Q: Can we come and tour the space?
A: Absolutely- by appointment only. We do tours Monday-Friday and on Saturdays pending availability. We also have a 360° tour that you can check out in the mean time.
Q: What is included in a private event rental?
A: Morgan’s on Fulton includes all furniture (dining tables, lounge, high boys etc), linen napkins, glassware, tableware, staff, basic A/V, string lights (on the Penthouse level only). Furniture inventory available here. Any additional rentals are availalbe upon request.
Q: Can I put a hold on a date?
A: We can usually accommodate a courtesy hold for three days.
Q: Do you have F&B minimum requirements?
A: Yes we do. We charge a flat fee for room rental plus a Food and Beverage Minimum, which varies throughout the week. Please inquire for rates.
Q: Can I bring in my own alcohol?
A: Negative. Non-profits may be eligible for special exceptions.
Q: What is your rental period?
A: Our standard rental package includes 3 hours of load-in, 6 hours of event time and 1 hour for load out. Additional time is generally availalbe by request. Shorter events can also be accommodated.
Q: How late can we rent the Penthouse?
A: With the enclosure open, the Penthouse can be utilized until 11pm throughout the week. With the penthouse fully enclosed, it can be rented until 2am Sunday-Friday and 3am on Saturday.
Q: Do we need event insurance?
A: Yes. You will need to provide a certificate of insurance for your wedding. We are happy to provide an example of what’s needed or recommend a broker to work with.
Q: Is there parking available?
A: There is no available onsite parking for guests or vendors as Fulton Market is extremely limited on parking. However, we do work with a great valet company that can provide service if you would like. Please contact Ryan Hansen at Chicago Valet Parking firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a few parking lots within walking distance for bigger vehicles. No vehicles are permitted in the alley behind the building at any time.
Q: Can my vendors park in the loading zone during an event?
A: No, but vendors can unload items with flashers on and then take vehicles off site for parking.
Q: Does Morgan’s have vendor restrictions?
A: No, please feel free to work with the professional of your choice. We have recommended vendors we are happy to connect you with if need be.
Q: Any decor restrictions?
A: We allow most decor, including open flame candles (in a hurricane glass taller than the flame) – please run any unusual ideas past our staff so we can prepare accordingly. We do not allow glitter, confetti. No smoking, fires, or fireworks allowed onsite.
Q: Are Dogs allowed at Morgan’s On Fulton?
Q: Are live bands permitted?
Q: What is required to secure an event date?
A: 33% deposit and a signed contract.
Q: Are you handicap accessible?
A: Yes, we are fully ADA compliant throughout the entire building.
Q: How do our guests access the private event space?
A: We have a private stairwell that leads to the Loft level and an elevator on the ground floor that can access either the Loft or the Penthouse. The elevator entrance is through our restaurant, Marvin’s
. We will include a door host to greet your guests and provide them with further direction.
Wedding Specific FAQs
Q: What is your capacity?
A: For a seated reception, we can accommodate 160 guests. For a cocktail reception with soft seating we can host up to 250 guests.
Q: Do you offer wedding coordination?
A: No. We are a small team and intent on providing you with the best experience. With that said, we provide a day-of operations manager to make sure that everything regarding the venue is buttoned up and perfect. We require that you hire a professional planner or day of coordinator for all wedding details and logistical coordination.
Q: Is there an on-site bridal suite?
A: No. we recommend getting ready at your hotel (there are many excellent hotels/ B and Bs in the area).
Q: Can we hold a rehearsal the day before the wedding?
A: Yes, but timing will need to be worked around other events happening that day. We usually schedule final rehearsals about three to four weeks before your wedding date.
Q: Can we make our own floor plans?
A: We have several floor plan options for the rooftop reception to work from.