Are the wedding venues that Brett mentions on Chicago Fire real places?

The paramedic mentioned several different wedding possibilities.
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Funny What Things Remind Us" Episode 904 -- Pictured: Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Funny What Things Remind Us" Episode 904 -- Pictured: Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC) /

Wedding bells are on the cusp of ringing on Chicago Fire. Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) has agreed to marry Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) after a tumultuous season 11, and much of season 12 has been spent basking in the glow of what's to come.

The only problem is, Brett has to find a wedding venue. The character spent most of season 12, episode 2 stressed about where she should get married, and where she could realistically get married given that the ceremony will be happening within a month.

Brett is struggling to find a wedding venue

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CHICAGO FIRE -- "Light Things Up" Episode 819 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett, Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /

There were several different venues mentioned by Brett's 51 co-workers, and some of them had the potential to be good ideas. As is often the case, though, it was unclear whether the venues that were mentioned were real locations or places made up for the sake of the show.

It turns out that the venues mentioned are real! Well, mostly. There was mention of the Aquarium, which is the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. It's a huge indoor venue that stands as the third-largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, and is regularly cited as one of the finest aquariums in the country.

Shedd Aquarium would be a perfect place to have a Windy City wedding, but the problem, Brett discovered, is that the waiting list for the venue is a whopping six months. She will already be living in Oregon with Casey by that time, so the aquarium is out.

All the venues mentioned are real places

Another solid suggestion is Molly's Pub, which is arguably the most beloved location in the entire show. So many iconic moments have taken place at the bar, especially when it comes to the Brett and Casey romance. Molly's Pub is not real, per say, but the location that the show uses is is indeed real.

Molly's Pub is based on a real Chicago bar called Lotties Pub. The exterior scenes of the bar are shot at Lotties, while the interior scenes are shot on a set inside a studio. The address for Molly's Pub is 1925 West Wolcott.

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Molly's would be a fitting venue for the Brett and Casey wedding, but Brett ultimately vetoed the idea because the pub is too small to accommodate all the people they want to invite.

While season 12, episode 2 ended with Brett being unsure of where her wedding will be, the odds are good that it will take place at a real-life Chicago location that longtime fans can visit whenever they go to the city!

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