7 Gorgeous Wedding Venues in the Chicago Suburbs

Of all of the wedding venues in the Chicago suburbs, you won’t want to miss these 7 gorgeous locations. Read all about their wow factor details and features. Ready, set, go!

Warehouse 109

Plainfield, IL

Known as a “new venue in an old warehouse,” this location is at the top of our list for a reason. It’s super unique with just the right amount of edge thanks to their motorcycle wall, rustic touches (like their old fashioned trucks and trailers) and eclectic details.

The outdoor terrace alone works as a noteworthy centerpiece for your wedding. Imagine cocktail hour or late-night treats with their fire pit and the lounge they built right into an Airstream Bus. Don’t even get us started on the bridal suite. It’s huge and perfect for getting ready photos!

Honestly, you’ll never find a venue like this with its attention to detail and amazing photo ops. Your guests will appreciate the ample parking and if you work with us, we can practically walk there. We live less than 10 minutes away and are super familiar with it! You can see more close-ups on this Warehouse 109 blog post!

Wow factor details

  • An antique motorcycle gallery
  • Vintage bar
  • A lounge area built out of a 1958 Airstream Bus!
  • Fire pit for a little more, well, fire!
  • Bistro lights

Venue features

  • Space for 150 seated guests or receptions with 200 guests
  • Indoor and outdoor space
  • 4,000 square feet
  • Bridal suite with a kitchen, bathroom, dining table, living room and even a fireplace!
  • Catering prep kitchen
  • Full service — food, flowers, staff
  • Bar carts
  • Outdoor heaters
  • White tent, chairs, tables, etc.
  • Lots of parking

Company 251

Aurora, IL

You know that industrial, high-end aesthetic? Company 251 has that Pinterest look! This venue is built to meet your needs with so many options for floor layouts. You can pull off so many styles here from boho to elegant and minimalist to chic! You cannot go wrong with this venue.

Wow factor details

  • High-end aesthetic
  • Nails every Pinterest trend
  • Lighting that hits the room perfectly
  • Designed by a caterer

Venue features

  • White walls and chandeliers
  • Brick facade and inviting entryway
  • Customizable layout

The Haley Mansion

Joliet, IL

Historic and hella grand — you may as well be eloping with the Queen. Marble floors, panoramic views, sparkling chandeliers — your wedding will feel fabulously royal at this Chicago wedding venue, and it’s all in the suburbs.

We love that this venue has it all. Almost like a game of Clue, you’ve got the ballroom, conservatory and the lush grounds all around the mansion. You don’t need to travel to multiple locations on your wedding day. Just do it all in this mansion reserved for you. (We recommend the garden for a ceremony location!)

Upstairs is the vibe for getting ready photos and there’s even a professional gourmet chef on site. The food is OUTSTANDING. Guests will gloat about the time they went to a wedding at The Haley Mansion. You could be the ones spoiling them and yourselves all the while.

Wow factor details

  • Unbeatable first impression with guests rolling up to your own wedding castle
  • Craftsmanship with marble floors, chandeliers, stately columns and more
  • Gourmet food
  • Truly luxurious experience

Venue features

  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony locations
  • Professional chef
  • Manicured grounds
  • Full service — catering staff, flowers, entertainment, planning
  • Oversized guest tables
  • Gold and platinum band china and stemware
  • Air conditioning
  • Lots of parking

Providence Vineyard

Hebron, IL

Bringing California to Chicago, this all white wedding barn is nestled in a vineyard and that’s not the only thing that has us cheering for it. Providence Vineyard also has huge ceilings and all white walls, providing the backdrop for a you-do-you wedding. You can keep it white, add overflowing flowers for a lush look or put your own colorful spin on the location. We love this venue for its perfect sunset (golden hour baby!) photos.

Wow factor details

  • Exclusive with 30 acres of vineyards and rolling hills
  • Outdoor bars with white shiplap (two of them!)
  • A dessert table with stunning antique touches
  • Easy to customize for a trendy look

Venue features

  • Space for 300 guests
  • Custom layout
  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony space
  • Separate groom and bridal suites with their own private bathrooms
  • Catering prep kitchen
  • Lots of parking

The Haight

Elgin, IL

With that speakeasy feel, this Chicago wedding venue is EYE CATCHING! You can do everything here — getting ready, saying those vows and celebrating at the reception! We are all about their cozy feel with mood lighting and industrial backdrops.

It’s intimate, and yet big enough for weddings with 150 guests! Here in Chicago, it works for every season, but that outdoor cocktail area is a gem for yard games if you’re planning a summer wedding. Parking is also super easy even though it’s only 5 minutes away from downtown (which means you can take photos there too!).

Wow factor details

  • Exposed bricks
  • Cozy spacing
  • String lights
  • Rooftop deck
  • Mobile bar
  • Outdoor sound system!

Venue features

  • Space for 150 guests
  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony locations
  • Two private suites
  • Onsite staff and event managers
  • 12,000 square feet

Armour House

Lake Forest, IL

Once upon a time, this venue was a summer house. And now, it’s a wedding venue where dreams come true.

All we need to say is Great Gatsby. That’s the kind of feel you’ll get at the Armour House. Its historical architecture, elegant staircase and stunning gardens will make you feel incredible. It’s exquisite and great for weddings in all seasons.

Wow factor details

  • Meticulous details
  • Romantic charm
  • Fairytale look

Venue features

  • 29,000 square foot mansion
  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony locations
  • Delicious cuisine
  • Classic fountains
  • 170 acres

CD & ME

Frankfort, IL

Their website does not do them justice, but we can promise that this venue is extremely unique! Dark walls, brewing upstairs (yes, built-in attractions!), it’s rustic and with enough room to host super big weddings. We love it in late spring, summer and fall!

You’ve got to take advantage of their firepit in the courtyard! S’mores is a great late night snack and you can cuddle up by the fire.

Wow factor details

  • Modern steel barn
  • A killer atmosphere
  • Built-in brewery
  • Gas firepit

Venue features

  • Space for 350 guests
  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony locations
  • Landscaped courtyards
  • Grand staircase
  • Fountain views

Which one of these wedding venues in the Chicago suburbs caught your eye?

Yeah, we can’t decide either. But if we weren’t already married, we’d be scrambling to book one of these. Or we’d be eloping with the actual Queen in England somewhere.

Looking for a Chicago wedding photographer (or two)? That’s what we do along with wedding videography. And we’ll help you narrow down your venues too for an epic wedding. Contact us here or hit us up on Instagram!

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