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13 Chic Chicago West Loop Wedding Venues to Book Now

West Loop wedding venues capture the urban-chic vibe of this trendy Chicago neighborhood. A renaissance-of-sorts transformed Chicago’s West Loop from a workaday area filled with factories, wholesale markets and warehouses into a hip hotspot for everything from cuisine and cocktails to bakers and brewers. 

Capture the urban-chic vibe of this trendy Chicago neighborhood with the right wedding venue.”

The neighborhood has retained its industrial grittiness but added a cool, modern edge with new loft spaces joining vintage buildings converted into gorgeous gathering spots. You’ll find former warehouses converted into stunning event spaces and modern studios with sophisticated interiors

Are you looking to plan the perfect wedding in the Chicago area? The West Loop offers variety for every kind and size of chic wedding. Keep reading to discover 13 of our favorite West Loop wedding venues for an unforgettable celebration in the heart of Chicago.

1. Loft Lucia

Rustic Modern Wedding Reception at Loft Lucia in West Loop Chicago | PartySlate

photographer: Katie Kett Photography

For a warm and bright urban space with resplendent natural lighting and lush landscaping…

Chicago, IL

  • With two bright floors designed for entertaining, Loft Lucia is perfect for weddings with a ceremony then dinner — or cocktails then dancing
  • Each level contains gorgeous marble bars, exposed brick, hardwood floors, and chic light fixtures; while the top floor features a window wall that slides completely open, with access to the lush urban rooftop
  • An extensive chef’s kitchen can be used to cook fresh food on-site or even to offer live cooking demonstrations
  • See how this autumn wedding used the natural rooftop foliage for a stunning ceremonial backdrop
  •  Three event spaces include the Main Floor with accommodations for 130 seated guests, Top Floor with accommodations for 76 seated guests, and Outdoor Patio with accommodations for up to 73 seated guests

Loft Lucia

Chicago, Illinois

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2. Carnivale

Colorful and Eclectic Samba Room at Carnivale in West Loop Chicago | PartySlate

photo courtesy of Carnivale

For a venue with unique and colorful backdrops as well as one creative photo op after another…

Chicago, IL

  • Carnivale features a colorful ambiance with a large-scale interior that can accommodate a variety of vibrant entertainment and performances, including aerial performers that will set your celebration apart from the rest
  • A dedicated Banquet Manager and Sales Manager ensure that your wedding celebration is seamlessly planned and flawlessly produced — while complementary furnishings, linen, table, and chairs simplify the planning process
  • The Samba Room features vibrant, one-of-a-kind décor in bright and warm hues along with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer the perfect urban view
  • See how this intimate wedding used colorful décor elements and unique backdrops to complement a show-stopping performance by Funktastic Productions LLC. — so each photo becomes a work of modern art
  • Seven eclectic event spaces are available for intimate or grand wedding celebrations, with the Main Dining Room Buyout accommodating up to 340 seated guests

Carnivale

Chicago, Illinois

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3. Eleven Eleven

The Upstairs Lounge at Eleven Eleven in West Loop Chicago | PartySlate

photo courtesy of Eleven Eleven

For a hip and intimate space inspired by fashion, art, and community…

Chicago, IL

  • Eleven Eleven, located in the heart of the West Loop, creates a community atmosphere with the aim to engage all the senses — while elevating art, food, and comfort
  • Guests love the unique and beautiful ambiance; we especially love how the impressive skyline in the Wine Bar adds cheerful brightness to the space without sacrificing the romantic ambiance created by chandeliers, exposed brick, and dark woods
  • The Private Dining Room gives classic simplicity a dramatic flourish with dark-painted walls, wood flooring, and romantic sconce lighting — making it the perfect space for a minimalist celebration or a blank canvas for lush floral décor
  • The Upstairs Lounge is perfectly curated with unique artwork, vintage furnishings, and its own private bar; consider this the perfect spot for an engagement party or post-wedding afterparty 
  • The Private Dining Room accommodates 30 seated guests while The Upstairs Lounge is perfect for up to 31 guests

Eleven Eleven

Chicago, Illinois

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4. The Lakewood

Wedding Celebration in Soft Pink and Neutral Tones at The Lakewood in Chicago's West Loop | PartySlate

photographer: Amanda Megan Miller Photography

For a transformative space that features a flexible floor plan, breakout spaces, and ample amenities…

