Cafe Brauer




Rooted within Lincoln Park on North Clark Street, Cafe Brauer presents brides and grooms a historic and stately setting to tie the knot in the heart of downtown Chicago. A highly sought after and prized location, this local landmark provides sensational backdrop for capturing the captivating photos you always dreamed of on your wedding day. Completed in 1908 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Cafe Brauer features a blend of gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces to suit your unique nuptial needs. Imagine saying ‘I do’ in a floral garden or within a well-appointed banquet space. A romantic and regal location, this venue is sure to impress your wedding day guests and leave lasting memories in your heart. Whether you are planning a grand celebration with all your family and friends or an intimate gathering with your closest loved ones, Cafe Brauer makes the perfect place to share vows in style.

Venue Style

Event Center, Ballrooms


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 230 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 2:00PM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $2,000 to $8,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 7 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee is $3,000 for a ceremony only wedding. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $1,000/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Cafe Brauer is estimated at between $18,740 and $28,881 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Dance floor
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Day of onsite manager
Champagne toast
Full kitchen facilities
Public parking

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight