For Your Party's Top 10 Chicago Wedding Venues

8 Oct

Enter the Windy City, where our skyscrapers are tall, our brides are beautiful and our venues are state-of-the-art! While many things make our city so special, one thing we love the most is that Chicagoland venues are so versatile that they are compatible with nearly every event you can think of. Music performances, corporate meetings, artist showcases, birthdays, reunions — these are events that occur weekly in a city as culturally diverse as Chicago. For our lovely brides and grooms that choose to party with us year after year, let us fix our focus on the prize: the ultimate Midwestern wedding venue.

Being that this is For Your Party’s hometown, we’ve broken it down for you! Our top 10 Chicago Wedding venues to check out and promptly get married in are, in no particular order...

1) Architectural Artifacts 

Address: 4325 N Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613
Contact for tours + pricing: (773) 348-1395, info@artifacteventschicago.com
What we love: Just like its name promises, you will find pieces of vintage-inspired art pieces that will only add to the romanticism of your big day! Not only that, but we are obsessing over both the indoor AND outdoor reception areas, with 3 major separate areas that can truly be used for just about any portion of your wedding! Cocktail hour, wedding vows, dancing, eating, every square foot of this venue is prepared to transform and fit a wedding of 200 guests with ease.

beautiful wedding venue

Photo by: Maypole Studios Photography

2) Bridge 410

Address: 410 N Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60622
Contact for tours + pricing: (407) 701-0883, hello@bridge410.com
What we love: We immediately fell in love with the private yard and the Chicago bridge serving as the best backdrop for the couple to exchange their vows. It embodies the city in such a beautiful way — privacy with some industrial touches, surrounded by greenery, flowers, and some of the best company money could never buy! The inside is encapsulated by warm exposed brick walls and not much else, making it the most transformative space for all your wedding dreams.
 

Bridge 410 Chicago Wedding Venue

Photo by: Dejanae Events


3) City View Lofts

Address: 324 N Leavitt Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60612
Contact for tours + pricing: (312) 600-8439, info@cityviewloftofchicago.com 
What we love: The name of this venue does not fail to meet its promise — if you are looking for a Chicago space that will provide you a breathtaking view of the most beautiful skyline, your search should end here. White walls, exposed brick, large windows and vintage-yet-modern finishes make this the ultimate city venue, plus it is large enough to accommodate up to 150 of your closest family and friends. With catering in tow and mahogany chairs at the ready, there are so many things that this gem of a venue will take care of for you.

City View Lofts Chicago Wedding Venue

Photo by: Meghan Melia

City View Lofts Chicago Wedding Venue

Photo by: Danielle Heinson Photography

4) The Joinery

Address: 2533 W Homer Street, Chicago, IL 60647
Contact for tours + pricing: (513) 833-3743, info@thejoinerychicago.com
What we love: There’s a lot of things we love about this venue, but let’s try and narrow those down, shall we? The rustic looking white, exposed brick throughout The Joinery will only add to the romance of your formal wear — just look at their pictures! The architecture of the building itself ties in the warm wood and geometric shaped ceiling beams (also boasting a large skylight), with what is sure to be the most gorgeous, intimate wedding reception you’ve ever attended. And the venue at night? Come on, forget about it! Get ready, because there are tons of places you will want to grab some beautiful photo moments around every corner, not to mention the prettiest of set-ups outside!

The Joinery Chicago Wedding Venue

Photo by: Allison Williams Photo

5) Ravenswood Event Center 

Address: 4021 N Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613
Contact for tours + pricing: (773) 388-2170, events@ravenswoodeventscenter.com 

What we love: With 2 different wedding spaces to choose from within the venue, it is super hard to ignore the venue’s beyond picturesque floor-to-ceiling windows, showcasing the beautiful city lights of Chicago during vows and more. The vintage pine, oak and exposed brick make this a true Windy City venue, ready to be transformed into whatever theme the couple decides. Why settle for romantic when you could go for eclectic and unforgettable? Head upstairs from the Atrium to their Billboard Showroom, complete with hundreds of different neon signs, making for some of the most fun wedding photos you could ever hope for.