Chicago, IL

  • The Lakewood is a beautiful mix of fine details and clean, raw elements; windows flood in natural light while custom modern fixtures and classic sconces provide lighting that sets the right mood for every celebration 
  • With an open floor plan, white walls, and a combination of painted concrete and hardwood floors, this industrial space is the perfect blank canvas for any wedding color palette, theme, or style
  • Guests will also enjoy catering from Paramount Events like at this monochromatic wedding celebration with an elegantly-plated sit down dinner for friends and family
  • This West Loop wedding venue accommodates 200 seated guests and 300 standing guests 

The Lakewood

Chicago, Illinois

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5. Moonlight Studios

Chicago West Loop Wedding Venue Moonlight Studios With Gold Lighting and Candles | PartySlate

photographer: Tim Tab Studios

For an industrial-chic, repurposed factory space that accommodates wedding styles ranging from rustic to modern…

Chicago, IL

  • Situated in Chicago’s hot West Loop neighborhood, Moonlight Studios offers an open floor plan, lofted ceilings, and interconnected rooms that can be configured for endless possibilities 
  • The Moonlight Studio and Gallery Spaces boast reclaimed architectural accents and neutral tones that combine to create an elegant event space where past meets present
  • Click to see how this romantic candlelit wedding used uplighting to emphasize the unique elements and raw décor found throughout the space
  • Four event spaces are available for a combined capacity of 330 seated guests and 550 standing guests

Moonlight Studios

Chicago, Illinois

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6. Morgan’s on Fulton

Celebration on Rooftop Penthouse at Morgans on Fulton in West Loop Chicago | PartySlate

photographer: Being Joy Photography

For a historic building with a hip and urban vibe in the vibrant Fulton Market District…

Chicago, IL

  • With a restored historic facade and transformed interior, this West Loop locale nods to its produce merchant and meatpacking past with sophisticated, artistic flair 
  • Morgan’s on Fulton provides four unique spaces — an ultra-cool gallery entryway, a Roof Deck featuring Chicago’s twinkling skyline, an intimate industrial spot with raw brick and wood floors, and an underground “nightclub” called Studio M that’s post-party perfect — to create lots of event-planning flexibility
  • Click to see how this summer rooftop wedding took advantage of dazzling Chicago skyline views for picture-perfect al fresco dining
  • With four event spaces, this chic venue space can accommodate up to 250 seated guests for a sit-down dinner and ceremony

Morgan’s on Fulton

Chicago, Illinois

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7. Ignite Glass Studios

Romantic Candlelit Wedding Ceremony With Foliage at Ignite Glass Studio in West Loop Chicago | PartySlate

photo courtesy of Ignite Glass Studios

For an industrial loft-like space that elevates artistry, creativity, and community…

Chicago, IL

  • Ignite Glass Studios offers a unique venue within an operational glass-blowing studio and three separate event spaces to choose from that can be used separately or together
  • The Inside Event Space is an unobstructed raw space with polished concrete floors and an industrial feel, while the Urban Garden offers 2,400 square feet of serene outdoor space and the Rooftop Deck boasts an amazing cityscape
  • Discover how this whimsical wedding incorporated the urban garden’s artistic décor for an unforgettable ceremonial backdrop
  • Accommodations range from 220 seated guests to 450 standing guests for a vibrant celebration

Ignite Glass Studios

Chicago, Illinois

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8. Morgan Manufacturing

Wedding Reception With Acrylic Chairs and Tall Green and White Centerpieces at Morgan Manufacturing in West Loop Chicago | PartySlate

photographer: Carasco Photography

For industrial elegance with dynamic technical capabilities and opportunities for artistic installations…

Chicago, IL

  • In a completely-renovated Fulton Market building that survived The Great Chicago Fire, Morgan Manufacturing offers raw brick walls, a statement-making skylight, and polished concrete floors for your inspired event
  • Three different event spaces, such as Concrete, allow for every type of celebration from blow-out bashes to more intimate affairs as well as in-house AV equipment and a DJ booth that make for easy planning and fun events
  • See how this dreamy modern wedding used exposed ceiling beams to create a romantic installation of upended white blooms 
  • Three event spaces can accommodate a large-scale celebration, including the Skylight space with a capacity for 600 seated guests

