Private group tours for weddings can be a meaningful experience as a part of your celebration. It’s an excellent way to thank your friends and family for coming into Chicago from across the world. We have provided private group tours of Chicago for wedding groups before, during and after the wedding day.
We offer private group tours of interior architecture, historic bars, jazz and blues and Chicago neighborhoods. Our private group tours that work great with wedding groups include the Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour, the 1893 World’s Fair Tour with Bars, and the Big Shoulders Bar and Food Bus Tour.
Both locals and visitors appreciate the creative angle of touring with Chicago Detours. We like to say that our signature style brings people to explore stories and places locals don’t even know. We can tailor the content to fit your specific tastes. Alternately, we’re happy to focus your tour on Chicago’s historical and architectural highlights, such as a beautiful view of the skyline from the Museum Campus.
Big Shoulders Historic Bar and Food Bus Tour
Chicago Highlights Tour by Bus: Detour 101
Chicago Neighborhoods & Cultural Diversity Bus Tour
How Chicago Detours Can Enrich Your Wedding Plans
Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties – Our historic bar tours are popular with bachelor and bachelorette parties that want to have fun, but also learn something, too! For groups of 14 or less, we can do either our Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour or the 1893 World’s Fair Tour with Bars.
Rehearsal Evening – Instead of the standard rehearsal dinner, how about an educational historic bar tour with food? Our Jazz, Blues and Beyond Tour or the Big Shoulders Historic Bar and Food Tour will give your group a chance to connect and have fun together. These tours can accommodate groups of 16-40 guests.
Custom Ceremony or Reception Venue Tours for Weddings – The location of your event resonates with meaning when people hear stories of its past. Our tour guides get people to actively look at architectural details. Whether your ceremony is in a historic Catholic church or a converted warehouse, our tour guides can enliven the spirit of the place with our visually engaging tours
City Tours Between Ceremony and Reception – If guests need to move between locations between the ceremony and reception, why not take them on a one-hour city tour of architectural and historical highlights? We can stock the bus with beers and other refreshments, too. We would custom-design the route to fit between your locations.
Day-After Private Tour for Close Family and Friends – Before everyone departs, a Sunday-afternoon private group tour of architecture and history can further enrich your wedding in Chicago. A popular option is to do a 1.5-hour version of our Loop Interior Architecture Tour, a coffee break, and then 1.5-hour Highlights by Bus. We can also incorporate a lunch stop for home-cooking or soul food.
Public Walking Tours for Guests in Town – We offer regularly scheduled tours to the public six days a week. Your guests can choose from public walking tours of interior architecture, historic bars, and more.
We are a proud member of the Green Wedding Alliance. Chicago’s Green Wedding Alliance connects a growing community of environmentally & socially responsible event vendors with the conscious consumer for mindful weddings, commitment ceremonies, and social events.
Bachelorette or Bachelor Parties
Want more than bar hopping for your bachelorette or bachelor party? Both our Historic Chicago Bar Walking Tour and the Big Shoulders Historic Bar and Food Bus Tour are excellent ice-breakers for a fun beginning to an evening celebration of an upcoming wedding. These tours include food and drinks, and beyond drinking the tour is about learning together.
Booking Private Group Tours for Weddings
We are always honored to be a part of someone’s special wedding celebration! Please call us at 312.350.1131 to discuss which private tour options would be best for your group. We look forward to hearing from you.
- We had a great time on the historic architecture and bar tour with amazing and knowledgeable guide, Elizabeth!Christine Regan Rause
- This was a phenomenal insight into the Colombian Exposition and it’s relationship to Chicago’s development as a world class city.Navigator00077000066
- Great tour! If you've never been to Chicago, you will learn about the great history of the city. Excellent tour guide.Caitlin Skaff
- Definitely a unique way to experience Chicago, its history, and the evolution of the City and its architecture.Caitlin S
- My office has done a few tours with Chicago Detours as a private group outing and had a great time with them.Philip M