The Woman's Club of Evanston
The Woman’s Club of Evanston is unique historic event venue located in the heart of downtown Evanston, Illinois. Established in 1889, the Club has a rich history of social activism and charitable giving that continues today. The Clubhouse, desgined by Ernest Mayo and built in 1912, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An extensive renovation was completed in 2020 and this grand dame is looking her best. The new furnishings, fabrics and wall paper exude a smart, sophisticated elegance captured in the grand architechural details of this historic building.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 250 guests for both a ceremony and seated dinner at The Woman’s Club of Evanston. There are two floors with generously sized rooms to accommodate all aspects of your event. The classic architecture features a marble entrance hall and double staircase leading to the Grand Ballroom. Imagine dancing under the beautiful ballroom ceiling with its arches and bas relief. The first floor encompasses the intimate Tea Room with its cozy fireplace, bright Sun Porch and spacious Music Room. These areas are perfect for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
The Woman’s Club of Evanston offers the following event services and items:
- Private bridal party areas
- Beautiful gender neutral bathrooms
- In-house tables, chairs, and equipment for up to 250
- Included dinnerware and flatware for up to 250
- Fully equipped kitchen for your caterer
- 2 Grand Pianos
- Formal stage
- Ballroom Up-light Package
- Accessible Public Parking across the street
- Elevator, & ADA accessibility
- Walk-able distance to Lake Michigan, gardens, and hotels
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An experienced events & marketing professional, Gretchen is responsive, friendly, and here to help with your questions. She loves arriving to work each day at the spectacular Woman's Club of Evanston, the historical venue that gives back to our community.
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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+!
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