The Well at the Distillery

400 E Margaret St, Thornton, IL 60476 Map · Phone number
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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 Capone 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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Rum, gin, vodka, whisky flight
Rum, gin, vodka, whisky flight
4 51 1035083
The Well at the Distillery
Toasting at the bar
Toasting at the bar
Outdoor courtyard
Outdoor courtyard
150 year-old building
150 year-old building
Distiller's Hall
Distiller's Hall
Craft drinks
Craft drinks
Experienced bartenders
Experienced bartenders
Distillery floor
Distillery floor
The limestone well
The limestone well
Illinois' oldest brewery
Illinois' oldest brewery
Rum, gin, vodka, whisky flight
Rum, gin, vodka, whisky flight
4 51 1035083
The Well at the Distillery
Toasting at the bar
Toasting at the bar

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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?
    $ 3400
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3400
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • 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?
    Chairs
    Linens
    Parking
    Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 8
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Liquor
    Premium Liquor
    Specialty Beer
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Brewery
    Historic Building
  • 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
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    House Liquor
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    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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