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Northerly Island

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Northerly Island is a park in the Chicago, Illinois area. This elegant wedding venue offers beautiful indoor and outdoor options with panoramic views of the city skyline. A 15-minute walk from Soldier Field, this city venue sits on the waters of Lake Michigan in Chicago.

Facilities and Capacity
With a guest capacity of 1,000, Northerly Island suits couples’ needs with 91 acres of space. Outdoor wedding ceremonies overlook Burnham Harbor or Lake Michigan, with plenty of grassy space in between. Tented receptions give couples the option of hosting a larger affair, while the Visitor Center provides a more enclosed indoor option. The Visitor Center features walls of windows that stretch up to meet the cathedral ceiling of this white and elegantly modern structure.

Services Offered
This venue is part of the Chicago Park District. The space offers the following services to couples:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • Outside vendors
  • Setup
  • Wireless Internet

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Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
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    We booked our ceremony & reception at Northerly Island (Old Meigs Field). Diane Hren at CPD was very flexible & accommodating with our needs, & even the staff that was on-hand to make sure things ran smoothly was great to deal with.

    The only "issues" we had with the place was that many of the overhead lights had gaping holes in the protective plastic, as did some ceiling tiles. We told Diane about these issues months out, but apparently the CPD didn't feel it was necessary to fix those issues.

    Otherwise, it's a fun, kitschy little place, & Diane & her team were wonderful to work with.
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1400 S Lynn White Dr, Chicago, IL, 60605
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