12 Beautiful, Cheap Wedding Venues near Chicago (2024)


Wedding venues on Peerspace typically cost $220 — $380 per hour.

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 $250 or less an hour, you can have all the amenities, beauty, and space you would normally only expect to find in an expensive venue. How, you ask? When you book a wedding venue through Peerspace! As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, we make it easy to find and book amazing hidden gem spaces near you. And with our search engine’s handy filters, you can easily filter spaces by price range, style, amenities, keywords, and more.

We’re about to show you some of our favorite wedding-perfect venues in Chicago that you can book with ease through Peerspace. So save some cash on the venue and avoid financial stress by booking one of these cheap wedding venues near Chicago.

1. Create the wedding of your dreams at this gorgeous West Town storefront

Ultimate DIY Event Space - Exposed Brick & Natural Light
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Make your wedding planning easy by looking at cheap wedding venues near Chicago that come prepared with many of the essentials on-site: decor services, a kitchen, seating, and speakers! This beautiful event space venue is 1,850 square feet and boasts exposed brick walls, wooden floors, and a white ceiling, which all add up to a warm and bright space that can serve as the perfect backdrop to your ceremony and reception. All for just $125 per hour! Talk to the host about your wedding theme and see what she can come up with in terms of customized decor.

Along with the beautiful space itself, Peerspace reviewers rave about the amazing host, Brittany. Here’s one example to show you what we mean: “Brittany was the loveliest host! She made sure I had everything I needed, communication was great, and the space was clean. I would definitely recommend 10/10!”

2. Start your new life right by celebrating in this lofty beauty

Stylish & hip loft space with photo-worthy backgrounds
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We love the idea of hosting an intimate wedding reception at this stylish and hip loft in West Town. It’s 2,000 feet of minimalist-industrial chic vibes and includes a kitchen, a projector, a sound system, multiple 8-foot tables, and seating for 60 guests. And at only $150 an hour, it’s easy to splurge on things like gourmet catering, entertainment, and other fun wedding must-haves!

A Peerspace user who booked this space for an event shared the following Peerspace review. “Had my baby shower at this space and have nothing but good things to say about it! Kelly was amazing from the start and the place is even more beautiful in person.”

3. Enjoy the comforts of home (a really, really nice home!)

Wicker Park Home in Chicago
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Looking for cheap wedding venues near Chicago that provide style and comfort? Then we think you’re going to love this 3,800-square-foot Wicker Park home. It is a super chic abode that features high end and eclectic furnishings indoors, a stylish backyard space, and a furnished rooftop. It’s modern color palette and pops of lush greenery are sure to inspire a very serene experience (which is definitely a plus on your wedding day, believe us!).

With space for 75 guests and a price tag of $195 per hour, we think it’s the perfect spot for a small to mid-sized wedding in the heart of the city.

Still need to hire the photographer? Then you need to see our list of the best wedding photographers in Chicago!

4. A historic venue that puts you in the 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 for $185 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. Make your biggest commitment in 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, 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 $105 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. Keep it intimate and gorgeous at a charming urban garden

city garden and pergola
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Another fun outdoor wedding venue idea is this inner-city garden and pergola in Greater Grand Crossing. 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. Enjoy a venue with simple elegance and all amenities included

Cheap Wedding Venues near Chicago
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Book this intimate and stylish Pilsen event 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. Enjoy rustic charm and complete customization

Cheap Wedding Venues near Chicago
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Enjoy a little slice of Chicago history on your wedding day! This beautiful and bright event space in Lemont 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 led 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-foot 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 $250 per hour price tag!

9. The future is bright in this beautiful restaurant and bar

Airbnb For Birthday Parties in Chicago
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Make catering decisions easy by considering cheap wedding venues near Chicago in restaurant spaces! This spacious restaurant and bar in Portage Park 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 goes great with an affordable Chicago venue? An art deco themed wedding! Discover how to pull one off right here.

10. Go sophisticated in this versatile glitzy gallery

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?? How about exceptional pricing, too? This stylish and inviting gallery 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. Host a destination wedding, close to home

Cheap Wedding Venues near Chicago
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A trip to Hawaii? Thousands of dollars. A versatile tropical-inspired four-bedroom loft space for your wedding? Just $175 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!

12. Make amazing memories in this quirky vintage space

romantic & Industrial, Urban Gathering Spaces
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We love cheap wedding venues near Chicago that are brimming with personality. And this romantic and industrial urban gathering space in South Lawndale definitely has a style all its own! It’s actually several venues in one industrial building, providing you with a cabaret space (pictured above) with a stage and an original bank safety vault and a black box theater ideal for dining, dancing, and more. Check out the photos on its Peerspace listing to appreciate all the magic this retro space holds!

The host provides seating, A/V equipment, and kitchen space. Since this venue serves as a cultural space, see if the host has recommendations in terms of performers to liven up your reception! Booking this venue only costs $150 per hour and is sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.

Cheap wedding venues near Chicago: conclusion

Orange Wedding Theme
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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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