It’s Wednesday and with that, we are highlighting another one of our favorite Chicago wedding venues for 2017. If you have been following along, once a week we are turning the spotlight to some of our favorite venues to help you narrow down your venue search. This week, our venue is a combination of historic downtown Chicago architecture with the luxury of modern upgrades. Sounds like the perfect wedding venue, right? It could only be the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel and today we are talking about why it is one of Life in Bloom’s favorite spots to say “I do”.
Venue: Chicago Athletic Association
Capacity: Seated Reception – 250 Guests
Location: Magnificent Mile
If you have yet to check out the completely renovated Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, there is no better time than the present, especially if you are searching for the perfect wedding venue. The historic venue encompasses the old world charm of the original building with stunning new upgrades. The White City Ballroom is the perfect space for your seated reception. With floor-to-ceiling windows looking over Lake Michigan and Michigan Avenue, there is no doubt you are in the heart of Chicago. The Madison ballroom is the perfect spot to have an on-site ceremony, the detailed molding and crystal chandeliers are like none other. The CAA has the convenience of a hotel with the charm of a luxury venue (not your typical hotel ballroom).
Candlelight is a MUST at the dark-wooded venue for a romantic ambiance. We love seeing a lot of greenery and candle light on the guest tables. If you are bringing in any decor (tables, chairs, etc.) dark wood with gold, bronze, or brass accents is a beautiful addition to the space. Pro Tip: Because the windows are East Facing, the space can get quite dark at night and adding a nice lighting package will really help highlight your tables!
Photos by: Olivia Leigh Photographie
Photos by: Kina Wicks Photography