Corporate Events Manager
Although he’s the newest member of team, Jerry has many years of experience in the Chicago events industry. He loves getting out into nature whenever possible with his fiancé, Alyse and their little black pug, Stella. A lifelong artist residing in nearby Humboldt Park, his natural creativity lends itself to the inspiring atmosphere of Greenhouse Loft.
Owner + Photographer
Having owned a photo studio for over 30 years in Chicago, Steve has long recognized the value of creative spaces, not only for photography, but for all types of meetings and events. Nothing brings Steve more pleasure than seeing his clients achieve their goals in the creative light filled space that he helped create. Many years ago, Steve and his wife bought their first home in Logan Square, a vibrant and creative community, the birthplace of their two children, and now the location of Greenhouse Loft.
+ Where is Greenhouse Loft located?
Our address is 2545 W. Diversey Avenue on the second floor of the Green Exchange building, conveniently located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.
We’re 1 block east of the I-90/94 Diversey exit. When driving southeast (toward downtown) it’s exit 46A, when driving northwest (away from the downtown high rises) it’s exit 46B. We’re approximately 10 minutes from downtown via car, not accounting for traffic.
By public transit:
By air: Chicago is serviced by O’Hare International Airport (ORD) which is 12 miles from Greenhouse Loft, and Midway International Airport (MDW) which is 15 miles from Greenhouse Loft.
+ How does parking work?
For your convenience, we have several parking options:
Parking garage - located at 2445 W. Schubert, it’s a 4-5 minute walk to/from Greenhouse Loft and costs $2-5/day per car
Street parking - approximately (125) free public parking spots within 3 blocks of Greenhouse Loft, plus approximately (30) metered spots
Bike parking - available directly outside of the building, bring your own lock
Private indoor parking with attendant- (50+) parking spots available for groups to reserve after 6pm on weekdays, must arrange in advance.
Private outdoor parking - (25) parking spots available for groups to reserve after 6pm on weekdays, must arrange in advance.
+ What sustainability measures does Greenhouse Loft take?
Sustainability is a top priority for us, so we consciously go the extra mile to drastically reduce your meeting’s waste and overall carbon emissions.
Highlights of our Green Building
+ How is Greenhouse Loft laid out, and how big is it?
Our fully customizable space is 3,600+ square feet, with 16’ ceilings. Floor to ceiling windows along the east wall provide ample natural light and a view of our outdoor garden area; there are no windows along the west side of the room. A kitchen and small green room are attached to the main space. We also have a professional photo studio on-site, adjacent to the meeting room.
+ Can you accommodate breakout meetings? A separate meal area?
We intentionally designed Greenhouse Loft to be uber customizable. As such, some groups setup a ‘general session’ area in one half of the room and use the remaining square footage for breakout clusters or a meal area. Weather permitting, the outdoor space can also be utilized for casual breakout groups. For groups requiring breakouts or a separate meal area, we suggest a maximum of 100-125 attendees depending on your setup.
+ What is the capacity of Greenhouse Loft?
There is no minimum capacity, for maximum capacities according to individual room setups, reference this:
+ Is the outdoor garden area part of Greenhouse Loft and can we utilize it during our meeting/event?
Yes and Yes. The outdoor space is a common area for the Green Exchange building during the day, and can be reserved for private events in the evenings (4pm or later) at no additional charge. We encourage you to take advantage of the outdoor area any time of day, just keep in mind that a few people who work in the building do go out there for fresh air breaks during weekday business hours.
+ Are any amenities included in the rental price?
+ Does Greenhouse Loft provide any decor?
Aside from Greenhouse Loft’s natural beauty, event decor is not provided but can be rented or brought-in. This would include things like table linen, glassware, flatware (if you decide not to use our eco friendly disposable silverware), tables beyond what we have in-house, etc.
We do offer an optional Candle Package, which includes votives throughout the room on all tables and window sills.
+ How does Food & Beverage work?
All-day beverages + light snacks + creative meeting supply packages are available through Greenhouse Loft directly.
Any additional food and/or beverage will be ordered from an off-site caterer; we partner with FIG Catering to service our daytime meeting and a wide variety of catering vendors for evening events. Our list of preferred caterers has been carefully curated, so we’re confident that you and your guests will be impressed by the offerings.
BYOB: Skip the upcharges and corking fees...unlike most venues we do allow you to bring-in your own alcoholic beverages if you wish.
+ How do we order Audio Visual for our meeting?
You are welcome to bring your own AV equipment, or we can connect you with our preferred AV vendor (Sound Investment) for rental information and pricing. Sound Investment is very professional and knowledgeable about setting-up in our space, they’ll take out any guess-work and ensure a smooth event.
+ Can you explain the photography component of Greenhouse Loft? What does it mean for our meeting?
Founded by two professional photographers, Jamie Davis and Steve Ewert, Greenhouse Loft was literally designed with a photographer’s eye; resulting in a spacious and naturally lit meeting and event venue that photographs amazingly. While our on-site photography services are completely optional, it’s hard not to take advantage of these unique offerings as they can truly take your meeting to the next level. Pricing and packages are customized to meet your needs; see the photography section of our website for more details on our offerings like corporate headshots, meeting photos, etc.
+ Do you have any additional hand-out information that I might find helpful when planning my Greenhouse Loft meeting or event?
+ Who can I contact for more details, a site visit, or to book a date?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us at (312) 733-5762
*For weddings or social events please contact email@example.com