The Best Small Wedding Venues in Chicago for Every Style
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.
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 Langham, Waldorf Astoria, The Peninsula, and Ritz Carlton.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let us plan your intimate Chicago wedding
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.
Our micro weddings include venue, photography, planning, design, floral & decor, cocktails & cake, officiant, and more! We’ve chosen some of the best wedding vendors in Chicago, and every detail is meticulously planned by us at SQN Events.
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