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Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Joliet, IL View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
105 reviews
$8k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$8k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate is a ballroom in Joliet, Illinois, hosting weddings for couples in the greater Chicago area. This historic mansion sets the scene for a couple’s wedding with vintage architecture and decor. Located two minutes from the Des Plaines River in Joliet, this venue is 45 minutes from Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 275 guests to travel back in time with them to experience the beauty and splendor of the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate. The property hosts a number of buildings, such as The Old Central Church, formerly the most prominent congregation in Joliet. This building’s sparkling stained-glass windows and original pipe organ are historic touches for couples on their wedding day. Couple’s can also marry at the Jacob Henry Mansion, with hand-carved woodwork and vintage decor, or in the gardens under the pristine white trellis. Receptions take place in either of the latter two spaces or in the Victorian Ballroom, complete with cathedral ceilings and antique chandeliers.

Services Offered
The venue offers an array of services to couples in order to make them feel like royalty on the estate property. These services include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Chairs
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house catering
  • Parking
  • Setup


Cuisine
The chefs at the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate provide customized menu options for couples and their guests. Servers cater to attendees’ needs and bartenders keep the drinks flowing. Couples can even elect for a chocolate fountain for a unique dessert experience.

Other Services
In addition to ceremonies and receptions, the estate also hosts bridal showers and engagement parties.

History
The mansion was commissioned in 1873 by Jacob A. Henry as a private estate with 40 rooms. Each room contains a stately fireplace and the entire mansion is decorated with hand-carved oak and walnut. The main staircase is the central feature with a landing that boasts 119 hand carved octagonal spindles of burled walnut. In 1876 the mansion won the Architecture Award at the American Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia. Today, the estate is designated a National Historic Landmark and is one of the best examples of Renaissance Revival architecture in the state.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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?

$650

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

$650

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$28

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March

105 Reviews

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4.8
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Tim K. Married on 05/21/2022
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    Perfect venue

    From the Father of the Bride...I can not say too many great things about the Mansion and the staff. It's a perfect one-stop shop: the church is beautiful and historic, the mansion is dazzling, and the reception hall is one of the best wedding venues I';ve experienced. I received several compliments about the venue, food and drink, and that the service was top-notch. The staff was extremely helpful, going above and beyond. We had some hiccups due to COVID, but they helped us through it all. I would highly recommend the Jacob Henry Mansion.
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    Rachel S. Married on 05/15/2021
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    The Perfect Ceremony!

    Sue was our Godsend to clear up any uncertainty or provide my bridal party with necessary guidance during our chaotic day. She made sure to always be present and ready to corral our rowdy bridal party during the rehearsal and at the wedding. She is excellent and patient at what she does, and she has a calming demeanor that kept our day stress-free. Our heart was set on having our ceremony outdoors in the Mansion’s gardens, and Sue made sure to make this happen despite intermittent rainy day sprinkles.
    She and our Reverend Jeremy, who we also hired through the Mansion, work great together and really know what they’re doing.
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    I met with Amanda today to discuss possibly having my wedding at the Jacob Henry mansion and fell in love instantly with the estate and Amanda she showed me around and explained everything i think I'm going to book my wedding there

Awards

  • 105
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Kimberly & Zach
    32 photos · 07/20/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Maggie Speaks Maggie Speaks Wedding Bands

Absolutely beautiful venue with an excellent staff and ambience!

Impulse Entertainment DJs Impulse Entertainment DJs Wedding DJs

Jacob Henry Mansion is the epitome of excellent service, out-of-this-world professionalism, and genuine personality. I have worked with the Jacob Henry Mansion team on several occasions, and as a DJ, I want to make sure that I am in constant communication with the banquet manager throughout the entire wedding reception. Jacob Henry Mansion makes their team readily available in a moment's notice -- which is something I absolutely love! Not to mention the fact that they entire staff is very respectful, and will drop everything to help and serve their clients -- no questions asked! Tucked away in the neighborhoods of Joliet, this is a true diamond in the rough that offers a historical, unique feel to your wedding reception. Do yourself a favor and do not overlook this place. It is gorgeous, the food is amazing, the staff are fantastic, and your guests will remember your perfect wedding day!

TWA Photographic Artists TWA Photographic Artists Wedding Photographers

The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate offers a unique, Victorian setting for both your wedding ceremony and reception. The historic mansion offers a timeless backdrop for your wedding day images with vintage inspired decor and rich, hard-carved woodwork throughout the entire venue. With the option to start your life together in the Old Central Church, which is located on the property, you can say your "I Dos" standing in front of an authentic pipe organ, surrounded by stunning stained-glass windows. After the ceremony, you can wander the grounds, enjoying the manicured lawn and hidden gardens. If the space is not enough to convince you to check out the mansion, the fact that it is family-owned and operated is something that can't be overlooked. The entire staff is friendly, courteous and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure your day is absolutely picture perfect.

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Map

20 S Eastern Ave Joliet, IL, 60433
815-722-1420
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Jacob Henry Mansion Estate frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Jacob Henry Mansion Estate?

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Jacob Henry Mansion Estate includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Jacob Henry Mansion Estate in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Jacob Henry Mansion Estate for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Jacob Henry Mansion Estate for wedding events?

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Jacob Henry Mansion Estate offer?

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Jacob Henry Mansion Estate offer for wedding events?

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Jacob Henry Mansion Estate have available for wedding events?

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Jacob Henry Mansion Estate and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.7 in average response time.

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