Morgan Manufacturing

Chicago, Illinois

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9. Loft on Lake

Wedding Reception at Loft on Lake in West Loop Chicago Featuring Green Foliage and Creative Wall Lighting | PartySlate

photographer: LoftyWeddings

For a loft-style space that is everything from warm and inviting to industrial and dramatic…

Chicago, IL

  • With dramatic 20-foot ceilings and a bow-truss roof with a 65-foot-long skylight, Loft on Lake is an open loft space with architectural details ranging from oak timber beams to exposed brick 
  • A member of the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance, this urban space utilizes natural and renewable resources and products whenever possible to provide thoughtful experiences 
  • See how this verdant indoor wedding transformed the interior loft space into a lush garden oasis with installations of greenery and romantic lighting
  • Capacities range from 150 seated guests to 200 standing guests

Loft on Lake

Chicago, Illinois

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10. Ovation

Rustic Chic Wedding Reception at Ovation in West Loop With Dark Wooden Beams | PartySlate

photographer: Thomas Slack Photography

For an eclectic, avant-garde Wedding Loop wedding venue with bespoke amenities…

Chicago, IL

  • Ovation is a versatile modern industrial loft space that was once a foundry, and its historic details pair with a classic design — making it one of our favorite West Loop wedding venues
  • The spot features a photobooth, custom 8’ wood dining tables, vintage Tolix seating, a Steinway grand piano, lounge furniture, prep kitchen, and more that contribute to a fun and sophisticated celebration
  • See how his urban bohemian wedding used the neutral elements throughout the space to create a boho-chic aesthetic with unique and photo-worthy details
  • Capacity for weddings include 200 seated guests and 250 standing guests

Ovation

Chicago, Illinois

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11. Room 1520

Wedding Reception With Purple Uplighting at Room 1520 in Chicago's West Loop Neighborhood | PartySlate

photographer: Visual Etiquette Photo

For a restored gear factory loft building that can accommodate elegant minimalism or grand visions…

Chicago, IL

  • Room 1520 is a raw urban space with clean lines and an open floor plan; customization is key with this 4,000 square-foot spot with a drape space divider and a chic, all-white palette perfect for creating your dream event — whether it be chock full of minimalist charm or over-the-top opulence
  • This restored historical gear factory offers elegantly-urban high ceilings, polished cement floors, and exposed brick; its outdoor space boasts amazing views and a bridal suite allows for a customized experience
  • Discover how this monochromatic all-white wedding utilized the high ceilings to create an ethereal balloon installation that evoked soft, dreamy clouds
  • This raw space accommodates 150 seated guests to 200 standing guests

Room 1520

Chicago, Illinois

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12. Salvage One

Chic Neutral Toned Wedding Event Space at Savage One in Chicago | PartySlate

photographer: Artistrie Co.

For an impressive West Loop event space that features everything from unique architectural elements to antiques and vintage furniture…

Chicago, IL

  • These purveyors of vintage home items have designed four gorgeous event spaces and a three-room suite (perfect for bridal use) within their shop 
  • Salvage One’s courtyard features walls of ivy and a cultivated arch perfect for nuptials while the indoor ceremony space is anchored by large white Greek columns facing vintage wooden church pews (see how this elegant wedding used the space for their ceremony)
  • When it’s party time, there’s a reception area sporting wood floors, exposed brick, oodles of vintage furniture, and two stages
  • The courtyard and outdoor ceremony can feature 200 seated guests while the reception space can accommodate up to 250 guests 

Salvage One

Chicago, Illinois

13. Great Central Brewing

Brewery Chic Wedding Venue Space | PartySlate

photo courtesy of Great Central Brewing

For a German-style beer hall that boasts a historical yet modern vibe and onsite tasting room…

Chicago, IL

  • Perch at one of their 14 custom-made communal tables and benches or one of the 25 custom bar stools under towering industrial ceilings at Great Central Brewing to enjoy their collection of 24 beers on tap 
  • For an event featuring top-notch craft beer in a finished raw space with polished concrete floors and brick walls, the Tasting Room is the perfect venue 
  • Crafted beers include local, regional, and international offering as well as some of their own German-style house beers
  • Capacities range from 135 seated guests to 185 standing guests

Great Central Brewing

Chicago, Illinois

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