Windy City "I Do's" Your Way: 14 BYO Wedding Venues in and around Chicago

Imagine exchanging vows in a breathtaking space, with a menu crafted by your chosen caterer, and creating a celebration that feels personal, intimate, and perfectly curated to your favorite flavors. BYO wedding venues in Chicago and its suburbs provide the perfect canvas for your creative vision and taste, allowing you to design a wedding as unique as your love story. Let's raise a glass (of your choice!) to celebrating your love story on your own terms, in the heart of vibrant Windy City.



CHICAGO



The Joinery

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Massive Skylight

Adorable On-Site Lodging

Open-Air Courtyard

Fab Features: cool vintage vibes-meets-industrial chic blank canvas event space, located on the south edge of Logan Square • the interior boasts a massive beamed skylight, exposed brick walls, and a cool "Safe Room" cocktail lounge • the pretty open-air courtyard is strung with bistro lights and accented by modern details and lush greenery

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Guesthouse Hotel

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Romantic Elopements

Great Location

Upscale Accommodations

Fab Features: a unique hotel located on Chicago’s north side at the crossroads of Andersonville, Uptown, Lincoln Square, and Ravenswood • exchange vows in the warm and charming Club Room complete with floor to ceiling windows and crystal chandeliers • celebrate with your guests in The Library among the stacks of vintage books

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

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Details

Unique Amenities

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: an ultra-cool event space with sleek and industrial details • say “I do” beneath the soaring ceiling boasting an enormous skylight • celebrate your reception amongst exposed brick walls, a gleaming bar built from multi-hued wood, and under circular Edison bulb chandeliers

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Greenhouse Loft

Chicago, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Sustainable

Unique Sky Garden

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: Chicago's most sustainable venue, housed in the Platinum LEED Certified Green Building • the inviting main event space boasts 120-year-old reclaimed wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows • don't miss the unique 8,000 square-foot organic sky garden

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Zhou B Secret Garden

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Romantic Garden

Art Throughout

Unique Space

Fab Features: ultra-romantic, secluded garden nestled beside the Zhou B Art Center • a stamped concrete patio is hemmed by verdant lawn, modern sculptures, a koi pond, and cascading greenery • say "I do" beneath the arms of a weeping willow as the sun filters through the mature trees

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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NORTH SUBURBS



The BRIX on the Fox

Carpentersville, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Versatile Blank Canvas

Modern Romance

Generous Inclusions

Fab Features: 2 versatile venues with historic charm and industrial-chic design elements • with ultimate DIY location with a beautiful canvas that can be customized to fit your vision and BYO options • rental comes with tables, chairs, a photobooth, an event manager, a world-class sound system and more!

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Starline Factory Weddings and Events

Harvard, IL

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Industrial Chic

Historic Charm

Fab Features: a historic event and studio space • hold your romantic ceremony in the charming courtyard • celebrate with your guests and loved ones amongst the exposed brick walls, beautiful wood columns and beams, industrial hardware and machinery, and walls of Starline ivy

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Hoosier Grove Barn

Streamwood, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Working Farm

Historic Charm

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: intimate celebrations in the restored schoolhouse • variety of outdoor ceremonies locations from the lush garden with a stone water fountain to the semi-wooded Silo • tented celebrations on the expansive lawn

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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SOUTH / SOUTHWEST SUBURBS



The Silver Fox

Streator, IL

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Charming History

Lush Gardens

Fab Features: a beautifully restored 1905 building in downtown Streator • say ‘I do’ in the remarkable 2-acre English country-style garden • celebrate amongst the historic charm including hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, elegant wainscoting, and intricate tin ceilings illuminated by chandeliers

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Warehouse: 109

Plainfield, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Stylish Details

Lush Garden

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: a family-owned venue combining industrial cool and biker chic with a warm and generous personal touch • prep for the day in the comfy bridal suite, with kitchen, living room, and fireplace • hold your ceremony or cocktails in the courtyard, where a 1958 Airstream has been turned into a stylish lounge

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Opulent Details

All-Inclusive

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: a spectacular 1926 former vaudeville house and luxurious theatre • use the grand staircase as a dramatic aisle for your romantic ceremony in the rotunda • dance the night away in the regal space beneath the majestic 22-foot crystal chandelier suspended from the soaring ceilings

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $
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WEST SUBURBS



The Lodge at Katherine Legge Memorial Park

Hinsdale, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Lovely Landscaping

Historic Details

Secluded Setting

Fab Features: a historic lodge surrounded by 52 beautiful acres of parkland • hold your romantic outdoor ceremony under the cover of towering pines • celebrate in the elegant second floor ballroom

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $
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The Crawford

Naperville, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Industrial Chic

Upscale Details

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: a fresh and vibrant event venue located in the west Chicago suburbs • exchange vows on the charming courtyard • dance the night away in the expansive reception space complete with floor to ceiling windows and sparkling chandeliers

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

Sugar Grove, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Charming Working Farm

Lush Garden Ceremonies

Romantic Elopements

Fab Features: pastoral 6-acre farm boasting organic vegetable and flower gardens, an orchard, and a collection of friendly farm animals • ceremonies in the colorful gardens, followed by tented receptions overlooking the pretty pond and grounds • darling red barn with warm wood flooring, an open-rafter ceiling, and oversized, multi-paned windows

Catering: BYO
Price: $
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