Known for its low-key culture and its architectural marvels, the Windy City is a great place to get married. With so many different types of venue options to choose from, it can definitely get a little overwhelming deciding on what aesthetic you want your venue to have. If you’re obsessed with stunning skyline views and more intimate settings, here are 5 awesome loft wedding venues in Chicago that are bound to impress!
Located near the Westside of Chicago, the City View Loft sure lives up to its name with its stunning skyline views! Large 13 ft. timber beams and ceilings combined with an amazing open concept floor plan make this venue easy to transform into your perfect vision. City View Loft also offers valet parking, making the evening stress free for your guest. Currently City View Loft offers the use of their own amazing in-house catering team LM Catering and if you have guests with Kosher needs they’re happy to exclusively work with Danziger Kosher Catering.
Capacity: 150 guests
Typical cost: Rental starting from $5,000-$7,500. Contact City View Loft for their complete pricing!
Bonus: Security is included for all events, beginning 30 minutes before your event start time through 30 minutes after your event end time!
You might recognize the Creativo Loft from our 5 of the Best Small Wedding Venues in Chicago article. This venue is so good, no list of loft wedding venues in Chicago would be complete without it. With its original hardwood floors dating back to 1887 and its towering 16 ft tin ceilings, this venue has all of the rustic charm you could ever want. During the day natural light is abundant and in the evening northeast skylines twinkle thanks to all of the 14ft windows in this venue. All this while remaining a very intimate setting—Creativo Loft specializes in small intimate weddings and elopements!
Capacity: 60-100 guests depending on how you have the space configured.
Typical Cost: $6,300-$8,700, with all-inclusive packages.
Bonus: This venue is a one-stop-shop for all your wedding needs!
Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, the award-winning Floating World Gallery offers a unique venue option. Used primarily as an art gallery, it is full of classic and contemporary Japanese art, but this space can be transformed into your perfect modern urban wedding venue. Although Floating World Gallery is a more intimate venue, you definitely get your money’s worth in the amount of services that they provide! 17 banquet tables, 150 oak folding chairs, free public and street parking, preferred vendor list, on-site storage for floral arrangements and music equipment are all available for you to use!
Capacity: About 152 guests
Typical Cost: Between $2,000-$5,000
Bonus: Free public and street parking!
Looking for a wedding venue that’s not only beautiful, but also sustainable too? Well look no further: Greenhouse Loft is the perfect venue for you! Located in the Green Exchange, a Platinum LEED-certified building in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, Greenhouse Loft is dedicated to ensuring that your wedding is as low waste and green as possible. Stunning floor-to-ceiling energy efficient windows not only help regulate temperatures inside, but they also allow for all the natural light to come in! The venue’s kitchen and green room/bridal suite are right off the main space and their Ultimate Photo Booth portrait studio is adjacent to the venue, making it the perfect spot for your guests to get goofy and snap some of their own photos!
Capacity: 170-200 guests
Typical Cost: $4,000-$7,200
Bonus: Greenhouse Loft is a proud member of the Green Wedding Alliance, be sure to visit their site for more info on how this venue is sustainable!
Want a wedding venue that has both indoor and outdoor options? Lacuna might just be the place for you! Their infamous Skydeck is located up on the rooftop giving you breathtaking views of Chicago’s skyline as your ceremony backdrop. If you’re concerned about weather or would rather have your wedding indoors, then Lacuna’s Blank Canvas Gallery might be perfect for you. Large southeast facing windows fill the space with plenty of natural light, while the exposed brick walls, hardwood floors and timber beams give the space a rustic industrial feel. Couples rave about how smoothly their wedding days have gone thanks to the Lacuna team!
Capacity: You can fit 150-700 guests depending on which event space you choose and how you configure it!
Typical Cost: $3,000-$7,500
Bonus: They have their own in-house catering team!
Loft on Lake is not just one of the Best Small Wedding Venues in Chicago, it’s also one of the top loft venues in the Windy City! Located in the West Loop area of Chicago, it might just be the perfect loft wedding venue for you. Exposed brick walls and large timber beams give this industrial space a warm rustic feel, while their 65-foot skylight makes the space seem very luxurious! This venue is complete with a full chef’s kitchen for preparing all your wedding day foods, a nice lounge area for your guests to relax, and a wonderful bridal suite for you and your wedding party to get ready together!
Capacity: 175 guests
Typical Cost: $5,000-$6,000 with rentals included!
Bonus: Loft on Lake has an awesome team that will help make your wedding stress free.
Also located in Chicago’s trendy West Loop area, Room 1520 is the perfect venue if you’re looking for something with a bit more of a modern elegance. This historical loft has painted white brick walls and large portrait windows that make this space feel bright, airy, and extremely spacious! Room 1520 comes with a fully stocked bar and it is furnished with velvet everything. All this gives the space the perfect modern feel! The cool thing about this venue is that you can customize how the draping is done and create the perfect floor plan that’s best suited for your wedding’s events. Room 1520 also provides an off-duty police officer for security purposes for up to 7 hours of your day, and if additional hours are needed you can book those for $35/hr.
Capacity: about 150 guests
Typical Cost: $7,000-$12,900
Bonus: Room 1520 is excited to now offer their own top shelf bar packages!