The Woman’s Club of Evanston is a historic property located in the heart of downtown Evanston, Illinois. Built in 1912, this wedding venue maintains an atmosphere of sophisticated elegance and gracious hospitality that will impress your family and guests for both your ceremony and reception.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 250 guests seated for dinner at The Woman’s Club of Evanston. There are two indoor levels with many areas available to accommodate all aspects of your event. The classic architecture features a marble entrance hall, antique furniture, and a double staircase that leads to the Grand Ballroom. There is plenty of room for dinner and dancing with customizable layouts and flexible vendors! The Tea Room and recently renovated Sun Porch is another wonderful area full of sparkling chandeliers that is great for cocktails, music and hors d'Oeuvres.
The Woman’s Club of Evanston offers the following event services and items:
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Natalie · Married on 05/27/2017
When my husband and I first got engaged we thought we would want to have our wedding in my parent’s backyard. We both have huge Chicago Irish families, and my mother’s response was: “there is no way I am letting that many people use my bathroom” Thus began our search for a place that could fit all of us, while still feeling comfortable and personal. We looked into the Chicago park district which has so many beautiful options, but for us it was too expensive considering what is (or isn’t) included while having to use their vendors. A friend suggested we check out the Woman’s Club, and I knew as soon as I looked at their website that I would love it. I called immediately to inquire about Memorial Day weekend where I was connected with Elizabeth Anderson, WCOE’s Event Coordinator. Elizabeth generously put a slightly extended hold on the day for us so that my parents, then fiancee and I could find a time we were all available to come in together an see the space. It is big, gorgeous and so reasonable considering everything that is available for use such as the entire space, tables, chairs…. Elizabeth was incredible to work with and super kind and helpful. All night our friends and family raved about the gorgeous space which was in walking distance to our hotel - the Hilton Orrington - which was another highlight to our weekend. It was great to be in a hotel so close to the WCOE and the beach. Another benefit to having a wedding at the WCOE is that the money we spent on the venue went directly to such an amazing organization and group of people. The women involved in WCOE do so much for their community and reading through the long list of volunteer work, grants and community outreach programs on their website is very inspiring. We could not have asked for a better venue, location or total experience for our wedding.Sent on 06/07/2017
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Michael · Married on 10/13/2018
Perfect venue for wedding reception
My wife and I were married in October 2018. Our ceremony was up the street in the Alice Millar chapel, and we held our reception in the Woman's Club of Evanston. The Woman's Club ended up working out perfectly for us! Our cocktail hour was held on the first floor, and dinner & dancing was upstairs in the main banquet hall. The venue was beautiful, the staff was easy to work with, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.
Jessie · Married on 09/15/2018
Our September wedding was at the Woman’s Club of Evanston and I worked with Dana to make our event come to life. She was both professional and fun to work with, and helped design and coordinate exactly what I wanted the day to look like. The team was extremely helpful and responsive to all questions throughout our year of planning. On the day-of, Michelle, the Manager, was our coordinator and she was the best. She went above and beyond and worked with all of our vendors to ensure everything flowed well and looked stunning. The venue is beautiful and all of the guests commented on how much they liked it. The stage was perfect for hosting a live band and the staff were very amenable to working with our band ahead of time to ensure they had everything they needed to perfrorm. Family and friends are still commenting on how much they loved the whole event and how easy it was to take public transportation to or park. Overall, we couldn’t be happier with how the day went or our experience planning. Thanks, Dana and Michelle!
We absolutely love working here. It is beautiful and the staff is always great to work with. We can't say enough good things about this place.
As a wedding professional, I've thoroughly enjoyed providing floral services at the Woman's Club of Evanston on numerous occasions. The building is bright, classic, and a beautiful place to have a wedding. I enthusiastically endorse the Woman's Club of Evanston.
We have provided cakes for countless weddings at WCE and they are a pleasure to work with. They make the whole set up process a breeze and do a lovely job for all of their events. A+!