Q: Can we come and tour the space?
Q: Can I put a hold on a date?
A: We can usually accommodate a courtesy hold for three days.
Q: Do we have to use your list of preferred caterers?
A: Yes, our caterers know our building extremely well and ensure that your event runs smoothly from start to finish. If you have a dietary or religious requirement that our caterers cannot provide, we’re happy to discuss alternative options. Please check out our catering partners here.
Q: Do you have F&B minimum requirements?
A: We do not. You can work directly with our preferred caterers on what you envision for your event.
Q; Can I bring in my own alcohol?
A: Negative. We require that you work with our preferred caterers on alcohol needs as well. We are not a BYOB venue. 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.
Q: How late can we party on the outdoor rooftop?
A: Until Midnight on Friday & Saturdays. 11PM on all other days.
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 email@example.com
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. 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: Are Dogs allowed at Morgan’s On Fulton?
A: Absolutely, we encourage it.
Q: Do you do more than 1 event at a time?
A: Nope. Unless it’s a special circumstance that two groups wanted to work out together, your event would be the only one going on.
Q: What is required to lock in an event date?
A: 50% of the venue rental secures your rental date. The remaining 50% is due 30 days in advance of your event.
Q: Can we use real candles onsite?
A: Open flame candles are permitted, but must be in a hurricane glass containing the flame. No real candles are permitted in stairwells.
Q: Are you handicap accessible?
A: Yes, we are fully ADA compliant throughout the entire building.
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 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: What if it rains?
A: We have a tent in case of rain or inclement weather. The tent is an additional $3,200 and needs to be confirmed 72hrs in advance of your wedding day. We cannot accommodate any time exceptions. This is a firm 72 hour notice. The tent is white with clear sides.
Q: Do you offer wedding coordination?
A: Sadly, 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: Can we get ready at Morgan’s On Fulton?
A: We do not have a bridal suite – we recommend getting ready at your hotel suite (there are many excellent hotels/ B and Bs in the area).
Q: Can we decorate?
A: Yes, but please run all decorating ideas by our team for approval. We’re happy to say yes as long as it does not damage the venue. Your vendors will be responsible for setting it up and tearing it down. No glitter, confetti, or sparklers are allowed anywhere inside the building or on the roof.
Q: Are live bands permitted?
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 choose from. After the final event payment is received, floor plans and layout changes can be finalized.