The Woman’s Club of Evanston is the historic event venue located in the heart of downtown Evanston, Illinois. Built in 1912, the Woman's Club of Evanston has a rich history in social activism and charitable giving that lives on through today. The Clubhouse maintains an atmosphere of sophisticated elegance and gracious hospitality that will impress your family and guests. You can feel good hosting your event and celebrating your love story with an organization that has been an active part of the Evanston community for over 130 years. Together we can make lifelong memories and build the future!
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 250 guests for both cereomies and seated 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:
60 Reviews for The Woman's Club of Evanston
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Michelle · Married on 01/11/2020
Beautiful Venue +supporting a great organization
I’m so happy we selected the clubhouse of The Woman’s Club of Evanston as our venue for our wedding and reception. Dana was wonderful to work with and was able to help guide us in the details of planning our big day. The space provided separate spaces for our cocktail hour, ceremony and reception, with a stage for our band, which is what attracted us in the first place. I love the history and the architectural beauty of the Clubhouse, which provides a beautiful backdrop to your wedding photos. And when my wife and I understood that our rental fees enable The Woman’s Club of Evanston to focus on charitable giving in the community, we ended up being very proud to have selected this as our venue.Sent on 03/07/2020
Cass I · Married on 02/11/2019
The Woman's Club was a beautiful venue and so easy to work with. The team recommended phenomenal vendors and helped make the day of our wedding go so smoothly. They were even very understanding and helpful when we had to make a last minute change to our ceremony. We are so happy we chose the Woman's Club and so thankful for how they helped make wedding planning such a stress free process. Would highly recommend them.Sent on 01/17/2020
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.Sent on 12/19/2018
Team of The Woman's Club of Evanston
Venue Event Coordinator
Dana started as the lead manager for events at the Woman's Club of Evanston in July 2018 after working at various venues throughout Chicago as a day-of manager and coordinator. With a background in venue logistics and hospitality, she has a unique vantage point in ensuring your day will run smoothly both for you and your guests, as well as your vendors behind the scenes.
She enjoys meeting each client and getting to know them so the day can be tailor made to fit their vision. She is always open to suggestions and genuinely cares about each couple getting to enjoy their day with friends and family to the fullest!
Dana has been certified LGBTQ+ inclusive in weddings and events from Equally Wed and enjoys working with clients and vendors from different backgrounds to make each day unique and special.
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+!