Illinois Wedding Venues You'll Love

Illinois has so many beautiful wedding venues—we have plenty of suggestions and faves, depending on what you are looking for. Outdoor? Downtown? Garden? We share our picks here.

(If you can’t get enough, see detailed info for all the Illinois wedding venues on our site.)


Windy City Magic: 10 Chicago Wedding Venues With Glittering Skyline Views

Windy City Magic: 10 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.


12 Chic Chicago Wedding Venues with some serious Industrial Vibes

12 Chic Chicago Wedding Venues with some serious Industrial Vibes

If you’re searching for a cool, blank slate event space for your industrial-chic wedding, then these Chicago loft-style venues are for you! Whether you choose a repurposed old factory or a sleek modern gallery, you'll be swooning over their original columns, brick walls, exposed ductwork, and modern lighting. Here's a look at some of our favorite urban spaces that provide a super stylish setting for your celebration!


10 of the Best Northern Chicago Suburbs Wedding Venues

10 of the Best Northern Chicago Suburbs Wedding Venues

If you're looking to host a wedding in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago, you're in luck—not only is this part of town easily accessible from the city, it offers a huge range of gorgeous venue options. From traditional golf clubs and hotels to historic estates and unique, modern spaces, we've got the perfect site to match your style here!


An Elite 8: Luxe Downtown Chicago Wedding Venues

An Elite 8: Luxe Downtown Chicago Wedding Venues

Luxury comes in many forms, and these downtown Chicago venues showcase them all. From gold leaf detailing and crystal chandeliers to hand-painted ceilings and rich, wood paneling, the event spaces in the following venues are both stunning and unique. Add exceptional services to the mix (think in-room spa treatments, afternoon tea and customized everything!) as well as plush accommodations and you’ve got all the elements for an unforgettable upscale celebration.


12 Stunning Chicago Wedding Venues For Your Small Wedding!

12 Stunning Chicago Wedding Venues For Your Small Wedding!

If you’re planning a small wedding, you may feel a little like Goldilocks as you try to find a place that fits your event “just right”. But if you’re searching in Chicago you’re in luck! The Windy City offers plenty of options for hosting an intimate wedding, from a private mansion or vintage loft to a sleek yacht or Italian restaurant, that all happily accommodate cozier celebrations.


You asked...We answered! 15 Affordable Chicago Wedding Venues you'll love.

You asked...We answered! 15 Affordable Chicago Wedding Venues you'll love.

Dreaming of a stylish, Chicago wedding that won’t break the bank? Here are a few practical tips that can help you have the celebration you envision and stay within your budget.


A Breath of Fresh Air: 10 of the Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Chicago

A Breath of Fresh Air: 10 of the Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Chicago

Chicago is fortunate to have a wealth of outdoor wedding venues. Want to get married in a gorgeous garden? On a yacht? At a historic private estate? Here are just a few of the al fresco ceremony and reception options you’ll find in and around the Windy City.


From Oak Brook to Naperville: 10 Wedding Venues in the West Chicago Suburbs

From Oak Brook to Naperville: 10 Wedding Venues in the West Chicago Suburbs

If you want to get married in a setting that’s a bit more relaxed than Chicago proper but still close to the city, check out these wedding venues in the West Chicago suburbs. See our full list of West Chicago wedding locations…or, expand your search to the entire Chicago area!


Good Eats, Good Ambiance: Chicago's Best Rehearsal Dinner Locations

Good Eats, Good Ambiance: Chicago's Best Rehearsal Dinner Locations

Chicago is a diner’s paradise, offering some of the best places to eat in the country. This is great news if you’re planning a rehearsal dinner because you’ll have plenty of choices. Here’s an enticing selection of the city’s restaurants—some are casual and some are more upscale, but all are happy to host your special event.


13 of Chicago's Most Unique Wedding Venues

13 of Chicago's Most Unique Wedding Venues

Chicago is not only the most visited city in the Midwest, it’s one of the most dynamic cities on the planet. From its fabulous parks and museums to its world-class dining, shopping, entertainment and hotels, it has everything you (and your guests!) could want—including a long list of amazing wedding and special event venues.


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