The Best Wedding Venues in Chicago

Chicago is one of the best cities for planning a wedding thanks to its wide array of venues that have the potential to fit any budget. However if you’re looking for the absolute best, most luxurious Chicago wedding venues the area has to offer then look no further. Below you’ll find a collection of the venues I think you should absolutely be considering for your Chicago wedding.

1. The Art Institute of Chicago

Whether you’d prefer a wedding space that’s more sleek and modern or one that surrounds you with classical architecture and priceless paintings, The Art Institute of Chicago can provide either. Combined with it’s beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces, this is truly one-of-a-kind Chicago wedding venue.


2. Cafe Brauer

Completed in 1908 as a private restaurant, today it’s one of Chicago’s best wedding venues. The main ballroom is a stunning backdrop for any reception and with access to the Nature Boardwalk, there’s no shortage of opportunities for amazing wedding photos.


3. Mid America Club

A wedding venue with a view! Located atop the 80th floor of the Aon building right in the heart of downtown, the Mid America Club offers a 360 degree panorama view of Chicago. Your Private Event Director will help you plan and reach your vision for your wedding day up to 500 guests.

4. Chicago Illuminating Company

South loop

Best known for its clear top tent and overhead string lights, this is the perfect venue for those looking for a dreamy, storybook feel for their wedding venue. The Chicago Illuminating Company is one of the city’s most unique indoor & outdoor wedding spaces.

5. Waldorf Astoria Chicago

gold coast

A luxury wedding venue with spaces that harken back to 1920’s Paris, the Waldorf Astoria is perfect if you’re planning a European inspired wedding. If you’re after luxury and European elegance surrounding by bold artwork and architecture this is one venue to consider. Event spaces can accommodate guest counts up to 350.

6. Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel


One of Chicago’s most luxurious wedding venues which oozes 1920’s glitz and glamour. The Crystal Ballroom is truly a space that’s fit for a fairytale wedding and is rich in history, having hosted the wedding of many of Chicago’s most prominent. The gold-gilded ceiling, enormous crystal chandeliers, and one-of-a-king illuminated dance floor make for a dreamlike Gatsby wedding.

7. Field Museum


Maybe you want to satisfy your inner Indiana Jones or maybe you just really love dinosaurs, but either way the Field Museum is a stunning location for any luxury wedding. If the thought of getting married surrounded by priceless Egyptian artifacts and stunning architecture is your vibe then this is the spot for you.

8. The Langham

River North

One of Chicago’s newest luxury hotels and located in a landmark building designed by one of the cities most famous architects, Mies van der Rohe. With events spaces both large and small, the Langham can suit both large and intimate weddings with storybook grandeur.

9. Adler Planetarium


A modern and sleek venue with an unparalleled view of the Chicago skyline that will make for a incredible experience for both you and your guests. Adler has multiple indoor and outdoor options perfect for weddings of any size.

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