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Chicago is such a wonderful place to have a wedding, and there are so many more places to list than we have room for in one blog post.

After careful consideration, below are our Top 10 Chicago Wedding Venues:

1.  The Drake Hotel

The Drake Hotel is an historical Chicago hotel located near Oak Street Beach and the John Hancock Building.  The hotel features magnificent views of the lake and the city, as is within walking distance from multiple great photo opportunities such as Water Tower Place, Michigan Avenue, and several beautiful churches.

2.  Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is within walking distance of many downtown shopping, dining and entertainment venues.

The hotel offers many amenities, and contains a Grand Ballroom and the Lakeview Room, which allows striking views of Lake Michigan.  The Four Seasons features a breathtaking art collection with sculptures, photos and paintings by some of the world’s finest artists.  They have ample space to accommodate guests of up to 500-750 people.

3.  Waldorf Astoria Chicago

The Waldorf Astoria Chicago is located at 11 E. Walton Street very close to the Fourth Presbyterian Church, and also very close to Chicago’s famous Rush Street and Michigan Avenue.  The Waldorf is one of the finest hotels in the city, and has spectacular suites with fireplaces and terraces offering excellent views of the city.  Like the Four Seasons, the Waldorf Astoria Chicago offers multiple works of art throughout the hotel.  This venue provides seating for up to 200 guests, and is one of the most popular venues in Chicago for not only weddings but for many other events as well!

4.  Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago has multiple wedding venues over two campus locations.  The Lake Shore Campus offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan that will impress your guests and ensure great photography.  Loyola has a very experienced staff and offers both indoor and outdoor wedding venues.  Their seating accommodates about 300 guests and approximately 500 guests for receptions.

5.  Navy Pier and Odyssey Cruises

Chicago’s Navy Pier is an excellent wedding venue.  There are amazing views of both the lake and the Chicago skyline, and Navy Pier has the capacity to hold the wedding and the reception.  Moreover, Odyssey Cruises at Navy Pier offers many different cruises around Lake Michigan, which also offer incredible views of the city.  Odyssey Cruises has many different packages to choose from, and even has wedding consultants to help you with the planning!

6.  InterContinental Chicago

The InterContinental Chicago is located at 505 N. Michigan Avenue, very close to the Chicago River and Tribune Tower.  This area of Chicago is perfect for photo opportunities, and the venue itself offers very affordable packages for weddings.  The InterContinental offers multi-course meals, butlers that help with the hors d’oeuvres throughout cocktail hour, and many complimentary services for the wedding couple and parents.  The InterContinental features several different ballrooms, each with it’s own floor.  The location, affordability, packages and services at this venue are hard to beat.

7.  Salvatore’s Ristorante

Salvatore’s Ristorante is a Chicago favorite in terms of wedding venues.  It’s located on a picturesque tree lined street in the heart of Lincoln Park.  Their event specialists are the best at what they do in creating wonderful events designed to your specifications. Salvatore’s Ristorante offers a host of different packages, and has several elegant rooms for cocktails and dancing, as well as a beautiful courtyard plush with trees and fountains.  They generally seat up to 200 people.

8.  Sheraton Grand Chicago

The Sheraton Grand Chicago is a large, dazzling hotel located right along the Chicago River and within walking distance to some of Chicago’s best attractions.  They have many large ballrooms, with one able to host over 3,000 people!  The hotel contains several large ballrooms, bars and wedding packages to choose from.  The Sheraton Grand Chicago wedding packages also include a personalized wedding website that allows guests to book their own rooms and allows for easy monitoring of the RSVPs.

9.  Park Hyatt Chicago

The Park Hyatt Chicago is one of Chicago’s finest hotels, located right across from the Chicago Water Tower at Rush Street and Chicago Avenue.

Their main ballroom is the Grand Salon Ballroom, which can accommodate events large and small.  There is elegant catering offered by MoMI Kitchen, and the NoMi Spa is also a great feature of this hotel.  The Park Hyatt Chicago can accommodate events with guests numbering 200-300 people.

10.  Millennium Park

Millennium Park is one of the most frequently visited attractions in Chicago. The park has multiple wedding venues, monuments and plenty of beautiful space. There are multiple opportunities for great photography, and the park is close to almost everything Chicago has to offer. There are plenty of gardens, fountains and excellent cityscape views, and the venues here can accommodate over 1,000 people.

Have questions about Chicago wedding venues or wedding photography?  We’d love to hear from you in the comments section or you may Contact Us Here.  You may also call Lake Shore Photography and Video at 847-687-2336.

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