Northerly Island 1400 S Linn White Dr • Chicago • IL 60605


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Imagine sweeping views of the Chicago skyline AND Lake Michigan as backdrops to your wedding. This city-run gem, which sits on a 91-acre peninsula jutting into the water, feels like the ultimate urban setting and an island escape at the same time.
  • The Visitors Center, formerly an Art Deco airport terminal, is a fun spot for everything from your ceremony to dinner and dancing. Or, opt for either the expansive white tent or open-air Pavilion, where you can add splashes of color with LED lighting.
  • They offer a generous 8-hour rental period and a list of outside vendors for all your needs. Plus, if you just can't whittle down your guest list, combine the two-story Visitor Center and the tent to accommodate all your nearest and dearest.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $4,590–14,280/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
  • Visitor Center (8-hour usage, 3pm–11pm)
    Monday–Friday: $4,590
    Saturday–Sunday: $4,697

    Visitor Center + Tent (8-hour usage, 3pm–11pm)
    Monday–Friday: $13,900
    Saturday–Sunday: $14,280

    Pricing includes the rental fee, labor & personnel charge, security deposit, and limited tables & chairs.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 700 1500
Cocktails, etc. Standing 700 1500
Reception Seated 700 1500
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 0.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


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Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, daily. The Lakefront Tent is only available April–October.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Park
  • Community Center / Civic Building
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Lake
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Panoramic
  • Park


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