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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.

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.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Chicago

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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.

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Profile Picture Hannah, 6/24/18, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

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.

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Profile Picture Emily, 6/16/18, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Wilder Mansion Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $750.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $750.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $3,500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $3,500.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Set Up

Wilder Mansion FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
Guest Minimum
Event Spaces
Elegant, Vintage
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Event Planning
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Rentals
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wireless Internet

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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!

Great venue for that unique ceremony and reception. Your guests will be thrilled with the mansion and the wonderful feeling it projects. Take a look, you will be delighted!

Wilder Mansion has been a favorite wedding location with us for years. They have so much to offer a wedding couple any time of the year. If you are planning a wedding in the Elmhurst area, you must check them out!



211 S. Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126   See On Map
630-993-8186 (phone) 630-993-8966 (fax)
Wilder Mansion is a wedding Venue from Chicago, IL. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Chicago, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Chicago suburbs. Wilder Mansion is a professional wedding Venue that has been part of the Chicago, IL wedding industry for 4 years. We specialize in wedding ceremonies and receptions.