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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.
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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.
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
- Event planning
- Event rentals
- In-house catering
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.
In addition to ceremonies and receptions, the estate also hosts bridal showers and engagement parties.
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.
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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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Absolutely beautiful venue with an excellent staff and ambience!
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!
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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- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Limited Bar
- Open Bar
- Signature Drink
- Historic Building
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- Event Planner
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- Get Ready Rooms
- Pet Friendly
- Aisle Markers
- Aisle Runners
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor