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Thornton Distilling Company

Thornton, IL View map Visit website
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Up to 220 guests

About

Up to 220 guests

Thorton Distilling Company is a wedding venue located in Thornton, Illinois. We would be honored to host your big day here at Thornton Distilling Co. TDC is centrally located just a short drive south of Chicago. The rich history of our distillery dates back to 1857 when John Bielfeldt built the Bielfeldt Brewing Company here on the scenic banks of Thorn Creek.

Facilities and Capacity

Located next to the largest forest preserve in the region, our building is the oldest standing brewery in Illinois and one of the oldest in the US. The building once housed Al Capone's largest bootlegging facility during prohibition and has survived through fires, floods, a tornado, and even a government raid during Prohibition in the 1920s. Thornton Distilling Co. has now been restored to its former glory with modern amenities. The space offers an industrial-chic style that is both timeless and elegant. Standing as a testament to Chicago's enduring spirit, this venue is proud to share both its history and unique experience with couples celebrating a new chapter of their lives together. There is plenty to both see and explore at Thornton Distilling Co. Light floods into nearly every room, illuminating the brick and steel structure with an ethereal glow.

Services Offered

Couples who are seeking a truly outstanding and memorable venue are encouraged to reach out to discuss their wants and needs to find a solution that is tailor-fit to their wedding occasion.

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?

$3,500

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

$2,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$32

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

220

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Brewery
Historic Building
Winery

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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
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    Cassandra H. Married on 09/17/2022
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    Thornton Distilling Company has the Whole Package!

    What an absolutely Charming Venue for a Wedding! I have been an Event Coordinator for 10+ years and had the pleasure executing my recent client's Wedding at Thornton Distilling Company. Wow-from the Venue, workers, food and drinks-what an enchanting place to celebrate your big day! Most important, the Bride and Groom were Over the Moon, with their Wedding Celebration, I quote: "A Perfect Wedding-the best night of my life." The Venue is a charming and beautiful backdrop-celebrating in a piece of History! Kim was our Venue Contact and she was simply-THE BEST! From the early stages of planning to the execution of the celebration- Kim was there for us every step of the way. Not only was she professional, Kim was quick to answer any questions and provided wonderful guidance on how to execute our vision. Thornton Distilling has a wonderful Gem- for having a strong Venue Coordinator like Kim-leads to an organized and beautiful execution (Cannot thank her enough!). I also was VERY impressed with the Thornton staff-they worked hard, all with humor and smiles, much love of their job was shown. It is a beautiful reflection of the Venue and contributed to the guests having a wonderful time! Shout out to Nelson who went above and beyond, offering to help us take down decor/load up our car. Thank you! From my perspective as a Coordinator, some important key features for a wonderful celebration is a cool and fun backdrop, delicious food and drinks, and a fun and hardworking staff-Thornton Distilling Company is the whole package. Thank you to all at Thornton for giving Amanda and Mike a Wedding to remember
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    Lauren L. Married on 10/03/2020
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    Perfect location for our big day!

    My husband and I could not be happier that we chose to have our wedding at The Well. From the moment we had our initial meeting at Thornton, we fell in love with the location and knew we had to get married here. Andreá and Parian were so helpful throughout the process and very responsive to any questions we had leading up to our big day. We loved having our wedding at Thornton! We were the first wedding in Cooper’s Hall and our wedding went off without a hitch! I couldn’t say enough good things about this venue and the staff. Our guests had such a great time and we still are getting compliments from our guest that this was their favorite wedding they attended. Thanks again Thornton!!
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Team

Andrew  Howell
Andrew Howell
Owner

The team at Thornton Distilling Company can't wait to make your wedding come to life! Get to know the team and the venue with a tour.

Kim  Wachowski
Kim Wachowski
Event Manager

Kim has a background in event planning and is a creative spirit. Kim attended Columbia College Chicago and has worked in the event planning business for over 10 years. She absolutely loves coordinating weddings.

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400 E Margaret St Thornton, IL, 60476
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