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Next up on our venue spotlight is a legendary venue here in Chicago. If you missed last weeks spotlight on Galleria Marchetti, check it out here. Engagement Season is in full swing and so many couples are beginning their wedding planning process. That’s why we will be highlighting some of our favorite venues on the blog in the next few weeks. Make sure to tune in every Wednesday as we highlight Chicago’s hottest wedding venues.
Venue: Chicago History Museum
Capacity: 300 people with seated dinner & DJ
Location: Lincoln Park
The Chicago History Museum is the essence of class and elegance. On top of its’ historic charm and beauty, the location could not be more ideal for a Chicago wedding. The ceremony is placed between a lush garden and cathedral steps which lead right into the museum, the perfect entrance and exit for a wedding party. The main ballroom is classic and neutral with the most beautiful molding you’ve ever seen. The chandeliers and checkered dance floor are a must see as well!
As stunning as the space is itself, given the tall ceilings, we always recommend some tall arrangements to really bring texture and a ‘WOW’ factor when your guests walk into the space. For your tables, a mixture of rounds and rectangles is our favorite style. Last, but not least, textured/colored votives are a must because of the “no flame” policy. No worries though, we have plenty of choices 🙂
A wrought iron gate covered in greenery was the perfect backdrop to Kara and Matthew’s outdoor August wedding. Kara’s vision came to life at Architectural Artifacts in front of a stunning, oversized stone wall. A combination of classic flowers with organic textures created a romantic atmosphere at the rustic-chic venue.
Kara’s bouquet was filled with blush garden roses, succulents, white roses, peach lisianthus, white ranunculus, astrantia, seeded eucalyptus, olive, dusty miller, and spray roses. Matthew wore a boutonniere of white ranunculus and olive.
Wasabi Photography took such beautiful photos of the day, here is a snapshot below:
Happy New Year! With engagement Season in full swing and so many couples beginning their wedding planning process, we will be highlighting some of our favorite venues on the blog in the next few weeks. Make sure to tune in every Wednesday as we highlight Chicago’s hottest wedding venues.
Venue: Galleria Marchetti – The Pavilion
Capacity: 450 people seated with stage & dance floor
Location: River West // Erie & Halstead
The Pavilion at Galleria Marchetti has been one of our favorite venues to work at this past year. It’s location and beauty makes it the perfect spot for a romantic Chicago wedding. The East Courtyard is a stunning outdoor ceremony spot; it is a secret garden in the middle of the city. Guests enter through iron gates to the ceremony or straight into your cocktail hour. The tented pavilion is heated or air-conditioned depending on the time of year and is light, bright, and dreamy.
The ceremony site is absolutely beautiful, but hanging chandeliers in the pergola can really take it to the next level. We also highly recommend draping (as seen below), if chandeliers are not your thing. In the pavilion, we love to see tall arrangements. The height added to the room gives texture and warmth to the space. Bringing in a pop of color goes a long way in this space (even if it’s just with greenery)!
Photo by: Two Birds Photography
Photos by: Christy Tyler Photography
Photos by: Gerber and Scarpelli Photography