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21 Chicago Suburb Wedding Venues for Nuptials Closer to Home

Bride and Groom Sit on White Sofa Against Lake Backdrop at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL | PartySlate

Wedding venues in the Chicago suburbs have the unique advantage of being just outside the hustle and bustle of the Windy City. Spacious properties and open greenery (along with potential skyline views) provide sublime backdrops for your special occasion. From preserved landmarks with stunning historical architecture to modern lofts and penthouses with an industrial ambiance, the suburbs of Chicago have much to offer for any dream wedding.

As renowned Chicagoland wedding planner Megan Estrada of NSWE Events shares, “When considering locations for a wedding, you need to look at your priorities first. For some people, a suburban location is a better fit.” She goes on to say, “If many guests live in a suburban area, then driving into the city can actually be more of a hassle than a fun experience. Also, many people’s hometown place of worship is in the suburbs, and to avoid logistics and transportation issues, we will opt for the convenient country club just down the street.”

Whether you’re looking to have a beautiful outdoor wedding or a cozy indoor celebration with your nearest and dearest, this list of premier Chicago suburb wedding venues has you covered. It’s time to explore the Greater Chicagoland Area — and see why the suburbs offer a tranquil backdrop for your picture-perfect wedding.

Wedding Venues in North Chicago Suburbs

Newlywed couple walking down the aisle surrounded by loved ones at Chicago Botanic Garden, a wedding venue in Chicago Suburbs | PartySlate

photographer: Old North Film Company

For a picturesque outdoor or indoor venue nestled in nature…

Glencoe, IL

  • From enchanting gardens to elegant galleries, Chicago Botanic Garden boasts a wide variety of indoor and outdoor spaces
  • We love that couples can choose to be wed at the edge of a lake, in a walled English garden, in a courtyard filled with Bonsai trees, and more
  • See how this romantic rustic summer wedding decked the Rose Terrace in beautiful alabaster blooms for the ceremony and a stunning floral chandelier for the reception
  • Top Event Planners who have worked at this venue: Bliss Events Chicago, SQN Events, and NSWE Events
  • Chicago Botanic Garden Capacity:  thirteen event spaces for anything from intimate events with 70 guests to large celebrations with 400 guests
Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

Glencoe, Illinois

For a venue nestled in Highland Park’s gorgeous wooded area…

Highland Park, IL 

  • Ravinia is a 36-acre park whose stunning grounds have hosted an array of musicians from Yo-Yo Ma to John Legend to The Chicago Symphony Orchestra — as well as beautiful events on non-concert “dark” nights
  • See how this Beautiful Wedding decked the Park View Room in lovely white-and-green floral centerpieces to complement the warmth of the contemporary space
  • Top Event Planners who have worked at this venue: NSWE Events
  • Ravinia Capacity: eleven event spaces, up to 500 guests
Ravinia

Ravinia

Highland Park, Illinois
Outdoor all-white wedding ceremony in The Garden Room at Community House Winnetka | PartySlate

photo courtesy of: Community House Winnetka

For historic architecture brought to life by vibrant greenery…

Winnetka, IL

  • With the rustic yet elegant feel of a manor house, Community House Winnetka elevates any special occasion with its breathtaking beauty
  • We love how the team at Community House Winnetka is praised for their exceptional customer service and how they are with you every step of the way
  • Check out how this pink and coral wedding used the bride’s favorite shades of pink to complement the brick and cobblestone garden walls
  • Community House Winnetka Capacity: anywhere from 100 to 150 guests
Community House Winnetka

Community House Winnetka

Winnetka, Illinois
Indoor candlelit ceremony embellished with vines and and white flowers at Ravinia Green Country Club in Riverwoods, IL | PartySlate

photographer: Jeremy Lawson Photography

For all-out occasions with full production services…

Riverwoods, IL

  • Ravinia Green Country Club is one of Chicago’s premiere country clubs that offers an impressive selection of spaces with sensational views of the North Shore wetlands, as well as a dedicated team of event experts
  • We love how Ravinia truly provides a space for every occasion, as their extensive lighting and sound capabilities allow clients tailor the space to suit their needs
  • Top Event Planners who have worked at this venue: Alison Ross Events and Eventure/Debbie Tucker
  • Ravinia Green Country Club Capacity: anywhere from 280 seated to 300 standing in size
Ravinia Green Country Club

Ravinia Green Country Club

Riverwoods, Illinois
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Armour House Mansion & Gardens in Lake Forest, IL | PartySlate

photographer: Amanda Megan Miller Photography

For classic elegance with a modern approach..

