South Branch is a city-style marina wedding venue located in Chicago, Illinois. The venue provides stunning riverside views for your perfect wedding day. South Branch is made up of experienced and trusted Event Coordinators that are here to ensure your wedding is what you have always dreamed of!
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 250 wedding guests at South Branch. There are three event spaces available, ranging from indoor to outdoor settings for couples to utilize and customize throughout their wedding planning process. The outdoor ceremony setting is right by the Chicago River, creating gorgeous backdrops for your wedding ceremony. Indoors there are ballrooms that are ready to host your seated dinners and cocktail reception-style events.
To ensure your day is everything you want it to be, South Branch offers all-inclusive wedding packages. In addition, they have in-house bar services that couples may choose to use. Event items that South Branch can provide include the following:
Recommended by 98% of couples
Elizabeth · Married on 06/11/2016
From the beginning with our very first e-mails, right down to our wedding day and the days following, working with South Branch was an absolute pleasure. We first worked with Gabi, who was so attentive and helpful, and made our wedding tasting a fun night out for us.
Then two months before our wedding, Christina returned to South Branch from maternity leave and took over for us. She jumped right in like she had been working with us from the beginning and she never missed a beat. She made sure every silly little concern or request we had was addressed, always with a hug and a smile.
My main goal for our wedding day was to not worry about the little things and just enjoy the day, and Christina made that goal a reality. The venue looked absolutely beautiful (as always), the servers were so polite and welcoming to our guests (on the hottest day of the year), and Christina and her team brought my vision to life. Our guests are still ranting and raving about the delicious food and the endless drink options, and the city lights made a wonderful backdrop for a late night dance party.
South Branch even made our pickup the following Monday seamless - they even kept my bouquet in water and our cake in the freezer, and had everything else packaged up and ready to go upon our arrival. I cannot praise Gabi, Christina, and the South Branch staff highly enough, and I will recommend this wonderful venue to anyone who will listen.
THANK YOU SOUTH BRANCH!
Nora · Married on 08/11/2018
We had our wedding at South Branch this August, and it could not have been a more perfect night. We wanted a more relaxed, cocktail style reception but we wanted to make sure that our guests had plenty of food. We also wanted an outdoor wedding and reception with a solid indoor backup plan in case the weather was terrible. South Branch hit it out of the park on all counts. We ended up having great weather, so we were able to have the entire night out on their awesome patio. Our guests raved about the food, the service, and the fact that they never had a wait at the bar. The staff were wonderful to work with, and the venue's day-of coordinator kept the whole night running smoothly. It ended up being the absolute perfect venue for our Chicago wedding.
Dana · Married on 08/15/2015
We used South Branch for our wedding on August 15, 2015. Jennifer Williams and her team are completely amazing. The entire event was flawless, from the ceremony, to dinner, to the reception afterwards. Throughout the planning process, it was a pleasure to work with Jennifer to finalize any and all details before the big day. I met with her 3-4 times throughout the past year for walk-throughs, food tastings, and pre-event meetings. She always had an answer for any of my questions. One of the reasons we picked South Branch as our venue was due to her confidence, calm demeanor, and organizational skills. She assured us that everything would go perfectly on our big day and she was exactly right. Our guests commented that the food was outstanding, the service was excellent, and even the security guards were friendly. We made a last-minute decision to extend our event from 11pm to midnight and her whole team graciously accommodated our request. Compared to other venues in downtown Chicago, South Branch is relatively affordable for an outdoor, Chicago Loop wedding. The value of the event compared to the cost was on point. We cannot say enough good things about the events team at South Branch.