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Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
214 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Have a question? We’re here to help!
What are your rates?
All of our rates vary by day. As well, we do offer different rates for different packages (only ceremony prices, only reception prices, ceremony + reception prices). Typically our events are charged per the hour!
How many guests can The Standard facilitate?
The Standard is able to facilitate 260 people seated comfortably for dinner. That being said, we have had weddings up to 275 which we have accommodated as well as events up to 800 guests. Our dining hall’s maximum capacity is 380 people, our rooftop conservatory's capacity is 150 and the rooftop’s capacity is 300.
Where do we park?
We have full access to the City Market Pavilion parking as well as several other downtown lots. For Fridays during the Summer, Rockford hosts a City Market located in the pavilion. For Friday Summer weddings or events please speak with our Executive Event Coordinator for further instructions on parking.
How can I view availability?
If you have a certain day or month that you are interested in please feel free to reach out to our staff via email. We would be more than happy to send you over our booking schedule!
Do we have to use the on site vendors if we book our wedding/event at The Standard?
Although we do highly recommend Arch Apothecary, London Avenue Designs and White Train Entertainment you are able to bring in whatever vendors you would like. We do, however, exclusively cater through Abreo for all food and beverages served here at The Standard.
Does The Standard allow multiple weddings/events to take place at the same time within the facility?
No, one of the great features of The Standard is we never double book. Our facility is not attached to a restaurant or bar so when it is time for your wedding/event the only people on site will be you, your loved ones and our staff. This creates an extremely intimate setting with no worries of non-invited onlookers. Even if you are hosting a small get together or shower this same rule applies for the integrity of our events.
How do people utilize the three different levels?
Everyone is different but the most common “Wedding Timeline” is to enter on the first floor (lobby) head up to the rooftop for the ceremony and cocktail hour, head to the second floor (dining hall) for dinner, first dances and speeches then back up to the rooftop for celebration and dancing! But, because we never double book our space we are able to have the flexibility to utilize the space however the client would like!
Are napkins and linens provided by The Standard?
Napkins and linens are not provided by The Standard. We highly suggest a local vendor “
for all napkin and linen needs - they have worked with The Standard since we opened and provide incredibly beautiful and reliable services. Our staff has their most basic color and texture options on site for you to look though but for any special linen requests you will have to set up a consultation with their staff.
How do we create a floor plan for our wedding/event?
Upon booking, our clients receive access to all of our blue prints via a program called All Seated. This program allows for them to go in and drag and drop tables and chairs wherever they would like. Our staff has access to each event's floor plans as well allowing us to assist clients in creating their dream layout.
How can I schedule a tour of the facility?
All of our tours are based upon our client's availability so, if you have a certain day/time that works for your schedule please feel free to email our staff and we would love to get a one on one consultation set up for you!
Do you allow holds on dates that are not yet booked?
absolutely, all of our holds are free of charge and last 7 days. This allows full access to that date without anyone else booking it. After the 7 days the holds to expire allowing other clients to book on that date.
Can we have a cash bar at our wedding/event?
Yes, our facility does have all licensing allowing us to facilitate cash bar’s on-site through our caterers Abreo. For more information on cash bars and other catering services please feel free to reach out to our catering team.
What is required to secure a date at The Standard?
In order to finalize a booking here at The Standard, we will need your 50% deposit as well as our contract signed and returned. Your remaining 50% balance isn’t due until one month prior to your scheduled event.
Who will be the point of contact leading up to our wedding/event?
Our staff loves to work hand in hand with all of our clients creating the picture perfect wedding/event that they have in mind! That being said, we love keeping our staff small but with highly trained professionals in the field. Your main points of contact will be our Event Specialist Sara Moore and our Executive Event Coordinator Johnna Beck.
What is included in the pricing for renting the space? Are there any additional fees or taxes on top of the rental fee?
All accommodations included within your rental are listed on our pricing sheet above the wedding/event type you desire. All taxes and additional fees are included in the rental costs listed on the pricing sheet. The only “additional fee” you may face is a $25.00 service fee required with every card transaction. If you are paying in cash or check this fee does not apply.