Chicago Wedding Venues

Today we are chatting about some of the most spectacular wedding venues/event spaces that Chicago has to offer.  There are wide variety of venues to choose from in this wonderful city and we wanted to highlight some of our favorites.

1. Cafe Brauer

I may be a little biased, but since my husband and I got married here it will always hold a special place in my heart.  With the gorgeous prairie style architecture and the spectacular views of Lincoln Park and the city skyline as seen from the loggias, what’s not to love?  It’s a beautiful oasis for a Chicago wedding set in the middle of the park.  Perfect for those couples wanting a downtown Chicago wedding with the feel of the outdoors & nature as well.  Photos by Kina Wicks Photography.

Cafe Brauer Chicago

Cafe Brauer Chicago Wedding Reception

Cafe Brauer Wedding First Dance

2. Garfield Park Conservatory

This space is a real gem hidden in the west side of Chicago.  Nestled amongst some beautiful gardens, there are so many gorgeous spaces both inside and out of the Conservatory including horticulture hall, the fern room, and many more.  This ceremony & reception (seen below) at the Conservatory was one of our favorite weddings that we produced this past year. Photos by Galaxie Andrews.

Garfield Park Conservatory Wedding

Garfield Park Conservatory Wedding

Garfield Park Conservatory Wedding

3. Chicago History Museum

The Chicago History Museum is a classic and elegant space, perfect for those couples wanting a more formal feel for their wedding.  We worked here last year for Andrea & Cameron’s wedding and are so excited to be working here again this summer on two gorgeous weddings.  The neutral color palette & beautiful floors make this venue easy to transform into a beautiful setting.  Photos by Codrean Photography.

Chicago History Museum Wedding

Chicago History Museum Wedding Reception floral by Life in bLoom Chicago

4. Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art is such a fun and unique venue.  Not only is the location perfect and the space beautiful (especially the terrace), but your guests also have the opportunity to view some fabulous works of art at the same time.  Couples can hold their wedding outside on the terrace or inside of the museum.  Below are photos of Christina & Jimmy’s wedding that we did this past summer.

Photos by Olivia Leigh Photographie.

MCA wedding Chicago

Geometric Tablescape by Life in Bloom

5. Morgan Manufacturing

Industrial elegance at it’s finest.  While we haven’t officially done a wedding here, we are dying to get to work at this space!  While still new to the Chicago Wedding Scene (it opened less than a year ago) Morgan Manufacturing has already hosted some truly breath-taking events and boasts around 32,000 square feet of space on multiple levels. Photos by David Wittig via Mod Weddings, Decor by HMR Designs.

Morgan Manufacturing

Morgan Manufacturing

6. Millenium Park- Tiffany & Co Celebration Garden & Wrigley Square

Did you know you can get married in Millennium Park?  Well, you can.  The Tiffany Gardens in Millennium Park highlight views of some of the city’s most spectacular landmarks such as Buckingham Fountain, Lake Michigan, and a wonderful view of the Museum Campus.  Wrigley Square, need I say more?  I think I’ll let the images speak for themselves.  What a romantic outdoor setting for a wedding.  Another bonus is that it is right across the street from the Chicago Cultural Center so if you wanted to have your ceremony outside but your reception inside, your guests just need to walk across the street to the reception, how convenient!  Photos via Here Comes the Guide & Hoerr Schaudt.

wrigley square ceremony wedding chicago

Tiffany Gardens Millennium Park

7. Ivy Room

The Courtyard in this space is to die for!  Can you imagine having your wedding or cocktail hour outside in this mini oasis in the city?  It’s perfect.  The inside is pretty much a blank space allowing you to transform the space however you please.  We have been wanting to work here for a few years now, so if any couples out there are looking for a florist and also getting married at the Ivy Room, give us a ring 😉 Photos by Vrai Photography & Matt Blum Photography via The Ivy Room.

Ivy Room Chicago


8. Chicago Botanic Gardens

Be still my flower-loving heart.  As a former horticulture major I love the Botanic Gardens and am so excited we are working here again in May.  If you are looking for a venue in the suburbs of Chicago, this is at the top of my list.  The gardens are stunning and the grounds make the perfect backdrop for your photos!  Photos by Emila Jane Photography.

Colorful wedding centerpieces by Life in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Colorful wedding centerpieces by Life in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Bride & Groom Chicago Botanic Garden

9. The Armour House

Another suburb venue that has an amazing ceremony space is the Armour House.  The attention to detail here is just stunning.  Every corner you turn has another unexpected marble fireplace or beautiful fountain.  Also, their staircase is what fairy tale dreams are made of.   What a way to make an entrance.  We loved working here for Matt & Lydia’s wedding with La Belle Fleur Events & Amanda Megan Miller.

Armour House Wedding

Armour House Wedding

10. Bridgeport Art Center

The Skyline Loft at the Bridgeport Art Center boasts a great panoramic view of Chicago.  The old exposed brick and beautiful skylight make it one of the best loft-spaces in the City of Chicago  Another fun part about this venue is the giant freight elevator which transports your guests up to the top floor where the main event space is located.  You can even fit a small car in the elevator.  The design possibilities are endless!  We worked here last year and have a pretty amazing wedding designed for this summer as well.   Photos by Matushek Photography.

Bridgeport Art Center Wedding

Bridgeport Art Center Wedding Reception


  1. Ashley Biess says:

    These are all so beautiful! Can your favorite list be my favorite list? 😉


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