Illinois Wesleyan University

1312 Park St, Bloomington, IL 61701 Map Phone number
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About Illinois Wesleyan University

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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2 Reviews for Illinois Wesleyan University

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Erin Jones 路 Married on 08/31/2019

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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Best day ever

    We just had our wedding at Illinois Wesleyan on August 31st. Neither me nor my husband are alumni (Illini!!!) but I am from Bloomington, so when researching venues, IWU came up. I am beyond overwhelmed at the outstanding service we received. Anna in Conference Services was amazing. She answered all of my emails of never ending questions with patience. The student intern at Evelyn Chapel Sierra was so sweet, and then she helped at the reception as well. The catering was amazing, I still cannot get over the appetizers. And I feel the price for what food we got was very reasonable. The ease of using Evelyn Chapel for the ceremony, then to walking over to Young Main Lounge/Joslin for the reception just made the day flow so nicely. All of the servers and bartenders were professional and friendly.

    Thank you all for helping us have the most amazing wedding day ever! 馃挌馃挌馃挌

    Sent on 09/26/2019

    Illinois Wesleyan University's reply:

    Thank you so much, Erin! We were so happy to celebrate your wedding day with you. Congratulations to you and Roger!
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    michael 路 Married on 11/03/2018

    4.6
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    Gorgeous venue for ceremony & reception

    We had our ceremony at Evelyn Chapel and our reception at the Young Main Lounge ballroom, and everything turned out so beautiful and perfect! The coordinator Anna is the best! She was so easy to work with, very responsive, and very helpful through all of the planning and the day of. Both the chapel and Young Main Lounge held our 200 guests perfectly, the food was great, and the space was elegant and gorgeous. I couldn鈥檛 have imagined a better place to have our ceremony and reception and I would highly recommend having your wedding and reception here!

    Sent on 03/25/2019
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Illinois Wesleyan University 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? $ 1,200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,200.00
  • 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? $ 700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 700.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 30.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Wine, Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom
  • 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
  • What event services do you offer? Clean Up, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

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    3095563591 (Phone number)

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