The Well at the Distillery

400 E Margaret St, Thornton, IL 60476 Map · Phone number
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Guest capacity 15 to 175
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About The Well at the Distillery

The Well at the Distillery is a historic wedding venue located in Thornton, Illinois. The Bielfeldt family founded the distillery in 1857. Upon its inception, the distillery drilled a limestone well, enabling them to create quality beers for decades. The building has survived through fires, floods, and even the Prohibition Era. Al Capon established domain over the premises, only relinquishing his grasp in 1931 during his fall from power. Various brewing companies took residence in Thornton during the subsequent years, allowing a flourishing alcohol industry to grow in the area. It was in 1957 that beer brewing activities ceased at the facility, taking on various guises of other industries until its restoration in 2014. The Well at the Distillery refurbished the entire space as well as the equipment, bringing to life a new era of alcohol production. Standing as a testament of Chicago's enduring spirit, this venue is proud to share both its history and unique experience with couples celebrating a new chapter of their lives together.

Facilities and Capacity

The Well at the Distillery has a fantastic Distiller's Hall that couples can take advantage of, enabling them to be surrounded by historic architecture that imbues any event with a chic and industrial vibe. Exposed brick walls convey a narrative that speaks to years of innovation while ornate wood draws the eye to spectacular designs scattered throughout the building. Light floods into nearly every room, illuminating the space with an ethereal glow. There is plenty to both see and explore at The Well at the Distillery, prompting a delightful intrigue in any individual that steps into the establishment.

Services Offered

The Well at the Distillery offers both full-service and rental-only packages. Flexible options are available for interested parties. Couples who are seeking a truly outstanding and memorable venue are encouraged to reach out to discuss their wants and needs to find a solution that is tailor-fit to their wedding occasion.

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The Well at the Distillery 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? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • 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? Chairs, Linens, Parking, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 8.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Liquor, Premium Liquor
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 175
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 15
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Brewery, Historic Building, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • 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? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, House Liquor, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What event items are available? Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, November, December

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  • 400 E Margaret St Thornton, IL, 60476 See on map
    (847) 329-7600 (Phone number)

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