Ravenswood Event Center Chicago Wedding Venue

Photo by: Redwall Photo

Ravenswood Event Center Chicago Wedding Venue

Photo by: Jill Tiongco Photography

6) The Blackstone  

Address: 636 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Contact for tours + pricing: (312) 447-0955, info@theblackstonehotel.com

What we love: This is a hotel, meaning you’ll be able to house your out-of-town guests and wedding party in a beyond luxurious hotel, directly in the heart of Chicago’s most popular shopping and attractions. Looking for VIP-level ready photos? This is your (12,000 square feet!) location with magnificent French Beaux-Arts decor, elevating your wedding into a celebrity wedding vibe with little to no effort at all on your part. Crystal chandeliers? Vintage wallpaper and furnishes? An entire slew of luxury extras that are included with your reservation? Check, check, and double check!

The Blackstone Chicago Wedding Venue

Photo by: Erin Hoyt Photography

7) Morgan Manufacturing

Address: 401 N Morgan, Chicago, IL 60642
Contact for tours + pricing: (312) 763-3317, info@401morganmfg.com
What we love: Like most of the best venues in the city, this is a renovated, pre-Chicago Fire industrial building with over 32,000 square feet of space that you can transform into nearly any vision the couple may have. Morgan boasts not only 2 different floors, featuring skylights and state-of-the-art sound + light technology, but also has a gorgeous Mezzanine level which showcases a panoramic skyline of the city with a built-in bar to help you and your guests drink in the views. The combination of exposed brick, their beautiful LED staircase, and their natural lighting will grab you and not let go.

Morgan Manufacturing Chicago Wedding Venue

Photo by: Sally O’Donnell Photo

8) Galleria Marchetti

Address: 825 W Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60642
Contact for tours + pricing: (312) 563-0495, jp@galleriamarchetti.com
What we love: As a city, we are not known for a temperate winter, so rejoice in knowing there is a year-round outdoor (and indoor) venue that is perfect to get your winter on, without freezing anything off! In case it is one of our warmer months, there is an outdoor area for the most picturesque greenery filled reception we’ve ever seen! With two distinct venue settings, you can enjoy a gorgeous reception in their crisp white-tented Pavillion, or more intimate gatherings can enjoy La Pergola, an open-air, skylit space, built to have everyone’s eyes on the bride and groom. The architecture lends itself to be adorned with any and all types of decor and floral arrangements, ready to transform the venue time and time again for each distinct couple.

Galleria Marchetti Chicago Wedding Venue

Photo by: Christy Tyler Photography

9) Firehouse Chicago

Address: 1545 W Rosemont, Chicago, IL 60622

Contact for tours + pricing: (773) 850-1545, events@firehousechicago.com 

What we love: We were drawn in by the quiet neighborhood settings of beautiful Edgewater, fell in love with the 60’ tent with twinkle lights, and ended up staying for the amazing historical value of this gorgeous city venue. Intimate, the white brick walls closed in by big, vintage wooden doors, complete with a rustic spiral staircase, Firehouse is easily transformed by the colors and lighting used throughout, making each wedding celebrated there completely unique from the last. Have a very intimate gathering? Their courtyard provides a perfect, secret-garden feel to your special moment.

Firehouse Chicago Wedding Venue

Photo by: Steve Koo Photograph

10) The Rookery Building

Address: 209 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60604
Contact for tours + pricing: (312) 553-6100, jcook@georgejewell.com 

What we love: This venue, an official Chicago historical landmark, is located in the criminally under-photographed Financial District of Chicago, making it the ultimate destination for some of the most beautiful pictures you will take as a married couple. Redesigned by famed Frank Lloyd Wright in 1905, the venue boasts gilded white marble, bronzed chandeliers and more, making it a luxury escape for your biggest day. Special for so many reasons, it’s masterful mix of the historic, grand architecture and the latest in state-of-the-art lighting and sound technology, The Rookery is the entire package for someone who wants the ultimate Chicago experience. Spiral staircases and jaw-dropping fixtures turn your wedding day into a five-star event spectacular.

The Rookery Building Chicago Wedding Venue

Photo by: Artistrie Co.

The Rookery Chicago Wedding Venue

Photo by: Jennifer Kathryn