Joliet Area Historical Museum

204 North Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet Area Historical Museum is a wedding and events venue located in Joliet, Illinois. This museum venue offers a special setting and a range of spaces for your wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity

Joliet Area Historical Museum offers four distinct spaces to host your special day. The Route 66 visitors center’s terrazzo floor and glass-enclosed space can host up to 60 guests seated or 125 standing. Weather permitting, this opens to the outside fountain garden. The rooftop terrace overlooks historic downtown Joliet. The tiled terrace is partially-roofed so that your guests have shelter from inclement weather and can host up to 200 seated guests, or 250 standing. The rooftop terrace is available from May 1 through October 15. The auditorium in the lower level of the museum accommodates 200 seated guests, or 225 standing. You and your guests can enjoy the limestone feature wall highlighting the 320-square-foot stage and pantry area, with upcycled barn wood fixtures. The resource and discovery room on the second floor of the museum galleries can host up to 25 seated, or 40 standing, lending an intimate feel to your day.

Services Offered

Joliet Area Historical Museum is available to host your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. Wedding services here begin with setup, event planning, chairs, tables, get-ready room, lighting/sound, parking, and cleanup. Bar services, event rentals, outside vendors, and WiFi are also available. Bar service starts with bartenders, house beer, house wine, and open bar, while event rentals include altar/arch, audio equipment, barware, microphones, slide screen, projector, and easels.

Other Facilities

You and your guests can enjoy the amenities of Joliet Area Historical Museum during your stay. These include museum exhibits, tours of the Old Joliet Prison, and concerts. Since its opening in 2002, the museum has kept to its mission of promoting and preserving the diverse history and culture of the Joliet area.

Location

Joliet Area Historical Museum is located just south of the Louis Joliet Renaissance Center, and is in easy driving distance of several restaurants and hotels. Joliet being a major transportation hub as the junction of interstate highways I-80 and I-55, and the junction of two National Scenic Byways: Route 66 and the Lincoln Highway.

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Ashlynn · Married on 09/28/2019

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    Gorgeous ceremony location!

    Jennifer at the Joliet Area Historical Museum was absolutely PHENOMENAL! From the beginning of the process she was easy to work with and so accommodating to all of our varying requests (we changed locations within the museum for our ceremony a few times and they had no problem with it). For the actual wedding day, they were so gracious and did an amazing job setting up for our ceremony on the rooftop. It was beautiful with the ivy growing along the building and stained glass. It was truly a fairy-tale day! A huge thank you to all of the museum staff for making our wedding day perfect.

    Sent on 10/16/2019
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    Bethany Pemble · Married on 07/06/2019

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    Amazing!!!

    We worked with Jennifer as our event coordinator and she was truly amazing! She was very prompt in responding to emails and always made time for me to come in and meet with her if I needed to. My husband is in the military and wasn’t home until less than a week before our wedding, so he was really trusting my judgement on the venue. Jennifer was so helpful when he came home and met with him to walk through where everything would be and how the night would go. They spent the whole week before our wedding deep cleaning the whole museum so that it was perfect for our photos and they provided some decorations for us that they had accumulated so that we wouldn’t have to spend the extra money. I will be recommending this venue to all of our friends getting married in the future!

    Sent on 08/16/2019

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Joliet Area Historical Museum 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?
    $ 2275.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1750.00
  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 28.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    225
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • 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
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • 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?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

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  • 204 North Ottawa Street Joliet, IL, 60432 See on map
    815-475-5894 (Phone number)
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