We all know just how cold and nasty it can get outside in the winter months here in Chicago. However, don’t let this discourage you from tying the knot during these frigid times.

Chicago has numerous cozy and warm indoor wedding venues that will make summer weddings envious. With amazing photo opportunities and a romantic, winter wonderland feel, these Chicago winter wedding venues are sure to hit the spot.

1. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

For those that still want a feel for the outdoors while still staying nice and warm, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a great option. This museum provides a lot of quirky indoor photo backdrops that will yield unique and personality filled shots. The museum also offers a butterfly sanctuary that can be toured during off times of your ceremony such as the cocktail hour. Your guests will also appreciate all of the fascinating sights that can be taken in while waiting for the ceremony or reception to start.

2. The Field Museum

Another fun museum that can hold your beautiful winter wedding is The Field Museum. They offer a very spacious venue with a T-Rex. Guaranteed you’d be one of very few people that could say a T-Rex attended your wedding. Not to mention the fact that the building itself is beyond gorgeous. However, this venue is a little pricey as you can imagine. So it’s not for the faint of heart, or budget for that matter. Although, the wedding photos at The Field Museum would be amazing to say the least.

3. Bridgeport Art Center

Located in Chicago’s south side, Bridgeport Art Center offers a Skyline Loft space that blends modern taste with industrial chic. For that old Chicago charm that offers beautiful views of the city’s skyline, host your wedding at Bridgeport Art Center. The space is large and open with the ability to seat 600 guests. You will be sure to have a wonderful, cozy, and warm winter wedding in the fabulous loft space offered at Bridgeport Art Center. They even offer catering so that’s one less thing you have to stress about.

4. Newberry Library

Located in the Gold Coast Neighborhood the Newberry Library will be able to ward off the winter chill and offer a warm venue for your wedding. The oak paneling gives a homey feel and the marble gives a posh edge. If you are a bookworm (or your fiance is) then this would be a dream come true. The large windows in the venue also let you and your guests have a peek outside at the beautiful snow-dusted scenery while remaining nice and warm and comfortable. They can accommodate small ceremonies to large ones.

5. Palmer House Hilton

For a lavish winter wedding fit for a princess, be sure to check out the Palmer House Hilton. When finding a romantic location, it is hard to beat “the hotel that love built”. Rumor has it that the hotel was built as a wedding present to a wealthy businessman’s socialite bride from her dearly beloved.

It is luxurious to say the least as it evokes old timey elegance and charm. If you want to have your guests absolutely dazzled then the Grand Ballroom has to be taken into consideration. For a more rich, romantic setting the Red Lacquer Room provides the warmth of sultry reds and intricate chandeliers.

6. LondonHouse Chicago

If you want to escape the cold, but still see the beauty of the city in the winter, then LondonHouse Chicago is an option for you. This venue is dripping in elegance and will be sure to impress.

Host your ceremony in front of large floor to ceiling windows that show off the city behind them. This venue is also very new and modern which is perfect for those that desire a crisp and clean space to say “I do”. It is also located on the Chicago River so not only will you be able to see the city, but also the beautiful river.

Winter Weddings Call for Great Indoor Photography

In the icy cold winter months that we experience here in Chicago, you have to rely on an amazing photographer to capture professional indoor wedding photography. All of the venues talked about here provide for amazing backdrops and photo opportunities. Your wedding is a very special and romantic occasion that should be treated as such. You need an indoor wedding photography expert because you’ll never have the chance to capture those precious moments again.

If you are currently looking for an indoor wedding photography company or you are between companies and can’t decide, try looking into LakeShore Photography & Video. Our team of wedding photographers realize how very important your special day is and they will make sure to capture all of the wonderful happenings and the genuine emotion that comes with them. If you want to hire an indoor wedding photography company or you have questions, feel free to contact us here at LakeShore Photography & Video.

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