Cheney Mansion provides a wedding venue for couples in the Chicago area. Located in the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District, the mansion provides a garden setting for weddings and events.
Facilities and Capacity
The mansion offers reception rooms, a kitchen and 2.2 acres of landscaping. The grounds feature a greenhouse, woodland walk and waterfall feature that takes your wedding in the city to a lush garden setting. The various spaces are able to accommodate up to 175 guests for a memorable evening.
The wedding planners at Cheney Mansion are willng to work with couples to arrange the best setup for your day. The team will arrange your vendors, provide you with accommodations and coordinate your wedding day timeline. A bridal suite, chairs and tables are also available for your use.
Designed by Charles E. White, an architect who worked under Frank Lloyd Wright, Cheney Mansion was built in 1913. Many traits of the building are inspired by Wright’s work. Since construction, it has been passed down through family members and today hosts weddings on it’s beautiful grounds.
11 Reviews for Cheney Mansion
Recommended by 88% of couples
10 User photos
Raeann H. · Married on 10/19/2019
The perfect mansion
Cheney Mansion was the perfect venue for us. After scouring through places, prices, and availability online it was among the top of my list. We did a walk through and had a soft hold on a date for a couple of weeks. With the overwhelming amount of wedding planning, I managed to not follow up by the deadline. However, it was still held and they were very flexible when I contacted them. Over the next several months they were contacted with a handful of questions every few months and always responded. We did a walkthrough the week prior to the wedding with the caterer. I was a little worried the day of about all of the moving pieces with the decorations I was bringing, the florist, the DJ, the caterer, and so forth but Susan and the staff at Cheney Mansion did an amazing job. They were real professionals who magically had everything set and knew everything that needed to be done. Everything went perfectly. The staff was so nice and helpful. The venue is gorgeous. We lucked out and it ended up being a sunny day in mid October so we were able to take advantage of the patio for cocktail hour and of the greenhouse for the ceremony. The venue grounds and inside allowed for beautiful pictures. We found it to be a unique, special, and well suited venue for what we wanted that luckily came with flexible and helpful staff!Sent on 01/01/2020
Suzannah L. · Married on 08/17/2019
A beautiful venue inside and out
We chose the Cheney Mansion for several reasons- but one of the biggest reasons was the ability to have a beautiful day inside or outside, regardless of the weather. And boy were we glad we did when we woke up on our wedding day to a forecast of thunderstorms.
While the change in weather led to a few changes in our plan- the night was able to go off beautifully. And when the skies cleared and we wanted to move the rest of the party out to the patio, the Cheney Mansion staff handled that flawlessly as well. They were incredibly flexible down to the minute and we got the MOST compliments on our beautiful venue. Every room is stunning, and it makes everyone feel their fanciest.
We worked with Susan Crane, and could not have asked for a better experience.Sent on 08/27/2019
Krista · Married on 06/03/2017
We had our wedding ceremony and reception of around 70 guests at Cheney Mansion. The mansion is absolutely gorgeous, as are the grounds where we had the ceremony. Kakie was our coordinator throughout the process, and was always very patient with answering my million questions. Both Kakie and the manager Susan were present at our final walk through, rehearsal, and day of ceremony. They were great in making sure everyone was queued up for the ceremony and that the evening went smoothly. They've also changed some of the previous rules mentioned in the earlier reviews to be a bit looser. We have no complaints about our wedding, Cheney was perfect, the staff was excellent, and the pictures are so romantic.Sent on 08/15/2017
I can't say enough amazing things about The Cheney Mansion. Not only is the venue beautiful inside and out the staff at The Cheney Mansion are hands down one of the best staff I've had the pleasure of working with. Highly recommended. -James James Craig At Your Request Entertainment
Best location in Oak Park, IL by FAR! This is my go-too venue for engagements and weddings.