Because I'm way too excited to keep it a secret...
We're planning on doing our wedding in Humboldt Park!
We're using the Boathouse for the ceremony and the Fieldhouse for the reception. It could not be more perfect since it's in Chicago, not too far from public transit and a 10 minute walk from our house.
Here's a few pictures I was able to find online. Hopefully, I will be able to post some of ours soon, but in the meantime:
Photo credit: Humboldt Park Boathouse Photograph by Frank Dina, http://fineartamerica.com/featured/humboldt-park-boathouse-frank-dina.html
The Fieldhouse (from the back view):
Photo credit: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/look/look-humboldt-park-051863
The Banquet Hall:
Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yochicago1/251914858/
The banquet hall is actually not enough to hold our whole party (250 people might be a bit cramped in this space). But there are two adjoining gyms that just need a little decoration and imagination and it should be perfect.
Speaking of decorations, after we landed the space, we were thinking that if anyone was doing a Friday wedding the day before us, splitting costs would come in handy for both weddings. Then I read that Broke Ass Bride just launched a new website that lets brides team up with other brides to save some cash by going dutch wherever possible.
So, if you're looking for a Friday wedding in October and think you might want to do your wedding here, let me know.