Small Chicago Wedding Venues for an Intimate Wedding Day

This is a roundup of my favorite choices if you’re a Chicago bride searching for small Chicago wedding venues. Choosing your wedding venue is such an exciting time for a bride and I hope this list brings you some ideas on places to make sure to check out! My biggest tip if you’re in this stage of wedding planning, is to TOUR! You never truly know if a venue is for you until you really experience it in person. Make a list of your top choices, contact the venue or planner, and go see it in person!

Now, onto the list.

The Pendry Chicago | Small Chicago Wedding Venue

The Pendry Chicago is set in a central location in Chicago and is so gorgeous for an elegant, intimate wedding! There are multiple areas you can have your ceremony and the architecture is stunning here!

The Pendry Chicago wedding venue
Photo by the Pendry Chicago

Here is a little excerpt from their website,

“Some days stay with you for a lifetime. This is one of them. Pendry Chicago offers a stunning setting for the wedding of your dreams with its classic Art Deco architecture and design, spacious yet comfortable array of spaces, awe-inspiring Grand Ballrooms, and central city location where the best of Chicago is only steps away for you and your guests to explore. Let our wedding specialists plan the perfect celebration with signature Chicago style every step of the way.” – Pendry Chicago

Warehouse:109 | Chicago Wedding Venue

The Warehouse:109 wedding venue in Chicago is absolutely gorgeous and very unique! They created this venue in an old warehouse and put a unique and cool spin to it. There is a vintage car area along with a lunge created from an old Airstream! It’s a very industrial, unique space to host your Chicago wedding day!

Here is a little excerpt from their website,

“The Wedding Suite at Warehouse 109 offers a comfortable and convenient place for the couple, friends and family to spend the day relaxing and preparing for the big event.  Equipped with a kitchen, private bathroom, dining table, and a living room with a vintage fireplace. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the luxuries of a hair stylist, make-up artist, and of course a glass of champagne!” – Warehouse:109

The Bristol Chicago | Intimate Wedding Venue

The Bristol Chicago is a very unique venue for your Chicago wedding day! It is a New American Restaurant by Chef Larry Feldmeier set in a beautiful multiple story space. It is a gorgeous brick and industrial environment that is perfect for an intimate wedding.

Here is a little bit about the space from their website,

“The Bristol’s private dining room is located on the second floor of the restaurant, providing an intimate gathering space for you and your guests. You will have access to the room through a private staircase. The private dining room provides guests with a private bar, fireplace, two restrooms and coat check. We offer several floor plans and are happy to work with you to design the perfect set up for you and your
– Bristol Chicago

Room 1520 | Illinois Wedding Venue

Room 1520 is absolutely stunning. It is located in the heart of the Chicago West Look neighborhood. They also have another event space inside of Room 1520 called the Justine. The Justine accomodates very small intimate weddings. This venue is so versatile and was voted as one of the best spots to get married in Chicago!

Here is an excerpt from their website,

“Our venue is a spacious, historical loft building that will surround your event with one-of-a-kind details. Towering ceilings; a dramatic, handcrafted staircase; a mirrored, white-washed antique bar; Italian crystal chandeliers; daylight windows; and white exposed brick to mention a few.” – Room 1520

South Branch Tavern Grille | Wedding Venue in Chicago

South Branch Tavern Grille is an amazing restaurant in downtown Chicago that could be a perfect setting for you intimate wedding in the windy city! They also has a five star events teams and they are right off the Chicago river. They have both indoor and outdoor settings as well that you can explore and see which fits your style the best. Not to mention, their food is delicious and your guests will be raving.

Here is an excerpt from their website,

“Our convenient downtown location, five star-rated events team, and variety of spaces will impress groups of all sizes. Our restaurant is nestled along the Chicago River and offers beautiful indoor and outdoor event space that will leave you and your guests smiling. We host groups of 15 to 300 people for thousands of events each year.”

Chicago Wedding Photographer | Allexx B Photography

If you’re in the Chicago area searching for a wedding venue, it can be overwhelming! I’m hopeful that this list helped you narrow down some wonderful spots to check out around the windy city. I would love to be your Chicago wedding photographer. You can check out some wedding galleries and resources over on my blog here. If you’d like to inquire and see if we’d be a great fit for your wedding day, please contact me, here. I cannot wait to hear from you and hear all about your vision for such an intentional and beautiful moment.