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21 Great Chicago Restaurants for Your Wedding Day, 2017 Edition

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Wedding planning can be difficult, but allow Eater Chicago to provide an assist. If a traditional banquet hall isn't working out, book your wedding at one of these Chicago restaurants. Don't worry about finding a caterer and venue—these restaurants have great food and beautiful private event spaces. Simplify the process and spend that time searching for the ideal floral display or perfect cufflinks. Listed in alphabetical order.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. City Winery

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1200 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-9463
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Whether seeking an intimate ceremony for 50 or a blowout reception bash for 400, the dynamic event space at City Winery can cater to nearly every nuptial need. In the main dining room, for an audience up to 110, couples can tie the knot in full view of oak aging barrels. Cocktail hour takes place inside Chicago’s only fully functioning winery, where guests enjoy wines on tap along with passed hors d’oeuvres. Also celebrate in the main concert venue where seated dinner and dancing take center stage for up to 200. Or if a less traditional cocktail reception is more appealing, there’s room for 400.
Jason Little

2. Blackbird

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619 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 715-0708
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Walk down the aisle in style inside this James Beard award-winning restaurant for outstanding design (2002), where chef Ryan Pfeiffer's elegant Midwestern cuisine will impress your guests as equally as the ambience. Blackbird is available for full buyouts, complete with a customized tasting menu and wine pairings. The first floor main dining room holds 65 while the second floor private dining room accommodates 48 seated people or 80 for cocktails.
Barry Brecheisen

3. Spiaggia Private Dining Rooms

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980 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-3300
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Above the main dining room, Spiaggia’s private events space offers spectacular views of the Mag Mile from its floor-to-ceiling windows. The space accommodates a sit-down dinner for up to 180 with dancing or a cocktail reception for up to 250.
Marc Much

4. North Pond

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2610 N Cannon Dr
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 477-5845
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During the summer months, North Pond opens its floor-to-ceiling doors so guests can soak in the unparalleled prospect of the pond in Lincoln Park with the Chicago skyline as a backdrop, all in the comfort of the front room’s elegant ambiance and air conditioning. Available to host every step of the celebration, from ceremony to seated dinner, North Pond can be transformed into a spacious venue for up to 90 guests. Couples can customize the menu of their dreams using chef Bruce Sherman's seasonal local ingredients.
Barry Brecheisen

5. Little Goat

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820 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 888-3455
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Above the first floor diner, bakery and coffee shop, Little Goat’s second floor private events space and rooftop, inspired by chef Stephanie Izard’s desire to create “a space that feels like home,” has ambiance that's equally charming and chic. There is room at the dinner table for 40 or space for 70 to mix and mingle. Included in the second floor buyout is the rooftop patio, complete with beautiful views of the Chicago skyline and plenty of space to party.
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6. Zed451

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739 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 266-6691
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Go big or go home is the motto at ZED451, offering 18,000 square-feet of private and semi-private event spaces accommodating 800. With two floors, five private dining rooms, a mezzanine rotunda, fireplace lounge and rooftop patio, the sky truly is the limit.
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7. Sepia

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123 N Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 441-1920
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Care to get married in the prior home to Chicago fashion designer Maria Pinto’s beautiful boutique? If so, welcome Sepia’s stylish next-door neighbor, Private Dining by Sepia, to your wedding radar. The 2200 square-foot space, complete with high ceilings and deep neutral tones, can accommodate a seated dinner for 60 or reception for 100, while the adjacent outdoor patio paves the way for an additional 40 more. When it comes to the food, you can count on James Beard-nominated chef Andrew Zimmerman to create a menu featuring the season’s finest that's fit for your big day.

8. Carnivale

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702 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 850-5005
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Get ready to rumba at Carnivale! Whether the tango, samba, catwalk, flamenco or lambada is the dance for you, Carnivale’s selection of seven (Latin-American dance themed) private rooms cater to dinner parties for 40 or cocktail parties as large as 300. Unable to pick just one Latin-American dance to get down to on your wedding day? No problem. Combine them all in Carnivale’s main dining room, available for a full buy out. No need to cut back on the invite in-list: the space can easily accommodate a sit-down dinner for up to 500 or a flowing reception for more than 1,000.
Carnivale

9. Nacional 27

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325 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 664-2727
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Keeping with Latin theme, Nacional 27 offers couples a uniquely colorful nuptial experience. The circular event space can accommodate a ceremony and seated dinner for 250 or standing cocktail reception for 400.
Nacional 27

10. Revolution Brewing

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2323 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-2739
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Who needs champagne and caviar when you could have craft beer and bacon fat popcorn? At Revolution Brewing, host a celebration for 130 in the Brewers Lounge. For those seeking a more intimate experience, head to the brewery and choose from multiple drink packages.

