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Cafe Brauer, located in Lincoln Park, is a historic Prairie School-style landmark with dramatic Grand Hall and outdoor patio options overlooking South Pond. 

Cafe Brauer is one of Chicago's most historic wedding venues. With its stained glass windows, Tiffany-inspired glass chandeliers and souring ceiling heights, the second floor Great Hall is the centerpiece of the venue.

The Great Hall seats up to 250 guests for dinner with room for a dance floor. Two curved outdoor loggias (covered patios with open walls) on the North and South sides offer an option for outdoor ceremonies up to 160 guests.

Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, you'll be able to gaze out over South Pond, the park and the iconic Chicago skyline. If you're looking for a timeless and historic Chicago wedding venue, consider Cafe Brauer.

The venue is part of the Lincoln Park Zoo. Contact them for pricing and more details.


Address: 2021 N Stockton Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 571-0404
Website: www.lpzoo.org
Guest Capacity: 250 guests for indoor reception, 160 for outdoor ceremony
Pricing: avg. base cost $39,000 for 125 guests


We love the location. It's easy to forget you're in the city until you look and see the skyline peeking over the trees. We love the Prairie School architecture and how wide open the Great Hall feels.
Pro Tip: Two of the most popular portrait locations in Chicago are just outside the venue doors (the Bridge over South Pond and People's Gas Education Pavilion - the honeycomb structure). If you want the full skyline view, it's also very close to North Ave. Beach.
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Cafe Brauer wedding photos

Parry & Michael: Cafe Brauer Wedding Photos

Bride and groom walk along lake shore at North Avenue Beach

Lincoln Park Wedding: Deirdre & Phil

Parry & Michael: Cafe Brauer Wedding Photos

Emily & Kieran: Adler Planetarium Wedding Photos

Colorful Chinatown Engagement Session: Jean & Jack

Behind The Scenes – 2019