Choosing your wedding venue is an integral decision of your wedding planning process as the wedding space has the ability to set the tone of your wedding and give your guests some precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. All comes down to your personal preference when you are looking for a wedding venue in Chicago because our Windy City in Illinois is crammed to the brim with wedding venue options, whether you want a traditional wedding venue for your big day or a classic wedding venue.
Filled with famous landmarks, historic hotels, and beautiful banquet halls, Downtown Chicago is home to some of the most beautiful wedding venues in Illinois. More than just an urban spread of cloud high skyscrapers, Downtown Chicago is the heartbeat of Chicago because of the famous Chicago Loop, one of the busiest and vibrant spaces in Illinois filled with eclectic eateries, shops, theaters, and parks. The Loop is the most visited location of Downtown Chicago filled with famous Chicago landmarks like vibrant theater districts, cultural icons, urban spaces, riverfront areas, incredible dining, and shopping hubs along with magnificent historic architectural backdrops.
In the heart of Downtown Chicago, lies one of the prettiest lakefront wedding venues with elegant and quaint wedding spaces, overlooking the breathtaking Lake Michigan. Spiaggia Restaurant is a perfect wedding venue for an intimate wedding and other wedding activities like a cocktail reception, bridal shower, and engagement parties, with a guest account of up to 150. The beautiful wedding venue in Downtown Chicago is surrounded by spectacular views of Lake Michigan through its floor-to-ceiling windows in the various indoor wedding spaces.
Spiaggia Restaurant wedding venue offers a very modern and elegant set-up for weddings in Downtown Chicago for your guests who are greeted by the exquisite black marble pillars and magnificent glass-enclosed wine room in the lobby, giving them a grand feeling the moment they enter to witness your wedding day. The elegant and classic wedding venue in Chicago features both outdoor and indoor wedding spaces that offer panoramic lakefront and cityscape views of Downtown Chicago. The dynamic private dining spaces at Spiaggia wedding venue lend a cozy and romantic feeling for Chicago wedding photography as the urban and chic interior decor looks brilliant in wedding photographs.
You can choose from the various private dining spaces like the Mag Mile wedding space featuring scenic views of the famous popular Magnificent Mile, along with hardwood flooring and an attached bar. The beautiful corner space of Bar Lounge is another private dining space that can be perfect for cocktail receptions as it features floor-to-ceiling floor windows, warm urban lighting, light neutral palette textured walls, chic dining furniture with marble top tables, and a private bar. The North Dining indoor wedding space is another private space featuring panoramic cityscape views and elegant decor elements.
The naturally illuminated and neutral-toned wedding spaces of the classic Chicago wedding venue is perfect for wedding photography if you are looking to bring in unique and urban elements for your wedding album. The romantic ambiance of Spiaggia wedding venue in the quaint Café Spiaggia features plush bench seating, large French windows, sophisticated and voguish decor, and lighting, with attractive marble accent furniture, elegant furnishings and amazing views of the historic Drake Hotel, Magnificent Mile, and Lake Michigan.
Café Spiaggia's Italian cuisine is considered to be the best in the city that makes it the only Michelin star Italian restaurant in Chicago. Teamed with impeccable service and hospitality, this Downtown Chicago wedding venue has received many awards including the James Beard Foundation nomination over multiple years for being Outstanding Restaurant in America and Outstanding Service. The interior and exterior wedding space can be transformed into hosting the wedding of your dreams, as the flexibility that is offered in this wedding venue remains unmatched. Our Chicago wedding photographers love how Chicago couples bring in their unique elements to each wedding, resonating their exceptional personalities, as every wedding that has been hosted here has something remarkable and different from one another. The graceful set-up enables our wedding photographers in Chicago to capture every precious moment as it happens on your wedding day with the charming background acting as icing on the cake. The event staff integrates years of experience in hosting perfect Chicago weddings and can help you to customize your wedding celebration from designing your wedding menu with delectable delicacies that can range from late-night snacks to gourmet beverages, to selecting the kind of linen and furnishing you want as your wedding decoration and theme. The wedding packages can be customized as per budget and preferences, as the in-house wedding experts and planners will help you to plan your wedding intricately to the littlest of details.
