11 of Chicago's Most Unique Wedding Venues

Chicago is not only the most visited city in the Midwest, it's one of the most dynamic cities on the planet. From its fabulous parks and museums to its world-class dining, shopping, entertainment and hotels, it has everything you (and your guests!) could want—including a long list of amazing wedding and special event venues.

Whether you're looking for a traditional (but gorgeous) location or one that's truly outside the box, here's a selection of unique places for you to explore.


Chicago Winery

Chicago, IL

Style: Elegant, full-service weddings and chef-driven cuisine set in a beautifully modern indoor/outdoor space that blends River North's urban character with the winery's rustic wood wine barrels, rich colors, and opulent details.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Pinstripes - Chicago

Chicago, IL

Style: Relaxed, playful venue where guests can enjoy bocce during the cocktail hour, delicious Italian menus, and an after-party in an upscale bowling lounge.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Zhou B Art Center

Chicago, IL

Style: Contemporary downtown art venue where galleries showcase rotating exhibits and their exclusive caterer serves up fresh, seasonal cuisine.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Ignite Glass Studios

Chicago, Illinois

Style: Cool, loft-style building with an urban garden and a Rooftop Deck that delivers jaw-dropping views of the iconic Chicago skyline.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Café Brauer at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago, IL

Style: This architecturally stunning Prairie School designed venue boasts beautiful indoor & outdoor spaces with a vaulted skylit ceiling, Tiffany-inspired glass chandeliers, and breathtaking views of Chicago's famous skyline.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

Carnivale

Chicago, Illinois

Style: Vibrant interior provides a kaleidoscopic of color, while the menu delivers authentic cuisines from Spain, the Caribbean, and South and Central America—and award-winning mojitos!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

WhirlyBall Chicago

Chicago, IL

Style: Playful, spacious venue and game center that pairs all-inclusive packages and expert planning services with delicious, elevated American fare and craft beer & cocktails (plus bowling, laser tag, and Whirlyball!)

Catering: In-house
Price: $

Botánico

Chicago, IL

Style: Stylish, secluded venue with the feel of a jungly, rooftop garden situated on the top floor of Mama Delia's restaurant, outfitted with rich wood-paneled walls overflowing with lush greenery and a dramatic wall-to-wall skylight.

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Chicago, Illinois

Style: Six versatile vessels let you have a floating celebration against a backdrop of the Chicago skyline and the setting sun.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Beatnik West Town

Chicago, IL

Style: Exotic and whimsical restaurant blends global flair with boho-chic details like a chevron-painted floor covered by dozens of Persian rugs, and dramatic, oversized crystal chandeliers hung from a ceiling of exposed ductwork.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


BONUS!


We know wouldn't be doing Chicagoland justice if we didn't include this iconic landmark as an option for a one-of-a-kind venue!


Adler Planetarium

Chicago, IL

Style: Remarkable event spaces and spectacular vistas of Chicago's glittering skyline, not to mention add-on activities like a journey through the cosmos or a telescopic viewing of the moon, planets, and stars.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


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