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Wandering Tree Estate

Barrington, IL View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
3 reviews
Up to 50 guests

About

Up to 50 guests

Wandering Tree Estate is a mansion wedding venue located in Barrington, Illinois. This venue features ten acres of lush gardens, model train layouts, and a large, sparkling lake. Guests celebrating at the property can take advantage of everything the estate has to offer, such as the scenic model railway gardens, the Shabui Japanese Garden, and the exhibits at the museum. This venue will help you create magical memories that last a lifetime.

Facilities and Capacity

At Wandering Tree Estate, couples are invited to host events with up to 50 attendees. Your day will begin in The Bridal Cottage, the ideal location for a pampering session before you walk down the aisle. This poolside room offers ample space for both you and your wedding party to rest and relax before your festivities. The estate offers a number of captivating and romantic gardens where couples can exchange their vows. With a gazebo, a peaceful lake, towering trees, and well-manicured grounds, guests are provided with endless backdrops perfect for capturing precious photographs. During a sophisticated cocktail hour, guests may roam the grounds and enjoy the landscape design of the property.

Services Offered

The team at Wandering Tree Estate offers a wide range of services to guarantee that your day is a seamless experience. They will work with you to ensure that every element of your celebration is carefully considered and expertly executed. They will work with your chosen vendors to ensure that they can best support your needs throughout the duration of your event. This pet-friendly venue is the ideal location for those looking to involve their furry friends in their festivities.

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7+

Describe your venue:

Garden
Museum
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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?

Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
November
December
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    Stefanie Married on 09/15/2018
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    Venue grounds were kept beautifully. There is a two story bridal cottage for getting ready. The gardens were immaculate. We enjoyed the train museum during cocktail hour. There are so many beautiful spots for photos. Venue clearly and consistently communicated with us. Please be aware that when you book Wandering Tree, you are only getting the grounds. Nothing else is included such as restrooms, lighting, valet etc.

    Wandering Tree Estate's reply:

    Thank you so much for the compliments. Your wedding turned out so beautiful, we are glad you chose Wandering Tree as your venue!
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    Sara Married on 09/01/2018
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    Overall we had wonderful wedding at Wandering Tree. I would like to provide more suggestions for couples who interested in the venue:
    Great thing about this Venue:
    1. It is absolutely beautiful!
    2. This place very intimate which is great for family and friends to gathering together!
    3. The price is reasonable compared to similar venue! (I booked at the winter, so I got a special price 7000 dollars for three days, including outside train and bridal cottage) It provides three days for couple to have wedding (Friday to set up, Saturday for wedding and Sunday for clean up). Time is significant important for me because I had a DIY wedding! I planned, decor, design, made flowers and wedding dress etc for my wedding. I appciate the owner actually provide me more than three days to prepare my wedding! My DIY cannot happen without their cooperation.
    Something not perfect:
    1. Weather is unpredictable in Chicago! If it is rain, many things become more complicate!
    It is a outdoor venue, I personally consider the rain change the beauty and meaning of the outdoor wedding. You have to spend more money to rent a tent. If it is rain, the lovely train will shutdown. The money I paid including bridal cottage and outside train. However, the owner said they cannot let to train go if it is rain. Many of my friends want to observe the train. So they were so disappointed about it.The most terriable thing about the rain is: there will be so many mosquito and bugs. My guest were bite very serious at the day. Especially ladys with short skirts. One of my friend even went to the hospital to check! I spoke to the owner, he explained the rain can change everything even they spray during the earlier morning.
    2. Do not mail things to there! They received my flowers but lost my sparkle. I could not play the sparkle during my day.
    3. please do not waste of your time to find your own vendors, just use his prefer vendor. It will be complicate!

    Wandering Tree Estate's reply:

    Thank you so much for all of your compliments. We loved working with you to make your wedding vision come true! Unfortunately the rain is a factor we can’t control, and Chicago can have some unpredictable weather. We do have backup plans in case of the rain such as an option to have a tent. We thought your wedding day was wonderful (minus the rain) and wish you both the best of luck!
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    Ana Married on 04/28/2018
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    I am so happy that I picked wandering tree estate as my venue! My photos are perfect, my wedding was perfect, and I still think about that special day a year later. The staff was super friendly and hardworking, I did not have a single issue.

    Wandering Tree Estate's reply:

    Thanks! We thought your photos were fantastic too. We loved working with you to complete your vision for your wedding day. We hope you are doing well, take care!

Awards

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  • Stefanie & Dan
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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Hitched by MV - Wedding Officiant - Rev. Michael Hitched by MV - Wedding Officiant - Rev. Michael Wedding Officiants

Dream weddings happen here! This is what a luxury venue should look like.

Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart Wedding Officiants

An exquisite setting with plenty of variation for wedding photography -- lake, stream, gazebo, miniature railroads, Japanese garden, a bridge etc. Opulent yet tasteful, colorful yet refined, Wandering Tree Estate offers the perfect backdrop for upscale weddings!

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830 W State Rte 22 #137 Barrington, IL, 60010
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