulton

952 W Fulton Market, Chicago 60607

Max Capacity: 250

Morgan’s prides itself on “paying homage to the Fulton Market manufacturing and meat packing past” and appeals greatly to those desiring an industrial aesthetic. Four unique spaces {Art Gallery, Loft, Penthouse/Rooftop Terrace, and Studio Lounge} combine to form an ideal venue. From high-end corporate events to unforgettable weddings, this location delivers outstanding amenities such as access to their second-floor setup kitchen and a grilling station, as well as both interior and exterior bars. Indoors, guests will enjoy the floor-to-ceiling windows…while outdoors, they can relax in the cabanas and take in the perimeter gardens. The penthouse clocks in at 1,500SF and the rooftop terrace is a whopping 6,000.


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Morgans on Fulton

No matter which location you choose, be sure to visit Northern Fork events to learn more about current food and cocktail offerings. Together, we’ll take your celebration to the top.


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