Looking for recommendations on a wedding venue in the Chicagoland and surrounding areas? Overwhelmed with all your Google searching and not sure where to begin? Don't you worry, we got you! We've seen so many beautiful weddings at a variety of venue types, it's hard to choose our favorites. Here is a list we've compiled of our top wedding venues around Illinois. We hope this is helpful to you, and we'd love to hear which one is your favorite!
The Armour House's mission is to create an unforgettable experience with exceptional service to their clients all within a unique and timeless setting. This prestigious Italian Villa combines old world charm with modern needs, the elegance of art with the grandeur of nature. Their wedding specialists will help bring your vision to life. They will become familiar with every aspect of your day to ensure a smooth and memorable experience. This venue only hosts one event at a time, so you are the main focus! Their food is of the utmost importance as they are the primary caterers. They bring sophisticated, creative, and inspired menu items as well as sustainable and locally grown food products. Aside from all of these amazing perks, the building and the grounds are absolutely stunning. So many amazing photo opportunities, it is a photographer's paradise!
This venue has all-inclusive wedding packages so you can plan your wedding through an easy, stress-free, and pleasant process. Situated amidst beautifully landscaped grounds, recently renovated banquet venues, Chevy Chase is poised to provide a memorable wedding experience. They offer two different rooms, one being a historic grand ballroom maintaining its charm from the 1920s and the other room combines elegance and a contemporary feel. They offer multiple options for ceremony locations on the grounds as well. With so many options to choose from, you really can't go wrong here.
This venue sits on a 170 acre historic estate, surrounded by rolling hills. It is an authentic and memorable all-in-one wedding venue offering multiple indoor and outdoor spaces full of vintage elegance. Not to mention, so many different areas for photo opportunities. You can even request photos with one of their horses, um yes please! You are allowed to bring in all your own vendors, so you can pick and choose who you'd like to use. They understand the importance of all the little details and are committed to exceeding your expectations. Oak Hill offers unparalleled amenities and a ton of flexibility. It truly is a magical place!
Vows with a view. This hotel is a hidden gem nestled on 88 acres of stunning natural scenery. It is the perfect backdrop for weddings in any season. The panoramic floor to ceiling windows in the Grand Oaks Pavilion showcase the natural surroundings and architecture. Whether you're looking for a sophisticated ballroom soirée or an open-air lakeside ceremony, their countless combinations of space and scenery can accommodate events both big and small. Not to mention, your guests can stay right on location! Very convenient for everyone.
Escape the ordinary with this venue. This enchanting 55 acre estate is the perfect backdrop for your unforgettable ceremony and wedding reception. The venue features breathtaking grounds with unlimited backdrops for the most memorable photos. All weddings are allowed exclusive use of the estate grounds, mansion, and custom tent during your event time. They have an elegant Bridal Suite with beautiful furniture and a place to display your wedding dress as well as a perfect Grooms Suite filled with game tables and sports memorabilia. The Monte Bello features 5 distinct on-site ceremony locations as well as a gorgeous indoor tent space with floor to ceiling windows. They offer three different food and beverage packages for you to choose from and a wide variety of extra options to include on your big day such as a sparkler exit and yard games. If you are looking for something all-in-one, this venue will certainly not disappoint. Fun fact, this is where Lexi and her husband, Jim, got married!
This venue is the pinnacle of elegance and sophistication. Their staff is committed to making your wedding vision a reality with impeccable service to you and your guests. The venue itself bursts with grandeur, grace, and charm. The Grand Ballroom, Bridal Balcony, and their award-winning grounds will make your wedding unique and glamorous. The Grand Ballroom has floor to ceiling windows which overlook the charming lake and formal garden with access to a stone outdoor terrace. The second-story Bridal Balcony overlooks the ballroom and provides a picturesque moment for you. The beautiful grounds, with rolling pastoral hills and perfect landscaping, create a gentle and tranquil rustic scene. It offers an exquisite backdrop for the ideal wedding reception and portraits. They have a white-glove commitment to assure you have the best day ever. Fun fact, this is where Emily and her husband, Alex, got married!
The Galleria Marchetti is a treasured, family-owned venue in the heart of the city. They are proud to impart this unique and enchanting year-round outdoor event space in downtown Chicago, where you can experience one of two beautiful venues filled with history, tradition, convenience, and eloquence: the large, secret garden-esque event space, The Pavilion, and the European meets Moroccan-inspired space, La Pergola. The Pavilion is their largest venue which offers the romantic elegance of the old country with state-of-the-art contemporary details. This three-space venue includes options for indoor, outdoor, and open-air magnificence. La Pergola is for those interested in heightened intimacy with a pairing of open-air boutique space and a traditional indoor dining room. It brings all the comforts of the modern world wrapped up in two lavish, historically inspired spaces. They have a passion for fine food and wine and their culinary team will work with you to craft a menu that delights and inspires. In addition to that, their dedicated event specialists will ensure your wedding is every bit as special as you always dreamed it would be.
Located in Chicago's historic Ravenswood neighborhood, Artifact Events is an exceptional choice for a wedding. With your vision, their team is ready to expertly host your event of a lifetime. With five distinct spaces to choose from, there is something for everyone here. The North Lower Level has a large dance floor, built-in bar, and a unique industrial feel. The North Second Level has natural light, exposed brick, and a cool view overlooking the open atrium. The South First Floor has both The Lounge, which is ideal for cocktail hours and ceremonies, with large glass doors that open into the spacious courtyard, and brick walls and high ceilings; and the Ravenswood Room, with a large dance floor or dinner seating area, warm wooden floors, exposed brick and wood beams. The South Second Floor is a loft, again with exposed brick and wood beams, perfect for ceremonies. And lastly, The Courtyard, which is private and tucked away, with iconic antique stone columns and a stunning backdrop for cocktail receptions and ceremonies. Aside from all these beautiful spaces to choose from, they have great amenities included such as a private wedding suite, ample free parking, and various furniture options to name a few.
This modern, contemporary hotel offers sophisticated, grand, and elegant ballrooms and charming outdoor event venues. As they like to say, dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Their certified wedding planners are trained to help you create your dream day. The Marriott's planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. Their superb catering service is included in all wedding packages along with a wedding cake. They have large naturally lit reception venues with crystal chandeliers, intimate reception spaces in versatile venues, and even a grand and modern ballroom that can hold many guests. A huge plus to this venue is that your guests can stay right there in the hotel! They have special group rates to take advantage of. This venue has classic photography locations including a suspended bridge and cascading double staircase that couple's like to use as well.
Charm your senses and your guests with breathtaking views, decadent cuisine, and unparalleled services. Not only is the venue itself beautiful, but the views are in fact breathtaking. It is perfect here no matter the season. Plus the fact that you can take portraits inside the actual vineyard is amazing. It is a unique venue that strives for intimacy and creativity. They also have their own culinary team to make a delicious menu for your big day as well as event coordinators to handle every detail.
From spectacular indoor and outdoor settings to gourmet catering and event design, Independence Grove is there to make your special day even more beautiful and memorable than you had envisioned. They pride themselves on being by your side each step of the way, guiding every aspect of your wedding for a truly cohesive and enjoyable experience. No matter the size and style of your wedding, they have the perfect backdrop for your ceremony and reception with multiple options to choose from. Whether that be their Hall, Pavilion, Native Garden, Plaza, or the beach, you truly can't go wrong with any of their choices. You can even take advantage of two of these locations depending on what you decide on! Not to mention, there are so many amazing and beautiful photo opportunities within Independence Grove.