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El Motel Dos
From $200/hr
El Motel Dos
Chicago, IL
The second apartment in our El Motel Series welcomes you to the Wild, Wild Southwest. This festive 4 BED/ 2 BATH vacation rental is located in the heart of hip Logan Square so you can transport yourself to a land where cowboy boots rule and enjoy some of the best restaurants Chicago has to offer. Whether you opt for a meal outside your doorstep or prefer to play saloon in the spacious backyard, this is the perfect place to get a little rowdy. Longhorns included. And don’t worry, the IN-UNIT WASHER/DRYER will save your spurs should you get a little dusty.
From $300/hr
Art Deco Chic Gallery Event Rental Space
Chicago, IL
The Galleria offers a unique setting for small receptions, meetings and private events. Convenient street parking with a parking lot for your guest. The Galleria holds up-to 75 people. The contemporary artworks displayed at the gallery provide a colorful background to any special occasion. With our trendy location and ease of access, the soaring ceilings and open loft space create the perfect blank canvas for you to use your artistic freedom and make it your own. This intimate space has large, high ceiling with an open concept space perfect for networking events, record release gatherings, premiers,cocktail parties, pop up shops, curated art exhibitions and more... Our stylish 2500 square feet loft and bright art gallery is the perfect venue for your next event!
From $70/hr
Beautiful Spacious Building for Intimate Events
Chicago, IL
This spacious facility is located in Beverly and is perfect for small intimate gatherings, family meetings, holiday parties, corporate meetings, office parties, seminars, training classes, and children's parties. Equipped with Free Wi-Fi, smart televisions, chairs, and tables. Open space for PowerPoint presentations and all-day symposiums. No smoking, no alcohol, no profanity or music with profane language is allowed in the facility. No bouncy houses allowed in the facility.
From $1000/hr
Stunning Lincoln Park Event Space
Chicago, IL
Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, our event space is fully customizable with a capacity for 150 seated or 200 standing guests. The price per hour is the base price weekday rate only. For 2021, 50% discount is offered for the following days: Monday to Thursday it is a $1000 dollars Friday and Sunday $1750 Saturday $2500 All price indicated includes table and chairs. For 2022, please contact the host since pricing will change. IMPORTANT FACTS Tables and Chairs We supply seventeen 8ft. by 30in. banquet tables and 150 oak folding chairs at no additional charge, as well as 6 High Boy Tables or Caberet in any combination. Uplights The space comes with 16 uplights as well as hard-wired patio lights. Parking There is limited public parking available in the lot directly next door. Contact our events manager for details. There also is free street parking on Halsted and metered spaces nearby on Halsted and Armitage. Music Music is allowed at the venue until midnight. Vendors Although we have a preferred vendor list, you may use any vendor you wish, pending event manager’s approval. Storage Limited on-site storage is available. Please confirm in advance in case of back to back bookings. DAY RATES FRIDAY OR SUNDAY: $3,500 SATURDAY: $5,000 MONDAY — THURSDAY: $2,000 (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS) 20% off for Non-Profit Organizations
From $65/hr
Intimate Luxury Event Space!
Chicago, IL
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Intimate Luxury space with killer acoustics!
From $400/hr
Designer Home in Luxurious area
Chicago, IL
This historic row-house located in the heart of Chicago's lavish Gold Coast area is perfect for groups. The beautiful and sophisticated decor and finishes were commissioned and executed by a world renowned interior designer. Not only is the home beautiful but the location is incredible. Steps from downtown, the top fashion designer shops, exquisite restaurants, nightlife, north avenue beach, the Magnificent Mile, and public transportation. More information The space 4,600 sq ft of comfort. The living room is home to antiques, chandeliers, gleaming cherry wood floors, and a large fireplace. This and each of the other fireplaces are fitted with gas logs, but allow burning if desired. The living room is home to antiques, chandeliers, gleaming cherry wood floors, and a large fireplace. This and each of the other fireplaces are fitted with gas logs, but allow burning if desired. Adjacent to the kitchen at the heart of the home, the dining area would be perfect for dinner parties. While there are four bedrooms in all, including two master-sized rooms with en-suite baths on the third floor, the entire top floor is dedicated to a truly resplendent master suite. It features a fireplace, opulent master bat, large steam shower, and spacious Jacuzzi soaking tub. A built-in makeup desk and sink areas are each finished in cherry wood. Multiple European built-ins and closets store your wardrobes in style. The master suite also features a custom rooftop garden deck featuring a roof garden top garden, and an antique fountain. There's another award winning backyard garden on the 1st floor. Outdoor speakers and subtle lighting make this a space perfect for entertaining. In house washer and dryer and 2 car parking garage and space on the outside for 3rd vehicle.
From $150/hr
Front Bar - Chicago (Front Bar)
Chicago, IL
This listing is for our Front Bar. (No outside food and beverage allowed) Beautiful and cozy location for your meetings and celebrations

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About Chicago

Famed for its striking skyscrapers and bold architectural landmarks, Chicago perches on the shores of Lake Michigan in Illinois. It serves as a financial, cultural, and tech hub and has been consistently voted one of the best large cities to live in the United States.

When it comes to tying the knot, wedding venues in Chicago tick all the right boxes, with dramatic architecture and waterfront vistas as your backdrop. You can find upscale hotels and country clubs or glamorous ballrooms and estates, as well as gorgeous gardens and parks for outdoor nuptials. But aside from the classic wedding venue options, you can also get creative by holding your wedding in one of Chicago’s industrial-chic lofts, light-filled galleries, or historic homes.

