Windy City Magic: 11 Chicago Wedding Venues With Glittering Skyline Views

The glittering lights of Chicago's skyline create a glamorous, romantic, wedding backdrop—one that's sought after by tourists and locals alike. A wealth of venue choices range from storied icons to hidden treasures, but all of the places featured here boast fantastic bird's-eye views of the Windy City.


J. Parker

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Year-Round Rooftop Events

Creative Menus

Dramatic River Views

Fab Features: retractable glass roof allows for outdoor events year-round • unobstructed water views provide the perfect backdrop for intimate receptions • a generous selection of hors d’oeuvres and 3-hour bar service is included in their event

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Twenty Six Chicago

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

26th Floor

Open Air Deck

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: modern event space perched on the 26th floor of the Eurostars Magnificent Mile hotel • expansive open-air deck perfect for cocktail receptions, offering city views from all angles • creative, seasonal, “outside the box” menus

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Lacuna Events by LM

Chicago, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Rooftop Deck

Loft-Inspired

Personalized Menus

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: $ • $$
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theWit Hotel Chicago

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Contemporary Chic

Indoor/Outdoor Rooftop

Luxe Accommodations

Fab Features: multi-sensory hotel with stunning event spaces just steps from the Chicago Theater and Riverwalk • al fresco celebrations on ROOF, a 27th-floor indoor/outdoor rooftop venue with unobstructed city views • contemporary-chic celebrations in the luxe ballroom with striking design elements

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Sprawling City Views

All-Inclusive

Rooftop Terrace

Fab Features: intimate celebrations on the breezy Penthouse Terrace, where glass railings give the feeling of being perched among the skyscrapers • the exquisite Penthouse Ballroom boasts floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows that frame panoramic city views • host your rehearsal dinner, farewell brunch, shower, or other events in one of their spaces for a major discount

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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The Hive on Hubbard

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Vintage-Industrial Vibes

1872 Historic Structure

Massive Skylight

Fab Features: built in 1872, it's one of Chicago's oldest surviving structures that's been artfully and lovingly restored • the inviting brick interior is highlighted by an enormous skylight runs the length of the main event room • the outdoor terrace is just right for ceremonies or al fresco cocktails

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Midwest Conference Center

Melrose Park, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

Flexible Packages

Convenient Location

Fab Features: elegant, newly refreshed event venue • the gorgeous 16th-floor ballroom boasts floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows framing panoramic views of the glittering Chicago skyline • the location is minutes from O'Hare, making it easy to access from downtown and the suburbs

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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River Roast Private Events

Chicago, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Dazzling Riverfront Setting

Vintage Details

Spacious Veranda

Fab Features: landmark building with a spacious veranda • beautiful views of the river and sparkling cityscape from indoor & outdoor spaces • chic vintage elements like exposed brick walls, tall columns, and pressed-tin ceilings

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

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Lakefront Terraces

Planetarium Experiences

Stylish Modern Design

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: $$ • $$$
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The Metropolitan

Chicago, IL

Style:

High Rise Views

Personalized Service

Luxe Details

Fab Features: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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BONUS!


For sparkling city views without the city traffic, we had to include this fabulous spot in the North Suburbs.


Sky On Nine

Rosemont, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Stunning City Views

Open Floor Plan

Modern Details

Fab Features: stylish, sun-soaked venue perched on the 9th-floor of the Staybridge Suites/Holiday Inn • sweeping city views without the city traffic • spectacular in-house catering & bar options to tempt your guests

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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