11 Beautiful, Cheap Wedding Venues near Chicago

Looking for cheap wedding venues near Chicago that still take your breath away? At Peerspace, we get it! Wedding venues are usually one of the biggest expenses of a wedding — but that doesn’t mean they have to be!

In fact, for $200 or less an hour, you can have all the amenities, beauty, and space you would normally only expect to find in an expensive venue. Save some cash on the venue and avoid financial stress by booking one of these cheap wedding venues near Chicago.

1. One-stop shop

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Make your wedding planning easy by looking at cheap wedding venues near Chicago that come prepared with everything you need: food, florals, and fun! This beautiful Peerspace venue sits in a shared space between a Filipino restaurant and florist and offers party tray orders from the restaurant, as well as any florist products from the flower shop. Tables, chairs, linens, dishware, utensils, and a buffet/decor table are included in the $125 an hour listed price.

Plus the host is flexible with seating and decor arrangements. If you want a larger space — shoot the Peerspace host a message and ask about adding on the flower shop and main room of the restaurant for your wedding!

2. Lofty beauty

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We love the idea of hosting an intimate wedding reception at this charming industrial loft in the West Loop. It’s 1,600 feet of minimalist-rustic chic and includes a kitchen, speakers, an outdoor space, and a glorious chandelier. And at only $120 an hour, it’s easy to splurge on things like gourmet catering, entertainment, and other fun wedding must-haves!

A cinematographer who booked this space for a film shoot shared the following Peerspace review. “Awesome Space, Exactly what I needed! Caelin was a great host and checked in with me before hand incase I needed help to prep. The balcony area was perfect for the mood and scene I was looking to film. Definitely would love to come back!”

3. Small town feel

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Looking for a traditional church space with a small-town feel? This adorable venue is just outside of Chicago, near the Indiana border. The 1920s spacious brick building used to be a worship space, perfect for a classic-looking wedding. And the price is right for this space — you can rent it on Peerspace starting at under $100 an hour!

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4. Lap of luxury

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You don’t have to drop absurd amounts of cash to find the perfect luxury wedding venue. Check out this grand space in the 1922 European Shopping Arcade that you can rent for $170 an hour!

The entire ceiling is windowed, letting in ample natural light and the large island in the center of the space is perfect for spending time and enjoying food with up to 25 guests. And we love the gorgeous entryway into this Peerspace bookable venue that’s perfect for wedding photos!

5. The Garden of Eternity

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If you are in search of cheap wedding venues near Chicago with stunning outdoor areas, then we’ve found the spot for you! This magical outdoor oasis is located in the middle of Lincoln Park, and the outdoor patio seats up to 40 guests, with additional seating for 30 inside. And at only $85 an hour, cheap wedding venues near Chicago like this don’t get much better!

An added fun fact is that Julia Child visited this space when it was the legendary Edith’s Barbeque, known across Chicago for their famous smoked ribs and renowned BBQ sauce. Learn more about this venue and book it on Peerspace today!

6. Charming urban garden

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Another fun outdoor wedding venue idea is this inner-city garden and pergola. You can book this space for $125 an hour on Peerspace to host up to 60 guests, and tables and chairs are available for rent upon request. This space also comes with a charcoal BBQ grill so you can cut down on the costs of catering, too!

7. Simple elegance, with all amenities included

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Book this intimate and stylish space for under $200, and you’ll get more than just the venue. This space comes with great amenities, too! The booking cost includes an on-site event manager, 35 clear Chiavari chairs, 10 white tables, six dimmable chandeliers, and discounts on any additional event rentals.

This space also comes with an open catering list with BYO options and the use of the catering prep kitchen. Check out all the photos on Peerspace to admire this newly renovated space with gorgeous natural light and elegant features, and then get to booking it while it’s still available!

8. Rustic charm

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Enjoy a little slice of Chicago history on your wedding day! This beautiful and bright space was built in the early 1900s and still maintains its historical vibe. For example, the basement area features the original limestone brick foundation exposed and a prohibition doorway that once lead to the underground Lemont tunnels!

The venue has now been updated to be an open concept that gives you 1,500-square-feet of indoor street-level space, including 12-foot ceilings and large windows! Outside, you’ll have access to another 1,000-square-feet space with towering trees, grass, bushes, and benches. This Peerspace host also allows outside catering, decorations, and BYOB so that you can save even more money on top of its petite $200 per hour price tag!

9. The future is bright

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Make catering decisions easy by considering cheap wedding venues near Chicago in restaurant spaces! This spacious restaurant and bar available for rent on Peerspace works with clients on food and beverage plans for events (but if you’d like to bring in an outside caterer, they are flexible with that too).

This open-concept space has 2,000 square feet of indoor and an additional 2,000 square-foot outdoor beer garden for your use. And at $100 per hour is a totally chic and stylish steal!

You know what’s go great with an affordable Chicago venue? An art deco themed wedding! Discover how to pull one off right here.

10. Gallery glitz

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Gorgeous exposed brick, a mix of eclectic and modern decor, a super cute wooden arch, and an outdoor area complete with an ivy-covered wall and a water feature. What more could you want?? How about exceptional pricing, too? This stylish and inviting venue is $200 per hour on weekends and $150 per hour on weekdays. You can also enjoy the host’s optional add-on features, like a champagne wall (!), centerpieces, heaters for the outdoor space, and more.

As one Peerspace reviewer says, “If I could give 10 stars, I would”. This space’s classy style and artistic flair are perfect for your wedding, so what are you waiting for? Book it on Peerspace today!

11. A destination wedding, close to home

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A trip to Hawaii? Thousands of dollars. A versatile tropical-inspired four-bedroom loft space for your wedding? Just under $200 an hour!

We love this gorgeous space that offers Hawaiian vibes and allows you to make it your own, with white brick walls serving as a blank canvas for all your wedding ideas and decorations. This venue offers space for up to 30 and boasts a full kitchen, private balcony, and two bathrooms. Read the dozens of five-star reviews, browse through all the pics, and search through this property’s amenities on Peerspace!

Bonus: A quirky vintage space

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If you and your partner are more low-key and share a quirky sensibility, then this Hermosa industrial studio may just be your ideal cheap wedding venue! It boasts space for 100 guests and is a super-affordable $60 per hour. The host provides tables and chairs and the funky decor, and there is also A/V equipment for your use.

In the words of a Peerspace review: “This was an absolutely gorgeous studio space to create in, owned by a wonderfully accomodating and sweet host! I will definitely be coming back to create here again, as the experience was an overall 11/10!!”

Cheap wedding venues near Chicago: conclusion

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Hopefully, by now, you can see that renting cheap wedding venues near Chicago can still be a beautiful and amenity-packed way to enjoy your big day. Peerspace makes it easy to book stunningly stylish and affordable venues by the hour, no matter the occasion.

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