Somewhere in the quaint village of Willowbrook, away from the pandemonium of the busy city life, lies a dreamland that vows to give you a memorable wedding that’ll be remembered for generations to come. Uniquely characterized by a gorgeous set of banquet halls with spectacular interiors. A Classic Chicago wedding is what Ashton Place promises to all the newly-engaged couples of the Chicago region who are looking for a dream wedding venue which is a great blend of romance, elegance, and natural beauty.
Located just a 24-minute drive from Downtown Chicago, Ashton Place is conveniently placed not too far away from the main city, but still away from the hustle-bustle of it. This spectacular Chicago wedding venue houses four banquet halls where you choose to have your ceremony and reception along with gorgeous connected bridal suites. Ashton Place can host a maximum of 800 guests and has been serving the newly engaged couples of Chicago for over two decades. Not only that, but Ashton Place also serves newly engaged couples based in the suburbs of Chicago like Northbrook, Wilmette, Winnetka, Clarendon Hills, Naperville, Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Evanston, and many more.
So how have you always envisioned your wedding to be like? Have you always wished to say your wedding vows in a lavish hall? Or maybe you’ve always wanted a classic black-tie wedding surrounded by elegance and grandeur. Whatever it may be, however, you might have dreamt of having your wedding, Ashton Place makes it all possible. Promising an all year long beauty, from the blooming summers to the misty winters, the perpetual charm of this wedding venue in Chicago is bound to leave you awestruck. From the vibrance of a spring-summer wedding to the warmth of a fall-winter wedding, Ashton Place provides an unforgettably romantic wedding experience.
For any newly engaged couple, deciding how to celebrate the day they start their life as one family is one of the most important decisions ever. There are so many things that go on in planning a wedding. From the date and time that suits not just you both, but your family and friends as well, that perfect invite which will set the tone for your wedding, deciding about little and big things for your special day, and finally the big day itself. The decor, your bridal gown, the bridesmaids’ dresses, and the food are just a few of the most important things to be considered. Making a wedding checklist is a great way to start with it.
The wedding venue is one of the most crucial things to be considered for your wedding day. A perfect wedding venue not only makes your wedding dreams come alive but also says a lot about your personality as a couple. Chicago is a city that’s rich in history, and our Chicago wedding photographers love to incorporate it into your Chicago wedding photography to make it unique and soulful. A photographer’s delight, Ashton Place is a wonderful place to transform the magic of romance, wedding celebrations, history, and the soul of your love story into the most precious wedding keepsake of your big day - your wedding photos. Looking every bit like a work of art, your Ashton Place wedding photography would be your portal to hop back into time and relive your wedding day whenever you want. Let’s give you some insight into the wedding facilities at Ashton Place.
This wedding venue in Willowbrook, in Chicago’s southern suburbs, makes a perfect impression right from the beginning. As soon as you enter, you are greeted by a foyer. The foyer shines in all its glory with immaculate flooring and gorgeous staircases. It is a great spot for capturing your wedding portraits with your family and friends. It’s also a great place to have some romantic post-wedding photography too. The two-story lobby and entrance are absolute favorites of our Chicago wedding photographers. The place calls for some memorable photos to be captured. You could have your first look photos taken here if you are planning on doing it. The magnificence of the grand staircases blends with the glamor of the interiors perfectly. The foyer is also great to have portraits with bridesmaids and groomsmen. The beginning of the day makes the freshest look for everyone! So undeniably becomes the time to capture some flawless wedding portraits. The grandeur of the entrance matches the elegance and sophistication of finely dressed bridesmaids and dashing groomsmen.
Now coming to the event spaces at Ashton Place - the spectacular wedding venue will impress you with the abundance of beauty and opulence. This magnificent wedding venue houses various elegant ballrooms. The ballrooms flaunt lush interiors with sparkling chandeliers and beautiful drapes. The decor offers some beautiful backdrops for your Chicago wedding photography. Couples can decorate their own wedding as per their styles and desires. So all the newly engaged couples can put on their creative hats to find the perfect theme that suits their wedding dreams. And let’s tell you, there is a whole new world out there! You could pick from various themes to suit the wedding season, wedding mood, special dates like Valentine’s Day, festivities like Christmas or Thanksgiving, wedding colors of the season or mood, and so much more. If you wish to have a nature-inspired wedding, you could bring the outdoors in by including some greenery in your indoors also. Click here for more ideas. And if your’s happens to be a winter wedding, you could bring in more contrasting colors. Take a cue from our blog on introducing festive winter colors and greenery to your wedding.
