Table of Contents

  • Banquet Halls
  • Waterfront Wedding Venues
  • Indoor/Outdoor Wedding Venues
  • Modern Industrial Wedding Venues

Must See Chicago Wedding Venues – Banquet Halls

Banquet halls are a classic choice for upscale weddings, and Chicago has plenty of options for this traditional wedding venue style! Whether you’re planning to host 50 or 500 guests, there are many suitable wedding venues in Chicago. 

Here are ten banquet halls in Chicago to host your wedding.

The Empress Banquets

purple wedding reception and white dance floor with 'B' gold monogram The Empress Banquets

Elegance meets luxury at The Empress Banquets with its clean and modern aesthetic, perfect for couples seeking a blank slate to dress up. With a maximum capacity of 700 guests, The Empress is suitable for Chicago weddings of all sizes. In addition to rental space, engaged couples in Chicago can also take advantage of other amenities, including coordination, live entertainment, floral décor, lighting, rental equipment, linens, and catering services. 

Address: 200 East Lake Street, Addison, IL 60101

Phone Number: (630) 592-4786

Salvatore’s Chicago

bride and groom recessional Salvatore's

Nestled in the heart of Lincoln Park, Salvatore’s Chicago is a well-loved local restaurant that doubles as a beautiful wedding and event venue. All Chicago wedding packages include in-house catering services, providing couples and their guests with classic Italian dishes. Couples also get rentals, linens, tableware, and staffing included. Salvatore’s can accommodate up to 220 people.

Address: 525 W Arlington Pl. Chicago, IL 60614

Phone Number: (773) 528-1200

Heritage Ballroom

bride and groom portrait outside Heritage Ballroom

The Heritage Ballroom at The Edward Schock Centre of Elgin is a beautiful space that accommodates up to 300 guests. With floor-to-ceiling windows, guests are treated to panoramic views of Walton Island and the greater Chicago area while they celebrate your nuptials! Conveniently located near I-90, The Heritage Ballroom is easily accessible without the challenges of busy downtown traffic and parking. Engaged couples in Chicago can choose between wedding packages and a lá carte options.

Address: 100 Symphony Way, Elgin IL 60120

Phone Number: (847) 531-7047

The Library at 190 South LaSalle

190 South LaSalle houses three venues: The Library, The Stacks, and Conference Suites. Of them, The Library is arguably the most renowned for weddings and events due to its stunning two-story space filled with book-lined walls. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the beautiful Lake Michigan, offering scenic views made for stunning wedding photos. The Library can accommodate up to 250 people.

Address: 190 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60603

Phone Number: (312) 444-1234

The Study at the University of Chicago

wedding reception The Study at University of Chicago

While The Study at University of Chicago is known for its on-campus accommodations, it also offers events spaces for weddings and celebrations. Between the 2,200 sq. ft. Winter Garden space and smaller meeting rooms, engaged couples can host weddings of all sizes at this modern Chicago wedding venue. 

Address: 1227 E 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Phone Number: (773) 643-1600

The Exchange

The Exchange hotel lobby

If you’re looking for stunning architecture and delicious food, look no further than The Exchange. Complete with marble staircase and towering glass ceilings, The Atrium is the central space of The Exchange and can host up to 250 guests. For larger celebrations, engaged couples in Chicago can add on other spaces in The Exchange to accommodate up to 500 people, including The Listening Room and Theo’s.

Address: 224 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604

Phone Number: (312) 265-0591

Gala and Stardust Banquet Halls

closeup wedding reception table Gala Banquets

The Gala Banquet Hall and Stardust Banquet Hall are sister venues located just two minutes from each other, offering couples two unique styles for their Chicago wedding. Each venue can host up to 150 guests. In addition to space rental, couples can also take advantage of photography services from the Gala and Stardust Banquet teams. All wedding packages include catering and open bar services.

