Indoor Chicago Engagement Location Ideas
Yep. There’s snow on the ground. Again. In mid April. A few weeks ago I shared a few of my favorite Chicago engagement session locations with you guys. Given the crummy weather, I thought I’d share a few favorite indoor Chicago engagement locations for when the weather just won’t cooperate. A majority of these can also work for your wedding day, so take note! These are just a few recent favorites of mine. I’d love to hear more of your ideas, so be sure to share in the comments below.
Garfield Park Conservatory
This is perfect for when you are wanting summer, but Chicago is giving you snow. Cold will not be an issue at Garfield Park Conservatory. It’s always warm, humid and filled with greenery and beautiful light. Rain or shine, this place is a Chicago gem and great for engagement photos.
The Art Institute
For those of you looking for a romantic, classic, city look, The Art Institute of Chicago is the best. Even when the weather isn’t an issue, this is a gorgeous location for photos. You can easily do your entire session here from start to finish. And hey, if it happens to be nice outside, the gardens are my favorite.
If you gravitate towards an eclectic, vintage vibe, Salvage One is a great option for the engagement session. The loft setting, exposed brick walls, stained glass windows and rooms filled with funky furniture and vintage antiques makes for a fun and one-of-a-kind location.
This is more of a miscellaneous category, but if you’re stuck, think of where you and your fiance spend your time together. Maybe it’s a cool coffee shop or West Loop bar. Maybe you loiter around bowling alleys, pie shops or vintage movie theaters. Finding a place that already makes you feel at home will give your photos that extra personal touch.
Keep in mind that most indoor locations require the purchase of a photo permit or admission ticket so plan ahead! Make the calls and find out what hours work best and how to reserve your time there.