North Rose Garden at Buckingham Fountain




Nestled within Chicago’s “front yard”, Grant Park, the North Rose Garden at Buckingham features a romantic fountain along with award-winning rose gardens and lush greenery. Experience its serene natural beauty where breathtaking natural landscapes and grand historic buildings are stunning backdrops for your wedding day. Whether you seek a simple garden soiree or grand gala under the stars, North Rose Garden is an ideal location to say your “I do’s”. Host the elegant ceremony underneath a charming white gazebo next to the historic Buckingham Fountain, one of the world’s largest and most celebrated fountains. Family and friends will be enchanted by the ethereal setting, which provides magnificent backdrops of both city skyline and Lake Michigan. After dusk this historic spot is transformed into a mystical, moonlit wonderland, perfect for enjoying delicious cocktails and dinner, as well as dancing the night away! Whether you seek a venue that is elegant, relaxed, historic, modern, or traditional, you will find it at North Rose Garden. The possibilities are endless!

Venue Style

Park/Garden, City/Skyline View, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 1,000 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 1,000 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 6:00AM. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $3,150 for a ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $250/hr. A refundable security deposit of $1,000 is required. Please note, venue can be rented for 4 hours for half of the rental fee. Please inquire with venue for more details. An onsite manager will be present from set-up to the start of the event. A labor fee of $480 and a $35 application fee will be applied to all events. Please inquire with venue for a ceremony only wedding. Venue does not do guided tours, feel free to visit park during hours of operation.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at North Rose Garden at Buckingham Fountain is estimated at between $10,833 and $17,958 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Ceremony arch
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
No kitchen
Public parking

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM