4 Chicago Wedding Venues for Romantic Beauty & Stellar Service

Are you looking for a unique setting in the Chicago area to host a spectacular wedding? Don’t miss these four fantastic wedding venues that will make any couple’s dream wedding a reality. From botanical gardens to art galleries to renovated industrial buildings, Chicago wedding venues possess many unique and beautiful qualities.

4 Chicago Wedding Venues for Romantic “I Do” Moments

bride holding the lapel of her groom Chicago Wedding Venues

Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Road

Glencoe, IL 60022

Firstly, the Chicago Botanic Garden is a place where any couple’s dream for their wedding can come true. Couples can celebrate their love amidst a backdrop of peace and beauty in this world-renowned cultural destination. Whether your taste is simple or luxurious, this venue can provide it all. 

Couples pay a facility rental fee and an additional per-person fee for guests. Minimum guest counts and minimum catering orders are required. No ceremonies are allowed unless held in conjunction with a catered reception and arranged with the special events team. Weddings can occur in the Rose Terrace, English Walled Garden, McGinley Pavilion, Rose Garden, or Esplanade. Furthermore, this property is filled with natural light, gorgeous blooms, rows of trees, elegant chandeliers, columns and gates, bridges, vines, brick architecture, and more. 

Wedding packages include: 

  • tables and chairs, 
  • bar service, 
  • dinnerware, 
  • linens, and 
  • catering. 

The venue lists preferred vendors for everything from lighting to live music. 

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Chicago Illuminating Company

2110 Wabash Avenue

Chicago, IL 60616

Secondly, this unique urban indoor and outdoor event space in Chicago is a stunning place to hold a wedding. From gorgeous outdoor greenhouse spaces surrounded by towering glass windows and hanging string lights to dining and dancing under the stars, Chicago Illuminating Company is lovely both during the daytime and at night. Additionally, the garden terrace features a beautiful semi-covered glass tent that allows gorgeous natural light to flow through. A wedding event here ensures a floral fairytale dream come true. Opportunities for wonderful wedding day photos are endless! 

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Greenhouse Loft

2545 West Diversey Ave

Chicago, IL 60647

Thirdly, this fully customizable 3600-square-foot event space, with towering ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, provides an abundance of natural light and stunning views of the outdoor gardens at Greenhouse Loft. Greenhouse Loft is located right in Chicago, with modern amenities and rich architectural details. 

Wedding packages include the use of the entire loft space, outdoor garden, and art gallery. A dedicated Greenhouse Loft Liaison works with couples and vendors to plan the big day’s events. Amenities include: 

  • an open catering list, 
  • custom farm tables, 
  • custom cocktail tables, 
  • chairs, 
  • a custom bar, 
  • DJ services, 
  • a photo booth, 
  • a private bridal suite, 
  • a projector, 
  • ample parking, 
  • candle treatment, 
  • security, 
  • coat check services, and 
  • track and drape systems. 

The outdoor area and garden are 3500 square feet of private outdoor greenery. The art gallery is perfect for a fun, inviting cocktail hour. Because couples appreciate having options, the open catering list allows them to customize their wedding menu to suit their preferences. The venue provides a green room or wedding party suite and a spacious, private area filled with natural light to get ready. Moreover, the gorgeous custom bar and vintage photo booth provide the venue space with a unique, classic touch. 

bride standing on a staircase during her wedding

Morgan Manufacturing

401 North Morgan

Chicago, IL 

Fourthly, Morgan Manufacturing is located in Chicago’s West Loop and offers 32,000 square feet of event space. This renovated historic building was designed with modularity and flexibility in mind, making it an ideal event space and wedding venue for celebrations of all sizes. 

Features of the building include skyrocketing ceilings, exposed concrete, glass, and steel, making Morgan Manufacturing a place that embodies industrial elegance. 

There are three rooms to choose from: Skylight, Concrete, and Mezzanine. The Skylight room is 12,000 square feet and features a built-in bar, 6-pitched skylights, and lots of natural light. Reception options vary, and the room can be configured with or without a dance floor. The Concrete room is 4500 square feet and features customizable LED ambient lighting. The sound system in this room is nightclub-quality, making this space perfect for cocktail hours and large receptions. The Mezzanine is 3600 square feet with sprawling city skyline views and features a bar that overlooks the Concrete room. 

Services include: 

  • flexible interior space on two floors, 
  • WiFi options, 
  • ambient lighting, 
  • decor, 
  • dining tables, 
  • chairs, 
  • lounge furniture, 
  • parking, 
  • skylights, 
  • catering space, and 
  • on-site event staff. 

AV services, coat check, valet parking, and additional security are available for added fees. 

Chicago Wedding Venues

Chicago is full of unique wedding venues. From botanical gardens, lofts, and art galleries to historic buildings, there are many exciting venues to choose from in the Chicago area. Any of these four Chicago wedding venues would be ideal for hosting a beautiful wedding that couples and their guests will never forget.

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