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North Pond in Lincoln Park is one of the city’s loveliest wedding venues.
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18 Chicago Restaurants That Are Also Great Wedding Venues

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North Pond in Lincoln Park is one of the city’s loveliest wedding venues.
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Wedding planning can be difficult, so allow Eater Chicago to provide an assist. If a traditional banquet hall isn't working out, book those nuptials 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.

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1. Reza's Restaurant

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5255 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 561-1898
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Located on the main shopping strip in Andersonville, Reza’s serves a varied menu of Persian and Mediterranean entrees with plenty of vegetarian options in a comfortable two-story space with plenty of natural sunlight.

2. Volo Restaurant Wine Bar

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2008 W Roscoe St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 348-4600
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This Roscoe Village wine bar has a romantic covered patio and 100-year-old coachhouse that are reserved for weddings and other large events. Chef Stephen Dunne specializes in small plates and hors d’oeuvres that pair well with wine, but the bartenders can also create a signature prosecco for the happy couple. The restaurant has teamed up with Bittersweet Bakery for cakes and other desserts.

3. 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 diners 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.

4. BiXi Beer

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2515 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 904-7368
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Chef Bo Fowler’s Asian-style brewpub has a large, airy second floor and roof deck that can be rented out for large parties and events. Guests can dine on noodles, sandos, snacks, and full entrees, including Fowler’s ssam platter, while sipping beer brewed on-site.

A terrace with checkerboard floors, tables and chairs, and a view of the cityscape.
Bixi Beer’s second floor, including a roof deck, is available for weddings and other events.
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5. The Bristol

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2152 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 862-5555
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The Bristol can accommodate up to 160 wedding guests in its two-story space, which features exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and large windows that let in plenty of natural light, offering many dinner and drink options, all served buffet style.

6. 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 has six separate event spaces that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, both indoors and outdoors, depending on the weather. The restaurant itself specializes in American tavern food, particularly large cuts of meat that are sliced tableside.

A brick building alongside a river with more tall buildings and bridges in the background.
River Roast is right on the Chicago River.
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7. Carnivale

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702 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 850-5005
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Whether the tango, samba, catwalk, flamenco or lambada is the dance for you, Carnivale’s selection of seven colorful Latin American dance themed private rooms cater to dinner parties for 40 or cocktail parties as large as 300 — or rent the entire venue for a sit-down dinner for 500. The menu features South American cuisine, with an emphasis on Argentina and Brazil.

8. Porter Kitchen & Deck

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150 N Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 781-7580
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Located in a shiny skyscraper with equally shiny river views, Porter Kitchen & Deck can accommodate parties as large as 400 people, both indoors and out on the various patios. The catering menu offers an array of options, from a seafood tower and carving station to salads and pasta served family-style, plus a full range of drink options to toast to the happy couple.

A patio along a river with covered tables in the foreground and skyscrapers in the back.
Porter Kitchen & Deck is right on the Chicago River.
Porter Kitchen & Deck

9. City Winery

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1200 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-9463
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The dynamic event space at City Winery in the West Loop can cater to nearly every nuptial need, from an intimate ceremony for 50 or a reception bash for 400. Wines are fermented on-site from grapes imported from the East and West Coasts and South America and are available on tap.

10. Little Goat

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820 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 888-3455
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The Hidden Goat, Little Goat’s second floor private events space and rooftop, was inspired by chef Stephanie Izard’s desire to create “a space that feels like home” and has an 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.

A long table with white dishes and white-backed chairs.
The Hidden Goat is an event space and patio above the Little Goat Diner.
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11. 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 that was inspired by Moorish architecture. There are several configurations to ensure couples have the best space for their party.

An orange-painted room lined with ornate armchairs with Persian rugs on the floor.
The Alhambra Palace contains several Moorish-inspired event spaces.
Alhambra Palace

12. Mercat a la Planxa

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638 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 765-0524
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This chic South Loop restaurant with decor inspired by Barcelona has space for 90 standing guests or 60 seated and serves some of the best tapas in town.

