Chicago is one of the largest cities in the United States. It’s known for its bold architecture, deep-dish pizza, and museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago also has an incredible skyline, including Willis Tower, and John Handcock to name of a few. It’s easy to see why this wonderful city is such a popular place to get married, and with summer in full swing, venues with rooftop views are a great choice. Here are our Top 5 Rooftop Wedding Venues in Chicago.
Top 5 Rooftop Wedding Venues in Chicago
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1. The Penthouse Hyde Park
First on our list of the Top 5 Rooftop Wedding Venues in Chicago is The Penthouse Hyde Park. This venue is located just south of downtown Chicago. It offers a rooftop ballroom and open-air terrace. It also has an art deco-inspired design, with expansive views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. If you’re looking for an elegant, yet modern venue with an amazing view of the Chicago skyline, this is the one for you.
2. Morgan’s on Fulton
Next on the list is Morgan’s on Fulton. This venue is located in the heart of the Fulton Market District. This district contains large industrial brick buildings from the late 19th century. They have undergone renovations that help blend the historic exterior with the more modern buildings of today. The historic facade of Morgan’s on Fulton was restored to complement the interior, which has an industrial, chic design. The venue also features raw brick, exposed wood beams, and polished concrete floors. The best part of this venue, however, is the indoor and outdoor rooftop. This can change with a push of a button, allowing for fantastic views no matter the weather.
3. The Zephyr Chicago
Another venue on our list of Top 5 Rooftop Wedding Venues in Chicago is The Zephyr Chicago. It is both a modern and historic venue, located in the city’s urban center. The industrial-style loft boasts over 6,000 square feet, which is plenty of room for any event. The natural light and brick-laid walls combine to create an atmosphere of urban elegance and industrial chic. However, the best feature of the Zephyr Chicago is the rooftop. It’s a gorgeous backdrop for wedding photos, plus it allows you and your guests to see the city in all its glory.
4. Ambassador Chicago
Coming up next on our list of Top 5 Rooftop Wedding Venues in Chicago is Ambassador Chicago. This beautiful venue is the city’s original boutique hotel going back to 1926. It has a rich history rooted in Chicago’s Jazz Age and has served many famous faces including, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe. The Ambassador also boasts historic architectural details such as original crown molding and beautiful vaulted ceilings. The skyline views from the rooftop terrace create a phenomenal background for photos and views your guests will never forget.
5. Loft Lucia
And last, but certainly, not least is Loft Lucia. This stunning downtown venue is only 10 minutes across the river from Willis Tower. This venue has an industrial but cozy vibe and is perfect for couples looking to celebrate in the city. Loft Lucia translates into “Loft of Light.” Your guests will be very impressed when they see the oversized windows that bring in an abundance of natural light. However, the best part is on the top floor. This features floor-to-ceiling retractable glass that leads from the indoor cocktail area to the stunning rooftop terrace.
If you want to learn more about our Top 5 Rooftop Wedding Venues in Chicago, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners.