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The Very Best Small Weddings in Chicago

The most important part of your wedding day is your commitment to each other.


A marriage license, ordained officiant, rings, and most importantly, two people in love are all that you need to get married. Starting your life together shouldn’t be complicated, but is certainly worth honoring in a meaningful way.

With that in mind, the team at SQN Events has created ESSENTIAL I DOs to make your small wedding in Chicago as easy as possible.


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SEAMLESS: We curate the perfect vendor team, thoughtfully design the aesthetic to complement the venue and season of your wedding, and provide all of the essentials for you to start the next chapter of your lives. You simply arrive with your closest loved ones (and a marriage license!), and leave the rest to us.


SIMPLE: A personalized ceremony performed by an ordained officiant is followed by a champagne toast and of course, wedding cake. Then you will enjoy a private 30-minute session with your photographer. This is all accomplished in a total of 90 minutes, leaving you with the rest of the day to celebrate as you like.


SIGNIFICANT: By sharing this day with 30 of your nearest and dearest and placing the emphasis on people over things, you experience something very special, very intimate, and very “you.”


  • Upscale wedding venue located in downtown Chicago
  • Customized ceremony performed by a secular officiant
  • Photographer for:
    • Ceremony
    • Reception
    • 30-minute portrait session
  • Stunning altar installation
  • Flowers for the bride(s) and/or groom(s)
  • Champagne toast
  • Wedding cake
  • Beautifully-appointed sweetheart table and four cocktail tables
  • Personalized playlist
  • Planning and coordination of all elements listed above
  • On-site assistant to manage all day-of logistics
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  • Cinematography
  • Livestream services
  • Live musicians
  • Bouquets and boutonnières for attendants
  • Lite bites
  • Favors
  • Expert vendor recommendations for:
    • Invitations
    • Hair & makeup services
    • Getaway cars
    • Hotel accommodations
    • And more…


Small Wedding FAQs

What is a micro wedding?

We define a micro wedding as a small wedding with 30 or fewer guests. The focus is on the most significant element of the day — your wedding ceremony.  A micro wedding is more than an elopement.  You’re not running away to get married — you are intentionally choosing an intimate, stylish wedding with those you love.

What is included in your small wedding packages in Chicago?

We have thought of and included everything, so you don’t need to stress!  ESSENTIAL I DOs Chicago wedding packages include the venue, flowers, decor, cake, champagne, music, officiant, rentals — planned to perfection and beautifully designed, of course.

Are all of your micro weddings in Chicago?

Yes!  We choose some of the top Chicago wedding venues for ESSENTIAL I DOs small weddings.  Our venues have different styles so you can choose a micro wedding that suits your style as a couple.  To see upcoming venues, check out our Available Dates.

How do we book our wedding with you?

Check out our upcoming Available Dates to see the venues and wedding experiences we’ve curated for you.  Find one that works for you and then Let’s Connect!