The Empress Banquets WEDDING PHOTOS

The Empress Banquets Wedding Photos

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Begin Your 'Forever Together' In A Chic Wedding Setting At Chicago's The Empress Banquets

When two lovebirds decide to start their journey together, whether they want to twirl around a giant and chic dance floor of a grand ballroom, or escape to the lush green countryside and celebrate an intimate wedding day, whatever be the kind of wedding they want for themselves, it tells a lot about their unique personalities. Finding a wedding venue in Illinois that can resonate with the unique personalities of a couple and make it sparkle manifold on their wedding day, is easy as this Midwestern State is filled with classic wedding venues that can make a couple shine like a diamond on their big day.

Chicago, the heartbeat of Illinois, can be the best choice for hosting your wedding in the 'Prairie State'. However, punctuated by farmlands, forests, rolling hills, and breathtaking natural beauty, with the Pristine Mississippi River and Lake Michigan adorning their presence, Illinois's beautiful countryside can lend a fresh breath to Chicago couples who are looking to get away from the big city’s cacophony and begin their new chapter of romance amidst tranquility and natural beauty.

If you are a Chicago couple who is looking to find the perfect wedding venue to host your wedding in your exclusive style in a peaceful setting while not missing out on any wedding amenity, then the suburban and village wedding venues in the Chicago Metropolitan area can make all your dreams come true. The Empress Banquets wedding venue located in Addison, Illinois features remodeled modern wedding facilities in an urban loft setting with sophisticated decor and exceptional settings to host your dream wedding.

The stunning Chicago wedding venue features easy accessibility for your loved ones, as it is located within less than a 30 minutes drive from Downtown Chicago. And for all your out of town guests, the feasibility is unmatched as this wedding venue is within a 20 minutes drive from the O'Hare International Airport and features ample parking and state-of-art amenities. The serene atmosphere of this classic wedding venue can be a natural retreat for you and your love along with all your friends and family, to make your big day even more memorable for everyone. They have a seating guest capacity of up to 700, that makes it a perfect wedding venue in Chicago suburbs, that can host both luxurious and extravagant weddings as well as intimate gatherings, however you choose to host your wedding day.

The Empress Banquets wedding venue has been serving Chicagoland for over 35 years with their exceptional insights about the wedding industry and transforming Chicago couples' big and little dreams into reality. There are many outdoor and indoor wedding event spaces in this suburban Chicago wedding venue filled with elegant and intricate decor that look like a dream in Chicago wedding photography. 

The Grand Ballroom features sophisticated elements and plush furniture, along with crystal chandeliers evoking a warm glow in its surrounding and dreamy drapes, that is loved by our Chicago wedding photographers to capture the precious moments on your special day. The vitrified flooring, the natural palette walls, the shiny silverware and cutleries, and the floor-to-ceiling windows weave a chic urban dream on your wedding day. This indoor wedding event space is perfect for your wedding reception. 

The main lobby area has a grand staircase and glass walls, punctuated by dreamy chandeliers, that can be the perfect spot for couple photography in Chicago. The flexibility offered by this suburban Chicago traditional wedding venue when it comes to choosing your wedding decor can range from choosing the kind of silverware to the type of drapes you want, making it highly personalized and exclusive for a couple in Chicago. 

You can choose the pristine and artistic grounds as your outdoor wedding event space to host your wedding ceremony. Overlooking the quaint village of Addison, this wedding venue in suburban Chicago features old-world charm and an urban vibe all at once. Choose the tree-lined pathways and lush green landscaped grounds for your wedding photography in Chicago, and fill your wedding album with couple portraits that look postcard-ready. The expansive wedding ceremony features a European gazebo standing right in the middle of the well-manicured grounds that lights up like a magical dream if you fancy golden hour photography. The wildflowers and towering trees surrounding this outdoor wedding event space offer incredible photo opportunities from vantage points for our wedding photographers in Chicago.

