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Up to 460 guests


PALMHOUSE is an elegant wedding venue located in Evanston, Illinois. Passionate about bringing dream celebrations to life, their excellent events team has been serving happy couples for many years. They will work with you to ensure that every detail of your big day is planned to perfection. To top it off, the property has an industrial-meets-chic aesthetic that your nearest and dearest are bound to appreciate.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


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What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

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What food and beverage items are available?


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    They saved our wedding!

    I am not exaggerating when I say that Palmhouse saved our wedding. Due to circumstances outside our control, we lost our initial wedding/reception venue just six weeks before our wedding. On the advice of a friend in the wedding industry we reached out to Palmhouse, as they were a new venue. I'm so thankful we ended up at Palmhouse, they made our day so incredibly magical. India responded to our panicked email within a few hours and was so incredibly kind, reassuring, and helpful.

    Before I talk about the space itself, I do want to hype up India and the team at Palmhouse. First off, she was incredibly flexible. While we rented the space for 12 hours, she was flexible with decor drop off, and pickup. India was always prompt in response to inquiries and was happy to be helpful in any way possible.

    Now to talk about the space itself: Palmhouse is gorgeous. The outdoor space allows you to have your ceremony against their incredibly striking teal wall, or a red brick backdrop on the other side. The lighting is perfect for late summer, and the outdoor patio space is also great for cocktails. Indoors the two rooms allow for a flexible cocktail space, and dancing space. It also includes two prep rooms for each member of the wedding party. You can see from the photos but the teal and brick interior is both striking and unique. It feels like a place where you want to celebrate.

    Palmhouse does have an exclusive liquor vendor but don't worry, they are outstanding. Hardly Shaken made us amazing cocktails, had a wonderful staff, and even gave us a booze tasting (don't drive, Janek makes a strong drink)

    There are a million other things I could say but this is what was most important: India and her team genuinely cared about our event. On just 6 weeks notice they helped us have the exact wedding we wanted. They wanted it to be special, and that sort of care radiates through the entire venue and team. I recommend them wholeheartedly for your wedding, or any other event.
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Amber  Sanders
Amber Sanders
Private Events Manager

Amber Sanders, Certified Wedding Planner and CEO of Events With Ambiance, and Private Events Manager at Palmhouse!

Amber joined our team in 2022, and brings 9 years of experience in her own personal Event Coordination business to help all Palmhouse private events ensure a smooth and successful day.

India Mussell-Mckay
India Mussell-Mckay
Owner & Creative Director

UK born and Evanston raised — India is British but just doesn’t sound like it! She’s always had a passion for everything parties — coordinating events for her friends + family, and even scheming her own surprise birthday party one year. Working in hospitality and events management only fanned this flame, pushing her into opening a space of her own in PALMHOUSE.

Janek Evans
Janek Evans
Beverage Director

When Janek first entered the service industry, he was determined to learn every facet of the business. Starting as a server, he’s since bussed tables, worked on the line in the kitchen, been a manager, and even helped in a brewery. Now he has finally found his home behind the bar creating one-of-a-kind cocktails that take you on a journey around the world.


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619 HOWARD STREET Evanston, IL, 60202
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PALMHOUSE frequently asked questions

PALMHOUSE includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Glassware
  • Tables
The space offered by PALMHOUSE for wedding events is known for:
  • Loft
PALMHOUSE offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
PALMHOUSE offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
PALMHOUSE offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
PALMHOUSE offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables
PALMHOUSE is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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