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Armour House

Lake Forest, IL View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
25 reviews
$19k - $22k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$19k - $22k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

A historic wedding venue in Lake Forest, Illinois, Armour House prides itself on creating an unforgettable wedding experience. Timeless and unique, the one-of-a-kind venue artfully combines classic elegance with modern appeal. Embodying the essence and style of each fairytale union, Armour House is sure to leave you and your guests in awe on your big day!

Facilities and Capacity
Located on the Lake Forest Academy campus, Armour House comfortably hosts up to 250 guests. Couples have the option of hosting their ceremony and/or reception in any of the following indoor and outdoor spaces: the Great Hall, with its large marble mantel and glorious grand staircase; the Garden Room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and marble fountain; the Little Theater, with theater-style seating or the Marble Room, with its beautiful marble-textured walls.

Services Offered
Armour House offers a variety of wedding-related services. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Consultation
  • Event rentals
  • Outside vendors
  • Get ready rooms
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Wireless internet


Cuisine
Armour House offers an assortment of in-house catering services. For a delightful reception experience, said services include:

  • Tastings
  • Server(s)
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated-style dinner
  • Buffet-style dinner
  • Station-style dinner


Other Facilities
Armour House couples benefit from a number of versatile spaces in which to host wedding-related celebrations. Most notably, the venue's Library — with its warm wood features — boasts a relaxed atmosphere ideal for intimate post-wedding festivities.

Other Services
Interested Armour House couples have the option of including bar services with their knot-tying celebration. Said services include:

  • Liquor license
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open bar
  • House beer
  • Specialty beer
  • House liquor
  • Premium liquor
  • House wine
  • Signature drink


Location
Armour House is conveniently located in Lake Forest, Illinois. Less than 30 minutes from O'Hare International Airport, the glamorous venue is less than 10 minutes from a variety of local attractions, such as MacKenzie Ice Arena and Meadowood Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

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October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

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25 Reviews

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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Emily K. Married on 10/03/2021
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    Elegant and charming.

    Lake Forest Academy is my alma mater, so I knew the space well before booking it. Christine, the event manager, was organized and walked us through all of our options (mostly remotely) while we were living abroad. She was very flexible about doing a tasting when I was in town for a few days. The food was wonderful (we had a fully vegetarian wedding with a few vegan/GF guests), the service was highly professional, and the space is (as you can tell from pictures) gorgeous. Armour House itself is magnificent with its staircase, fireplace, high ceilings, and romantic details (e.g. the fountain). The gardens are kept neat and are easy to walk through. (We had our ceremony outside.)

    There were plenty of spaces for guests to socialize in, as the library was open for coffee and dessert, the patio had outdoor seating, and the dancing was slightly separated from the main hall. This was great for people to find some quiet to have conversations, but it also meant that with a small party (54 guests), it felt like everyone disappeared after dinner. I'd suggest a printed wedding timeline on the tables or regular announcements from the MC so that everyone gathers in one spot for special moments (e.g. first dance).

    My only complaint would be that the catering service was almost too efficient, and would clear drinks from the table when someone stepped away for a moment.

    I highly recommend Armour House and I hope to attend another wedding here!
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    Sharon B. Married on 02/15/2020
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    Availability

    Our wedding venue flooded due to excessive raining 24 hours prior to the wedding. Christine was able to provide a solution for our guests at a reasonable price.

    We ended up not booking the venue due to timing, but they provided a much needed ray of sunshine in a crazy day.

    Armour House's reply:

    I hope all turned out well for you on Saturday; I was sending good vibes to you all day. Wish you all the best in health and happiness!
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    Laura W. Married on 08/30/2019
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    Highly recommend this venue! Amazing service and a beautiful setting.

    Christine G. went above and beyond for our special day. She made the planning process seamless and kept us on track, never forgetting even the smallest details.

    Our wedding was perfect and this setting is absolutely beautiful. Amazing experience!

    Armour House's reply:

    Thank you for the beautiful review!
    It was such a pleasure to work with you both and wish you all the happiness in the world.

    Take care!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Hitched by MV - Wedding Officiant - Rev. Michael Hitched by MV - Wedding Officiant - Rev. Michael Wedding Officiants

The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy has everything you would expect from a north shore wedding venue. They will help make your big day an experience you and your guests will remember forever. I look forward to officiating your ceremony at the Armour House. Best wishes!

Lake Forest Flowers Lake Forest Flowers Wedding Florists

Armour House is an intimate location for a wedding venue. Beauty both inside and outside, you can have a lovely ceremony in the garden or inside the mansion. The service and attention to detail by Christine and Alisa is excellent and you worn't be disappointed. Lake Forest Flowers loves working with Armour House to create the perfect day for their couples!

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1500 W Kennedy Rd Lake Forest, IL, 60045
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Armour House frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of Armour House in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Armour House for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Armour House for wedding events?

Armour House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Armour House offer?

Armour House offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Armour House offer for wedding events?

Armour House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Armour House have available for wedding events?

Armour House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Armour House and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Armour House is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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