From choosing your own live entertainment vendor to arranging your special decorations and delicious wedding menu, the on-site wedding experts and planners can arrange your own customized wedding package catering to all your personal needs for your special day. With a hands-on attitude for wedding planning to execution, the in-house experts of The Empress Banquets wedding venue are teamed with a keen sense of natural instincts for arranging every big and little detail for your wedding day. From mouth-watering catering services to floral arrangements and special decorations, you can count on them for a memorable experience.

Loved by wedding and engagement photographers near Chicago, this destination offers access to many surrounding landmarks and interesting places for your Chicago wedding photography. Going by its location in the village of Addison, Chicago Metropolitan area, the options for ‘couple photography’ destinations in Illinois remain endless. You can plan a day trip with our engagement photographers in the Chicago Metropolitan area and visit all the historic and popular tourist destinations of Chicago, Illinois, and celebrate the vibe of the city like never before. Being a local Chicago couple you must have visited these places throughout our lives however visiting with your BAE to commemorate your Chicago engagement photography session will be a fun and romantic experience altogether.

You can arrive early at your wedding venue before the wedding activities start and after your wedding reception ends, and visit the following places with our wedding photographers in Chicago to bring in exclusive and diverse elements for your wedding photography session. For the nature-loving couple, Addison village in Chicago can be an unusual experience for wedding photography because of its wide plethora of photographic destinations. You can visit Lake Manor Park, hike in the natural trails of Wood Dale Grove Forest Preserve, and catch trout in the Cricket Creek County Forest Preserve. These waterfront areas weave a breathtaking scenic backdrop for your wedding photography in Chicago along with rustic and historic Fischer Farm, located nearby, that can bring in vintage and countryside elements to the photography session.

Before going for the big honeymoon, you and your love can visit all the famous destinations of Chicago, and let our professional photographers capture unforgettable ‘couple portraits’, to create an outstanding wedding album. The Windy City lying along the shores of Lake Michigan has to offer numerous interesting architecture and vibrant cultural backdrops for your couple photography session. You can start your day with the world-class museum known as The Art Institute of Chicago, featuring a diverse collection of art and sculpture from all around the world. No list of famous destinations in Chicago is complete without mentioning Crown Fountain and the Cloud Gate, also known as 'The Bean', in the Millennium Park, which is a part of Grant Park in Downtown Chicago. It is situated in the Loop, one of the most famous neighborhoods in Illinois.

One of Chicago's most popular tourist destinations, the Navy Pier, featuring 150 ft. Ferris wheel and a historic carousel, along with many attractions, gardens, shops, and restaurants, overlooking the pristine Lake Michigan is an unmatched location for photography. Followed by this you can visit the beautiful Buckingham Fountain, located in the famous Grant Park, and one of the largest mountains in the world designed in the period's iconic Art Deco style. Once known as the world's tallest office block, Willis Tower SkyDeck or Sears Tower can give you a bird's eye view of Chicago's impressive architecture in its skyline from its observation deck located at the 103rd floor. Another observation deck 360 Chicago, gracing the John Hancock Center, on the 94th floor can give you a panoramic view of the beautiful Chicago skyline. For the history enthusiast couples, the famous Field Museum of Natural History might be a point of delight for their Chicago engagement photography session because of its expansive biological and anthropological collections.

The historic Chicago Riverwalk and Lakefront Trail, that runs through the heart of the city parallel to the tranquil banks of Chicago River, and the six-mile green stretch of Lincoln Park, at the edge of Lake Michigan, can bring beautiful waterfront panoramic views for your engagement photography in Chicago. The Lincoln Park Zoo and Garfield Park Conservatory, are greenhouse oases right in the heart of Chicago, that can weave a relaxed vibe on your engagement photographs. The Chicago Theatre which was originally built in 1920 can bring in an iconic and dramatic effect for your photo backgrounds, along with night photography in Michigan Avenue and the Magnificent Mile which is loved by our couple photographers in Chicago. If you are a fan of jazz, head to the popular Green Mill, in uptown Chicago and catch live jazz scenes and snap a picture in front of the iconic Green Mill marquee. When your day comes to an end, you can visit the Goose Island Beer Company Tour, one of the most well-known breweries in the nation, and raise a toast to your new beginnings.

The Empress Banquets

200 East Lake Street
Addison, IL   60101
(630) 589-0299

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