Wedding in Chicago - Top 10 Gorgeous Chicago Wedding Venues For Your Big Day

Chicago is flanked with historical hotels, ravishing tropical parks and repurposed venues, making the city’s alluring backdrops every bride’s dream. From luxurious banquet halls to serene natural park settings, venues for a wedding in Chicago are bound to deliver on your precious Big Day. The Windy City has a plethora of picturesque and fancy settings for ceremonies, rehearsals, reception and bachelor parties.

10 Best Venues For a Wedding in Chicago

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Chicago houses an array of classic indoor wedding venues and splendid outdoor event spaces with contemporary amenities. Here is a list of the best indoor and outdoor venues for your wedding in Chicago.

Best Indoor Wedding Venues in Chicago

1. Midwest Conference Center

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Serving Melrose Park and Chicagoland, this gorgeous wedding and reception venue with an exquisite 16th-floor ballroom offers a sprawling 35,000 square feet of banquet space with unobstructed views of Chicago’s glittering skyline. The newly renovated meeting centre accommodates up to 1,900 people. They offer all-inclusive wedding packages, including the cost of the cake, in-house 4 courses Kosher and South Asian buffet, 4-hour open bar, hall decor, rehearsal dinner nights and access to a plush and ambient bridal suite. Floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows, tall ceilings and dark wooden accents adorn the place with glitz and old-world charm.
Address: 401 West Lake Street, Northlake, Chicago, Illinois 60164
Capacity: 1,000
Prices: USD 46 - USD 68 per person
Amenities:
  • Indoor amplified music
  • In-house alcohol, catering
  • Business and event facilities
  • Ballroom

2. Chateau Ritz

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The Chateau Ritz is one of the most elegant ivory-built venues for weddings in Chicago and Milwaukee, with 25 years of family-owned heritage. The opulent 10,000 square feet grand ballroom features marble flooring, coffered ceilings, crystal chandeliers and elegant mirrors. Two glamorous flights of a spiral staircase guide the bride’s entrance into the grand foyer. Bridal suites at the Ritz with state-of-the-art facilities, upholstered couches, living space and private powder rooms are where the girls gather to unwind before the special occasion. The versatile venue is a local’s favourite for its scrumptious eclectic buffet and 4-hour unlimited cocktail packages. You will also receive a personalized cake for your reception.
Address: 9100 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Chicago, Illinois 60714
Timings: 10am - 8pm
Capacity: 800
Prices: USD 8,000
Amenities:
  • Grand Foyer
  • In-house catering
  • Grand Ballroom
  • Concierge Services

3. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

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Boasting a wealthy inventory of three ornate ballrooms, a dedicated buffet space, a rustic floral courtyard, and a cosy cafe illuminated with string lights, this 5-star resort in Alsip is one of the best wedding venues in Chicago. Most people choose their largest Grand Ballroom for weddings, having quaint exposed bricks, moody lighting, warm wooden accents and a dance floor. Event coordinators and their restaurant’s executive chef will work with you to chart an event plan, floor setting and interior furnishing, buffet menu and for delivering a custom cake. Complimentary couples suites are offered to the newlyweds, while event packages offer privileges like 5-hour reception parties, 4-hour open bar, centrepieces and linens.
Address: 5000 West 127th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60173
Capacity: 450
Prices: USD 8,986 (50 guests)
Amenities:
  • Business functions, meetings
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Patio, viewing deck

4. Osteria Via Stato

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Resembling, a Tuscan wine cellar with lofted ceilings, ebony archways and neon-lit stone walls, this Italian dine-in wedding venue is all yours to decorate. The walls at the banquet hall are an open canvas for floral and gemstone decor of your choice. This intimate venue is juxtaposed to their authentic Italian pizzeria and cafe decorated with candles and market lights. You can choose from an array of antipasto, artisan desserts and fine liquors for planning the buffet with award-winning chef David DeGregorio. Make your wedding in Chicago romantic and indulgent with their 4-hour premium bar package and delicious thin-crust pizzas off the diner at Osteria Via Stato.
Address: 620 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Timings: 5pm - 8:30pm
Capacity: 250
Prices: USD 105 - USD 250 per person
Amenities:
  • Dressing parlour
  • Concierge service
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • In-house catering

5. Pinstripes

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Pinstripes is one of the most relaxed and stellar venues for weddings in downtown Chicago with bocce during cocktail hour and all-day wedding packages. They offer a gorgeous outdoor patio for weddings and an indoor venue with Victorian stone walls, vaulted ceilings and chandeliers hung from lofty beams. Innovative, classic Italian-American dishes are served for a gourmet family dinner at the Pinstripes Bistro. Your package at this venue will include a luxurious 5-course family meal, an open bar for 4 hours, wine toasts and upholstery. Stay back after you tie the knot for an after-party at the contemporary bowling lounge
Address: 435 East Illinois Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Timings: 12pm - 9pm
Capacity: 250 - 400
Prices:
  • Package: USD 85 - USD 110 per person
  • Food and beverage - USD 9,000 - USD 15,000 per event
Amenities:
  • Event manager on site
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Live music

Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Chicago

6. Silver Lake Country Club

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Owned by an eminent family since the 1930s, this meticulously manicured outdoor wedding venue in Chicago showcases the natural wealth and vibrant flowers of Orland Park. Silver Lake Country Club sits in the picturesque corner of 3 private golf courses surrounded by 400 acres of rolling hills. The setting features a misty lake with a cascading fountain in front of which the bride enters, wrapped around by an exquisite prairie garden. Sophisticated banquet rooms with glass walls and views of the garden are where everyone gathers to drink and dine with gourmet food. The West Patio features a Trellised altar for making your big day a memorable ceremony. Bridal showers at the reception hall and rehearsal dinners are included in their packages.
Address: 14700 South 82nd Avenue, Orland Park, Chicago, Illinois 60462
Prices: USD 55 - USD 85 per person
Timings: 6am - 8pm
Capacity: 200 - 400
Amenities:
  • In-house catering
  • American, Mexican, Italian dining
  • Fine dining guestrooms
  • 4-hour open bar