13. The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

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1401 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 786-1401
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Yes, this South Loop landmark was once an actual, functioning firehouse, and its owners have done their best to preserve the original architectural features. The private dining parlors and patios can be configured to accommodate up to 140 guests, and the menu options include passed hors d’oeuvres and a range of meals, from casual to formal.

14. Dusek's

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1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 526-3851
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Located inside Pilsen’s Thalia Hall, Dusek’s serves a menu made from seasonal ingredients and cocktails created by the 16” On Center crew. The space can accommodate up to 90 guests for seated meal or 150 for a standing reception.

Exterior of a stone building with Roman arches and a plate glass storefront window.
Dusek’s in Thalia Hall offers seasonal menus and craft cocktails.
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15. 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 special dish if it really means something special to her.

16. 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, and the casual menu includes appetizers, burgers, salads, and plenty of beer and cocktails.

17. Guaranteed Rate Field

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333 W 35th St
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 674-1000
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For the truly devoted Sox fans, Huntington Bank Stadium Club is available for private parties on non-game days year-round. The space accommodates up to 700 people, and perks include dugout visits and personalized congratulations on the Jumbotron. There are also plenty of wide-screen TVs so no one has to miss a minute of baseball.

A professional baseball stadium with an exploding scoreboard in the background.
Sox Park is also available for nupitals.
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18. The Promontory

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5311 S Lake Park Ave W
Chicago, IL 60615
(312) 801-2100
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This Hyde Park music venue with an enormous four-sided bar is also available for private events of up to 300 people, featuring a full menu of beer, wine, and classic and custom cocktails.

A large room with dramatic ceiling art and several large tables surrounded by chairs.
The Promontory is available for weddings and other private parties.
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1. Reza's Restaurant

5255 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

Located on the main shopping strip in Andersonville, Reza’s serves a varied menu of Persian and Mediterranean entrees with plenty of vegetarian options in a comfortable two-story space with plenty of natural sunlight.

5255 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640

2. Volo Restaurant Wine Bar

2008 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618

This Roscoe Village wine bar has a romantic covered patio and 100-year-old coachhouse that are reserved for weddings and other large events. Chef Stephen Dunne specializes in small plates and hors d’oeuvres that pair well with wine, but the bartenders can also create a signature prosecco for the happy couple. The restaurant has teamed up with Bittersweet Bakery for cakes and other desserts.

2008 W Roscoe St
Chicago, IL 60618

3. North Pond

2610 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614

During the summer months, North Pond opens its floor-to-ceiling doors so diners 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.

2610 N Cannon Dr
Chicago, IL 60614

4. BiXi Beer

2515 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
A terrace with checkerboard floors, tables and chairs, and a view of the cityscape.
Bixi Beer’s second floor, including a roof deck, is available for weddings and other events.
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

Chef Bo Fowler’s Asian-style brewpub has a large, airy second floor and roof deck that can be rented out for large parties and events. Guests can dine on noodles, sandos, snacks, and full entrees, including Fowler’s ssam platter, while sipping beer brewed on-site.

2515 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

5. The Bristol

2152 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

The Bristol can accommodate up to 160 wedding guests in its two-story space, which features exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and large windows that let in plenty of natural light, offering many dinner and drink options, all served buffet style.

2152 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

6. River Roast

315 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654
A brick building alongside a river with more tall buildings and bridges in the background.
River Roast is right on the Chicago River.
Marc Much/Eater Chicago

This sprawling venue along the Chicago River has six separate event spaces that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, both indoors and outdoors, depending on the weather. The restaurant itself specializes in American tavern food, particularly large cuts of meat that are sliced tableside.

