In tough economic times, it may be surprising to learn that destination weddings can cost significantly less than weddings at local locations. Because of the lowered costs of getting package deals at resorts and other popular wedding hubs, you can tie the knot at an exotic locale for a discounted rate. However, destination weddings may not appeal to couples with elderly parents who cannot travel easily, large guest lists, or a special tie to the Chicago area.
If you desire the special scenery of a destination wedding, but also need to stay local, destinations along Chicago’s Lake Michigan offer the perfect solution. A beach wedding on any of Chicago’s fine stretches of lakefront will allow you to stay close to family, friends, and memories, while gracing your wedding backdrop with one of the finest landscapes in the world.
Locations that offer a view of the skyline, as well as being on the lake, offer the ultimate Chicago lakefront wedding experience. Navy Pier on the north side and Northerly Island on the south side both offer close views of the skyline. Also on the south side, Promontory Point, 63rd beach house, and Hyde Park Cultural Center offer more distant, but still distinctive landscapes of the city. If you decide to hold your wedding at a public location, be sure to apply for a permit from the Department of Parks and Recreation several months in advance.
Whether you opt for the classic summer beach wedding, or brave chillier temperatures for a fall or spring ceremony, a Chicago beach wedding is certain to meet your desire for both the practical and the romantic, especially with the help of the hair and makeup team at VIP Chicago Brides!