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30 Elopement Ideas in Chicago

30 Elopement Ideas in Chicago

Every year at Creativo we are fortunate to produce so many different kinds of elopements with so many wonderful couples. With our own venue, Creativo Loft, all of the great outdoor areas in the city, and other unique venues that we also go to, there doesn’t seem to be any limit on what is possible. (Okay, we don’t have mountains in Chicago, but skyscrapers will do!)

We could have made this list over 100 ideas, but we didn’t want to overwhelm, so maybe we will have to revisit this again another time with more ideas. So, here are 30 great elopement wedding ideas to do in Chicago. If you are interested in celebrating like any of these couples, or with your own unique idea, contact us and we can help you coordinate a special plan for your elopement.

All photos © Giorgio Ventola / Creativo

 1. Beach elopement in Chicago at Lake Michigan shore

1. Beach elopement in Chicago at Lake Michigan shore

 2. Beach elopement in Chicago with skyline view

2. Beach elopement in Chicago with skyline view

 3. Boat elopement in Chicago at a harbor

3. Boat elopement in Chicago at a harbor

 4. Elopement at a Chicago landmark, Buckingham Fountain

4. Elopement at a Chicago landmark, Buckingham Fountain

 5. Elopement among Chicago’s great architecture

5. Elopement among Chicago’s great architecture

 6. A “mini wedding” elopement with candle altar, cake, flowers, music, and champagne

6. A “mini wedding” elopement with candle altar, cake, flowers, music, and champagne

 7. Chicago loft elopement with balloons, at Creativo Loft

7. Chicago loft elopement with balloons, at Creativo Loft

 8. Chicago elopement with a printed banner saying “we eloped”

8. Chicago elopement with a printed banner saying “we eloped”

 9. Chicago garden elopement with your dog

9. Chicago garden elopement with your dog

 10. Chicago elopement with your child and flower petals

10. Chicago elopement with your child and flower petals

 11. Chic Chicago elopement with your best friends

11. Chic Chicago elopement with your best friends

 12. A “mini wedding” elopement with your parents plus custom decorations, cake and champagne

12. A “mini wedding” elopement with your parents plus custom decorations, cake and champagne

 13. Destination elopement to Chicago with your family, with travel decor and theme

13. Destination elopement to Chicago with your family, with travel decor and theme

 14. Chicago loft elopement with 30 of your friends and family at Creativo Loft

14. Chicago loft elopement with 30 of your friends and family at Creativo Loft

 15. Chicago elopement in a lush floral garden

15. Chicago elopement in a lush floral garden

 16. A nature elopement at a historic landmark lily pond in Chicago

16. A nature elopement at a historic landmark lily pond in Chicago

 17. Greenhouse garden elopement at one of Chicago’s historic nature conservatories

17. Greenhouse garden elopement at one of Chicago’s historic nature conservatories

 18. Landscaped garden elopement in Chicago, designed by an iconic landscape architect

18. Landscaped garden elopement in Chicago, designed by an iconic landscape architect

 19. Picnic elopement in one of Chicago’s many parks or along the shores of Lake Michigan

19. Picnic elopement in one of Chicago’s many parks or along the shores of Lake Michigan

 20. Chicago elopement on one of our many iconic iron bridges along the Chicago River

20. Chicago elopement on one of our many iconic iron bridges along the Chicago River

 21. A morning elopement at a hidden gem lake and skyline park in downtown Chicago

21. A morning elopement at a hidden gem lake and skyline park in downtown Chicago

 22. Rooftop elopement at the top of one of Chicago’s many recently revived architectural gems

22. Rooftop elopement at the top of one of Chicago’s many recently revived architectural gems

 23. Rooftop or high-rise terrace elopement with Chicago’s beautiful skyline as your backdrop

23. Rooftop or high-rise terrace elopement with Chicago’s beautiful skyline as your backdrop

 24. Chicago sports teams are legendary, and several of our city’s stadiums are equally impressive, but superfans take note, locations like this require extra special planning

24. Chicago sports teams are legendary, and several of our city’s stadiums are equally impressive, but superfans take note, locations like this require extra special planning

 25. Spring elopement in Chicago among briefly blooming magnolia trees

25. Spring elopement in Chicago among briefly blooming magnolia trees

 26. Summer elopement in Chicago under the cool shade of a tree-lined park

26. Summer elopement in Chicago under the cool shade of a tree-lined park

 27. Autumn elopement in Chicago in a park with a canopy of stunning colored leaves

27. Autumn elopement in Chicago in a park with a canopy of stunning colored leaves

 28. Winter elopement in Chicago for couples brave enough to celebrate in the snow

28. Winter elopement in Chicago for couples brave enough to celebrate in the snow

 29. Holiday season elopement …. couples who are having trouble getting relatives to gather other times of the year can plan a wedding date before or after a the family holiday celebration when at least your closest family members will be gathered in town

29. Holiday season elopement …. couples who are having trouble getting relatives to gather other times of the year can plan a wedding date before or after a the family holiday celebration when at least your closest family members will be gathered in town

 30. Chicago is a party town, especially on New Year’s Eve when dozens of celebrations are happing across town, including a big fireworks show at the lake. Ring in the new year with an elopement wedding in Chicago!

30. Chicago is a party town, especially on New Year’s Eve when dozens of celebrations are happing across town, including a big fireworks show at the lake. Ring in the new year with an elopement wedding in Chicago!

For information about any of these fun elopement ideas, or to plan a unique idea for your elopement wedding, contact Creativo to schedule a phone or in-person meeting to learn about our customizable elopement packages.

Chicago Autumn Elopement : Rudy and Patricia

Chicago Autumn Elopement : Rudy and Patricia

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