10 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

Venue Superpowers:

Urban Garden

Local, Seasonal Menus

Industrial Elegance

Fab Features: vibrant urban winery and events center in a former warehouse, blending a relaxed, welcoming ambiance with full-service amenities • say "I do" in the courtyard, surrounded by soaring ivy-draped brick walls, then celebrate in the two-level Concert Venue or intimate Barrel Room • customizable menus showcasing seasona ingredients paired with local craft beer and wine made on-site

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Ignite Glass Studios

Chicago, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Working Glass Blowing Studio

Urban Garden

Rooftop Deck

Fab Features: loft-style building with an urban garden and a rooftop deck that delivers jaw-dropping views of the iconic Chicago skyline • choose from an intimate garden party or a grand soirée in the modern Event Studio with a dramatic wall of windows • celebrate the evening while watching a team of artists shape molten glass into art

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Café Brauer at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Prairie School Design

Skyline Views

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: architecturally stunning Prairie School design with a vaulted skylit ceiling and Tiffany-inspired glass chandeliers • variety of unique indoor and outdoor spaces • breathtaking views of Chicago's famous skyline available from the venue's terraces

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$
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Twenty Six Chicago

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

26th Floor

Open Air Deck

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: modern event space perched on the 26th floor of the Eurostars Magnificent Mile hotel • expansive open-air deck perfect for cocktail receptions, offering city views from all angles • creative, seasonal, “outside the box” menus

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

Chicago, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Vibrant Setting

Environmentally Friendly

Award-Winning Mojitos

Fab Features: Chicago's most unique and colorful restaurant • the interior impresses with brightly colored furniture, eclectic wall art, and one-of-a-kind lighting • the menu delivers authentic cuisines from Spain, the Caribbean, and South and Central America—and award-winning mojitos!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Rose Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Rosemont, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Modern Design

Boutique Hotel

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: refreshingly contemporary boutique hotel in the heart of Rosemont's Pearl District • three impressive, light-filled ballrooms can accommodate events of any size • great packages include the help of the experienced events team, a custom attendee website, event spaces, and a delicious five-course dinner finished with a custom wedding cake

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Chicago, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Skyline Views

Open-Air Decks

Dramatic Sunsets

Fab Features: six private boats boasting open-air decks for dancing and viewing the cityscape • ceremonies held dockside or on Chicago’s waterways • thrilling add-ons like a whistle salute or sunset fireworks

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Field Museum

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Non-Profit

Variety of Unique Settings

Classical Architecture

Fab Features: iconic museum with an impressive two-level event space offering unforgettable locations for your celebration • al fresco courtyard ceremonies with remarkable skyline views • dining and dancing beneath a 122-foot-long titanosaur, the largest dinosaur ever discovered

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$
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WhirlyBall Chicago

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Great Cuisine

Whimsical Games

Industrial-Chic

Fab Features: an “entertainment mecca” that blends whimsical games with stylish event spaces• sleek, industrial-chic vibe with exposed rafters & ductwork and plush banquette seating • enhance your party with additions like bowling, laser tag, and WhirlyBall—an outrageous combination of lacrosse, hockey, basketball, and bumper cars

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Beatnik West Town

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Instagrammable

Boho-Meets-Exotic

Expert Hospitality Management

Fab Features: this exotic and whimsical restaurant feels like it was inspired by Alice in Wonderland • the décor blends global flair with boho-chic details like a chevron-painted floor covered by dozens of Persian rugs • dramatic, oversized crystal chandeliers hang from a ceiling of exposed ductwork

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