Congratulations you’re engaged! You’ve been busy pinning all of your favorite wedding dresses, bridal hairstyles, and color pallets – have you given any thought to the type of venue you envision for saying I Do? Perhaps you need some help finding a few wedding venues in the beautiful suburbs of Chicago and that’s what we’re going to do!
Since we have shot well over 100 weddings, let us help you narrow down a few of our absolute favorite wedding venues in the nearby suburbs of Chicago. Are you looking for a rustic-chic barn? Perhaps a sleek ballroom for your stylish chuppah? Every one of these Chicagoland venues has a unique variety of accommodations to offer. Welcome to our guide of Wedding Venues in Suburbs of Chicago.
Perhaps a winery is more your style – you can say your vows tucked between the rows of grapevines. A beautiful setting for mid-sized weddings. The bridal suite is an amazing clubhouse with a very nice kitchen and space for plenty of bridesmaids to get ready for the day. If old-world Italian charm is something you love, Aquaviva is the perfect choice for the wine aficionado. https://acquavivawinery.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The beautiful outdoor ceremony space.
Arrowhead Golf Club provides a beautiful golf course setting conveniently located off of I-80 – nestled between Danada Farms and Herrick Lake Forest Preserve. The beautiful stone and brick clubhouse is a beautiful backdrop for plenty of photos. https://arrowheadgolfclub.org/
Favorite Venue Feature: Beautiful set-up for indoor winter weddings.
Ashley Farms is a beautiful all in one location for all of your wedding needs. The guests flow between different and unique spaces on the property for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Originally constructed in 1845, this re-established barn is a beautiful and modern place to host the perfect wedding day. http://www.ashleyfarmweddings.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The White Barn for capturing bright and stunning photographs.
The Bloomingdale Golf Club is a great option if you are looking for a large space to accommodate guests. Outdoor cocktail hour can provide lots of lush scenery to add natural beauty to your day. https://www.bloomingdalegc.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The rolling hills providing a lot of visual eye candy for guests!
Blumen Gardens captured our heart from the start. This smaller venue offers a rustic and intimate setting for your day. The brick outdoor ceremony location is an absolute visual stunner for your guests, every corner seems to offer something unique and beautiful to observe. https://www.blumengardens.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: Guests can wander about the beautiful outdoor garden center during cocktail hour.
Bolingbrook Golf Club is the perfect choice for larger weddings. As one of the largest of its type in the suburbs, this upscale golf club can easily accommodate 500+ wedding guests in a spacious second-story reception area. The bridal suite allows for plenty of space for the bridal party to get ready or tucked away before and after the ceremony. https://www.bolingbrookgolfclubweddings.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: Despite its large size, the staff and service is five-star. Making sure every guest is perfectly taken care of.
Boulder Ridge is perfect for couples looking in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. This beautiful County Club reception area has large beautiful windows to take in all of the picturesque landscape. The grand veranda is a perfect location for your guests to mingle on warm summer days. https://www.boulderridge.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: Large Spacious dance floor to keep the party going all night long!
If you are looking for something unique and different to host your wedding, look no further than Brookfield Zoo. Multiple locations for the ceremony and reception allow you to customize your own zoo wedding experience. https://www.czs.org/Weddings
Favorite Venue Feature: Wow your guests by having your cocktail hour with the giraffes, penguins, or dolphins.
Bull Valley is one of our absolute favorites because this is the location we chose to host our wedding. The large floor to ceiling windows provide plenty of beautiful natural light to surround your day. The indoor and outdoor ceremony locations are both equally as beautiful. https://www.bullvalleygolfclub.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The large dancefloor anchored by a beautiful wood and stone fireplace.
Historic Cantigny is a great choice in the western suburbs to host your wedding. The grounds are endlessly beautiful and the options for ceremony locations allow you to make it fit your style perfectly. You will never have to leave as the grounds as they provide thousands of beautiful portrait locations. https://cantigny.org/
Favorite Venue Feature: The Carriage house bridal suite is a beautiful space to get ready the morning of your wedding.
