Chicago Illuminating Company

Chicago, IL

Capacity: 251-300 | WEBSITE | PHONE

Amenities + Details

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Venue Capacity



Garden, Loft, Tented

Wedding Categories



Contact Info

2110 S WABASH AVENUE , Chicago, IL (312) 326-9500

Reviewed on 7/31/2016 Bryan V

My husband and I recently had our July 2016 wedding at the Chicago Illuminating Company and I can’t tell you how amazing it was. Marta, the venue owner, is the type of owner that you want in this process. She was great at helping us make decisions on vendors and how to develop a... Read More timeline and general flow for our wedding day. Marta has done so many weddings, especially at this venue that she knows what works and what doesn’t. We had run some ideas by Marta for the sequence of our wedding and she quickly informed us what would be the best option for the space and why. She was more than open to suggestions and was very flexible at accommodating our wants and needs. Marta’s professionalism is unmatched. She literally called me multiple times in the weeks leading up to the wedding to update me on the progress with our décor and caterer since that was an issue. Now for the venue— Literally. To. Die. For. It is beyond perfect and for sure a diamond in the rough in the city. There is nothing quite like it. Its beautiful, big, modern and basically a blank pallet you can do a lot with. All of the fixtures are gorgeous. The bar inside is stunning. Trust me once you go see it, your jaw will drop. When my husband and I were looking at various venues in the city, we wanted one that really spoke to us and that was special, different and not super popular. The second we got to the Chicago Illuminating Company we knew it was the venue we wanted to have our wedding at. We had our ceremony outside. The trains didn’t affect us at all the whole night. We had our cocktail reception in the back of the courtyard, which worked well with the flow to carry on from ceremony. We had the dinner inside which was also a good transition from the courtyard to the dinner as a change of pace. After our cake cutting and dinner our guests joined us in the courtyard for more drinks and dancing for the rest of the evening. All in all it was a lovely, picturesque night. The venue is so fabulous on its on that it doesn’t require much extra décor. I would strongly, strongly encourage you to get in contact with Marta and meet her in person and go see the venue. You will be so glad you did. We got countless compliments from guests about how amazing our wedding venue was and how they never have been to something quite like it. If you are looking for a venue that will impress your guests this is the one. All in all our wedding was amazing. Literally something out of a magazine. All of which would not have been possible without the exquisite venue and professional assistance of Marta.