Address: 

Gala Banquet Hall: 5639 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60646

Stardust Banquet Hall: 5688 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60646

Phone Number:

Gala Banquet Hall: (773) 792-2262

Stardust Banquet Hall: (773) 775-7020

Parkway Banquets

aerial photo from the water of Parkway Banquets

Parkway Banquets offers something for everyone, with two properties for couples to choose from for their Chicago wedding venue. Parkway by the Lake is a lakeside venue with a maximum capacity of 200, overlooking the scenic Long Lake. Parkway Banquets Salon is the newest addition, offering an elegant and modern ballroom for parties of up to 400 guests. Both sites are about an hour from downtown, allowing couples and their guests to step away from the busyness and retreat for their celebration

Address: 

Parkway by the Lake: 25212 W. Lake Shore Dr., Ingleside, IL 60041

Parkway Banquets Salon: 657 Railroad Ave., Round Lake, IL 60073

Phone Number:

Parkway by the Lake: (847) 587-7285

Parkway Banquets Salon: (847) 546-7256

Lido Banquets & Events

white dance floor Lido Banquets & Events

Newly remodeled, Lido Banquets & Events is just north of downtown Chicago and provides a fully customizable space for couples to make their own. All wedding packages include catering and bar services, but couples can also choose to upgrade their experience with custom lighting, video projection, photo collages, and more. Lido Banquets & Events can accommodate up to 230 guests for a Chicago wedding.

Address: 5504 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60630

Phone Number: (773) 763-1408

Diamond Garden Banquet Hall

purple wedding reception Diamond Garden Banquet Hall

As its name suggests, Diamond Garden Banquet Hall is a Chicago wedding venue gem. This garden-themed property offers flexible wedding planning options, including custom packages and the ability to bring in your caterer and vendors. Accommodating up to 268 people, couples can also opt for in-house catering and bar service.

Address: 3705 W Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

Phone Number: (312) 619-9690

Galleria Marchetti

Downtown Galleria Marchetti offers two beautiful Italian-inspired event spaces, including a tented ballroom with chandeliers. This banquet hall accommodates wedding receptions of 150-450 easily. On-site catering makes planning a breeze. 

Address: 825 W Erie St., Chicago, IL 60642

Phone Number: (312) 563-0495

Once you book your wedding venue, you’ll need to find a Chicago wedding DJ next!

Momentz Productions is here to help with all of your entertainment needs. Get in touch with us to start planning your big day!


Waterfront Wedding Venues in Chicago

Looking for more than a classic ballroom for your Chicago wedding venue? Opting for a waterfront location will make for breathtaking views as you and your partner say, “I do!”

Whether your celebration will be an intimate gathering for 50 or a massive party for 250, there are plenty of waterfront wedding venues in Chicago that deserve a spot on your list:

River Roast

indoor wedding reception River Roast

As its name suggests, River Roast sits on the iconic Chicago River, offering gorgeous views of downtown. And with six event spaces to choose from, you’re sure to find something that fits your fancy. This Chicago wedding venue also boasts an impressive customizable menu, so you can check “venue” and “caterer” off of your list at the same time. Utilize their experienced event planning teams, and you’re sure to design a day that goes off without a hitch!

Address: 315 N. LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60654 

Phone Number: (312) 822-0100

Riverside Receptions and Conference Center

Natural stone walls, classic brick, and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows make this Chicago wedding venue the perfect place for couples to make their guests feel comfortable. Both rustic and modern, Riverside Receptions and Conference Center is just steps away from their sister property, The Herrington Inn and Spa, so your loved ones won’t have to go far for rest and relaxation.

Address: 35 N River Lane Geneva, IL 60134

Phone Number: (630) 232-1330

Chicago’s First Lady

couple walking down the aisle on Chicago’s First Lady boat

Taking the waterfront to the next level, Chicago’s First Lady allows you to recite your vows while cruising down the Chicago River. While dancing on a floating deck, you’ll spend your night under the city skyline. Plus, those planning a summer wedding will enjoy fireworks over Lake Michigan once the sun sets. With the option to bring your entertainment onboard, this beautiful Chicago wedding venue is hard to beat! 

