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There are so many wonderful Chicago wedding venues to choose from. Renowned for its historic architecture and distinctive skyscrapers that blend the contemporary with an old world grandeur, it’s no wonder that Chicago is also known as “City of the Big Shoulders.” With just over 2.7 million residents, it is the third most populated city in the United States.

But with all those people, Chicago has affectionately dubbed itself the “a city in a garden.” There are over 600 parks and 500 playgrounds in the city alone! That, combined with its almost 500 theaters and live music venues, means Chicago has plenty of indoor and outdoor spots for your wedding. But don’t take our word for it (or the city’s)! Instead, search Eventective today to find the perfect wedding venue for your Chicago wedding. Or, simply start with our top ten Chicago wedding venues, listed below.

Reserve 22 at the Village Links

Located: Glen Ellyn, IL
Perfect for: Scenic Outdoor Weddings

With 240 acres of scenic landscape, Reserve 22 provides a secluded and classy place for your wedding. As members of the Audubon Society, they take great pride in their conservation efforts—which allows you to revel in the sights and sounds of nature on your special day. Plus, their wedding package includes a cocktail party, hor d’oeuvres, desserts, and the option for a buffet or plated meal.

Congress Plaza Hotel

Located: Chicago, IL
Perfect for: Large-scale Weddings

Congress Plaza Hotel is here to meet your wedding needs. Not only can they fit up to 400 ceremony guests in one of their rooms—but they also have more than 20 venues to choose from. You’re sure to find a space that’s exactly what you envisioned. Plus, their ideal downtown location means they’re close to all the sites for pre- or post-wedding activities.

Arrowhead Golf Club

Located: Wheaton, IL
Perfect for: Evening Weddings

Arrowhead Gold Club has everything you need for a romantic, picture-perfect affair. The course looks breathtaking in the glow of the setting sun. And with a romantic stone veranda, private balconies, and vaulted ceilings, the venue matches the elegance of the outdoors. Don’t be disheartened if you’re planning an afternoon wedding. The setting is just as photogenic under the bright sun.

Tamarack Golf Club

Located: Naperville, IL
Perfect for: Hands-off Couples

If you’re worried about the time and stress of planning a wedding, let Tamarack Golf Club take care of it. This venue doesn’t just offer renowned amenities and impeccable service. They even have a wedding specialists on staff to help you create a wedding that’s completely unique to you.

1969

Located: Chicago, IL
Perfect for: History Buffs

Be transported in this part modern, part historic venue. 1969 boasts artifacts from Egypt, Lebanon, and Morocco, including Oriental rugs, balconies, and a waterfall. Their eclectic theme is event present in their catering, with Moorish, Mediterranean, and Arab influences. Plus, with a max capacity of almost 1,400 people, all your friends and family will fit!

Fulton Street Collective

Located: Chicago, IL
Perfect for: Modern Brick Wedding

Located just outside Chicago’s West Loop, this open-concept loft is the perfect spot for an intimate wedding. The brick walls and tall windows create an authentic rustic-modern feel. And Fulton Street Collective offers a comprehensive list of local vendors to work with. They’ll even help you choose the right ones for your celebration!

Ramada Banquets

Located: Glendale Heights, IL
Perfect for: Elegant Weddings

Choosing Ramada Banquets means choosing elegance and sophistication. Renovated in 2016, their ballroom is equipped with draping curtains, chandeliers, and ornate mirrors placed around the room. And their generous wedding package includes four hours of premium bar service, wedding cake, fresh flowers, and a night’s stay in their Jacuzzi suite.

Chicago Theological Seminary

Located: Chicago, IL
Perfect for: Spring or Summer Weddings

Between the rooftop patio, ceiling-high windows, and free-flowing water-encased glass chapel, Chicago Theological Seminary is a magical spot for your wedding. The surrounding scenery is as breathtaking as the architecture inside, so your photos will be stunning reminders of your special day.

Holiday Inn & Suites

Located: Bolingbrook, IL
Perfect for: All-inclusive Weddings

At the Holiday Inn & Suites Bolingbrook, they sure know how to make a guest feel special. This full-service venue doesn’t just provide in-house menu options made from scratch, or a local shuttle service. They also have comfortable rooms and an indoor pool for you and your guests to relax during the whole weekend.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

Located: Joliet, IL
Perfect for: Out-of-Town Weddings

As the newest full-service hotel in Joliet, the Holiday Inn is full of top-of-the-line amenities. An onsite craft burger joint and yoga room mean that your wedding party will feel right at home during pre-wedding events. And the convenient location to I-80 and Houbolt Road means that your guests won’t have trouble finding the spot!

Conclusion

Whether you’re looking for an stunning outside spot, or ornate indoor venue, Chicago has plenty to choose from. All you have to do is choose the type of wedding you want—and match it to the perfect venue! And if none of these venues are right for you, take a look at all the others on our website.

What type of wedding are you planning? Which venue from this list interests you most?

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