Cantigny Park and Cantigny Golf are prime wedding venues for couples in the Chicago area. Enjoy your special day among gardens and in a country club atmosphere. The former estate of Robert R. McCormick, Cantigny provides an idyllic backdrop for weddings and events.
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 the serene formal gardens. The outdoor space provides a romantic location for weddings up to 250 guests. Be surrounded by topiary sculptures, reflecting ponds and statues. At Cantigny Golf, the Red Oak Room provides space to accommodate up to 150 guests. The newly remodeled room features views of the golf course and a soaring cathedral ceiling. New for 2018, also at Cantigny Golf, is the Woodside Pavilion, a premium tented venue accomodating 250.
Wedding specialists at Cantigny Park will work with clients to match wedding packages to couples' preferences. Their team will provide custom linens and furniture to decorate your event. Couples will also enjoy the range of catering options available on-site.
Design you own menu by choosing the entrees you love most. Choose from dishes like miso glazed striped bass, apple cider pork loin or chicken vesuvio. Their chefs also provide wide range of desserts and a custom cake for your reception. At the end of the night, choose to add a snack like a taco bar or chicken and waffle sliders.
Recommended by 89% of couples
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User5506187 · 2+ years ago
Service, food and planning with Bryanne and Daphne was seamless and easy. I truly could not have asked for more. The food was outstanding. My Dad said it was the best he's ever had at a wedding. The staff was attentive throughout the evening. Bryanne was very responsive to my (many) questions throughout the planning period. I couldn't have asked for more. When you first visit Le Jardin (the venue we chose), you might not love the ambiance. The bar and Bertie's (the cafe off of the main room) need a little makeover. We decided to make it prettier. If you can fit Chivari chairs into the budget, do it. What an elegant look it added. We made a huge bar menu sign and placed it in front of a pass-thru window behind the bar. It covered up the window beautifully. Lots of candles and flowers, etc. on the bar counter helped. It really ended up looking very nice. The sign looked like it belonged back there. Bertie's needed a little help, also. Cantigny has a floor to ceiling curtain that covers the counter area. It works well, and hides the area you don't want guests to see. We also had hi-boys and regular tables with linens on them to dress up the area. It was football season, so we turned on the tv's during cocktail hour. That was a big hit. If you can turn on the fireplace, do it! How pretty it was. With a little imagination, you can turn that room into anything you envision. My chair lady said it was one of the prettiest receptions that she's ever seen, and she's seen alot. I was a little nervous about the whole event, but that was a waste of time. I would choose Le Jardin again in a second!
Melissa · Married on 08/04/2018
It was love at first sight as soon as we toured Cantigny. Everything from the grounds, to the location was everything and more we envisioned for our wedding day. We chose to have our ceremony at the East Lawn Garden and the reception at the newly added Woodside Pavillion. Both locations were absolutely stunning on our wedding day. For getting ready, we rented out the cottage nearby the ceremony site and it allowed us to have plenty of time for photos in the gardens prior to the start of the ceremony. The staff we worked with was absolutely AMAZING. They were on point with reaching out to us when needed and following up with us immediately for any questions we may have had. Our day was flawless and it's all because of them. They are so organized, professional and FLEXIBLE. Although we were using their facility, they really bent over backwards to make their facilities feel like ours. It was great. Words cannot express how great it was to work with Bryanne as our wedding coordinator and Alyssa as our ceremony coordinator. Both Bryanne and Alyssa were so detailed, caring and supportive, it's really no wonder that I trusted them completely. Honestly, these two are ones to have confidence in and will make sure that your day goes off without a hitch. When it came to the food, it was delicious. Even today we are still hearing compliments on how great the food was. We even still receive compliments on their bar tenders! They were super friendly, AND TALENTED. We had special drinks and they were able to make them perfectly. What a way to add to the experience for our guests. I would highly recommend Cantigny for your wedding. Every where you turn is picturesque, you just can't go wrong. :)
Katie · Married on 06/30/2018
My husband and I selected The Red Oak Room at Cantigny Golf Club for our rehearsal dinner, and let us tell you, it was incredible!! We had a larger rehearsal dinner with a lot of out of town guests and the night was a hit. We wanted a space with both outdoor and indoor space and The Red Oak Room was perfect. The views of the golf course are stunning and the string lights on the patio made it feel like an awesome summer party. We had food served buffett style (Italian theme and then mini chicago hotdogs and beef sandwiches) and they were a hit! On top of the venue being spectacular, our event coordinator, Taylor, was top knotch. Taylor was so professional, kind and responsive and made the night better than we had imagined! If you are considering having any event that will "wow" your guests - have it at Cantigny. The grounds and staff are supberb.
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.
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.
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!!