11 Beautiful, Cheap Wedding Venues near Chicago

Wedding venues are usually one of the biggest expenses of a wedding — but that doesn’t mean they have to be! Save some cash on the venue and avoid the financial stress by booking one of these cheap wedding venues near Chicago. 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.

1. One-stop shop

sweet and cozy botanical 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. Ballroom beauty

elegant loft in west loop
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Go all out without breaking the bank! This spacious ballroom offers a glamorous chandelier, stunning spiral staircase (great for photos), marble tile, and plenty of natural light. When you book this venue on Peerspace, you’ll have access to the ballroom space, the lobby, an office space, corner studio, small loft, a bar-height, countertop perfect for serving food, and a bathroom complete with its own chandelier!

3. Small town feel

traditional church and community center venue
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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!

4. Lap of luxury

historic landmark venue downtown
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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 out for $150 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

garden of eternity venue and landmark
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If you are in search of cheap wedding venues near Chicago with stunning outdoor areas— 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. 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

city garden and pergola
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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

modern and elegant storefront venue
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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

rustic and historic storefront
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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!

9. The future is bright

loop restaurant and event space
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Make catering decisions easy by considering cheap wedding venues near Chicago in restaurant spaces! Brightwok Kitchen is a modern restaurant available for rent on Peerspace and 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 offers a food service and bar top area and plenty of seating for your guests. The venue is set up to seat 55  but can be rearranged to hold up to 100 guests. Shoot the Peerspace host a message, and they’d be happy to help you with customizing the space to your needs!

10. Gallery glitz

elegant gallery with outdoor space
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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?? 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

moroccan-spanish space chicago rental
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A trip to Morocco? Thousands of dollars. A versatile Moroccan-inspired gallery space for your wedding? Just over $100 an hour! We love this gorgeous space that offers Moroccan vibes and allows you to make it your own, with stucco white walls serving as a blank canvas for all your wedding ideas and decorations. This venue offers dining seating for up to 40 and additional adjoined space at an extra charge for a wedding of up to 100 guests. Read the 100+ 5-star reviews, browse through all the pics, and search through this property’s amenities on Peerspace!

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