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Saturday, August 16, 2008, filed under Chicago Local!, I Do Venues

If stunning beauty is what you are looking for in a wedding venue, then Daisy has found the perfect place. It also happens to be in one of the most amazing cities in the country…Chicago! Sure, the Windy City boasts a breathtaking skyline, beautiful lake Michigan, and some of the best Museums, nightlife, and restaurants in the country. But what many tourists probably don’t notice when they are in the middle of the Magnificent Mile is one of the most striking churches in the country also rests on the same street. The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago is located right in the heart of the modern city, while still holding on to a timeless charm (constructed in 1912).

So, this place is exactly what you and your future hubby have been dreaming of for your “I Do’s?” Here is some info you will need:
• Weddings are normally held only on Saturday. (A total of three weddings may be held on a Saturday. No ceremony is held simultaneously with another)
• Members (get a special discounted rate) must be an active member for at least three months before they reserve a wedding date. Nonmember couples may reserve a date up to but not more than seven months in advance, subject to the availability of dates.
• Fourth Presbyterian Church provides a wedding coordinator to oversee the arrangements and details of the wedding service. If an outside wedding consultant has been employed, it is requested that his or her involvement be limited to the reception and other non-church activities.
• There are three different areas to say your vows:
o John Timothy Stone Chapel- Seating Capacity: 15
o Blair Chapel- Seating Capacity: 65
o Sanctuary- Seating Capacity: 1,000
• The Wedding Fees at Fourth Presbyterian Church are as follows: (These prices are as of August 2008, but it is always good to contact the church to make sure the prices have not changed)

Sanctuary: Members- $2,000 , Non-Members- $3,500

Blair Chapel: Members- $1,750, Non-Members- $3,000

Stone Chapel: Members- $875, Non-Members- $1,500

Contact, Ann Meuse, Fourth Presbyterian’s Wedding Coordinator for more information.

Main Line: 312.787.4570 (The best days to catch Ann are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

To learn more, please visit the church website, www.fourthchurch.org.