Event Venues and Vendors in Chicago, Illinois

Event Venues and Vendors in Chicago, Illinois

Downtown Chicago

Planning a wedding or a business event in Chicago can be a fun and exciting experience. Chicago is full of fantastic locations for a special event whether it's for a business function, a wedding or another social event. There are so many options for venues, or event locations, that selecting one may be the most challenging part of planning your Chicago event.

There are a myriad of options available for events and some can even be surprisingly intimate. Some examples include taking a cruise on Lake Michigan, the botanic gardens, lake shore amusement parks, golf courses, the zoo, or a courtyard of a favorite building downtown, on the Gold Coast, or along the lake shore. Start by making a list of all the places you can think of that would make an ideal setting. Then, start making phone calls to see if the location hosts events. Once you have a few top choices, visit the location to get a feel for if it will work for the event you are planning.

Popular Categories
Wedding Venues
Wedding Venues
Wedding, Reception, Ceremony, Marriage
Caterers
Caterers
Wedding, Corporate, Food Caterer
Party Venues
Party Venues
Birthday, Reunion, Bridal, Anniversary, Bar Mitzvah Party
Photographers
Photographers
Digital, Professional, Special Event Photographer
Meeting Places
Meeting Places
Banquets, Corporate Events, Conferences, Seminar, Convention
DJs
DJs
Disc Jockey, Music
Resorts/Retreats
Resorts/Retreats
Group Retreat, Spa, Adventure, Outdoors, Resort Gathering
Event Planners
Event Planners
Wedding, Corporate, Party, Event Planner
Restaurants
Restaurants
Restaurant, Function, Dining Room, Catered Events
Live Musicians
Live Musicians
Wedding Music, Concerts, Live Bands
Hotels and Inns
Hotels and Inns
Overnight Accommodations, Sports Teams, Tour Groups
Videographers
Videographers
Professional, Wedding, Digital Videography
Other Categories
Officiants
Officiants
Marriage Ceremony, Justice of the Peace, Minister
Limousines
Limousines
Limo, Limousine, Airport Transportation
Invitations
Invitations
Announcements, Invitations, Custom Stationery, Hand Calligraphy
Health & Beauty
Health & Beauty
Day Spa and Salon, Hair, Nails, Tanning, Personal Training
Audio Visual
Audio Visual
A/V rentals, Projectors, Video Equipment, Audio Equipment, Computers, Sound and Lighting, Meeting Equipment
Formal Wear
Formal Wear
Tux, Tuxedo, Cummerbunds, Vests, Suits, Ties
Event Staffing & Services
Event Staffing & Services
Bartenders, Wait Staff, Security, Valet Parking, Technical/Cleaning Services
Gifts & Favors
Gifts & Favors
Candy, Fruit, Gift Baskets, Wedding Favors, Party Favors, Promotional and Custom Gifts
Florists
Florists
Wedding, Flowers, Florist
Bridal Wear
Bridal Wear
Wedding Gown, Bridesmaid Dresses, Vestidos, Mother of the Bride, Flower Girl Dresses, Veils and Headpieces
Bakeries
Bakeries
Cake, Pastries, Baker, Dessert, Bakery, Wedding
Party Equipment Rentals
Party Equipment Rentals
Linens, Moon-bounces, Tables, Tents, Lighting, Chair Covers, Dance Floors, Photo Booths
Entertainers
Entertainers
Clowns, Jugglers, Magicians, Fortune Tellers, Face Painters, Animals
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