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The Top 10 Wedding Venues in Naperville, IL

As one of the most important days in your entire life, you want your wedding to be absolutely perfect. One major component of bringing your dream day to life is choosing the right venue. From high class hotels to rustic barn venues to eccentric, one-of-a-kind spaces, there are as many venue options out there as couples themselves. No matter what surroundings you picture when you imagine saying I Do to the love of your life, this list of top 10 wedding venues in Naperville, IL will have something to offer. While you may not find your exact perfect fit in this selection, they can sure give you something to aspire to.


10. NIU Naperville
The outdoor patio at NIU Naperville is a perfect location for a cocktail hour and wedding ceremony with as many as 200 guest. Their 4500 square foot Atrium is their main event venue and can accommodate 250 guests for a sit-down dinner and celebration. There are a number of other indoor spaces with smaller capacities of 100 guests, and a ballroom suitable for 300 guests.

Northern Illinois University was founded in 1895 as a teacher-training school and expanded its services multiple times until receiving its university title in 1957. The Naperville branch of NIU is considered an outreach center and has counterparts in Rockford, Oregon, and Hoffman Estates.

NIU Naperville is a fully-inclusive event venue. MyChef Catering is a partner of the university for special events and can create your perfect wedding menu with ease. Whether you’re interested in a plated dinner, buffet, or station setup, the culinary team will be able to pull it off. A bar package is also included, so you don’t need to look at outside vendors for any of your food and beverage needs.

The event spaces at NIU Naperville are characterized by clean lines and lots of natural light. They are the perfect neutral backdrop for any type of décor. Whether you’re going for simplicity, natural elements, or eccentric extravagance, NIU Naperville provides a perfect setting. Large windows and high ceilings ensure even rooms at max capacity don’t feel crowded.

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9. Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Naperville
Embassy Suites is one of the most inclusive wedding venues when it comes to the length of your guest list. Whether you want an intimate wedding of 20 or an extravagant celebration with 100 guests, there is a location on site for you to keep all of your guests included. Their main ballroom alone occupies more than 13,000 square feet of space.

In 2015, Hilton Chicago expanded its services with the addition of Embassy Suites to Naperville. At the time, it was the first new hotel built in Naperville in 8 years. Its convenient location and long list of amenities quickly made it one of the most popular hotels in the area.

Thanks to the expertise of the restaurant staff, Embassy Suites is pleased to offer all weddings on-site catering. You will be able to customize a wedding menu or choose from pre-designed meal packages. Bar services are included with every meal service, and you can choose to add snacks and desserts to your cocktail hour and champagne toast.

At Embassy Suites, you can reserve between 10 and 25 guest rooms for any guests that are traveling for your wedding and need a place to stay overnight. The hotel offers free breakfast, is pet friendly, and can decorate your ceremony/reception space in any way that suits your vision. With its max capacity of 1000 guests, this is the largest event venue in all of Naperville.

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8. CityGate Grille
There are a number of event settings capable of hosting your wedding. Their outdoor ceremony location provides a beautiful pond backdrop, and their indoor terrace and connected patio are large enough to host 200 guests in total. For a seated dinner style reception, you should keep your guest list between 150 and 180.

CityGate Grille opened in 2009. Although it doesn’t come packed with history like some other venues on this list, it is a perfect setting for couples that are more focused on the culinary aspect of their big day and extra amenities. This venue’s modern design and gorgeous décor will wow your guests.

It should be no surprise that choosing a restaurant for your wedding venue means you won’t need to look at outside vendors for your catering. The team at CityGate Grille will provide a three-course meal of your choosing, a custom-designed wedding cake, hors d’oeuvres, coffee service, and a three-hour open bar service.

Booking a wedding with CityGate Grille comes with an incredibly unique perk: you will receive a complimentary room at Hotel Arista, and if you have any guests that need to stay overnight, they’ll receive discounts at that hotel as well. The night of your wedding, they’ll have four projection setups to share every moment of your fairytale with your guests. They’ll also create a cake for your one-year anniversary.

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7. Hotel Arista
Hotel Arista has a number of meeting and event spaces on site to accommodate both indoor and outdoor weddings and both small and large guest lists. A few of their most popular indoor options include the 4844 square foot ballroom seating 500 guests, the Santorini Room with a maximum capacity of 210 guests, and the top floor Cyprus room with attached terrace seating 100 guests.

Hotel Arista is Naperville’s only AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel and spa. It opened in 2008 and is a fairly recent addition to the hospitality industry in the city. With a priority placed on natural light and fuss-free décor, this is an incredibly welcoming and friendly venue for overnight stays and events. They are currently working on adding a rooftop event center, and it should be open in late 2023.

