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kate & christian

Artifact Events | Chicago Wedding Venue

Artifact Events is one of our favorite Chicago wedding venues, and we are always so happy to get back there. The year-round space is super versatile and ready for any kind of weather. The layout variety, event amenities, and wedding team create an amazing experience for all the guests (and wedding photographers, too). This unique Chicago wedding venue offers plenty of built-in architectural design elements that lend themselves to beautiful photo compositions for your wedding day.

 Connecting with Our Couples

When finding wedding vendors, it’s important to consider the relationship and communication as much as the quality. You want someone you can trust and connect with. When I (Pavel) first met up with Kate and Christian, I knew right away it was a great fit! We loved their vision, and Kate and Christian were so amazing to work with. They were down for creative, fun, and poignant images. Somehow, they used my prompts and effortlessly took them to the next level—they were complete naturals in front of the camera. These two were up for anything, and that adventurous, creative spirit always gives way to phenomenal photos.

The chemistry between Kate and Christian is fireeee! They wear their hearts on their sleeves and have fun living in the moment. Their wedding day was filled to brim with priceless moments and heartfelt memories in the making—it was truly an honor to capture it all for them so they can relive the day for years to come.

Needless to say, we had a complete blast, and their reception was just epic. The talented Bluewater Kings Band enticed even the shyest guests out onto the dancefloor for a great time. Then, as gorgeous as she was, Kate wasn’t about to let her gown get in the way of a good time at the end of the night. After the first dance, she surprised everyone with an equally-stunning sequined party dress and cute sneaks to dance the night away.

Chicago Wedding Venue Spotlight: Artifact Events

Situated in the heart of Chicago’s historic district, this venue beautifully captures the retro industrial essence of the city.

Artifact Events Key Features 

Industrial / Warehouse

Venue Spaces:
6+ (You can mix and match spaces and seating arrangements for a customized experience.)

Indoor / Outdoor / Courtyard Options:

Guest Capacity:
250 seated dinner, 500+ standing cocktail reception

Other venue features:

  • Catwalk ceremony entrance
  • Multi-level venue / balcony area
  • Built-in bars
  • Lounge area
  • Wedding suite
  • Free parking
  • Bar service
  • Ambient lighting + décor
  • Venue furniture available

Feelin’ the Love | A Note From the Happy Couple

“Where do I even begin?! I wish I could give The Adamkovi Wedding Photography team 10 stars. Pavel was an absolute dream to work with for our wedding day!! He was extremely responsive from the moment we reached out, always super friendly and transparent with every interaction, and captured our day perfectly. Not to mention he is also extremely fun and outgoing—our guests loved him and had so much fun taking pictures!

We took pictures at a hotel for our first look, offsite in Lincoln Park, at our venue before the ceremony, along with after the ceremony at the venue. The [venue’s event] team made everything so easy no matter where we needed photos taken. There were lots of moving parts, but I never had to worry about The Adamkovi team because they stayed on top of EVERYTHING. Making sure the night goes perfectly can be stressful on a bride; however, Pavel took away any stress related to photos or capturing the big day and for that I am SO grateful for him!!

If you need a photographer, look no further because The Adamkovi is EXACTLY what you need! Thank you, Pavel and Kristen. We appreciate you so much and can’t recommend you enough!”

The feeling is mutual, Kate and Christian, and we wish you both the very best!


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