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Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet, IL View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
8 reviews
$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 225 guests

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$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 225 guests

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. 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.

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 an open bar, while event rentals include altar/arch, audio equipment, barware, microphones, slide screen, projector, and easels.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$2,275

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

$1,750

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

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

$500

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

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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    Alexis V. Married on 07/11/2021
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    Truly a hidden gem

    My fiancé’s family is from Joliet, lived there their whole life & a lot of them had no idea that this museum was here! Jennifer is such a beautiful person inside and out & made my wedding planning so easy. She was always quick to answer my questions whether it was the middle of the night or on a weekend. The museum has so many versatile spaces to use for all sorts of occasions. My MIL said she’ll definitely be using it in the future for even smaller parties like baby showers and such!

    Joliet Area Historical Museum's reply:

    Thank you Alexis! It was such a pleasure to work with you and your MIL. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!
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    Tracy S. Married on 07/10/2021
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    Perfect Venue

    JHM was the absolute perfect venue for my daughter and son-in-law's wedding celebration! The vibe is fun and interesting- from the minute you enter the lobby. Our guests appreciated being able to browse the museum at any point during the event. We absolutely loved being on the rooftop- it is amazing! And it actually poured rain at one point in the evening and we basically didn't even notice. Jennifer is amazing! She is flexible and helpful and so wonderful to work with. I cannot say enough good things about our experience and our family and friends' forever incredible memories thanks to JHM and Jennifer and her staff.

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204 North Ottawa Street Joliet, IL, 60432
815-723-5201
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