Hotel Arista is another venue on our list that offers all-inclusive services. With a talented and highly-experienced culinary team on staff, you will be able to customize your wedding menu and serving style. They have multiple meal and bar packages available to ensure your wedding feast is as delectable as you’ve always dreamed it would be.

Getting married at Hotel Arista comes with some great perks. White glove service for your meal, a complimentary honeymoon suite with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries for the wedded couple and a stunning patio space make this a wonderful indoor/outdoor venue for every couple eager to experience a personalized and full-service event.

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6. White Eagle Golf Club
White Eagle Golf Club occupies roughly 163 acres of terrain. With three 9-hole courses and a stunning clubhouse, this venue is saturated with indoor and outdoor space for ceremonies, receptions, and photo opportunities. The flexibility of this venue ensures wedding sizes between 20 and upwards of 250 can find their perfect location.

White Eagle Golf Club was opened in 1989 with its clubhouse and first 9-hole course. The second 9-hole section opened in 1995 with the third 9-hole course following a number of years later. Its membership began with only 100 individuals but now numbers in the thousands. There have been a number of modifications and adjustments made to the course over the decades, but most of the original design elements are still in place today.

The White Eagle Golf Club staff list is well outfitted with a stellar culinary team that will take care of all the food and beverage requirements for your big day. They provide refreshments for the bridal suite, a full dinner and bar service, and even a wedding cake. You can custom design your menu and even set up a late-night snack bar.

With 5 unique spaces, each with its own seating capacity, a bridal suite, a stunning 27 holes of golf for photoshoots, and full access to the event staff, White Eagle Golf Club is one of the most sophisticated and elegant wedding venues in Naperville. They will welcome you with open arms whether you are a member or not.

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5. Elements at Water Street - Hotel Indigo
With a 4200 square foot banquet room, an additional 3000 square feet of meeting rooms and pre-reception spaces, and 158 guest rooms on the floor, Elements at Water Street is a one-stop shop for all of your wedding venue needs. The space can easily accommodate you and all of your overnight guests in style, and you can seat up to 230 guests for your dinner.

Elements at Water Street is a newer event venue that resides on the second floor of Hotel Indigo. This venue was established in 2017, but even in its first five years of operation it has become an incredibly popular and highly-rated venue for weddings and other events. Hotel Indigo itself was founded in 2004.

Elements at Water Street is an all-inclusive wedding venue, and as such, the catering team on staff for the hotel will also be catering your wedding meal. You will have the opportunity to personalize your menu and even have a custom wedding cake designed just for you. They offer a bar package and full wait staff as well.

With a 22 ft curved bar, wood ribbon ceiling, and stunning windows that offer guests a view of Naperville Riverwalk and Loggia Plaza, Elements at Water Street has some pretty unique amenities to offer every couple on their wedding day. A pedestrian skywalk speaks for itself.

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4. Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement
When you chose Century Memorial Chapel for your wedding ceremony locations, you have the capacity for 175 seated guests to take in this special moment between you and your spouse-to-be. While the chapel is the main attraction for weddings at this site, there are a number of other historic buildings and a gorgeous property that you’ll have access to as well.

Century Memorial Chapel was built in 1864. In 1970, it was moved from its original location to Naper Settlement, a history museum near downtown Naperville. This nondenominational church is one of the only historic churches left in all of Chicagoland, so it truly is a one-of-a-kind historic site for your wedding.

Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement is not an all-inclusive venue, so you will need to work with outside vendors for all of your wedding details, including catering. The venue does have an event planner on staff that can offer recommendations and coordinate the vendors the day of your wedding.

The historic church is characterized by high ceilings and wooden beams, antique pews, dazzling stained glass windows, hand stenciling, and a red carpet aisle. Outdoors, you have a gorgeous brick mansion and lush scenery for photo backdrops. You can hold your reception in a large tent or any of the other historic buildings on site.

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3. Chicago Marriott Naperville
The Chicago Marriott hotel in Naperville has more than 24,000 square feet of event space available to you for your big day. Their largest room can seat 800 people, but they have many smaller rooms to accommodate more intimate weddings as well. Many ballrooms and an outdoor patio ensure there is both indoor and outdoor space available for every event.

The Chicago Marriott hotel has been an award-winning hotel and event venue in Naperville for over a decade since its renovation in 2012. The building itself has been standing since 1978. This stunning hotel also comes with experienced wedding planners to help make your dream a reality.

All of the catering for weddings at Chicago Marriott Naperville is performed by the culinary team on site; no outside vendors needed! They will provide custom chairs, covers, and centerpieces for your dining area, a custom wedding cake, a four-course dinner, and an open bar.

Chicago Marriott Naperville is a wonderfully all-inclusive venue. With 424 guest rooms available, all of your overnight guests have somewhere to stay without travel requirements. ON your one-year anniversary, you can come back to this hotel for a free overnight stay to celebrate. The day of your wedding, you’ll be surrounded by high ceilings, large windows, and a perfect indoor/outdoor flow.

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2. The Morton Arboretum
With 1700 acres of land at your disposal, The Morton Arboretum is one of the vastest wedding venues you’ll find in all of Illinois. You will have access to the entire property for photos, and with multiple outdoor ceremony and reception areas, you can host a wedding size anywhere between 50 and 300 guests. They have indoor locations available too as a backup for poor weather.

The Morton Arboretum has been around since 1922. It was a family venture in that time, as Joy Morton converted his estate buildings and land into arboretum space, management buildings, and an herbarium. His mansion still stands today and is now home to the Thornhill Education Center. The library, known as the Founder Room, makes a wonderful indoor venue for an intimate wedding ceremony.

When it comes to catering, The Morton Arboretum is a wonderfully all-inclusive venue. They have event staff on standby for perfecting your wedding menu. Their wedding packages include a three-course meal, coffee/tea service, a champagne toast, a four-hour bar service, and even a custom wedding cake.

If you are passionate about nature and conservation, there is no better place to hold your wedding than in a living tree museum. With diverse indoor and outdoor spaces capable of accommodating every wedding, no bride and groom could possibly leave this place disappointed.

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1. Mesón Sabika
Mesón Sabika is a stunning 4 acre wedding venue in Naperville that offers multiple sites for both ceremonies and receptions. The second floor of their mansion can seat 120 guests in multiple dining areas, the 5000 square foot Pavilion on the property can seat 300, and there are two sizeable outdoor ceremony locations to wed surrounded by gardens and a lush lawn.

Mesón Sabika dates all the way back to 1847. This mansion served as a home for multiple generations before being converted into a restaurant in 1990. Since then, it has become an award-winning restaurant and event venue. Much of its original Mediterranean architecture has been preserved, and it is truly one gorgeous place to be married.

At Mesón Sabika, all of the catering will be performed in house. A bar service will be provided in addition to your main meal: you can fully customize your menu and choosing the service style you prefer whether that be a relaxed serve-yourself buffet or a traditional multi-course plated dinner. Their highly awarded culinary team will astound your taste buds with whatever dishes you decide on.

Whether you’re hunting for an outdoor ceremony location that surrounds you in nature or a large open concept room that lets you party with your friends and family, there is a location at Mesón Sabika to suit your vision. The Spanish décor, vintage chandeliers, historic architecture, and unique murals make this an incredibly interesting and welcoming atmosphere for weddings.

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*BONUS VENUE* – The Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora
Although not technically in Naperville, Two Brothers Roundhouse is located right next door in Aurora. This venue will knock your socks off with it's customizable approach, award-winning style and catering on site with our incredible restaurant and brewery in-house!

Clearly we’re a little biased, but if you look at our track record, we’ve got the awards to back it up! We’ve won 9 brewery awards, been awarded “Best Of Weddings” badge from The Knot in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and won the “Couples Choice Award” from Wedding Wire almost every year from 2012 – 2020!

Venues don’t win that many awards by luck or chance. That’s the consistent quality and reputation Two Brothers has for hosting weddings!

The Two Brothers Roundhouse property encompasses 70,000 square feet home to multiple buildings, gathering areas, and gorgeous landscape. The diversity of our location ensures that your guest list ranging in size from 50 to over 300 can all feel perfectly at home in the space. This includes majestic outdoor areas to host a ceremony or reception.

Our venue has one of the most interesting stories of all. Built in 1856, the roundhouse served as the storage and maintenance facility for the Chicago and Aurora’s Railroad locomotives. This historic building is the oldest roundhouse in the entire country. If you’re looking for a wedding venue that will surround you in history, there is no better location in Chicago’s suburbs.

As an all-inclusive location, Two Brothers Roundhouse has an exceptionally trained catering staff and bartending service available to design a menu and bar package according to the individual needs of every couple.

See why we’re quickly becoming the top choice for wedding venues in the greater Chicago area. We have more details on our wedding venue banquets page here.

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