Last week, we brought you 8 Chicago wedding venues that we are loving! This week, we're taking it out to the suburbs with some of our favorite venues in Chicagoland for you to check out.
If you’re a Chicago-based couple, getting married in the suburbs might not be your first thought, especially if you love the essence of a city wedding. But, these suburban venues come with one huge benefit – it’s often cheaper to book a venue outside of the city! Because of the lower pricing, you’re less at risk of going venue poor and/or having to sacrifice your vision in order to make it work budget-wise.
A venue in the suburbs also likely means you’ll have more space for your festivities, as well as easier access to parking for your guests. Plus, there are some stunning hidden gems outside of the city that you’re going to want to consider! Here are some of our favorites.
1) Brix on the Fox
Nothing says Chicago wedding quite like a lofty industrial space, and you can find all that and more at the Brix on the Fox located in Carpentersville! With up to 9,000 square feet of space for you to take advantage of, this space feels like a city venue with the benefits of a suburban venue.
Capable of hosting 200 to 300 guests for a seated dinner (depending on what space you’re in), you can opt for a BYO bar and select any caterer of your choosing, both of which can save you lots when it comes to selecting your food and beverage.
Photos: Sean Cook Photography
2) Warehouse: 109
Located in Plainfield, this renovated warehouse venue is full of character and spunk. The antique touches of the space provide a focal point for your wedding design, while the clean and functional layout makes it feel updated and modern.
The space can hold up to 150 people for a seated dinner, and the venue offers a variety of additional add-on rentals that can take your event to the next level. The outdoor patio area is perfect for a ceremony or cocktail hour on a warm day!
Photos: Emma Mullins Photography
3) The Monte Bello Estate
If you want your wedding to feel like an escape from the hustle and bustle, look no further than The Monte Bello Estate. The gorgeous and sprawling grounds will provide an exceptional level of elegance for your day, and the photo opportunities are endless across the 55 acres of land.
You’ll have 5 picturesque ceremony sites to choose from and can host up to 275 guests at this Lemont venue. They also have lots of unique add-ons to your wedding package like lawn games, a wine tasting experience for guests during cocktail hour, a bonfire for a s’mores station, and more!
Photos: Alana Lindenfeld Photography
4) The Farm at Dover
You’ll have to leave Illinois for this one, but trust me, it’s so worth the trip! Located in Kansasville, Wisconsin, about a half-hour north of the state line, the Farm at Dover is a historic barn with elevated touches like chandeliers. Their expansive property includes several potential locations for your ceremony, first look, family photos, and more.
With a capacity of 160 for a seated dinner, the open-air venue is stunning all on its own, or you can put your own spin on it through your design and florals. Additionally, there are 2 houses on-site perfect for you, your partner, and your wedding party to get ready in.
Photos: Jonathan James Photography
5) Renaissance Schaumburg
Hosting your wedding at a hotel is incredibly convenient for both you and your guests. With hotel rooms just a few steps away, your guests won’t have to worry about accommodations or transportation for getting to and from the venue. When the party’s over, all you have to do is call an elevator!
The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel is a wonderful option for hosting your ceremony and reception. With an on-site restaurant and Starbucks, as well as other amenities like a fitness center and indoor pool, you’ll have everything you need on-site and countless spaces to choose from for hosting your event.
Photos: Mandelette Photography
6) The Pavilion at Orchard Ridge Farms
Another simply stunning venue, The Pavilion at Orchard Ridge Farms is in Rockton and offers a serene backdrop for your wedding. A sophisticated space with a rustic touch, the Pavilion is located on 130 acres of land. It is an inviting retreat for you and up to 300 guests.
One incredible perk of getting married here is that you have the option to stay on-site by booking housing through their Copperstone Inn, an idyllic getaway for your wedding weekend and a gorgeous spot for getting ready photos.
Photos: Sean Cook Photography
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