10 Wedding Location Ideas In Chicago

This article highlights ten of the best wedding location ideas in the Chicago area.

Galleria Marchetti is a perfect location for couples seeking an upscale venue for an outdoor ceremony and reception.The locale boasts a large courtyard and a tented pavilion.75to 500 guests can be accommodated at the Galleria located at 825 W. Erie Street in the River West area.A variety of wedding packages are available.More information can be obtained by calling 312-563-0495.

The Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile offers a comfortably elegant wedding and reception site.The Garden Inn offers 6,000 square feet of functional space with beautiful skyline views of the city.The Garden Room at the hotel accommodates 200 guests and on-site catering is available.Guests who require overnight lodging can also be accommodated at this location.The address of The Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown is 10 E. Grand Avenue and the contact number for more information is 312-595-0000.

Doubletree North Shore Hotel is located in the suburb of Skokie at 9599 Skokie Boulevard.The hotel recently renovated their wedding reception and banquet facilities.There is a rooftop ballroom that offers unbelievable views of the North Shore and the Chicago skyline amidst columns and crystal chandeliers.The Grand Ballroom is also located at the Doubletree.Couples planning a very large reception may consider the North Shore Performing Arts Center located right next door to the hotel.The Doubletree offers exclusive catering services for this facility.Event planners and support staff are available to coordinate wedding and reception plans.847-679-7000 is the number to call for more information about making arrangements at the Doubletree North Shore Hotel.The Events Manager of the North Shore Performing Arts Center can be contacted at 847-679-9501.

Another downtown venue for weddings is at Embassy Suites Downtown Chicago.The hotel offers a contemporary ballroom with an entrance decorated by a waterfall and terraces.The Embassy has a wedding package that includes a complimentary suite and chilled bottle of champagne for the Bride and Groom on their wedding night.They even offer a complimentary suite to celebrate the first anniversary of their marriage.There is on-site catering and even a photo room available at the Embassy located at 600 North State Street.Additional information is available by calling 312-943-3800.

Hotel Orrington is only 30 minutes from downtown Chicago.The property has recently undergone a $32 million-dollar renovation.This North Shore location at 1710 Orrington Avenue in Evanston, Illinois is an exceptional option for couples wishing to celebrate pre-wedding and wedding day events.The Grand Ballroom is complete with a sweeping staircase, crystal chandeliers, and floor to ceiling windows.The Heritage Ballroom is a more intimate setting but still extends the same sophisticated elegance to guests.The Orrington caters to brides with the availability of four private dressing rooms and on-call make up artists and manicurists.An Orrington wedding specialist can be contacted at 847-866-8700.

The Adler Planetarium is a unique venue for a wedding reception.The Adler Planetarium's Sky Pavilion boasts panoramic views of Chicago's lakefront and skyline.The Pavilion can accommodate up to 1000 guests and on-site catering is available.The Adler is situated on South Lake Shore Drive on Chicago's Museum Campus.Additional information about this venue can be obtained by calling 312-542-2428.

The Chateau Bu-Sche' is located on 30 acres of landscaped grounds in Alsip, Illinois.Stunning tented sites decorated with Casablanca fans, bubbling fountains, fluted columns, and crystal chandeliers are the backdrop for outdoor ceremonies or dining.The grounds also offer lush garden settings as an option for hosting ceremonies.Dramatic food presentations are available by the on-site catering staff.The contact phone number for this venue is 708-371-6400.

The Chicago Botanical Garden is a lovely location for a wedding ceremony and reception site.The McGinley Pavilion is a canopied terrace located on the water's edge with a view of Evening Island.Up to 340 people can be accommodated in this pavilion.The Great Hall is a stunning indoor space that features a two-story skylight and Canadian hemlock walls and ceiling.The 385-acres of grounds of the Botanical Garden offer endless opportunities for beautiful photographs.On-site catering is available for events scheduled at this venue.Facility rental information can be obtained by calling 847-835-8370.

The Drake Hotel is an established historical venue with its circa 1920's Grand Ballroom complete with balcony and grand staircase.The opulent Gold Coast Room overlooking Lake Michigan is also a popular venue for fantasy weddings.The French Room is a sophisticated and elegant site for the exchange of wedding vows.The finest cuisine and accommodations are also available at this venue located on Chicago's famous Magnificent Mile at 140 East Walton Place.The hotel's phone number is 312- 787-2200.

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