Using a winery as a wedding venue can make for a laid-back, cozy and fun day to celebrate your love and commitment. And for Chicago brides who want a winery wedding, you don’t have to venture far for spectacular scenery, rustic venues and of course, delicious wines. Whether the ideal wedding venue for Chicago brides is an urban winery or one set in the rolling hills with Italian-style grounds, Chi-town brides have many options in and around the area. Here are our favorite wineries near Chicago for your wedding day.
City Winery Chicago
For brides who want the rustic feel of a winery but still want to host an urban-chic event in Chicago, City Winery is the place for you. The locale is a full-service event space, meaning catering and event staffing as well as table setups and access to vendors associated with the winery are included. City Winery can accommodate smaller weddings of 50 people as well as larger events (a cocktail-style reception of up to 400 is possible!). Read real brides' reviews here!
Lynfred Winery can be a one-stop shop for brides who want to do their shower, rehearsal dinner, and reception all at the same venue. Stay at their cozy bed and breakfast and wind down with your new spouse, or get ready the day-of in one of their beautiful rooms, perfect for photo ops. Educational tours of the winery are also available for your guests as a perfect entertaining activity in between your ceremony and reception.
Valentino Vineyards and Winery
This picturesque vineyard in Long Grove, Illinois is a lovely backdrop for any event, let alone a wedding day. Producing 20 different types of wine and growing 25 different varieties of grapes, so even the pickiest wine connoisseurs will be satisfied. Beautiful grounds overlooking the serene ponds surrounding the winery are ideal for your post-ceremony photo shoot, and guests will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Long Grove, which just so happens to look gorgeous in every season.
Acquaviva Winery seems like it’s straight out of a fairy tale. The grounds provide unique nooks and intimate spaces, allowing for a stunning reception or on-site ceremony (whether on the grounds with actual vines or beside the estate’s pool). Accommodating a maximum capacity of 230 guests, serves a wedding menu with options ranging from chicken, beef, seafood and pork to late-night snacks after hours of dancing. Read real brides' reviews here!
Blue Sky Vineyard
For couples who weren't able to secure a destination wedding in Italy, Blue Sky Vineyards will offer a bit of solace. Designed with Tuscan-inspired architecture, the vineyard is boasts a European feel and delicious sangria, made with a bottle of the vineyard’s Sevval white wine and Papa’s Rosa red wine.