Address: 112 E. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601

Phone Number: (847) 358-1330

Navy Pier

guests mingling during cocktail hour Navy Pier

Does it get more Chicago than Navy Pier? Those searching for a wedding venue in Chicago might want to think big — and this iconic location is a great place to start. A grand ballroom and lakefront terrace will allow you and your guests to soak in the beauty that is downtown Chicago. Navy Pier also has a dedicated event team that will help ensure your special day is flawless from start to finish.

Address: 600 E. Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

Phone Number: (312) 595-7437

Rockwell on the River

nighttime wedding reception with chandeliers Rockwell on the River

An onsite craft distillery, brewery, and roaster make Rockwell on the River a show-stopping Chicago wedding venue. Centrally located, your guests will have no problem accessing this architecturally stunning spot. And with more than 22,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, you won’t have to worry about packing your loved ones inside! Instead, overlook the North Branch of the Chicago River while dancing the night away with your favorite people.

Address: 3057 N Rockwell Street Chicago, IL 60618

Phone Number: (773) 395-1808

The Westin Chicago River North

wedding reception ballroom The Westin Chicago River North

This hotel along Chicago’s beautiful riverwalk offers the perfect waterfront setting for those searching for wedding venues in Chicago. They even provide a Westin Wedding Specialist to help guide you through the plans for your big day. Catering is also in-house, so you don’t have to juggle multiple vendors.

Address: 320 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60654

Phone Number: (312) 744-1900

South Branch Tavern Grille

bar area South Branch Tavern Grille

From intimate cocktail bars to sprawling rooms that can fit up to 300 guests, South Branch Tavern Grille offers an impressive location between the Willis Tower and Union Station. Couples rave about their food and drink options, as well as their experienced event coordinators. So whether you prefer a more casual party or a lavish indoor reception, this Chicago wedding venue has you covered. 

Address: 100 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606

Phone Number: (312) 546-6177

W Chicago — Lakeshore

outdoor wedding ceremony W Chicago — Lakeshore

The W Chicago—Lakeshore hotel is an excellent option for couples looking to celebrate their marriage all under one roof. After partying in the Great Room or atop the sixth-floor deck venue, your guests can head to their rooms and call it a night. Create a custom menu using seasonal ingredients while soaking in the views of Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago. This Chicago wedding venue provides the perfect backdrop for a beautiful day!

Address: 644 N Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60611

Phone Number: (312) 943-9200

Pinstripes

night time wedding ceremony with candles at Pinstripes Chicago

An upscale wedding venue in Chicago, Pinstripes is known for its bistro, bowling, and bocce. High culinary standards pair well with this spot’s sophisticated vibe. All private events can take place in their dining space, with more adventurous couples opting for some time at the bowling lanes or bocce courts.

Address: 435 E Illinois Street Chicago, IL 60611

Phone Number: (312) 527-3010

The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

rendering of a ceremony outdoor patio The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

Fully renovated, The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown is located on the banks of the Chicago River, right by Millennium Park. Subtle architecture and a modern design prove that this Chicago wedding venue prefers to let its gorgeous location do the talking. Guests can book a room and explore downtown as they celebrate with you and your partner all weekend long.

Address: 71 E Wacker Drive Ste 104, Chicago, IL 60601

Phone Number: (312) 346-7100

Adler Planetarium

Have a wedding reception that’s out of this world at the Adler Planetarium. Breathtaking waterfront and Chicago skyline views. The staff can plan events from 50 to 1,2000. Eco-friendly catering from Food for Thought.

Address: 1300 S DuSable Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605

Phone Number: (312) 922-7827

Once you’ve decided on a wedding venue in Chicago, you’ll need a DJ! Momentz Productions is here to help with all of your entertainment needs. Get in touch with us to start planning your big day!


Indoor/Outdoor Wedding Venues in Chicago

Chicago has a diverse selection of wedding venues for couples looking for character and charm. Whether you’re planning to host an indoor or outdoor wedding, there are plenty of beautiful wedding venues in Chicago. 

