University Club of Chicago PC: Golden Hour Photography



Summer in Chicago tends to get all the credit, but we think winter can really bring out the city’s true charm. Downtown is a winter wonderland that comes alive with festive holiday lights adorning the Magnificent Mile, ice skating rinks in picturesque settings like Millennium Park, and cozy, chic venues that provide a warm escape from the cold. The iconic skyline dusted with snow, and the city’s vibrant cultural scene, including holiday markets and winter festivals, make Chicago an enchanting wedding destination.

The Drake PC: Nicodem Creative




Winter is when our historic hotels and venues truly shine. Many offer breathtaking views for you to enjoy the city skyline from the warmth of their ballroom.



City Winery PC: Leathem Photography




These spaces can lend themselves to a deeper color palette where jewel tones paired with classic whites and mixed metals, embrace the vibe of winter in Chicago. This time of year offers the opportunity to use a variety of different flowers that are in season. Amaryllis, anemones, hellebores and ranunculus are some of the cool season flowers we love to incorporate.




PC: Nicole Donnelly Photo




Incorporating textures adds warmth and elegance to your decor. Upgraded table linens and napkins in soft velvets, silks and patterns encapsulate luxury. Colored and textured glassware is an often-forgotten detail that can make a huge impact in the room.





City Winery PC: Leathem Photography


Lighting can play a role in creating an intimate and magical atmosphere. Adding chandeliers, candelabras or string lights creates the perfect warm glow at any venue. This is a great time for lots of candles and votives –nothing says romance quite like candlelight!





The Windy City’s winter allure is undeniable, and as long as we have friends, family and a good drink, us Chicagoans are always down for a celebration no matter the season!