Located in the heart of downtown Lemont, Illinois, 223 Main is a modern wedding venue with historic charm. This space prides itself on being completely customizable, allowing couples to bring their vision to life down to the last detail. You and your guests can enjoy the exclusivity of the property while also feeling the warmth of the caring community it is part of.
Facilities and Capacity
Part of the Downtown Lemont Historic District, 223 Main boasts a storied origin. Originally built in the 1900s, it was renovated and opened to the public in January of 2021 with an open floor plan. The beautiful stonework of its exterior pays homage to its historic purpose, while the contemporary style of its interior brings it into the modern-day. Both your ceremony and reception can take place at 223 Main as the property features an outdoor side lot. This beautiful lawn is surrounded by towering trees and manicured greenery, creating an ideal backdrop for a small and intimate ceremony. It can also serve as a lovely location for a cocktail reception, with the adjacent sidewalk available to set up high tables. Your reception can take place in the 1500 square foot hall, which features generous windows that bathe the space in natural light. It also offers street views of the charming district, adding to the atmosphere of your occasion. The building’s high ceilings give a distinctly modern-meets-palatial feel to the space. You can arrange for up to 100 guests to dine in style here. As well as the main event area, there is also a basement located in the building for you to store extra supplies that need to remain out of sight. For your caterer’s use, there is a kitchen prep area that features a refrigerator, prep tables, and a triple basin sink.
You can book full-day access to 223 Main which features 12 hours of rental time. A manager will be on hand to open and close the space and help ensure that all vendors are accommodated. Outside vendors of your choice are more than welcome, allowing you to tailor your experience to your taste.
Upgraded crossback wooden chairs and tables are included in your rental. There are also a number of extra rentals available at the property, such as platters and serving trays, white linens, china, moveable bars, dj lighting and euipment, etc. To add some extra charm to your celebration, a vintage-style popcorn machine can also be leased from the property. Deep cleaning services are done before and after your event. This location invites you to use your imagination and create a day that speaks to your inspiring union.
In addition, they offer the flixibility of a custom liqor package or a BYOB options for couples who would like to provide their own liquor and save money!
4 Reviews for 223 Main
Recommended by 100% of couples
Halina · Married on 07/19/2014
This is a PERFECT space!
Wow this space is awesome! It's right in downtown Lemont so it has such a cute vibe. And the huge windows that line the front of the venue let the outside in. Plenty of natural light such a bonus! Who likes going into a stuffy ballroom that is just an enclosed dark space. The interior is really neutral and updated so you're not competing with interior decor when bringing in your vision for your event. And I personally always look for a venue that has the option of an outdoor area and this one has a perfect spot on the side of the building to set up a cocktail hour for. Love that! There's a super cute stand for beverage service that I heard was brought in from Wrigley Field. How fun! It's small details like the beautiful cross back chairs in a beautiful on trend wood that makes all the difference! Even after the event is over there are some pretty cute bars/restaurants to hit up so the party doesn't end! I went here for a baby shower but it's the perfect space for a small wedding which lets face it is todays reality. I could also see doing some cool work events here or birthday parties. A+Sent on 10/28/2020
223 Main's reply:Thank you! We are so happy you were able to make the last shower we hosted and loved the space. We appreciate your support and can't wait to see you again.
Lauren B. · Married on 01/29/2021
Look no further, this space is amazing!!!
Lauren and Hector were amazing to work with! We had to postpone our 170 person wedding due to covid but still wanted to have a small ceremony on our original date and just celebrate later. I was overwhelmed with how I was going to pull it off. I found 223 Main and knew this space was going to be perfect. They have everything you’d possibly need, tables, chairs, linens, a cute bar to use, and even some decor, plus tons of other stuff. They allowed us to come up multiple times to see the space and figure out what items we would need for the day of and drop things off before hand. They helped us make our special day, so easy and relaxing. If we needed them at anytime before, during or even after the event, they were right there to answer any questions or help. I would 11/10 recommend them for any event you need. I will definitely keep them in mind for any future events we have. Thank you again Lauren and Hector, we are forever grateful for your space to have our mini wedding, everything turned out so perfect.Sent on 02/04/2021
Anne M. · Married on 07/04/2020
We booked 223 Main for our daughter’s wedding. I can’t say enough about Hector and Lauren the owners of the event space…they went above and beyond to make sure the day was perfect. The venue worked out wonderfully for us, as we were able to have the wedding ceremony outside on their wooded and grassy area. We were able to enjoy the quaint town of Lemont and our guests then moved inside for the reception. The event space itself worked perfectly for our guests, as there was plenty of space for dinner and dancing. They have a very cool bar on wheels which we used outside for cocktail hour and moved inside for the reception. We highly recommend 223 Main and have done so already! It was perfect for the wedding and plan to use them again for other parties in the future.Sent on 10/22/2020
223 Main's reply:Thank you so much Anne, it was an honor to be part of your family's special day! If you need anything else in the future, please let us know.
223 Main Price Rates
Full day blocks starting at $2,500!
Team of 223 Main
Lauren & Hector Tamayo
We struggled to re-plan our wedding multiple times during the COVID-19 pandemic and ended up celebrating with our close family at 223 Main. When our photographer and guests said they loved the space, we decided to open it up to the public for other couples to enjoy.
223 Main is the perfect space for intimate weddings and celebrations! Our goal is to help other couples frustrated with all of the options and re-planing, celebrate their big day while still following current guidelines and regulations. 223 Main provides couples with a beautiful, open-concept space that is entirely customizable to meet their needs and style.