This large banquet hall is a perfect choice for large weddings. The convenient location for out-of-town guests allows for easy access to any of the nearby hotels for accommodations after the party. Options are endless when it comes to personalizing the decor in this already beautiful space. https://www.carlislebanquets.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The fancy chandeliers & mirrors give any reception room that special twinkle and romantic touch.
Nestled on an 18 hole golf course, the landscape for your wedding day will be beautiful. The staff is accommodating and will provide golf carts to take your bridal party to all of the great portrait locations. https://www.carriagegreens.com/weddings/
Favorite Venue Feature: The large willow trees!
Beautiful in any season, Chicago Botanic Garden is a perfect naturesque setting close to the city. The landscape provides an endless number of photo opportunities. If you love spring weddings – consider claiming a date around the Chicago Orchid Show for a one of a kind experience. https://www.chicagobotanic.org/events/catering/wedding
Favorite Venue Feature: Everywhere you turn is another beautifully landscaped spot for photo ops.
Surrounded by rolling fields and lakes, Concorde Centre is a great choice in McHenry County. The exposed wood beams of the banquet hall provide old-world charm while the gazebo is the perfect backdrop to say your vows! https://concordecenter.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The walking trails and docks around the lake.
Drury Lane is one of the classic Chicagoland venues which has been around for a long time. Conveniently located in Oak Brook Terrace, this is one beautiful and unique location which will complement any luxurious wedding celebration. https://drurylaneoakbrook.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: This large venue can hold over 300 guests but still make your day intimate and all about you!
Just West of Rte 47 sits Fisherman’s Inn where the decor blends rustic elegance and natural beauty. The Inn provides for an all-in-one experience for any brides & grooms to be. The natural setting will have your guests enjoying the sprawling lake and landscape as they enjoy cocktail hour. https://www.fishermensinnelburn.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: Different locations on the property allow your guests to enjoy multiple rooms for ceremony, cocktails, and dinner. Keeping them intrigued all night with what’s next.
An outdoor ceremony or reception is hardly what you would expect from a banquet hall type venue but the options are fabulous at Gaelic Park. The patio area surrounded by flowers in bloom, shrubs, waterfall, and pergola is the perfect setting for your ceremony. Then only a few short steps to celebrate with dinner and dancing. http://chicagogaelicpark.org/
Favorite Venue Feature: The outdoor waterfall and gardens.
This unique elegant barn wedding experience is perfect for Chicago couples wanting to get hitched in the suburbs. Menus are created with the venue’s own organic farm-to-table ingredients making it truly a one-of-a-kind elegant experience. https://www.heritageprairiefarm.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: Enjoying the end of evening bonfire complete with s’mores!
Heading further west, Hopkins Park in DeKalb is a budget-friendly option for a wedding in a beautiful park setting. Allowing you to choose your own caterer permits you to customize your reception dining any way you want. https://dekalbcountycvb.com/listing/hopkins-park-terrace-room/
Favorite Venue Feature: The large wrap around deck allows your guests to take in the beautiful park setting.
Ok – We know this is a bit of a stretch to consider for Chicago Suburbs but we can’t leave out a close-by elegant destination. This historic beamed great hall is accented with a parquet floor and outdoor courtyard. A mini destination wedding will have your guests talking non stop about the shops and experience in Lake Geneva. http://www.horticulturalhall.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The flower-filled courtyard, enclosed for privacy and beautiful surrounded by ivy walls.
The Hyatt Lodge is a great choice for weddings large or small – with several options of separate ballrooms. The retreat-like venue offers floor to ceiling windows overlooking the beautiful lake and forest preserve grounds. Your guests need to go no further to spend the night as rooms are also available at the resort. https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/illinois/hyatt-lodge/chilo/special-events/weddings
Favorite Venue Feature: The walkways and paths surrounding the lake provide sweet little opportunities to explore the beautiful grounds.
The cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows offer magnificent views of the lush golf course landscape. The terrace is a beautiful space to celebrate with cocktails or cool off after dancing on the spacious dance floor. https://idlewildcountryclub.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The way the sunsets over the golf course provides some amazing sunset photo opportunities.
