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The Woman's Club of Evanston

$4k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests
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Pricing Information

These prices are available for the months of May through November. These prices are available for the months of December through April.
Reception
$6,000 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price

About

The Woman鈥檚 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鈥檚 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.

Services Offered
The Woman鈥檚 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
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$6,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

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
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

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 Rentals
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Donna F. Married on 09/03/2022
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    Perfect Setting For My Daughter & Son-in-law's Wedding

    My daughter and son-in-law were married here on 9/3/22. The wedding couple were one and done after touring the venue. We booked the whole venue and were so pleased with everything from start to finish. All the renovations were just as lovely as we had been promised they would be. Such a perfect setting. The ceremony was held in the ballroom and then we had the cocktail hour on the main level. When we returned to the ballroom for the reception, we were in awe of how beautifully and quickly it had been flipped. We received so many compliments on venue. From the start Gretchen was hands on, very communicative and answered the many questions that we threw at her. Arthur and Briana were the staff on hand for the wedding day. They were so hard working and everything ran so smoothly. We could not be happier and would gladly recommend the WCOE.
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    Steven C. Married on 08/20/2022
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    Woman鈥檚 Club of Evanston- The Perfect Wedding Venue

    Our August 20 wedding at the Woman鈥檚 Club of Evanston was perfect! We held the ceremony in the music room and had cocktails and passed hors d鈥檕euvres downstairs, which worked out great. The music room was just the right size for our 90 guests. The ballroom upstairs was gorgeous and the up lighting looked fabulous. Many of our guests commented how lovely the venue was. Gretchen and her team were fantastic and all of our needs were met. We could not have been more pleased with the Woman鈥檚 Club and we highly recommend it as a wonderful wedding venue.
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Team

Gretchen Oehlschlager
Gretchen Oehlschlager
Venue Manager

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.

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Fred Fox Studios Fred Fox Studios Wedding Photographers

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.

Pen and Petals Pen and Petals Wedding Florists

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.

Swedish Bakery Swedish Bakery Wedding Cakes

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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1702 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL, 60201
847-475-3800
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The Woman's Club of Evanston frequently asked questions

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
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by The Woman's Club of Evanston for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
The Woman's Club of Evanston offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
The Woman's Club of Evanston offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Woman's Club of Evanston offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
The Woman's Club of Evanston offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Tables
The Woman's Club of Evanston is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 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.

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