After a night of getting down on the dance floor, a satisfying spread of omelets and pancakes is a logical choice for you and your wedding guests. But that doesn’t mean post-wedding activities have to end with the traditional brunch. Especially if your wedding is on a Friday, additional weekend activities are a fun way to make the weekend more like a vacation for out-of-town guests and a fun way to make the most of all the people you love being in one place.
Here are a few of our favorite low-key Chicago group outings:
In a city known for its comedy scene, a matinee comedy show at Second City, iO Chicago, The Laugh Factory or another Chicago standard will give guests a chance to sit back, relax, and let out some serious belly laughs. Group rates are available at several venues and so is food and drink.
Whether it’s a Wrigleyville rooftop, tailgating at Soldier Field or getting hyped for the Bulls starting lineup, Chicago has a lot to offer squads of sports superfans. While this could be the priciest option if you plan to pay for the group, it also may be the liveliest.
On a sunny day, a group stroll around this exotic oasis in the heart of the city is a crowd-pleaser for all ages. Plus, it’s free and within walking distance of a number of bars and eateries for when your crew gets tired.
If you have the energy for it, this playful place combines bumper cars and lacrosse and the sprawling Bucktown location has plenty of space for lounging, eating and drinking for those who aren’t in the mood.
Depending on what time of year you get married, a morning visit to one of Chicago’s favorite farmers markets is a cheap, laid-back and sweet way to send off your guests on a fresh note.