11. Chop Shop

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2033 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 537-4440
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Chop Shop! Not only a butcher shop, cocktail bar and full-service restaurant, but also a 6,000 square foot multipurpose event space, Chop Shop/1st Ward will blow out your wedding party. 20-foot ceilings, exposed brick walls and an upper level mezzanine surround the completely customizable space, easily able to seat 180 with plenty of space to boogie or entertain up to 400 for a cocktail style reception. Also customizable are the food and drink services with catering options available spanning from passed appetizers to buffet style dinners. If you need more space, you can have it all: the butcher shop, bar, restaurant and outdoor space.
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12. A10

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1462 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 288-1010
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With configurations available from 60 to 100, Matthias Merges' A10 gives wedding parties a great venue over in Hyde Park.
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13. Alhambra Palace Restaurant

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1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 666-9555
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Find a mix of Middle Eastern and African flavors at this cavernous Randolph Street space. There's several configurations to ensure couples have the best space for their party.

14. Baderbrau

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2515 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 890-2728
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Baderbrau, located just south of Lake Shore Drive, near McCormick Place, offers a laid-back and open space for wedding guests. Their beers are low ABV, and they recently began serving food. Their mac and cheese waffle will blow away the food at your best friend's wedding.
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15. Band of Bohemia

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4710 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 271-4710
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This Michelin-starred brewpub has a roomy and gorgeous space that can be rented out in Ravenswood. The kitchen staff specializes in fancy bar food using precise technique.
Band of Bohemia inside Marc Much

16. Cai

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2100 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 326-6888
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Cai's spacious dining room can handle most special requests in Chinatown. They will even let you serve your mother's mapo tofu or other dish if it really means something special to her.
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17. Dusek's

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1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 526-3851
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When coupled with Thalia Hall and Punch House, Dusek's can accommodate 14 to 500 guests in Pilsen. And guests will be treated to some of the best drinks courtesy of the 16" on Center crew.
Marc Much

18. Mercat a la Planxa

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638 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 765-0524
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Mercat in the South Loop can handle up to 130 guests. The recently-renovated restaurant serves some of the best tapas in town.
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19. Mrs Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro

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3905 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 248-3905
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The private room space on the second floor of this North Center restaurant/bar is sunny and provides a pretty backdrop for the day's events. Both levels can be rented out for the reception.
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20. Reggie's Rock Club

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2109 S State St
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 949-0121
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Reggie's is another versatile venue that includes the only roof deck on the South Side. The music venue and restaurant can handle up to 80.
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21. River Roast

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315 N La Salle Dr
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 822-0100
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This sprawling venue along the Chicago River features food from Tony Mantuano. They can accommodate up to 1,200.
River Roast Marc Much

1. City Winery

1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
Jason Little
Whether seeking an intimate ceremony for 50 or a blowout reception bash for 400, the dynamic event space at City Winery can cater to nearly every nuptial need. In the main dining room, for an audience up to 110, couples can tie the knot in full view of oak aging barrels. Cocktail hour takes place inside Chicago’s only fully functioning winery, where guests enjoy wines on tap along with passed hors d’oeuvres. Also celebrate in the main concert venue where seated dinner and dancing take center stage for up to 200. Or if a less traditional cocktail reception is more appealing, there’s room for 400.
1200 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

2. Blackbird

619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661
Barry Brecheisen
Walk down the aisle in style inside this James Beard award-winning restaurant for outstanding design (2002), where chef Ryan Pfeiffer's elegant Midwestern cuisine will impress your guests as equally as the ambience. Blackbird is available for full buyouts, complete with a customized tasting menu and wine pairings. The first floor main dining room holds 65 while the second floor private dining room accommodates 48 seated people or 80 for cocktails.
619 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661

3. Spiaggia Private Dining Rooms

980 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Marc Much
Above the main dining room, Spiaggia’s private events space offers spectacular views of the Mag Mile from its floor-to-ceiling windows. The space accommodates a sit-down dinner for up to 180 with dancing or a cocktail reception for up to 250.
980 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

4. North Pond

2610 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
Barry Brecheisen
During the summer months, North Pond opens its floor-to-ceiling doors so guests can soak in the unparalleled prospect of the pond in Lincoln Park with the Chicago skyline as a backdrop, all in the comfort of the front room’s elegant ambiance and air conditioning. Available to host every step of the celebration, from ceremony to seated dinner, North Pond can be transformed into a spacious venue for up to 90 guests. Couples can customize the menu of their dreams using chef Bruce Sherman's seasonal local ingredients.
2610 N Cannon Dr
Chicago, IL 60614

5. Little Goat

820 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
Boka Restaurant Group
Above the first floor diner, bakery and coffee shop, Little Goat’s second floor private events space and rooftop, inspired by chef Stephanie Izard’s desire to create “a space that feels like home,” has ambiance that's equally charming and chic. There is room at the dinner table for 40 or space for 70 to mix and mingle. Included in the second floor buyout is the rooftop patio, complete with beautiful views of the Chicago skyline and plenty of space to party.
820 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

