What makes a great ceremony space for a wedding? Ambiance, character, personality and color all contribute to creating a space that speaks to individual style. In addition, the ceremony location can be romantic, fun, colorful, airy or architectural. Each venue has it’s own vibe and characteristics that make the space special and intimate. Most importantly, in choosing a ceremony venue, the best pictures happen when the venue allows the photographer unrestricted access in and around the space. So, this allows your photographer to capture all the great moments during the ceremony while also photographing the entire space that each couple has created. Below are some of my favorite ceremony venues in and outside of Chicago. Hopefully this will give you some inspiration in creating a unique space for you and your guests to enjoy!

Vintage chandeliers and artifacts at Salvage One Chicago.

Neutral Mandap with orange and purple accents for an Indian ceremony at Chicago Iluminating Company.

Gorgeous white Chuppah and flowers at Venue Six10.


Open air ceremony space at Architectural Artifacts, Chicago.

The famous blue themed stained glass in Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University.

The quintessential Chicago skyline at The Adler Planetarium.

Elegant outdoor wedding at Chicago History Museum.