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September, 2009 in Chicago

"Our wedding was perfect! Getting married in Chicago in September was ideal, but a little pricey. September is a great time of the year as the weather held off and it wasn't too hot or cold. We had a great day and perfect for the out-of-towners to enjoy the city. Everyone loved our link to Weddingmapper on our save-the-date and invitation! We had a lot of out-of-town guests, so they raved about having so much information on personally recommended places to go and see before they came to visit. As an added bonus, it had all the wedding info as well, so they had all they needed in one place straight from those who live here."

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Ceremony: St. Mary of the Lake Parish
Reception: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


Everlasting Elegant Wedding - Coordinator - P.O. Box 843, Bloomingdale, Illinois, 60108, USA

Everlasting Elegant Wedding

P.O. Box 843
Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108, USA

"We used a cooridnator for day-of only, and she went above and beyond. It really made the day so much easier to enjoy when I knew she had a handle on everything going on behind the scenes."


fig media - DJ - 1120 W. Grannville, chicago, il, 60660, usa

Fig Media

1120 W. Grannville
chicago, il 60660, usa

"Really easy to work with and truly cared about making sure we had a great time. They stuck to their guns about our "do-not-play" list and overall, they did a great job! The night was perfect!"


St. Mary of the Lake Parish - Ceremony - 4200 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL, 60613

St. Mary of the Lake Parish

4200 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60613

"The church was wonderful about planning and allowed for parking. The only thing that could have been better was the (2) chairs we used to sit in for the ceremony at the altar were plastic folding chairs. Looking at photos, they really hinder the beautiful space inside and take away from the image."


Museum of Contemporary Art - Reception - 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

"Absolutely perfect! Great space and easy to work with!"


Club Quarters - Hotel - 75 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601, US

Club Quarters - Wacker @ Michigan

75 E Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

"Great group rate and location! Perfect for those who haven't been to Chicago and want to explore downtown."


W Hotel Lakeshore - Hotel - 644 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL, 60611

W Hotel Lakeshore

644 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60611

"Nice space and great location to have fellow attendants go to after the reception. However, EVERYONE had the same idea...including other weddings. Too many people were in the bar and you had to pay $$ to reserve anything..."

Good Food:

Gibson's Steakhouse

1028 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611

"The epitome of the Chicago steakhouse. Several dining options, including other steakhouses, within the area as well."

Good Food:

Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse - Good Food - 33 W. Kinzie St, Chicago, IL, 60654, usa

Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse

33 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654

"Classic Chicago Restaurant."

Good Food:

La Madia - Good Food - 59 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

La Madia

59 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL, United States

"Great Pizza! Great Wine! A modern American take on an ancient Italian concept. If you want "thinner" pizza, this River North location takes reservations! There are also alot of great bars and other restaurants in this area if you want to explore other options for dinner or after..."

Good Food:

Pizzeria Uno

29 E Ohio St
Chicago, IL, United States

""Official" Chicago style pizza at the one and only original! Be prepared they don't take reservations and you might have to wait... You can also try other pizza places such as Lou Malnati's and Gino's East."

Good Food:

Shikago Restaurant

N Lasalle St
Chicago, IL 60610

"Modern Asian Cuisine in the Loop 190 South LaSalle Enter on Adams"

Good Food:

Table 52

52 W Elm St
Chicago, IL 60610

"Small restaurant with great food. Reservations are STRONGLY recommended. *A favorite of President Obama and Oprah."

Grab a Drink:

Blue Frog Bar & Grill

N Lasalle St
Chicago, IL 60610

"Karaoke after 10pm. Your dive bar hang out if interested with cheap eats."

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Fado Irish Pub

100 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

"Classic Irish Pub. If it gets too crowded, The Kerryman would be a close second located at 661 N. Clark."

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Howl At The Moon

26 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654

"Another piano bar option with dueling pianos!"

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HUB 51

51 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60610

"Great spot to grab a drink or a bite to eat! The menu offers a variety of selections."

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Pops for Champagne

601 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654

"If you like Champagne or feel adventerous...great spot to grab a drink. 601 N. State at Ohio"

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The Redhead Piano Bar - Grab a Drink - 16 W. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL, United States

Redhead Piano Bar

16 W Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60654

"Grab a drink and take a seat around the piano to make your song request to sing along."

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Rockit Bar & Grill

22 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654

"Great lunch or dinner fare plus drinks! Try the burger! If you cannot make it to their downtown location, try their newest spot in Wrigley near the field at 3700 N. Clark at Waveland."


Chicago Boat and Architecture Tours - Attraction - N Michigan Ave & E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601

Chicago Architecture Tour

N Michigan Ave & E Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

"If the weather is nice, take a river tour of Chicago! It is the best way to get to know the city! **You will want to book these tickets in advance as the tours can sell out based on the time you select. They also offer walking tours, etc."


Lincoln Park Zoo - Attraction - 2200 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL, United States

Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614, United States

"Lincoln Park Zoo is FREE everyday and open until 6pm on the weekends. Great time to be outdoors!"


Millennium Park - Attraction - 352 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL, USA

Millennium Park

55 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL, United States

"If you have some free time, wander down Michigan Avenue to Millennium Park! See website for details."


Navy Pier - Attraction - 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL, USA

Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL, United States


John G Shedd Aquarium - Attraction - 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL, USA

Shedd Aquarium

1200 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60605, United States

"1200 S Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605 Open Daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. $25 per adult"


The Art Institute of Chicago

111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL, United States

"Try the Art Institute (admission is $18) as it is closer to downtown. Check out their new Modern Wing addition.If you feel adventurous, try the Field Museum too! http://www.fieldmuseum.org/plan_visit/admission.htm"


Wrigley Field - Attraction - 1060 W Addison St # 1, Chicago, IL, United States

Wrigley Field

1060 W Addison St
Chicago, IL, United States

"Visit Wrigley Field! We live just 3 blocks North, but we apologize the Cubs will not be in town for our wedding. You will be thankful for the traffic and parking! If you can schedule a time, enjoy a stadium tour! http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/ballpark/wrigley_field_tours.jsp The first park on Chicago's North Side, Wrigley Field cost $250,000 when it was built in 1914. Charlie Weeghman built the park to house his baseball team, the Chicago Federals (a.k.a. the Chi-Feds and, later, as the Whales) of the brand-new Federal League, which was challenging the established major leagues. The Federal League folded after only two years, so Weeghman, leading a ten man syndicate which included chewing gum magnate Willam Wrigley, Jr., purchased the Cubs of the National League. The team was moved from West Side Grounds to what was then known as Weeghman Park. In 1918, Wrigley took over Weeghman's share of the team and by 1919 had bought out the shares of the other members of the syndicate. The name of the stadium was changed to Cubs Park in time for opening day, 1920. It was renamed Wrigley Field in his honor in 1926."


Oak Street Beach

The Lake Shore Dr & E Oak St
Chicago, IL 60611

"Take a walk down by the lake and enjoy Chicago's Beach! Plenty of room to run or walk along the bike paths and enjoy the outdoors along the lakeside."


Magnificent Mile - Shopping - 806 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, US

Magnificent Mile

806 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

"You could spend all day exploring and shopping! Wear comfy shoes!"


Second City - Shows - 1616 N Wells St, Chicago, IL, United States

Second City

1616 N Wells St
Chicago, IL, United States

"Since 1959, The Second City has established itself as a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. The theatre that launched the careers of such comic greats as John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, and more offers nightly comedy shows, as well as a variety of other programs and services."