7 Chicago Wedding Venues with Spectacular Lake Michigan Views

Lake Michigan has always been a huge factor in what makes Chicago, Chicago. Besides its important contributions to the city's trade and transportation, its sparkling waters create an ever-changing source of beauty and drama. If you want your wedding to feature unforgettable Lake Michigan views (plus stellar service and great amenities, of course!), check out the places we've listed below.


Lake Shore at Loyola University

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: multiple event spaces, from a lakeside mansion to a glass atrium and wraparound terrace • outdoor receptions offer sparkling Lake Michigan views • gold rating for sustainability programs and performance

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

Northerly Island

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: 91-acre peninsula surrounded by Burnam Harbor and Lake Michigan and with remarkable skyline views • dramatic events inside the historic Terminal Building, formerly an Art Deco airport terminal • or celebrate under the spacious Lakeside Tent or open-air Pavilion, where you can add splashes of color with LED lighting

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Adler Planetarium

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: gorgeous views of the Chicago skyline from the terraces and the glass-walled Cafe Galileo • eco-friendly catering from Food for Thought • memorable receptions in the modern Grainger Sky Theater

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: six private boats boasting open-air decks for dancing and viewing the cityscape • ceremonies held dockside or on Chicago’s waterways • thrilling add-ons like a whistle salute or sunset fireworks

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Theater on the Lake

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: one-of-a-kind prairie-style venue set right on the lakefront • say "I do" on the picture-perfect Lakefront Green, with its panoramic views of the city beyond • al fresco cocktails are lovely on the East Terrace, while the flexible main event space boasts walls of windows that bring the outside in

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

River Roast Private Events

Chicago, Illinois

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: $ • $$ • $$$

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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