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Price range: $10,000 - $25,000 Price range: $8,000 - $22,000
Couples usually spend $18,000 Couples usually spend $16,000
$1,900 starting price
$500 starting price
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$21 per person
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$250 starting price
Bar service
$21 per person
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On WeddingWire since 2015

The Nineteenth Century Club is a beautiful wedding venue in Oak Park, Illinois.

The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association's beautiful Oak Park Landmark building has served the surrounding communities since its construction in 1928. The Classical Revival 2-story building exudes historical charm and inspiring awe for every guest. The Nineteenth Century offers multiple event spaces to fit your needs, with hanging chandeliers, a full stage, original hardwood floors, and a lofty ceiling.

The Margaret Houck Ballroom is a beautiful and refined space for your ceremony and reception. Windows line both sides of the ballroom giving you plenty of natural light, casting an iridescent glow over the hardwood floors. From small to medium sized parties, consider the South Dining Room or the North Dining Room. Cozy yet elegant, these two rooms offer the perfect atmosphere.

Check out the gallery for an exclusive 360° Virtual Tour, and picture yourself at The Nineteenth Century Club today!

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Banquet Hall
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Bridal Shower
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Cocktail Reception
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Cash Bar
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Reviews of The Nineteenth Century Club

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Kevin Z. Sent on 10/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful location and amazing team

This is an excellent choice for a wedding venue! My wife and I had a wonderful celebration here - both our ceremony and reception were held in this building, and there are multiple floors with different layouts and functions that can suit all the different portions of a wedding day.

Our top wedding priorities were to feed our guests delicious food, have a beautiful ceremony and reception, and have a space that was easy to use and navigate. The 19th Century Club offers all of these things with exceptionally good quality.

The coordinating team (Woody and Ryan) are incredible to work with. They were responsive and offered guidance and support all throughout our wedding planning process, which made our day easy to plan and execute, but most importantly, made it simple for us to be present and enjoy our wedding.
Krystle C. Sent on 11/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great space, friendly service, awesome food!

We held our Welcome Party here the night before the wedding and this venue was perfect! The team is very accommodating and friendly. We mostly worked with Woody who helped make everything happen for us, including hiring Chef Jane to cook us wonderful Haitian food. The day of Stephanie helped keep everything together and was so kind. Ryan was great keeping everything together and we received great service from the team. The space worked well for up to 300 people and could have held more! We loved the setup we had for our welcome party and we had the best time.

Such a great venue to host your wedding or any event in Oak Park, highly recommend!
Eddie F. Sent on 10/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dont pass this place up

My husband and I were engaged for years and we looked at dozens of venues but we never quite connected to any place until we walked into the Nineteenth Century Club. Located in lovely Oak Park, it is directly across from a beautiful piece of land called Austin Gardens - a PERFECT location for outdoor photos.

On October 8th 2022, we hosted 250+ people and you would never know it was one of the largest events the Club has hosted. Everything ran smoothly and our guests had an amazing time.

Filled with antique charm but with all the modern conveniences you can ask for, we knew immediately that this was the place. We worked almost exclusively with Woody who is just phenomenal at his job. At the time of our wedding he was both the coordinator AND the chef. As a coordinator he is thorough, honest, and incredibly accommodating. He has dozens of “preferred vendors” that know this venue inside and out. As a chef - let’s just say we STILL get compliments on the food which is saying a lot as we had a Sicilian/Filipino wedding - two cultures where food is KING. It was delicious! Our experience with Woody was a blessing - so much so we consider him a friend to this day!

PLEASE DO NOT PASS THIS PLACE UP. Take a tour. Meet with Woody. I promise you will not regret it.
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John  Linton
John Linton
Sales Manager/Chef

John “Woody” Linton started cooking at the age of 14 in his home town of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Upon graduation, he sought out Hyde Park to attend the Culinary Institute of America. His first landing was in Scottsdale, working at the award-winning restaurant Vu, with Chef William Bradley. Following this milestone, Woody helped open The Alto Ristorante at the Hyatt Regency, Scottsdale. John has also worked at Lake Park Bistro in Milwaukee, the Bohemian Grove in Northern California, and seasonally at the Talon Lodge in Sitka, Alaska, as their Executive Chef.

He opened and acted as Executive Chef of Hearth Restaurant in Evanston for several years. He helps out Venge Vineyards in Calistoga, California and is the Catering Chef at Oak Park Banquets and the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association in Oak Park.


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