Unique Wedding Venues on Chicago’s North Shore
Congratulations! You popped the question (or you said yes) and celebrated with friends and family. Now it’s time to start planning the big day. Finding your perfect venue can help set the tone for so many other decisions you’ll have to make, but it can feel overwhelming when tasked with finding a location that has everything on your wishlist. Fortunately, Chicago’s North Shore has a variety of unique venues, so you’re sure to find the right spot for you and your future spouse. Whether you envision a rooftop ceremony with city views or want your guests to bowl during the reception, these venues are not only gorgeous but also provide great amenities. Below you will find some spectacular options and to see the full list of unique and beautiful venues avalaible on the North Shore, click here.
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Grove National Historic Landmark
1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview
The Grove in Glenview is home to Redfield Estate, a venue that can host both indoor and outdoor events for two to 125 guests. Inside, guests can gather around the fireplace or make their way to the loft in the Great Room, while outside they’ll find a covered pavilion complete with a fireplace and a nearby gazebo. Plus, Redfield Estate boasts multiple awards and recognitions, including The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2019. Find complete information and details here.
Winnetka Community House
The Grove National Historic Landmark, Glenview
620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka
Not only is Winnetka Community House the place for fun family events, fitness classes, and sports programs, it's also a gorgeous wedding venue. The Garden Room (doesn't that just sound romantic?) is large enough for 75 to 200 guests plus a dance floor, and Catered By Design, the Winnetka Community House's exclusive caterer and Bride's Choice Award Winner for Best Wedding Planner by WeddingWire, will make sure your guests are wowed by your menu. Learn more and request information here.
Chevy Chase Country Club
Winnetka Community House, Winnetka
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling
This country club has various facilities for weddings and events. The Grand Ballroom is perfect for weddings with 150-500 guests and features a bridal suite, outdoor terrace, and horseshoe bar. For gorgeous views of the grounds, try the Devonshire Room, which can accommodate 50-280 guests. And the Gable Bar and Grill is a more intimate option (30-75 guests) that still includes both indoor and outdoor space. The Grand Ballroom and Devonshire Room also feature various multimedia options to complete your perfect day. Plus, Chevy Chase Country Club has been recognized by WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 and The Knot Best of Weddings 2019. Bookings are filling up fast, so learn more and contact the club here.
Halim Time and Glass Museum
Chevy Chase Country Club, Wheeling
1560 Oak Ave., Evanston
Impress your guests by hosting your wedding at this stunning museum. The Halim Time and Glass Museum offers various rooms for any size wedding. The largest space, The Wisteria Room, is perfect for elegant affairs and features a stained glass dome and Tiffany landscape and portrait windows, as well as bar, dance floor, and kitchen. For those dreaming of an outdoor wedding, the Rooftop Garden offers views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Other facility options include the Treasures of Tiffany Gallery, Garden Room, and Museum Cafe Gallery, all smaller spaces but equally as elegant. Learn more and contact the museum's events team here.
Halim Time and Glass Museum, Evanston
1150 Willow Road, Northbrook
Your guests are guaranteed to have a blast at your wedding when bowling and bocce are on the agenda. Pinstripes’ ballroom can seat up to 200 guests, plus you’ll find private reception rooms and an outdoor patio with fire pit. Pinstripes will also take care of food in-house, so whether you want a buffet or family-style dinner, both will feature delicious Italian fare. Pinstripes has won two The Knot Best of Weddings picks and is WeddingWire rated. Start planning your big day here.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
At Chicago Botanic Garden, your wedding decor is pretty much already taken care of thanks to the gorgeous grounds. In fact, it's such a stunning setting that weddings here warrant they're own Instagram page (a must-follow!). Chicago Botanic Garden is also a past WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards winner. With a variety of menu packages and locations throughout the garden where you can hold your ceremony and reception, you'll want to start planning ASAP. Learn more and contact the garden here.
Crystal Ballroom Evanston
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe; Photo from Chicago Botanic Garden
529 Davis St., Evanston
This event space in downtown Evanston was recently restored, but still features its original 1920s charm. The two-story ballroom can accommodate 250-350 guests depending on the type of event and includes a lounge area and cocktail space (Crystal Ballroom prides itself on being "highly flexible" so you can create the best floor plan for your wedding). You'll also be able to work with the on-site director and culinary team, and this venue is WeddingWire rated. Take a virtual tour and start planning here.
Crystal Ballroom, Evanston
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