HELLO HOMA FAM!! Let’s chat about wedding details. Booking vendors is obviously one the most important tasks during wedding planning but in order to provide those vendors with logistics about your big day, YOU NEED A VENUE FAM! So let’s chat about the top 5 wedding venues in the Chicago-land area!! These include a mix of indoor and outdoor venues! Be sure to check out their websites to find out more about catering options, guest counts, etc.!!
1. Rockwell on the River
This is one of the coolest and most unique spaces that we have seen in the Chicago-land area! It’s located in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago and has industrial/rustic vibes! The high lofted ceilings and exposed brick and timber help this venue stay true to its former manufacturing look but the skylights and riverfront views provide the softness and aesthetics to a beautiful wedding! Also, the space is HUGE – so guest count will never be an issue! This will make for one the most memorable venues for your big day!!
Address: 3057 N Rockwell St Chicago, IL 60618
2. Chicago Botanic Garden
This here, my friends, is a nature lover’s dream come true!! At Chicago Botanic Garden, your love will bloom with the florals and come to life with the lush greenery surrounding you and your guests for the entirety of the ceremony!! With a beautiful backdrop of utmost beauty and serenity, what more could you ask for?! Keep in mind that this venue does have its own executive chef and no outside catering is allowed!
Address: 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
3. The Old Post Office
This venue is a beautiful Chicago landmark sitting right above Ida B Wells Drive. The historic lobby can seat up to 700 guests with a dance floor and up to 1,400 guests can be accommodated for a cocktail-style reception! THAT IS HUGE FAM!! In addition to the lobby, the Telegram Lound, Library, and the Vault are on the second floor! On top of the venue, there is the Meadow and the Penthouse! With so much space and variety, you can rest assured that there is something for everyone! The Meadow is our personal favorite with an oasis of lush greenery above the bustling city!! Be sure to check out this venue for a one-of-a-kind experience!!
Address: 433 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60607
4. Adler Planetarium
As their website states, “Let’s host an event that is out of this world”!!!! Adler has always had a special place in my heart growing up, but even more so, because I said YESSS to my now-husband at this incredible location! Adler is an incredible blend of great food, beautiful spaces, and stunning views of the Chicago Skyline! Event spaces include the sky theater, the rice solarium, the skyline terrace and the welcome gallery!! Each space is completely unique and independent of the other and provides a whole new vibeeeeee!! Catering must be through Adler but they truly have some of the most DELICIOUS food options ever!!! That city backdrop is PERFECTTT for your wedding photos!! 😉
Address: 1300 S Dusable Lk Shr Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
5. Bolingbrook Golf Club
Bolingbrook is about 40 minutes southwest of Chicago and this venue contains a 76,000 square foot clubhouse that overlooks a beautiful golf course! This venue is a perfect combination of stunning architecture and lush natural scenery! Take advantage of this gorgeous location for the most intimate or the most lavish wedding of your dreams!! No golfing experience required LOL!!
Address: 2001 Rodeo Dr, Bolingbrook, IL 60490