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.
This full-service event venue is happy to oversee your day. Their services include:
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.
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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Melissa · Married on 10/19/2018
The BEST Team!
We cannot thank the staff from the Elmhurst Park District and Wilder Mansion enough - they were a true dream team! From the second we had our first tour, all the way through our wedding day, the entire Wilder Mansion team was flexible, responsive, easy to talk to, and incredibly kind. We used the mansion instead of the garden. Our plan was to use the house to get ready and then have our photos and ceremony outside. Well...the weather didn't like that idea. We ended up having to move our ceremony inside. somehow they managed to fit 100 chairs and all of our friends and family into the room, and it was BEAUTIFUL. A special thank you to Peg, Heather and Meagan - all of whom were an important piece to our day. We cannot WAIT to share our photos so everyone else can see how beautiful our day ended up!Sent on 10/22/2018
Wilder Mansion's reply:Thanks for the wonderful words Melissa! I'm so happy to hear the day was enjoyable. We wish you all the best!
Natalie · Married on 06/14/2019
Could not have asked for better
We love the Wilder Mansion!Sent on 06/19/2019
My husband and I knew the Wilder Mansion was right for us. We had a Harry Potter themed wedding, and the aesthetic of the mansion fit the theme perfectly.
Meghan and Heather were wonderful to work with. Both ladies were rooting for our vision to be fulfilled; Heather even wore a Harry Potter outfit during the wedding! We got to have the entire mansion to ourselves, which was something we both wanted in a venue.
The Wilder Mansion staff were amazing at decorating to make our vision come to life. They were determined to make us happy! They listened to what we wanted, took notes, and we could tell they were listening to what we wanted. We also will get our own engraved brick in the park to represent our wedding day. Super cool!
Wilder Mansion's reply:Thanks Natalie! Your wedding was SO FUN! Heather and Bella are huge Harry Potter fans, so they were thrilled to find out your theme. Please come back and visit us soon!
Rachel · Married on 10/28/2018
The team at Wilder are top tier professionals who were able to anticipate and offer guidance throughout the planning process. I planned my wedding in less than 3 months and they were very accommodating throughout. I would 10/10 recommend.Sent on 12/31/2018
Amazing Venue!!! Run by a second to none staff!!
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.
This is a great place to hold an event! Your guests will always remember a beautiful setting, It's one of a kind!