The Highland Loft Wedding Venue

There are so many decisions that have to be made when planning your wedding. I remember touring so many venues when Rue and I got married way back in 2013. It is no easy task to overcome. Some of you may have your dream venue planned out already and some of you may be searching all over for your ideal spot. The Highland Loft in Elgin, Il could just be that for you. It is a perfect place to have your wedding day from beginning to end. I’ll break down the many reasons this is true in the coming paragraphs.

The Highland Loft Wedding Venue

Elgin and Fox Valley Area

Elgin is one of the largest cities in Illinois. This river town has a large population and a great downtown to host any large event. Several hotels, restaurants, and bars are all around the area to provide entertainment for your guests in the downtime. The Highland Loft Event Venue is also an easy drive to Schaumburg, Geneva, Naperville, and Aurora or a quick walk to the Metro station.

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The Highland Loft Event Venue Elgin

Highland Loft Elgin is located right in the heart of downtown Elgin. They provide event space for all sorts of events including weddings, corporate events, private parties, and other special events. The Highland Loft wedding venue is a place I recommend everyone to check out if you are planning a Fox Valley Wedding. One of my favorite things about The Highland Loft is that it is a one stop shop for your day from start to finish. The space is 19,500 square feet and offers so many incredible amenities. Go see their amazing groom’s suite, bridal suite, ceremony space, reception space, bar, and dance area before you look at any other venue.

The best part about The Highland Loft is how incredibly flexible it is. They have several different spaces within the space that they can transform into cocktail hour areas, ceremony space, and reception spaces. The sophisticated and trendy vibes can be everything you need for a small intimate wedding or an elaborate event. The almost 20,000 square feet can handle up to 600 guests, has free WiFi, ample parking, and high quality acoustics. The inside is versatile, unique and topped off with a malleable ambiance and super convenient location.

Some of my favorite highlights include the separate dance floor, customizable layout, fully equipped catering kitchen, on-site coordinator, break out rooms, and plenty of audio visual equipment to meet your needs. Also, they have space for more than 60 tables. I am pretty sure that can handle most of the weddings we shoot.

Let’s break down the individual spaces a bit more.

The Highland Loft Bridal Suite

The bridal suite at The Highland Loft wedding venue has just about every option you need in a bridal suite. Giant windows line the side of the room for perfect natural light in the massive space they provide. Also, it is tucked in the corner of the event space opposite off the groom’s suite to ensure you get the privacy you want during that time. Space is provided for hair and make-up artists to do work their magic. The attached bathroom is a huge perk that you really don’t see everywhere. This space is a perfect place to hang out with your best friends and get ready for the best day of your life.

Highland Loft Groom’s suite

Groom’s suites are becoming more and more popular in Chicago area wedding venues. The groom’s side typically requires a few less amenities since they aren’t bringing in crews for hair and make-up. Although, it is nice to have a space large enough for your entire bridal party to get dressed and relax before the day officially starts. The Highland Loft of Elgin definitely did not forget about the guys.

The room is secluded in a corner of the event space at the end of a long hallway. This gives the guys enough space to not accidentally see the bride and have some fun without disturbing anyone else in the space setting up or getting ready. Again, huge windows provide all of the natural light you will ever need. They also nailed it with the little things. Little coat hooks, mirrors, and super comfortable couches make it the relaxing and easy place the groom and groomsmen need.

Ceremony Space

The Chicago and Fox Valley area weather is so unpredictable. With that being said, having a quality indoor ceremony space is a requirement for much of the year. Highland Loft Elgin stepped up to provide an indoor ceremony space for the area. The stunning ceiling design, floor to ceiling windows, and exposed brick create an industrial, yet rustic, space that takes your breath away when you walk in. This whole space is located on the third floor of a historic building in Downtown Elgin on Highland Avenue.

The ceremony space is well lit with natural light from the massive windows Also, it is separate from the reception area so you don’t have to worry about shuffling guests around to tear down and set up for various portions of the day. Hardwood floors run throughout and top off this fantastic space.

Reception Space

The reception space at The Highland Loft wedding venue in Elgin is downright huge. The hardwood floors continue and meet even more massive windows lining the entire side of the building. The ceilings are beautiful and high providing plenty of space for incredible wedding photos. The space can be divided for more intimate settings or left wide open. Also, a massive bar is right in the reception space as well as a dedicated area for a dance floor. I really loved having a separate space for the dance floor because it felt more like the party atmosphere than the typical middle of the table area set up.

The Highland Loft Elgin Price

The cost of The Highland Lost depends greatly on what event you are looking to book. They have flexible rates and can accommodate any event you are looking to host.

Highland Loft Wedding Photos

Go check out The Highland Loft website for more information

The Highland Loft is located at 168 E. Highland Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120 or call them at (847) 254-0621

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