Find Wedding Ideas: Illinois Wedding Venues You'll Love

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.)

9 Chicago Wedding Venues with Spectacular Lake Michigan Views

Chicago Wedding Venues with Spectacular Lake Michigan Views

Lake Michigan has always been a huge factor in what makes Chicago, Chicago. Besides its important contributions to the city's trade and transportation, its sparkling waters create an ever-changing source of beauty and drama. If you want your wedding to feature unforgettable Lake Michigan views (plus stellar service and great amenities, of course!), check out the places we’ve listed below.


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

Windy City Magic: Chicago Wedding Venues With Glittering Skyline ViewsThe 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.


10 Lofts We Love For Your Chicago Wedding

Morgan ManufacturingOften historic and always architecturally interesting, lofts offer a wealth of design possibilities for a trendy, eclectic wedding. Whether you choose a repurposed old factory or a sleek urban gallery, you’re apt to find unique features like original columns, brick walls, exposed ductwork, industrial lighting…even such perks as great views and cool artwork.


Coveted North Chicago Venues: 10 of the Best Wedding Locations by Category

Coveted North Chicago Venues: 10 of the Best Wedding Locations by CategoryIf you're looking to host a wedding in North Chicago, you're in luck—not only is this part of town easily accessible from the city and suburbs, it offers a huge range of venue options.


An Elite 8: Luxe Downtown Chicago Wedding Venues

Luxury in the Windy City: 8 Elite Downtown Chicago Wedding VenuesLuxury comes in many forms, and these downtown Chicago hotels 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.


7 Chicago Wedding Venues That Will Fit Your Event Just Right!

Creativo LoftIf 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. While some of the venues we’ve listed also have spaces that are great for larger groups, all of them happily accommodate cozier celebrations.


You asked...We answered! 11 Affordable Chicago Wedding Venues you'll love.

Affordable Chicago Wedding VenuesDreaming 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: 8 of the Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Chicago

The Grove Redfield EstateChicago 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.


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