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Colvin House

Chicago, IL View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
6 reviews
Up to 100 guests

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Up to 100 guests

Facilities and Capacity

Seated & Cocktail: 100 guests

Why have your Wedding at Colvin House?

  • Select any caterer of your choice
  • BYOB friendly
  • Quality sound system, projector, WiFi, and two wireless microphones
  • We include 100 chairs, tables, barware, china, flatware, and glassware.
  • Commercial kitchen that can be used by a licensed caterer.
  • Gorgeous 1920s details throughout the mansion
  • Across the street from Lake Michigan
  • Can accomodate up to 100 parked cars
  • Weekend evening rentals include a 10-hour rental
  • Weekend morning rentals include a 5-hour rental
  • Weeknight rentals include a 5-hour rental
  • Rental includes a 2-hour set-up and 1 hour clean-up time

PEAK SEASON PRICING | April 1st - November 30th & Holiday

Friday Evenings | $5,500

Sunday Evening | $6,500

Saturday Evenings | $7,500

OFF-PEAK SEASON PRICING | December 1st - March 31th

Friday Evenings | $4,500

Sunday Evening | $5,500

Saturday Evenings | $6,500

The Colvin House History

The Colvin House was designed by architect George Maher, who was a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright. He used his signature style of Rhythym-Motif Theory on the mansion, utilizing triangles and tulips as motifs to create unique architectural elements. This mansion exudes charm and character while still boasting original details. The architecture outlines an ideal location for any of your wedding events, from your ceremony, reception, or elopement, to your bridal shower, engagement party, and rehearsal dinner. There are indoor and outdoor options that provide scenic views of Chicago’s Northside lakefront. The mansion is across the street from Lake Michigan, which can serve as a beautiful backdrop to any photo or wedding ceremony.

About Colvin House Mansion

Built in 1909, the Colvin House is a historic wedding venue located in Chicago, Illinois. This mansion exudes charm and character while still boasting original details.The interior of the Colvin House was renovated in the 1920s to reflect the time period, and can seat up to 100 guests for your wedding on the first floor. You can add on other areas of the house to increase the capacity. The interior includes stunning ornate details with stone pillars, plaster molding, and decorative ceilings. A crystal chandelier and the marble fireplaces still stand from the original design when it was built in 1909. The first floor is available with a number of spaces to use from a parlor, to a foyer, a dining room, and sun rooms. The house does include a collection of custom, in-house furniture, if needed. There is a large fenced-in brick courtyard to host your outdoor event and a tent can be added in case of inclement weather. There is a bridal suite available on the third floor of the house you can use to get ready beforehand. Parking is available on site, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$5,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

100

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Beach
Garden
Historic Building
Mansion
Park
Waterfront

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

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
December
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    Maria G. Married on 09/18/2021
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    Colvin house is a dream

    Colvin House was a dream. The venue is so cool and exactly the vibe we were going for. It’s right off Lake Michigan and we were able to do some photos out there during our cocktail hour and they turned out amazing. The outdoor space is huge enough for seating 100 comfortable with space for an epic dance party. The inside “garage” spot is perfect for serving up drinks to guests as well as the front of the house where guests can enjoy drinks and play outdoor games! It’s absolutely beautiful at night with all of the strung lights and just sets a great mood. On top of that, you get to work with Sarah and Laura who are absolute rock stars. Sarah was so eager to do every little detail we wanted and was so excited every time we spoke. We probably sent over 100s of different photos of the style we were trying to go for and Sarah nailed every.single.one. She really put her heart and soul into our big day! She was such a pleasure to work with. Laura was an amazing day of planner and helped us so much during the last few weeks to the day. I’m not sure we would have been able to do everything we wanted without her all-out effort. The wedding turned out wonderful and we are just so thankful to have had them for it.
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    Jennifer H. Married on 04/05/2019
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    Truly outstanding!

    It was such a pleasure to work within the historic, gorgeous, newly renovated Colvin House! This venue is the perfect site for an intimate wedding ceremony, and reception, while providing ample space for guests to spread out between the two floors and handsome brick laid courtyard perfectly accented with strung lights to enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and dinner. There are so many wonderful chair, table, bar set-up options throughout the premises to not only accommodate guest, catering, and DJ needs, but exceed any bride or groom’s vision for their big day. The captivating interior design and architecture throughout open up a whole new realm to capture breathtaking photo ops (every bride’s fav!) – from the cozy, upstairs bridal suite with balcony windows to let in natural lighting to the main hardwood floor staircase winding down beneath their radiant signature chandelier to the courtyard with enough space to provide plenty of room to dance, and just steps away from Lake Michigan for an elegant and romantic background setting of the waves or Chicago skyline. Amelia and Laura (events/management) were incredible to work beside, as they were noticeably attentive to the bride and groom’s needs, their family members, and fellow hired employees throughout the night. The event ran smoothly from beginning to end, and we certainly can’t wait for another opportunity to work with them in the future! Highly recommend!
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    Anthony R. Married on 01/05/2019
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    Winter wedding at the Colvin House

    The Colvin House was a beautiful and affordable venue to host our wedding. We loved the architecture of the house and the proximity to the lake and city. Laura and her team were very flexible and easy to work with leading up to the wedding and on wedding day. I would sincerely recommend engaged couples to consider getting married here!
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5940 N. Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL, 60660
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Colvin House frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Colvin House?

Colvin House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

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

The space offered by Colvin House for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Park
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Colvin House for wedding events?

Colvin House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Colvin House offer?

Colvin House offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Colvin House offer for wedding events?

Colvin House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Colvin House have available for wedding events?

Colvin House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

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

Colvin House is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.7 in average response time.

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