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chicago wedding venue guide

We’ve put together this helpful list of the best Chicago Wedding Venues. On each page you’ll find important venue details, including contact information, plus our favorite things about each space. As a bonus, look for our secret “Pro Tip” at the bottom of the grey box.

If you don’t see a venue on the list, feel free to reach out with your questions. After nearly 200 weddings as a Chicago Wedding Photographer there’s a good chance I’ve worked there and would be happy to share my thoughts and advice.

I’m a total sucker for loft spaces, so if you’re into brick & timber, definitely check out this list of the best Chicago Loft Wedding Venues. With of the best architecture in the world, make sure you don’t miss the Historic and Classic Chicago Wedding Venues. And if you’re looking for Outdoor Chicago Wedding Locations, we’ve got you covered. And if none of those sound just right, consider one of these Modern Chicago Wedding Venue.

Can’t imagine getting married without your pup by your side? Here’s a round up of our favorite Dog-Friendly Wedding Venues in Chicago.

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Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 542-2438

Adler Planetarium is one of Chicago's most premier wedding venues, located at the end of Solidarity Dr. on museum campus overlooking Lake Michigan with a panoramic Chicago skyline view. Adler Planetarium offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony ceremony options for up to 325 people and space for up to 600 guests when setup ... View Venue Info

Bridgeport Art Center

Bridgeport Art Center

1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609

(773) 247-3000

Comprised of both the Skyline Loft and the outdoor Sculpture Garden, Bridgeport Art Center is actually two unique amazing industrial loft wedding venues in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. On the top floor of the historic 1911 building you’ll find the Skyline Loft, with a panoramic view of the Chicago skyline and ... View Venue Info

Lyric Opera House

Lyric Opera House

20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

(312) 827-3523

Lyric Opera House, located in the Civic Opera Building, is one of Chicago's most dramatic wedding venues with historic architecture and stunning high ceilings in the grand foyer.  With the second largest opera auditorium in North America, Lyric Opera House offers one of the largest spaces for weddings in the city with ... View Venue Info