Located in the heart of Downtown Chicago, Spiaggia not only offers our Chicago wedding photographer endless photo ops to take advantage while capturing wedding portraits of bride and groom but also gives access to bring in versatility and diversity for couples’ Chicago engagement photography. You can discuss with our team of professional photographers in Chicago, about the best photo opportunities that are located in the surrounding area or even take a day trip before or after the big honeymoon to visit and capture the beauty of Chicago like never before. The location of this Chicago wedding venue gives you the flexibility to visit the famous landmarks of Illinois at a walkable distance, making it a favorite of our Chicago engagement photographers.
The dynamic architecture and the big city buzz of the Chicago Loop feature stunning shoreline of Lake Michigan backed by the Chicago River, along with brilliant river sidewalks, lakefront landmarks, historic art galleries and monuments, huge sprawling urban parks that can play amazing backdrops to your pre-wedding photography as well as a post-wedding photoshoot. Downtown Chicago looks like a coastal resort enabling you to bring in so many artistic backgrounds for your couple photography in Chicago. You can start by visiting the famous Picasso, the breathtaking 50 feet steel sculpture that dominates the Loop’s Daley Plaza. This is one of the most photographed places of Downtown Chicago as it was a gift to the city by the famous French artist Pablo Picasso. Let our engagement photographers in Chicago capture the breathtaking Skyline Trail Loop as you board a boat cruise at the Navy Pier surrounded by stunning panoramic views of the iconic buildings of Downtown Chicago.
The hopelessly romantic couple can witness the fireworks in the night sky on Navy Pier, making it a perfect opportunity for a candlelight dinner and dance on board, as our couple photographers capture candid portraits for the memorable engagement album. If you are a couple driven by an adrenaline rush, head to the famous Willis Tower Skydeck located at the famous Willis Tower or Sears Tower, with the highest observation deck in the US at one thousand three hundred and fifty-three feet, featuring panoramic views of Chicago and Lake Madison through the deck’s windows.
The newly engaged couples who want to spend some intimate time can take a walk in the pristine Lakeside Trail, adjacent to Lake Michigan, with its starting point in South Shore Cultural Center running down to Chicago city’s Kathy Osterman Beach. This shoreline is perfect to get fresh air while walking, cycling, or skating with amazing views of the Skyline Loop. The couple with a keen eye for unique things in life can visit East Adams Street in Downtown Chicago, and let our Chicago engagement photographers snap a shot with the historic Route 66 sign for their Instagram feed. This sign has been immortalized in Hollywood films, songs, and stories as one of the most well-known highways of the world. Grant Park is another famous tourist spot that is also famous for engagement photography sessions as the 319-acre green space looks like an oasis in the middle of city buzz, that is filled with flower gardens, fountains, and monuments bordered by the tall skyscrapers of Downtown Chicago and it includes three other historic parks- the Millennium, the Maggie Daley and the Hutchinson Field.
The Cloud Gate or The Bean is one of the most visited and photographed tourist attractions of Chicago that features the iconic 110 ton shiny and stainless steel sculpture gracing the AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park. The Art Institute of Chicago is loved by couples who love artsy and historic backdrops for Chicago engagement photography, along with the famous Loop Retail Historic District, featuring 26 acres full of historic buildings and landmarks. If you want to spend some time amidst the urban buzz, visit Miller’s Pub, one of the Loop’s oldest establishments, or head to the iconic Buddy Guy’s Legends, owned by 7 times Grammy Award winner and Blues legend- Buddy Guy, making it one of the best clubs in Chicago for a Blues fan.
Downtown Chicago will never disappoint you when it comes to finding photogenic backgrounds for couple photography. If you have visited the famous Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain a thousand times and do not want to visit it again, our team of professional photographers aims to make each and every photography session a fun experience, transforming even the most visited places into something incredible every single time. Our wedding and engagement photographers in Chicago know the city inside out and can help you find your perfect fit for a memorable photography session to commemorate your love story in the best way possible. Fall in love with your city every single time you go through your wedding album and revisit those precious moments again and again, throughout your lifetime.
Couples who place a premium on excellent food and want a real Downtown Chicago experience, Spiaggia is the place for you with absolutely exceptional cuisine and stellar hospitality. Getting hitched here overlooking Michigan Avenue and Lake Michigan is no less than spectacular. And top of it the staff here is a breeze to work with. You might find it expensive, but it’s all well worth it!
980 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611