The Best Chicago Wedding Venues
Here’s a list of the the best Chicago wedding venues — I’ve gathered my favorite venues based on market research, as well as real-life experiences each of these venues have provided to my former brides and grooms. Chicago is one of the best places to get married, and for good reason! The city and surrounding suburbs are blessed with a wide variety of wedding venues, from classic Chicago hotels, to modern loft spaces, beautiful mansions and estates, and more.
To help you in your search for the best wedding venues in Chicago, I’ve gathered important details about each venue, including contact information, cost, and a few standout features of each. I am periodically updating this list to include new finds and hidden gems I uncover as I serve my couples throughout the spring, fall, and summer wedding season. If you’re curious about a wedding venue in Chicago that’s not featured here, reach out and I’ll set up a tour or discovery call with the venue manager.
Chicago Wedding Venues for bright & romantic photographs
These Chicago wedding venues are among the most beautiful and unique in the area. I’ve featured them here for outstanding service and opportunities for beautiful photographs.
The Montebello Estate
16501 135TH STREET, LEMONT, IL 60439
Situated on 55 pristine acres of land, the Montebello Estate is one of the premiere wedding venues in Lemont, IL, a beautiful locale providing breathtaking architecture and landscapes. For some, it is a fairytale setting, complete with waterfalls, natural stone decorations, and beautiful buildings. It is often referred to as the “Narnia” Estate by locals in the area due to the iconic carved front doors and old-fashion clock post in the front garden. Guests can take advantage of the lounge, outdoor bar, and garden fire pit at this picturesque and charming location.
Cost to book the Montebello Estate
The starting cost for wedding ceremonies at the Montebello Estate is $3,500. Additional fees for estate rentals and food and beverage service may apply.
Montebello Estate Amenities
Private bridal suite, groom’s suite, mansion access, reception pavilion, outdoor garden, five unique ceremony sites, and more.
The Montebello Estate can host a seated dinner with a dance floor for up to 275 guests.
1520 W FULTON ST, CHICAGO, IL 60607 | (312) 952-1520
Located in Chicago’s West Loop, the team at Room 1520 take great pride in ensuring your comfort and happiness throughout the venue space. In addition to the historical loft celebration room with white-washed brick, high ceilings, and a vintage bar, Room 1520 also provides a 650 square foot VIP bridal suite and an outdoor rooftop patio for amazing city views.
Cost to book Room 1520
The starting cost for Saturday weddings at Room 1520 is $6,500. Reduced pricing is available for Friday and Sunday celebrations. A la carte pricing and bar service are also available.
Room 1520 Amenities
Private bridal suite, rooftop with dramatic city views, cozy courtyard with lush ivy, 100+ vessels for candlelight displays for your ceremony or reception, crystal Chiavari chairs, lounge furniture, onsite security, pet-friendly ceremonies, and more.
Room 1520 can host a seated dinner with a dance floor for up to 150 guests.
The Lehmann Mansion
485 N MILWAUKEE AVE, LAKE VILLA, IL 60046 | (847) 356-9911
The Lehmann Mansion was originally built in 1912 as a summer home for Edward J. Lehmann and his family; now, it’s a significant element of the Village of Lake Villa’s history. Beautifully restored to its original style and grandeur, the Lehmann Mansion is equipped with a formal dining room, private suites for the bride and groom, acres of beautifully-maintained grounds for your wedding photos, and more.
Cost to book the Lehmann Mansion
The starting cost for Saturday weddings at the Lehmann Mansion is $2,175. Catering for Saturday events begins at $150 per plate with a 150 guest minimum.
Lehmann Mansion Amenities
Private bride and groom getting ready suites, covered outdoor ceremony space, onsite event planner, china and table linens, chairs, historic mansion and landscaped grounds.
The Lehmann Mansion can host a maximum of 400 guests, with a required minimum of 60 guests per booking.
3S501 NAPERVILLE RD, WHEATON, IL 60189 | (630) 668-5392
Danada House is a beautiful historic wedding venue in Chicago with the perfect blend of natural surroundings, gorgeous historical elements, and a modern, elegant space for partying the night away. Located in Wheaton, IL, Danada House backs up to the beautiful DuPage County Forest Preserve, and the centerpiece of the venue is the charmingly renovated mansion.
