15 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.


Zhou B Secret Garden

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Romantic Garden

Art Throughout

Unique Space

Fab Features: ultra-romantic, secluded garden nestled beside the Zhou B Art Center • a stamped concrete patio is hemmed by verdant lawn, modern sculptures, a koi pond, and cascading greenery • say "I do" beneath the arms of a weeping willow as the sun filters through the mature trees

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Colvin House

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Prairie-Style Architecture

Opulent Styling

Waterfront Location

Fab Features: 1909 treasure lovingly restored to its turn-of-the-century glory, with beautiful Prairie-style details like geometric and nature-inspired motifs • ceremonies in the dreamy herringbone brick courtyard, followed by receptions in the breathtaking main room, with Art Nouveau chandeliers sparkling above • photo ops beside the lake

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Chicago History Museum

Chicago, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Iconic Museum

Skyline & Park Views

Non-Profit

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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The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Urban Glam

Prime Location

Rooftop Terrace

Fab Features: chic tower of steel located walking distance from Navy Pier • the glamorous, light-flooded Gallery Ballroom boasts soaring 18-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and a stunning outdoor terrace overlooking State Street • host your rehearsal dinner, farewell brunch, shower, or other events in one of their spaces for a major discount

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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The Fulton West

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers

Blank Canvas

Modern Minimalism

BYO

Fab Features: airy event space that can be customized to fit your vision • rental includes tables, chairs, high-top and low cabaret tables, linens, audio-visual equipment, and access to a small outdoor patio • convenient location near Fulton Mark and the West Loop

Catering: BYO
Price: $
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LM Studio Chicago

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Urban Penthouse

Lake Views

Loop Location

Fab Features: a one-of-a-kind venue with two levels of event space and striking city views • hold your ceremony in the beautiful Atrium featuring panoramic park vistas • celebrate with your guests in the 6th floor Studio with it’s floor-to-ceiling windows, a custom-built bar, and plush lounge seating

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Salvatore's Wedding Venue

Chicago, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Lush Gardens

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: charming restaurant on a beautiful treelined street in Lincoln Park • say ‘I do’ in the European-style courtyard full of trees, fountains, and a white pergola • celebrate in the mahogany-walled Classico Room which opens onto a picturesque patio

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

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Industrial Charmer

Playful Décor & Furnishings

Large Skylights

Fab Features: a turn-of-the-century charmer tucked in what was formerly a manufacturing plant • celebrate amongst exposed brick, rafters, and ductwork, fun décor touches like whimsical wall coverings, and tons of light flowing in from giant industrial skylights • enjoy the ample amenities include a private dressing suite, staging areas, a prep kitchen, lounge vignettes, a luxe bar, and state-of-the-art digital

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Floating World Gallery

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Loft-Like Vibes

Affordable

Glass-Walled Room

Fab Features: charming gallery located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood • the perfect blank canvas event space can be transformed to match your wedding day vision • planning made easy thanks to their comprehensive list of preferred vendors

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Galleria Marchetti - La Pergola

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Old World Charm

Enclosable Garden

Versatile

Fab Features: family-owned event center located in the heart of the city • the open-air gardens can be converted to an enclosed, air-conditioned venue via the retractable roof • fresh, inventive Italian dishes may be paired with plenty of exciting add-ons, like wood-fired Neopolitan pizza, sorbet intermezzos, and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Beatnik on the River

Chicago, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Instagrammable

Boho-Meets-Exotic

Expert Hospitality Management

Fab Features: this exotic and whimsical restaurant feels like it was inspired by Alice in Wonderland • the décor blends global flair with boho-chic details like a chevron-painted floor covered by dozens of Persian rugs • dramatic, oversized crystal chandeliers hang from a ceiling of exposed ductwork

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Chicago, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Skyline Views

Open-Air Decks

Dramatic Sunsets

Fab Features: six private boats boasting open-air decks for dancing and viewing the cityscape • ceremonies held dockside or on Chicago’s waterways • thrilling add-ons like a whistle salute or sunset fireworks

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Wandering Tree Estate

North Barrington, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Intimate Setting

Panoramic Views

Botanical Gardens

Fab Features: serene and secluded estate with multiple verdant garden spaces • picturesque reflecting lake, rock waterfall, and blooming flowerbeds • perfect for elopements and small weddings up to 50 guests

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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