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Wilder Mansion

Elmhurst, IL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
109 reviews
$3k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Wilder Mansion is a historic wedding venue located in Elmhurst, Illinois, just 30 minutes outside of Chicago. Built in 1868, this mansion has been hosting special celebrations since December 2008. Featuring over 9,000 square feet of elegant event space, the building offers a spacious, romantic setting for any occasion. The venue’s personable team welcomes couples to become part of their history by celebrating their milestone moments here.

Facilities and Capacity

When celebrating your big day at Wilder Mansion, you can celebrate with up to 250 loved ones. You have the option of renting out the entire mansion for a completely private event or you are invited to select specific rooms for your wedding. The property consists of four ballrooms to choose from. On the building’s first floor is the Wilder Room and Wadhams Room. Connecting these two event spaces is the White Birch Lounge which is ideal for cocktail hours. On the second level, you will find the King room, the Elm room, and the Prairie room. Upstairs there is also a get-ready room which can be used for pre-celebration preparations.

Services Offered

This full-service venue offers a variety of thoughtful services and amenities. For assistance with your celebration’s highlights and details, the experienced team can help with event planning. On the big day, they will be there to set up your chosen event space. Tables and chairs of various shapes and sizes will be provided for all occasions. For all of your entertainment needs, the building is complete with audio and visual equipment. To simplify your planning process, the venue’s team has curated a list of preferred vendors including catering services.

Other Facilities

In addition to the main building, Wilder Mansion also offers Wilder Park Formal Garden for intimate ceremonies 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, previously titled White Birch, was originally a home for Seth Wadhams and built in 1868. Through the years it was tended to by some of Elmhurst's most prominent families, including the King and Wilder families. In 1921 it was acquired by the Park District.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

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

109 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Philip F. Married on 06/24/2022
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    Great wedding venue

    Lovely venue inside and out. Great staff. Very attractive

    Wilder Mansion's reply:

    Thank you for the great review Philip! It was a beautiful event and we wish the best for Rebecca and Andre!
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    Ashley N. Married on 04/16/2022
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    Bridgerton Come to Life

    Wilder Mansion made our dreams come true and our wedding felt like we were in the world of Bridgerton! Absolutely stunning and wish I could have a 2nd wedding, just so I can do it all over again here!!

    Wilder Mansion's reply:

    Thanks Ashley! It was a beautiful event (your cake was stunning!). So happy you chose our venue. Be sure to stop by anytime.

Awards

  • 109
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Omega & Nick
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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
DJUj Mobile Music Lights & Entertainment 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!

Preferred Vendors

Map

211 S. Prospect Avenue Elmhurst, IL, 60126
(630) 993-8186
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Wilder Mansion frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Wilder Mansion?

Wilder Mansion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Wilder Mansion in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Wilder Mansion for wedding events is known for:
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Wilder Mansion for wedding events?

Wilder Mansion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Wilder Mansion offer?

Wilder Mansion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Wilder Mansion offer for wedding events?

Wilder Mansion offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner

What furniture and decorations does Wilder Mansion have available for wedding events?

Wilder Mansion offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Wilder Mansion and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Wilder Mansion is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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