Chicago’s Newest Wedding Venue: Theater on The Lake

Chicago has recently added a new event space to its already impressive collection of wedding venues, and today we are going to share with you a little bit about what might quickly become one of our new favorite wedding venues!  Located in Lincoln Park where fullerton meets the lakefront path, we present to you, Theater On The Lake.

First of all the building itself has been around for decades, acting as a seasonal theater for small events.  But recently, the building received a 7-million dollar renovation to transform the space into a breathtaking, four-seasons venue. And while it just opened officially, it is already creating quite a buzz in the wedding industry!

Location – The venue is right off Lake Shore Drive in Lincoln Park, offering views of the lake and the skyline. It is nestled amongst a miniature canopy of trees (perfect for the nature lover.) With the park just steps away, we give this wedding venue location an A+

Architecture – The recent renovations did a great job cleaning up the space while maintaining the beautiful architecture of the space.  The overall building has a style very similar to that of Cafe Brauer, which is just blocks away (and another favorite of ours). The Architect of the building, Dwight H. Perkins, who is known for his prairie style of design, also designed Cafe Brauer. If you stepped into both buildings, you’d recognize the sea-foam green arched steel beams in each.  The building has windows from wall to wall which allows for plenty of light. We give the Architecture of this space 2 thumbs up!

Size and Layout – Finally, it is important to consider capacity when choosing wedding venues.  If you are looking for a space that can accommodate a large guest count, this space is perfect for you!  It has a maximum capacity of 300 people for a seated dinner. It also has a bar in the center of the room and a stage on the far end.

Theater on the Lake

2401 N. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, Illinois 60614

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  • Facility Phone: (312) 763-8165

See a recent news clip from NBC on the space Here and enjoy some photos of the space as it was and as it is now below…

People gather at Theater on the Lake for the buildings’ official reopening on September 7, 2017. | Max Herman/For the Sun-Times




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