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Where Romance Weds Chic - Chateau Bu-Sche' Chicago


Somewhere in the quaint village of Alsip, 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 gorgeous architecture, tranquil air, a swoon-worthy gazebo, lush lawns, and spectacular interiors. A classic Chicago wedding is what the Chateau Bu-Sche' 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 right along the highway (Interstate 294), just half-an-hour from Downtown Chicago, the Chateau Bu-Sche' 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 various event spaces where you can have your ceremony and reception - a gazebo, ballrooms, and atriums. Chateau Bu-Sche' plays host to a maximum of 450 guests. 

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 do you want to be surrounded by the rusticity and beauty of a beautiful gazebo as you do that? 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, Chateau Bu-Sche' 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, Chateau Bu-Sche' provides an unforgettably romantic wedding experience. 

Let’s give you some insight into the wedding facilities at Chateau Bu-Sche'. 

This wedding venue in Alsip, in Chicago’s southern suburbs, spans 25 sprawling acres and includes open spaces and woodlands as well. The French-inspired Chateau 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 a gorgeous fireplace. The fireplace 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 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 rusticity of the fireplace couples with the glamor of the interiors perfectly. The foyer is also great to have portraits with bridesmaids and groomsmen. It’s 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 Chateau Bu-Sche' - 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 windows bring the outside in. The lush landscape of the outdoors not only promises breathtaking views for the guests but also becomes beautiful backdrops for your Chicago wedding photography. To perfectly complement the outdoor views with the indoor setting, you can include some greenery into 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, Crystalane and Tamerlane are ornamented with sparkling chandeliers that are eloquent in grandeur. They are ornamented with glossy, marble flooring shimmering chandeliers, mirrored accent walls, 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? The romantic atriums in these two magnificent and glamorous rooms can fit 200 happy faces for your wedding ceremony and reception. For more inspiration on how to up the glam quotient with the confetti of glitter, click here

The atriums are the showstopper of Chateau Bu-Sche'. It plays a perfect host to all your events - be it the wedding ceremony or reception! The rusticity coupled with the chic design and decor of the atriums makes you feel as if you’ve entered dreamland. The sheer whiteness of it leaves you awestruck and getting married here gives you a married-in-a-heaven-like feel! The atriums are adorned with beautiful white drapes that hang from the ceiling surrounding the glittering chandeliers. It also houses a white piano which makes a great prop for some romantic wedding photography. The huge windows that line the atriums bring the lush outdoors inside and provide amazing backdrops for your dreamy wedding photography. Every atrium in the Chateau is a climate-controlled event space and is ideal for any kind of season. 

For an Al-Fresco wedding ceremony surrounded by the tranquility of nature, Chateau Bu-Sche' can make your dream wedding come alive. If you and your partner want to have an outdoor wedding or an eco-friendly wedding, this gorgeous Chicago wedding venue has just what you are looking for! You can have a wedding ceremony outdoors, against the scenic backdrop of serene nature, just how you imagined in your dreams under a gazebo. A picturesque rustic Creekside Gazebo with a seating guest capacity of 200 and an 85-foot aisle that overlooks the superbly manicured gardens! Rustic-looking benches surround the aisle and it’s a perfect sight for everyone. Chateau Bu-Sche' makes you realize that wedding dreams actually come true. And if you and your partner haven’t had much time to daydream about your wedding, this wedding venue will show you exactly what the wedding dreams are made of! 

This amazing Chicago wedding venue also houses great dancing spaces. As your guests would be enjoying the scrumptious Turkey, Carrots, Potato's Au Gratin in the banquet room, they won’t let you know when the atrium would be turned into a mesmerizing dancing room. You could have your dance in any of the atriums or in the ballrooms. 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.

Chateau Bu-Sche' has a lot of options for both pre-wedding ceremony photography and post-wedding photography. From the lawns and the gazebo to the lake and the bridge, 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 lawns and let our wedding photographers capture the effervescence of your new-found marital status. We totally recommend the bride and the groom to find some solitude to let the magical feeling of being newly married sink in. And while 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? The lawns are too magnificent to ignore, the gorgeous landscapes beg to be included as your 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. For more inspiration on wedding photography with fathers, check out our blog. The golden hour is a perfect time for this momentary elopement! 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 spectacular backdrop of lush landscape and pristine water add to the myriad beauty of the moment. 

When it comes to post-wedding photography, you could even hop to various nearby locations. There are so many options to choose from, and that's got us excited too! And we are glad to bring you a compiled list of nearby locations where your post-wedding photography will be a trendsetter! So, whether it is an on-the-way-to-your-wedding photoshoot and you shoot on the way to Chateau Bu-Sche' 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! 

Millennium Park

Located around half-an-hour away from Chateau Bu-Sche', 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 post-wedding photography.  

Chicago Skyline

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. 

La Salle Street / Board of Trade

This location promises that quintessential Chicago vibe, with high rises of Downtown Chicago all around you. Located just 34 minutes from the wedding venue, 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. 

Chicago Theater

This one is the ultimate spot for 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 doing it at the iconic Chicago Theater sign shining right behind you, in all its glory. This landmark of the 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 30 minutes away from the wedding venue. 

Buckingham Fountain

This spot is also roughly a half-an-hour 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 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! 

Chicago RiverWalk

Finally, to capture the soul of Chicago, nothing compares to the Chicago RiverWalk. Right in the heart of Downtown Chicago, 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!  

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. Chateau Bu-Sche' 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! 

We at George Street Photo and Video provide an exceptionally talented wedding photography team and highly competitive packages, starting from USD 1,500. Click to know more about our wide range of wedding photography and video packages by scheduling an appointment with us!

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11535 S Cicero Ave
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