Mad for Modern: 11 Chic Downtown Chicago Wedding Venues

Dreaming of a Downtown Chicago wedding with a modern vibe? From an urban garden to a swanky rooftop bar, this city is home to an eclectic mix of spaces that serve as the ultimate blank canvas for your contemporary celebration.


The Dawson

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: with its floor to ceiling windows and grand staircase, you’ll see why Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago named The Dawson a Best of the Best Venue 3 years running • exchange vows by the fireplace on the patio under pergola vines where its 1888 history meets the luxury of today • impress your guests with a multi-award-winning menu you can customize to your specifications

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Loft Lucia

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: warm, urban-chic "Loft of Light" • classic industrial interior with exposed bricks, ductwork, and soaring windows • one-of-a-kind dazzling rooftop terrace with incredible landscaping

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Revel Motor Row

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: city landmark previously home to the Illinois Automobile Club boasts 20 different event spaces • history meets modern in the courtyard elegantly adorned with arched windows and aged brick • enjoy an evening together under the dramatic wall-to-wall skylight

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$$

Botánico

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: stylish, secluded venue with a rooftop garden where boho-chic meets modern style • say “I do” surrounded by dramatic lush greenery and a romantic wall-to-wall skylight • your guests will delight in experiencing the unique open chef demo kitchen and bar where your meal will be prepared

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

Artifact Events

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: the stunning spaces are perfect for events of all sizes and find the perfect mix of antique charm and new-age design • with its soaring stone columns, the courtyard boasts the perfect outdoor space to exchange vows • celebrate in the North Atrium which is embellished by abundant natural light and a soaring, multi-story ceiling

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

The Emily Hotel

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: vintage-style hotel with a twist • garden terrace offers unobstructed skyline views • sleek rooftop bar with cozy lounge furniture

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Virgin Hotels Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: reimagined boutique hotel • variety of unique spaces from their velvet-curtained Shag Room to the 25th-floor speakeasy with its expansive outdoor terrace • DIY to all-inclusive packages

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Ignite Glass Studios

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: loft-style building with an urban garden and a rooftop deck that delivers jaw-dropping views of the iconic Chicago skyline • choose from an intimate garden party or a grand soirée in the modern Event Studio with a dramatic wall of windows • celebrate the evening while watching a team of artists shape molten glass into art

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: unique, sophisticated setting • stunning lake and city views • flexible event spaces include an atrium, terrace, and sculpture garden

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Zhou B Art Center

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: contemporary downtown art venue where galleries showcase rotating exhibits • exchange vows on the second floor featuring a sleekly neutral color scheme and large windows that allow ample natural light to flow in • create a custom menu with their exclusive caterer who serves up fresh, seasonal cuisine

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Sepia

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: vintage meets contemporary at this Michelin-starred restaurant with a personal mixologist • historic elegance meets modern design with exposed brick and tasteful chandeliers • fully private dining venue works equally well for a black-tie reception or intimate celebration for two

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


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