We have a date!!
The date is October 20, 2018, and you should save it, because we want to have you celebrate with us!
How is the weather in Chicago in October?
The weather in Chicago in October is somewhat unpredictable, but it is rare that it gets very cold, or cold enough to snow. The temperature averages between 40 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
What airport should I fly into?
The closest airport to us is Midway (MDW) airport. All hotels recommended in the list below offer complimentary shuttle to and from Midway. Should you choose to fly to O’Hare (ORD) airport, please be advised that there are NO free shuttles to our area, as O’Hare is a good 30+ miles from where the celebrations will be. In contrast, Midway is only 6 or so miles away.
Will I have to rent a car?
No, you don’t have to. Thankfully, Chicago is a major hub, and there are Ubers and Lyfts aplenty, as well as a somewhat decent public transportation system. However, if you want to rent a car, go ahead! 🙂
Where can I stay? Any hotel recommendations?
The closest hotel to our wedding celebrations is the Hilton Oak Lawn (9333 S Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn, IL). However, there are other options that are closer to the airport (if a little farther from us, that may be more price accessible). These hotels are the Marriott Midway, the Courtyard by Marriott Midway, Hilton Garden Inn Midway, Sleep Inn Midway, Holiday Inn Express Midway, Holiday Inn Midway, Hyatt Place Midway, Fairfield Inn Midway, Hampton Inn Midway. All of these hotels are located in one area, on the 6400-6700 blocks of Cicero Avenue. All of the aforementioned hotels have shuttle to and from the airport, and located in a major traffic artery of Southwest Chicago.
A little further away from the airport, there are a couple of usually more affordable options, the Double Tree by Hilton Chicago/Alsip, and the Baymont Inn and Suites Chicago Alsip. If you’re okay with traveling a little further from the airport, these are perfectly safe options. They are farther from the airport, but about the same distance to the ceremony and reception (just coming from the opposite direction). These hotels also offer complimentary shuttles to and from Midway airport.
Of course, you can stay wherever you want, and these are all suggestions, but we don’t recommend staying on anything less than 3 stars chain hotel. Otherwise, it gets really ugly really quick (read: unsavory at best, downright dangerous, at worst.)