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The Grove Redfield Estate

Glenview, IL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
191 reviews
$4k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 125 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$4k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 125 guests

HISTORY & CAPACITY

The Grove Redfield Estate is an award winning wedding and event venue located in Glenview, Illinois on the grounds of The Grove Nature Preserve, a 150 + acre National Historic Landmark. Built in 1929 by Prairie School architect George Elmslie, the estate features an elegant Craftsman style home, outdoor Pavilion, Gazebo and meadow. This stunning estate is ideal for weddings, retreats, meetings, milestones and life celebrations, anniversaries and Holiday gatherings. The entire estate is included in your rental.

The maximum guest capacity is 115 - 120 for a fully seated event, wedding ceremony or reception in the outdoor Pavilion, or 125 for a cocktail style reception, with minimal seating, in the Pavilion.

The historic home accommodates a maximum of 50-75 guests for fully seated events (primarily November - mid-April during the cold weather season), and 60 maximum for wedding ceremonies inside the Great Room.

FACILITIES

The historic Redfield home has the picturesque look of a Northern European country house. Its design reflects the style and taste of an earlier era with a beamed cathedral ceiling, tiled fireplace and beautiful woodwork. Enjoy the views outside through original leaded glass windows throughout the home, and you may just catch a glimpse of deer wandering the estate. The loft area overlooking the Great Room is ideal for musicians or DJ's to perform. Three elegant dressing rooms are available for wedding preparations. Caterers have use of the on-site commercial grade kitchen. Enjoy cocktails on the patio just off the Great Room after your wedding ceremony, before dinner and dancing.

The outdoor stone Pavilion is one of the Chicago areas most sought after celebration spaces. Complete with a dramatic outdoor fireplace, the Pavilion is equipped with eight electrical outlets, dimmable ceiling lighting, and urns filled with seasonal plants and flowers. Bistro lighting hung high in trees surround this beautiful structure. The Pavilion is perfect for ceremonies, receptions, corporate events, and milestone celebrations.

The Gazebo Plan your ceremony under the woodland Gazebo just a short walk from the house, across a rustic bridge. An electrical outlet is available for your musicians, DJ or officiant.

The Great Oak Tree our majestic 125 + year old oak tree, adjacent to the front entrance of the historic home, is another location choice for your ceremony. The stucco and stone facade of the house, along with magnificent trunk and branches will frame your photos beautifully.

SERVICES OFFERED

Catering You will choose from eight contracted caterers to provide a perfect culinary experience for your guests. The caterer will manage your setup, service and breakdown. A kitchen on the first floor of the estate home offers amenities and space for caterers to prepare.

Equipment Tables and chairs are provided in your rental fee. All additional equipment, including linens, glassware, flatware, plates, and anything else necessary to produce a flawless meal, will be provided by the caterer.

Alcoholic Beverages You are welcome to purchsae alcohol from your caterer, or purchase and bring in your own for your event. Your contracted caterer will provide your bartending service. Self-pouring, shots, and bottles on tables are prohibited. We are happy to assist you with a preferred vendor list to help you plan your event, including preferred beverage providers.

Parking Ample parking with two lots are free of charge at The Grove Redfield Estate.

Onsite Caretaker a Caretaker employed with the Glenview Park District will be onsite managing the entire estate house, grounds, and facilities during your entire event.

Hotel Accomodations We partner with four local hoteliers, each within a five-minute drive of The Grove.

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

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
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

125

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

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

191 Reviews

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    Kenneth U. Married on 10/30/2021
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    The perfect choice

    We made the perfect choice in selecting The Grove Redfield Estate for our wedding ceremony. Due to the time of year (October), we elected to hold our ceremony inside the estate, in the great room with large picture windows, balcony, and fireplace. It was an incredibly beautiful setting for our ceremony. There are so many gorgeous spots for photos, both inside and outside on the grounds, and we were able to take advantage of all of them with our photographer. Deborah from Redfield Estate was a total pleasure to work with, and she made planning for our ceremony fun and easy. She accommodated all of our requests, and even made helpful suggestions about the many aspects of the ceremony planning that we were unsure about. 100% recommended!

    The Grove Redfield Estate's reply:

    Such kind words, Ken and Adriana! It was a pleasure having you celebrate your wedding ceremony with us. You had a beautiful autumn day to celebrate with your family and friends, and we look forward to seeing your photos. Such a lovely couple, thank you again for choosing Redfield Estate in The Grove for your special day.
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    Hannah F. Married on 07/18/2021
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    Great experience

    The Grove Redfield Estate is absolutely gorgeous. It was super photogenic and beautiful for our mid-July wedding. They have a number of ceremony options, including multiple rain back-up plans and an air conditioned house for getting ready. They are also super affordable for the area. Deborah was very accommodating of our multiple visits and even arranged for us to bring our wedding party so they could see it beforehand. We live streamed our wedding, and there were plenty of outlets (although we provided our own internet). With mosquito patches and bug spray, there weren’t major bug issues. We highly recommend this venue!

Awards

  • 191
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

13 Endorsements
Kensington Florals & Events Kensington Florals & Events Wedding Florists

One of the most magical places a couple can host their wedding reception (and ceremony)! We simply love the Grove and all it has to offer. From their sprawling acres with winding creeks, a stone gazebo perfect for photos, benches scattered for guests to simply sit and take in all the scenery, to a gorgeous pavilion with a roaring fireplace. We love everything that the Grove has to offer. If you are hosting a more intimate affair, we definitely suggest you take a walk around the grounds and let your imagination run wild with all the possibilities for your special event. Carol is a delight to work with and their caterer options are top in the industry! We look forward to working with you again soon Carol!

Lorenzo De Gregorio Photography Lorenzo De Gregorio Photography Wedding Photographers

The staff at the Redfield estate is very friendly and dedicated and contributes to make a wedding at the Grove a very enjoyable experience. From the main coordinator to the bartender, every person at the Refield estate was very welcoming. The location is the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding but provides nice alternatives when the weather is not on your side. I liked the opportunity to walk in the gardens and to explore the woods while photographing my clients, all within a couple minutes from the main buildings. The atmosphere is very relaxed and exotic and put this little gem of a venue in a category of its own.

Chicago Wedding DJ - Fourth Estate Audio Chicago Wedding DJ - Fourth Estate Audio Wedding DJs

The Redfield Estate at the Grove is an extraordinary setting for a wedding, especially a summer affair. There's plenty of space for an elegant, intimate outdoor ceremony on the lawn, and the option of dining and dancing inside the mansion itself or in the outdoor pavilion. The Chicago wedding DJ professionals of Fourth Estate Audio are frequent performers at the Redfield Estate, and we appreciate the attentiveness of the staff to client, guest and vendor alike. Every event is truly memorable. Here's a gallery of one of ours: https://www.pinterest.com/chicagodjlights/stacy-pj-jayawardene-real-chicago-wedding/.

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Map

1421 Milwaukee Avenue Glenview, IL, 60025-1436
847-298-0095
847-299-6096

Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 and some weekend tour opportunities.
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