Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Cantigny Park

Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Cantigny Park and Cantigny Golf are prime wedding venues for couples in the Chicago area. To-be-weds can enjoy their special day among gardens or in a country club atmosphere. The former estate of Robert R. McCormick, Cantigny provides an idyllic backdrop for weddings and events of all kinds.

Facilities and Capacity

The 500-acre estate provides three facilities for events. At Cantigny Park, Le Jardin offers a breathtaking green space that is surrounded by serene formal gardens. This outdoor space provides a romantic location for weddings up to 200 guests. Here, couples can be surrounded by topiary sculptures, reflecting ponds, and statues. At Cantigny Golf, the Red Oak Room provides space that is suited to up to 140 guests. The room features views of the golf course and a soaring cathedral ceiling. Also at Cantigny Golf, opened in 2018, is the Woodside Pavilion. This space is a premium tented-style venue that accommodates parties of up to 250 guests.

Services Offered

Wedding specialists at Cantigny Park can work with clients to match wedding packages to couples’ preferences. On request, their team will provide custom linens and furniture to decorate an event. Couples will also enjoy a wide range of catering options, all available on site.

Cuisine

At Cantigny Park, couples can design their own menu by choosing the entrees they love most. Choose from dishes like Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi, Tuscan Pork with apple mashed potatoes, Mediterranean Chicken, and more. The culinary team also provides a selection of hors d'oeuvres, late-night snacks, and bar options to wow wedding guests.

History

Originally the home and property of Robert R. McCormick, born in 1880, Cantigny Park was first used in the 1920s. It remained in the ownership of Robert until his death in 1955. Part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Cantigny Park, and its associated nonprofit charity, are named after a small village in France. This village is where Colonel McCormick commanded an artillery battalion in 1918 during The Battle of Cantigny, which is recognized as America’s first victory in World War I. After his death in 1955, Robert R. McCormick's will established the Robert R. McCormick Charitable Trust. Cantigny was designated as a public space for education and recreation, officially opening in 1958. On its grounds, visitors can encounter The Robert R. McCormick Museum, The First Division Museum, Cantigny Gardens, and both the visitor and education center. There are also several walking trails and an expansive golf course.

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64 Reviews for Cantigny Park

Recommended by 90% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.2

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    Madison · Married on 10/12/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Reception turned out beautiful

    We were working with them from out of state. But they were still SO accommodating and VERY responsive when it came to my many questions. Everything turned out so beautiful we couldn’t thank them enough!

    Sent on 11/05/2020
  • Nadia

    Nadia · Married on 08/23/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing experience

    I had a bridal shower brunch at Cantigny Golf, specifically in the Red Oak II room. The staff were amazing—they were professional, personable, and incredibly accommodating. I primarily dealt with Lindsey, who is a sweetheart, and made my experience with Cantigny Golf a very special, pleasant one. The food was delicious—everyone raves about the brunch menu (particularly the salmon and sea bass). The weather was beautiful, which gave us the opportunity to use the adjoining outdoor patio area for stunning photos.

    The room was large for my group of 65 people, but still felt very intimate. We made use of the venue’s bookshelves by decorating with our own personal photos, and we were able to make the space our own.

    Overall, I would absolutely recommend this venue for any occasion, big or small!

    Sent on 04/14/2019

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Cantigny Park Pricing

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Cantigny Park FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 9000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Country/Golf Club
    Historic Building
    Park
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Cocktail Reception
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Tastings
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    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

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3 Endorsements

  • TWA Photographic Artists Wedding Photographers

    Chicago wedding photographers will all tell you the exact same thing when it comes to Cantigny: this venue has everything! Located in Wheaton IL, Cantigny Park is the perfect setting to create a unique and memorable wedding. The lavish gardens, each with a distinctive beauty, have been the setting for some of our favorite weddings. This expansive estate encompasses acres of beautiful gardens, colorful botanicals, and tranquil water features, creating an idyllic background for your most special day. From the Rose Garden to the South Grove, the allure and beauty of the estate is simply magnificent.

  • "I Do" Weddings with Rev. Phil Landers Wedding Officiants

    Beautiful venue. Several options for outdoor weddings. My favorite is the East Lawn. A long, tiered aisle to walk down. Their sound system is stellar -- all the guests can hear what's being said. (That's not true for all outdoor venues.) Highly recommended.

  • Katherine Salvatori Photography Wedding Photographers

    We absolutely love working at Cantigny Park!! Over and over again it provides amazing views no matter what the season, along with an exceptional staff at each wedding we do. I couldn't recommend it enough!!

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Cantigny Park frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Cantigny Park?

Cantigny Park includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Cantigny Park, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Cantigny Park includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Cantigny Park, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Cantigny Park includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

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

The space offered by Cantigny Park for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Country/Golf Club
  • Historic Building
  • Park

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Cantigny Park for wedding events?

Cantigny Park offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Cantigny Park offer?

Cantigny Park offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Cantigny Park offer for wedding events?

Cantigny Park offers the following services for wedding events:

  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Cantigny Park have available for wedding events?

Cantigny Park offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

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

Cantigny Park is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in flexibility, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.6 in value and 4.2 in average response time.