By Angela Hazen

Wedding season is upon us, and Chicago brides and grooms have already begun to make their plans to make their big day special for themselves and their guests. But before you make plans for your own wedding, you may want to check out many of the most scenic, most memorable locations possible. Whether you are planning on getting married, or know someone who is, here are some amazing locations to hold your event. But don’t wait too long to choose your place of marriage. Reserve your date well in advance to make sure that you get your most-loved venue.



Galleria Marchetti
825 W. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 563-0495

Galleria Marchetti is a bride’s dream come true right here in Chicago. Imagine your party being entertained in an elegant, elite location that your guests will truly enjoy. If that outdoor wedding you had planned doesn’t work out here, the hosts will be glad to get you and your party indoors so you still have the wedding of your dreams.

The Crystal Gardens At Navy Pier
700 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 595-5436

If your dream wedding encompasses a truly ornate location, look into having your wedding at the Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier. Many people are not aware that this sumptuous location is available to host weddings, and just a visit to see the possible arrangements here could spark dreams of walking down the aisle. A bride and groom can truly make themselves and their guests feel like they are being entertained in a crystal palace.

63rd Street Beach House
6300 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60649
(312) 742-4847

Want the feel of a glamourous beach wedding without leaving the Windy City? Think about holding your wedding at the 63rd Street Beach House, which is an unexpected gem right on Lake Shore Drive. Let you guests enjoy a beautiful beach view while they attend your special day. Plan ahead to make sure that you get to have your dream wedding at the 63rd Street Beach house.



Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
444 Eagle Ridge Drive
Galena, IL 61036
(800) 892-2269

Want the feel of a destination wedding when you’d rather not travel out of the Chicago area? Try the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, which can make your bridesmaids and groomsmen feel like they are on a faraway vacation. Eagle Ridge has it all when it comes to hotel and spa services. Not only is it a wonderful choice to get married, but happy newlyweds may want to spend their honeymoon enjoying the amenities that the resort has.

The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus
2815 Jorie Blvd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 568-1234

The Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook is a scenic retreat that is a well-kept secret in the Chicago suburbs. Most people don’t even know it exists until a wedding invite ends up in their mail. However when guests arrive, they are presently surprised at the lake view and beautiful, rustic look to this amazing location. The service is spectacular and your guests will rave about your wedding here for years to come.

Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at