11 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.


LM Studio Chicago

Chicago, IL

Style: A stylish private event venue with an "urban penthouse" feel, this gem offers two stories of unique spaces and panoramic park vistas.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Salvatore's Wedding Venue

Chicago, Illinois

Style: Charming restaurant on a beautiful treelined street in Lincoln Park with multiple event spaces, including the mahogany-walled Classico Room, which opens onto a patio and European-style courtyard full of trees, fountains and a white pergola.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Wandering Tree Estate

North Barrington, Illinois

Style: Serene and secluded estate with multiple verdant garden spaces, a picturesque reflecting lake and rock waterfall, and a fully functional model railway.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Galleria Marchetti - La Pergola

Chicago, Illinois

Style: Family-owned event center located in the heart of the city, highlighted by an open-air courtyard and garden which can be converted to an enclosed, air-conditioned venue via the retractable roof.

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

Moody Tongue Brewing

Chicago, IL

Style: Mid-century modern brewery in the cool South Loop of Chicago, where events blend craft beers, elevated service, and delectable menus from the 11-time Michelin-starred executive chef.

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

Virgin Hotels Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Style: Reimagined boutique hotel boasting a variety of unique spaces, ranging from their velvet-curtained Shag Room to the 25th-floor speakeasy with its expansive outdoor terrace.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Floating World Gallery

Chicago, IL

Style: Chic, loft-like space that can be transformed to match any vision, from intimate ceremonies in the main gallery with its art-lined walls to stylish receptions in the modern Glass Brick Room.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Sepia

Chicago, Illinois

Style: Michelin-starred restaurant serving fresh, seasonal New American cuisine in an award-winning interior that combines vintage and contemporary elements, highlighted by modern fixtures, oversized mirrors, and dramatic colors.

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

Concord Fifty + Five

Chicago, IL

Style: Cool, industrial venue outfitted with original brick, exposed beams and floor to ceiling windows, plus a landscaped courtyard with seasonal foliage and a charming patio.

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

Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Chicago, Illinois

Style: Six private boats, complete with open-air decks for dancing and viewing the cityscape…and an optional fireworks display.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


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