Greenhouse Loft wedding reception

Venue: Greenhouse Loft | Photography: JPP Studio

Here are ten wedding venues in the windy city to host the most memorable day of your life:

Greenhouse Loft

Greenhouse Loft offers a glasshouse of natural light with a stellar view of an outdoor sky garden with floor-to-ceiling windows extending along the east hall. This Chicago wedding venue provides a capacity of 175 guests for couples wanting to host an intimate event. In addition to the outdoor garden and art gallery space, Greenhouse offers several amenities, such as custom farm tables, a permanent bar, a vintage photo booth, a getting-ready suite, and a liaison to support you and your vendors throughout the day.  

Address: 2545 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Phone Number: (312)733-5762

Galleria Marchetti

tented wedding reception Galleria Marchetti

With a three-space option of a courtyard, private reception room, and pavilion, the Galleria Marchetti is a gorgeous wedding venue in the heart of Chicago with a lot to offer. Couples can expect an onsite menu, ranging from brunch and reception to family-style meals, assistance from experienced planners, and an intimate family-owned ambiance. Each space brings a unique element of luxury, with the Montecatini Room offering an antique bar and the Pavillion featuring crystal chandeliers and gorgeous travertine flooring. The maximum capacity is 1,200 guests.

Address: 825 W. Erie St., Chicago, IL 60642

Phone Number: (312)563-0495  

Chicago Illuminating Company

night time wedding reception tables and cake at Chicago Illuminating Company

Picture an urban indoor and outdoor event space with rustic gates and tall brick walls, and you have the Chicago Illuminating Company. Perfect for celebrating each romantic moment, couples will be swept away by the garden terrace, a glass tent with arched ceilings, and open drapes along the side panels. In addition, this wedding venue has a dressing room, indoor and outdoor reception areas, wifi, and handicap accessibility. It’s also ideal for a smaller crowd of 250 guests.

Address: 825 W. Erie St., Chicago, IL 60642

Phone Number: (312)563-0495

Firehouse Chicago

farm table reception Firehouse Chicago

A touch of vintage accompanied by a gorgeous garden, Firehouse Chicago is a wedding venue in Chicago ideal for 100 guests that brings a historic and rustic atmosphere to all celebrations. This space offers a backdrop of white brick paired with high ceilings, making for the perfect canvas for couples to get creative and add their elements. Firehouse Chicago makes weddings a breeze with the following amenities: a full-service kitchen for caterers, an outdoor wedding platform, a selection of wedding arches, vintage furniture, a reclaimed wood bar, and an indoor cocktail hour.  

Address: 1545 W Rosemont Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

Email: [email protected]

Loft Lucia

indoor outdoor lounge areas Loft Lucia

Loft Lucia is a great space for hosting a modern-style wedding if couples are searching for an urban wedding venue with chic features, warmth, and an industrial-inspired atmosphere. With exposed brick, a rooftop terrace, and large industrial windows, couples can expect natural light pouring in during some of the day’s most romantic and memorable moments. Loft Lucia has a maximum capacity of 160 and offers bar and farm tables, a projector, wifi, a sound system, and a commercial-grade kitchen.

Address: 7 N Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60607

Phone Number: (312) 878-7818   

Colvin House

cocktail hour patio at Colvin House

Colvin House is a gorgeous lakefront property converted into a 6,000-square-foot wedding venue with stunning prairie-style and 1920s architecture. Upon entering the main floor, guests will be in awe of the stained glass windows and vintage interior, celebrating the roaring twenties. In addition, couples have access to the first floor and courtyard, dressing rooms, brass folding chairs, parking, and an onsite venue manager. Colvin House can host up to 100 guests.

Address: 5940 N. Sheridan Road | Chicago, IL 60660

Phone Number: 773.654.2999     

Bridgeport Art Center Premier Event Spaces

wedding ceremony seutp with trees Bridgeport Art Center Premier Event Spaces

Photography: Studio This Is

The Skyline Loft is a captivating wedding venue in Chicago complete with a breathtaking panoramic view of the skyline, gorgeous 15-foot vaulted ceilings, skylights, and an onsite catering kitchen. In addition to a capacity of 900, Skyline also offers separate getting-ready suites, uniquely designed bathrooms, and floor-to-ceiling french doors leading to the sculpture garden.      

