You asked...We answered! 14 Affordable Chicago Wedding Venues you'll love.

Dreaming of a stylish, Chicago wedding venue that won’t break the bank? Here’s a selection of venues in and around Chicago that offer affordable event options.


Osteria Via Stato

Chicago, IL

Style: Warm, rustic-yet-elegant Italian tavern, outfitted with arched entryways, tiled floors and wood-beamed ceilings, serving delectable, locally-sourced Italian dishes.

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: $$

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Joliet, Illinois

Style: 1873 home with distinctive Renaissance Revival architecture, an expansive garden, and an impressive on-site church with 3 towering stained-glass windows, turn-of-the-century woodwork, and a 2,000-pipe organ.

Catering: In-house
Price: $

River Roast Private Events

Chicago, Illinois

Style: Spectacular historic setting accented by original exposed brick, tall columns, and a pressed tin ceiling, with sweeping city views from a range of unique indoor and outdoor event spaces.

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

The Dawson

Chicago, IL

Style: River West gem that exudes luxe modern style, thanks to a stunning, two-story foyer with a breathtaking grand staircase, custom tile and lighting, hand-crafted woodwork, abundant natural light, and an expansive private courtyard space.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Lake Shore at Loyola University

Chicago, Illinois

Style: A variety of picturesque venues over two campuses include a lakeside mansion and gardens, a glass atrium with wraparound terrace, and reception rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows framing city or lake views.

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

Midwest Conference Center

Northlake, Illinois

Style: Elegant event venue with a gorgeous 16th-floor ballroom with floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows framing panoramic views of the glittering Chicago skyline.

Catering: In-house
Price: $

Garfield Park Conservatory

Chicago, Illinois

Style: This exquisite spot is one of the nation's largest and most beautiful conservatories, nestled on 10 acres of outdoor gardens, where you can exchange vowin the multi-room greenhouse with a skylit ceiling surrounded by exotic plants.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Alsip

Alsip, IL

Style: This super-convenient location boasts three stylish ballrooms and an outdoor courtyard with exposed brick walls and strings of market light.

Catering: In-house
Price: $

Concorde Banquets

Kildeer, Illinois

Style: Multiple elegant ballrooms boast high, coffered ceilings hung with oversized chandeliers and sweeping staircases, with dreamy outdoor ceremonies held lakeside under a white gazebo.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Chateau Ritz

Niles, Illinois

Style: Lavish and ritzy event hall with photogenic features, like two sweeping staircases (great for the bride’s entrance), plenty of glittering chandeliers, and high, coffered ceilings.

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park, IL

Style: Family-owned country club set on meticulously maintained grounds that showcase the area’s natural beauty with lush greenery and colorful flowers.

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: $ • $$

Drury Lane Theatre & Events

Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Style: Choose from the lavish Grand or Crystal Ballrooms, which offer sparkling Swarovski crystal chandeliers, dreamy drapery, and in-house audio/visual service, or host more intimate events in the European-chic French & English rooms.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


Here are a few practical tips that can help you have the celebration you envision and stay within your budget:

  1. Think outside the box: Places like universities, restaurants, art galleries, and historic buildings not only provide unique event spaces, their rental fees and meal pricing are frequently more competitive.
  2. Expand your geographical search beyond Chicago’s city limits. A wedding in an adjacent neighborhood or suburb often comes with unexpected benefits: a lot of great venues to choose from along with fewer travel hassles and more reasonably priced lodging for your guests.
  3. Host a Friday, Sunday or off-season wedding. Many locations will discount their rates for non-Saturday or non-peak season bookings.

Not sure what you can afford? We've put together a comprehensive Wedding Budget Checklist that includes the items most weddings entail, as well as the "typical" percentage of your budget you may want to reserve for each one.


Are we friends yet? Join MyGuide for more goodness!

Some clients may have paid to be placed in our editorial and some of these links may be affiliate; however, we never include a venue, vendor, or product unless they have a proper place here. This is part of our Core Values. We create our website first and foremost to be good for the couples using it to plan their Big Day. We won't stray from that for a few advertising dollars. #scoutshonor