Places to Elope in Chicago

As the third largest metropolitan area in the United States, Chicago is vibrant and full of hidden neighborhood gems. If you’re feeling creative and cost-conscious, choose the South Garden at the Art Institute of Chicago or Lurie Garden right near the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture. The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool offers a tranquil setting in the midst of Lincoln Park. Higher up, you may consider a rooftop terrace elopement in burgeoning Fulton Market.

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Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool is a hidden garden designed to resemble a river meandering through a Midwestern prairie. In the midst of Lincoln Park, you follow a stone path to a stone pavilion and native plants. Landscape architect Alfred Caldwell redesigned the area in 1936 after the Victorian-style garden fell into disrepair. Now, a tranquil waterfall and tropical lilies provide an intimate space for your ceremony.

South Garden, Art Institute of Chicago

Designed in the 1960s, the South Garden is simple in design. Three rows of honey locust trees offer shade for ground cover and flowering bulbs. The Fountain of the Great Lakes resides at one end of the garden. Come here for a quick escape from the cityscape!

Fulton Market Loft

The industrial-style timber Fulton Market Loft has an excellent rooftop terrace complete with city skyline views. Inside, you will notice high ceilings, dining and living rooms, and large windows for lots of natural light.

Lurie Garden

Lurie Garden blends native plants and ecological projects to create an oasis amongst the downtown Chicago’s buildings. The garden offers a four-season experience with bold design that pays homage to Chicago’s transformation from flat marshland to a city heralded for investing in extensive green spaces. A wooden footbridge over shallow water divides the garden diagonally between “light” and “dark” plates.

The Lytle House

Indoor-outdoor options galore at the Lytle House! High ceilings, exposed brick, factory windows, and beautiful art are just some of the enticing features of the space. Concrete floors inside and a long courtyard outside provide plenty of accessible options for your ceremony.

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