Armour House

1500 W Kennedy Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Armour House

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.

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24 Reviews for Armour House

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Laura Winchester · 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!

    Sent on 09/17/2019
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    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!
  • Yasamin

    Yasamin · Married on 08/24/2019

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    A Perfect Day at the Most Amazing Venue

    We got married at the Armour House in August, and it was a great experience from start to finish. The food was great, the venue is obviously stunning, and Christine and Alisa were very flexible. We had signature drinks with our last name written in them, and the bartenders actually practiced making the signature drinks a few weeks before our wedding to ensure that they got them right. We had a tasting the December before our wedding and a decor meeting in the March/April before to go over all of the details. Alisa and Christine were always quick to answer our questions. The head chef, Mark, was very sensitive to our guests' dietary restrictions and even set up a few phone conversations with guests to ensure that he could make something to accommodate their restrictions. Overall, everything ran smoothly, and we were able to have the wedding of our dreams. We would ABSOLUTELY recommend this venue.

    Sent on 09/04/2019

    Armour House's reply:

    Thank you for the wonderful review! We had so much fun practicing those drinks and it was a great time.

    We wish you both great happiness!

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Armour House FAQ

  • 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? May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November, December

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    10% Discount on Food and Beverage

    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!

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • 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 See on map
    847-495-7990 (Phone number)
    By appointment only

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