Looking for options in the south suburbs of Chicago – Check out Jennifer’s Garden. This venue can host over 1,000 guests making it a great option for large weddings. The Garden Gazebo is a perfect option for an outdoor ceremony surrounded by beautiful flowers and a large lake with a fountain. https://www.jennifersgardenbanquets.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The large and gorgeous garden offers plenty of onsite photo opportunities for the whole wedding party!
Kemper Lakes has one of the most stunning outdoor ceremony locations. Located between large willow trees on a peninsula surrounded by a lake makes for an unforgettable ceremony space. Indoors, the reception ballroom overlooks the lake with elevated ceilings and beautiful chandeliers. https://www.kemperlakesgolf.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: That amazing ceremony site!
Fairground venues are perfect for the DIY type bride who has a vision in mind. Make your reception as elegant or rustic as you wish as the hall is a blank slate for you to dream up your perfect day. https://www.thevenueatkcf.com/wedding
Favorite Venue Feature: Choosing your favorite caterer to feed your friends and family. We recommend some delicious BBQ.
This 230-acre working orchard and farm is just over an hour west of Chicago. The reception venue is an elegant two-story-high ceiling barn. Complete with old wood beams and plenty of light to give it the perfect amount of charm. https://www.kuipersfamilyfarm.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The rolling white fences and the orchard of course!
The Marriot Lincolnshire is a perfect all-in-one venue offering ceremony, reception, restaurants, and accommodations for guests. They have multiple banquets and tented reception options – your choices are many when it comes to planning the day of your dreams. https://www.marriott.com/hotels/event-planning/wedding-planning/chiln-lincolnshire-marriott-resort/
Favorite Venue Feature: The endless beautiful options of reception and ceremony sites.
Is a city type loft more your style? This old coat factory now is a modern and beautiful choice to host a wedding. High Ceilings, wood floors, and exposed brick offer a trendy industrial modern feel. Located in downtown Aurora this venue is truly and historically a one-of-a-kind gem. https://www.loft28west.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: Located steps away from the Fox River to offer plenty of photo opportunities by the river.
MaKray is an elegant golf club located in Barrington. The ceremony is tucked right by the beautiful ivy-covered clubhouse. The large terrace provides plenty of sweeping landscape views for your guests to enjoy. Even in rainy weather, the stone arches provide a wonderful little spot to capture wedding day photos. https://makraygolf.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The classic ivy-covered walls.
Meson Sabika is known for its delicious tapas Spanish influenced restaurant. The large white columns make offer a unique backdrop for your patio garden ceremony. The elegant and romantic lush landscape is visual eye candy. From small dining rooms to the large ballroom, there are plenty of options for hosting your event. http://www.mesonsabika.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: Hands down the delectable food and sangrias!
Naperville is one of the greatest small cities in America. It is no surprise that this elegant country club is also a great choice for your wedding day. The rolling landscape and beautiful ceremony sites offer that classic upscale country club feel. https://www.napervillecc.org/
Favorite Venue Feature: Traveling by golf cart to the stone bridges along the golf course.
Just north of Chicago in Glenview sits the North Shore Country Club. One of the oldest clubs on the North Shore, this timeless and elegant venue is a great choice among the north suburbs. Hosting up to 190 guests, the room is an elegant neutral decorated space that you can make all you! http://www.north-shorecc.org/
Favorite Venue Feature: The perfectly landscaped grounds along with a beautiful flower-filled courtyard.
Need a large space? The Renaissance Schaumburg is a perfect one-stop choice. Conveniently located right off I-90, make it the perfect location for all your Chicago area and out-of-town guests. The atrium at the Rendezvous Cafe is a great option for a unique cocktail hour. http://marriott.com/hotels/event-planning/wedding-planning/chirs-renaissance-schaumburg-convention-center-hotel/
Favorite Venue Feature: The Grand Entrance Stairway.
In historic downtown Geneva, Riverside Receptions is located just as the name describes, right along the Fox River. The floor to ceiling windows in this delightful historic venue gives way to magnificent views of the downtown river area which will wow your guests. The views are unforgettable and leave your guests talking about your big day for years to come. http://riversidereceptions.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The quaint courtyard offers a beautifully landscaped cozy ceremony spot.
