10 Cool Wedding Venues in The Chicago Loop

The Loop is a vibrant area in downtown Chicago flush with iconic attractions, breathtaking skyscrapers, and of course, the infamous Michigan Ave. But did you know that it’s also home to some pretty magnificent wedding venues? From an eclectic riverfront restaurant to a posh boutique hotel with a rooftop terrace, these Windy City beauties will have you swooning over their super-chic event spaces.


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: $$ • $$$

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: a chic wedding venue situated beside the iconic Chicago River • say “I do” amongst the array of dynamic event spaces fit for an extravagant bash or an intimate affair • dance the night away in the Explore room that features stunning panoramic views of Downtown Chicago

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Virgin Hotels Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: reimagined boutique hotel • variety of unique spaces from their velvet-curtained Shag Room to the 25th-floor speakeasy with its expansive outdoor terrace • DIY to all-inclusive packages

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: sophisticated, opulent hotel located in the 1894 New York Life Insurance Building • exquisite granite architectural details and Art Deco chandeliers are accented by contemporary styling • the rooftop Boleo restaurant boasts a retractable roof for all-weather celebrations

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

Daley Plaza

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: a stunning landmark that offers a variety of options for weddings, both big and small • from the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony and reception, celebrate under “The Gift to The People of Chicago, The Picasso” • dance the night away amongst the grace of the historic building enhanced by city lights and architecture

Catering: BYO
Price: $

LM Studio Chicago

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: a one-of-a-kind venue with two levels of event space and striking city views • hold your ceremony in the beautiful Atrium featuring panoramic park vistas • celebrate with your guests in the 6th floor Studio with it’s floor-to-ceiling windows, a custom-built bar, and plush lounge seating

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Beatnik on the River

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: eclectic restaurant with a distinct global flair • dramatic design details like colorful tile mosaics, chevron-painted floors laid with opulent rugs, and tropical plants tucked in every possible nook • intimate al fresco celebrations overlooking the iconic Chicago River

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

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: a sophisticated hotel with Windy City views and just steps from Michigan Avenue • tie the knot in the unique and intimate ceremony space featuring Lushly planted eco-walls • celebrate in the elegant Wabash River Ballroom with a lavish affair

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Chicago Athletic Association

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: 1893 Venetian Gothic landmark set on the doorstep of Millennium Park • intricate craftsmanship, monumental fireplaces, and floor-to-ceiling windows lend elegance to the ballrooms • fun receptions in the Stagg Court or in The Tank, the original indoor pool framed by marble pillars and an elegant mezzanine balcony

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

The Metropolitan

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: classic event space offering sweeping views from the 66th & 67th floors • elegantly appointed ballrooms with dark wood trim, coffered ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows • personalized service and plenty of extras

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


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