Planning a Chicago wedding? Congratulations! We’ve noticed more and more Chicago couples are planning outdoor weddings for 2022 and beyond. To help you as you plan your outdoor Chicago wedding, we’ve compiled a brief list of some of our favorite wedding venues in Chicago with outdoor spaces!
(We’re Jacob and Amanda Rousary—married wedding photographer team based in Chicago! We’ve photographed weddings at some incredible Chicago outdoor wedding venues, like our favorites that we’re sharing below.)
Danada House is a marquise wedding venue in Chicagoland. The venue is just a short drive out of the city, located in Wheaton, IL. The Danada House property features a historic mansion, atrium, and several outdoor spaces for weddings and events. Couples can choose to have a fully outdoors wedding, an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception, or a fully indoors wedding. The venue is available yearround with seven ceremony locations, six outdoors and one indoors. You can choose to have a cocktail hour on the patio or inside the historic mansion. We personally love all of the locations on the property of the Danada House. It’s so easy to get beautiful photos from your wedding day in this incredible outdoor space!
Location: Wheaton, IL
Availability: Book up to 24 months out, check for availability here
Cost: Rates vary depending on the day of the week and rental spaces
Orland Chateau is one of Chicagoland’s top wedding venues, located in Orland Park, IL. The wedding venue is family owned and operated and offers all-inclusive packages to help bring your day to life. There are indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and socializing. The outdoor terrace is spacious and beautifully landscaped for an outdoor event. Orland Chateau also offers customizable menus with plated and family style catering options! This venue truly offers everything you need for your wedding day!
Location: Orland Park, IL
Availability: Contact venue for availability
Cost: Request a quote from the venue’s website
The Bedford Park Community Center is located just outside of Chicago in Bedford Park, IL. The community center features a beautiful and spacious banquet hall, along with a quaint outdoor space.
Location: Bedford Park, IL
Availability: Contact Bedford Park District for information on rental availability
The pandemic changed many wedding plans and lots of couples ended up having backyard weddings. We saw some beautiful and creative ways to transform backyards into incredible ceremony and reception spaces. From mismatched ceremony chairs to DIY florals, our clients have found ways to have the full outdoor wedding experience without a large outdoor venue. Check out our Pinterest boards for backyard wedding inspiration! Here are some highlights from backyard weddings:
Chicago is home to so many beautiful wedding venues and some AMAZING wedding vendors. We hope this list gives you ideas on how to find your dream venue! We share helpful advice for planning your Chicago wedding on our blog and Instagram. Follow along for more tips! If you’re in the market for a wedding photographer, reach out to us today to see if we are the right fit.