With its repurposed industrial spaces, historic hotels, and lush parks, Chicago has many great venues suitable for weddings. For couples who want to tie the knot soon, the availability of venues can be tricky unless they plan to have quick City Hall ceremonies. So it doesn’t hurt to plan and book early either of these venues:
1. The Exchange
The Exchange is one of the fully customizable venues with historic architecture, four stunning rooms, and Chicago’s most iconic creations and chef.
From spectacular galas for holding up to around 300 guests to private gatherings and intimate meetings, The Exchange also features a grand marble staircase, expansive adjacent underground parking, a Michigan Avenue entrance, and two bars. And their team of planners welcomes opportunities to curate unforgettable experiences for every occasion.
2. Wedgewood Weddings
This beautiful outdoor wedding venue is among the most affordable venues in the Chicago suburbs. This affordable wedding venue sets a romantic mood through its lush green surroundings and dreamy waterfall.
What’s more, the venue is flexible with the timings and will be helpful when choosing caterers as well as other amenities related to the event.
3. The Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel is a venue popularly known for hosting weddings. Opened in 1920, it is now more than 100 years old, serving celebrities, world leaders, queens, kings, and many special wedding ceremonies.
The venue is also home to the dazzling Grand Ballroom, the extravagant French Room with silk wall coverings, and the glorious Gold Lake Michigan, making it a more suitable venue for couples looking to tie the knot.
4. Artifact Events
This venue has four indoor spaces often available for weddings, which may hold up to over 200 seated guests and another 500 standing guests. If you prefer holding your cocktail hour or ceremony outdoors, the venue’s courtyard can accommodate around 270 guests standing.
Situated in the historic Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago, this venue consists of four different industrial buildings combined to create the most memorable and quirky wedding venues. Metal walkways and vintage cars also add elements of uniqueness to this masterpiece.
5. The Lytle House
If you want to escape the congestion and noise of Chicago without having to leave the city, then Lytle House is the right venue for you. Its continual outdoor-to-indoor space, high ceilings, exposed bricks, large factory windows, and original industrial details will all give you the feeling of being in an open space.
6. Morgan Manufacturing
The venue is situated in Chicago’s West Loop and provides more than 32,000 square feet of space. It works perfectly for a small wedding ceremony. It is also designed with more focus on modularity, and is housed in a recently renovated historic building. Steel, glass, exposed concrete, and soaring ceilings constitute the industrial Morgan Manufacturing is well-known for.
In addition, the Skylight feature 6-pitched skylights and a built-in bar, flooding the room with natural lighting. It may accommodate various seated options without or with vast reception style options and dance floor.
If you plan to get married in Chicago, the city is filled with many unique wedding venues, regardless of the vibe you want. And if you always envision tying the knot outdoors, you have too many options, ranging from The Exchange to Moran Manufacturing and the Lytle House.