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.
86 Reviews for Wilder Mansion
Recommended by 99% of couples
32 User photos
Dianna Rehn · Getting married on 02/10/2021
The best wedding venue!
I am so pleased my husband and I had our wedding reception at the Wilder Mansion. Meagan helped us with all of the pre-planning, and she was friendly and engaging. She helped us make sure we had all the details in order before the wedding. On the day of the wedding we had Peg and Dani helping make sure everything ran smoothly, and they both did a great job helping to ensure everything went off as planned. The mansion is beautiful with so much natural decor that we didn't need to do any extreme decorating. I also think the Bride's room is the biggest perk, as my bridesmaids and I definitely used the room throughout the night.Sent on 11/24/2019
Wilder Mansion's reply:Thanks for the great review Dianna! It was a pleasure working with you. Have a great holiday season!
Casey O'connell · Married on 07/10/2020
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!
Nick Barberini · Married on 01/12/2020
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!
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!