• The Herbarium at Bad Hunter

     
    POSTED February 25, 2020
     
  • The Herbarium at Bad Hunter

     
    POSTED February 25, 2020
     
  • The Herbarium at Bad Hunter

     
    POSTED February 25, 2020
     

Already a Restaurant Row haven for vegans and vegetarians, Bad Hunter also happens to house the ultimate urban greenhouse venue to boot.

Located just above the vegetable-forward eatery, The Herbarium at Bad Hunter creates a seamless transition from its bright, airy counterpart downstairs. “There are a ton of beautiful private dining rooms in the West Loop, but space can be limited or dark, often in the basement or back of the restaurant,” says Kat Krzynowek, Heisler Hospitality event coordinator. “The Herbarium spans the length of the second floor, boasting high ceilings, large windows and skylights for an abundance of natural light, a stunning glass backbar, plush velvet seating and plenty of lush greenery.”

From cocktail competitions to weddings or holiday bazaars, with nearly 1,800 square feet of event space The Herbarium can accommodate up to 100 guests for private dining events and up to 150 for corporate and social events and receptions of all kinds. A convenient separate entrance and luxe floor-to-ceiling curtains can help divide the space and create an intimate setting for semiprivate events.

And with one of the West Loop’s most popular restaurants just downstairs, planners can take full advantage of The Herbarium’s dedicated full-service kitchen and bar. “Our Bad Hunter team handles everything food- and beverage-related, allowing us to completely customize and tailor menus, cocktails and wine pairings to your event. And booking is convenient because we offer everything in-house: staffing, furniture, glass- ware, A/V equipment, etc.” says Krzynowek.

Smaller groups of eight or less are an ideal fit for Bad Hunter’s sun-drenched, open-air main dining room and can enjoy seasonal, sustainable and primarily plant-based crowd favorites like butter dumplings or the Bad Hunter Burger from stone-top tables or the eatery’s living garden island.

When it comes to planning events, planners must be choosy when determining the venue. Setting priorities like location, size, and technological capabilities sets them up for a successful event, but often forces them to weed out dozens of venues due to their limitations. Although sometimes, a venue comes along that provides the perfect location, high-speed technology, and much more without having to compromise.

 

Over the years, any corporate event planner can admit to spending countless hours researching the perfect venue or vendors for their gatherings. After attending or hosting hundreds of events, New York-based Daphne Hoppenot was no stranger to this research and was frustrated by its repetitive nature. However, it was planning her wedding in 2018 that pushed her to realize the lack of resources in the corporate events market compared to the wedding industry, and set out to see if other meetings and events professionals were struggling with the same problem.  

 

Salado’s iconic Stagecoach Inn has opened a new event venue: Longhorn Ballroom.