Colvin House

5940 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Colvin House

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 | May 1st - October 31st & Holidays

Monday - Thursday Evenings | $1,500

Friday & Sunday Evenings | $3,500

Saturday Evenings | $5550

Weekend Mornings | $1000

OFF-PEAK SEASON PRICING | November 1st - April 30th

Monday - Thursday Evenings | $1,000

Friday & Sunday Evenings | $2,500

Saturday Evenings | $3500

Weekend Mornings | $1000

*$250 refundable security and damage deposit required

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.

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Lgbtq friendly
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1920s details
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Gorgeous details
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Wedding of your dreams!
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Sample table setup
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Gorgeous staircase
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The bridal suite
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The house at night
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Incredible details
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Front of the mansion
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Unique weddings
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3 Reviews for Colvin House

Recommended by 100% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Kate Piatt-Eckert · Married on 11/03/2018

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    Uniquely wonderful venue

    Colvin House is a charming, fabulous space for gatherings of up to 100. Its quirky and compelling architecture started a lot of conversations, and the staff could not have been more helpful. We had a wonderful event!

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    Lindsay · Married on 09/08/2018

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    Beautiful, unique space for a special party!

    Colvin House is such a special gem. The location and charm can't be beat, and both Angela (owner) and Laura (manager) went above and beyond when our plans evolved (as plans do) to help insure we -- and our guests -- had a wonderfully memorable, comfortable and beautiful experience. Super bonus? The lake is just across the street, expanding the potential for awesome photos. Everyone was impressed with the architectural details inside, too -- there is so much to explore (purple bathroom, carved pillars, intricate ceilings, chandeliers, Juliet balcony, I could go on). We also appreciated the ample restroom options for guests (an extra block is downstairs) and a nice, working kitchen. What also made the venue a great fit was their granting us the freedom to secure vendors of choice -- important to us.

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Colvin House FAQ

  • 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? $ 5,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Parking, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 100
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 25
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Art Gallery, Beach, Historic Building, Mansion, Park, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, 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, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, 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, December

1 Event

  • Feb Fri

    The Parlor

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    • When:
      Feb 01, 2019 07:30 PM - 12:00 AM
    • Location:
      5940 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Chicago

    When is the last time you dressed up in an evening gown or costume andspent your Friday night surrounded by culture and wonderful conversation? Imagine it: It's Friday evening and you are in a historic mansion, surrounded by guests in masks, a crafted cocktail in hand, entertained and wowed by Chicago most esteemed performers and musicians! Spend your Friday night at the Parlor at Colvin House Mansion!

    The February 1st Parlor Presents: The Masks We Wear

    Fierce Productions and the Colvin House are proud to continue our popular immersive event: The Parlor. Bimonthly, the first Friday of the month, guests will be amazed by opera singers, Shakespearean actors, drag queens, musicians and more. Signature cocktails, wine and heavy appetizers will be served in abundance inspired by the art of the evening. Every performance will be different, uniquely curated and based upon a theme. Guests are encouraged to dress up in the spirit of the theme! This month's theme is: The Masks We Wear.

    What kind of Masks do you wear throughout the day? Do you change your persona based on who you are with or what you are doing? This month our artists will perform pieces of theater, music, and dance that are inspired by the masks we wear. We encourage YOU, our guests, to dress in the spirit of the theme. Wear a Mask that portrays the kind of persona you would like to be at our Parlor. Perhaps you will want to come as the fiercest version of yourself, or the coyest.

    Tickets include:

    • Exclusive Invitation to The Colvin House
    • Immersive performances of Theater, Dance, Music and more!
    • 3 Hour Open Bar featuring Wine and Signature Cocktails
    • Catered substantial appetizers and desserts
    • Vintage pop up shop
    • Millinery pop up shop

    BUY TICKETS HERE

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-parlor-a-cocktail-party-salon-tickets-54429753859?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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  • 5940 N. Sheridan Rd Chicago, Illinois, IL 60660 See on map
    (773) 654-2999 (Phone number)

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