Address: 1200 W. 35th Street Chicago, IL 60609 (Enter on North Side off of Racine)

Phone Number: 312-624-9164 Ext:1

Salvage One

reception setup at Salvage One

Salvage One is a charming industrial wedding venue in Chicago consisting of a 60,000-square-foot warehouse featuring two vintage ceremony spaces, one reception hall, and multiple suites perfect for a bridal party. The courtyard has a touch of greenery with ivy growing over exposed brick, setting the scene for a magical outdoor event. Couples will get transported back in time with the vintage cocktail ceremony space decorated with wooden church pews, chandeliers, and Grecian-inspired columns. In addition, the reception hall has a perfect blend of vintage and industrial to provide the ultimate rustic space. Salvage One has a maximum capacity of 250 guests and provides suites for the event.

Address: 1840 W Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60622

Phone Number: 312-733-0098

The Joinery 

night time reception setup at The Joinery

Sitting on the south edge of Logan Square, The Joinery provides a light and warm environment while paying homage to the late industrial era. With elements of woodwork and millwork, this wedding venue uses inspiration from the past to create a classic backdrop ideal for an intimate ceremony of 120 and a cozy reception party. The Joinery also provides several amenities, such as an apartment for an overnight stay, custom-made sweetheart tables, copper arch and backdrops, a bar lounge, and more.

Address: 2533 W Homer Street, Chicago, IL 60647

Email: [email protected]       

Artifact Events

Bride walking down the aisle Artifact Events

With plenty of space to host a ceremony and reception of 500 guests, Artifact Events is a gorgeous wedding venue with ambient decorations and lighting, a private wedding suite, furniture options, and an onsite manager. Each room brings a warm ambiance of history and elegance, mesmerizing guests and providing beautiful scenery for couples to celebrate their love.

Address: 4325 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL

Phone Number: 773.348.1395   

TheWit Hotel

Located in the Loop and steps from the Riverwalk, TheWit Hotel offers all-inclusive reception planning convenience and indoor/outdoor space accommodating intimate affairs of 25 to grand galas of 325. Make this sophisticated hotel “Wedding Central” for you and your guests.

Address: 201 N State St., Chicago, IL 60601

Phone Number: 312- 467-0200

Once your wedding venue is carved into stone, you will need a Chicago wedding DJ to compliment your special day. Momentz Productions is here to assist with all of your entertainment needs. So get in touch with us to start planning for your wedding. 


Modern Industrial Wedding Venues in Chicago

Engaged couples in Chicago have plenty to choose from regarding wedding venues. And if your style leans modern, we’ve gathered a list of the ten best modern industrial wedding venues in Chicago. So check them out and see which space can best bring your Chicago wedding vision to life!

Loft on the Lake white ceremony setup

Venue: Loft on the Lake, Photography: Thara Photo

Loft on Lake

wedding ceremony Loft on Lake with greenery and candles

Located in the West Loop, Loft on Lake serves as both a wedding venue and photo studio, offering the perfect backdrop for stunning photography. Those searching for wedding venues in Chicago that are completely customizable will love this loft space, with its exposed bow trusses, industrial ductwork, gloss-top concrete floors, and a 65-foot skylight that offers exceptional natural lighting. Having a max of 150-175 guests, this stunning Chicago wedding venue makes for an unforgettable celebration. 

Address: 1366 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Phone Number: (312) 738-2437

Morgan MFG

reception setup at Morgan MFG

Another West Loop location, Morgan Manufacturing, offers 32,000 feet of space for your Chicago wedding. Those with a modern vision for their big day will love this renovated historical building. Exposed concrete, glass, and steel complement this Chicago wedding venue’s high ceilings creating an ambiance of industrial elegance. The space is an excellent option for engaged couples in Chicago looking for modern spaces that can fit hundreds of guests.

