Here Comes The PRIDE! 12 of our favorite LGBTQ+ Friendly Chicago Wedding Venues

You won’t have to look hard to find a gorgeous LGBTQ-friendly wedding venue in Chicago. Home to the first officially recognized gay village in the country and the world's only outdoor LGBTQ history museum, it's easy to find a perfect place to celebrate your love. So whether you want to shout your love from a rooftop deck overlooking that iconic skyline, or in an elegant museum surrounded by priceless works of art, here are a few of our favorite locations that get that Love is Love!


Celeste

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: a cool, historic restaurant with a modern twist • the greenhouse-like interior affords marble wraparound bars, exposed brick, and coffered ceilings hung with vintage light fixtures • their cocktail program is one of the best in the city, with a focus on fresh ingredients and small-batch spirits

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Adler Planetarium

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: Cafe Galileo offers unparalleled city skyline views with its glass walls, enjoy the same panoramic vistas from the North and Sundial Terraces • receptions in the Grainger Sky Theater • event activities include a journey through the cosmos, or viewing the moon, planets, and stars through a telescope

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The Drake Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: 1920 Beaux-Arts landmark • multiple opulent ballrooms boast hand-crafted ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and sweeping lake views • luxurious amenities, including services for your pup!

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Artifact Events

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: an airy space with industrial elegance and eclectic details • the North Atrium is perfect for large events, boasting abundant natural light and a soaring, multi-story ceiling • al fresco celebrations in the Courtyard, with its stunning backdrop of soaring antique stone columns

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

Floating World Gallery

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: charming gallery located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood • the perfect blank canvas event space can be transformed to match your wedding day vision • planning made easy thanks to their comprehensive list of preferred vendors

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Café Brauer at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: architecturally stunning Prairie School design with a vaulted skylit ceiling and Tiffany-inspired glass chandeliers • variety of unique indoor and outdoor spaces • breathtaking views of Chicago's famous skyline available from the venue's terraces

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

Wildman BT

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: striking brick warehouse built in 1914 • the interior impresses with exposed rafters and ductwork, unique lighting, glossy poured concrete flooring, and plush bathrooms • cool amenities like a street-level, drive-in loading bay (or VIP parking space!), multiple entrance points for guests and vendors, a floor-to-ceiling drapery system, dimmable lighting, and a 23-foot media wall

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

Lacuna Events by LM

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: exchange vows on the rooftop deck with stunning views of the Chicago skyline • the Reverie Gallery features 14-foot ceilings, a bar made of salvaged shipping containers, and a steampunk-inspired chandelier • personalized and creative menus from the chefs of LM Catering using fresh and seasonal ingredients

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Firehouse Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: restored turn-of-the-century firehouse • the walls are lined with crisp white subway tile and rich wood elements, and a restored silver tin ceiling • exchange vows on a stone wedding platform set against a backdrop of beautiful trees and flowers

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

The Hive on Hubbard

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: loving restored former furniture factory • the inviting brick interior is highlighted by an enormous skylight runs the length of the main event room • cocktails on the outdoor terrace that shows off the city skyline

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Carnivale

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: Chicago's most unique and colorful restaurant • the interior impresses with brightly colored furniture, eclectic wall art, and one-of-a-kind lighting • the menu delivers authentic cuisines from Spain, the Caribbean, and South and Central America—and award-winning mojitos!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

WhirlyBall Chicago

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: say "I do in" in this stylish, industrial-chic private event space with exposed rafters and ductwork, polished concrete flooring, and plush banquette seating • generous packages include an elevated yet approachable food menu, premium bar offerings, and in-house event coordination • enhance your cocktail hour with additions like bowling, laser tag, and their namesake game WhirlyBall—an thrilling combination of lacrosse, hockey, basketball, and bumper cars

Catering: In-house
Price: $


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