Wedding Options in Chicago

Executing a memorable and stress-free wedding day is all about having the right vendors on your team, working behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly. As a large city, Chicago boasts plenty of wedding professionals who will get the job done, ranging from experienced photographers to creative florists and talented hair and makeup artists.

  • Caterers
    When it comes to dining, there is no shortage of catering options in Chicago, whether you want a three-course meal or a buffet. You can select from fine-dining cuisine, rustic fare, or something more playful, such as burgers and donut wheels.

  • Florists
    No matter what style or color scheme you’ve selected, you’ll be able to find Chicago florists who can create your dream bouquet and beautiful boutonnieres to match.

  • Photographer
    Your wedding day will pass by in the blink of an eye, which is why it’s so important to hire a professional photographer to capture your special day. From all the candid moments of the getting ready session to the first kiss and the dance floor action, they’ll tell the story of your special day so you can relive it again and again.

  • DJ
    No wedding reception is complete without a DJ who knows how to get everyone on the dance floor and will play your favorite tunes well into the night.

  • Hair & Makeup Artists
    After all those hours scouring through beauty magazines to find the look you’re after, it’s time to bring it to life with the help of a professional makeup artist and hairstylist.

Wedding Companies in Chicago

When it comes to organizing a wedding, you can do it all yourself or let a team of professional wedding planners do the hard work for you. With years of experience under their belts, they know what works (and what doesn’t) and will ensure your special day is executed without a hitch.

  • Big City Bride
    Based out of Lincoln Park, Big City Bride receives rave reviews from couples when it comes to their wedding planning talents. From open lines of communication to the warmth of their operations and the care of a family-run business, they also know the ins and outs of countless wedding venues in Chicago.

  • Couture Events
    Offering affordability and reliability, Couture Events organizes everything from intimate affairs to destination weddings and large cultural celebrations. Based in Lake View East, this wedding planning company employs a team of highly skilled professionals that include stylists and social media specialists.

  • LOLA Event Productions
    With over 60 years of combined experience, the wedding planners at LOLA Event Productions are second-to-none. The company has appeared on Brides magazine’s “Best of Planners” list, as well as in The Knot’s “Vendor Hall of Fame.” Based out of their Bucktown studio, LOLA prides itself on fostering an environment where clients can be creative and bring their visions to life.

Pros and Cons of Weddings in Chicago

The “Windy City” offers plenty of advantages for brides and grooms looking for their dream wedding venue; however, there are a few drawbacks to keep in mind.

Advantages

  • Diverse choice of wedding venues
    The diverse choice of wedding venues in Chicago is a big “plus” to holding your special day in the city. Whether you’re after an intimate celebration in a newly renovated loft or want to book an artsy penthouse with 360-degree views, you can find wedding venues with the space and aesthetic you’re seeking.

  • Experienced vendors
    With such a huge choice of experienced wedding vendors based in Chicago, you’ll have lots of options when it comes to finding your “dream team.” From florists and photographers to DJs and stylists, you can select those with the exact skills you’re looking for.

  • Affordable property prices
    Compared to some of the United States’ other major cities, Chicago is relatively affordable. This means that wedding venues in Chicago don’t cost as much to hire, helping to keep your wedding budget in check.

  • Easy transportation options
    If you’re planning a wedding with lots of out-of-town guests, getting to Chicago is a breeze. They can fly into O’Hare or Midway International airports, catch a train to Chicago Union Station, or drive along one of the highways that connect Chicago to major cities across the United States.

  • It’s a cultural and sporting hub
    If you’re planning a destination wedding in Chicago, you (and your guests) can use the opportunity to experience the city’s legendary museums and sporting culture. See the Chicago Cubs or White Sox in action, visit the Art Institute of Chicago, and get hands-on at the interactive Museum of Science and Industry.

Disadvantages

  • Crime scene
    Chicago has long been associated with some of the biggest names in crime, such as Al Capone and Baby Face Nelson. Unfortunately, the city still has a relatively high crime rate today.

  • Unfavorable weather
    Chicago hasn’t been nicknamed the “Windy City” for no reason, and the wind can be relentless at times. Summers are often hot and humid, while the winters can get incredibly cold with significant snowfall.

  • Traffic is notorious
    It’s not uncommon for the city’s streets to come to a standstill during rush hour, so you may need to buffer in an extra hour or so to get to and from your wedding venue in Chicago.

  • Parking is difficult
    Parking is also challenging, with it sometimes nearly impossible to find a space in paid parking areas. Most locals use taxis or ride-share services to get around this problem, and it might be a good idea to recommend these to your guests also.

  • High taxes
    In Chicago, groceries and restaurant bills are taxed, which is something to keep in mind when selecting your wedding caterer.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Chicago’s Murals
    For a pop of color, many brides and grooms opt to have their wedding photos taken in front of Chicago’s vibrant murals that appear throughout the city’s eclectic neighborhoods.

  • Chicago’s Lakefront
    If you’re after a waterfront backdrop, there are plenty of places along the shores of Lake Michigan for wedding photoshoots, including Promontory Point, Olive Park, and The Adler Planetarium.

  • The Loop
    Home to many of Chicago’s architectural icons, this downtown area is an ideal setting for wedding portraits if you want the city’s striking buildings as your backdrop.

  • Lincoln Park
    After a more natural setting? Head to beautiful Lincoln Park to celebrate your new union amidst its landscaped gardens and lakefront trails.