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25 Chicago Event Spaces for Indecisive Couples

Couple walks into Lacuna Events by LM with overheard string lights | PartySlate

There is no place quite like Chicago to celebrate your wedding day. Whether you want a gorgeous wedding venue with a lakefront view or to see a picturesque city skyline, Chicago offers both. But what if you’re not entirely sure what you want?

Not to worry; we’ve created the perfect list of Chicago event spaces that wow with top-notch service, amenities to elevate your event, and even locales that offer weather-safe outdoor celebrations (in case you’re not sure if you want to celebrate indoors or out). In fact, many of the unique spots on our list were created specifically with weddings and events in mind, which means they’re ready to meet all of your needs.

We’ve also included plenty of blank-canvas venues. These spots feature completely customizable spaces — whether that means an all-white décor scheme that will allow you to project your own vision or the flexibility to combine spaces in a single venue to meet your evolving needs.

Often these spots are Chicago loft wedding venues — historical warehouses and factories that have been restored and refashioned into modern chic spaces perfect for your celebration. From towering windows and high ceilings to ample space, lofts offer a chic urban vibe. 

Whether your nuptials are an intimate micro wedding or an invite-everyone-you-know affair, these 25 chic flexible spaces will allow you to create your dream Chicago wedding (you know, when you decide what that is). 

Indian wedding with red and white floral mandap in Chicago at Artifact Events | PartySlate

photographer: Noelle Adams Photography

For a rustic-industrial space with abundant natural light…

Chicago, IL

Artifact Events

Artifact Events

Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful Wedding at Biagio Events and Catering in Chicago, IL

photo courtesy of: Biagio Events and Catering

Chicago, IL

  • Biagio Events and Catering boasts a long and lauded history of feeding Chicagoans and now they’re ready to wow your guests in beautiful style with their catering and venue
  • The venue consists of six spaces, each with its unique charms; we love the glamorous crystal chandeliers of the elegant banquet hall, Josephine Room, and the sleek brick and wood charm of the modern loft, Caroline Room
  • Couples love how the Biagio team treats them like family and ensures that every little need is met
  • See how this modern rustic wedding adorned tabletops with greenery and candles to dreamy effect and how this light pink and white wedding used under-table lighting and crystal centerpieces for a gorgeous affair
  • Biagio Events and Catering Capacity: up to 400
Biagio Events and Catering

Biagio Events and Catering

Chicago, Illinois
all-white sheer drapery framing wedding aisle flanked by topiaries at Chez in Chicago | PartySlate

photographer: Britta Marie Photography

For a posh venue with a lakefront view…

Chicago, IL

  • Located in the heart of Chicago, Chez offers your guests the most exclusive spot in the beautiful Windy City, and it’s only a quick walk to some of the most popular areas like the Magnificent Mile and River North 
  • We love the venue’s modern aesthetic, including its white brick walls and dramatic glass staircase, as well as the ability to flood the space with natural light or drape it for an intimate vibe
  • Top event planners who have worked at this venue: Lola Events Production and Storybook Weddings & Events 
  • Chez Capacity: up to 300
Chez

Chez

Chicago, Illinois
high ceiling Art Deco space with greenery lined wedding aisle with two giant white balloons | PartySlate

photographer: Mariah Naellea Photography

For the perfect glittering skyline view…

Chicago, IL

  • City View Loft gives any  wedding a special touch — the warm sun peeking through the venue’s expansive windows during a morning ceremony or the twinkling skyline view during a night of celebration
  • Their Kitchen Chicago venue space guarantees an experience you’ll never forget; complete with high ceilings, a chic loft area, bridal suite, cocktail area, and elevator access for the most sophisticated wedding
  • See how this bohemian wedding centered the space with a circular arch, and how this traditional wedding added sequined pink linen for a touch of glamour
  • City View Loft Capacity: up to 200
City View Loft

City View Loft

Chicago, Illinois

For that urban contemporary style in the historic Fulton Market District…

Chicago, IL

  • The Dalcy has a romantic ambiance paired with the urban feel of Chicago in the historic Fulton Market District
  • The Dalcy Event Hall is a transformable space that boasts raw wood pillars paired with luxe drapery; from walking down the aisle and exchanging your vows next to a beautiful floral arbor to opening up the stage for music and dancing with family and friends, this venue provides thoughtful spots for your entire celebration
  • Top event planners who have worked at this venue: Great Events and LK Events 
  • The Dalcy Capacity: up to 500
The Dalcy

