The Best Small Wedding Venues in Chicago for Every Style

The Best Small Wedding Venues in Chicago for Every Style

Small wedding in Chicago

While 2020 has given brides and grooms planning a wedding some new challenges, it has also given them a great opportunity. Couples can now have a more intimate wedding with their very closest family and friends instead of spending time visiting tables of third cousins and their parents’ elementary school friends (whom they’ve never met until now). Small weddings aren’t going anywhere for a while, and here we’re going to spill the tea on our favorite small wedding venues in Chicago for every style.

Classic Luxury:

Small Hotel Wedding Venues in Chicago

Looking for a luxurious experience at a 5-star hotel for your small wedding? Many of Chicago’s top hotels offer small ballrooms that have all of the trimmings of their larger spaces, including chandeliers, upgraded chairs and linens, and beautiful décor. We especially love the petite event spaces at The LanghamWaldorf AstoriaThe Peninsula, and Ritz Carlton.

Langham Hotel small wedding venue in Chicago
From Stephanie & Michael’s Langham Hotel wedding, photo courtesy of Amanda Megan Miller

Industrial:

Intimate Industrial Wedding Venue

Do exposed brick walls and oversized windows set your heart aflutter? How about a rooftop terrace overlooking the city? If so, Loft Lucia is perfect for you. Nestled in the heart of the West Loop, this space marries (no pun intended) urban chic with warmth and light. 

Couple at industrial wedding venue
photo courtesy of T & S Hughes Photography

Hidden Garden:

Garden Wedding Venue

Featuring lush landscaping, a fountain, and private cabanas, Volo’s patio is truly a hidden gem. With an emphasis on small plates and a large wine list, hosting an event here is sure to leave your guests sated on every level.


Food-Focused:

Small Restaurant Wedding Venue in Chicago

Love modern design, stylish details, and fine dining without the fuss? Look no further than the private dining room at Sepia. With a focus on seasonal and sustainable ingredients, the Michelin-star, award-winning cuisine is sure to impress the most particular palettes.  

photo courtesy of T & S Hughes Photography

Modern + Chic:
With its crisp white walls, glass staircase, and vaulted ceiling, Chez screams city sophistication. This venue is literally a black canvas for you to put your personal stamp on. 

Want to hand your small wedding planning over to us? Our Chicago wedding planners love small weddings, and we have all the details planned for you.

Check out our sister company, Essential I Dos, for all-inclusive small wedding experiences in Chicago.

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First image courtesy of Cristina G Photography

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