11 Beautiful Micro Wedding Venues in Chicago

Micro-weddings have surged in popularity lately and it’s no surprise why. From safety precautions to limited budgets, couples everywhere are scaling back. But that isn’t stopping the love celebrations, thanks to the micro-wedding trend! Generally defined as a ceremony with 50 guests or fewer, micro-weddings are the perfect way to both have your special day and stay safe doing it. With stunning gardens and skyline views, the Windy City has everything you need to host a memorable micro-wedding. Here are 11 beautiful micro-wedding venues in Chicago you can rent on Peerspace today.

1. The industrial loft

industrial elegant gallery space
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Our very first pick for beautiful micro-wedding venues in Chicago is a stunning industrial loft located in West Town. The brick-walled space comes in at 2,600-square-feet, including the lobby and foyer, which will comfortably accommodate micro-weddings on the larger end or parties with social distancing. Huge windows let in ample natural light for daytime ceremonies for that natural glow. Plus, there’s a free lot and street parking. And with past renters saying things like: “Amazing space! Super friendly host” and “The space was absolutely perfect for our event, it’s wide-open space. Chris and his team are FANTASTIC!” you don’t want to miss out! Book it here on Peerspace.

2. Self-pour tasting bar

Self-Pour Tasting Bar in Wicker Park chicago rental
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One of the best things about hosting a micro-wedding is that you’re free to bend the wedding rules and expectations a bit. If you’re looking for a fun and original idea for the reception, why not take your guests to a beer tasting room? The environment is gorgeous, with hardwood floors and antique accents throughout. For groups over 10, the per-person charge includes food and drinks. In the words of one thrilled Peerspace reviewer: “Great place and AWESOME time! I chose this place to host my event. We used the outside patio to perform and it was AMAZING.” Learn more about it on its Peerspace page!

3. Versatile style

charming moroccan inspired venue
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Up next is a versatile space perfect for a ceremony, a reception, or both. This Peerspace venue has a Spanish-Moroccan-inspired aesthetic and a warm color palette. At 2,000-square-feet, it has a capacity for up to 80 seated guests in a traditional arrangement or naturally fewer in a socially distanced one.

One of the many pleased Peerspace reviewers summed up her time here thusly: “The was very clean and the tables and furniture was setup how I wanted it. All my requests was met. My event was beautiful and the venue was a good size.”

4. The rooftop getaway

comfy rustic rooftop venue
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We wanted to be sure we included at least one location perfect for beautiful spring and summer weather. This rooftop getaway is one of our favorite casual micro-wedding venues in Chicago available to rent on Peerspace.

One happy guest described their time as: “Everyone of our 30 guests felt safe and had a great time in this outside space! We had drinks served on the rooftop bar, catered food (in individual packaging), and some karaoke too. It was such an open and relaxed environment that everyone was happy to be safely social again! The Ampersand team were very helpful with any planning and setup making the whole experience easy and fun.”

5. Beautiful simplicity

charming classic venue in south loop
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With the perfect micro-wedding capacity of up to 50 guests, this South Loop location is ideal for a small Chicago wedding. The site comes in at 1,750-square-feet in an open layout to accommodate any seating arrangement you may need. It has a clean, minimalist aesthetic with white walls and polished concrete floors that brighten up the space. This is perfect for letting you make your visual mark in terms of wedding decor. A Peerspace reviewer particularly loved its value aspect: “Love the space and the price for everything we needed!” Book it today on Peerspace!

6. Historic charm

the hive brick and timber warehouse chicago rental
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Built in 1872, this venue was originally home to a furniture factory and has since been completely renovated to be a chic industrial loft perfect for celebrations like weddings. The owners have taken care to preserve the historic charm, like maintaining the original maple floors and timber frame. This is a perfect all-in-one Peerspace venue for both ceremony and reception with room leftover for a dance floor!

7. The bright blank slate

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We now bring you a beautiful bright blank slate. The space has a wall of frosted windows to let in great natural light while preserving privacy and is painted white to keep it bright all day. Just read what one happy guest had to say about it on Peerspace:

“Just finished hosting our baby shower here for about 50 people. It was a Great space – lots of room and amenities to use. Andrew was flexible with letting us come to the space more than once to plan the set up. Really liked that we could bring in our food and drinks…”

8. Skyline views

stunning terrace with city views
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Our next outdoor venue pick is one of the single best micro-wedding venues in Chicago. It has spectacular horizon skyline views on a stone and brick terrace. Located in Lincoln Square, this prime location can comfortably accommodate smaller wedding ceremonies without compromising on style or quality.

In the words of one charmed Peerspace reviewer: “This event venue was nothing short of amazing! Monica and the entire staff was so professional and accommodating. Loved every step of the process.” Book it today on Peerspace!

9. A spacious location

traditional event space downtown
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This location isn’t actually a micro-wedding venue; it’s a traditional wedding location that we think can be brilliantly adapted to a small party. While it has the capacity for up to 300, you could easily divide the space and have the ceremony, reception, and dancing all in one place. This will cut the need for providing travel accommodations to guests from the ceremony to the reception sights. In fact, the space has gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows that let in river and city views. It’s a Peerspace venue sure to wow your guests without overcomplicating things.

10. The hipster loft

wood loft event space
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If you’re looking for more relaxed and contemporary micro-wedding venues in Chicago, we have the perfect option for you. This Bridgeport loft comes in at just 1,500-square-feet and can comfortably host up to 40 guests. If you need sound and AV equipment for your celebration, it’s already included in this Peerspace venue. The brick walls and timber beams are perfect for setting a stylish yet casual mood.

In the words of one former visitor on their Peerspace review: “What a great room! We hosted an 80-person party there and had a great experience with the hosts! I would rent the space again!”

11. A lakefront museum

scientific museum historic mansion chicago rental
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Designated in 1988, this 1917 lakefront mansion is listed in the National Register and the Illinois Register of Historic Places and is a City of Chicago Landmark. This historically significant property has had many of its original features maintained, such as the polished limestone, Italian marble, decorative plaster, brass fixtures and hardware, eight stone fireplaces, and a gilded metal staircase. The home is also an active museum, and representatives from the museum are available for your event to share fascinating information about the home and its history. Learn more about it on its Peerspace listing!

Now that you can see all the gorgeous places in Chicago to hold your “minimony,” mini ceremony, it’s time to start booking! Whatever direction you’re leaning, Chicago has plenty of gorgeous spaces to offer that would be perfect for hosting such a celebration.Whether you’re planning a micro-wedding to save on costs, to be extra cautious, or to just keep things simple, Peerspace has a perfect venue for you. From rooftops to lofts, The Windy City has it all. We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of the 11 most beautiful micro-wedding venues in Chicago!

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