Lily Pool Weddings

Have Your Ceremony in the historic beauty of the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

Begin your life together surrounded by the natural beauty and privacy of a unique National Historic Landmark in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Designed by Alfred Caldwell in 1936, the Lily Pool includes an architecturally significant pavilion, a cascading waterfall, and native plantings.

After decades of erosion and damage, the Lily Pool was restored from 1998-2002 to Caldwell’s original design by the Chicago Park District and the Lincoln Park Conservancy. The Conservancy is proud to offer this natural sanctuary as a venue for your intimate wedding ceremony. Maximum wedding capacity is 15 guests.

All wedding, engagement, family, or other professional photography must obtain a permit in advance from the Lincoln Park Conservancy.

Call for one-hour rental pricing and permit details.

The Lily Pool is open seasonally from mid-April through mid-November.  It is also closed the Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the Air and Water Show.

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