Unique Wedding Venues in DuPage County

Say "I Do" in DuPage and Create the Memory of a Lifetime

It’s your wedding day. Give yourself a ceremony to remember when you choose from our historical estates and mansions, or popular tourist attractions. How about unconventional? Picture your first kiss as a married couple in Century Memorial Chapel, a beautifully manicured hedge garden, a wine cellar, or a zoo surrounded by exotic animals. 

Learn more about the unique venues available for your wedding celebration:

  • Who knew you could rent out a coffee shop for a wedding? Brewpoint Craft is industrial, yet elegant, with an open floor plan that provides endless opportunities to make your wedding one of a kind. The crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling offer a unique contrast to the warm wood and rustic feel of the coffee and cocktail bar. Rent part of the space for an intimate gathering, or rent out the whole shop for up to 100 guests.

  • Brookfield Zoo’s expansive grounds and tranquil settings form a memorable backdrop for your special day. The Pavilions at Brookfield Zoo feature four exotic venues for a “wild” wedding. Situated on 216-acres of stunning landscaped grounds, each distinctive venue accommodates a different number of guests. Enjoy cocktails with the animals in one of the zoo’s magnificent wildlife habitats, then be seated for dinner in a romantic setting. 

  • The former estate of Colonel Robert R. McCormick encompasses acres of beautiful gardens, colorful botanicals, and tranquil water features. Year-round seasonal beauty at Cantigny Park sets a stunning background for your big day, regardless of the temperature. Cantigny offers three distinctive reception venues: Le Jardin at Cantigny Park, the Red Oak Room, and Woodside Pavilion at Cantigny Golf.

  • Danada House blends the natural beauty of a DuPage Forest Preserve with the charm of a renovated, yet historic mansion, and a 23-stall Kentucky-style stable. Yes, there are real horses on the property! Have the wedding of your dreams for up to 250 guests in the noble mansion that has an all-weather, air-conditioned atrium with stunning views from three sides of floor-to-ceiling windows. Aside from the atrium, you can also choose to have your ceremony in six other locations across the property.

  • At the Elmhurst Art Museum, be immersed in magnificent artwork; gorgeous views of Wilder Park; and the iconic, award-winning McCormick House—designed by the modern master of minimalism, Mies van der Rohe. The contemporary and airy openness of the space makes it the perfect venue to bring people together.

  • How about saying “I do” in a wine cellar? Lynfred Winery is a classy venue for your wedding day. Opening in 1912, the award-winning winery is the oldest and largest continuously operating family winery in Illinois. Their staff will handle the details, from the flowers and linens to the printed menus and perfect wine and food pairings. Have an intimate reception in one of the four rooms the historic winery has to offer.

  • Mesón Sabika is housed in a mansion built in 1847 and sits on a pristine four-acre estate, with two outdoor ceremony locations for you to choose from. The second floor of the mansion offers five elegantly decorated dining rooms featuring oak beams, lace curtains, and original Georgian architecture. Located next to the mansion is the Pavilion, a separate building fully enclosed in large plate glass windows. After being greeted by an ethereal cloud ceiling in the foyer, you will enter the main room where even cut crystal chandeliers grace the ceiling. 

  • Exchange your wedding vows in the grand Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement that features stunning Gothic architecture: original stained-glass windows; high wooden beams; and decorative hand stenciling. The chapel is more than 150 years old and is one of Chicagoland’s only historic wedding chapels. Have your reception outside surrounded by wonderful landscaping and the historic Martin Mitchell Mansion, or have an intimate reception inside at one of three historic Naper Settlement buildings.

  • Fun fact: Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club recently received The Knot’s prestigious “Best of Weddings” and “Hall of Fame” award in 2021. Where rustic charm meets sophisticated elegance, this venue features 20 gorgeous acres of natural woodlands. The property has three marvelous ceremony sites that include a majestic wood-paneled clubhouse and 35-foot vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows.

  • Sonny Acres Farm is a family-owned farm that offers a tailor-made experience. Their spacious property offers an abundance of gorgeous scenes that can cater to almost every style and taste for your ideal outdoor ceremony and reception. After the happy couple says “I do”, take a ride on a wooden carriage that will take you around the farm. From rustic and quaint, to glamorous and grandiose, their goal is to deliver an unparalleled, splendid experience with memories to last a lifetime.

    Sonny Acres Wedding

  • The Lodge at Katherine Legge Memorial Park was built in 1927 by R. Herald Zook in honor and memory of Alexander Legge’s wife, Katherine. At first, it was a retreat devoted to rest, recreation, and the welfare of women employed at International Harvester, the company Alexander was President of. It was then donated to the Village of Hinsdale in 1973 and has since been an exceptional venue for countless weddings. The first floor boasts a dining room, living room, and alcove for seated meals and cocktail functions. The second floor showcases a ballroom ideal for inside wedding ceremonies and dancing. With 52 acres of woodland, it provides a breathtaking setting for outdoor ceremonies, receptions, and photography.

  • The Morton Arboretum was founded to be a “great outdoor museum” of trees. Now, couples come from all around to celebrate their love in this same outdoor museum of trees that is a century old. Exchange vows in the former library of the Morton family mansion, or have an exquisite large-scale reception with a breathtaking lake-view room, all situated on the 1,700-acre grounds of the beautiful property. Take advantage of a special tour of the Arboretum on the Acorn Express open-air tram during cocktail hour.