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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Rooftop Stainglass
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Limestone wall in Gallery
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Trolly in Gallery
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Stained glass in Galleries
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Lower Level Auditorium
Lower Level Auditorium
Lower Level Auditorium
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RT 66 Visitors Center
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Wedding Rooftop Terrace
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Wedding Ceremony Rooftop
Wedding Ceremony Rooftop
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RT 66 Visitors Center
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RT 66 Visitors Center
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Courtyard
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Rt 66 Visitors Center
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Museum Galleries
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Wedding Rooftop
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RT 66 Visitors Center
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Blues Brothers
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Wedding Rooftop
Wedding Rooftop
Wedding Rooftop
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Museum Galleries
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Courtyard
Lower Level Auditorium
Lower Level Auditorium
Lower Level Auditorium
Lower Level Auditorium
Lower Level Auditorium
Lower Level Auditorium
Lower Level Auditorium
Lower Level Auditorium
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Rooftop Terrace
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Reception on Rooftop Terrace
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Cake table
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Reception on Rooftop Terrace
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Cake table
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Reception on Rooftop Terrace
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Museum Galleries
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RT 66 Visitors Center
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Museum exterior
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Museum exterior
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Rooftop Terrace
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Museum Galleries
Museum Galleries
Museum Galleries
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Rooftop Reception
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Rooftop Ceremony
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Museum Galleries
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Wedding Ceremony Rooftop
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6 Reviews for Joliet Area Historical Museum

Recommended by 100% of couples


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

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    Jill · Married on 11/07/2020

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    Wedding Ceremony

    We planned to have our wedding ceremony and reception at the Museum but due to the pandemic we ended up just having our ceremony, a small cake cutting, and first dance. It definitely wasn't what we planned but everything came our great. Jennifer helped us so much through out everything; all the questions, concerns, changed, just everything we needed. She was amazing. I will definitely be using the museum for any future special events.

    Sent on 11/13/2020
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    Dawn M. · Married on 09/20/2020

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    Superior! Absolutely wonderful. Top notch helpful!

    The answer was never “no” or “I don’t know.” It was “yes”, “I’ll make that happen” and “no problem!” Then they took matters into their hands and bent over backwards to help us when our DJ didn’t show. Wedding Coordinator Jen, she gets 10 stars out of 10. Not a nit to pick!

    Sent on 10/23/2020

    Joliet Area Historical Museum's reply:

    Thank you so much! It was such a pleasure to work with all of you and the day turned out beautiful.

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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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