The Dalcy

Chicago, Illinois
cream hued draped ceiling with starburst chandeliers over wedding reception in Chicago | PartySlate

photographer: Tim Tab Studios

For an elegant tented garden wedding…

Chicago, IL

Galleria Marchetti

Galleria Marchetti

Chicago, Illinois
industrial wedding venue with white drapery, greenery, and chandeliers at Geraghty in Chicago | PartySlate

photographer: Kehoe Designs

For an extravagant wedding with endless possibilities…

Chicago, IL

  • There is no place quite like The Geraghty where the opulent foyer will wow your guests before they even fully enter the alluring expansive venue; we love the adaptable architecture — the high ceilings and hefty dose of glamour in the warehouse-style space
  • Geraghty’s VIP Room is decorated in the classic Art Deco style that acts as a second exclusive space for your family or you and your partner when you need a quiet moment 
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  • Top event planners who have worked at this venue: Paulette Wolf Events, Joyce Pollakoff Events, and SQN Events
  • The Geraghty Capacity: up to 1,500
The Geraghty

The Geraghty

Chicago, Illinois
Erika & Andrew

photo courtesy of: T & S Hughes Photography

For a lush outdoor space paired with a sophisticated indoor spot…

Chicago, IL

  • The Ivy Room is located in the lively neighborhood of Chicago’s River North, an areas of the city filled with the best entertainment options; despite the high energy of the neighborhood, this venue is a serene space to indulge in a beautiful ceremony and reception
  • The Outdoor Courtyard features an extraordinary ivy-filled wall, lush greenery, and bright flowers that makes for the perfect “green room”
  • Top event planners who have worked at this venue: Estera Events and Christine Janda Design & Events
  • The Ivy Room Capacity: up to 200
The Ivy Room

The Ivy Room

Chicago, Illinois
candle-lined wedding aisle and string lights lead to floral arch in Chicago | PartySlate

photographer: Indigo Lace Collective

For a rustic-industrial venue with a classic Chicago feel…

Chicago, IL

  • Lacuna Events by LM carries the history of Chicago inside its 250,000 square-feet of space that in 1897 was known as the world’s largest macaroni factory, and now boasts one-of-a-kind charm for events
  • The Reverie Gallery, located on the first floor of the loft, is a truly unique space with a bar and entryway constructed from repurposed shipping containers offering a chic, industrial feel
  • Our favorite space is the SkyDeck; bring cocktail hour upstairs while enjoying the gorgeous view 
  • Top event planners who have worked at this venue: Big City Bride 
  • Lacuna Events by LM Capacity: up to 700
Lacuna Events by LM

Lacuna Events by LM

Chicago, Illinois
Elegant and Colorful Wedding Reception at LM Studio in Chicago, Illinois

photographer: Esenam Photography

For a truly unique spot in the perfect location…

Chicago, IL

  • Well-located overlooking Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue and Grant Park, LM Studio features world-class  catering from their in-house partner and truly unique and chic décor; it’s a space that needs to be seen to believed
  • With two spaces to choose from, consider saying your “I dos” in one space and the other for your reception; both are beautifully appointed
  • LM Studio space boasts floor-to-ceiling windows for loads of natural light and truly unique lounge seating while the Atrium features more light as well as park views and gold adornments
  • See how this exquisite wedding created an enchanting vibe with pink florals and how this elegant wedding used bright blue linen to beautiful effect in the chic space
  • LM Studio Capacity: 350
LM Studio

LM Studio

Chicago, Illinois
Rose Gold Wedding with greenery and pampas great centerpieces at Loft Lucia in Chicago | PartySlate

photo courtesy of: Eric Floberg Film & Photography

For a romantic, intimate wedding in an urban-chic venue…

Chicago, IL

Loft Lucia

Loft Lucia

Chicago, Illinois
pink and purple lit raw space with towering open ceiling and second floor overlook for wedding in Chicago | PartySlate

photographer: Cobalt Photography

For an opulent venue to elevate your wedding…

Chicago, IL

  • Loft 21 is more than just your usual Chicago loft-style venue; it’s filled with the latest technology to bring you the perfect blend of industrial space with modern capabilities
  • In addition to the newest audio, lighting, and visual equipment, we appreciate how an intimate second floor overlooks the main floor to allow for speeches, creative bouquet tosses, and more
  • See how this modern wedding used creative lighting to project their monogram onto the venue’s brick wall for a unique bit of personalization
  • Top event planners who have worked at this venue: Designer Event Chicago, Tracy Fisher and Events, and Alison Ross Events
  • Loft 21 Capacity: up to 1,800
Loft 21

