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.


Glessner House

Chicago, IL

Style: This historic 1887 stone manor blends Romanesque architectural flourishes and Arts & Crafts design elements, with lovely al fresco events in the "secret garden"-style Courtyard, bordered by ivy-covered brick walls and lit with twinkle lights.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
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: $

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: $

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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$ • $$$

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
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: $

Trigger

Chicago, IL

Style: Warm, spacious 5,000 square foot modern loft on Chicago's cool North Side, with plenty of open space for creativity, soaring ceilings, two kitchens, abundant street parking, an integrated music system, and tons more.

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

Colvin House

Chicago, IL

Style: Lovingly restored turn-of-the-century lakefront treasure, with dreamy ceremonies in the herringbone brick courtyard followed by receptions in the breathtaking main room, which boasts a fireplace, dazzling Art Nouveau chandeliers, and an opulently embellished ceiling

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

The Woman's Club of Evanston

Evanston, Illinois

Style: 100-year-old National Historic Clubhouse with multiple flexible event spaces, including a dramatic, 2-story ballroom with a beautiful hardwood floor and an adjacent enclosed Sun Porch.

Catering: Preferred list
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.


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