The ballrooms are adorned with modern touches that make for chic interiors. Grand is an understatement. The ballrooms are ornamented with sparkling chandeliers that are eloquent in grandeur. They are adorned with high ceilings and beautiful chandeliers and immaculate looking carpets, and tasteful design elements that add glitzy glams to it. And to add that perfect wedding zing, you can throw in some glitter! What better occasion to have some glitter around than a wedding? For more inspiration on how to up the glam quotient with a dash of glitter, click here.
This amazing Chicago wedding venue also houses great dancing spaces. You could have your dance in any one of the banquet halls. Watch yourselves get immersed in the romantic feel of your first dance as a newly-wed couple in a perfect ambiance. The dance floor is appealing enough for everyone to come on board and shake a leg. And it’s this moment that it all comes down to, from your first meeting to this very moment! Trust our Chicago wedding photographer to impeccably frame your love story coupled with the elegant charm of interiors and beauty of the outdoors and capture all the wedding shenanigans.
Ashton Place also houses beautiful bridal suites and groomsmen rooms. The bridal suites are adorned with shining granite and marble and have an attached lofted balcony and are directly connected to the banquet halls. Therefore, you can mark a grand entry! You can walk into the wedding ceremony like how you always wanted to, a princess, with all eyes on you, looking with every bit of awe! If you are looking for more wedding entry inspiration, click here for ideas.
Ashton Place has a lot of options for both pre-wedding ceremony photography and post-wedding photography. From the staircases in the foyer to the gorgeous bridal suites you’ll find beauty in every nook and cranny! After the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds can escape to the grounds for a romantic photoshoot. Or when all your guests are busy enjoying themselves, you and your spouse (ahem!) can sneak out for a bit! How about stealing a few moments just for yourselves. Take to the foyer and let our wedding photographers capture the effervescence of your new-found marital status. We absolutely love for the bride and the groom to find some solitude to let the magical feeling of being newly married sink in. And as you both cherish those precious moments, your wedding photo album would get the most romantic photos of the day. If your wedding is in the winter months, you can dress accordingly. How about wearing a faux fur shrug as you venture into the outdoors? You could venture out to the garden for more serene wedding photography backdrops! You could even have your family portraits shot in the outdoors. It’s a perfect place to have adorable photos taken with your father before the wedding ceremony. For more inspo on wedding photography with fathers, check out our blog.
When it comes to post-wedding photography, you could even hop to various nearby locations. It’s Chicago after all! The city boasts spectacular architecture and nature bites. And we are glad to bring you a compiled list of nearby locations where your post-wedding photography will be a trendsetter! Places like Adler Planetarium, Blackwell Forest Reserve, Herrick Lane, Lake Katherine, Whalon Lake, Naperville Riverwalk, Lakefront Trail, Cantigny Gardens and Park, and North Avenue Beach offer some of the most amazing backdrops for stunning Chicago post-wedding photography. and an iconic Chicago engagement photography. However, we’ll take you through some quintessential Chicago photography locations where you can head to for some stellar wedding photos. So, whether it is an on-the-way-to-your-wedding photoshoot and you shoot on the way to Ashton Place or a post-wedding photoshoot where you shoot on the way back, either way, these locations are a great idea! Moreover, these locations are a great idea for pre-wedding photography as well!
Located about 28 minutes away from the wedding venue, Milton Lee Olive Park is everything that one desires as a backdrop to their romantic photos. This Chicago engagement location is a photographer’s delight and is an equally great post-wedding location in Chicago. The Chicago Skyline, the iconic John Hancock building, the beach, and Navy Pier are just a few of the wonders here that set the most romantic backdrops, even more at night. So an after-party or no after-party, Milton Lee Olive Park is a must-visit for your post-wedding photos.
