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Gar Hall

Gar Hall is a room on the north side of the Cultural Center that is used for Justice of the Peace ceremonies or can be rented out for larger events. Perfect view of city skyline. Floor to ceiling arching windows. Ceremony Site Information Gar Hall, Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St Chicago, IL 60602...

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Newberry Library

With its grand staircase, architectural details, and spacious halls, this historic venue offers a distinctive gathering place for special occasions. The library was built in 1893. The newly redecorated, spacious Ruggles Hall has large windows facing both Washington Square Park and Dearborn Parkway. A fully maintained Steinway grand piano graces a corner of the room....

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Cafe Brauer

Café Brauer (also known as the South Pond Refectory) is a restaurant building and official landmark located on the grounds of Lincoln Park Zoo. It was designed by Dwight H. Perkins and completed in 1908. The building, known for its green roof, red bricks, second floor ballroom, and lagoon-side setting, has been called “an outstanding...

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Armour House

The Armour House, at Lake Forest Academy, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This prestigiously located Italian Villa combines old world charm with a contemporary style. Ceremony Site Information Armour House 1500 West Kennedy Rd Lake Forest, IL 60045 847-615-3219 http://www.armourhouse.com Contributing Photographers zrWeddings

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Hyatt Regency O’Hare

This hotel offers gorgeous modern decor and room for grand events. Ceremony Site Information Hyatt Regency O’Hare 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue Rosemont, IL, 60018 847-696-1234 Hyatt Website Contributing Photographers Liesl Diesel

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Zed451

An urban yet earthly environment.  Private and intimate. Ceremony Site Information ZED451 739 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60610 312-266-6691 http://www.zed451.com Contributing Photographers Liesl Diesel

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South Shore Cultural Center

The South Shore Cultural Center (formerly the South Shore Country Club) is a cultural facility that has been recognized as a Chicago Landmark (2004) and is also listed on the National Register (1975). This cultural haven was founded in 1905 and later rebuilt in 1916. With its magnificent country club-like interior, this facility is housed...

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Adler Planetarium

The museum setting, with its spectacular views of the Chicago skyline, offers an exciting departure from other city alternatives. Cafe Gallileo’s is the premier event space at the Adler, with sweeping view of the city’s glorious skyline and an artful combination of history and contemporary design. The area is approximately 2,240 square feet. Enjoy unparalleled...

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The Arts Club of Chicago

The Arts Club of Chicago exhibits international contemporary art. It was founded in 1916 and presented Pablo Picasso’s first United States showing. The Vinci/Hamp Architects, Inc. designed building at 201 E. Ontario Street opened in 1997. It houses the famous Mies van der Rohe designed steel staircase preserved from the demolition of the club’s former...

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The Ivy Room at Tree Studios

A modern oasis in the heart of River North at Medinah Tree Studios, just two blocks from the Magnificent Mile, The Ivy Room embodies a history of artistic elegance. The ballroom windows offer picturesque views of the courtyard garden, transforming every event into an extraordinary experience. THE TREE STUDIOS and its historic annexes were workshops...

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Independence Grove

Independence Grove, Lake County’s newest “natural treasure”, is located approximately 2.5 miles west of IL-294 at the IL-137 exit, in north suburban Libertyville. This lovely 1100-acre preserve contains a beautiful indoor/ outdoor special event facility (Audubon Hall), an outdoor event pavilion (North Bay Pavilion) and a stunning Native Garden, all of which have been built...

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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

The 4,320 square foot Wolf Point Ballroom can accommodate a large wedding party, with elegant charm and unmatched views of Chicago. The Sauganash Ballroom is 7,605 square feet, and can accommodate up to 450 guests. Ceremony Site Information Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza 350 West Mart Center Drive Chicago, IL 60654 312-836-5000 http://www.martplaza.com Contributing Photographers...

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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Spectacular events are second nature to us!  Your event will be magnificent at the Notebaert Nature Museum. Conveniently located in the heart of Lincoln Park, with incomparable views of Chicago’s skyline and North Pond, the Museum is the perfect backdrop for your special event. Ceremony Site Information Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Drive...

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Museum of Contemporary Art

Create a lifetime of memories at the MCA. Whether you want an elegant formal affair, a contemporary celebration, or a commitment ceremony the MCA’s flexible and unique spaces will make your event a masterpiece. And the MCA’s convenient downtown location is ideal for out-of-town guests. Easily transformed to reflect your personality and vision, the MCA’s...

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Brookfield Zoo

Married in a Zoo?  Brookfield Zoo offers a vast range of both ceremony and reception sites will add a very different twist to your wedding day plans.  Brookfield Zoo’s lush grounds and tranquil settings form a lovely–and completely unique–backdrop for your special day. Ceremony Site Information Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st Street Brookfield, IL 60304 708-688-8000...

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