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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68 Reviews for Wilder Mansion

Recommended by 90% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Hannah · Married on 06/24/2018

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    The staff at Wilder were amazing to work with! They made sure that everything was ready for our special day. The venue itself is GORGEOUS! My guests were blown away at how beautiful it was.

    Sent on 07/11/2018
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    Wilder Mansion's reply:

    Thanks for the great review Hannah, and thank you for sharing the photos. You had a beautiful wedding, and we're so happy you chose Wilder Mansion!
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    Emily · Married on 06/16/2018

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    This venue went above and beyond to help things run smoothly. The staff was great, helping us move lots of decorations into their storage room, setting everything up perfectly for us, and taking it all down and packing it so we could pick it up the next day. I was so surprised that they were willing to clean up for us! What a life saver to find that out the day before the wedding! They coordinated everything during our reception which really helped when we didn't have a wedding coordinator, even when the schedule got a bit messed up.

    Sent on 07/03/2018

    Wilder Mansion's reply:

    So happy to hear you enjoyed your experience Emily! We wish you all the best 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? $ 3,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,500.00
  • 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
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 0
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

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    DJUj Mobile Music Lights & Entertainment Wedding DJs

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

  • 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.

  • Manna Music
    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!

Map

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

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