Cost to book Danada House
The starting cost to book Danada House for Saturday weddings is $5,000 plus a refundable security deposit of $2,500.
Danada House Amenities
Seven unique ceremony locations throughout the beautifully landscaped grounds, freedom to choose your own caterer, options for indoor or outdoor cocktail hour.
Danada House can host a maximum of 300 guests.
2545 W DIVERSEY AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60647 | (312) 733-5762
If you’re looking for a Chicago loft wedding venue that is light and bright, then the Greenhouse Loft wedding venue in Chicago might be right for you. This 3600 square foot space is fully-customizable with, floor-to-ceiling windows providing a natural skylight into the 16′ high space. The Greenhouse Loft is unique in its commitment to operating as a sustainable wedding venue in Chicago
Cost to book Greenhouse Loft
For Saturday during peak wedding season (April – December) the starting cost to book Greenhouse Loft is $11,000. For weddings occurring January – March, the starting rate is $6,000.
Greenhouse Loft Amenities
Custom farm tables, custom cocktail tables, DJ service included in rental rate, vintage photo booth, candle treatment, private bridal suite, outdoor garden and art gallery.
The Greenhouse Loft can host a seated dinner for up to 175 guests, with a 25 guest minimum. Additionally, the venue can host a cocktail style reception for up to 200 people.
Industrial Wedding Venues in Chicago
If warm, exposed brick and wide open spaces with plenty of natural light are your cup of tea, be sure to check out these industrial wedding venues in Chicago as well:
BRIX on the Fox
260 S WASHINGTON ST, CARPENTERSVILLE, IL 60110
With the service motto of “Your life — your style,” weddings at The BRIX on the Fox are built on the backbone of incredible client service, with an an all-inclusive list of amenities to make your wedding planning process simple and stress-free. Renovated from the remains of the 1880s building that housed the Illinois Condensing Company this wedding venue in the Chicago suburbs features distinctive Haeger Yellow brick walls and warm timber ceilings and wide-open ceremony and reception spaces that are bright and beautiful from every angle. The BRIX is split into two main event spaces: The Two-Sixty, and The Industria.
Cost to book Brix on the Fox
Saturday weddings range between $8,900 and $11,900 depending on which portion of the venue you book. Reduced pricing is available for Friday and Sunday weddings.
Brix on the Fox Amenities
Reclaimed wood farm tables, Tolix chairs, private wedding suite with powder room, programmable LED downlights, DJ lights, photo booth, sound system, Build-Your-Own bar, open catering, planning assistance, and more.
For the Two-Sixty event space, the BRIX recommends a maximum of 300 guests; The Industria can comfortably host up to 200 guests.
166 SYMPHONY WAY, ELGIN, IL 60120
Warm and inviting, the The Haight is one of my favorite suburban Chicago wedding venues with unique spaces dedicated to every part of your wedding day: private suites for the bride and groom, a ceremony space, bar, cocktail lounge, and a banquet hall for your reception. There’s a also a private balcony for outdoor ceremonies or portraits with a view!
Cost to book The Haight
Pricing for receptions at The Haight ranges between $40-80 per head. Additional costs for venue access, catering, and linens may apply.
The Haight Amenities
12,000 square-foot event space, exclusive 12-hour access, free parking, custom farm tables, lounge furniture, three bars, private suites, event managers, wedding planning assistance, as well as set-up and tear-down.
The Haight can host up to 250 guests for ceremonies and seated dinners.
The Highland Loft
168 E HIGHLAND AVE, ELGIN, IL 60120
With 19,500 square-feet of transformable penthouse space, The Highland Loft can be decorated to fit modern as well as elegant wedding designs. Plenty of warm brick walls and oversized portrait windows abound throughout.
Cost to book The Highland Loft
Rentals for The Highland Loft range between $5,000-7,500 per event, depending on the day of the week. Separately priced meals begin at $18 per person.
The Highland Loft Amenities
Malleable event space, free wi-fi, bar, high-end whiskey tasting room, onsite parking, wheelchair accessible.
The Highland Loft can host up to 600 guests.
Featured Wedding Venues in Chicago & Beyond
Hotels in Chicago for weddings:
- The Drake Hotel
- Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
- Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
- Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
- Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel
- Kimpton Gray Hotel
- London House Chicago
- Warwick Allerton Hotel Chicago
- Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront
- JW Marriott Chicago
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