Coveted North Chicago Venues: 10 of the Best Wedding Locations by Category

If you're looking to host a wedding in North Chicago, you're in luck—not only is this part of town easily accessible from the city and suburbs, it offers a huge range of venue options. From traditional golf clubs and hotels to historic estates and unique, modern spaces, here are some of North Chicago's best places to get married.


BALLROOM




Metropolis Ballroom of Arlington Heights

Location: 6 South Vail Avenue, Arlington Heights IL

Style: Uptown vintage

Fab Feature: It’s in the heart of Arlington Heights, surrounded by parks, shops, restaurants, and lots of great photo opportunities among the brick sidewalks and buildings of this revitalized urban historic district.

Event Space Highlights: The ballroom is tasteful and inviting, with a vaulted, wood-beam ceiling, exposed brick, hardwood floors, and abundant natural light streaming through floor-to-ceiling windows. A large veranda is available for your cocktail hour; its slate terrace is lit by a row of streetlight-style lamps, and it affords beautiful views of the neighborhood and the city skyline.

Wedding Package Perks: Add a fun late-night snack to your menu for guests who want to keep the party going. Choose from treats like a s’mores or beignet station…they can even set up a real hot dog cart!

Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Catering: Provided in-house

Hanging Rose Balls for White and Blush Wedding at Metropolis Ballroom



EVENT FACILITY




Concorde Banquets

Location: 20922 North Rand Road, Kildeer IL

Style: Traditional banquet

Fab Feature: The peaceful grounds create the feeling of being on your own secluded estate—you’d never guess this venue is only 20 minutes from O’Hare Airport and some of the North Side’s most popular suburbs.

Event Space Highlights: Exchange vows beneath a white, trellised gazebo at the edge of a lake. Your photographer will especially love this setting, with its dramatic fountain and graceful swans gliding across the water. Follow with a reception in one of their ballrooms, which feature high, coffered ceilings hung with oversized chandeliers.

Notable Amenities: There’s a sweeping staircase where you can pose for classic wedding photos.

Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Catering: Provided in-house

Candlelit Blush and White Ceremony at Concorde Banquets



GARDEN




Chicago Botanic Garden

Location: 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe IL

Style: Nature at its glorious best

Fab Feature: This 385-acre horticultural wonderland boasts 26 display gardens and four natural areas spread over nine islands surrounded by lakes.

Event Space Highlights: Outdoor venues like the English Walled Garden and fragrant Rose Terrace are ideal for ceremonies, while receptions unfold in the canopied, waterfront McGinley Pavilion. Indoor choices range from the grand Nichols Hall with its striking two-story skylight to the Krehbiel Gallery, set off by a stone reflecting pool.

Notable Services: Complimentary parking for all guests.

Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Catering: Provided in-house by Culinary Landscape

Bride and Groom surrounded by lush greens at Chicago Botanic Garden



GOLF COURSE




White Pines Golf Club and Banquets

Location: 500 West Jefferson Street, Bensenville IL

Style: Lush golf course

Fab Feature: Beds of seasonal flowers bloom resplendently in the adjacent lawns, and the resident trees turn brilliant shades of red and gold in the fall.

Event Space Highlights: The gorgeous banquet hall has a vaulted ceiling, soaring windows, and hardwood floor, providing a sleek and airy backdrop for your celebration. A wraparound balcony offers views of the manicured grounds. Outdoor ceremonies are picture-perfect—you’ll exchange vows on a secluded terrace at the edge of a turquoise pond with a fountain and waterfall.

Wedding Package Perks: A personal bridal consultant will coordinate your reception, which includes a four-course meal, a four-hour premium open bar, a champagne toast for all guests, a buttercream wedding cake, table linens, and more.

Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Catering: Provided in-house

Bride and Groom with Golf Course Backdrop at White Pines Gold Club and Banquets



HISTORIC/LANDMARK




Redfield Estate at The Grove

Location: 1421 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview IL

Style: Historic country estate

Interesting Tidbit: Built in 1929 and originally named “Windy Pines”, the home calls to mind a Northern European country house. In 1976 it was designated a National Historic Landmark.

Event Space Highlights: The Great Room conveys the charm of a bygone era with its fireplace, cathedral ceiling, chandeliers and magnificent two-story leaded-glass window. Ceremonies and receptions can also take place in the gardens and in the covered pavilion.

Notable Amenities: You have exclusive use of the entire property, so privacy is guaranteed. They also provide an extensive list of vendors who have experience working at the venue.

Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Catering: Select from list

Bride and Groom Stroll on Front Lawn at Redfield Estate At The Grove



HOTEL




Hilton Orrington

Location: 1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston IL

Style: Modern luxury and vintage!

Fab Feature: Evanston Beach is a mere two blocks away—a great option if you’re interested in an outdoor ceremony.

Event Space Highlights: The venerable Heritage Ballroom is appointed with 1920s crown molding and Baccarat crystal chandeliers, while the Grand Orrington Ballroom’s large, curved staircase ensures you’ll make a memorable entrance. More intimate parties are held on the 9th-Floor Promenade, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, rooftop terrace for cocktails, and views of Lake Michigan.

Wedding Package Perks: You’ll get lots of great extras, like a tasting for 4–6 people, a suite for the newlyweds and guest rooms for their parents on the wedding night, and the wedding cake. Want to sweeten the celebration even more? Add a dessert enhancement such as a Custom Candy or Hot Chocolate Station, or an Ice Cream Social with all the toppings!

Accommodations: 269 guest rooms

Catering: Provided in-house

Grand Entrance to Ballroom at Hilton Orrington



LOFT




Ravenswood Event Center

Location: 4011 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago IL

Style: Industrial chic

Interesting Tidbit: This airy 1920s loft was once used to make handcrafted billboards.

Event Space Highlights: Wall-to-wall windows in the Billboard Factory Atrium & Loft allow natural light to flow in during the day and frame glittering city views at night. The adjoining outdoor decks provide an al fresco setting with more city and neighborhood vistas. The Showroom displays a selection of historic neon signs and prestige cars—all of which can be part of your festivities. When the signs are turned on they literally light up a party!

Notable Services: An in-house culinary and hospitality team will help you customize a seasonal menu, as well as coordinate rentals and other details so that your event perfectly reflects your vision.

Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Catering: Provided in-house

Sunset Loft Ceremony at Ravenswood Event Center



PRIVATE ESTATE




Wandering Tree Estate

Location: North Barrington, IL (Address withheld to ensure privacy.)

Style: Private, serene, romantic

Fab Feature: There are endless photo ops, from the mirror-like reflecting lake and quaint red Japanese bridge to the rock waterfall and blooming flowerbeds.

Event Space Highlights: Host a reception at The Garden Railway, with a charming working model train quietly winding its way through the property. Set up a sushi station in the Shabui Japanese Stroll Garden, and have your ceremony at the delightful garden gazebo, bordered by flowers.

Notable Services: Enhancements like fireworks, floating lanterns, and swan rentals can be arranged.

Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Catering: Select from list

Floral Canopy Reception Table at Wandering Tree Estate



RESORT/SPA




Eaglewood Resort and Spa

Location: 1401 Nordic Road, Itasca IL

Style: Casual elegance

Fab Feature: The lovely setting! 106 acres of rolling hills, trees, lakes, and landscaped grounds surround this expansive resort, which includes a championship golf course.

Event Space Highlights: The Pavilion, a unique tent-like-structure with a white-draped interior, arched ceiling, and five chandeliers, hosts ceremonies and receptions. For an open-air celebration under the sun or stars, the rooftop Wisteria Terrace treats guests to panoramic views of the grounds. In addition, two gracious ballrooms overlook the golf course through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Wedding Package Perks: Their all-inclusive packages take care of just about everything, and also offer some great complimentary extras like a menu tasting and custom wedding cake, plus a wedding-night suite and 1-year anniversary stay for the wedding couple!

Accommodations: 295 guest rooms

Catering: Provided in-house

Tented Wedding Reception at Eaglewood Resort and Spa



RESTAURANT




Pinstripes South Barrington

Location: 100 West Higgins Road, South Barrington IL

Style: Festive and vibrant

Fab Feature: With 18 bowling lanes, 6 bocce courts, and banquet rooms for a small group or a crowd, this site brings fun to every event.

Event Space Highlights: A sophisticated Italian-American bistro with an impressive wine cellar makes up the dining space at this unique venue, with gourmet menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The large, year-round patio with a fire pit lets your guests relax outdoors after all that gaming.

Wedding Package Perks: Catering and party packages accommodate a variety of event needs and budgets, and all wedding packages include a champagne toast and 4-hour bar. The experienced staff will tailor your big day to your vision, from specialty linens and party favors to a customized cake!

Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Catering: Provided in-house

Bocce Courts at Pinstripes South Barrington


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