Loft 21

Lincolnshire, Illinois

For spectacular water & city views from a bright, modern space…

Chicago, IL

  • Located on the 66th and 67th floors of the iconic Willis Tower, The Metropolitan is a city spot with views that will wow your out-of-town guests and locals alike
  • With seven spaces to choose from, this venue surely has a space that you’ll adore; we love the wood beams in the Oak Room for a ceremony and reception with a view; pair with the Chicago Room for a chic cocktail hour
  • See how this white floral wedding paired gold chairs with rich navy linen for a classic affair, and how this pink and gold wedding couple chose a creative cake that mirrored the skyline view
  • Top event planners who have worked at this venue: LK Events and Storybook Weddings and Events
  • The Metropolitan Capacity: up to 
The Metropolitan

The Metropolitan

Chicago, Illinois
wedding first dance with leafy lighting and greenery ceiling decoration in Chicago | PartySlate

photographer: MSW Photos

For a versatile space that offers multiple rooms for a roaming celebration…

Chicago, IL

Moonlight Studios

Moonlight Studios

Chicago, Illinois
Emily & Joe's Wedding

photographer: Nicole Marisco Photography

For modern elegance near the West Loop…

Chicago, IL

Morgan Manufacturing

Morgan Manufacturing

Chicago, Illinois
K&J Wedding

photographer: Stacy Able Photography

For can’t-beat outdoor city views & multiple floors for flexibility…

Chicago, IL

Morgan's on Fulton

Morgan’s on Fulton

Chicago, Illinois
Rustic Candlelit Wedding

photographer: Thomas Slack Photography

For ample space to give that perfect wow factor…

Chicago, IL

  • West Loop spot Ovation features high, metal-trussed ceilings, natural light streaming through a venue-long skylight, and a historic-industrial vibe
  • Known for its array of amenities, you can expect a photo booth, private green room perfect for getting ready, and more
  • Top event planners who have worked at this venue: Urban Allure Events, Estera Events, and LK Events
  • Ovation Capacity: up to 250
Ovation

Ovation

Chicago, Illinois
Socially Distanced Open House

photographer: Azusa Inaba Photo

For a gorgeous space that your friends haven’t already seen…

Chicago, IL

  • Palmhouse is a brand-new venue that allows for beautiful flexibility; amazing double bow-truss ceilings, skylights, and ambient lighting create a dramatic atmosphere for your wedding
  • The venue’s double room layout makes it easy for your ceremony and reception to unfold without the inconvenience of turning a single room over with décor and seating
  • In addition to the perk of hosting in a a new space, find extras like gated private parking, seven restrooms, two custom bars, and more
  • See how this Flamenco feast created a stage for a memorable performance in the space
  • Palmhouse Capacity: up to 800
Palmhouse

Palmhouse

Chicago, Illinois
Fall Floral Wedding as Featured in Brides Magazine

photographer: Kent Drake Photography

For a luxurious wedding with jaw-dropping architecture…

Chicago, IL

Revel Motor Row

Revel Motor Row

Chicago, Illinois
Kunal & Andrea's Energetic Winter Wedding

photographer: Hallow Vita Photography

For a transformable all-white event space…

Chicago, IL

  • Room 1520 is a flawless raw urban space that can be customized in more ways than you can imagine; the bright white venue and portrait windows will let in the most beautiful natural lighting for a morning wedding ceremony or a sunset reception
  • The artisan staircase and Italian crystal chandeliers make the space even more stunning
  • Top event planners who have worked at this venue: Urban Allure Events
  • Room 1520 Capacity: up to 200
Room 1520

