Catering, dresses, and cakes are important, but your wedding wouldn’t be complete without your pet by your side. If you’re looking for the best places for dogs in weddings in Chicago, you’ve found them. Check out our list of the best dog-friendly venues in the area.
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2810 W Addison, Chicago, IL 60618
This modern ballroom can accommodate up to 150 guests, and the skillful owners can help you transform the 5,000 square feet into your perfect wedding location. The atmosphere of Trigger is warm and relaxed, and Scott and Julie Tallarida, the owners, take a personal interest in helping your fulfill your wedding-day dreams. There are two indoor spaces to choose from and dramatic 14-foot ceilings. You’ll also have access to two kitchens–a warming kitchen and a spacious restaurant-grade one where your caterers can work their magic.
Dogs are welcome throughout the event space. Pricing ranges from $1,000-$3,200.
2545 W Diversey Ave. Chicago, IL 60647
The Greenhouse Loft was founded by two professional photographers and is designed with a photographer’s eye. The open space is naturally lit with wall-to-wall windows and is easily customizable for your personal taste. The wedding team has years of experience to help you have a flawless day. This team is so dog-friendly that they recently hosted a wedding with adoptable puppies as part of the cocktail hour. Your dog is welcome throughout the event, and there is an adjacent garden if he needs a break from the excitement.
All dogs must have a dedicated handler during the event. If all of your guests will be busy, you can use a Rover sitter to manage this part of the day. This venue, in the Green Exchange, is also dedicated to sustainability and will help you have a low-waste, low-emissions wedding. Pricing ranges from $4,500-$7,200.
3. Room 1520
1520 W Fulton Ave. Chicago, IL 60607
Room 1520 is a sophisticated and versatile venue in the West Loop neighborhood. This modern loft space, restored from a historic gear factory, features exposed white brick and an antique marble bar lit by crystal chandeliers. You can celebrate in its wide-open 4,000 square feet, use draping for separation, or enjoy the cozy patio or the rooftop deck with dramatic city views. This space allows you the freedom to style your event to your own desires.
Dogs are welcome during the ceremony only, no leash required. This venue offers flexible pricing with three different packages ranging from $7,800-$1,450 or you can choose from several a la carte options.
4325 N Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60613
This is a historic space with modern appeal and lots of versatility. You can choose from two indoor spaces, one with a more open, industrial feel, one with a more intimate, romantic atmosphere, or celebrate in the outdoor courtyard. Whichever space you choose, you’ll have access to a comfortable bridal suite throughout the celebration. The experienced team at Artifact Events can work with you to implement your vision.
They welcome dogs in weddings and for cocktail hour, but dogs need to go home for the reception. You can find a Rover pet-sitter to care for your dog while you continue to celebrate. Venue pricing ranges from $5,500-$10,000 depending on the day of the week and how many spaces you choose.
247 E Ontario St., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611
This spectacular location in downtown Chicago is steps from Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile, the Gold Coast, River North, the lakefront, as well as more than 60 hotels for your guests’ convenience. The venue has white brick walls and a dramatic glass staircase. The experienced team works with a variety of excellent caterers and can help you plan your special day without a hitch.
Dogs are allowed on-leash for your ceremony, but are not allowed to stay for the reception. You can find a Rover sitter to care for your pet at a separate location. Venue pricing ranges from $3,825-$5,000.