Wilder Mansion

211 S. Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Wilder Mansion

Wilder Mansion is a historic venue located in Elmhurst, Illinois. Built in 1868, this mansion has been hosting weddings since December 2008. They feature over 9,000 square feet of elegant event space. Wilder Mansion is a convenient wedding destination only 18 miles from Chicago.

Facilities and Capacity
This award-winning venue can accommodate up to 250 guests. You can rent out the entire mansion or specific rooms for your wedding. There are four ballrooms to choose between, including: the Wilder room, the King room, the Elm room and the Prairie room. There's also the White Birch Lounge perfect for cocktail hour.

Services Offered
This full-service event venue is happy to oversee your day. Their services include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Setup
  • Event planning
  • Preferred vendor list


Other Facilities
In addition to the mansion for your wedding, Wilder Mansion also offers Wilder Park Formal Garden for an intimate ceremony of up to 130 guests. It's surrounded by beautiful flowers, an herb garden and a stone walkway. There's also the Victorian-era inspired Diana Nicholas Gardens perfect for an outdoor cocktail hour. It features granite paths, rose and boxwood gardens and evergreen and magnolia trees.

History
This restored mansion was originally a home for Seth Wadhams called "White Birch" and built in 1868. Through the years it was tended to by some of Elmhurt's most prominent families, including the King and Wilder families. In 1921 it was acquired by the Park District.

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86 Reviews for Wilder Mansion

Recommended by 99% of couples


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

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    Casey O'connell · Married on 07/10/2020

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    Best experience!

    The mansion is a beautiful place for any event and the staff is second to none. I highly recommend this to any couple!

    Sent on 10/23/2019

    Wilder Mansion's reply:

    Thanks Casey! It was great working with you and Jerzy for your wedding. Enjoy the upcoming holiday season!
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    Nick Barberini · Married on 01/12/2020

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    A refreshing pleasure to work with

    We had our corporate party with over 150 guests at Wilder. They did an excellent job directing us, giving orders (without really making them seem like orders), orchestrating planning with vendors, and assisting with set up of some of the previously agreed upon points. They helped put it all back at the end of the night. Meagan is a treasure and Elmhurst is lucky to have Peg. What a wonderful team. I would highly highly recommend. You helped make something stressful much more palatable.

    Sent on 12/17/2019

    Wilder Mansion's reply:

    Thanks for the great review! We loved hosting your event and hope to work with you again in the future!

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Wilder Mansion 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?
    $ 3500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3500.00
  • 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?
    $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 750.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Planner
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Furniture
    Tables
  • 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
    November
    December

Real Weddings

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6 Endorsements

  • DJUj Mobile Music Lights & Entertainment Wedding DJs

    Amazing Venue!!! Run by a second to none staff!!

  • 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.

  • Manna Music Wedding DJs

    This is a great place to hold an event! Your guests will always remember a beautiful setting, It's one of a kind!

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  • 211 S. Prospect Avenue Elmhurst, Illinois, 60126 See on map
    630-358-4762 (Phone number)
    6309938966 (Fax Number)
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