8 Wonderful Wedding Venues on the Water
Lead Photo by Kristina Lorraine Photography
When you picture your perfect wedding venue, what do you see? Crystal clear waters? A gorgeous waterscape? A free-flowing river? Water is such a beautiful backdrop for your wedding day, and these eight Chicago area venues have taken full advantage of their stunning settings to create the ultimate landscape for your event.
- Elements at Water Street
Located in the heart of downtown Naperville, this stunning wedding destination overlooks the DuPage River. Occupying the second floor of Hotel Indigo, Elements boasts a 4,200 sq. ft. ballroom with a capacity of 230 seated guests, plus a large pre-reception lounge and open-air views of the beautiful Riverwalk. Enjoy the convenience of 158 guest rooms at Hotel Indigo and the on-site parking garage. See more.
- Lake Geneva Cruise Line
The only thing better than getting married at Geneva Lake…is getting married ON Geneva Lake. From elegant and sophisticated to fun and festive, Lake Geneva Cruise Line offers eight beautiful boats to accommodate up to 225 guests for a variety of wedding celebrations including showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, next-day brunch cruises and girls’/guys’ night out. See more.
- Lake Lawn Resort
Lake Lawn Resort sits on over two miles of shoreline on Delavan Lake in southern Wisconsin. Its expansive lakefront features rolling lawns, charming courtyards, and sweeping views. Choose from two recently renovated romantic lakefront ceremony sites. Inside, beamed ceilings, fireplaces, and beautiful views of Delavan Lake are some of the features you will find in their unique cocktail and wedding reception spaces. See more.
- River Roast
River Roast overlooks the Chicago River with beautiful views and reflections of the city’s skyline.This Chicagoland favorite offers couples a modern and relaxed venue for their reception. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner of 10 or a party of hundreds, River Roast will ensure your special day is unforgettable. See more.
- Paramount’s Meyer Ballroom
The jaw-dropping Meyer Ballroom includes floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the historic Paramount Theatre and beautiful Fox River. Your guests will enjoy a professional hardwood dance floor, drinks on the outdoor patio overlooking the river and an excellent open bar package. Plus, the outdoor plaza offers breathtaking views of the river and cityscape for your ceremony. See more.
- Pier 290
Pier 290 offers multiple event space options, all with beautiful views of Geneva Lake. Their nautical, rustic luxe-themed spaces can accommodate up to 300 guests. With fantastic lake views, an open deck area, total privacy, high quality food and drink and a gorgeous private beach, it’s easy to see why so many couples choose to get married on Geneva Lake. See more.
- Victoria in the Park
A spectacular venue for weddings and any other celebration, Victoria in the Park dazzles with elegant décor, gourmet catering and exemplary service. This unique one-of-a-kind venue offers a refined collection of rooms for exclusive use throughout your special day. Natural light fills the room during daytime events, transitioning to stunning sunsets and sparkling reflections off the lake as the day moves into night. See more.
- Wandering Tree Estate
Wandering Tree Estate is a private luxury venue that has been creating lasting memories and fantastic events for 50 years. Ten acres of gorgeous gardens showcase nature at its glorious best. Everywhere you turn, you are surrounded by lush lawns and exquisite landscaping. With only one event per weekend, you have the entire estate exclusively to you and your guests. See more.
ANYTHING by the wonderful Chicago waterfront is a gem. This is something I will share with my brides. Thank you!