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5 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Chicago

Updated: Dec 21, 2020

Having to postpone your wedding due to Covid-19 is such a bummer. I know, I get it. My heart goes out to you. With micro weddings becoming more and more popular, so are outdoor weddings. Have you considered this option? Maybe this will change your mind. We have compiled a list of the 5 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Chicago.

5 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Chicago - Photo Credit: Nicee Martin

1. Garfield Park Conservatory

You simply can't go wrong with the Garfield Park Conservatory, which is why we had to list this as one of the 5 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Chicago. With breathtaking flowers, great landscaping, and plenty of sunshine, the Bluestone Terrace is perfect for your outdoor wedding. Also, they offer several outdoor areas that you can choose from.

2. Theater On the Lake

If a water feature is one of your must-haves for your wedding, there is no better place to have your wedding than Theater On the Lake. With accommodations for up to 500 guests and 6,000 square feet of space, the Theater On the Lake has to be listed on our 5 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Chicago. This space also offers a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline and sits right by the Lake Michigan shoreline. And no need to worry about the unpredictable Chicago weather, this venue is partially covered which allows you to "take cover" from an unexpected shower.

3. Chicago Daley Plaza

Located in the Chicago Loop, this venue offers an outdoor space that is truly unforgettable. If you're the kind of bride that wants "all eyes on me." There is no better way to grab the spotlight than have your wedding in the heart of downtown at the Chicago Daley Plaza, in front of the Picasso. There is a water feature option also that includes an in-ground fountain that shoots water up. How cool is that? You'd be surprised at how reasonable the pricing is for this outdoor venue.

4. Galleria Marchetti

Family owned and operated, you'll be sure to love this venue space, which earned its reputation by providing 90 years of experience and service in life celebrations. If you're looking for an Italian inspired location for your wedding, this is it for our 5 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Chicago. They offer two spaces that allow for intimate or elaborate weddings. The Pavillion is offered for "more sizable affairs" and The La Pergola, if you're inspired to have a more intimate celebration. Outdoors you can find a huge courtyard and a terrace with firepits (depending on the season) and a wedding arbor.

5. Adler Planetarium

It's not just meant for those who love Star Wars or dream of going outer space but it's totally out of this world if you're looking for the 5 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Chicago. It's a reason they call it the Skyline Terrace. You get to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Chicago skyline at its fullest. Another great thing about the Adler Planetarium is that it's open now, during the pandemic, to have intimate events such as micro weddings.

If you are looking to learn more about the 5 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Chicago, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners.



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