Lake Forest, IL 

  • Armour House Mansion & Garden, located on the Lake Forest Academy campus, is a stunning 170-acre property with a rich history rating back to the early 1900s; today, Armour House strives to provide unforgettable wedding experiences and exceptional service 
  • We love how this Armour House Wedding  embellished Armour House’s grand staircase with trailing greenery and hundreds of candles for a magical wedding party entrance
  • Armour House Mansion and Gardens capacity: 260 guests 

 

Armour House Mansion & Gardens

Armour House Mansion & Gardens

Lake Forest, Illinois
Wedding Reception at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest, IL | PartySlate

photographer: Todd James Photography

For an intimate celebration immersed in nature…

Lake Forest, IL 

  • Elawa Farm is a restored gentleman’s farm and garden that embodies the natural beauty of the Lake Forest countryside with its rustic charm; the gorgeous indoor ceremony site features exposed brick walls and wooden doors  
  • Elawa Farm capacity: 200 guests 
Elawa Farm

Elawa Farm

Lake Forest, Illinois
Bride and groom descend iconic stairway to Grand Ballroom at Hilton Orrington Hotel Evanston | PartySlate

photographer: LaCour Images

For a grand entrance on an iconic stairway…

Evanston, IL

Hilton Orrington Hotel Evanston

Hilton Orrington Hotel Evanston

Evanston, Illinois

Wedding Venues in Northwest Chicago Suburbs

Intimate Outdoor Wedding Tablescape at Cuneo Mansion & Gardens in Libertyville, IL | PartySlate

photographer: Collin Pierson Photography 

For Venetian-style architecture and mesmerizing fine art…

Libertyville, IL 

  • Cuneo Mansion & Gardens is a Italian-inspired mansion and museum built in 1914 that embodies pure opulence with gold furniture, marble statues, and Venetian ceilings 
  • See how this Romantic Garden Inspired Wedding created adorably unique place cards out of fresh apricots with names written in golden calligraphy
  • Cuneo Mansion & Gardens capacity: two event spaces, 350 standing guests 
Cuneo Mansion & Gardens

Cuneo Mansion & Gardens

Libertyville, Illinois
Bride and Groom Dance Outside at The Grove Wedding Venue in Glenview, IL | PartySlate

photo courtesy of: The Grove

For 1930s-era architecture and a vintage ambiance…

Glenview, IL 

  • The Grove is a Glenview landmark situated in the Glenview Park District with over 150 acres of beautiful nature preserve grounds and a magnificent historical house with leaded glass windows and a cozy fireplace made perfect for an enchanting celebration
  • The Grove Capacity: three event spaces, up to 102 guests 

 

The Grove

The Grove

Glenview, Illinois
Blue uplit wedding reception with orchid décor at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer, IL | PartySlate

photographer: LaCour Images

For an extravagant experience in peaceful surroundings…

Kildeer, IL

  • With over 30 years of experience in hosting lavish events, Concorde Banquets’ tranquil setting just outside the city is a premiere location to host your special occasion
  • We love how Concorde boasts highly customizable services so that you can achieve every aspect of your ideal wedding
  • Check out how this fairytale floral wedding took advantage of the space’s versatility to create a magical experience with unique lighting and lots of silver glamour
  • Concorde Banquets Capacity: large-scale events with up to 800 guests 
Concorde Banquets

Concorde Banquets

Kildeer, Illinois
White and pale green wedding with monogrammed lighting at The Grove Country Club in Long Grove, IL | PartySlate

photographer: Kenny Kim Photography

For an elite yet friendly ambiance…

Long Grove, IL

  • The Grove Country Club offers a wide selection of indoor and outdoor venues for special events with a staff that endeavors to leave you feeling like royalty
  • We love that The Grove team brings extensive industry knowledge and impeccable attention to detail to suit the needs of each client
  • Check out how this breathtaking traditional wedding left their guests speechless, and see how this sophisticated wedding was simple yet enchanting
  • The Grove Country Club Capacity: up to 250 guests
The Grove Country Club

The Grove Country Club

Long Grove, Illinois
Simple wedding ceremony in barn-style venue with lofty ceilings at Chandler's Banquets in Schaumburg, IL | PartySlate

photo courtesy of: Chandler’s Banquets

For a modern and romantic feel…

Schaumburg, IL

  • Chandler’s Banquets is an new event center in the heart of Schaumburg Golf Club that features breathtaking views of pristine landscaping, a variety of exquisite ballroom spaces, and an expert team of onsite wedding professionals and chefs
  • We love how beautifully the spaces were recently renovated to include modern amenities such as fireplaces, custom stonework, architectural lighting, and other elements that are bound to impress
  • Chandler’s offers unique touches especially for weddings, such as a sublime outdoor ceremony site surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens and a decorated arch for newlyweds to exchange vows beneath
  • Chandler’s Banquets Capacity: five event spaces that can cater events with anywhere from 300 seated guests to 500 standing guests
Chandler's Banquets

