14 Chicago Venues for Your Romantic Winter Wedding

Dreaming of a romantic winter wedding in Chicago? We get it. From their whimsical vibes and cozy color palettes to the snowy-white photo ops, there are plenty of reasons to love these "off-season" celebrations! Moreover, you can rest easy knowing that not only will you have a plan in place for inclement weather, but it also just so happens that most venues offer special promotions and discounts during these months. Need some wintery venue recommendations? Then set your sights on some of our favorite spots in and around the Windy City that provide the perfect setting for a sweet and snuggly soirée.



LOVELY LOFTS



Greenhouse Loft

Chicago, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Sustainable

Historic Details

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: unique, sustainable venue • 120-year-old reclaimed wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows • 8,000 square-foot organic sky garden

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

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Details

Unique Amenities

Late Night Celebrations

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
Price: $$ • $$$
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CHIC SPACES



Thalia Hall

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Details

Unique Spaces

Industrial-Chic

Fab Features: landmarked historic building originally built in 1892 as a Czech meeting hall • multiple unique venues include two bars, a tavern, and a world-class performing arts space • state-of-the art sound and lighting system alongside original architectural details, like opera boxes and solid wood floors

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Drury Lane Theatre & Events

Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Luxe Details

On-Site Accommodations

Fab Features: choose from the lavish Grand or Crystal Ballrooms, or host more intimate events in the European-chic French & English rooms • event spaces boast sparkling Swarovski crystal chandeliers, dreamy drapery, and in-house audio/visual services • specialized South Asian wedding packages offer experienced planners and flexible outside catering options

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Makray Memorial Golf Club

Barrington, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Lush Landscaping

Charming Fireplace

Fab Features: an upscale golf club ringed with natural beauty • capture beautiful moments on the picturesque bridge over the water • exchange vows in a lovely setting next to the lake or on the lush Patio Lawn

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Northern Illinois University - DeKalb

DeKalb, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Unique Architecture

All-Inclusive

Lush Grounds

Fab Features: a gorgeous campus boasting lush grounds, unique architecture, and a huge range of celebration choices • hold your ceremony in the historic Altgeld Hall with its dramatic auditorium and grand staircase • celebrate with your guests in the Alumni and Student Centers featuring contemporary design

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



Colvin House

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Prairie-Style Architecture

Opulent Styling

Waterfront Location

Fab Features: 1909 treasure lovingly restored to its turn-of-the-century glory, with beautiful Prairie-style details like geometric and nature-inspired motifs • ceremonies in the dreamy herringbone brick courtyard, followed by receptions in the breathtaking main room, with Art Nouveau chandeliers sparkling above • photo ops beside the lake

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Haley Mansion

Joliet, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Castle Vibes

Luxurious

Gracious Gardens

Fab Features: impressive 1891 limestone mansion complete with stained-glass windows, intricately detailed friezes, and oak, mahogany and cherry woodwork • ceremonies in the lush gardens, amid thousands of fragrant blooms, a pergola, a pair of waterfalls, two ponds, and mature pines • dine and dance in the sun-soaked Conservatory or the elegant Ballroom

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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BEAUTIFUL BANQUET HALLS



Chateau Ritz

Niles, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Luxurious

Family-Owned

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: lavish and ritzy venue minutes from downtown Chicago • stunning elements include two sweeping staircases (great for a grand entrance), plenty of glittering chandeliers, and high, coffered ceilings • family-owned with over 30 years of experience hosting memorable events

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Concorde Banquets

Kildeer, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Lush Gardens

Luxe Details

Secluded Setting

Fab Features: a luxe venue featuring lush grounds and tasteful buildings create the feeling of being on your own secluded estate • exchange vows beneath a white, trellised gazebo at the edge of a lake • dance the night away in one of their elegant ballrooms, which feature high, coffered ceilings hung with oversized chandeliers

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

Tinley Park, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Waterfront

Gourmet Cuisine

Personalized Packages

Fab Features: exchange vows on the water’s edge beneath a Romanesque-style gazebo • luxe receptions in the ballroom where picture windows overlook the sparkling pond • expert event coordination and a fully customizable menu created by Odyssey’s stellar executive chef

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



Osteria Via Stato

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Old World Charm

Italian Cuisine

Fab Loop Location

Fab Features: warm, rustic-yet-elegant Italian tavern outfitted with arched entryways, tiled floors and wood-beamed ceilings • customizable, locally sourced menus are inspired by Chef David DiGregorio’s Italian heritage, family recipes, and his many travels • excellent staff can help you find your perfect vendors

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Salvatore's Wedding Venue

Chicago, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Lush Gardens

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: charming restaurant on a beautiful treelined street in Lincoln Park • say ‘I do’ in the European-style courtyard full of trees, fountains, and a white pergola • celebrate in the mahogany-walled Classico Room which opens onto a picturesque patio

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


We couldn't leave out this lovely spot, just 45 minutes outside the city.


Paramount's Meyer Ballroom

Aurora, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Theatre

All-Inclusive Packages

Downtown Location

Fab Features: the second floor ballroom's floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of beautiful Fox River and the historic Paramount Theatre • say "I do" in the neighboring park, or in the expansive, modern lobby of the theatre • fabulous packages include plush extras like seasonal coat check, a 5-hour open bar, and a free ticket to a Paramount Theatre Broadway show!

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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