Milton Lee Olive Park – A Popular Outdoor Wedding Venue in Chicago

Milton Lee Olive Park - Chicago, Illinois

Milton Lee Olive Park – Chicago, Illinois

One of the most popular wedding venues in Chicago would be Milton Lee Olive Park, which is just north of Navy Pier in walking distance. This location is popular anytime of the year due to its excellent backdrop of the water, as well as the famous, breathtaking Chicago skyline. There are sections along the main path lined on both sides with trees and smaller, serene paths throughout the park. As you look to the north, there’s a ‘school’ of yachts and sailboats parked, when they aren’t cruising out on the water of Lake Michigan–but only during the boating season, of course.

Not only does Olive Park include a woodsy environment, but directly to the west of the park…just steps away…is a sliver of a beach. So you have the best of both worlds when it comes to photographing your wedding day…having some shots taken in a forest of trees, some over the water on the convenient platform cutout, and others with you frolicking on the beach…maybe even slipping off your shoes dipping your toes into the water for a spell. You just may want to pack your swimsuits, if you’re having your wedding ceremony on one of Chicago’s notoriously hot, humid days of the summer.

Fall Wedding Venue in Oak Brook, Illinois

Halloween Elopement Ceremony at Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Halloween Elopement Ceremony at Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Fall is a lovely time of year, but with it can come some cooler than expected temps on some days. Fortunately, this venue location at Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook, Illinois, has a fireplace built into an outside wall of the visitor center, where you can stoke a fire to help keep you warm during the ceremony and make for a lovely backdrop. The surrounding woods has plenty of photo opportunities with which to fill your wedding album. Don’t forget to put firewood on your list of things to buy for your wedding! Oh…and matches, too!!!