Chicago AKA “The Windy City” and the lesser known “City of Big Shoulders”.
Next to New York, the hustle and bustle of Chicago has made this city the talk of the Midwest. People from all over the world flock to Chicago to enjoy what the city has to offer and to create unforgettable memories. Many couples, for that matter, plan to come here to take engagement photos with the unmatched Chicago skyline and some plan to hold their wedding in the city because of the top class hotels, venues, food scene, and endless vendor options. You would be pressed to not find something to add to your wedding if you hold it here.
If you decide to take your engagement photos or hold your wedding in Chicago and you are from out of town or even live in the suburbs and don’t want to drive endless hours, you may be looking for place to stay while you enjoy the city. You may even just want a much needed get away and have a staycation. Either way Chicago provides great alternative accommodations to hotels.
When preparing to visit Chicago for your big day you may be asking “Where should I stay?” Well, consider staying in an Airbnb in Chicago. With the vast options of neighborhoods to stay in you may want an easy list of highly recommended places to stay near popular landmarks, public transportation, and definitely things to do for the full Chicago Experience. We recommend staying close to where you decide you will spend most of your time to save time on commuting.
If you end up driving, parking in downtown is a hassle and expensive. So your best bet is to download the SpotHero app to find discounted parking in the city. This has been a lifesaver on our photoshoots.
You can search for places yourself below or if you need some help I have listed the best AirBnB listings to give options for each budget point. As always, make sure to read the property’s house rules and cancellation policies before booking.
Don’t forget to reach out to us to take photos of your adventures in Chicago or need any help in planning your wedding stay. See more of our work here. Join our VIP Wedding Group for more helpful tips in your planning.
Manual Search: If you know which neighborhood you want to stay in this is a great place to start.
Mid to Luxury Stays
Budget-friendly Stays: This is a great place to start if you are looking for cheaper places to stay in Chicago.
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