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Attention Foodies: 8 Venues for a Restaurant Wedding in Chicago

Bride and groom walk down Chicago Riverfront at River Roast Social House for their restaurant wedding Chicago | PartySlate

Weddings and great food are a match made in heaven. While Chicago may be famous for hotdogs and deep dish pizza, this vibrant city is also home to world-renowned restaurants. Bring delectable cuisine to the forefront of your celebration with a restaurant wedding in Chicago.

We’ve searched through hundreds of spots to find these PartySlate-approved Chicago restaurant wedding venues. Whether you’re looking for an elegant steakhouse or colorful setting with creative fusion dishes, look no further. The perfect (and available) venue for your Chicago restaurant wedding is just within reach. 

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In alphabetical order…

Colorful and eclectic Samba Room at Carnivale for a Restaurant Wedding in Chicago | PartySlate

photo courtesy of: Carnivale

For a one-of-a-kind wedding experience in a colorful and eclectic setting…

Chicago, IL

  • Carnivale wows with colorful backdrops and eclectic décor, offering a one-of-a-kind ambiance that begs to be photographed (and posted on Instagram)
  • Carnivale works with a variety of unique entertainment vendors; in fact, the Main Dining Room is even equipped to accommodate aerial performances for exclusive entertainment that your friends and family haven’t seen before
  • See how renowned band Funktastic Productions LLC. took advantage of the colorful backdrops of this funky restaurant to create a show-stopping performance that prove audio and visual is a match made in heaven
  • Carnivale Capacity: 300 (seated) – 500 (standing)
Carnivale

Carnivale

Chicago, Illinois
Bride and groom smile at each other on stairway curving around towering wine wall at City Winery Chicago in Chicago, IL | PartySlate

photographer: Modern Wedding Solutions

For a chic industrial space where fine wine meets show-stopping entertainment…

Chicago, IL

City Winery Chicago

City Winery Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Bride and groom rest on sofa against chevron-denim wall backdrop at The Dawson in Chicago, IL | PartySlate

photographer: Grace Rios Photography

For a historic venue with an industrial edge…

Chicago, IL

  • The Dawson makes its home in a historic building built in 1888 that features hand-crafted woodwork, custom tile, and a chevron-print denim wall covering crafted by Chicago artist Anna Wolfson
  • We especially love how the industrial grand staircase is perfect for a dramatic wedding party entrance while the outdoor courtyard boasts an eclectic fireplace that makes for a unique ceremonial backdrop
  • See how this intimate wedding ceremony took advantage of the blue chevron-print wall and cozy fireplace for an original backdrop; make sure to also check out how the couple centered their celebration around the World’s Fair of 1933 in Chicago (a historic theme for a historic venue)
  • Top Chicago Event Planners who have worked at this venue: NSWE Events and A Perfect Event
  • The Dawson Capacity: 220 (seated) – 400 (standing)
The Dawson

The Dawson

Chicago, Illinois
Private event at The Gibsons Room at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago | PartySlate

photographer: Peter Gubernat

For an elegant steakhouse with premier service…

Chicago, IL

  • Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago is a classic American steakhouse with six private dining spaces that boast warmly-lit wine cellars, cozy fireplaces, and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment
  • For both intimate and larger weddings, we recommend the Rush Room with its elegant bar area, four balconies overlooking the dynamic city streets, and polished wooden floors (already perfect for dancing)
  • See how Gibson’s elegant lighting fixtures and stacked wine racks (with the addition of elegant draping) were the only décor needed at this minimalist wedding ceremony
  • Top Chicago Event Planners who have worked at this venue: Paulette Wolf Events & Storybook Weddings & Events
  • Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago Capacity: 200 (seated) – 500 (standing)
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Micro wedding ceremony at Gibsons Italia with Spectacular City Views | PartySlate

photographer: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design

For exquisite cuisine and spectacular views…

Chicago, IL

Gibsons Italia

Gibsons Italia

Chicago, Illinois
Wedding reception at NoMI Kitchen with floor-to-ceiling cantilevered windows that show off both downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan | PartySlate

photographer: Ryan Moore Photography

For a luxe dining experience overlooking the city…

Chicago, IL

  • NoMI Kitchen dazzles guests with seasonally-inspired, artful modern French cuisine as well as floor-to-ceiling cantilevered windows that show off both downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan
  • See how this wedding went from a classic and elegant reception dinner to a vibrant dance party with dynamic and colorful uplighting
  • Top Chicago Event Planners who have worked at this venue: Rachel De Marte Events
  • NoMI Kitchen Capacity: 120 (seated) – 130 (standing)
NoMI Kitchen

NoMI Kitchen

Chicago, Illinois
Wedding reception at River Roast Social House alongside Chicago River | PartySlate

photographer: George Street Photo & Video

For a romantic venue right on the Chicago River…

Chicago, IL

  • River Roast Social House is situated in the 325 N LaSalle building (constructed in 1914), and wows with spectacular views of the Chicago River and Chicago School of Architecture design
  • Couples can choose from six distinct spaces, enjoy customized menus, and benefit from the on-site event planning team to facilitate a smooth and seamless celebration
  • See how this bride and groom experienced a romantic kiss with the glittering Chicago skyline behind them
  • Top Chicago Event Planners who have worked at this venue: Shannon Gail Events
  • River Roast Social House Capacity: 330 (seated) – 450 (standing)
River Roast Social House

River Roast Social House

Chicago, Illinois

For a trendy, upscale restaurant in a landmark building…

Chicago, IL

  • The Roanoke is a sophisticated restaurant and lounge, conveniently located in the South Loop; four event spaces are available, each with subtle historical features harkening back to the original 1913 landmark building
  • Guests will appreciate the upscale ambiance that includes copper accents, elegant lighting, luxe finishes, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that offer dramatic views
  • See how the band at this small wedding chose to forgo the stage and play right on the dance floor — while warm amber lighting contributed to the sense of intimacy and connection 
  • The Roanoke Capacity: 150 (seated) – 300 (standing)

 

The Roanoke

The Roanoke

Chicago, Illinois


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