8 of Chicago's Best Historic Wedding Venues

If you love the architecture, elegance, and opulence of the Gilded Age or glamorous 1920s, Chicago offers a wealth of historic wedding venues that will transport you to a bygone era. From a mansion and gardens to a stunning library to a Michelin-starred restaurant, these places from the past will add a vintage beauty to your big day.


Chicago Athletic Association

Chicago, IL

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: $ • $$ • $$$
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Revel Motor Row

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: impressive 1936 former home of Illinois Automobile Club and the Chicago Defender building • 20 unique event spaces, including an outdoor courtyard, offer exceptional flexibility for your creative vision • in-house design and décor keeps your process simple while creating a magnificent event

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$$
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The Grove Redfield Estate

Glenview, Illinois

Fab Features: historic 1929 home is nestled on 150 acres • distinctive Prairie-style architecture surrounded by landscaped gardens • exchange vows beneath a wooden gazebo, under the shade of mature trees, or in the outdoor covered pavilion with a grand fireplace

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

Chicago, IL

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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Thalia Hall

Chicago, IL

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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Loyola at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens

Vernon Hills, IL

Fab Features: early 1900s mansion designed in the classic Italiante style encompassed by 50 acres of manicured lawns • the interior impresses with gorgeous antiques, paintings, tapestries and sculptures • elegant celebrations in the year-round pavilion or poolside next to the lush gardens

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Chicago History Museum

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: Georgian-style Chicago Room with views of Lincoln Park and city skyline • the interior is designed with a high, coffered ceiling and backlit cases displaying gorgeous stained-glass panels • al fresco or tented celebrations on the Uihlein Plaza

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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