Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Road • Glencoe • Illinois 60022


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Conveniently located close to downtown Chicago and situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes, this stunning 385-acre garden features 26 display gardens and four natural areas.
  • Photo opportunites are everywhere, thanks to a wealth of flower-bordered paths, treelined walkways, water features, quaint bridges and world-renowned horticultural displays.
  • Romance is a key ingredient of outdoor venues like the English Walled Garden and fragrant Rose Terrace, both perfect for ceremonies. The canopied McGinley Pavilion sits at water’s edge and overlooks Evening Island.
  • There is a range of indoor options, from the grand Nichols Hall with its dramatic two-story skylight to the Krehbiel Gallery, set off by a stone reflecting pool.
  • Catering is provided by Culinary Landscape, who offers a selection of wedding packages and is happy to customize your menu, too.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,000–30,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Time of year
    • Space reserved
  • Includes complimentary parking for all guests. Valet parking is available at an additional charge.

Package Prices
  • $225/person and up
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $30,000–40,000/event
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
  • Package pricing is based on a minimum of 150 guests.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 10%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 275 275
Cocktails, etc. Standing 350 350
Reception Seated 230 230
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 275.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Available year-round, but use of specific venues varies according to season.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
  • Historic / Landmark Building

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Panoramic


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Alternate Info: Botanical Garden, Gardens, Glencoe Garden