Venue Details

Reception Numbers
Standing Reception: 250 | Seated Dinner: 250

more than just a venue

Savage Smyth is Chicago’s creative event venue, a place for innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations to host meetings, create experiences and build connections. Fergus Rooney and Gabrielle Martinez, co-founder of Chicago-based brand experience firm agencyEA, built Savage Smyth, leveraging their 45 years of combined expertise in event production, marketing and design. Savage Smyth offers 8,000 square feet of customizable indoor space with an additional 8,000 square feet of open-air rooftop featuring stunning views of the Chicago skyline.


  • EXPANSIVE ROOFTOP DECK with stunning views of the Chicago Skyline
  • WINDOW-LINED INTERIOR SPACE bringing in natural light year-round 16,000 SQ. FT. of programming space between 2 floors
  • RECOMMENDED CAPACITY 4th Floor – 250 Guests Open Air 5th Floor Roof Top – 250 Guests
  • MAIN LOBBY ENTRANCE with elevator service up to venue space
  • PRIVATE ENTRANCE for discrete entry experience from finished alleyway
  • FREIGHT ELEVATOR direct floor access for load-in of large elements
  • CONVERTIBLE SPACE on both the 4th and 5th floors
  • WIFI available throughout venue space
  • WALKABLE SKYLIGHTS add ambiance to both 4th and 5th floors
  • COAT CHECK built in to venue space



“We recently used Savage Smyth as the venue for our wedding day. When we were looking for venues, we were looking for something unique that felt very “Chicago” because over half of our guests were coming from out of state. We lucked into finding Savage Smyth before they were even officially open and we are so happy we did. The setting is incredible right in the heart of the city with a beautiful skyline view. We did our ceremony on the 5th floor rooftop and our reception on the 4th floor below. Guests loved both spaces, and the rooftop became a popular late night hangout as the reception was dwindling down. The photos we’ve seen so far are incredible as the backdrop of the city is hard to beat!”

– John S., Yelp

“This is one of the most unique and beautiful venues I’ve been in, and I’ve been in quite a few for the work that I do. From the roof top view of the Chicago skyline as our ceremony backdrop, to the expansive loft-style room one flight below, our guests and expectations were blown away by the beauty of each setting. In fact, there was even more that we could do with the space that we didn’t even take advantage of, including a super unique alley-way entrance experience.”

– Alexander R., Yelp



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