The 4th Annual West Loop Wedding Walk returns on Sunday, February 5th, 2023 from 12pm-5pm. The West Loop Wedding Walk was created to give couples a chance to see their wedding dreams come to life. A portion of the ticket proceeds benefits Wish Upon a Dress and Wish Upon a Wedding, a Chicago-based nonprofit that grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious illness or life-altering health circumstances. Tickets for the 4th Annual West Loop Wedding Walk can be purchased here.

Couples will spend the afternoon visiting all the unique & amazing venues in the West Loop while enjoying staged venues with food, drinks, and goodies all while meeting some of Chicago’s best wedding vendors. Transportation will be provided between locations for all attendees. The first 150 attendees will receive a swag bag. Couples who are struggling on deciding where to start in the planning process will get expert direction and advice while they tour each space.

Check-in and shuttles will begin promptly at 12 pm. Guests can arrive at any location they wish, tour the venue, meet vendors, and gather inspiration. When they are ready to head to the next location, trolleys and transportation will be stationed to take them to the next venue. No need to worry about parking in multiple locations or taking public transportation between venues. Guests can start wherever they wish and head to the next location all at their own leisure.


This year’s participants include The Publishing House, City View Loft, The Arbory, The Carter, Venue West, Wildman BT, Room 1520, Ovation, Fairlie, City Hall, and Morgan MFG! Venues and vendors will showcase wedding dresses, venue designs, invitations, flowers,  and other wedding necessities, accompanied by light bites and drinks to keep your mood high. If you’re about to start your wedding planning, the “walk” is here to help you turn you visualize your big day in all the perfect ways.

Tickets range from $15 per Individual Guest, $25 per Couple (2 tickets), and $30 per vendor and must be shown at the first location to receive a wristband that grants visitors continued access along the “walk.” Tickets include access to visit, tour, and talk with experts at participating venues; drinks, light bites, and entertainment; access to wedding vendors including florists, photographers, bands, DJs, and makeup artists; transportation between venues on a designated route, and booking incentives, discounts, and goodies.

The 4th Annual West Loop Wedding Walk is sponsored by CHI thee WED, Chicago’s first local inclusive wedding and vendor directory, featuring contributors (curators) who either own a wedding-related business or work directly in the Chicago wedding industry.


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