Chicago Wedding

Which Chicago Wedding Venue Should You Choose?

Chicago is an amazing city for unique wedding venues, regardless of budget, taste or vision. Check out this list of OML Worldwide’s favorite Chicago wedding venues. 

As 2016 gets underway, many brides and grooms-to-be are considering the elements of their dream weddings. From which dress to buy to which friends to include in the wedding party, there’s certainly a lot to consider.

Another wedding day wish that’s high on that list? The perfect venue. And in Chicago, you have plenty of great options, according to budget, taste and location.

We won’t bore you with more small talk; let’s get into the list of OML Worldwide’s favorite Chicago wedding venues.

Budget-Friendly Options

Chicago has a number of beautiful venues that you can book for a price that won’t challenge your budget. OML Worldwide has compiled a list of our favorites, so you choose yours.

Wedding Venues That Won’t Break the Bank

+ Keith House Mansion

This 1870s mansion, mere minutes from downtown Chicago, is the perfect budget-friendly option for brides and grooms who don’t want to sacrifice atmosphere and ambiance on their big day. With three separate rooms, the Keith House can accommodate 60-80 people. Utilize their gorgeous backyard for your ceremony and take advantage of their on-site services to keep your festivities running smoothly. Cost for Ceremony and Reception: $3,500.

+ Catalyst Ranch:

For those of you who want your Chicago wedding to unique with a capital U, Catalyst Ranch should definitely be on your radar. With funky bright colors and vintage patterns and décor, this space is the perfect backdrop for your personalized nuptials. They offer the services of a dedicated events staff and a number of great catering options from around the city. Price for indoor reception starts at $1,250.

+ Gallery 1028:

Located on Goose Island, Gallery 1028 offers a loft-like experience for you and your wedding guests. Think exposed bricks, wood beams, skylights and wood floors throughout. You have an essentially blank slate on which to create your perfect wedding; their space is yours to work with! Rental rates: $2,100 – $3,400.

+ Carnivale

This unique Chicago eatery also doubles as a fascinating venue for your wedding festivities. You can combine your ceremony and reception, and take advantage of their catering services. Ceremony fee: $1,500. Buffet Menu: $54-$65 per person.

Other Notable Chicago Wedding Venues

If money isn’t an object, or you simply want a unique space for your nuptials, Chicago has a wealth of options. We’ve listed a range of luxury and unique options, all culled from our favorites.

More Favorites

+ Newberry Library

The historic details in this Chicago landmark are the perfect flourishes to a great wedding. The Romanesque entryway is breathtaking, and the views of Washington Square Park and the Hancock Building will only add to the atmosphere. You can choose from a team of partnered caterers. Cost for rental: $7,000.

+ Four Seasons Hotel

In addition to its incredible location, the Four Seasons offers an expert culinary and event planning staff to ensure that your wedding goes off without a hitch. As for space, you can expect the very best. The Grand Ballroom is a breathtaking space for hosting your reception, while the Lakeview Room, with its many windows, is a gorgeous space for ceremonies. Cost: Starts at $220 per person.

+ Adler Planetarium:

Hold your wedding ceremony outside, on the shores of Lake Michigan, when you book your event at the Adler Planetarium. Hold your reception in the breathtaking Skyline Solarium, and let your guests be bathed in views of the Chicago skyline and the night stars as they celebrate your nuptials. Cost: $5,000 – $11,500. Prices vary based on time of event and number of guests.

Transportation for Your Chicago Wedding

You can’t overlook the importance of transportation in executing a perfect wedding day.

If Chicago is your wedding destination, let OML Worldwide provide the transportation that makes everything better.

OML is prepared to provide transportation for every aspect of your wedding festivities.

Our limousines or party buses are the perfect vehicles for bachelor and bachelorette parties. Our gorgeous stretch limousines are a great choice for your post-reception getaway to the airport for your honeymoon.

Our luxury mini buses are the perfect option for transportation your wedding guests from the ceremony to the reception. They also work perfectly for providing transportation for your elderly or out-of-town wedding guests.

Peruse our fleet and spot the vehicles that you like best.

Contact OML Worldwide to begin your reservation process or learn more about our great company!

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Dale Schahczinski
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