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Pricing information

Price range: $4,600 - $8,250 Price range: $4,600 - $8,250
Couples usually spend $6,400 Couples usually spend $6,400
Reception
$7,500 starting price
Reception
$6,000 starting price

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

7,500.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

6,000.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Loft

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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Reviews of CHICAGO ILLUMINATING COMPANY

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4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
11 Reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.8/5 11 reviews
Google
4.3/5 64 reviews
Andrea
Andrea H. Sent on 10/19/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue Space!

My husband and I knew we wanted to get married at Chicago Illuminating Company several years before we were even engaged after seeing a picture of the venue on Instagram. It truly is one of the most beautiful venues in the entire Chicago area (and beyond) and is such a lush hidden gem in the middle of busy South Loop. Marta, the owner, is amazing. It was so helpful to be able to lean on her expertise and recommendations because she knows what works well in the space better than anyone. Both the indoor and (covered!) outdoor spaces are stunning in their own right so it was super easy and fun to add our personal touches. We really couldn't be happier with the experience and space. Highly recommend!!!
Rachel
Rachel H. Sent on 09/15/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous Venue

I think CIC is hands down the best wedding venue in Chicago. I toured SO MANY beautiful places and this one took the cake. The owner- Marta, is so on top of it and has wedding at the venue down to a science. It was impossible for anything to go wrong. It’s unique because you’re guests can be indoors and outdoors (a rarity for a city wedding) and the venue is just stunning. The clean white walls and classic interior makes it so easy to take your wedding in whatever design direction you want.
Anne
Anne M. Sent on 09/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue!

Our wedding at Chicago Illuminating Company was perfect! We had to reschedule our wedding multiple times due to the pandemic, and our original venue ended up closing. We were so lucky to find Chicago Illuminating Company because they have the absolute best setup for social distancing and Covid-19 precautions. Their outdoor space is gorgeous, and the indoor space (used for cocktail hour only) allows for open air flow through their multiple huge doors. Marta was very easy to work with. She was extremely flexible and supportive given all of the circumstances and adjusted her cancellation policy to allow for any last minute changes. Thankfully, we didn't have any issues and we were able to have our beautiful event. We highly recommend Chicago Illuminating Company for a gorgeous wedding in Chicago, either during or after the pandemic!
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CHICAGO ILLUMINATING COMPANY frequently asked questions

CHICAGO ILLUMINATING COMPANY includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Set Up
The space offered by CHICAGO ILLUMINATING COMPANY for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Loft
CHICAGO ILLUMINATING COMPANY offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
CHICAGO ILLUMINATING COMPANY offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
CHICAGO ILLUMINATING COMPANY offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
CHICAGO ILLUMINATING COMPANY is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in professionalism.

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