Site Visits with Morgan and Matt

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 | 0 comments

I had the pleasure of touring a few lovely venues last Friday with one of our fantastic couples – Morgan and Matt. Here’s a recap of the places we saw. All the venues were beautiful and any one of them will make an awesome location for their 2014 wedding!

Galleria Marchetti -

It’s a big open tent with lots of room for guests and dancing. It’s got a great little outdoor space for ceremonies. The tent is going through some huge renovations this winter that will make the space even more beautiful. The highway traffic and Metra going by might make for some background noise – but they guests won’t forget they’re in Chicago!


Fulton’s on the River

Fulton’s has a super-cool Chicago-y feel with exposed brick walls and vaulted ceilings. The fact that it’s right on the Chicago River gives it spectacular views of the city buildings and bridges. If you’re looking for a classy Chicago wedding – look no further. The ceremony space is a little tight and seats only 150 comfortably, so if you have big group, you’d have to host your ceremony elsewhere, or have it in the Riverfront ballroom with enough time to flip the room into your reception during your cocktail hour.

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The Ivy Room

What a hidden gem. From the street – you literally cannot tell it’s there. The ballroom is big with high ceilings and some really great windows that allow natural light. The true highlight of this location is the outside space that can host a ceremony and your cocktail hour – they wall of ivy makes a spectacular backdrop. However, if weather is bad, you’ll have to host the ceremony inside in the main reception space and flip it into your reception during your cocktail hour.

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The Rookery

A true Chicago treasure, the architecture and detail in this building are breathtaking. It seems small – but can accommodate 200 comfortably. The staircases in this venue are the true focal points- and would make for some pretty spectacular entrances during your ceremony. The space does require a fair bit of draping to hide the all the shops that line the space.

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Special thanks to Jessica from Galleria Marchetti, Darcey from Fulton’s, Christy from the Ivy Room and Kristin from Jewell Events for showing us around these gorgeous venues! Can’t wait to see which one Morgan and Matt choose!


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