Pazzo’s at 311 Chicago Wedding | Darci + Dan

Sometimes you have to give love a chance. Back in 2016, Darci and Dan knew of each other but it wasn’t their time. It wasn’t until 2019 at a best friend’s wedding that they met and decided to give their relationship a go. Dan had been waiting for this moment for years, so it was about time I’d say! Despite living on opposite sides of the country, they pursued their relationship and here we are. Their Pazzo’s at 311 Chicago wedding would be the first time for a lot of their family members to visit the beautiful city. Darci and Dan tied the knot in a gorgeous ceremony within an atrium and it was as memorable as a wedding could get.

Chicago Wedding Venue | Pazzo’s @ 311

Pazzo’s at 311 is one of the more unique Chicago wedding venues. While it may look like your ordinary banquet hall, it’s so much more than that. Pazzo’s at 311 offers a three-story glass atrium and an indoor waterfall that will wow you and your guests. While they have a few different options for event sites, Darci and Dan tied the knot inside The Atrium. An 86-foot tall glazed roof, granite finishes, large pillars, and glass surroundings bring in the most beautiful natural light to all 12,000 square feet of this gorgeous space. It’s a one-of-a-kind Chicago wedding venue that can give you the wedding of your dreams, and that’s a guarantee.

Wedding Amenities

Pazzo’s at 311 offers some great amenities for the cost of this fine Chicago wedding venue. The wedding amenities help build your overall wedding experience for you and your guests. It also ensures that you’re getting the most bang for your buck, which at Pazzo’s @ 311 you deserve. Some of the amenities included in their wedding collections are:

  • On-Site Bridal Suite
  • Event Planning Services
  • Setup and Breakdown Services
  • Tables, Chairs, Linens, Glassware and Flatware
  • ADA Accessibility
  • Catering Services
  • Event Rentals

Pazzo’s at 311 Wedding Cost

As with any Chicago wedding venue, cost plays a major role in choosing where you’re going to tie the knot. In this case, Pazzo’s is transparent about its pricing and is a fairly affordable yet luxury Chicago wedding venue. Keep in mind that all pricing is dependent on the season, availability, and date of your wedding.

As of 2024, Pazzo’s @ 311 requires a fee of $3,000 to book their Atrium for a Saturday and $2,000 for a Friday or Sunday for up to six hours. Pazzo’s at 311 also charges a $750 set-up/breakdown fee if your ceremony is held within their Atrium space. Chairs are included in this fee. You are also required to pay a $3,000 non-refundable deposit to hold your wedding date.

Read more about Pazzo’s at 311 wedding cost here!

Darci + Dan’s Pazzo’s at 311 Chicago Wedding

Darci and Dan wanted to keep a very elegant and modern theme for their Chicago wedding. With a black-tie dress code, guests wore mid-to-floor-length dresses, suits, and ties. This alone, enhanced their overall elegant theme tremendously! For the soon-to-be newlyweds, they were looking to incorporate a lot of movement with their photos. Focusing on candid moments, movement, and celebrating with friends and family was incredibly important to both of them.

Their ceremony was held inside The Atrium at Pazzo’s at 311. With natural light beaming through every angle and the grandiose nature of the space, it was unlike anything I’d ever seen. Darci and Dan’s Chicago wedding not only consisted of beautiful imagery of Pazzo’s @ 311, but we made a pit stop at Union Station for some more breathtaking moments with their wedding party.

One of my favorite moments from this day was a brief moment when Darci and Dan snuck away after their ceremony. It was a moment for them to enjoy some quick appetizers and a cocktail to celebrate their marriage. It was a quiet and intimate moment that I feel makes all the difference and in fact, I encourage!

Soon after, their ceremony space was transformed into the reception area. Rather than a traditional cake cutting, Darci and Dan opted for a classic champagne tower which I am never opposed to! A night of dancing and celebration, along with some delectable eats provided by Pazzo’s at 311 was the perfect way to end their wedding day and start their new life as Mr. and Mrs.

Kind Words From Darci & Dan

“We knew the moment we met Emma for our intro call that she was going to be the best photographer for our wedding. The energy she brings to every interaction will leave you feeling both heard & seen and instantly put you in a good mood. Wedding day can be hectic, but Emma & her team will be there for you through every moment and every emotion – capturing them all so perfectly!

If you’re wondering if you could ever find a photographer that calms your wedding nerves and feels like a close friend, look no further; Emma Petersen will take care of you. We couldn’t be happier with how our photos came out and can’t wait to see the full album!”

Get In Touch! | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Hey, I’m Emma! A Chicago Wedding and Elopement Photographer ready to document your day in a candid and documentary style. If you enjoyed reading all about Darci and Dan’s Chicago wedding at Pazzo’s @ 311, inquire here, and let’s chat through the vision of your wedding day!


Photography: Emma Petersen Photography

Planner: Paris Events – Niki Gubernat

Venue: Pazzo’s @ 311

Florist: Flowers For Dreams

DJ/Band: Spark Entertainment – DJ D. Jones

Hair & Makeup: Pin Me Up

Dress: Ultimate Bride

Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Jewelry: Windy City Diamonds

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