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  • Writer's pictureDrew Jensen

Our Favorite Chicago, Milwaukee and Lake Geneva Wedding Venues

Updated: Nov 17, 2023

We've worked with venues all over Chicago, Milwaukee, and Lake Geneva – and we love them all! Here are some of our favorites:

Chicago/Surrounding Suburbs:

Artifact Events: Artifact Events is historic yet modern and has two event spaces indoors and a courtyard. With window ceilings, string lights, and a classic industrial feel, Artifact Events is a quintessential Chicagoland wedding venue.

The Walden: This two-story, 19,000-square-foot venue is abundant with natural light and features a restaurant-grade kitchen and two bars. The soaring bow truss ceiling is original to their 100+-year-old building, a hint of its industrial past.

Intercontinental Grand Ballroom & The Empire Room: Conveniently located in one of the most famous stretches of Michigan Avenue, the Grand Ballroom and Empire Room feature dazzling adornments such as a 6-ton Baccarat crystal chandelier.

Morgan's on Fulton: Morgan's on Fulton is a one-of-a-kind four-story event venue featuring a classy, industrial aesthetic that pays homage to the Fulton Market manufacturing past. Morgan's on Fulton provides an industrial loft space, an underground lounge, and a four-season rooftop terrace with a retractable glass enclosure.

Riverside Receptions: This historic building with warm and welcoming decor creates the perfect tranquil wedding, thrilling guests with its comfortable yet rustic feel. Natural stone walls, rustic brick, and floor-to-ceiling windows that capture all that Mother Nature has to offer.

The Drake Oak Brook: From elaborate formal galas to intimate soirees and more than 22,000 square feet of wedding event space, The Drake Oak Brook easily makes your wedding dream a reality. We love this venue's lush gardens with flowing fountains and glass-blown sculptures!


Turner Ballroom: This historical landmark began as a showplace for panoramic painters and other German immigrant artists. The two-story, 7,000+ foot ballroom is the perfect venue for your wedding, and the best part is that it's centrally located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee!

Black Swan: Made up of three stunning venues (Plant °4, Bianco Room, and the Riverwalk), Black Swan MKE provides glamorous experiences with dazzling views of the city and Lake Michigan.

Kates Hotel: This hotel provides specialized culinary experiences and exclusive access to local art, providing a rich and unique wedding experience for Milwaukee-based couples. The centrally-located hotel is also within walking distance from various classic bars and attractions!

Lake Geneva

Grand Geneva Resort and Spa: With a mix of indoor and outdoor venues, this classic Wisconsin countryside resort offers both modern and rustic vibes with the ability to accommodate up to 400 guests.

The Riviera Ballroom: This lakefront gem and historic venue offer a unique experience blending elegance and one-of-a-kind lake views with nostalgic prestige and tradition. Surrounded by water on three sides, The Riviera Ballroom features over 20-foot-high ceilings, large windows overlooking the beautiful Riviera Beach, and a veranda set above the distinctive Lake Geneva Cruise Line docks and charter boats.

The Abbey Resort: Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva in Fontana, WI, this relaxing destination is filled with romantic blooms and lush greenery. Couples have the option to say "I do" at the lakeside pergola or wooden pavilion and can dance the night away in one of the ballrooms or semi-outdoor marquee.



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