6. Zed451

739 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Zed 451
Go big or go home is the motto at ZED451, offering 18,000 square-feet of private and semi-private event spaces accommodating 800. With two floors, five private dining rooms, a mezzanine rotunda, fireplace lounge and rooftop patio, the sky truly is the limit.
739 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654

7. Sepia

123 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661
Care to get married in the prior home to Chicago fashion designer Maria Pinto’s beautiful boutique? If so, welcome Sepia’s stylish next-door neighbor, Private Dining by Sepia, to your wedding radar. The 2200 square-foot space, complete with high ceilings and deep neutral tones, can accommodate a seated dinner for 60 or reception for 100, while the adjacent outdoor patio paves the way for an additional 40 more. When it comes to the food, you can count on James Beard-nominated chef Andrew Zimmerman to create a menu featuring the season’s finest that's fit for your big day.
123 N Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661

8. Carnivale

702 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60661
Carnivale
Get ready to rumba at Carnivale! Whether the tango, samba, catwalk, flamenco or lambada is the dance for you, Carnivale’s selection of seven (Latin-American dance themed) private rooms cater to dinner parties for 40 or cocktail parties as large as 300. Unable to pick just one Latin-American dance to get down to on your wedding day? No problem. Combine them all in Carnivale’s main dining room, available for a full buy out. No need to cut back on the invite in-list: the space can easily accommodate a sit-down dinner for up to 500 or a flowing reception for more than 1,000.
702 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60661

9. Nacional 27

325 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654
Nacional 27
Keeping with Latin theme, Nacional 27 offers couples a uniquely colorful nuptial experience. The circular event space can accommodate a ceremony and seated dinner for 250 or standing cocktail reception for 400.
325 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654

10. Revolution Brewing

2323 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Who needs champagne and caviar when you could have craft beer and bacon fat popcorn? At Revolution Brewing, host a celebration for 130 in the Brewers Lounge. For those seeking a more intimate experience, head to the brewery and choose from multiple drink packages.
2323 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

11. Chop Shop

2033 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Chop Shop Provided
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Chop Shop! Not only a butcher shop, cocktail bar and full-service restaurant, but also a 6,000 square foot multipurpose event space, Chop Shop/1st Ward will blow out your wedding party. 20-foot ceilings, exposed brick walls and an upper level mezzanine surround the completely customizable space, easily able to seat 180 with plenty of space to boogie or entertain up to 400 for a cocktail style reception. Also customizable are the food and drink services with catering options available spanning from passed appetizers to buffet style dinners. If you need more space, you can have it all: the butcher shop, bar, restaurant and outdoor space.
2033 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

12. A10

1462 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615
A10 Facebook
With configurations available from 60 to 100, Matthias Merges' A10 gives wedding parties a great venue over in Hyde Park.
1462 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL 60615

13. Alhambra Palace Restaurant

1240 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
Find a mix of Middle Eastern and African flavors at this cavernous Randolph Street space. There's several configurations to ensure couples have the best space for their party.
1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

14. Baderbrau

2515 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
Baderbrau Courtesy of Baderbrau
Baderbrau, located just south of Lake Shore Drive, near McCormick Place, offers a laid-back and open space for wedding guests. Their beers are low ABV, and they recently began serving food. Their mac and cheese waffle will blow away the food at your best friend's wedding.
2515 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

15. Band of Bohemia

4710 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Band of Bohemia inside Marc Much
This Michelin-starred brewpub has a roomy and gorgeous space that can be rented out in Ravenswood. The kitchen staff specializes in fancy bar food using precise technique.
4710 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

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16. Cai

2100 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
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Cai's spacious dining room can handle most special requests in Chinatown. They will even let you serve your mother's mapo tofu or other dish if it really means something special to her.
2100 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

17. Dusek's

1227 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Marc Much
When coupled with Thalia Hall and Punch House, Dusek's can accommodate 14 to 500 guests in Pilsen. And guests will be treated to some of the best drinks courtesy of the 16" on Center crew.
1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608

18. Mercat a la Planxa

638 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Mercat a la Planxa Facebook
Mercat in the South Loop can handle up to 130 guests. The recently-renovated restaurant serves some of the best tapas in town.
638 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

19. Mrs Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro

3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Facebook
The private room space on the second floor of this North Center restaurant/bar is sunny and provides a pretty backdrop for the day's events. Both levels can be rented out for the reception.
3905 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

20. Reggie's Rock Club

2109 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616
reggie's Facebook
Reggie's is another versatile venue that includes the only roof deck on the South Side. The music venue and restaurant can handle up to 80.
2109 S State St
Chicago, IL 60616

21. River Roast

315 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654
River Roast Marc Much
This sprawling venue along the Chicago River features food from Tony Mantuano. They can accommodate up to 1,200.
315 N La Salle Dr
Chicago, IL 60654

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