Top Wedding Venues in Chicago in 2022 – (See The List)

When planning your wedding, it’s important to choose a wedding reception venue that will suit the type of event that you are planning to have. You will want to consider the size, style, and amenities the venue offers. You should also consider whether you would like an indoor or outdoor wedding.

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a wedding venue is your budget. Wedding venues in Chicago can be very expensive, so you need to make sure you are able to afford the venue of your choice. Also, you need to think about the size of your wedding. The size of the venue will need to accommodate the number of guests you are inviting.

These are just a few things to consider when finding wedding venues. In this list, we have reviewed and compared some of the best wedding venues in Chicago so that you can make an informed decision on which one is best for your special day.

Currently, here are the best wedding reception venues….so, let’s get started.

Best Wedding Venues In Chicago

1. Salvatore’s 

salvatores
salvatores

About:

Salvatore’s is a classic Chicago event venue tucked away on a quiet tree-lined street in the heart of Lincoln Park. With a romantic atmosphere, timeless elegance, and a wealth of space, this charming setting is an ideal location for the event of a lifetime. Our beautiful patio and garden offer a perfect backdrop for your memorable event. You and your guests will receive outstanding service matched with exceptional Italian cuisine. At Salvatore’s, we want you to be a guest at your own special event! From start to finish we will orchestrate a magnificent party for you!

Salvatore’s can host up to 220 guests in our spacious and elegant venue. Our setting is designed with a classic, timeless feel, leaving you in luxurious comfort throughout your long-awaited event.

We offer many options for any event you are looking to hold. Our unique space, scenic patio, and dedicated staff will go the extra mile to execute a flawless event for you and your guests. Outside on the terrace, you can enjoy a bright and airy atmosphere ideal for outdoor cocktails, dining, and ceremonies.

Salvatore’s is an all-inclusive event venue. We offer a wealth of amenities, including a full in-house well to the premium bar, food catering, service staff, wedding consultants, flatware, glassware, china, linens, tables, chairs, and dance floor.

Through the years we have created wonderful relationships with the best vendors in the Chicagoland area. Whether you are planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, baby shower, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, birthday, corporate event, or any special occasion we look forward to personalizing your special event.

Gallery:

Nice gallery to view the various events and settings that are possible for your wedding.

Address: 

525 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL 60614, United States


2. Loft Lucia

Best wedding venue in Chicago.

loft lucia
loft lucia

About:

Our venue harmonizes luxurious urban chic with warmth and brightness. Loft Lucia literally means “Loft of Light.” Our space features oversized industrial windows, exposed brick and a dazzling rooftop terrace with incredible landscaping.

We host Weddings, Private Events, Birthday Parties, Corporate Meetings, and more!

At Loft Lucia, we’ll make sure the vision for your special event becomes a reality and goes off without a glitch. Our Event Venue offers everything you need to create the stunning occasion you and your guests will always remember. We can’t wait to work with you.

Loft Lucia is committed to excellence both as a stunning venue space and with the services we provide.

Gallery:

Nice gallery to view the various events and settings that are possible for your wedding.

Pricing:

ON-SEASON / MAY – OCTOBER 2023

FRIDAY / 5,775.00

SATURDAY / 7,775.00

SUNDAY / 4,775.00

OFF-SEASON / 2022-2023

FRIDAY / 4,275.00

SATURDAY / 4,775.00

SUNDAY / 3,775.00

Address: 

7 N Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60607, United States


3. Greenhouse Loft

greenhouse loft
greenhouse loft

About:

Our fully customizable space is 3600 sq ft, with 16′ ceilings in the glasshouse. floor to ceiling windows along the east wall provide an abundance of natural light and a view of our outdoor skygarden.

Gallery:

Nice gallery to view the various events and settings that are possible for your wedding.

Packages/ Pricing:

2021-2023 RATES

JANUARY – MARCH

friday     $5,000

saturday     $6,000

sunday     $4,000

APRIL – DECEMBER

friday     $9,000

saturday     $11,000

sunday     $7,000

  • Saturday rate applies to NYE as well as Sundays of Memorial & Labor Day Weekends
  • Corporate/NPO/Weekday (M-TH) rates available
  • All State & Federal taxes included
  • The rate includes access to the space at 12:00 noon with a hard stop of 12:00 am

Address: 

2545 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, United States


4. Firehouse Chicago

firehouse chicago
firehouse chicago

About:

An Alarmingly Charming Event Space

Located on Chicago’s Northside in the beautiful Edgewater neighborhood, our intimate venue is perfect for your wedding or unique event. Our vintage, rustic style and delightful garden create a lovely, memorable setting to celebrate.

With high ceilings, white glazed brick, and historic touches, Firehouse Chicago is an ideal venue for weddings, birthdays, corporate events, rehearsal dinners, showers, mitzvahs, and more!

With our personal, hands-on approach, we give you confidence, comfort and ease. From day one, you’ll be guided through the entire planning process, such as vendor referrals, timeline creation, and floor plan customization. And on your big day, you won’t need to break a sweat or lift a finger! Our expert event producers will set-up your decor, oversee vendors, and even pack up your belongings at the end of the night!

Gallery:

The gallery is limited but you can see inspiring venue designs that are possible for your wedding.

Address: 

1545 W Rosemont Ave, Chicago, IL 60660, United States


5. Chez

One of the most affordable wedding venues in Chicago.

chez
chez

About:

Chez is a stunning Chicago wedding venue that can be easily transformed for the wedding of your dreams. White brick walls and columns surround a contemporary glass staircase creating a unique wedding venue with the perfect balance of something old and something new for your wedding day.

Exclusive Downtown Chicago wedding venue. Just two blocks from Michigan Avenue and close to the Lakefront, the Loop, River North and the Gold Coast. Hotels galore. Your guests will thank you.

Gallery:

The gallery includes photos and videos along with the many different layouts/wedding venue ideas that are available.

Packages/ Pricing:

JANUARY – FEBRUARY

  • Friday – $3,825
  • Saturday/Holiday – $5,000
  • Sunday – $3,825

MARCH – DECEMBER

  • Friday – $4,500
  • Saturday/Holiday – $6,000
  • Sunday – $4,500

Address: 

247 E Ontario St 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60611, United States


6. The Geraghty

Unique wedding venue in Chicago.

geraghty
geraghty

About:

A VENUE OF POSSIBILITIES

Noted event designer Tom Kehoe, honors the lifetime of inspiration he received from his mother, Mickey Geraghty Kehoe, by naming The Geraghty in her memory. A visionary and welcoming hostess, Mickey knew just how to create an event to remember.

This space is devised by industry visionaries with the ultimate mastery of their craft. The Geraghty was built to be completely customizable to inspire innovation and to allow event designers to create captivating experiences with flawless execution. Our expansive venue is capable of delivering state-of-the-art technology to realize any creative vision.

Gallery:

The gallery is categorized and presents an inspiring wedding venue of past clients. The photos are high-quality and surely beautiful in the eyes. 

Address: 

2520 S Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, United States


Summary

With so many choices for reception venues in Chicago, it’s hard to know where to start. Are you looking for an indoor or outdoor setting? There are so many beautiful banquet and reception venues in the Chicago area, that it can get quite overwhelming when selecting which to choose.

Before deciding, visit the wedding venue you’re looking at selecting. Some provide samples of their meals and it’s a good idea to just walk around to see all the amenities and photo opportunities that exist. Keep in mind that many venues book far in advance so you need to get started on this part of the wedding planning process from the very beginning.

Remember that there are so many beautiful places available to enjoy your wedding. Take your time, breath, and enjoy the experience.


Janice

I love everything about weddings and have been involved with many aspects of the wedding planning process for as long as I can remember. I'm so happy to hear from couples and their wedding experience so please reach out and say hello.