The Woman's Club of Evanston

1702 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Woman's Club of Evanston

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.

Services Offered
The Woman’s Club of Evanston offers the following event services and items:

  • Separate wedding suite areas
  • Recently renovated gender neutral washrooms
  • In-house tables, chairs, and equipment for up to 250
  • Included dinnerware and flatware for up to 250
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • 2 Grand Pianos
  • Formal stage
  • Accessible Public Parking across the street
  • Elevator, & ADA accessibility
  • Walk-able distance to Lake Michigan, gardens, and hotels
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Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Cass I · Married on 02/11/2019

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Excellent!

    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
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    Michael · Married on 10/13/2018

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    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

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The Woman's Club of Evanston 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?
    $ 5500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3000
  • 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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Mansion
  • 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?
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    China
    Flatware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

Team of The Woman's Club of Evanston

Dana Schmidt

Dana Schmidt

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.

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    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.

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    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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The Woman's Club of Evanston frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Woman's Club of Evanston?

The Woman's Club of Evanston includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Woman's Club of Evanston in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Woman's Club of Evanston for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Woman's Club of Evanston for wedding events?

The Woman's Club of Evanston offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Woman's Club of Evanston offer?

The Woman's Club of Evanston offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Woman's Club of Evanston offer for wedding events?

The Woman's Club of Evanston offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Woman's Club of Evanston have available for wedding events?

The Woman's Club of Evanston offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Woman's Club of Evanston and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Woman's Club of Evanston is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.7 in flexibility.