Located around 27 minutes from Ashton Place, Millennium Park is home to various unique photo ops. A state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design, and art make the Millennium Park a great place to shoot your romantic post-wedding photos. The place is a hub of photo ops! Starting at the iconic the Cloud Gate (the Bean), then covering the Lurie Garden, and walking down to the lake - the POA is flawless! The Millennium Park is even better after sunset as the place is a glittering wonderland that looks surreal in photos. The city lights form an uber glamorous backdrop to your Millennium Park post-wedding photography.
Located just 28 minutes from the wedding venue, this location promises that quintessential Chicago feels, with high rises of Downtown Chicago all around you. La Salle Street is mostly recommended for a weekend wedding when all the offices are closed and the area is relatively less crowded. However, if you happen to be getting married on a weekday, we would advise you to get here after work hours for a more relaxed post-wedding photo session.
This looks ultimate in Chicago wedding photography. Your wedding dreams just came alive in the whimsical city of Chicago, there’s no better way to shout it out to the world than the iconic Chicago Theater sign shining right behind you, in all its glory. This landmark of a spot is located within the EL and belongs to the Chicago Theater established in 1920. It’s equivalent to six-stories and a post-wedding photoshoot at the Chicago Theater conveys your love story that bloomed in this amazing city. This gorgeous post-wedding photo session location is located only 28 minutes away from the wedding venue.
This spot is also roughly a 26-minute drive from the wedding venue. Fun Fact - the Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world! Located in the middle of Grant Park, the fountain is built in a rococo wedding cake style, and inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles. And when the fountain lights up after sunset, it is a sight to behold! It also forms one of the most romantic backdrops for post-wedding photography in Chicago. It is fondly remembered as the fountain that was featured in the iconic American sitcoms, Married with Children. It painted such a romantic picture on the television screens back then! And to date, we absolutely love the magic that this fountain creates, be it during the day or night!
The symbolic skyline of Chicago is considered to be one of the most beautiful backdrops for pre-wedding and post-wedding photoshoots. The spectacular views of the skyline can be absorbed from various locations like the Riverfront Walk, the Cloud Gate, Grant Park, Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Adler Planetarium, Millenium Park and Navy Pier. The golden hour is a perfect time for the romantic Chicago skyline photography! Let our Chicago wedding photographer capture the gorgeous tones of sky enveloping you both in a warm hug of love as you share an intimate moment reveling in your happiest day! The city lights in the distance add whimsical glamor to your romantic post-wedding photos, making the photos light up in surreality! If you are capturing the skyline along with the gorgeous Lake Michigan, the spectacular backdrop of breathtaking landscape and pristine water add to the myriad beauty of the moments.
Finally, to capture the soul of Chicago, nothing compares to the Chicago RiverWalk. This uber-romantic place is located about 28 minutes from Ashton Place. Right in the heart of Downtown Chicago, there lies a gem of a walkway, which stretches for 1.2 miles along the south bank of the Chicago River. You might have been to the Chicago Riverwalk, but on your wedding day, it’ll feel like a totally different experience. The place buzzes with people, waterfront cafes and restaurants, wineries, museums, all of which means - a lot of people around. Therefore, we have the perfect location to have a quiet and romantic post-wedding photography. Right before the river flows into Lake Michigan, a paved path, that lies on the northeast side of the river and is adorned with wrought iron benches and cast iron lamp posts. That magic spot is the answer to your super romantic post-wedding photoshoot which has a heartbeat of the mighty Chicago River!
All of the above-mentioned locations are less than or close to a half-an-hour drive from Ashton Place. Therefore, reaching these spots shouldn’t be much of a problem. In fact, it's a great way to have your wedding day extended and revel in the feeling of being the most celebrated people that day! Whether you get your post-wedding photo session at one of these locations or the wedding venue, our professional wedding photographers will create magic with their lenses. Your love story and wedding day will be captured as things keep unfolding throughout your big day. Ashton Place is the perfect place to celebrate the happiest day of your lives and to create memories that will last for you a lifetime. It is an excellent blend of style and natural beauty for the kind of wedding that you have always dreamt of! Witness our Chicago wedding photographers capture all the nuances, raw emotions, every little tear, every joy accompanied by smiles and laughter, and relive your wedding day anytime you want!
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341 75th Street
Willowbrook, IL 60527