BRIDES Chicago: Where to Host Your Post-Wedding Brunch


To keep the celebrations going even after your wedding day ends, embrace the post-wedding brunch. You'll have the chance to relive the magic of the day before with an intimate group of family and friends while enjoying some yummy bites. These six Chicago restaurants offer private rooms and delicious menus for a momentous sendoff to your honeymoon.

Atwood (Above)

Gather up to 30 people in Atwood's private, art deco-inspired Reliance Room, just three blocks west of Millennium Park. The restaurant serves elevated American dishes featuring locally sourced and in-season ingredients alongside inventive breakfast cocktails. The jalapeño-infused, bacon-topped Bloody Mary is a surefire way to keep the party going.

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Italian families will feel right at home at the West Loop spot, which puts Italian dishes like prosciutto eggs Benedict next to trendy eats like avocado-topped crostinis. For an intimate experience, the dishes can be served family style in the private dining room on the second floor. Airy drapes and a brick wall are ready to transport you and your guests to the Italian countryside — if only for a few hours.

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Miss Ricky's in Virgin Hotel

If your guests are staying at a downtown hotel, Miss Ricky's offers a convenient Loop location for a day-after meet up. The menu — an inventive take on classic American diner food — impresses too. Think chicken and waffles, French toast, and chilaquiles — just what you need after a big night. For a bit more privacy, book the diner's Casting Room. The space plays up a Hollywood vibe with spotlights and velvet banquettes.

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Nico Osteria

This Gold Coast restaurant is home to modern Italian cuisine and boasts three incredible private dining spaces to host your brunch. Each space at Nico Osteri holds 20 to 25 people (and can be combined if you have a large group of out of towners and extended family) and features rich, jewel-toned décor and eye-catching light fixtures. The multi-course family-style menu is yours for the choosing. Standouts include house-made pastries, classic brunch dishes like eggs Benedict and biscuits and gravy, and Intelligensia coffee.

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Heading to Asia for your honeymoon? The West Loop's bellyQ will warm up your taste buds and segue right into your first adventure as newlyweds. Dishes like sausage, egg, and cheese on steamed buns and breakfast fried rice prove this is anything but your standard brunch. You can make it even more unique by securing the restaurant's private room for up to 40 of your loved ones.


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The Bristol

West side residents may decide to choose a local restaurant for the day-after brunch to show off their regular stomping grounds. Enter: The Bristol in Bucktown. The upstairs private dining space features a cozy fireplace, private restrooms, a private bar, and plenty of room for your guests to spread out. Brunch packages start at $20 a person for one starter and one sweet or savory entrée.

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