The Dawson

When a generic banquet hall just doesn’t suit your style for a wedding, and you want an intimate venue with more personality, we recommend The Dawson, in Chicago’s West River neighborhood. Voted “Best of the Best” by Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago, The Dawson’s upstairs party room, known as the Foundry, can accommodate small- to mid-size weddings. You can even choose to hold your ceremony at The Dawson.

A covered open-air balcony looks down onto The Dawson’s outdoor courtyard, with its own separate bar and cafe, and it’s a great place for quiet conversation amid the dancing and chaos.

Dinner can be served European-style, with your server dishing out portions, guest by guest. The dance floor is right next to the bar — a most convenient arrangement. And The Dawson’s excellent staff will see to your every need, from the first planning meeting to the final note of dance music. These pictures were taken at a recent wedding at The Dawson.

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