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.
Armour House offers a variety of wedding-related services. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:
Armour House offers an assortment of in-house catering services. For a delightful reception experience, said services include:
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.
Interested Armour House couples have the option of including bar services with their knot-tying celebration. Said services include:
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.
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Paula · Married on 09/01/2018
I just spent the last year+ planning my second daughter's wedding at the Armour House, and if I could give them 10 stars, I would. The beauty of the venue speaks for itself in pictures. I can't imagine a better setting for a wedding. But what you're never sure of when you book a venue is how much you can rely on the staff to care as much about your daughter's "big day" as much as she does. Well, the entire staff of the Armour worked tirelessly to make sure the evening went perfectly. A special thank you must to go to Christine Sward. Christine was my contact throughout and my praise for her just doesn't do her justice: she answered all my questions promptly and completely, she made suggestions, she worked with all our crazy ideas, she was INCREDIBLY organized, and she worked with us to keep our expenses within budget. Christine may have just put more work into this wedding than we did. She was there at 9am the morning of, after not going home until 1am after the wedding from the night before. The rest of the staff was also incredible: always pleasant, highly skilled, gracious, etc. Several of our guests commented on the stellar service during cocktail hour and dinner. The only negative to the Armour House is that, because it is such an incredible venue, it books up 1-and-a-half to two years in advance. If you're newly engaged and looking for a place to create some amazing memories and photos, make an appointment now! Thank you so much Christine and staff! And credit for the beautiful photos goes to Ruthie Hauge Photography...she's amazing! (separate review)Sent on 09/04/2018
Ann T · Married on 08/18/2018
Breathtaking Venue and Gardens
The Historic Armour House provided a unique and timeless setting for my son's and daughter-in-laws wedding. Their dream wedding came true at this prestigious mansion with grandeur gardens. Our guests were so impressed with its beauty they are still talking about it. The food was delicious with beautiful presentation. The service was outstanding! I highly recommend this venue to everyone!Sent on 10/20/2018
Olivia · Married on 09/15/2017
The Armour House was AMAZING! Dean & Christine were beyond professional, flexible, and accommodating. My wedding day was perfect, it was honestly a dream come true!Sent on 03/06/2018
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
For all remaining 2019 dates (Friday, Saturday OR Sunday) we are offering a 10% discount on Food and Beverage packages! Call, message or email for further details!
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!
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!