Best Chicago Wedding Venues

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Searching for the best Chicago wedding venues may be one of your very first tasks when it comes to wedding planning. But there are so many wonderful options to choose from, it can seem overwhelming! We’ve rounded up the best Chicago wedding venues for every type of bride and need to make your wedding venue hunting that much easier. And of course, we’re always available to help you decide if you still can’t pick!

Best Chicago Wedding Venues

Wandering Tree Estate

If you’re looking for a gorgeous destination away from the city for an elegant outdoor wedding, look no further than Wandering Tree Estate. This outdoor Chicago wedding venue features 10 acres of gorgeous botanical gardens including a Japanese-style garden, rose garden and woodland garden. There’s also a beautiful lake perfect for hosting that cocktail hour.

We love the flexibility of Wandering Tree Estate, which allows you to work with a variety of vendors to help bring your wedding vision to life, whether it be an elegant tented event or an open air spring wedding.

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

For the traditional bride looking for a classic wedding venue, we love the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. This elegant luxury hotel was voted “Best U.S.” hotel in 2016 by Condé Nast, and is situated in the Gold Coast neighborhood of downtown Chicago. The glamorous ballrooms feature a neutral color palette, allowing brides to create the wedding of their dreams without having to worry about clashing with the venue’s existing decor.

Morgan Manufacturing

Brides looking to accommodate a lot of guests will love the 32,000 -square -foot space at Morgan Manufacturing. This unique wedding venue is housed in a pre-Chicago fire building and offers a chic industrial setting for the modern bride.

Salvage One

Non-traditional couples will love the eclectic vibe at Salvage One, a unique former warehouse space with an enclosed garden that also houses a retail shop with antiques and vintage furniture. Up to 250 guests can mingle at Salvage One, and their ever-changing setup means no event is quite the same. In addition to an eclectic mix of tables and seating for guests, the venue also provides vintage lounge chairs, sofas and two stages to dance the night away.

Chicago History Museum

If you’re looking for a wedding venue that isn’t the traditional hotel experience, the Chicago History Museum is a beautiful option. The outdoor plaza features gorgeous views of Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast, while beautiful cocktail spaces and an elegant reception room are a perfect fit for the traditional bride. The reception and ceremony spaces are also neutral, so you can incorporate your own wedding colors with ease.

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Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

Craving a destination wedding but not keen on traveling? Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena, IL, is a good bet. The 225-acre lake surrounds the resort, which also has 80 lodge rooms and 1- to 6-bedroom villas for all your guests to stay under the same roof. This woodland retreat is a breathtaking venue that will wow.

Odyssey Cruises

Tie the knot on one of Chicago’s best yachts with Odyssey Cruises. The brunch and dinner cruises offer glamorous views of the Chicago skyline, fireworks (on Saturday nights) and all of the traditional wedding fixings like a sit-down meal prepared on-site, DJ, flowers and a totally unique setting. You can even book the rooftop deck for your ceremony and exchange “I Dos” aboard the yacht.

Morton Arboretum

Nature-lovers will feel right at home at Morton Arobretum in Lisle, IL. This idyllic setting features beautiful gardens and breathtaking backdrops that are perfect for unique photo opportunities. The 1,700 acre grounds offers several outdoor garden venues and indoor options as well including a lake-view reception hall.

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London House Chicago

One of Chicago’s newest wedding venues is London House Chicago, which offers an amazing downtown location, has a rooftop option for intimate weddings or a ballroom for larger events. The neutral color palette will suit just about any bride’s wedding style, and multiple private ballrooms can accommodate anywhere from 80 to 270 wedding guests.


For even more Chicago wedding venues we love, or to tour any of these spaces, contact us today. We specialize in making sure all of our brides find the perfect fit with their wedding venue.

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