CHICAGO VENUE under 7,000?

Hi, so my boyfriend and i are looking to find venue that is under 7k for about 150-200 people! I see some really pretty venues but then i look and it's all way out of my league money wise! We are from CHICAGO, and as everyone who is from chicago knows- everything is expensive! Our parents will be helping us a little but not much- well not enough!! So, I am hoping to get some feedback from you girls.

 

Any good venues? We also are looking for a winter wedding, because we heard that was the cheapiest- and on a Friday or Sunday! Please help, desperate! And freaking out!

Posted on September 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm
hmsomogyi
1
11/04/2015
hmsomogyi

hmsomogyi

  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
3
Followers
9
Following

(4) Comments

karenrose
3
10/20/2013
karenrose

karenrose

  • 3
  • 11
  • 988
71
Followers
73
Following

karenrose

I'm not from Chicago, but I have been there twice and I loved it--such a great city with wonderful people!  I too am getting married in a very expensive wedding area (San Francisco) and the cost of some of these venues just to rent (no catering, event coordinator, nothing) is through the roof!

This is going to sound a little silly, but there have been a bunch of Four Weddings episodes filmed in Chicago, and that might be one way to filter out some affordable venues.  For each of the weddings, the TLC website provides all of the venues and overall budgets (and if their budget is comparable, you can watch the actual episode!)

Here's one of the episodes: And a school bus

Posted on September 28, 2013 at 8:43 pm
picosita
1
02/28/2015
picosita

picosita

  • 1
  • 2
  • 7
2
Followers
6
Following

picosita

 have you tried, weddingwire.com or yelp.com?

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm
NicholeB
4
09/20/2014
NicholeB

NicholeB

  • 4
  • 20
  • 2.77k
86
Followers
136
Following

NicholeB

 I can't give you any venue tips but welcome to PW!  Congratulations on your engagement.

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 12:52 pm
hmsomogyi
1
11/04/2015
hmsomogyi

hmsomogyi

  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
3
Followers
9
Following

hmsomogyi

Thanks @NicholeB!  It's so exciting, minus all the planning and expenses! And I just signed up for weddingwire today picosita... I haven't quite figured out how to use it yet. Still learning! And thank you karenrose but i don't think my groom would want a double wedding! He is selfish haha!

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Have a question? Contact Support
Top Contributors this Week
Kuppy13
19 posts
NicholeB
18 posts
MOBRIDE72
16 posts
Canooknic
15 posts
krosa
15 posts
MrsT2B
11 posts