Home Kids Birthday Party Ideas The Sweetest Places to Host a Baby Shower in Chicago By Christa ReedOctober 1, 2021 Search more like this baby-showerfree-rangemom-to-bearts-centerbaby-bumpfeel-goodflower-bedgender-revealbakeryloftonlineranchskybrick Read next Kids Birthday Party Ideas Miracle Treat Day is Tomorrow & Your Blizzard Order Will Give Back to Kids Kids Birthday Party Ideas Starbucks Hack: Here’s How to Order a Candy Corn Frappuccino Kids Birthday Party Ideas Buzz Lightyear Is Getting His Own Movie & Here’s the First Trailer Kids Birthday Party Ideas Channel Your Inner Clark Griswold with These 14 Holiday Inflatables Kids Birthday Party Ideas Our Favorite Pumpkin Products of the Season If you have an ever-expanding baby bump or a friend with a babe due any day, get ready to wow everyone. From an art center to a bakery to a rustic-chic office space (really!), we found baby shower venues in Chicago that mom-to-be and her guests will remember forever. Scroll down to see all of our picks — and read our list of top to-dos with baby in Chicago — and start the prep! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ravenswood Loft Chicago (@ravenswoodloftchicago) Ravenswood Loft This fully furnished 2,000-square-foot open studio space in the heart of Ravenswood accommodates up to 150 people. It features two private bathrooms, kitchenette and reasonably priced hourly rates. They’re uber accommodating with catering—use your own or select from their preferred vendors—and they offer decor and event planning services should you need a bit of assistance.4437 N. Ravenswood, Ravenswood; 312-479-1390; Online: ravenswoodloft.com View this post on Instagram A post shared by Catalyst Ranch (@catalyst.ranch) Catalyst Ranch You'll "ooh" and "aah" when you walk in—promise. Catalyst Ranch is a unique space with a variety of rooms. It’s super-versatile, fun, large but not cavernous, cozy, bright and cheerful. In other words: everything you want in a baby shower spot. Also, it's perfect for people coming from the 'burbs, as it’s right off of the Kennedy.656 W. Randolph St., West Loop; 312-207-1710, Online: catalystranch.com View this post on Instagram A post shared by Free Range Office (@freerangeoffice) Free Range Office Yep, a baby shower in an office -- and one you'll always remember for it's flexibility and rustic-chic appeal. You can bring in your own food and drinks, so it's the most reasonably priced of the bunch. They have tables, chairs, a sofa lounge area, an outdoor terrace, a kitchen and an assistant to help with your bash. This private loft space is a great option for those who want room to roam and a creative vibe.2141 W. North Ave., Bucktown; 312-725-3063; Online: freerangeoffice.com View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sara Jane Wright (@pinojane) Beverly Arts Center We'll let you in on a little southside secret: This is truly a gorgeous building that not enough people know about. On staff are wonderful party planners that pretty much do everything, including budgeting, working with your vendors, decorating and more. Parking is plentiful and there are several rooms within the space that will change the vibe of your event (including an art gallery with rotating exhibits — fun!). Plus, they have in-house bartenders.2407 W. 111th St., Beverly; 773-445-3838; Online: beverelyartcenter.org View this post on Instagram A post shared by Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe (@blue_sky_bakery) Blue Sky Bakery This adorable café and bakery has excellent brunch and afternoon tea options, with food served family-style (perfect for a cozy gaggle of ladies). You can also feel good about booking as they provide homeless and at-risk youth with jobs.3720 N. Lincoln Ave., Northcenter; 773-880-9910; Online: blue-sky-bakery.org View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Clubhouse Oak Brook (@theclubhouseoakbrook) The Clubhouse Big, bold and club-y like no other, Oakbrook's go-to has a whopping six private dining rooms. The menu choice is vast, with a wide variety of platters, stations, buffets and plated meals (think steaks, bacon-wrapped scallops and the like). This is definitely “the spot” if price is no object.298 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook; 630-472-0600; Online: theclubhouse.com View this post on Instagram A post shared by Urban Icing (@urbanicing) Urban Icing If you're looking for bright and cheerful, this ray of sunshine in Bucktown is your spot. Total bonus that you can have an incredibly beautiful — and delicious — cake waiting for you when you arrive. They'll even help with the logistics of catering, decorations, setup and all those little tiny details that go into making an event memorable for mama-to-be.1944 N. Damen Ave., Bucktown; 773-384-4418; Online: urbanicing.com View this post on Instagram A post shared by Space 1858 (@space_1858) Space 1858 This loft-style brick building was designed to pay homage to the urban essence of Chicago with exposed wood beams, large windows and a brick focal wall. It's beautiful, fresh simplicity provides the perfect blank canvas for your party. And an upside for a city location, parking is ample and guest access is convenient.1858 W. Grand Ave., Ukranian Village; 312-651-6619; Online: space1858.com The Lytle House Have a baby shower that oozes cool at this 2,800 square foot space that has free-flowing indoor-outdoor spaces separated by a full-glass garage door and featuring high ceilings, exposed brick, factory windows, original industrial features and green space. You can even color customize the interior and landscape lighting — perfect for a gender reveal, perhaps?5517 N. Broadway, Edgewater; 872-228-5591; Online: thelytlehouse.com — Maria Chambers & Christa Reed Cover photo: Kelly Sikkema via Unsplash RELATED STORIES: 20 Things You MUST Do With a Baby in Chicago Chicago-Inspired Names for Those Quarantine Babies 16 Creative Baby Shower Favors And when baby comes and you can’t muster the energy to cook one.more.meal. . . Dinner Is Served: Meal Delivery Services for Busy Chicago Families.