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.


Chicago Winery

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: elegant, full-service weddings offering chef-driven cuisine and in-house wines • beautifully contemporary indoor/outdoor space • luxe vibe accents River North's urban character with warm, modern details like wood wine barrels, rich colors, and opulent details

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

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: $$$

The Dalcy

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: expansive loft-style venue in the heart of the historic Fulton Market District • original details like brick walls, wooden and steel trusses, arched windows, and an Italian porcelain floor • luxe built-in bar, lounge furniture, and delectable menus with wine service keep the vibe upscale

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: $$ • $$$

The Drake Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: 1920 Beaux Arts landmark • multiple opulent ballrooms boast hand-crafted ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and sweeping lake views • luxurious amenities, including services for your pup!

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: glamorous ballrooms evoke the spirit of 1920s Paris • elegant accommodations offer inviting fireplaces, terraces, and plush furnishings • original works by internationally renowned artists are showcased throughout

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: chic hotel in the heart of the Magnificent Mile • Grand Ballroom outfitted with a grand staircase, champagne silk wall coverings, and sparkling chandeliers • world-class art collection includes works by Picasso, Warhol, and Magritte

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: classically elegant hotel nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago • four impressive event spaces boast Modernist-inspired lighting, fountains, and dramatic glass sculptures • large windows with sparkling city views

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

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