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Top 6 Rooftop Venues to Host Your Wedding

If you want to host your wedding overlooking Lake Michigan or watch the sunset on a rooftop, then read this entire article. We share our picks for the Top 6 Rooftop Venues to Host Your Wedding. Each of these venues offers unique features and stunning views that can make your wedding in Chicago truly memorable.

rooftop venues to host your wedding

Top 6 Rooftop Venues to Host Your Wedding

1. Offshore Rooftop 

First on our list of Top 6 Rooftop Venues to Host Your Wedding is Offshore Rooftop. Located at Navy Pier, Offshore Rooftop is celebrated as the world’s largest rooftop bar. It offers stunning views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline, accommodating up to 750 guests. It's an ideal venue for large weddings with both indoor and outdoor spaces. One of the things that we like most about this venue is that it is available year-round​. Oh, did we mention that Offshore Rooftop has the world’s largest rooftop bar!

2. Raised

Situated in The Loop, Raised offers a unique indoor/outdoor rooftop experience with excellent views of the Chicago River. This venue can host up to 200 guests and is known for its eclectic-industrial style and versatile event spaces, perfect for an elegant yet relaxed wedding atmosphere​.

3. Upstairs at The Gwen 

Located in River North, The Gwen provides an intimate, Art Deco-inspired rooftop setting. Its Gallery Terrace can host up to 60 guests, making it suitable for smaller, more intimate weddings. The space includes a retractable pergola and heaters, ensuring comfort regardless of the weather​.  This is the perfect venue for any couple looking for an artistic style wedding.

4. Lacuna Lofts 

The SkyDeck at Lacuna Lofts in Pilsen offers a unique industrial vibe with picturesque skyline views. This venue has around 5,000 square feet of outdoor space, accommodating up to 250 guests, making it a great choice for couples seeking a venue with character and history​.

5. Ignite Glass Studios

This venue offers both a rooftop deck and an urban garden, surrounded by artistic elements and colorful glass installations. It’s an excellent choice for a creative and visually stunning wedding setting​.

6. Cindy’s Rooftop 

Located in The Loop, Cindy’s Rooftop offers a central downtown location with views of Millennium Park, the Art Institute, and Lake Michigan. The venue can host up to 160 guests and features an open-air terrace and a delightful menu with award-winning cocktails​ 

If you want to learn more about our Top 6 Rooftop Venues to Host Your Wedding, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners.



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