I feel a little left behind here on this one. Apparently the Goose Island Barrel House has been hosting weddings for a few years now. The entire Eight Hands Photography team was blown away the second we walked in. From the outside you have no idea what gem of a Chicago wedding venue lies inside. The Goose Island Barrel House wedding venue should be at the top of every engaged couples list of venues to check out. It comes with tone of amenities, character, and value.
The Goose Island Barrel House wedding venue is described as an event space for craft beer lovers. This is THE spot where they age their world renowned Bourbon County Brand Stout. Every craft beer lover should be begging to have their wedding here. Even for the couples that don’t love craft beer this place offers more character and beauty than most wedding venues in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs. It is truly a unique event space that pays tribute to Chicago Industrial roots with great staff, great space, and great beer. We will try to highlight as much about the space as we can but it would be impossible to show the entire thing without actually being there.
When you are ready to book this incredible space give us a call so we can chat everything photo. There are so many incredible spaces just within the building including the massive barrel storage facility. Don’t pass up this gem of a wedding venue in Chicago.
Read more below about our newest addition to our Top Wedding Venues in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs list.
The Goose Island Barrel House wedding venue offers so many incredible amenities, especially from a Chicago venue. So many venues are going bare bones and a la carte so to see a space including so much is so refreshing.
Weddings at Goose Island Barrel House include:
- Seating provided for up to 100 guests(more can be rented)
- (10) 10′ walnut tables
- (5) Walnut Highboy tables and Barrels
- Cellar Room with 3 hightop tables and 30 stools
- Grounds security personnel
- Complimentary valet parking for all guests
- 10 hour rental time for set-up and tear down with a 5 hour event time
- (3) classic Goose Island beers included for up to 100 guests(Charge for more than 100 guests)
- Cider and additional beer selections available for an additional charge
- Personalized beer tasting for the bride and groom
- 4K laser projector
If you want, which you should, you can add Barrel House tours for $150. This includes tour guides four your guests. Almost every guest takes advantage of this opportunity so don’t pass it up!
Then scroll to the bottom for pricing information.
Wedding Ceremony at Goose Island Barrel House
A wedding ceremony at the Goose Island Barrel House is held in the main venue space. It is all held in the same space so there is no need for moving guests around and flipping ceremony and reception spaces. Your wedding ceremony at Goose Island will be held in front of your guests comfortably seated at their tables with a beautiful background of old bourbon barrels floor to ceiling. Also, the ambiance of the space is so industrial yet romantic with exposed brick, dark floors, arched doorways, and tributes to the beer that is barreled here.
Goose Island Barrel House Wedding Reception
The main room at GIBH is approximately 4200 square feet and can accommodate 150+ guests seated or 250 guests for a cocktail reception. The venue includes seating for up to 100 guests but more seating can be rented if needed. The main room is where the massive 50 foot long bar sits. There is plenty of room for gift tables and every decoration your heart desires. The 12 taps that span the bar are sure to keep your guests moving. It would be rare for you to see a line forming at this bar with the speed they work at.
Tasting Room at The Goose Island Wedding Venue
The tasting room at the GIBH is right around 1100 square feet and has tons of character. You feel like you are walking into an old wine cellar through the arched brick doorways. Massive high top tables give your guests a place to get away and snack on hors d’oeuvres and sip on an iconic Goose Island beer in a cozy atmosphere. Also, the wall is lined with real bottles of all the high end and rare Goose Island Beers from the years past. Plenty of high top tables and and stools make this such a versatile space.
Goose Island Barrel House Wedding Pricing
Weddings at Goose Island Barrel House have a starting range of $5,000-$10,000. Their pricing is pretty straightforward and doesn’t seem to have any hidden stuff. Events held Monday through Thursday start at $5,000. Events held on Friday and Sunday start at $8,500 and weddings on Saturday start at $10,000. You truly can’t go wrong at this place. For everything that you get, including one of the most unique weddings venues, this is a steal.
This is the newest addition onto our top Chicago and Chicago suburbs wedding venues list!
Head on over to their website and go check out the space ASAP.
Location: 603 North Sacramento Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612