8 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: $ • $$
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Northerly Island

Chicago, IL

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: $ • $$
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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: $$ • $$$
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J. Parker

Chicago, IL

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 packages

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

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: stunning lakefront spot with a rich history—it was the site of the 1933-34 Worlds' Fair • warm, light-filled stone building with a charming turret and sweeping surround of lush meadows • the back terrace offers a beautiful panorama of the water and city and makes a wonderful location for your ceremony or cocktails

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Field Museum

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: iconic museum with an impressive two-level event space offering unforgettable locations for your celebration • al fresco courtyard ceremonies with remarkable skyline views • dining and dancing beneath a 122-foot-long titanosaur, the largest dinosaur ever discovered

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