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Price range: $1,500 - $2,000 Price range: $1,500 - $2,000
Couples usually spend $1,750 Couples usually spend $1,750
Reception
$3,100 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Reception
$2,900 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price

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About

On WeddingWire since 2014

The Highland Park Community House is an elegant wedding venue located in the heart of Highland Park's vibrant and well-known downtown district. This warm and inviting venue is a beautifully renovated historic landmark that evokes the glamour of the past with its art deco fixtures, vaulted ceilings and gorgeous hardwood floors. With stunning indoor and outdoor space, this venue can be converted into many configurations to graciously accommodate smaller events and weddings as well as large scale events. One of the unique aspects of our special venue is you can bring in any vendor, caterer, food, beverage, decor of your choosing making it affordable on all budgets to create the wedding of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity
The Highland Park Community House has an elegant Ballroom that can accomodate 200 seated guests with a dance floor and 300 people for a stand up/cocktail reception.

Our cozy Living Room which is adjacent to our elegant ballroom can seat up to 100 guests for a more intimate event. When combined with the foyer, 200 guests can be accomodated for a standing reception and is a fantastic space for cocktails/appetizers.

The Jesse Lowe Smith Heritage Garden is a vibrant and lush outdoor setting that is perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony or additional event space giving your guests plenty of room to stroll and enjoy all of our grounds.

Services Offered
Highland Park Community House will provide a variety of options for each event in order to meet your specific needs. Along with professional staff and unmatched flexibility, they will provide you with the following services and rentals:

  • Tables
  • Banquet and garden chairs
  • A/V
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Use of our commercial kitchen
  • Rolling and stationary dry bar
  • Grand piano
  • Coat check room
  • On-site manager for event
  • Setup and breakdown

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?

$3,100

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

$2,900

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?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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The Highland Park Community House is highly recommended for various events, including weddings and television productions. Reviewers praise the vintage charm, spaciousness, and beauty of the venue, as well as the exceptional service provided by Wendy, the Executive Director. Wendy is lauded for her accommodating and communicative nature, making the planning process easy and stress-free. The venue is described as a gem, with top-notch customer service, and rave reviews from guests, caterers, and vendors. Overall, the Highland Park Community House is a highly recommended venue for any event.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

The Highland Park Community House is highly recommended for various events, including weddings and television productions. Reviewers praise the vintage charm, spaciousness, and beauty of the venue, as well as the exceptional service provided by Wendy, the Executive Director. Wendy is lauded for her accommodating and communicative nature, making the planning process easy and stress-free. The venue is described as a gem, with top-notch customer service, and rave reviews from guests, caterers, and vendors. Overall, the Highland Park Community House is a highly recommended venue for any event.

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Mike Sent on 10/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Venue

The Highland, Park, Community, House was the perfect venue for our television production. We used the ballroom space. It was very spacious with tons of charm. Wendy Horwitch was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was extremely accommodating and made our experience that much better. I recommend this venue for anyone looking to do an event or television production.
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Julie I. Sent on 10/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Community Literary Event

Our event drew about 150 attendees, with 100% satisfaction. The venue offers vintage charm with contemporary responsiveness and planning details. Wendy is a delight to work with and her staff is impeccable in attention and thoughtfulness. All of our needs were met to our utmost satisfaction, and we will definitely return in the future. Sheer elegance!
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Melissa S. Sent on 06/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Professional, kind, attentive and patient. We are so grateful to be working with Wendy!

Wendy has been nothing short of amazing throughout this process! We have not even had our wedding yet but anytime I send a text, email, or call, she always gets back to me within minutes or at the least the same day! Her attentiveness, patience, and kindness is unmatched! We are so excited to finally have our wedding at the HP house in a few months and so far, Wendy has made the process easy and stress free! Thank you!
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Fred Fox Studios Fred Fox Studios Wedding Photographers

We absolutely love working here. It is beautiful and the staff is always great to work with. We can't say enough good things about this place.

Lake Forest Flowers Lake Forest Flowers Wedding Florists

An intimate space for your quaint event! Staff and food are excellent. Personalize the space by working with a floral professional for your table decor. A great event space for weddings or other special occasions! Working with local vendors often saves you money and hassle!

Catering by Michaels Catering by Michaels Wedding Caterers

Great Venue for a wedding or any other kind of event. Spacious and easy to work at. Helpful staff and flexible with the vendors. Have worked there for many years. Wendy is easy to work with and knows her stuff

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