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

    The Standard was the most beautiful wedding venue and everything about it made our day so perfect. The event coordinators made our day stress free which is incredible and I can’t imagine planning the wedding or coordinating the day without them. They were so attentive, helpful, and positive and went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect. This venue is not your typical wedding venue and it’s sure to impress your guests. It’s the ideal space for a fun, beautiful wedding. Even though it rained and we couldn’t fully utilize the rooftop, the conservatory and every detail indoors was just as, if not more, stunning. The ladies enjoyed the lovely, spacious bridal suite and the guys had fun in their suite downstairs. I strongly recommend The Standard for your wedding venue – you will absolutely not regret it!

    I hosted my wedding here and it was a DREAM. Hotels located nearby. But the service of the staff was amazing. I would highly recommend hiring the day of coordinators if not taking advantage of their wedding planning packages! Totally worth it.

    The Standard is the venue I’ve been dreaming about since I was a little girl. The industrial chic atmosphere coupled with the gorgeous natural light on the 3rd floor atrium makes for a breathtaking venue for any occasion. My husband and I had our wedding at the Standard a few months back and couldn’t think of a single thing we’d change about our venue. The staff was extremely helpful and willing to hop up and lend a hand when they were needed. Our day of coordinator was the perfect level of involved while still not being anywhere near overbearing. Thank you all so much for all the help you provided us before, during, and after our big day! We would recommend this place to everyone.

    Awesome!!! We attended a wedding on the rooftop and dinner reception on the 2nd floor. Amazing how they fixed up this old industrial building. Kept the charm of the old but added modern decor.
    Food was top notch from the hors d’oeuvres in the 3rd floor bar after the ceremony to the exquisite meal following.

    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!

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