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Midwest Venues That Are Perfect for Saying “I Do”

Midwest Venues That Are Perfect for Saying “I Do”

The Midwest is best for a number of special occasions, including the perfect place to begin a life together. With homey appeal, down-to-earth charm, beautiful four-season weather, and a central location for guests to easily travel to, cities like Chicago, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis are quickly becoming wedding destinations. Each of these major markets has a wide array of unique spaces to hold ceremonies and receptions that are not only one-of-a-kind but also budget friendly. 

Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio is considered one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, with a thousand acres that are on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the options for the big day include Ascension Hall, a castle-like Victorian Gothic building, and the Brown Family Environmental Center that has 480 acres of woodlands, hiking trails, prairie habitats, and gardens that make the perfect backdrop for ceremonies and photo shoots. There is also a beautiful nonsectarian church with an array of stained-glass windows and functioning bells.

Loyola University Chicago is another romantic option with several properties right on the waterfront shores of scenic Lake Michigan. The stunning Madonna della Strada Chapel is a prime example, a prominent venue designed in the Art Deco style with stained glass windows and a massive pipe organ for the day’s musical accompaniment. There is also Piper Hall, which is accented with authentic Tiffany windows and fixtures, plus original wood flooring, and a restored interior that makes it ideal for memorable nuptials.

Here are nine of our favorite venues for a perfect union:
Hope College
Holland, MI
The Marcum Hotel & Conference Center
 Oxford, OH
Lied Lodge & Conference Center
Nebraska City, NE
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
North Central College
Naperville, IL
Kenyon College
Gambier, OH
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Monroe Convention Center
Bloomington, IN
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
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