Classic elegance is what you feel when you step on the grounds of the Royal Fox country club. With beautiful views and unique event spaces, this venue can host up to 240 wedding guests. http://royalfoxcc.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The perfect sunsets that wrap around the clubhouse make for amazing wedding photos along the pond.
Located in Harvard, IL – this turn of the century factory building once made farm equipment. Now this venue boasts beautiful exposed brick, wood floors, and exposed beams. This space is not only historic but naturally beautiful so you will not have to add much in the way of decor. https://starlinefactory.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The onsite Chapel for your perfect ceremony.
Another unique option along the Fox River is the historic Baker Hotel. This elegant boutique hotel is a favorite among suburban wedding venues. Ceremony on the patio overlooking the river and then perhaps wedding photos in the English garden, your day will be complete. http://www.hotelbaker.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The lighted dance floor is a guest favorite!
Further North along the Fox River is The BRIX, located in Carpentersville. This Industrial Modern venue offers two wedding spaces. The exposed brick and high ceilings make for an already unforgettable venue feel. With so many ways to decorate the already beautiful space, the options are endless to make your day perfect. https://www.brixonfox.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: Steps from the river, it’s the perfect spot to grab portraits on your wedding day.
Located in Glenview, the Glen Club provides Northshore elegance on your wedding day. The ballroom is full of grandeur, elegance, and charm. Floor to ceiling windows will wow your guests looking over a panoramic view of the award-winning grounds. http://www.theglenclub.com/-weddings-venue
Favorite Venue Feature: On-site guest rooms and Bridal Suite!
If you want the feel of a large private residence estate wedding – the Monte Bello is for you. Located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago this 55-acre property is all yours on the wedding day. With endless lush landscapes, waterfalls, ponds, and flower beds, this property is stunning. https://themontebelloestate.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: The large reception room which overlooks untouched beautiful midwest prairie land.
Wrought Iron Gazebos overlooking a flawless golf course provides a perfect outdoor ceremony location – coupled with unforgettable ballrooms makes the Oddysey a fabulous choice in the south suburbs. From small gatherings to grand elegant events, this venue always delivers a timeless experience. https://www.theodysseyvenue.com/
Favorite Venue Feature: Modern and elegant ballrooms with white marble dance floors.
Located off the beaten path in Rockton, IL – is the Pavilion. A luxurious, glamorous wedding, surrounded by a beautiful orchard landscape. This 130-acre property has unrivaled picturesque appeal. The reception room offers exposed wood rafters surrounded by walls of windows. Providing each guest with an unforgettable experience. https://www.orchardridgefarms.com/wedding.html
Favorite Venue Feature: The big beautiful oak trees along with the delicate rows of the apple orchard.
If you are looking for something unique, the Post House Ballroom in Dixon is right up your alley. Once a US Post Office, this space will keep your guests ooh and ahh-ing over all the historic architectural details. https://www.posthouseballroom.net/
Favorite Venue Feature: The grand steps and columns – add a beautiful elegance to the downtown historic site.
White Eagle is located in the western suburbs and a great choice to host your wedding day. An attractive setting indoors or out, a tried and true venue working hard to make your day perfect. The floor to ceiling windows provides the magical feel of bringing the outdoors in. http://www.whiteeaglegc.com/weddings
Favorite Venue Feature: The large spacious bridal suite to get ready the day of your wedding!
Located in the northern suburbs, this 3-acre community center offers a beautiful patio and ballroom to host your wedding day. The beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding the venue offer a timeless setting all year round. https://www.mycommunityhouse.org/celebrations/weddings
Favorite Venue Feature: The courtyard is beautiful for a ceremony or to capture your wedding day portraits.
The Dixon Park District is a perfect setting for couples who love the outdoors. The Lowell Park backs up to the Rock River and provides a scenic backdrop for your wedding ceremony. The Woodcote house is perfect and conveniently located – available to rent for your wedding day prep and also spending the night. https://www.dixonparkdistrict.com/rentals/
Favorite Venue Feature: The mature trees and endlessly beautiful landscape.