Gibson's Italia | Downtown Chicago Wedding Reception | Chris & Michelle

Postponed Chicago Wedding Reception

Chris and Michelle finally got to celebrate their wedding reception with family and friends at Gibsons Italia in downtown Chicago! They chose to have a micro-wedding in 2020 after the pandemic changed their wedding plans. The two met a few years back when Michelle was a waitress and Chris happened to be seated in her section. Chris surprised Michelle with a proposal at the horse barn where she rides, one of her favorite locations in the world!

Gibsons Italia Reception Venue

They chose Gibsons Italia as their reception venue, and we are so obsessed with how their special day turned out! Gibsons Italia is located right on the river downtown, and there are incredible views of both the city skyline and Chicago River from this venue. We are in love with Gibsons Italia after being able to capture this incredible wedding reception. Not only are there amazing views but the menu at this restaurant is world class! The event space here can accommodate 150 guests and features a roof deck with a retractable roof for any weather. This venue is truly luxurious!

A Unique Spin on Wedding Entertainment

This fun couple wanted their wedding reception to be a little different from the rest, so they planned some unique entertainment for their guests. A highlight of the night was Michelle singing Bohemian Rhapsody with her bridesmaids on the dancefloor! They also set up an area with a Nintendo Switch where guests could play Mario Kart. All of Chris and Michelle’s guests were so excited to finally be able to celebrate this couple in a special way. The dancefloor was full all night long and everyone enjoyed the spectacular amenities at Gibsons Italia.

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Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus Makeup Artist: Belle Makeup by Di Groom’s Attire: Daniel George Florals: The Roof Crop Venue: Gibsons Italia DJ: Adam Front from Gibsons Restaurant Group Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes