With Chicago’s spectacular architecture and it’s rich history and culture, it should be no surprise that many wedding-planning couples want the Windy City to be featured as part of their big day.

Whether you’re looking for views of the iconic skyline, Lake Michigan or one of the city’s many historical landmarks, there are dozens of venues that will provide the perfect Chicago backdrop for your ceremony or reception.

The 20 venues listed below offer just a sampling of some of the most impressive views of our city from a variety of different vantage points. For a full listing of wedding venues with Chicago views you can go to ChicagoEventVenues.com and filter your search results by the amenity “City Views”.

Adler Planetarium
Southern skyline views and dramatic sunsets over Grant Park and the South Loop (adlerplanetarium.org)

Bar Avec
Sweeping views of Chicago’s magnificent downtown skyline in the heart of River North. (adlerplanetarium.org)

Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft
Dramatic south skyline views from the top floor of the Bridgeport Art Center (skylineloft.com)

Chicago Yacht Club-Monroe Station
Views of Grant Park and Monroe Harbor from floor to ceiling windows and outdoor veranda (chicagoyachtclub.org)

City View Loft
Timber loft space with westerly Chicago skyline views from the second floor (cityviewloftchicago.com)

Kimpton Gray Hotel
Unique atrium perspective of Willis Tower and surrounding buildings through Boleo retractable roof (grayhotelchicago.com)

LondonHouse Chicago
Riverfront views through floor to ceiling windows and an outdoor terrace (londonhousechicago.com)

The Metropolitan
Several event rooms on the 66th and 67th floors of the Willis Tower offer views from the heart of the Chicago Loop (clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-Metropolitan)

Mid-America Club
Dramatic 80th floor views of Millennium Park, Grant Park, Navy Pier and the Chicago Skyline (clubcorp.com/Clubs/Mid-America-Club)

Morgan’s on Fulton
Rooftop terrace located in the West Loop with a fully retractable glass roof (morgansonfulton.com)

Promontory Point
Located in Hyde Park, Chicago Park District venue featuring Lake Michigan and south skyline views as backdrop (chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks-facilities/promontory-point#Info)

River Roast
River level outdoor terrace for east and west Chicago River views (riverroastchicago.com)

Rivers Restaurant
Elevated north and south views of Chicago River and Union Station (riversrestaurant.com)

Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront
Floor to ceiling windows from 39th floor penthouse ballroom along with an outdoor terrace (sonesta.com/us/illinois/chicago/royal-sonesta-chicago-riverfront)

Shoreline Charters
Charter boats that offer skyline views of Chicago from the lake and “canyon” views from the river (shorelinesightseeing.com)

Signature Room of the John Hancock Building
Panoramic views from the 95th floor of one of Chicago’s most recognizable landmarks (signatureroom.com/room/private-events/spaces)

W Chicago Lakeshore
360-degree views of Lake Michigan, Navy Pier and Streeterville neighborhood from 33rd floor Altitude Ballroom (marriott.com/hotels/travel/chiwh-w-chicago-lakeshore)

Warwick Allerton Hotel
The Tip Top Tap Ballroom features panoramic city views from the 23rd floor (warwickallertonweddings.com)

Westin Michigan Avenue
Ballrooms on the 2nd, 3rd and 16th floors offer spectacular views of the Magnificent Mile (marriott.com/hotels/travel/chiwi-the-westin-michigan-avenue-chicago)

The Wit
Floor-to-ceiling windows providing views of the Chicago River, State Street and the Chicago Theater (thewithotel.com/meetings-and-events)

ChicagoEventVenues.com is the only website dedicated exclusively to wedding and event venues in the Chicago area.  With a comprehensive and fully-searchable database of venues, ChicagoEventVenues.com is the only resource that wedding-planning couples will need to find the perfect location for their Chicago wedding.