Let’s begin by asking you - how have you imagined what your wedding would be like? You must have daydreamt right from the moment he got down on one knee, about your bridal look and your first kiss as a bride and groom. You must have had millions of ideas in a flash of a second, a traditional black tie, and intimate wedding, or a lavish elegant one. A fall-winter wedding amidst the whimsy of the mist and snow or a spring-summer wedding, surrounded by blooms and warmer sun. Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall in Chicago is a wedding venue that makes all kinds of wedding dreams come true.
Located in Addison, Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall is a spectacular Chicago wedding venue with years and years of providing magnificent services to Chicago couples. Not only that, but Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall 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.
There’s something about the Windy City that keeps everyone mesmerized. And it does not lie in its skyline only. It lies in every nook and cranny. In summers that come with a gush of blooms, summer socials, and chillers, and in winters that come with a promise of a white Christmas! The magic of Chicago 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 do your pre-wedding photo session in 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 talk a bit 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 is a wedding venue. While finalizing the venue will make you tick it off from your checklist, there’s a lot that goes into reaching that stage. And Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall is the answer to all your doubts and confusions regarding your wedding venue.
Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall houses three banquet room event spaces where you can have your wedding reception, with each being unique to its style, personifying elegance and beauty. It also houses a Chapel where you can have your wedding ceremony and a Grand Ballroom along with a Pre-function Area and a Terrace.
Let’s tell you more about the amazing wedding facilities at Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall, which make it the best of wedding venues in the suburbs of Chicago.
Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall can host a maximum of 100 to 1,000 guests. Therefore, it is ideal for all sizes of the wedding, from an intimate to a large one. As you make your way through the property, the lobby and entrance of this Chicago wedding venue will take your breath away. They say, only two things remain irretrievable: time and a first impression. And Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall sure makes a jaw-dropping first impression! The lobby and entrance are absolute favorites of our Chicago wedding photographers. The place calls for some memorable photos to be captured. You could have your first look photos taken here if you are planning on doing it.
The lobby is also great to have portraits with bridesmaids and groomsmen. Rope in your fresh-looking bridal party for some flawless wedding portraits. The grandeur of the entrance matches the elegance and sophistication of finely dressed bridesmaids and dashing groomsmen.
Now coming to the event spaces at Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall - the spectacular wedding venue will impress you with the abundance of beauty and opulence. It houses three bridal suites which are beautiful to begin your day with and provide gorgeous getting-ready photography with your besties!
The Chapel is a beautiful spot to get married. Adorned with a vaulted ceiling and a gorgeous sunroof, it lets the natural light in just to make the bride and groom glow even more!
The ballrooms are styled with modern touches that make for chic interiors. Grand is an understatement. The interiors of all the ballrooms become great backdrops for your Chicago wedding photography. Adorned with custom lighting, magnificent Italian marble decor, and fine linen drapes, the ballrooms are breathtakingly beautiful. To perfectly complement the outdoor views with the indoor setting, you can include some greenery into your indoors also. Click here for more ideas. The elegant interiors are enough by themselves, however, you could add more glamor to the decor to amp it up. And if your’s happens to be a winter wedding, you could bring in more contrasting colors. Take a cue from our blog on introducing festive winter colors and greenery to your wedding. And to add that perfect wedding zing, you can throw in some glitter! What better occasion to have some glitter around than a wedding? For more inspiration on how to up the glam quotient with confetti of glitter, click here.
This amazing Chicago wedding venue also houses great dancing spaces in all the ballrooms. Watch yourselves getting drowned in the romantic feel of your first dance as a newly-wed couple in a perfect ambiance. The dance floor is appealing enough for everyone to come on board and shake a leg. Trust our Chicago wedding photographer to impeccably frame your love story coupled with the elegant charm of interiors and beauty of the outdoors and capture all the wedding shenanigans.
Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall has a lot of options for both pre-wedding ceremony photography and post-wedding photography. From the lawns, the lobby, the spiral staircase, the fountains, drive-in, you’ll find beauty in every nook and cranny! After the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds can escape to the grounds for a romantic photoshoot. Or when all your guests are busy enjoying themselves, you and your spouse can sneak out for a bit! How about stealing a few moments just for yourselves. You both could head to the lawns and let our wedding photographers in and around Chicago capture the effervescence of your new-found marital status. We absolutely love the moments that the bride and the groom spend in privacy, to find some solitude and to let the magical feeling of being newly married sink in. And while you both cherish those precious moments, your wedding photo album would get the most romantic photos of the day. If your wedding is in the winter months, you can dress accordingly. How about wearing a faux fur shrug as you venture into the outdoors? The lawns and the narrow walkways make for some serene and scenic wedding photography backdrops!
You could even have your family portraits shot in the outdoors. 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. It’s a perfect place to have adorable photos taken with your father. For more inspo on wedding photography with fathers, check out our blog. The golden hour is a perfect time for this momentary elopement! Let our wedding photographers in Chicago 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 spectacular backdrop of lush landscape adds whimsy to the beauty of the moment. You could also rope in your bridesmaids and groomsmen for super glorious bridal party photos.
Moving on to your post-wedding photography, have you decided on having one? We totally recommend it as it gives you more time to bask in the glory of your wedding day! 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 pre-wedding photography as well!
Located just 32 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 half an hour from Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall. 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 half an hour away from Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall, 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 gorgeous post-wedding photo session location is only 30 minutes away from the wedding venue. This is the 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 Theatre established in 1920. It’s equivalent to six-stories and a post-wedding photo shoot at the Chicago Theatre conveys your love story that bloomed in this amazing city.
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 photographer 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 more or less just half an hour away from Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall. Therefore, post-wedding photography is a must as reaching at 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. Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall wedding venue 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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2251 West Lake Street
Addison, IL 60101