There’s magic in the city of Chicago. The skyscrapers take your breath away as you look up towards the sky and can’t fathom their end! They make you wonder where the horizon lies. What if you were to look down at the skyscrapers as you exchanged your wedding vows? Like an angel, high up in the clouds on her happiest day? That’s the promise of The Signature Room at the 95th in Chicago.
Located right in the heart of Downtown Chicago, atop John Hancock Center, The Signature Room at the 95th is a spectacular Chicago wedding venue with over 20 magnificent years of servicing Chicago couples. Not only that, but The Signature Room at the 95th also serves newly engaged couples based in the suburbs of Chicago like Northbrook, Wilmette, Winnetka, Clarendon Hills, Naperville, Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Evanston, and many more.
The magic of the Windy City does not lie in its skyline only. It lies in every nook and cranny. In summers that come with a gush of blooms and chillers, and in winters that come with a promise of a white Christmas! The magic lies in the heart of locals whose hearts are connected to this city more than anyone else can even know. It lies in their love for the fun times at Navy Pier, the long strolls at the RiverWalk, the bustle of La Salle Street, the gorgeous and quaint suburbs, and so much more.
And this magic can be captured forever in your Chicago wedding photography, for you to reminisce that your spectacular wedding took place in this iconic city. You could have the city smile in the background as our Chicago engagement photographers capture you and your fiance during a pre-wedding photo session against the best engagement locations in Chicago. You could have your wedding day extended by a few more hours and feel every bit like a queen as our Chicago wedding photographers capture your post-wedding couple portraits at iconic photography locations in Chicago.
Let’s begin by talking about your wedding day. While a wedding checklist really helps, various other things go beyond the checklist. Like thinking and deciding about the wedding cake, the perfect wedding invites, the theme of the wedding (if any), decor according to color, mood, a season, or festivities, welcome table, guestbook, and boundless other things. Among all those, features one of the most important elements of your wedding - a wedding venue. While finalizing the venue will make you tick it off your checklist, there’s a lot that goes into reaching that stage. And The Signature Room at the 95th is the answer to all your doubts and confusions regarding your wedding venue.
Located in one of the most accessible locations in the city - the Downtown, The Signature Room at the 95th stands tall at 875 North Michigan Ave. Adorned with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, it offers 360-degree views of the Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan, and the Magnificent Mile. On a clear day, you can even spot gorgeous views of nearby cities like Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. And nights are when all the magic comes to life! The twinkling city lights greet your eyes with love, as far as you can see. Not only do they wow your guests, but they also offer the most breathtaking backdrops for your iconic Chicago wedding photography.
This one-of-a-kind wedding venue in Chicago is an ideal choice for all sorts of wedding events like rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and wedding receptions. You could choose from a variety of event spaces like Michigan Rooms (1&2), Lakeshore Room, Delaware Room, Chicago Room, Chestnut Room, the 95th Floor, Entire Lounge, and Gold Coast Room. The rooms can accommodate a guest count from 24 up to 300-500. The art deco interiors in rich jewel tones and stylish wooden decor spell elegance in each of the rooms, needless to mention the floor-to-ceiling windows that offer jaw-dropping views of the city below and far. The appealing dance floor coupled with romantic lighting promises an unforgettable first dance, followed by a night of dancing away with your loved ones, amidst twinkling city lights as far as the eye can see. Doesn’t that sound magical? The night portraits are going to be the highlight of your wedding photography.
Moving on to your post-wedding photography, have you decided on having one? We absolutely recommend it as it gives you more time to bask in the glory of your wedding day! After you are done with your wedding exit, you could simply take to the downtown and allow our Chicago wedding photographers to capture candid couple portraits as you two walk hand in hand towards a new beginning. And who doesn’t love the sight of a blushing bride and dashing groom taking to the roads? Watch everyone around you look at you both in awe as you are immersed in a wedding high! If you are a more intimate kind of couple, you could head to various nearby locations that offer more privacy. It’s Chicago after all and The Signature Room at the 95th has a great location! And if it’s winters, you could use some extra layers which don’t steal the beauty from your wedding dress but add to the style and glam. The city boasts spectacular architecture and nature bites We have compiled a list of nearby locations where your post-wedding photography will be a trendsetter! Places like Adler Planetarium, Blackwell Forest Reserve, Herrick Lane, Lake Katherine, Whalon Lake, Naperville Riverwalk, Lakefront Trail, Cantigny Gardens and Park, and North Avenue Beach offer some of the most amazing backdrops for stunning Chicago post-wedding photography and an iconic Chicago engagement photography. However, we’ll take you through some quintessential Chicago photography locations where you can head to for some stellar wedding photos. So, whether it is an on-the-way-to-your-wedding photoshoot and you shoot on the way to The Signature Room at the 95th 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 a pre-wedding photo session as well!
Located just 7 minutes away from the wedding venue, Milton Lee Olive Park is everything that one desires as a backdrop to their romantic photos. This Chicago engagement location is a photographer’s delight and is an equally great post-wedding location in Chicago. The Chicago skyline, the beach, and Navy Pier are just a few of the wonders here that set the most romantic backdrops, even more at night. So an after-party or no after-party, Milton Lee Olive Park is a must-visit for your post-wedding photos.
To capture the soul of Chicago for your wedding photography, what better place than the Chicago RiverWalk, which is located just 6 minutes from The Signature Room at the 95th. Right in the heart of Downtown Chicago, there 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!
Located only 8 minutes from The Signature Room at the 95th, 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 Millennium Park post-wedding photography.
This one is about 11 minutes from the wedding venue and promises that quintessential Chicago feels, with high rises of Downtown Chicago all around you. 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.
This looks ultimate in 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 the iconic Chicago Theater sign shining right behind you, in all its glory. This landmark of a 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 photo shoot at the Chicago Theater conveys your love story that bloomed in this amazing city. This gorgeous post-wedding photo session location is located only 8 minutes away from the wedding venue.
This spot is also roughly a 9-minute 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, Chicago's Buckingham Fountain built in the 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 a day photo session or night photo session!
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. The golden hour is a perfect time for the Chicago skyline romantic photography! Let our Chicago wedding photographers 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 city lights in the distant add whimsical glamor to your romantic post-wedding photos, making the photos light up in surreality! If you are capturing the skyline along with the gorgeous Lake Michigan, the spectacular backdrop of breathtaking landscape and pristine water add to the myriad beauty of the moments.
All of the above-mentioned locations are super close to The Signature Room at the 95th. Therefore, post-wedding photography is a must, and reaching any one or more of these locations shouldn’t be much of a problem. In fact, it's a great way to have your wedding day extended and revel in the feeling of being the most celebrated people that day! 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. The Signature Room at the 95th 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!
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875 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611