The world that books help us uncover is sometimes more captivating than reality. For bibliophiles, a dream wedding would most likely be in the company of books. But, what if we told you that there is a library in Chicago that has witnessed a lot of weddings, like any other wedding venue? The only thing different - this isn’t like any other venue! Isn’t it a reason enough to celebrate the most exciting and important day of your life in one of the most reputable independent research libraries in the country: the Newberry Library in Chicago.
This vintage 1893 wedding venue is part of a facility that shares a generous collection of non-circulating rare maps, books, manuscripts, and remarkable exhibits. The entire place is heaven for couples looking for romantic locations with a classic architecture for their Chicago wedding photography.
Imagine being at a bookish dreamland, surrounded by a Romanesque-entryway, Art Nouveau chandelier, a 20-foot ceiling, and a grand marble staircase. How about coming down a grand winding marble staircase, as your partner and guests wait for you downstairs, looking at you in awe! Fairytale-like? Like you are a princess, straight out of one those books in there! The spectacular staircase also makes for an amazing background for your Chicago wedding photographers to click stunning pictures of you and your partner. You could even have your bridesmaids and groomsmen join you here as the setting is perfect for family portraits. The grandness of the setting would reflect gorgeously in your wedding photography.
The Washington Square Park right outside this superb wedding venue is another magnificent location to have your wedding ceremony at. You could say your ‘I Dos’ here in the park, surrounded by the lush green landscape and tranquility! Apart from giving close-to-nature kind of feel, the greens always form a perfect backdrop for wedding photography. So it’s a win-win situation!
This beautiful wedding venue also houses the Ruggles Hall which is an event space boasting dark mahogany walls, herringbone hardwood floor and huge windows overlooking the Washington Square Park. As the sun goes down, the twinkling cityscape and Hancock Center in the backdrop will add a magical effect to the romantic vibes of your special night! How about having the first dance with your partner under the romantic glow of gleaming old-world chandeliers, being surrounded by dim lighting with a glimmer of epic buildings in the backdrop? Dreamy, right? See, we told ya, this library is not like any other!
You could even pose next to the huge antique grandfather clock. Make the time stand still, depicting the union of you both, on that particular day, at that particular time! For more lovely photographs, we recommend heading to the terrace and get some classic glam pictures clicked, portraying the romance between the two of you against the iconic cityscape.
In this dreamy wedding venue, how about sprinkling some timeless fun with a piano? Another perfect spot to click whimsical romantic pictures, you could pose around it elegantly with your sweetheart and let your Chicago wedding photographer work his magic! Can it get any grander than this?
The Newberry Library is a photographer’s delight, exuding photogenicity at every nook and cranny! Share a kiss with your significant other at the entrance, descend the grand staircase gracefully while your guests attend the cocktail reception in the lobby, and experience a formal dinner in the Ruggles Hall. The memories captured by our professional Chicago wedding photographers will be the capstone of your wedding fairy tale.
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