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Lyric Opera House Wedding

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 banquet seating for up to 350 people on the stage of the Ardis Krainik Theatre. The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer offers seating for up to 200 guests and standing room for more than 500 people.

The three-level grand foyer is perfect for an elegant ceremony and the wraparound mezzanine balcony makes a perfect spot for cocktail hour.  With simple decorations and uplighting the space completely transforms and is ready for the most epic dance party. You’re sure to make an entrance coming down the red carpet on the grand staircase.

Located on the Chicago River, this space is sure to leave a lasting impression on every guest no matter where they call home. If you’re looking for a dramatic, elegant and classic Chicago wedding venue, consider Lyric Opera House.

VENUE DETAILS

Address:  20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone:  (312) 827-3523
Website:  https://www.lyricopera.org/
Pricing:  starting at $6,500 for grand foyer (space only)

WHY WE LOVE IT

This venue screams class and elegance, perfect for a black-tie wedding! We love the wraparound mezzanine balcony for the wide views during a ceremony or fist dance. The covered patio is one of the best outdoor wedding photo spots in Chicago for rainy weather. And the theatre itself is absolutely majestic, a perfect space for epic, yet romantic portraits.
Pro Tip: The LaQuinta Inn on Franklin is a block away and perfect for getting ready. Ask for a corner room with windows on both sides - you'll be able to see your venue and we'll have great light for photos!
wedding ceremony at Lyric Opera House
Bride and groom pose for a portrait outside Lyric Opera House in Chicago
Wedding party walks outside the Civic Opera Building in Chicago
wedding couple lift first dance while her Christian Louboutin shoe flies off during wedding reception
Bride and groom sit in chairs inside the theatre of the Civic Opera Building in downtown Chicago
detail of table at wedding reception in Lyric Opera House
wedding ceremony at Lyric Opera House
bride and groom dance during Lyric Opera House wedding reception
Bride and groom pose for a portrait outside Lyric Opera House in Chicago
bride and groom dance during Lyric Opera House wedding reception
couple share first dance at Lyric Opera House in downtown Chicago

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