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Venues in Rockford,
(815) 540-2263

About Us

The Standard on State is an elegant wedding venue for couples in search of a unique spot to say “I do” in Rockford, Illinois. This sophisticated venue offers a memorable rooftop experience atop a historic space that you and your guests will love. This space features elegant chandeliers, stately columns, and exposed brick walls that contrast against rustic metal features. With a stunning combination of old and new, The Standard on State is perfectly suited for your industrial or vintage-style wedding festivities, and you’ll love transforming this special space into the venue of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue has two unique event spaces, and can cater to 260 of your loved ones. Covered and uncovered outdoor options are available on their one-of-a-kind rooftop, featuring a breathtaking conservatory and garden, which boast magnificent views of the historical downtown Rockford architecture. This venue also has a luxurious bridal suite for easy and convenient pre-wedding prep. Guests will also have access to a second-floor dining room. All of these gorgeous spaces provide a beautiful backdrop to your day, and you’ll love looking back on this perfect venue in all of your wedding pictures for years to come.

Services Offered

This venue is available for all of your wedding festivities, from the engagement party and bridal shower to your rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. From event planning to setup and clean up, the staff at The Standard on State will assist you as they work with your outside vendors to ensure that your big day is successful and streamlined. This venue also offers in-house catering and an in-house bar, making it easy to wine and dine your guests as you celebrate together.


Executive Chef Paul Sletten is passionate about cooking and sharing delicious food with others. His restaurants focus on farm to table cuisine with great local ingredients. You can expect his catering staff to create the same exceptional experiences for you and your guests on your special day as what you would receive in his upscale restaurants.

Katie Gauen

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  • Sara and the team at The Standard are the venue combination dreams are made of! We decided The Standard was our reception space almost as soon as we walked in. The building itself is absolutely stunning, and an exceptional combination of industrial and romantic. When the pandemic forced us to change our plans multiple times, Sara was readily available and even proactively reached out to us to provide reassurance and as much information as she could. There were a lot of stressful parts of navigating a COVID wedding but working with the team at The Standard was NOT one of them. Although we couldn't hold the reception we want to on our wedding day, we are thrilled to be working with them for our one year anniversary party. Run don't walk if you're looking for an amazing midwest venue!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 2,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 2,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 2,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 2,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Garden, Loft

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, November, December

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