Chicago winter wedding venues need to be primarily indoors to avoid the freezing temps that roll in. Although this may seem to limit your options, there are still plenty of unique spaces that make getting married this time of year just as magical. Armed with Peerspace — the world’s largest online marketplace for event spaces — you can be certain that your dream winter wonderland wedding will be a reality.
Whether you’re looking for an intimate space or mansion in the woods, we’ve got some pretty amazing options to show off. Here are nine of the best winter wedding venues in Chicago.
1. Host an elegant wedding at this historic lakeside mansion
A 1917 mansion designed to look like a Versailles French chateau — how much more elegant could your wedding get? Now used as a museum and event space, this mansion is one of the few remaining lakefront mansions in the city and one of the most esteemed Chicago winter wedding venues.
Walk down the aisle surrounded by Italian marble, gorgeous art, and up to 100 members of your family and friends. You’ll get all four floors of the museum to use for your event — plus two employees of the museum will be there to assist with greeting visitors, coordinating vendors, and interpreting the art and history of the building. Tables and chairs are not included in the rental price. No need to fret though, you can rent them from the museum or use Peerspace’s Concierge service to get all of the help you need. Keep in mind that this venue does require that you choose from their list of approved vendors.
2. Toast to the future in this industrial chic venue
Exposed brick and classy hardwood floors are a wedding staple these days. And this space has it all. Make your special day shine at this flexible-use space in Logan Square, which comes with tables, chairs, and a mini kitchenette. You’ll be able to seat up to 70 guests in this venue, and there’s an on-site event manager. The space also offers full clean-up after your big day — so you can dash off to the honeymoon of your dreams without any worries.
3. Tie the knot in a vibrant modern loft on Chicago’s north side
Before we get into the extravagant details of this north-side loft, let’s hear from a patron who used the venue for their own wedding:
This space was amazing! Thank you a lot to the host Scott too for always being extremely responsive and even drove back to the venue after we had turned off the photobooth he had set up already for us. It was perfect for our DIY wedding with the kitchen space and basement area to get ready. Scott was also very flexible with however we wanted to decorate the space. I would definitely recommend this space to others!– Judy T.
As mentioned, the space is incredibly customizable — you can even choose whether to rent the full space or just a portion. The full space can accommodate up to 150 people and includes two full kitchens, four bathrooms, an integrated music system, and high-speed internet. Plus, the funky decor throughout the space makes for great photos and selfies.
4. Seize the moment under the dazzling lights of a rustic space with Spanish-Moroccan vibes
Enchant your guests with the charming Spanish-Moroccan aesthetic of this rustic, yet modern venue. Each room is distinct and can be polished to fit your personal style. You can even change the lighting to fit your vision. Included with the space is a kitchenette, free parking lot, eight-foot wooden tables, and a Bluetooth-enabled surround sound system.
5. Say “I do” at this event hall in West Town with 24-foot ceilings
Your Chicago winter wedding venue needs to have a few key elements. First of all, we’re sure you want a space that stuns friends and family with its beauty. You’ll also want plenty of space to ensure that guests have room to move around freely. Finally, many wedding planners are always on the search for the ultimate wedding venue that offers a dressing room!
This 4,000-square-foot, double-story venue fulfills these and more. Plus, it comes with 100 folding chairs, banquet tables, and round tables.
6. Party at this 1930s haunted mansion in the forest
Don’t let the initial spooky vibes of this space scare you away. Cliffside views and 5,000-square-feet of event space are attractive perks to any Chicago winter wedding venue. Add in the soaring ceilings and surrounding forest, and you’ve got a space that truly is one of a kind. This mansion is also ideal for hosting a themed wedding where guests come dressed as their favorite movie character or figure from a certain time period.
7. Make memories at this classic venue with a stage and vintage bar
This spacious event venue boasts, “It’s [our] job to make you look good.” We all want to impress our guests with the ultimate venue choice, whether you’re the bride, a family member, or wedding planner. And this space will make your event a roaring success with an on-site staff member, staging kitchen, and plenty of provided chairs.
The venue’s wedding package also comes with a planning meeting to address any questions before the special day and discuss logistics. Of note: you are required to buy drinks through their bar, which can be purchased by guests individually or through the venue’s bar package.
8. Have a blast in this contemporary loft in the industrial corridor of West Town
This loft is not only beautiful, it also comes with amenities galore. Any venue that comes with a vintage photo booth automatically becomes a favorite among Chicago winter wedding venues. Plus, you’ll get use of the projection screen, wireless microphones, and custom bar. Can you feel the celebratory vibes already?
9. Celebrate in a vibrant loft with skyline views
Built in 1872, this former furniture factory has become repurposed as a gorgeous event venue. The massive skylight and maple flooring are original to the space while a modern kitchen and technology are relatively new additions. Invite up to 200 guests to enjoy the space with you. Be captivated by one of the best views of all Chicago winter wedding venues.