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Top 5 Chicago Wedding Venues of 2022

Updated: Nov 5, 2023

One of the most important choices in the wedding planning process is deciding where to have your big day. There are many options based on budget, number of guests, ideal location, outdoor ceremony, indoor ceremony, and overall budget. Whether you're a Chicago local or looking to have a destination wedding in this beautiful city, there are so many options. In fact, the sheer number of wedding venues can be overwhelming. Whether you're looking for something historic charm, modern, or boho chic, Chicago has a venue that is right for you. We want to share with you our list of Top 5 Chicago Wedding Venues of 2022.

Top 5 Chicago Wedding Venues of 2022

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1. Chicago Athletic Association

First on our list of Top 5 Chicago Wedding Venues of 2022 is the Chicago Athletic Association. Don't let the name fool you. The venue has come a really long way! It began as a members-only club but, now serves as a modern and upgraded space featuring four distinct ballrooms. These ballrooms showcase Venetian gothic architecture and original details, such as stained glass and marble floors. The venue also includes a complimentary wedding suite for the couple and stunning views of Millenium Park.

2. Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago

Next on the list of Top 5 Chicago Wedding Venues of 2022 is the Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago. This venue is well known and boasts beautiful views of the Chicago skyline. Depending on the number of guests, there are two ballrooms to choose from. If you are having a large wedding, the Tip Top Tap Ballroom can hold up to 325 guests in a typical reception style. Another option is their Buckingham Ballroom, a two-story space that can hold up to 250 guests.

3. Firehouse Chicago

Another fun option on the list is Firehouse Chicago. This venue is named because it was built from an old firehouse and is a great option for couples with more boho chic but also rustic charm. Having your wedding at Firehouse Chicago does come with a few amenities, which includes two private wedding suites and the use of the garden lounge. In addition, there is a wood bar and a full-service kitchen.

4. Chicago Illuminating Company

Coming in at number four is the Chicago Illuminating Company. This venue is perfect for couples who have a modern yet unique sense of style. This venue offers indoor and outdoor space for your loved ones to gather. It is conveniently located in the heart of South Loop and is available rain or shine. You can hold your ceremony under a breathtaking glass-covered atrium, then move on to the dance floor for your reception.

5. Chicago Botanic Garden

One of our favorite venues on our list of Top 5 Chicago Wedding Venues of 2022 is the Chicago Botanic Garden. Located just 25 miles north of downtown, this venue boasts an incredible, natural landscape and a variety of spaces to hold everything, from the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. There is free parking for your guests and a reserved indoor space, just in case the weather doesn't cooperate.

If you would like to learn more about our Top 5 Chicago Wedding Venues of 2022, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners.



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