Armour House

1500 W Kennedy Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.7 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $20k - $28k
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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

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

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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21 Reviews for Armour House

Recommended by 93% of couples

4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Ann T · Married on 08/18/2018

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    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
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    Olivia · Married on 09/15/2017

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    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



Armour House Pricing


Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$20,228 - $28,222
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Buffet
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

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!


  • 1500 W Kennedy Rd Lake Forest, IL, 60045 See on map
    847-565-2462 (Phone number)
    By appointment only

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