A remarkable “and they lived happily ever after” story always starts with a gorgeous event space that narrates your love story. Whether you are a Chicago bride or just want the city to be the canvas of your wedding day painting, hardly matters. What matters is the city to get hitched in, way before the wedding venue! Isn’t it a location that makes a wedding venue special?! And don’t you think that it’s all the visible and invisible features of the land such as crowd, the climate and weather, the flora and fauna, the skylines and skyscrapers, the sunsets and sunrises, the babbling oceans, majestic rivers and quaint lakes, and the buildings and monuments that landscape a city tastefully, adding to the city’s aesthetic appeal and making it what it is. Located in the Midwest along the Great Lakes shoreline, Chicago is home to many parks, playgrounds, nature and bird sanctuaries, fields for soccer, football, lacrosse, and more, field houses, tennis courts, swimming pools, beaches, 26 miles of open lakefront, and whatnot. America’s third-largest city with a population of nearly three million people, Chicago is loved not only for its beauty peeping through the city's magnificent architecture, vast preserved green and open spaces but also for its breathtaking sunsets and enchanting skylines, our favorite view of Chicago’s city skyline for the backdrop of couples photos is Adler Planetarium. Bustling with majestic beaches, ice rinks, and bike paths, the Windy City has no shortage of outdoor recreation as well for Chicagoans and Chicago loving couples.
Referred to affectionately as the Second City, Chicago is still sprawling with many elegant pockets and plenty of historic interest. There are tons of glamorous venues to choose from for a Chicago wedding, so it stands to reason that this is the most popular place in the state to tie the knot according to The Knot 2015 Real Wedding Study. One of the two most popular wedding cities (the other one is Rockford) in Illinois, Chicago not only has a great collection of different types of wedding venues but also has a lot to do while you are out for your pre-wedding photo sessions, post-wedding photography sessions or even engagement photoshoots with an au courant wedding or engagement photographer. Click here to know about the interesting things you can do in Chicago and add fun to your Chicago wedding photo sessions. With the entire Chicago metro area surrounded by a 210-mile nature trail complete with Cook County Forest Preserve campsites and lakes, you have unlimited options to pose for your wedding photoshoots. Home to Lakefront Trail, Chicago Riverwalk (Ahan! We love to shoot newly engaged couples here with wonderful elements such as the beautiful bridge and the gorgeous river in the backdrop), this gorgeous city will have you lost in its local nature! To know what are the other locations that we love to incorporate into couples’ engagement photography, click here. And here are some seasonal prop-related ideas we love to implement in your engagement photos. Whether it’s a travel-themed engagement session, baseball-themed engagement photoshoot of the sports-themed engagement photography, photo props can be as subtle as a seasonal cue from your engagement location to something as lively as your cute doggo.
Whether you want a quiet waterfront union, a rustic barn party, or an elegant celebration in a world-class luxury hotel, you can make your Chicago, Illinois wedding visions a reality. By choosing Chicago to tie the knot, you can be sure that you are already on the right track to your dream wedding venue. And that dream venue to host the happiest day of your life could be the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus! Begin your fairytale at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook, Illinois, a breathtaking wedding venue that will recreate a magical setting for your special occasion.
Peacefully sitting in Oak Brook, Illinois, on 88 acres of natural forest preserve, Hyatt Lodge is the premier wedding venue that can host your intimate wedding as well as a grand wedding in the most perfect way on its beautiful event spaces. Small or large, this Chicago wedding venue can accommodate your wedding with any guest list. And the best part is- the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus is tucked away just 20 minutes from Chicago, yet close enough to anything your guests could need. Whether you choose its well-manicured spectacular grounds, luxurious ballrooms, or ravishing patio for your ‘I Do’ moment, your wedding is going to be unforgettable! Overlooking a perfect lake and forest preserve grounds, Boasting 47,000 square feet of flexible function space, inclusive of the Conference Center, featuring both indoor and outdoor venues decked up with sweeping views through floor-to-ceiling windows, this gorgeous Oak Brook wedding venue is a retreat for couples and Chicago wedding photographers alike. Sitting waterside of a tranquil lake, Hyatt Lodge wedding venue has the Prairie Ballroom with room space to accommodate your up to 300 guests. Located just off the lobby, this is Hyatt Lodge’s largest event room featuring air walls that allow it to be separated into 4 equal sections with a central access corridor. Host your indoor wedding ceremony in the Prairie Ballroom A or B that overlooks the lake and watch your near and dear ones getting swooned over panoramic views of the glistening lake and majestic forests peeking through its large floor-to-ceiling windows. Let our Chicago suburbs wedding photographers capture your indoor wedding party amidst the magic created by natural light and golden light dripping from the spectacular chandeliers!
You can also opt for the enchanting space featured by the Grand Oaks Pavilion for your outdoor ceremony and magical wedding photos. The adjacent outdoor garden terrace that seats up to 200 guests, serves a breathtaking setting for your cocktail hour. Meet your guests and have photos with each of them before one of our wedding photographers steals you and your sweetheart for some stunning golden hour couple photography at the terrace while it’s time to sign off for the sun. Let the sun fill your unison with myriad golden sunshine and take your singlehood with him! Steal a kiss with your BAE here and have our digital artist preserve the moment in the most romantic frame! This picture-perfect moment is one of our must-have wedding photos. After our wedding photographer has had a bagful of sunset shots to adorn your living room walls later, you could rope in your bridesmaids and groomsmen for some fun bridal party photography in the garden. Don’t worry, our second photographer (if you have booked two) would be there to make sure you have all the essential wedding photos in your wedding albums. From detail shots to the father-daughter wedding dance photos and mother-son wedding dance portraits, with hiring more than one wedding photographer you won’t miss even a single precious moment on your wedding day.
