Catalyst Ranch is Chicago's most creative Meeting and Special Events Space.

How to Choose a Special Events Venue: The Must-Have Checklist

By | 2017-06-29T18:21:14+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Events, Featured Blog, July, Special Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How to Choose a Special Events Venue: The Must-Have Checklist By Kim Jean This is how to choose a special events venue. You arm yourself with the must-have special events checklist. What is on the checklist you ask? First, imagine this: The day you planned for is here, everything is perfect, guests are having the time [...]

Meet Our Newest Catering Partner!

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:30+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Consultants, Creative, Entrepreneurs, Events, Holidays, Interviews, Kosher catering, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

At Catalyst Ranch we know that food is a essential component for any successful meeting.  Who doesn't love tasty morsels to keep their brain working?  Well, we are happy to announce that we now have a Kosher Catering partner for both our meeting side and our event side. Name: Linda Neiman Name of your Company: Zelda’s [...]

Ignite Theatre Presents: Steel Magnolias

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:44+00:00 September 10th, 2015|Categories: Art, Catalyst Ranch, Events, Innovation, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As you may have heard, Catalyst Ranch is producing a theatre series called Ignite Theatre that is launching October 9th.  Our first production is Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. Please welcome director Dan Foss, who has agreed to answer our goofy questions despite his status as a huge talent in the theatre community. Dan has been [...]

#WW: Groom Style Inspiration

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:55+00:00 August 6th, 2014|Categories: #WeddingWednesday, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome back to #WeddingWednesday, our semi-weekly column where we bring you wedding tips, tricks, crafts, interviews, and interesting Chicago wedding happenings from Chicago’s creative wedding venue, Catalyst Ranch. The interwebs, magazines, and fashionistas everywhere have a ton of advice on women’s wedding fashion.  There are infinite possibilities for the bride’s dress alone.  A-line?  Mermaid?  Ball Gown? [...]

6 Unconventional Wedding Registry Ideas

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:06+00:00 May 28th, 2014|Categories: Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome back to #WeddingWednesday, our semi-weekly column where we bring you wedding tips, tricks, crafts, interviews, and interesting Chicago wedding happenings.   Today we're exploring the possibilities of the mysterious wedding registry! Blender? Bed sheets? Blah blah blah. Yes, if you need those things, by all means, put them on your wedding registry! But, ladies (AND [...]

#WeddingWednesday: Top Style Trends For Brides

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:13+00:00 September 25th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome back to #WeddingWednesday, our semi weekly column where we bring you wedding tips, tricks, crafts, interviews and interesting Chicago wedding happenings. This week we’re all about style! Bridal-style that is. Karen Marie Salon in Chicago is full of trendsetting stylists and makeup artists with years of experience making brides look their stylin' best on their wedding [...]

Valentine’s Day: Celebrating Love and Equality For All!

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:25+00:00 February 14th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , |

Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love. This year Valentine's Day is particularly special in Illinois as gay marriage is expected be put to a vote in Senate today. Ever since we started hosting special events, Catalyst Ranch has been a venue that celebrates love for all. In 2006, we hosted a NuptEquality, a vendor [...]