315 N La Salle Dr
Chicago, IL 60654

7. Carnivale

702 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60661

Whether the tango, samba, catwalk, flamenco or lambada is the dance for you, Carnivale’s selection of seven colorful Latin American dance themed private rooms cater to dinner parties for 40 or cocktail parties as large as 300 — or rent the entire venue for a sit-down dinner for 500. The menu features South American cuisine, with an emphasis on Argentina and Brazil.

702 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60661

8. Porter Kitchen & Deck

150 N Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606
A patio along a river with covered tables in the foreground and skyscrapers in the back.
Porter Kitchen & Deck is right on the Chicago River.
Porter Kitchen & Deck

Located in a shiny skyscraper with equally shiny river views, Porter Kitchen & Deck can accommodate parties as large as 400 people, both indoors and out on the various patios. The catering menu offers an array of options, from a seafood tower and carving station to salads and pasta served family-style, plus a full range of drink options to toast to the happy couple.

150 N Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606

9. City Winery

1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

The dynamic event space at City Winery in the West Loop can cater to nearly every nuptial need, from an intimate ceremony for 50 or a reception bash for 400. Wines are fermented on-site from grapes imported from the East and West Coasts and South America and are available on tap.

1200 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

10. Little Goat

820 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
A long table with white dishes and white-backed chairs.
The Hidden Goat is an event space and patio above the Little Goat Diner.
Boka Restaurant Group

The Hidden Goat, Little Goat’s second floor private events space and rooftop, was inspired by chef Stephanie Izard’s desire to create “a space that feels like home” and has an 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.

820 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

11. Alhambra Palace Restaurant

1240 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
An orange-painted room lined with ornate armchairs with Persian rugs on the floor.
The Alhambra Palace contains several Moorish-inspired event spaces.
Alhambra Palace

Find a mix of Middle Eastern and African flavors at this cavernous Randolph Street space that was inspired by Moorish architecture. There are several configurations to ensure couples have the best space for their party.

1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

12. Mercat a la Planxa

638 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

This chic South Loop restaurant with decor inspired by Barcelona has space for 90 standing guests or 60 seated and serves some of the best tapas in town.

638 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

13. The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

1401 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Yes, this South Loop landmark was once an actual, functioning firehouse, and its owners have done their best to preserve the original architectural features. The private dining parlors and patios can be configured to accommodate up to 140 guests, and the menu options include passed hors d’oeuvres and a range of meals, from casual to formal.

1401 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

14. Dusek's

1227 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Exterior of a stone building with Roman arches and a plate glass storefront window.
Dusek’s in Thalia Hall offers seasonal menus and craft cocktails.
Marc Much/Eater Chicago

Located inside Pilsen’s Thalia Hall, Dusek’s serves a menu made from seasonal ingredients and cocktails created by the 16” On Center crew. The space can accommodate up to 90 guests for seated meal or 150 for a standing reception.

1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608

15. Cai

2100 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

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 special dish if it really means something special to her.

2100 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

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16. Reggie's Rock Club

2109 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616

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, and the casual menu includes appetizers, burgers, salads, and plenty of beer and cocktails.

2109 S State St
Chicago, IL 60616

17. Guaranteed Rate Field

333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616
A professional baseball stadium with an exploding scoreboard in the background.
Sox Park is also available for nupitals.
Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

For the truly devoted Sox fans, Huntington Bank Stadium Club is available for private parties on non-game days year-round. The space accommodates up to 700 people, and perks include dugout visits and personalized congratulations on the Jumbotron. There are also plenty of wide-screen TVs so no one has to miss a minute of baseball.

333 W 35th St
Chicago, IL 60616

18. The Promontory

5311 S Lake Park Ave W, Chicago, IL 60615
A large room with dramatic ceiling art and several large tables surrounded by chairs.
The Promontory is available for weddings and other private parties.
Nick Fochtman/Eater Chicago

This Hyde Park music venue with an enormous four-sided bar is also available for private events of up to 300 people, featuring a full menu of beer, wine, and classic and custom cocktails.

5311 S Lake Park Ave W
Chicago, IL 60615

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