11 of the Best Northern Chicago Suburbs Wedding Venues

If you're looking to host a wedding in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago, you're in luck—not only is this part of town easily accessible from the city, it offers a huge range of gorgeous venue options. From traditional golf clubs and hotels to historic estates and unique, modern spaces, we've got the perfect site to match your style here!


Barrington's White House

Barrington, IL

Fab Features: elegant historic mansion that's entirely yours on the wedding day • the expert event staff offer creative and flexible options for events of all sizes • impeccably appointed interiors include luxe dressing suites, gorgeous period detailing, a Grand Piano, and more

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


Pinstripes - South Barrington

South Barrington, IL

Fab Features: festive bistro with 18 bowling lanes, 6 bocce courts, and multiple banquet rooms • sophisticated Italian-American cuisine and an impressive wine cellar • large, year-round patio with a cozy fire pit

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


Halim Time & Glass Museum

Evanston, IL

Fab Features: unique contemporary museum with a fascination collection of historic & modern glass art and timepieces • the Rooftop Garden offers striking views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan • breathtaking Wisteria Room boasts tiered Art Nouveau chandeliers, Tiffany glass panels, and an exquisite stained-glass dome depicting a blooming wisteria vine suspended in an arbor

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


The Highland Loft

Elgin, IL

Fab Features: sprawling, versatile venue in the heart of Elgin • the expansive loft is flexible enough to fit events of all sizes • dreamy backdrop with exposed brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and plush, modern furnishings

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


The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy

Lake Forest, IL

Fab Features: stunning 1908 Italianate mansion set on 170 landscaped acres • grand, colorful gardens, with a sparkling reflection pool, fountains, and a dramatic gazebo • elegant Garden Room boasts floor-to-ceiling arched windows and a dramatic marble fountain

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


The Woman's Club of Evanston

Evanston, Illinois

Fab Features: this 19th-century "grand dame" impresses with classic architecture, black-and-white marble entrance, and a double staircase • say "I do" in the sun-soaked, glass-enclosed Sun Room, then pass through French doors to cocktail hour beautifully appointed Music Room and Tea Room • grand receptions in the Ballroom, with it soaring two-story barrel ceiling, decorative millwork, full stage, and stunning chandeliers

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$



Wheeling, IL

Fab Features: gorgeous, flexible event space created by the expert team at Yanni Design Studio • a 21-foot ceiling with exposed rafters is draped with bespoke light installations, while glossy poured concrete floors gleam in sunlight pouring in through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows • glass doors open to a lovely courtyard, garden, and terrace

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$


The Lehmann Mansion

Lake Villa, IL

Fab Features: exquisite, thoughtfully restored 1912 mansion set on scenic grounds • beautiful al fresco ceremonies on a raised stone patio, surrounded by manicured gardens, verdant lawns, and lush forest • generous, all-inclusive package pricing includes exclusive use of the mansion, a climate controlled tent, bar service, hors d'oeuvres & dinner, and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


Concorde Banquets

Kildeer, Illinois

Fab Features: peaceful North Side banquet hall • stunning al fresco ceremonies beneath a trellised gazebo at the edge of a lake • dramatic ballrooms with high, coffered ceiling hung with oversized chandeliers

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


The Grove Redfield Estate

Glenview, Illinois

Fab Features: 1929 Northern European-style country estate • charming Great Room with a fireplace, cathedral ceiling, and a magnificent two-story leaded glass window • lovely al fresco ceremonies in the gardens or covered pavilion

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel

Northbrook, IL

Fab Features: this AAA Four Diamond-winning hotel puts expert planners, staff, and award-winning chefs at your service • multiple flexible spaces, from impressive ballrooms to The Greenery, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and an exterior deck • exceptional amenities, like white-glove service, specialty champagne, a custom wedding cake, and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

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