Room 1520

Chicago, Illinois

photographer: Nicodem Creative

For a lavish venue set by the Chicago River…

Chicago, IL

  • RPM Events features an enviable location along the Chicago River and provides abundant space that can be divided numerous ways to accommodate your vision 
  • The dedicated event space offers a waterfront wedding paired with the delectable fare that RPM restaurants have become known for
  • Work with the culinary team to personalize the menu with your favorite fare and coordinate with award-winning Wine Director Richard Hanauer for the perfect toast-worthy wine
  • See this beautiful white floral wedding for ideas of how to style the space 
  • RPM Events Capacity: up to 425
RPM Events

RPM Events

Chicago, Illinois
Green & Gold Wedding at Salvatore's Chicago in Chicago, IL

photographer: Ryan Moore Photography

For vintage Chicago vibes in a quiet neighborhood location…

Chicago, IL

  • Salvatore’s Chicago is a wedding venue featuring classic Chicago charm tucked into a quiet Lincoln Park locale
  • Couples rave about the venue’s amazing food and helpful, professional event staff as well as the option to have dinner and dancing in separate, adjacent rooms
  • If your wedding is intimate, consider the Outside Patio for your garden nuptials; we adore Salvatore’s Classico Room with its rich wood paneling for a chic reception
  • See how this green and gold wedding added glamour with bright linen and gold chairs and how this classic Chicago wedding used candlelight to a dreamy effect
  • Salvatore’s  Chicago Capacity: up to 175
Salvatore's Chicago

Salvatore’s Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

photographer: Collin Pierson Photography

For stunning city views & grand indoor spaces…

Chicago, IL

  • Venue SIX10 offers a chic space that can be tailored to your style, with six modern rooms and an exquisite backdrop of the Chicago skyline for the best photo ops 
  • The Terrace room, located on the 10th floor, offers the full effect of the amazing view that surrounds the location with floor-to-ceiling windows that display an ever-changing scene from sunrise to sunset
  • We love how Venue SIX10 offers multiple rooms that offer every couple the versatility to entertain in several grand spaces during one celebration 
  • Top event planners who have worked at this venue: Marquette Avenue Events and Storybook Weddings and Events
  • Venue SIX10 Capacity: up to 400
Venue SIX10

Venue SIX10

Chicago, Illinois
Enchanted September Wedding

photographer: Cristina G Photography

For a modern industrial space that offers all of the amenities to make planning easy…

Chicago, IL

  • Venue West is a sweeping space that allows for a seamless transition from a formal ceremony into a relaxed dinner reception, right on into entertainment and dancing, all in the same space 
  • Their vast inventory of furniture and delicious in-house catering makes for the perfect one-stop-shop venue to cater to all of your needs
  • Top event planners who have worked at this venue: Paulette Wolf Events and Alison Ross Events 
  • Venue West Capacity: up to 600
Venue West

Venue West

Chicago, Illinois
Colorful and Romantic Modern Industrial Wedding

photographer: Emma Mullins Photography

For a well-located historic venue with built-in character & charm…

Chicago, IL

  • WildmanBT, in the historic Wildman Boiler & Tank building, is truly stunning with its lofty grandeur, great natural lighting, custom chandeliers, and architectural detail offering an eclectic style
  • The venue’s 12,000 square-feet of blank canvas space includes a floor-to-ceiling drapery system, polished concrete floors, a media wall, state-of-the-art A/V capabilities, and more
  • This new space offers couples the opportunity to host their celebration in a convenient location that hasn’t been already-used by all of their friends
  • See how this modern industrial wedding utilized the high ceiling for a uniquely gorgeous floral installation and how this intimate elopement made the venue’s rich blue velvet drapery its backdrop
  • WildmanBT Capacity: up to 500
WildmanBT

WildmanBT

Chicago, Illinois

People Also Ask…

How do I make my Chicago loft or event space wedding stand out?

There are numerous ways to transform your wedding venue that can be unique to you; consider lighting, draping, custom linen, lots of florals, and more. However, we don’t want you to feel overwhelmed with options, so we suggest starting with your overall wedding theme. Check out our wedding idea gallery for great ways of curating an atmosphere special to you, and explore real weddings that might spark inspiration through our wedding gallery.

What comes after choosing my wedding venue?

We suggest getting started with an event planner. At PartySlate, we offer wedding planner recommendations (see our article on the 39 Best Wedding Planners in Chicago [Top List], as well as insight and images into real weddings they’ve produced.