Only if you want to have an intimate wedding affair with your close friends and family, consider the Q-Room that can accommodate your 60 nearest and dearest. The private patio of this room is perfect for a small gathering or cocktail hour. We love the patio for photo ops that it offers to create amazing wedding photography of the newly wedded couple! This room has a certain je ne sais quoi that makes it popular amongst city brides!
The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus understands what brides and grooms (mostly brides) want and it’s clearly visible in every nook and cranny. You can choose any of Hyatt Lodge’s charming suites as your and your gal pals’ headquarters (bridal suite) to get ready for your groom. From the mother of the bride zipping up her daughter’s dress to the groom’s father fixing his son’s bowtie, there are so many sweet family moments that happen behind the doors of the getting-ready rooms. But with our wedding photo experts in Chicago suburbs, you can keep the worries of losing them at bay. All the precious moments you spend with your loved ones on your wedding day before and after slipping into your glam sequins wedding dress and sparkly wedding shoes and walking down the aisle with your dad to say those heartwarming vows to the love of your life. Every single picture is an important piece of the puzzle without which your wedding album is incomplete. And the getting-ready photos, bridal portraits, wedding dress photos, and mother-daughter wedding photos are a few of them. Allow your lead Chicago wedding photographer to create all these essential pieces of your wedding photo book, and the second shooter to do your groom’s getting-ready session with his groomsmen. Our wedding photographers in and around Chicago love to capture first look photos of the bride and groom. Whether this beautiful moment comes from the couple, their parents, or their bridesmaids- a first look moment is sure to steal everyone’s heart away. Take a peek at a few of our favorite first looks here!
The professional and amicable team of personnel at Hyatt Lodge will make sure every detail of your wedding is meticulously planned from soup to nuts. The upscale services and amenities that they offer include on-site dining options, on-site recreation, valet parking, seating arrangements, set-ups, dance floor and risers, and the last but not the least audio-visual equipment. They treat your wedding guests to a four-course meal with a choice of four different entrees. Their culinary professionals will also offer you with a variety of serving selections, such as stations, displays, plated dinners, seasonal menus, and buffets for your post-wedding brunch. In addition, Hyatt Lodge offers accommodations that allow you and your guests to enjoy their stay in a resort-like setting. Perk? Accommodations include a complimentary guest room for you two as well.
For Hyatt Lodge, every gathering is a special occasion. Whether you are hosting a grand wedding with your hundreds of guests or hosting a private post-wedding brunch or celebrating a personal milestone, their award-winning facilities and expert staff with all their might will help you create the event of your dreams and ensure your event is a memorable success. Book any of their event venues to create the perfect backdrop for your fond memories. Benefit from the complete package, including the assistance of event planning professionals, stunning features and amenities specially designed to enhance your wedding experience. Along with 218 modern guestrooms featuring spa showers and luxurious marble baths.
To bask in the new-found marital bliss, spend a few moments of relaxation with your sweetheart in the complimentary room for brides and grooms, pop a chilled bottle of champagne, smile, rest, and make plans for your big honeymoon. Hyatt Lodge says, “Every couple deserves the wedding and honeymoon of their dreams. Celebrate your special day at Hyatt and earn free nights on your honeymoon.” You may also take advantage of other special offers crafted only for you. If you’re in the mood for adventure and would like to get acquainted with the lush surroundings, go for a stroll and get lost in the lush, green forest stretching over 88 acres. Also, they provide a complimentary shuttle to whisk you away to Oak Brook Mall or venture to area attractions. Click here to know about the nearby attractions where you could head to with your brand new spouse. You may also plan your day-after wedding photo session with our wedding photographer while enjoying the Hyatt Lodge’s hospitality and these interesting places located in the vicinity.
Whether you are a native or new to the area, there is just something about Chicago that draws people of all ages and genders. The Windy City has everything to offer to top off your pre-wedding as well as post-wedding photography. The list of places to go and sights to see in Chicago is a long one and ranges from heading to North Avenue Beach for a day in the sun and water to exploring museums like Field Museum to Al Fresco wining and dining and clubbing in the downtown area of Chicago. Those are only a few snippets of what life is like in Chicago and believe us it has much more to offer. Painted here on our George Street page we see downtown Chicago lit up by the many office buildings, hotels, clubs, and restaurants squeezed into the massive area. It’s easy to get lost amongst the one-way streets and hundreds of places to go, but it’s an exciting kind of overwhelming feeling as opposed to a stressful one. Our backdrop demonstrates how closely packed all of the buildings are, typical of city life.
Not only are we lucky enough to have this Oak Brook wedding venue filled with endless possibilities, but it also rests along the lake which is just as pretty at night as it is during the day. As the sun sets and the moon appears in the top left corner, a magical array of colors splashes over the sky and creates a stunning visual. Photo-op alert for night photography! This seamless sunset portrayal is sure to draw the guests at your event, in the same way, it draws thousands of viewers each night in real life. Explore the sublime grounds and nature preserve and admire the lake views while our team of Chicago wedding photographers frames the best backdrops for your photo shoot. When you’re done with all the planning, choose to spend your spare time discovering the on-site recreation options developed around key amenities and features, including a steam room, fitness center, jogging trails, and a mini spa. Book your wedding at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus and know you will have the wedding of your dreams just 20 minutes from our favorite city and hometown.
2815 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, IL 60523