Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool 125 West Fullerton Parkway • Chicago • Illinois 60614


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • The Lily Pool is a serene natural sanctuary, with a cascading waterfall, native plantings, stone pathways, and a unique pavilion. This national historic landmark was designed in 1936, and lovingly restored in 2002.
  • There’s no shortage of photo opportunities—the Lily Pool is surrounded by Chicago's beloved Lincoln Park, which stretches along the shore of Lake Michigan and is filled with public art, historic architecture, and acres of green space.
  • Holding your wedding here supports the park. Your rental fees help the Lincoln Park Conservancy ensure the park stays healthy, safe, and beautiful for future generations through its restoration, preservation, volunteer and educational programs.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $350–1,000/event
  • Ceremonies that do not require the closure of the park are $350, private closure ceremonies are $1,000. The park can also be reserved for proposals and photography. Contact the venue for further details.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 15
Cocktails, etc. Standing 0 0
Reception Seated 0 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 0.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding

Essential Info


$ • $$

Amplified Music

Acoustic Only

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Mid-April to October, 7:30am until dusk or 7:30pm (whichever is earlier).

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Garden
  • Non-Profit
  • Unique
  • Park

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Park
  • Waterfall


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