Couples who are planning a wedding in Chicago, Illinois have a number of locations to choose from. While some couples choose to get married in a traditional or contemporary atmosphere, others are looking for a romantic spot to say “I do.” Chicago offers several options for romantic wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Chicago Botanic Garden
Located right outside the city in Glencoe, Illinois, the Chicago Botanic Garden is a popular location for romantic weddings due to the overwhelming amount of floral displays and greenery. The beautiful garden setting provides a romantic environment for the bride, groom and guests. The Chicago Botanic Garden covers 385 acres and features three native habitats and 24 display gardens. It is also positioned on nine unique islands, surrounded by lakes.
Couples are required to have their wedding reception at the Chicago Botanic Garden if they are having their ceremony there. Those couples who only want to have their reception at the Chicago Botanic Garden may do so. The venue offers catering for the reception and allows photography at any area of the garden, although areas cannot be reserved. In case of bad weather, the Chicago Botanic Garden offers backup tents or indoor spaces.
Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Rd. Glencoe, IL 60022 847-835-5440 chicago-botanic.org
Lincoln Park Conservatory
The Lincoln Park Conservatory, located right in the heart of the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, is another popular location for romantic weddings. Just west of the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Lincoln Park Conservatory and attached gardens provide couples with a romantic atmosphere for their big day.
Couples can choose to have their wedding ceremony or reception in the outdoor gardens or indoors in the conservatory. The beautiful outdoor setting is also a popular spot for the bridal party to take photographs. Those who wish to have their ceremony or reception at the Lincoln Park Conservatory should reserve well in advance, as the location can book up quickly.
Lincoln Park Conservatory 2400 N. Stockton Dr. Chicago, IL 60614 312-742-7736 chicagoparkdistrict.com
Located at the home of the 1933-1934 World’s Fair, Promontory Point is a romantic wedding location that provides couples and guests with a beautiful view of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan, both of which are only steps away. Couples can choose to have their wedding ceremony and reception indoors or outdoors on the veranda. Besides being an ideal location for weddings, the picturesque views at Promontory Point are perfect for photographers. Promontory Point only offers the wedding venue; couples must choose their own vendors for food and music.
Promontory Point 5491 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60614 312-742-4847 chicagoparkdistrict.com