Illinois Wesleyan University is a small, liberal arts college with a beautiful park-like campus. You can have your wedding ceremony in our simply charming Evelyn Chapel or outside on our quad, which is part of the Illinois Wesleyan Arboretum of over 1,200 trees! Our ceremony and reception locations, including the Evelyn Chapel, are inclusive of all religions and couples. For your reception, our campus has two main venues. The first, the Young Main Lounge, is a traditional ballroom with wood floors - perfect for dancing! Attached to the Young Main Lounge is the Joslin Atrium, a glass atrium with views of our campus quad, that is the ideal location for a cocktail hour or perhaps a standalone space for a smaller event. Our second main reception location is our Hansen Center Court. Remodeled from our original campus gymnasium, the Hansen Center Court is a unique space that has the ability to be transformed to suit a wide variety of events.
Have a different idea for your ceremony on our campus? Wedding in the library and reception on the quad? If you can dream it, we will do our best to accommodate it! We're looking forward to sharing our amazing spaces with you!
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Illinois Wesleyan University?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Set Up
At Illinois Wesleyan University, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
At Illinois Wesleyan University, what does the bar service starting price include?
- Champagne Toast
- House Wine
- Open Bar
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What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Illinois Wesleyan University for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
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- Clean Up
- Lighting / Sound
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Illinois Wesleyan University have available for wedding events?
- Audio Equipment
- Dance Floor
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