Chicago is a city that is bursting with life and art, but, just a short way outside of the city are some incredible areas that are just as amazing as the city. If you are getting ready to walk down the aisle, you will definitely not want to miss out on the Chicago suburbs wedding venues. 

The many suburbs will give you and your partner a unique vibe to your wedding. Plus, being so close to the city means it is really easy for friends and family from out of town to come in for your wedding and enjoy some time exploring new areas! 

So, if this sounds like it is right up your alley, let’s take a look at some of the best Chicago suburbs wedding venues for your big day. 

Chicago Suburbs Wedding Venues 


Cantigny is a beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding venue in Wheaton spanning acres of beautiful gardens and water. The entire property is stunning and can accommodate anywhere from 60 to 250 guests between their different location options. 

When it comes to your ceremony, you can tie the knot in one of five different locations: the East Lawn, Prairie View, Rose Garden, South Grove, or the Rock Garden. These spots can hold anywhere from 200 to 400 guests making it perfect for even larger weddings! 

If the weather takes a turn for the worse, they do also have indoor options that you can choose from. These are guaranteed if you booked a reception at the venue as well! 

Speaking of receptions, the party can continue in a few different locations. You have Le Jardin which boasts massive windows, an open patio and room for up to 230 guests. There is also the Red Oak Room which is a bit more intimate (maxing out at 150 guests) and overlooks the golf course on the property. Finally, you have the Woodside Pavilion. This tented reception area has everything you need from bathrooms to a patio to chandeliers above! 

Close-up of a bride's hands holding a vibrant wedding bouquet featuring dark reds, pinks, and lush greenery, with her white lace wedding gown partially visible

Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum is a beautiful place for a nature filled wedding right in Lisle. Whether you are looking for something a bit more intimate, or you are planning a grand wedding, there are options for you all across the property. 

For outdoor weddings and receptions, they have three different areas you can choose from. If you want something a bit smaller and more secluded, you can head over to the Fragrance Garden. Or you can go over to Meadow Point and say I do right in front of a beautiful lake! 

If you are looking for indoor options, they also have so many amazing spots to choose from. There are five different indoor locations accommodating anywhere from 60 to 300 guests for your ceremony and reception. 

The Arbor Room and the Firefly Pavilion also offer options for indoor and outdoor spaces all in one! 

Two women, one in a sleeveless white gown and the other in a long-sleeved lace wedding dress, smiling and holding hands in a sunny park

The Drake Oak Brook, Autograph Collection

The Drake Oak Brook is a beautiful, luxury wedding venue that is an all in one venue. Not only are you and your guests able to stay right at the property, but you also get some amazing locations for your wedding. 

From the grand fountain outside to the beautiful ballrooms inside, each part of this venue is better than the last. Not only that, but they can also accommodate 500+ guests in some areas of the venue! 

For your wedding, you’ll work with their in-house chefs to create your perfect menu. You also get a complimentary room the night of your wedding as well as indoor and outdoor options for your wedding ceremony! 

A joyful wedding scene with the bride laughing and covering her mouth, surrounded by bridesmaids in patterned dresses, and groomsmen in the background facing them

Warehouse: 109

For a more unique wedding venue, you have to check out Warehouse: 109 in Plainfield. This warehouse turned event space is such a cool place to host your wedding and has so many amazing touches throughout. 

The venue itself is very open and flexible so you can really customize the space  for your wedding day. There is around 4,000 square feet of space inside with another 2,000 square feet of space outside. 

The venue also features some really unique things like a wall of antique motorcycles, a full vintage style bar, and an Airstream that they have converted into a lounge. They also have a ton of other rentals that you can get to make your night unforgettable like a photobooth, an outdoor bar, and even a tattoo bar cart!

A couple holding hands while they say their vows during their wedding.

The Haight 

The Haight is a Chicago suburbs wedding venue rich in history. The building it is located in was built all the way back in ​​1890 when it was the Elgin Storage and Transfer Company. Today, it has been restored and still holds so much of that original charm with exposed brick and beams throughout. 

The venue spans 12,000 square feet so there is plenty of room for you and up to 220 guests. The venue has two different levels to it, making it easy to transform during the wedding without causing too much of a scene, and a rooftop deck. 

If that hasn’t convinced you yet, you also get private access to the venue for 12 hours, there are two private suites for you and your partner to get ready, three (yes three) different bars, and custom built tables! 

This space really has the perfect combination of old school industrial with all the modern accommodations that you and your partner would want.

A bride and groom sharing a kiss on the lips, with guests in semi-formal attire looking on, in front of a door framed by lush greenery and a wreath.

Armour House 

The Armour House is an interesting wedding venue because it is actually part of the Lake Forest Academy Boarding School. This house dates back to the early 1900s and is around 29,000 square feet. 

Some of the best features of this venue are the outdoor ceremony location and the grand staircase. 

When it comes to saying I do, you can walk along the beautiful grass outside the house to their amazing garden area. Not only are you surrounded by a perfectly manicured landscape, but you’ll also have a massive fountain as the backdrop for your ceremony. 

Once you are ready to kick the reception off, you and your partner can descend down the grand staircase into the main hall to get the party started. The venue can also hold up to 260 guests so it has plenty of space for all of your family and friends. 

In addition to the venue itself, they also have an in-house caterer who will work with you to create a menu that is perfect for you and your partner as well as getting ready suites for both of you to use before the wedding! 

A bride, holding a bouquet, smiling next to a groom in glasses and a bow tie, with guests in formal attire in the background

Tuscany Falls

Finally, we have Tuscany Falls. This is a beautiful wedding venue in the southwest suburb of Mokena. 

For your ceremony, there are three different spots throughout the venue that you can choose from. You can opt to keep everything in the same room and have your ceremony in the reception hall. The open floor plan allows for your ceremony and reception to be set up simultaneously. 

If you are looking for outdoor options, you can choose from their Courtyard or the Gazebo. The Courtyard has a beautiful stone wall and fireplace as your backdrop with greenery all around the sides to add a bit of life to the area. 

The Gazebo on the other hand is a solid granite gazebo that is so beautiful. You also get the amazing stone wall behind and the area is surrounded by plants to add a bit of color to the area. The Courtyard can accommodate up to 75 guests for your ceremony and the Gazebo and host 55. 

Once you have tied the knot, you can head inside to the banquet space to dance the night away. Here you’ll find beautiful chandeliers and tons of space for you and your guests to celebrate together. There is also a grand staircase at the venue that is perfect for pictures! 

A close up of a newlywed couple during their first dance at their reception.

Final Thoughts on Wedding Venues in the Chicago Suburbs

Just a short distance from the city, the Chicago suburbs wedding venues do not disappoint and have so much to offer. If you are looking for something a bit different, these venues are the perfect option without requiring a ton of travel. 

Now that you have the venue checked off of your list, the next step is to find the perfect photographer. I’d love to be a part of capturing your dream wedding day! 

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