Illinois’ Premier

Rooftop Wedding Venue


The Standard offers a unique and sophisticated rooftop experience for wedding receptions, vow renewal ceremonies, milestone birthdays, anniversaries, bridal/baby shower luncheons, and private parties accommodating up to 260 guests. Enjoy the private use of our historic venue which features a luxurious bridal suite, beautiful second-floor dining room, and a breathtaking conservatory & garden rooftop overlooking the magnificent architecture of historical downtown Rockford, Illinois. Your guests will marvel at our elegant chandeliers, stately columns, and exquisite cuisine. Our historic industrial space has been fully restored into an upscale wedding and event venue equipped with a fully accessible four-season rooftop conservatory and gorgeous views. Perfect for your most special day.

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    What Our Couples are Saying

    As a wedding vendor myself, I would never hesitate to recommend The Standard as an extraordinary venue. The Standard has everything you need: a “Man Cave” for the guys to get ready, a BEAUTIFUL bridal suite, a place for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, etc. There’s even bathrooms on each level. I have photographed multiple weddings at The Standard and the staff has never failed to be so incredibly helpful. The Standard is located right in the heart of downtown Rockford making it so easy to find beautiful places closeby for “off site” photos. I’ve found that the convenience and ease of having your entire day at The Standard makes for a stress free wedding day. Every party of The Standard is beautiful and unique. You won’t be disappointed if you have your wedding at The Standard.

    We had THE BEST experience on our wedding day thanks to the entire team at The Standard. The venue is incredible and the customer service matches that. I highly recommend this venue to anyone looking to have a large or small wedding. They can accommodate various styles.

    We were married at The Standard this past June and could not have picked a better venue, worked with a better team, or been happier with how the wedding turned out. Sara helped us to throw the most perfect wedding anyone could have ever asked for. Every detail was exactly as we envisioned, our friends and family had the time of their lives, and we had the best night ever. The venue was pristine from the Man Cave in the basement, to the gorgeous Bridal Suite and the Rooftop and Atrium.

    Sara’s relationships with many of our vendors, attention to detail, and calm nature helped both of us to feel relaxed and able to take the time to take in the importance of the day.

    Thank you for helping us to get to know a new city, and so many wonderful people!

    If you’re looking for a wedding venue or any kind of venue, stop here. The entire staff at the Standard is truly one of a kind. It was the first and only spot we visited on our quest to find a venue, and I knew in my heart it was the right spot. We chose correctly and had the best day of our entire lives. Sara and Johnna were so informative, easy going, and truly there to help. Example: my dad picked up the deserts/wedding cake the day of our wedding, and the bakery forgot to give him the cake. Whoops!! Not only did I have no idea about this, but Johnna was coming up with a solution immediately. She is AMAZING. The venue is beautiful, the food from Abreo was AMAZING, and all of the staff was the absolute best. We still have people coming up to us raving about our venue and our wedding. I’d do it again and again, but only at the Standard!!

    My experience with The Standard has been so pleasant. People say that planning a wedding is the most stressful thing they do, but it’s been a breeze with the staff at The Standard helping me. It’s already so gorgeous and has all the amenities my family needs – tons of bathrooms, wheelchair accessible, insanely beautiful views, and staff that are willing to help.

    We loved having our wedding at the Standard! Our guests all commented on how they had a wonderful time in such a unique location. We had the pleasure of working with Johnna who helped us make our vision come to life and worked with us every step of the way. Johnna was a pro when it came to coordinating with all of the vendors and she made sure the wedding party was taken care of. We would definitely recommend having your event at the Standard!

    My husband and I can’t get over how perfect The Standard was for our December wedding! The venue is absolutely beautiful and full of gorgeous details that really make it one of a kind. It was the perfect location to have both a ceremony and reception, and the transition between the two events was seamless. Johnna and Sara were so helpful with the planning process, especially when it got down to crunch time. The planning website they use is very easy to navigate and all of our other vendors had access to it so they knew our seating chart, floor layout, timeline, etc. Johnna went above and beyond to make the rehearsal and the wedding an absolute breeze. My husband and I, along with our families, were able to fully enjoy the whole day because the staff at The Standard took care of everything. Abreo caters the events at The Standard, and you won’t be disappointed. Paul and his staff were great to work with, and they even made our dream of a homemade ice cream sundae bar come true! The menu was customizable, and they were able to accommodate dietary restrictions for the guests. Most importantly, the food was phenomenal!

    We feel so lucky that we were able to have our wedding at The Standard, and we would not hesitate to recommend the venue for weddings or other events.

    From the minute my daughter and I walked into The Standard, I knew this was the place. Johnna could not have been more helpful, accommodating and patient with us! The setting was beautiful and comfortable for our guests. Abreo does a fabulous job, our food was delicious. They communicated with us how everything was coming together the week prior to the wedding, even sent pictures. We could not have been happier with how the day went! The day after, even my husband was going on about how great everything turned out and that we had made the right choice!

    Thank you to everyone at The Standard for helping to give our daughter the wedding of her dreams!

    I can’t say enough how pleased my husband and I are with the Standard. It’s such a unique and beautiful space, our wedding guests kept commenting on what a killer venue it is. We had a lot of moving pieces to our wedding and reception, and Nicolette and Sara helped everything go perfectly, without a hitch! They helped us think through all the small details and were extremely helpful in coordinating the day-of activities. Highly, highly recommend! We were lucky to find the Standard!

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