There are seemingly endless venues across Chicago, and whether you live here or are coming here from somewhere else, trying to choose one can be a daunting process. Here are nine bright, white, and airy Chicago wedding venues to get you started.
I love Room 1520 because it's about as all-white as you can get. It's probably my favorite blank-slate venue, located in the West Loop, made up of white brick, lots of windows, a getting ready room, a cute lobby lounge and decorated bar, and a great rooftop with a view of Chicago. This is a great venue to have lots of fun, bright colors that will really pop in the bright, white light of Room 1520. (Personally, it's my favorite West Loop wedding venue).
Chez is another great all-white, lot-of-windows venue. It's key features are the glass staircase for the couple to enter, and located in the heart of downtown Chicago, just a few blocks from Michigan Avenue, Gold Coast, + the Riverwalk. This provides so many great photo ops both inside the venue and at some of the most iconic Chicago photo locations.
If you're a big plant person like me and want to feel like you're getting married in a jungle--and not the urban kind--check out one of the fantastic conservatories we have here in Chicago. There are two conservatories, Lincoln Park, and the slightly bigger Garfield Park, or there's always the Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier. These are some awesome venues if you want to do minimal decorating, have a really open feeling to it, but still be indoors.
If you're looking for a great indoor/outdoor hybrid venue, this is the one! I'm a huge fan of outdoor wedding venues to add some extra beauty to the day, and to let guests enjoy some nice weather during the few months we have that in Chicago ;) The outdoor area is covered with a tent, and can be lit up at night with some gorgeous string lights to enhance the atmosphere and keep the party going past dark.
Looking for a spacious venue with a little more small-town feel? Check out Woman's Club of Evanston! It has multiple getting ready rooms, the sunroom (my fave!), two floors, and tons of windows to let in allll that natural light. Plus, it has a pretty little garden outside and a loop driveway, both perfect for some wedding party pictures.
If you're not a huge fan of the downtown vibe, check out Gallery 1500. Located in Lincoln Park, there are plenty of photo ops near the LP Zoo, conservatory, and tons of fun restaurants and bars for your guests to check out if they're staying nearby. Not to mention how big the space is, and it's full of garage door windows and an industrial feel while still keeping the vibe light and airy and open--a perfect combo in my opinion.
With a great blank canvas space with plenty of window and garage doors opening to a rooftop with a view of the city, Walden is another super great all-white, bright space ready to be personalized however you'd like. It's another venue that's great for the nicer months when you can go outside--because rooftop season should always be celebrated.