November 7, 2022 Wedding

There's no denying the fact that Chicago has some of the most beautiful wedding venues in the world. But when it comes to wedding venues, you want something that's more than just a gorgeous space—you want something that'll make your guests feel like their lives are about to change forever.

These indoor Chicago wedding venues with outdoor space have just that: they're not only gorgeous, but they can also accommodate your guests' whims and help you create the perfect atmosphere for your big day. If you're getting married in Chicago, chances are you're looking for an indoor wedding venue with outdoor space. A venue with indoor and outdoor gives you the best of both worlds and can help you stress less about Chicago weather on your wedding day. 

Let's be real: the Midwest is not known for its warm weather. That doesn't mean you can't have your wedding outdoors, though! There are tons of indoor venues in Chicago with outdoor space that are perfect for your big day. Here are 10 of our favorite indoor Chicago wedding venues with outdoor space:

GreenHouse Loft

If you're looking for an outdoor space with plenty of room, but also a modern feel, I've got the place for you! The Greenhouse Loft in Logan Square has it all.

The courtyard space has tons of open grass and greenery, perfect for your ceremony. Indoors has a much more modern and industrial feel to it with massive windows giving you tons of natural light if you decide to go inside.

Greenhouse Loft wedding

The Lytle House

The Lytle House is a Chicago wedding venue that is perfect for smaller weddings and more intimate weddings. This venue has gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces that will help you create the perfect wedding day.

The indoor space at The Lytle House is a beautiful brick-walled space that can be used as an intimate reception venue. It's also great for your ceremony if you're looking for something a little more private than a park space or another outdoor location.

But what we really love about this location is its massive outdoor space—it's perfect for an outdoor ceremony and has a gorgeous Chicago Mural as a backdrop! You'll get all of the greenery and shade that you'd expect from an outdoor ceremony, but there's also a lot of charm to this particular outdoor space. There's even room for food trucks in case you want to have a catered reception or other food options for your guests (the food trucks are just outside). We can't tell you how much we love this idea!

The Lytle House Wedding

Chicago Adler Planetarium

If you're looking for an indoor Chicago wedding venue with a view, look no further than the Adler Planetarium.

Located in the heart of Chicago, Adler Planetarium offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony options for up to 325 people.

The panoramic view of the city from Adler Planetarium is THE iconic Chicago skyline view. There's a few good outdoor ceremony venues in Chicago with city views, but Adler is at the very top of the list. We love shooting summertime receptions in the glass solarium, the sunsets are out of this world!

Sunset Chicago Adler Planetarium wedding

Salvage One

Salvage One venue gives you an insane amount of space both indoors and out for your wedding day! The rustic/vintage styled interior combined with the beautifully decorated outdoor courtyard really give your wedding an incredibly unique feel to it. The venue has 2 indoor spaces available for use in addition to the outdoor space, and multiple getting ready rooms as well. And with a focus on vintage and salvaged furniture this venue is beaming with style!

Loft Lucia

Loft Lucia is one of my favorite wedding venues in Chicago. The venue has a rooftop that overlooks the city and is secluded enough that you feel like you're in a private oasis, even though it's right in the middle of the city. And if it rains on your wedding day, don't worry—there's still plenty of natural light indoors!

Homestead on the Roof

The Homestead is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Chicago. It has a rooftop with a covered garden, a covered bar and lounge area, and an indoor space that has wooden tables and birch wallpaper.

The venue overlooks the beautiful rooftop garden which has plenty of natural light even if it's not sunny outside! The indoor portion of the venue has large windows that let in plenty of natural light as well!

Lacuna Lofts

If you're looking for a wedding venue in Chicago that's both beautiful and unique, Lacuna Lofts is the perfect choice. With three separate indoor locations (and one outdoor rooftop), this Pilsen venue offers the best of both worlds: space and privacy. The rooftop at Lacuna Lofts offers one of THE best views of the skyline in the city. You'll love having your ceremony here—it's truly breathtaking!

Lacuna Lofts wedding

Revel Motor Row

Revel Motor Row has one of the coolest combinations of indoor and outdoor locations I’ve seen from a wedding venue. The central courtyard is huge, and with it being surrounded by the building’s beautiful architecture it gives you a truly unique feel for your wedding day. If you ever wanted to get married in a castle but also in Chicago then this os the venue for you. The venue has an indoor space with a gorgeous glass ceiling perfect for the indoor portion of your wedding so you can still enjoy all the natural light!

In addition to having an awesome combination of indoor and outdoor spaces, there are so many other reasons why this venue is great! It has a cocktail bar that overlooks the courtyard, which is perfect for mingling with your guests before the ceremony or dancing after dinner. The main dining room has huge windows that let in tons of natural light, which is great if you want a more open feel for your ceremony or reception (or both!).

Revel Motor Row Wedding

Firehouse Chicago

Located in Edgewater, Firehouse Chicago is one of my favorite wedding venues. The venue is in an old renovated firehouse and has an incredible rustic feel to it. The indoor space can be used for either your ceremony or reception, just like their outdoor courtyard space. This kind of flexibility is wonderful as you can really set up your day exactly how you want it!

There's also a fire pole that the bride and groom can slide down!

The Firehouse wedding

Homestead on the Roof

This covered garden rooftop wedding venue in Chicago’s West Town has one of the most beautiful outdoor spaces I’ve come across in the Windy City. The rooftop space has a ton of natural wood giving it a rustic feel and overlooks the Homestead’s gorgeous and lush rooftop garden. It’s SUCH a beautiful spot for a wedding and the indoor portion of the venue has that same rustic feel with its natural birch wallpaper and wooden tables. The indoor space has plenty of large windows to give you that natural light even if the weather isn’t cooperating with you as well!

Homestead on the Roof wedding