My Favorite Wedding Venues


With hundreds of amazing venues in Chicago and the suburbs to choose from, it can be a tough choice to pick your dream venue! Today I’ll be sharing with you my favorite wedding venues to capture events and beautiful weddings at (so far, this list is going to grow I’m sure). Enjoy!

Firehouse Chicago

When it comes to gorgeous Chicago wedding venues, I had to start with the intimate and adorable Firehouse Chicago! This venue is a gorgeous location that offers a beautiful garden space for intimate outdoor ceremonies, ivy-covered walls with a classic staircase (perfect for a first looks and portraits) as well as an indoor space with gorgeous farmhouse doors for an indoor ceremony and dinner space! An added bonus is the amazing porch lined with ivy (also great for first looks) and the beautiful getting ready space!

Lacuna Artist Lofts

Take amazing art installations, open gallery spaces, natural light, a rooftop ceremony area, the Chicago skyline and you’ve got Lacuna Artist Lofts! After having a natural light studio in this space for 2 years, I absolutely love capturing weddings and events at Lacuna! This space offers 5 floors filled with unique art, a neighborhood filled with fun and funky locations for bridal portraits and a beautiful rooftop view perfect for a skyline photo, cocktail hour and sunset portraits!

Ovation Chicago

There isn’t anything that I don’t love about this amazing space! Beyond the open spacial structure that works as a ceremony, cocktail hour and dance floor, the light and colors of this venue make it truly a stunning location for an event or wedding day!


The Lehmann Mansion

I absolutely love this classic space! To start, this mansion offers unlimited options for portraits and indoor getting ready spaces. The classic columns greet guests as they enter, followed by a beautiful garden space for cocktail hour, an outdoor ceremony location and indoor location as a backup. Beyond spaces for portraits and ceremonies, this venue offers a large reception space full of natural light with a gorgeous tent! Added bonus, this venue has parking :)


Northfolk Farm

This wedding location is nothing but romantic! From it’s maple tree lined roads, gorgeous vintage stables and a ceremony space overlooking the fields; this location is one of my favorites! From spring to fall, this space offers so many options for portraits, ceremony locations and first look locations! Images second shot for Ed & Aileen Photography.

Lots more to come as this list is sure to grow!