Address: 401 North Morgan, Chicago, IL 60642

Phone Number: (312) 763-3317

Chez Wedding Venue

bride and groom exchanging vows at Chez Wedding Venue

This exclusive downtown Chicago wedding venue is just two blocks from Michigan Avenue, near the Lakefront, Loop, River North, and Gold Coast. Your guests can see the sights and explore all the city offers as they come to celebrate your new chapter. Its white brick walls and glass staircase create a unique setting, acting as a blank canvas for engaged couples in Chicago looking to add their personal touch. Chez is both sophisticated and modern, with a location your loved ones will appreciate.

Address: 247 E. Ontario Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611

Phone Number: (312) 255-0288

Room 1520

Bride and Groom exchanging vows at Room 1520

Another loft, Room 1520, is known for its versatile space, full of crystal chandeliers, a dramatic staircase, and a whitewashed vintage bar. High ceilings make the area feel notably open for a loft, and its private suite adds a special touch. Engaged couples in Chicago will appreciate this venue’s experienced team, working with them to create a modern and luxurious day.

Address: 1520 W. Fulton Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Phone Number: (312) 952-1520

Morgan’s on Fulton

night time candle light reception Morgan’s on Fulton

Couples looking for a Chicago wedding venue that checks all the boxes should look no further than Morgan’s on Fulton. In-house catering, contemporary design, and a fully retractable glass-enclosed rooftop make this venue one your guests won’t soon forget. Morgan’s has a penthouse and loft, so couples can choose the space that best suits their vision. Your family and friends will love the natural lighting and ideal location.

Address: 950 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

Phone Number: (312) 374-3686

Moonlight Studios

guests dancing at Moonlight Studios reception

Serving as an event venue and production studio, Moonlight Studios’ 15,000-square-foot space is quintessentially modern. This repurposed factory feels surprisingly elegant for its overall urban feel, acting as a blank canvas for engaged couples in Chicago hoping to put their spin on things. This Chicago wedding venue can host both ceremonies and receptions, offering a wedding suite complete with a lounge and kitchen, allowing you to get ready in style.

Address: 1446 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60642

Phone Number: (312) 929-4261

Floating World Events

night time ceremony setup Floating World Events

If you’re a fan of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, Floating World Events is for you. This modern, customizable Chicago wedding venue offers a gallery that can hold up to 150 seated guests. The place stays open until midnight, so your loved ones can dance for hours on end. And with an emphasis on customer service, this venue creates a stress-free experience.

Address: 1925 N. Halstead Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Phone Number: (312) 587-7772

Ovation Chicago

Night time reception Ovation Chicago

Just outside the bustle of the West Loop, Ovation Chicago offers a highly versatile modern industrial loft space. Included in their rental rate, couples will find DJ services, catering, and a vintage photo booth. Those looking for a wedding venue in Chicago that offers everything from top to bottom can find it here. Ovation can hold up to 200 seated guests, offering an elevated experience your loved ones will enjoy from start to finish.

Address: 2324 W. Fulton Street, Chicago, IL 60612

Phone Number: (773) 278-3467

Ravenswood Event Center

Ceremony Setup Ravenswood Event Center

Ravenswood Events Center (REC) offers a showroom and an atrium/loft with vintage pine, oak, brick, concrete, and glass touches. This modern space feels intimate, and perfect for couples looking for a venue that’s both cozy and elegant. REC also offers on-site catering and event planning services, so if you’re looking for a wedding venue in Chicago that makes life easier, this is the one.

Address: 4011 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613

Phone Number: (773) 388-2170

Wildman BT

Making its home in a 1914 brick warehouse, Wildman BT offers an open, unobstructed interior, and a 23’ media wall. With a capacity of 250, the venue works exclusively with some of Chicago’s top catering companies.

Address: 3020 W Carol Ave., Chicago, IL 60612

Phone Number: (312) 248-2828

Found your dream venue? Now you’ll need to secure your Chicago wedding DJ! 

Momentz Productions is all hands on deck and ready to ensure your celebration is a show-stopper. So send us a message today to get started!