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With no beginning and no end, the circle has always represented everlasting love. That’s why it’s symbolic, as well as stunning, to exchange vows under a Tiffany glass dome (the world’s largest) in a century-old building in one of our coolest cities.
With flattering light, unreal acoustics, and tons of room for dancing, weddings in this hall (rates from $9,500), part of the Chicago Cultural Center, are sure to be glam affairs. Plus, there’s all that Carrera marble, hand-laid mosaics, gold trim, and astounding glasswork. It’s all so gorgeous that you can ease up on the décor and not one of your 360 guests (the hall’s limit) will be the wiser. Once you lock down your date, look to these ideas to plan a weekend that makes Chicago everyone’s kind of town.
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Rehearsal Dinner Spot
Gather up your VIPs for some night-before noshing at the private rooftop space atop Little Goat Kitchen.
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Weary travelers perk up fast with locally roasted beans from Intelligentsia Coffee (from $15/bag, intelligentsiacoffee.com).
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When in Chi, check out Cloud Gate, a steel sculpture colloquially called The Bean. We call it a great first-look photo op (millenniumpark.org).
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You’ll fall head over heels for Nina Falana’s easy-breezy straw hats, which are manufactured in town—and tailor-made for your bridesmaids or honeymoon (from $350, ninafalana.com).
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Midway through the dance party, call a time-out and surprise guests with chocolate-pecan slices from the famed Bang Bang Pie Shop.