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


Dreaming of a stylish, Chicago wedding venue 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:

  1. Think outside the box: Places like universities, restaurants, art galleries, and historic buildings not only provide unique event spaces, their rental fees and meal pricing are frequently more competitive.
  2. Expand your geographical search beyond Chicago’s city limits. A wedding in an adjacent neighborhood or suburb often comes with unexpected benefits: a lot of great venues to choose from along with fewer travel hassles and more reasonably priced lodging for your guests.
  3. Host a Friday, Sunday or off-season wedding. Many locations will discount their rates for non-Saturday or non-peak season bookings.

Here’s a selection of venues in and around Chicago that offer affordable event options.


Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

Loyola University, Chicago

Style: Picturesque, elegant
Price: $ • $$
Catering: Provided in-house. Seasonal and organic menu options are available.

Loyola University Chicago



Keith House Chicago

Chicago, IL

Keith House

Style: 1870s Victorian Châteauesque mansion
Price: $
Catering: You can use any licensed/insured caterer.

Keith House Chicago



Pinstripes - Downtown Chicago

Chicago, IL

Pinstripes Downtown Chicago

Style: Relaxed and fun
Price: $ • $$
Catering: Provided in-house. They specialize in sophisticated Italian-American bistro fare, showcasing inventive small plates, homemade flatbread pizzas, and organic and free-range meats. They also serve hard-to-find local beer!

Pinstripes Downtown Chicago



The Shapiro Ballroom

Chicago, IL

The Shapiro Ballroom

Style: Vintage 1913 Ballroom
Price: $ • $$
Catering: Choose from list or bring your own.

The Shapiro Ballroom



River Roast Private Events

Chicago, IL

River Roast Private Events

Style: Historic, dramatic
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
Catering: Provided in-house. You'll dine on contemporary American cuisine, overseen by a James Beard Award-winning chef. A wealth of roasted items includes whole fish and chicken, beef, and rack of pork, not to mention lots of roasted veggies.

River Roast



Wedgewood Weddings | North Shore

Wadsworth, IL

Wedgewood Weddings North Shore

Style: Classic with country garden flair
Price: $
Catering: Provided in-house, either a plated duet entrée or three-entrée buffet.

Wedgewood Weddings North Shore



Chateau Ritz

Niles, IL

Chateau Ritz

Style: Ritzy!
Price: $ • $$
Catering: Provided in-house. Their extensive list of entrées (there are 15 in the poultry category alone!) makes it easy to come up with the perfect menu.

Chateau Ritz



Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Joliet, IL

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Style: Gilded Age mansion and grounds
Price: $ • $$
Catering: Provided in-house. You have your choice of a plated, buffet or family-style reception.

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate



Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park, IL

Silver Lake Country Club

Style: Classic comfort in a manicured garden setting
Price: $ • $$
Catering: Provided in-house.

Silver Lake Country Club



Le Meridien Chicago-Oak Brook Center

Oak Brook, IL

Le Meridien Chicago-Oak Brook Center

Style: Modern, artfully designed
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
Catering: Provided in-house. Menus can be customized and incorporate the freshest and finest ingredients. Kosher and Hindu/Indian weddings are welcome.

Le Meridien Chicago



Cog Hill Golf and Country Club

Lemont, IL

Cog Hill Golf and Country Club

Style: Elegantly rustic clubhouse and picturesque grounds
Price: $
Catering: Provided in-house. Menu options include a large selection of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, and a variety of classic entrées that feature chicken, beef, shrimp and salmon.

Cog Hill Golf and Country Club



Interested in other Chicago locations? Get after it here.


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