You asked...We answered! 13 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

Venue Superpowers:

Old World Charm

Italian Cuisine

Fab Loop Location

Fab Features: warm, rustic-yet-elegant Italian tavern outfitted with arched entryways, tiled floors and wood-beamed ceilings • customizable, locally sourced menus are inspired by Chef David DiGregorio’s Italian heritage, family recipes, and his many travels • excellent staff can help you find your perfect vendors

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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River Room at Burning Bush Brewery

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Riverfront

Industrial-Chic

Stylish Dressing Suite

Fab Features: unique, multipurpose event space located on the North Branch of the Chicago River • the industrial-chic interior impresses with warm brick walls, modern lighting, and large windows that fill the space with natural light • al fresco celebrations on the deck overlooking the river

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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River Roast Private Events

Chicago, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Riverside Veranda

Stunning City Views

Industrial-Chic

Fab Features: landmark building with a spacious veranda • beautiful views of the river and sparkling cityscape from indoor & outdoor spaces • chic vintage elements like exposed brick walls, tall columns, and pressed-tin ceilings

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Lake Shore at Loyola University

Chicago, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Varied Event Spaces

Lake Michigan Views

Sustainable Features

Fab Features: multiple event spaces, from a lakeside mansion to a glass atrium and wraparound terrace • outdoor receptions offer sparkling Lake Michigan views • gold rating for sustainability programs and performance

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Lost Never Found

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Unique, Modern Styling

Cool Urban Garden

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: a chic, modern event hall bursting with unique charm and photogenic features • exchange vows in the cool urban garden with suspended greenery and sparkling disco balls • celebrate in the picturesque dining rooms complete with cozy banquette seating in rich colors and textures, and fabulous chandeliers throughout

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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SUBURBS AND SURROUNDING AREAS



Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Joliet, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Mansion

Gorgeous On-Site Chapel

Garden Party

Fab Features: impressive 1873 home with distinctive Renaissance Revival architecture rich in opulent period details • historic chapel with a gorgeous cathedral ceiling, towering stained glass windows, and turn-of-the-century woodwork • expansive garden and lawn for warm weather celebrations

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

Kildeer, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Lush Gardens

Luxe Details

Multiple Ballrooms

Fab Features: a luxe venue featuring lush grounds and tasteful buildings create the feeling of being on your own secluded estate • exchange vows beneath a white, trellised gazebo at the edge of a lake • dance the night away in one of their elegant ballrooms, which feature high, coffered ceilings hung with oversized chandeliers

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Idlewild Country Club

Flossmoor, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Upscale Club

Lawn Ceremonies

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: elegant country club nestled among lush greenery and secluded surroundings beautiful clubhouse with cathedral ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and walls of windows, plus a pretty outdoor terrace • gourmet cuisine, ranging from shrimp ceviche shooters to macadamia hoisin glazed chicken, is prepared by an executive chef

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

Niles, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Lavish Details

Family-Owned

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: lavish and ritzy venue minutes from downtown Chicago • stunning elements include two sweeping staircases (great for a grand entrance), plenty of glittering chandeliers, and high, coffered ceilings • family-owned with over 30 years of experience hosting memorable events

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Family-Owned

Colorful Blooms

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: family-owned country club with meticulously maintained grounds that showcase the area’s natural beauty with lush greenery and colorful flowers • say "I do" next to a dreamy lake with a fountain or within an exquisite garden • then, move to an airy banquet room with views of the surrounding golf greens and gardens

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Midwest Conference Center

Melrose Park, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

Flexible Packages

Convenient Location

Fab Features: elegant, newly refreshed event venue • the gorgeous 16th-floor ballroom boasts floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows framing panoramic views of the glittering Chicago skyline • the location is minutes from O'Hare, making it easy to access from downtown and the suburbs

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Alsip

Alsip, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Contemporary Design

Affordable

Convenient Location

Fab Features: al fresco ceremonies in the outdoor courtyard beneath stringed market lights • 3 stylish ballrooms are designed with sleek details like inset geometric chandeliers, graceful draperies, and cool uplighting • conveniently located minutes away from Midway Airport with a complimentary shuttle

Catering: In-house
Price: $
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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.


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