Top Ten Wedding Venues in Chicago

Top Ten Wedding Venues in Chicago

Posted by clientservice, on 2/1/2008, in category Weddings

Chicago Cityscape with Flowers There are so many wonderful Chicago wedding venues to choose from. Renowned for its historic architecture and distinctive skyscrapers that blend the contemporary with an old world grandeur, it is no wonder that Chicago is also known as " City of the Big Shoulders".  

Search Eventective today to find that perfect wedding site for your Chicago wedding, starting with Eventective’s top ten Chicago wedding places.

 The Grand Ballroom

Your Guests Can Make a Grand Entrance at the Grand Ballroom Offering 12,000 square feet of ballroom space and a capacity of 460 people, this terra cotta Renaissance Revival building creates an elegant and historic setting for weddings (bottom right).

Personalized service, in-house gourmet catering, state-of-the-art sound and a vintage 60-ft. long full-service bar make the Grand Ballroom (left and top right) an exceptional Chicago wedding venue.

Germania Place

Opulence, warmth, and old world ambience are just a few things you can expect from Chicago’s Germania Place. Set in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, this National Registry Historic Building is one of Chicago’s most famous landmark buildings and one of the only venues in the area to allow religious ceremonies onsite. Germania Place offers two fully-restored historic ballrooms, with the Grand Ballroom seating up to 400 guests for dinner.

Galleria Marchetti

Galleria Marchetti offers a four-season tented pavilion Located in the heart of Chicago, Galleria Marchetti is a perfect venue for weddings of any size.

Lush and elegant outdoor gardens, two indoor dining rooms, a four-season tented pavilion (left), highly-skilled wedding consultants and over 75 years of culinary experience make Galleria Marchetti a premiere location for both indoor and outdoor weddings, with garden ceremonies (below right)available in the Spring, Summer and Fall.

Great Hall of Café Brauer

Spectacular views of the beautiful south lagoon of the Lincoln Park Zoo and Chicago skyline will make a perfect backdrop to your wedding.

Polished hardwood floors, classic detailing, a crowning skylight and decorative stained glass create the timeless ambience of this nationally registered landmark space. Over 4,000 square feet of space, including two outdoor elevated patios (loggias), accommodates up to 500 guests.

The Chicago Fine Arts Exchange

Doubling as both an art gallery and a wedding reception venue, the Chicago Fine Arts Exchange makes a beautiful and eclectic setting for ceremonies and dinner receptions.

Dance the night away under the stars in the highly-acclaimed 60’long x 20’ high Skylight Room, featuring an impressive vaulted cathedral skylight, or have your reception amidst the lounge ambience of the Jazz Lounge Gallery.

West Loop Studio

This historic top-floor loft can easily be transformed to whatever theme or design style you have in mind. Event staff is on hand to assist you with whatever planning needs you have. 4,000 feet of space includes 9-foot windows with city views, original restored maple floors, 17-foot ceilings with bowstring trusses, and spacious dressing room and prep areas.

The South Shore Cultural Center

Grandiose ballrooms, country club style interior, beautiful cascading chandeliers, and a stunning art gallery are just a few things you can expect from Chicago’s South Shore Cultural Center.

Located on Chicago's lake front, the South Shore Cultural Center also features a nine-hole golf course, lighted tennis courts and lakeside views. The Center has a capacity of 300-600 people.

Odyssey Cruises

Have a wedding under the stars with Odyssey Cruises Experience an unforgettable wedding aboard a luxury cruise ship as it glides along the world famous Chicago skyline. Personal wedding consultants and all-inclusive packages are available.

Guests will enjoy amazing views from Odyssey’s open-air sky deck (right).  Scenic cruises are perfect for ceremonies, receptions and other wedding-related occasions. Various cruise enhancement options are also available.

Garden Weddings

At Garden Weddings you can enjoy all the benefits and ambience of a traditional outdoor wedding with the convenience and availability of an indoor one.

Fresh flowers and ivy-covered walls in the dining area create an outdoor garden ambience. Experience a seasonal wedding at any time of the year without having to worry about the weather. Several beautiful venues are available to accommodate various group sizes.

 European Chalet Banquets and Catering

Add a European touch to your wedding at the European Chalet Banquets and Catering

Continuing the European tradition where food is the center of the celebration, this family-run business provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for your wedding festivities (left).

A contemporary setting, friendly staff and an outstanding selection of entrees make for a truly memorable occasion. The venue's close location to Midway Airport makes travel easy for guests arriving from out of town.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1:31 PM
just need a few venues for my reception on nov 9 2013
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Friday, February 1, 2013 6:25 AM
You could add Martinique Banquets to list has i personally had great experience attended wedding party of my friend over there.. There website:-
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