Top 10 Chicago Wedding Venues

Top 10 Chicago Wedding Venues

You are cordially invited to peruse our list of Top Ten Chicago Wedding Venues

(and you’re going to love them).


Bethany Rae, October 17, 2019

At Northern Fork, we know the hard work it takes to plan the wedding you’ve always envisioned. And in a city this size, choosing a locale can be a little overwhelming. Whether you’re looking for a small spot for an intimate celebration or a large space for a considerable crowd, there’s a good chance we know the perfect place to host your big day. So put away the Tylenol and pop a bottle of bubbly…You are cordially invited to peruse our list of Top Ten Chicago Wedding Venues (and you’re going to love them).

The Joinery

2533 W Homer St, Chicago

This spacious (2,400sf) space is ideal for those looking to celebrate in a building with some eclectic history and the aesthetic to match. Cool but cozy, with plenty of natural light pouring in from an impressive 800sf skylight. Rental includes a cocktail bar, tables, and chairs. Guests will love the private gated patio (with bar) and you will love the bridal room (with bathroom). Not to mention, access to a 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath apartment available for overnight stays. Also enjoy:

  • Coat room numbered for checkout
  • Dimmable lighting
  • WiFi
  • Four bathrooms
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Vintage artifacts for display

Chez Wedding Venue

247 E Ontario, Chicago

White brick walls, elegant columns, and a custom glass staircase make this wedding venue a top pick for those in search of a contemporary look. But appearance isn’t all that’s modern…Chez offers tours of the space via FaceTime or Skype (ideal for those out of state). Rental fees include full use of the 5,000sf loft and mezzanine levels (2 to 5pm vendor load-in and prep, 5 to midnight for event, 12 to 1:30am vendor load-out ; Plus all pre and post cleaning). Book an event for January through February and take advantage of a generous discount. Also enjoy:

  • Private suite with powder room
  • Coat room
  • WiFi
  • Dimmable, modern lighting
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Elevator


Ignite Studios

401 N Armour St, Chicago

Artists agree: there’s nothing quite like it. Ignite offers three unique spaces, which can be combined to accommodate a large crowd. There’s a serene urban garden (2,400SF) displaying glass art and fruit trees, an upper rooftop (3,290SF) with dramatic views of the city, and a modern indoor space (3,290SF) with a wall of windows overlooking the tranquil garden. The space will hold 250 for a seated dinner or 350 for a standing reception. Make your event a memorable one by showcasing local glass-blowing artists at work! Your guests will love this raw, artistic space…and you’ll love having a dressing room and reception area as well as WiFi.

Salvage One

1840 W Hubbard, Chicago

With wood floors, exposed brick, and large windows, this multi-level (60,000sf) space is beautiful and unique. The first floor offers an indoor bar and ceremony space featuring wooden church pews and vintage bars (capacity: 175-250). The second floor has a generous reception space with a dance floor and two stages (capacity: 250). There’s also a three-room suite, comprised of two rooms that are joined by a common area. The third floor is a 2,400sf meeting space (capacity: 80 seated, 150 standing) that’s perfect for private dinner parties and intimate receptions. Also enjoy:

  • Courtyard and outdoor ceremony space (capacity: 200-250)
  • Elevator access
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Complimentary engagement photoshoot access for couples getting married at Salvage One


2324 W Fulton St, Chicago

A creative workspace during the week, this old foundry becomes a reimagined industrial loft space for events on the weekends. Rentals include the 5,500sf main event space (capacity: 200-250) and the 2,000sf staging area (prep kitchen and private “green room” and powder room). Expect standards like WiFi and coat check as well as several one-of-a-kind features like a programmable video wall and ’59 Rolls Royce chauffer services. Also enjoy:

  • A resident grand piano
  • Photobooth
  • Private/gated parking lot
  • Lounge furniture


Ovation is wheelchair accessible and has a custom bar with a section designed for guests in wheelchairs.


Chicago Vintage Weddings

2018 S Ashland, Chicago

CV Atelier is a quaint event venue located inside the CVW studio, perfect for smaller weddings, showers, and rehearsal dinners. Bright and beautiful, this newly renovated space is full of natural light. The rental is priced by the hour (20% discount for 6hr+) and includes an on-site event manager and the use of their prep kitchen. Also enjoy:

  • 10 tables and 35 clear Chiavari chairs
  • Dimmable chandeliers
  • Foyer with a coat closet
  • WiFi and projection systems
  • Open catering with BYO options
  • Full wheelchair accessibility

Chicago Vintage Weddings

Venue 1420

1420 S Michigan Ave

If you’ve been dreaming about having your wedding on Chicago’s world-famous Michigan Ave, Venue 1420 can make that dream come true. This 2,200sf lofted space (capacity: 150-250) offers WiFi, a built-in DJ booth, and an outdoor loading/storage area for vendors. There is ample street parking for guests but also optional valet. Plus rental packages include 2-hr catering set-up and 1.5-hr breakdown as well as use of their 100+ inch screen and projector. The space has an upper balcony level, two ground floor bathrooms, and A/V equipment (available upon request).
Venue 1420

Kitchen Chicago

324 N Leavitt, Chicago

KC is a commercial kitchen with a stunning 3,400sf loft-style event space featuring a 400sf overlook area. Brick walls, full length windows, and cathedral-height ceilings are sure to impress your guests. An ideal candidate for true foodies, each rental includes use of their commercial kitchen. Also enjoy:

  • A bridal suite
  • Elevator access
  • Dimmable chandeliers
  • An open vendor policy

North Fork Farm

1998 Johnson Rd, Oswego

Perhaps you’re looking for a departure from the city skyline. If open pastures, mature trees, and extensive gardens are more your thing, then you’ll love NFF. Enjoy an outdoor ceremony and then retire to the tent and barn for cocktails and dinner (capacity: 300). This venue offers unique features like evening bonfires as well as traditional must-haves like a bridal suite. All-inclusive packages allow you to take advantage of set-up and clean-up services and site-wide WiFi. And this is a pet-friendly farm so feel free to invite your furry friends.
North Fork Farm

Highland Loft

168 E Highland Ave, Elgin

The new kid in town (Chicagoland to be exact), HL is a whopping 18,000sf space that can hold as many as 600 people. Use by dividing as needed or enjoy in its entirety. This picturesque third floor venue features window-lined walls with brick original to the building. High ceilings and vintage lighting fixtures give this large, modern space some surprisingly cozy charm.

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