Chandler’s Banquets

Schaumburg, Illinois
Indoor event venue space with purple uplighting at Loft 21 in Lincolnshire, IL | PartySlate

photo courtesy of: Loft 21

For a dazzling, loft-styled blank canvas…

Lincolnshire, IL

Loft 21

Loft 21

Lincolnshire, Illinois
Wedding at River Ballroom at Westin Chicago North Shore | PartySlate

photo courtesy of: Westin Chicago North Shore

For specialized services and a customizable onsite catering…

Wheeling, IL

  • The Westin Chicago North Shore offers over 43,900 square feet of flexible event space that can be superbly tailored to host your dream celebration
  • The hotel’s team is experienced in providing exceptional services, and excels at producing South Asian weddings
  • The Westin Chicago North Shore hosts events in sizes ranging from 50 up to 1,600 guests
Westin Chicago North Shore

Westin Chicago North Shore

Wheeling, Illinois
Bride and Groom's First Look Outdoors at The Haight in Elgin, IL | PartySlate

photographer: Fox + Ivory 

For a refined elegance with a charmingly-hip twist…

Elgin, IL 

  • The Haight is a stunningly converted loft/warehouse with architectural elements from its 1890s roots such as timber beams and exposed brick walls; with over 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces, The Haight offers an array of charming ceremony and reception sites
  • See how this Fall Romantic Wedding complemented the rustic feel of the ceremony site with a barrel alter 
  • The Haight capacity: 400 guests 

 

The Haight

The Haight

Elgin, Illinois

Wedding Venues in Western Chicago Suburbs

Traditional South Asian Wedding at Belvedere Events & Banquets in Elk Grove Village, IL | PartySlate

Photographer: VEK Photo

For a venue that provides deluxe and holistic services…

Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Belvedere Events and Banquets functions as both an event center with stunning ballrooms and suites and as a caterer with exquisite cuisine
  • We love how Belvedere truly has it all, from friendly and capable staff to all-inclusive amenities
  • See how this blush and gold wedding infused the space in tones of champagne gold and blush pink to create a grand atmosphere
  • Top Event Planners who have worked at this venue: Dream Events By Sonya
  • Belvedere Events & Banquets Capacity: four gorgeous spaces can accommodate anywhere from 100 seated to 1,500 standing guests
Belvedere Events & Banquets

Belvedere Events & Banquets

Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Happy couple at the altar rejoicing at elegant loft wedding with string-lit evergreen trees in backdrop at Company 251 in Aurora, IL | PartySlate

photographer – Nicodem Creative

For city lovers who appreciate where modern meets industrial…

Aurora, IL

  • With exposed brick walls, original wood columns, marble bars, and large windows, Company 251’s event spaces master luxury with a historical twist
  • Check out how this lovely wedding captured the space’s vintage feel with vibrant evergreens and a gorgeous candle-lit aisle
  • Company 251’s Capacity:  anywhere from 325 sitting to 350 standing guests
Company 251

Company 251

Aurora, Illinois
Newlywed couple at floral alter under twinkling lights at Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn, IL | PartySlate

photographer: Candice Sims Photography

For customizable farm-to-table outdoor events…

Elburn, IL

  • Heritage Prairie Farm is a local organic farm that doubles as an all-inclusive event space with multiple gorgeous locations and grounds that change as the seasons do, giving each event a unique surrounding of vegetable fields and flower blooms
  • Check out how this sparkle and shine wedding created a symphony of illumination in the rustic barn with twinkling lights and a sparkler sendoff
  • Heritage Prairie Farm Capacity: events up to 250 guests 
Heritage Prairie Farm

Heritage Prairie Farm

Elburn, Illinois
Two grooms sharing vows at a peaceful countryside ceremony at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, IL | PartySlate

photographer: Kassie Ana Photography

For a venue that brings back the glory of the Jazz Age…

St. Charles, IL

  • Hotel Baker is a beautiful historic 1928 landmark along the Fox River, that boasts magnificent indoor and outdoor venues from grand ballrooms to a stunning rose garden — all while preserving the decadence of the roaring 20’s
  • Check out how this September wedding beautifully embellished the Rose Garden for the ceremony and the esteemed Rainbow Room for the reception
  • Hotel Baker Capacity: up to 200 seated and 300 standing guests 
Hotel Baker

Hotel Baker

St. Charles, Illinois
Bride and groom celebrate after exchange of vows at outdoor ceremony at Mesón Sebika in Naperville, IL | PartySlate

photographer: Julie Dietz Photography

For a wedding that transports guests to the gorgeous Spanish countryside…

Naperville, IL

  • Mesón Seblinka is a splendid mansion and four-acre estate just west of Downtown Naperville
  • Check out how this Midsummer Night’s wedding wowed guests at the beautiful garden ceremony and had everyone dancing at the reception
  • Mesón Sebika Capacity: eight dining rooms, a back patio, and pavilion that can accommodate up to 330 guests
Mesón Sebika

Mesón Sebika

Naperville, Illinois
Reception room filled with tables with purple floral centerpieces and stunning gold chandeliers at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville, IL | PartySlate

photographer: Cristina G Photography

For exceptional Midwestern hospitality in a family atmosphere…

Naperville, IL

White Eagle Golf Club

White Eagle Golf Club

Naperville, Illinois

People Also Ask

Where can I have a small wedding in Illinois?

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