Special Occasion Events

Wedding or mitzvah? Catalyst Ranch is all about throwing a great party. We make it super easy for you to be the host with the most and not get your hands dirty. Since the rooms are fully furnished with an eclectic mix of vintage and ethnic pieces, there are no rentals needed. Guests will have plenty of places to recline, cozy up in a corner, find a private nook or put their feet up between dance numbers.


As for food at your celebration, we’ve teamed up with some of the most scrumptious caterers in Chicago! They’re chock-full of tasty ideas and talent. Jump to our full special events website for more information on catering

Event Planning

Don’t fret about planning your event alone. Our Gala Girls are here to guide you all the way, whether it’s introducing you to some great vendors, pointing you to the vintage photo booth or figuring out the perfect layout for the room. No matter if your planning timeframe is two weeks or two years, we can help.

Let’s celebrate Catalyst Ranch style!

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I was looking for an event space to celebrate my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah and Catalyst Ranch was perfect! It is bright and colorful and happy and just gives off a wonderful vibe. It is unconventional and so different from any other venue we looked at. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. They have relationships with all the vendors that you need which makes planning a party there very easy and they are all a pleasure to work with as well. It is such an interesting space with so many things to look at and a great color palate, you don’t really need to decorate at all. We used the Polka and adjacent Tango rooms which worked out great for having quieter areas for talking, enough space for eating and plenty of room for dancing. We loved our party there and it worked out perfectly. It’s an original!
Elizabeth P.