10 Best Wedding Venues for Every Chicago Couple

Choosing the perfect Chicago wedding venue can be incredibly stressful and time-consuming. Luckily if you’re looking to get married in Chicago, there are plenty of historic hotels, fascinating architecture and breathtaking views to match the style of wedding you are looking for. Though there are hundreds to choose between, we have put together a list of the top 10 wedding venues to make your special day that much more perfect. 

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Ravenswood Events Center | 4043 N Ravenswood Ave

This former billboard warehouse on the North Side radiates Chicago industrial chic. This wedding venue in Chicago features high ceilings and walls provides an open-concept space with incredible natural lighting.

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Chicago History Museum | 1601 N Clark St

Steps from the lake, this Lincoln Park wedding venue is the perfect place to host a wedding. From the lush gardens in the backdrop, historical rooms and unforgettable architecture, the Chicago History Museum has everything you need.

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Ovation Chicago | 2324 W Fulton St

This West Loop Chicago wedding venue is nestled in an old foundry building that has been redesigned into a modern industrial event space. The Wooden ceilings and iron beams in this place are the perfect backdrop for any rustic wedding theme.

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Café Brauer | 2021 N Stockton Dr

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Café Brauer is one of Chicago’s most prized event spaces. With traditional and timeless architecture and a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces, this Lincoln Park venue has something for everyone.

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The Crystal Gardens | 700 East Grand Avenue

This Chicago wedding venue features a glass atrium and is located at Navy Pier. This place is the perfect venue for those who are looking to add a little greenery to their wedding. Featuring a 50-foot arched ceiling that showcases plenty of plants and fountains, you’ll be surrounded by nature on your special day.

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Chicago Cultural Center | 78 E Washington St

If you’re looking to include culture to your traditional wedding theme, the Chicago Cultural Center is the perfect venue for you. Because it is located downtown, there are plenty of photo opportunities surrounding this venue, including some of Chicago’s biggest landmarks.

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Rockwell on the River | 3057 N Rockwell St

Located in Avondale, this Chicago wedding venue encompasses rustic vibes with the exposed brick interior and beam construction. The skylit roof at this place will provide plenty of natural sunlight for your picture-perfect wedding day.

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Theater on the Lake | 2401 N Lake Shore Dr

Designed in 1913, this unique venue adds Chicago historical value to classic elegance. The event space sits on the waterfront, providing stunning views year-round and a gorgeous view South to the skyline.

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The Drake | 140 E Walton Pl

This quintessential Chicago hotel opened in 1920 and overlooks Oak Street Beach. With two large ballrooms framed you’re sure to find the space you need for your larger-than-life wedding day.

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Columbus Park Refectory | 5701 W Jackson Blvd

Located in Chicago’s famous Columbus Park in the West Side, this venue provides a large dance floor, a grand piano and overlooks the lagoon. Enjoy the serene country club setting while still nestled within the city. Conveniently for you and your guests, there is free parking at this Chicago wedding venue!


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