7. Concorde Banquets

Concorde Banquets, Chicago
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Concorde Banquets creates the feeling of having an entire, ravishing estate to yourself on your special day. Sitting beside the crystalline Lake Zurich, this sprawling heritage venue has served Chicago for 30 years. Couples can enjoy ballroom receptions, and Ceremonies are held under a white gazebo amidst bountiful gardens and ponds that are home to graceful swans. Inside, a winding staircase and magnificent lobby welcome the bride and guests. The lobby boasts oversized chandeliers, floral decor and rustic recessed ceilings. Concorde Banquets offers in-house catering from delectable American brunch to Greek desserts, coffee stations throughout the day and an open bar with cocktails and liquor. Professional event managers take care of every minor arrangement detail at this venue up to 24 hours in advance.
Address: 20922 North Rand Road, Kildeer, Chicago, Illinois 60047
Timings: 10am - 5pm
Prices: USD 4971 for 50 guests
Capacity:
  • Indoor - 800
  • Outdoor - 200
Amenities:
  • BYOB with a corkage fee
  • Restaurant and open bar
  • Dance floor, podium
  • Champagne toasts

8. Encore Events

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Encore Events sits within the mesmerizing golf course at Midlane Country Club. Towering oak and pine trees, glistening lakes and a waterfall add to the venue’s 66,000 square feet of romantic environs. The dynamic wedding celebrations move from an elegant lakeside ceremony to an opulent ballroom and finally ends with a hip late-night party at the trendy lounge. Indoor reception rooms are spacious and loaded with colonial themes. You can add floral centrepieces and several sparklers to the decor. Fully customizable packages include wedding planning, 5 hours event duration, meals, a well-stocked wedding cake, a dedicated bar with premium drinks, wines, and a huge dance floor. 
Address: 4555 West York house Road, Wadsworth, Chicago, Illinois 60083
Timings: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday
Capacity: 400
Prices:
  • Rental - USD 1,895
  • Ceremony - USD 595
  • Package - USD 42 per person
Amenities:
  • In-house catering
  • 4-hour open bar
  • Garden Altar
  • Concierge service

9. Lacuna Lofts

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Perfect for summer weddings, Lacuna Lofts is an artisan wedding venue in Chicago with three unique banquet halls within a building used to be the world’s largest macaroni factory. Spanning 5,000 square feet, this rooftop open-air deck boasts sweeping 5th-storey skyline views. Blank Canvas Gallery is where you go to celebrate with your close friends. Hardwood floors, brick ceilings, garlands and jars filled with twinkle-lights at the gallery create a picture-perfect backdrop for wedding photos. In case you are throwing a bigger party, go to the Reverie Gallery at Lacuna Lofts for enjoying 15,000 square feet of rustic indoor space to accommodate up to 600 of your nearest and dearest. Lunch specials include Kosher and Indian delights.
Address: 2150 South Canalport Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60608
Timings: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Prices: USD 5000 - USD 7,500
Capacity: 700
Amenities:
  • Bridal dressing room
  • In-house catering
  • Clubhouse bar
  • BYOB

10. Events at Independence Grove

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Couples who fancy a luxurious beachfront celebration, indoor festivities and an outdoor ceremony or all three, Events at Independence Grove offers lush gardens and contemporary lounges. Luscious foliage and overhanging trees surround their courtyard gazebo. Guests can indulge in magical parties at the South Bay coastline, fitted with cabanas and chairs. The indoor reception lounge, North Bay Pavilion, is built out of gorgeous cedar, glass and stone carvings, while Audubon Hall offers expansive lake views. The eclectic in-house bar and buffet menu is a smorgasbord of American, Indian, Mexican and European classics alongside tasty drinks. For a refreshing newlywed stroll, 1,000 acres of lush tropical forests and nature trails surround Independence Grove.
Address: 16400 West Buckley Road, Libertyville, Chicago, Illinois 60048
Timings: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Prices: USD 12,000 - USD 19,000 every 100 guests
Capacity: 500
Amenities:
  • Golf course
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Terrace, patio

Cost of Weddings in Chicago

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Chicago is the third most expensive and spectacular destination for weddings in the United States. Couples mostly spend a whopping amount of USD 65,000. There are also plenty of surprisingly affordable venues to celebrate your wedding without compromising luxury and service quality. 

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Weddings are hectic and exhaustive events for brides and grooms to arrange single-handedly. Professional planners for your wedding in Chicago come to the rescue with professional services that would cost you up to USD 1,500. Full day planners with more experience and demand would charge you between USD 3,000 and USD 5,000.

Tips For Couples Planning their Wedding in Chicago

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  • For obtaining the marriage license for your wedding in Chicago, the following steps are necessary: -
  1. Appear with your significant other to any of Chicago’s 6 Vital Locations of the Clerk.
  2. Present proof of age and valid identification card.
  3. Fill the marriage application and sign all documents.
  4. Pay USD 60 for the marriage license fee.
  • For outdoor events, always check with your venue for a Special Outdoor Event Permit to celebrate outdoors in Chicago.
  • Popular wedding styles in Chicago include a semi-formal, casual and black tie.
A grand wealth of amazing venues at affordable prices makes your wedding in Chicago and upcoming nuptials worthwhile and unforgettable. Share your experience and queries about weddings in Chicago in the comments below.

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