Looking for a chicago wedding venue?
Whether you’re hosting an intimate or extravagant wedding, or one that’s modern or classic, we’ve found the Best Unique Chicago Wedding Venues. Read below to see our best picks to match any style or budget.
Stan Mansion is a unique historical venue built in 1920 and completely restored by 2013. It sole intention is to offer a venue where a couple can create the wedding that they always dreamed of. They pride themselves of only taking one event at a time, which ensures no wedding will ever look the same!
Capacity: 300 guests for seated dinner; 450 for cocktail reception | Price Range: $3,000 to $4,800 | Rentals Include: Tables and lounge furniture at no additional cost
Home to a beautiful, one-acre botanical garden, The Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier is housed in a six-story glass atrium with a 50-foot arched ceiling. It is the perfect venue if you wish to combine the wonders of the outdoors and comfort of the indoors. To top it off they have 80 live palm trees, lush foliage, hanging “twinkle lights”, and dancing “leapfrog” fountains!
Capacity: 80 to 525 seated; 1,500 reception style | Price Range: $25 – $147 per person | Rentals Include: Tables, chairs, linen and flatware
Salvage One is a converted warehouse with an enclosed garden courtyard, it is a retail store, event space and backdrop for many films and photography shoots. An extremely unique place for a wedding having architectural artifacts, antiques and even vintage furniture!
Capacity: 50-300 guests seated; up to 600 reception style | Price Range: $6,000 – $8000 | Rentals Include: 2 bars and stages, random mix of dining tables and chairs for up to 175 people, vintage sofas, lounge chairs, coffee tables for 40 or more guests, and coat check
Creativo Loft is an authentically vintage Chicago Loft, dating back to 1886 with original hardwood floors, tin ceiling, and large northeast facing windows with a fantastic view. Because the building is over 125 years old, it has the ability to look vintage, modern, classic or experimental, using creative rentals and customized event design!
Capacity: 70 guests seated; up to 100 for reception style | Price Range: from $3,500 | Rentals Include: 12-hour rental, onsite venue manager/owner, doorman, and cleaning crew
If you are looking for something extremely simply and different, Prairie Production is the wedding venue for you. Located in Chicago’s West Loop, this space is a blank white canvas that is easily transformed to any couples unique vision on their big day!
Capacity: 200 guests | Rentals Include: Venue space, use of space for the entire day, indoor and outdoor space
Newberry Library is a non-profit and all revenues generated by events directly suppoort the funding of the historic 1983 Henry Ives Cobb designed building. They offer space for ceremony, cocktail hour and even reception to accommodate every couple that comes to them for a chance to get the wedding of their dreams.
Capacity: 208 seated guests | Price Range: $6,000 – $7,500 | Rentals Include: Tables, chairs, parking for 35 guest cars, perimeter decor, coordinator
If you love quiet surroundings, then this is the right venue for you! Having a 385 acre garden, Chicago Botanic Garden offers the perfect setting for your wedding reception or even a rehearsal dinner. “Green” weddings are naturally their focus.
Capacity: 230 seated guests | Price Range: $2,000 – $7,000 venue rental and $16,000 food and beverage minimum | Rentals Include: Space, onsite catering director
Revel Downtown is a magical space, that is easily transformed to suit any couple’s individual needs. With decor and catering all designed by Revel’s talented events team, they can create anything from magical fairy-tale to contemporary weddings.
Capacity: 300 seated guests; 800 reception style | Price Range: $5,000-$6,500 venue rental and $150 per guest for seated dinner | Rentals Include: Tables, black versailles chairs, high boys, cabaret tables, three lounge vignettes, catering, and decor
The Bridgeport Art Center, known as the “Skyline Loft” offers a great option, with 18,000 sq. ft of open loft space, rustic bathrooms and lots of natural light. They also offer “Sculpture Garden Gallery” which is the perfect space to have an outdoor ceremony and not worry about weather conditions.
Capacity: 75 to 750 guests | Price Range: $4,750 – $12,000 | Rentals Include: Furniture including metal and/or wooden crate beverage bars, french country chairs, tables, drapery panels and portable draping; building staff, and free parking
With its 65 foot long skylight, Loft on Lake offers couples a great option to celebrate their wedding day. This space is basked in sunlight making it an ideal location to exchange your vows. This quintessential Chicago Loft Space has original bow truss roof, timber beams and brick walls; a blank canvas, yet refined and finished with cherry wood trim, doors and chandeliers!
Capacity: 180 to 200 guests | Price Range: $4,200 – $ 5,000 | Rentals Include: Space; catering; functional kitchen; wet bar; furniture includes: DJ table, sofas in cocktail area, highboys; lighting includes: chandeliers, perimeter lighting on walls, track lights (all on dimmers)
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