12 Beautiful Micro Wedding Venues in Chicago (2024)


Wedding venues on Peerspace typically cost $150 — $500 per hour.

Searching for stunning micro wedding venues in Chicago? At Peerspace, we get it! 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. All you need is a resource like Peerspace to connect you with the region’s most beautiful options. After all, Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals and makes it easy to find and book unique spaces for all of your special occasions. Here are 12 beautiful micro-wedding venues in Chicago you can rent on Peerspace today.

1. Host a stylish and memorable wedding in this industrial loft

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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 and other social parties. 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. Go sophisticated with a hint of retro at a minimalist speakeasy in the West Loop

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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 this minimalist speakeasy venue?

It’s 1,195 square feet and has space for 35 guests. The environment is industrial-chic, with a lounge, bar seating, cafe tables, an outdoor space, and even darts and a pool table. For an added fee, the host can provide A/V setup and coffee and sparkling water service.

This speakeasy lounge venue has many glowing reviews, like this one: “Katie and Adam were so professional and responsive all throughout the process and the space was absolutely beautiful. We were so privileged to be able to experience this space!”

3. Count on bespoke service and beautiful surroundings at this stunning gallery space

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We love the idea of hosting a micro wedding at this bright and rustic art studio in the Ukrainian Village. At about 1,098 square feet, it has space for 40 guests, exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and tons of natural light. There’s even a spare room that can serve as your bridal suite.

Check out what one Peerspace reviewer shared after hosting a corporate event here: “Don’t sleep on this wonderful space! It was the perfect size, so nice – just awesome for my business brunch. I didn’t have to lift a finger, Latoya was a magnificent host. I can’t thank Latoya enough, just fantastic!”

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4. Enjoy views of your city at this wonderful Loop rooftop getaway

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If you and your guests are ready to party, we think we have the perfect venue for you: this downtown Loop rooftop terrace! It offers enough space for 50 guests and boasts views of Millenium Park, Lake Michigan, and the city skyline that you need to see to believe. While you and your guests will have access to the rooftop terrace, there is also an indoor kitchen and plenty of tables and chairs.

The on-site event planners are also ready and willing to help you plan your dream micro wedding, so leave everything to their capable hands if that’s more your speed!

5. Create your dream space at this beautiful, simple event space

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With the perfect micro-wedding capacity of up to 60 guests, this open-plan Bucktown venue is ideal for a small Chicago wedding. The site comes in at 1,400 square feet in an open layout to accommodate any seating arrangement you may need. It has a clean, minimalist aesthetic with white walls and wood floors that brighten up the space. This is perfect for letting you make your visual mark in terms of wedding decor.

Check out this helpful but of information from a Peerspace reviewer: “Zach’s space is incredible! Absolutely perfect for our holiday party of 50 guests. It was impeccably clean, spacious and modern. Nice touch that the tables, chairs and even tablecloths were included. Highly recommend and would rent again in a heartbeat!”. Book it today on Peerspace!

6. Wed in a venue that oozes ambiance and historic charm

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Built in 1872, this brick and timber industrial loft 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 left over for a dance floor!

In the words of a Peerspace reviewer: “Bethany and Josh gave my husband and whole wedding planning team THE BEST experience possible. Besides being incredible flexible, accommodating and reassuring with everything Covid. They handled my millions of emails, questions and changes … Our friends and family that worked closely on the wedding with us are also in full agreement. Not to mention the space was beautiful and could be formed into any type of space for any event. Because of Bethany and Josh our wedding day was BEYOND perfect.”

7. Choose a bright blank slate to DIY a stunning reception

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We now bring you a beautiful bright blank slate in the Near West Side. 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. While here, make use of the on-site kitchen, A/V system, tables and chairs, and outdoor space.

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. Make memories in a stunning Logan Square courtyard

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Our next venue pick is one of the single best micro-wedding venues in Chicago’s Logan Square. It boasts a chic indoor space with exposed brick walls, large windows, high ceilings, and shiny wood floors. There is also gorgeous lighting and plenty of comfy seating for your guests. But our favorite feature is its charming outdoor courtyard with atmospheric lighting, flowers, a grass wall, and banquet seating. Talk about a hidden gem in plain sight!

In the words of one charmed Peerspace reviewer: “I think I can honestly sum up my experience with booking this space for my 70th birthday celebration in just one word, WOW!!! Everything was beautiful from inside, to the heated back porch, to the large patio and on-site parking. Tony was polite and knowledgeable. Any concerns that I had were immediately addressed and resolved! Don’t miss out on the wonderful experience of having your event at this space. My guests were all very impressed🤗”

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9. Go traditional and wildly sophisticated in a spacious ballroom

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This location isn’t actually a micro-wedding venue; it’s a traditional wedding location in the Chicago Loop 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.

“Amazing event space, all attendees loved it,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “The staff were fabulous and very supportive. I highly recommend this event space.”

10. For all the eclectic couples out there: Meet the hipster loft

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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. Go big and book a lakefront mansion museum

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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 polished limestone, Italian marble, decorative plaster, brass fixtures and hardware, eight stone fireplaces, and a gilded metal staircase. The home is also an active international museum of surgical science. Therefore, representatives from the museum are available for your event to share fascinating information about the home and its history.

A Peerspace reviewer who booked the museum for an event shares: “Magnificent venue, perfect mix of right-size rooms for a dinner and dance party for 45 guests. Nice flow between rooms. Professional from start to finish”. Learn more about it on its Peerspace listing!

12. Ensure a wedding with impeccable service at this modern Lincoln Park event space

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This modern, urban Lincoln Park event space is a surefire bet when you want to host a micro-wedding that treats you and your guests to delicious food, drinks, and enjoyment. It provides you with space for 70 guests and has an on-site kitchen, ideal for your catering team, a full bar space, flat-screen TVs for streaming movies or showing photos, a Sono sound system for playing your favorite tunes, and so much more.

“I cant say enough good things about this space,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “The space being great was one thing but the professionalism and hospitality that was displayed throughout the entire process was also amazing! Thanks Again! Highly Recommend!”

Find micro wedding venues in Chicago with ease on Peerspace

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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 Chicago wedding 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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