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11 Dreamy Outdoor Chicago Wedding Venues

Let’s face it. When the weather is nice in Chicago, we all want to be outside, so it is no surprise that there a ton of beautiful outdoor wedding venues in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs. 

If you are dreaming of a gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony, here are some of my absolute favorite outdoor wedding venues in Chicago.

GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY

address : 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624

website : www.garfieldconservatory.org

If you stalk my blog, you will know that this spot is one of my fav, fav, fav locations in Chicago. Besides the gorgeous grounds that make it an amazing location for an outdoor ceremony, Garfield Park Conservatory has a gorgeous rain back up location — so you won’t be disappointed if you have to go to plan B.

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IVY ROOM

address : 12 E Ohio St # 100, Chicago, IL 60611

website : www.ivyroomchicago.com

If you have a thing for ivy, then this Chicago wedding venue is out of your dreams. Your guests can enjoy cocktail hour in the courtyard which feels like a hidden escape in River North.

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GALLERIA MARCHETTI

address : 825 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60642

website : www.galleriamarchetti.com

The garden at Galleria Marchetti is like a secret garden in the city and their gorgeous reception space will have your guests feeling so special.

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GREENHOUSE LOFT

address : 2545 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

website : www.greenhouseloftweddings.com

If you love neutrals in a modern space, Greenhouse Loft will steal your heart. This venue has a gorgeous outdoor space nestled in between a brick courtyard. Your reception space has floor to ceiling windows so even when you go inside for dinner, you still feel like you are in that beautiful courtyard.

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DANADA HOUSE

address : 3S501 Naperville Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189

website : www.danadahouse.com

This charming historic house and property in Wheaton boasts a gorgeous outdoor ceremony, lush grounds for photos and a beautiful indoor area for dinner.

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CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN

address : 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022

website : www.chicagobotanic.org

I don’t think I can gush about how MAGICAL this place is. It is gorgeous any time of year and each of the outdoor gardens is prettier than the next. Your guests will be in awe of all the beauty around you.

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EMERSON CREEK POTTERY + TEAROOM

address : 5126 Stephens Rd, Oswego, IL 60543

website : https://www.emersoncreek.com/

If you are looking for the feel of being in the middle of nowhere but not wanting to travel too far, Emerson Creek is your jam. It has touches of a rustic farm while being glammed up hosting cocktail hour inside a cute white barn. 

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ARMOUR HOUSE

address : 1500 W. Kennedy Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

website : www.armourhousecatering.com

When you enter this property at the Armour House you feel like you have been transported to a charming garden on the grounds of a stunning mansion. Your outdoor ceremony will be nestled in the gardens and your guests will enjoy cocktails on the beautiful porch before slipping into the mansion for dinner and dancing.

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CUNEO MANSION

address : 1350 Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

website : www.luc.edu/cuneo/weddings

This historic Italianate mansion with 100 landscaped acres is charming and oh-so-magical. Between photos around the property and inside the mansion to a beautiful backdrop for your outdoor ceremony to a huge ballroom for your reception, this venue is gorgeous.

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MORTON ARBORETUM

address : 4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL 60532

website : www.mortonarb.org/

There are so many options at Morton Arboretum when it comes to having your wedding here, but I love ceremonies outdoors in the rose gardens and on this beautiful lawn. And you can explore the miles upon miles of beauty here for all of your wedding photos (and let me tell, you there are SO many gorgeous spots).

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ADLER PLANETARIUM

address : 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

websitehttps://www.adlerplanetarium.org/private-events

If you want to have a ceremony with the best skyline view of Chicago, Adler Planetarium is going to be the perfect venue for your outdoor wedding. I mean … the views of Chicago are like nowhere else and your guests can even enjoy the Navy Pier fireworks if your wedding is on Saturday in the summer 

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Having an outdoor wedding in Chicago or elsewhere? I’d LOVE to hear from you! Visit my contact page or email us at hello@brittanybekas.com.

 

 

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First time to the blog? Hi, I am Brittany, and I am a fine art film photographer specializing in lifestyle wedding and family photography. I travel worldwide photographing beautiful weddings, engagements, and families, and most of the time you can find me in Chicago, Naples (Southwest Florida), and Las Vegas. My light and airy editing style and candid, joyful photos are what I am best known for. Interested in working together? Contact the studio for more information.  

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