Wilder Mansion

211 S. Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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5.0 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $2k - $4k
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About Wilder Mansion

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.

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97 Reviews for Wilder Mansion

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Mark-Caitlin

    Mark-Caitlin S. · Married on 07/09/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    25 personal wedding ceremony

    Meagan and her team did an outstanding job for our wedding ceremony on 9/19. We had a small 25 person event and they executed our vision wonderfully. They were able to accommodate our outdoor ceremony and the formal gardens were beautiful and well maintained.

    Sent on 09/27/2020

    Wilder Mansion's reply:

    Thanks Mark and Caitlin! You two had the most beautiful September day. Thank you for choosing us to host your wedding ceremony.
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    Christine P. · Married on 05/15/2021

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    Unique Venue

    The minute I saw the mansion I knew it was perfect for our brunch wedding. The staff at the mansion, Megan and Peggy, we incredible to work with. I was able to call and book appointments to see the mansion whenever I needed it. I was always in the loop with Covid protocols. The day of the wedding was perfect. Megan and Peggy were for the entire wedding helping with decor, guests and making sure the day went smoothly. Our guests were blown away with the beauty of the venue. I know I will be back for another event soon. I highly highly recommend this place. The price is right and includes so much!
    *We also purchased a brick outside of the mansion to ensure the mansion is always apart of our lives. We can't wait to visit again soon!

    Sent on 06/12/2021

    Wilder Mansion's reply:

    Christine- it was great to work with you and Peter over the past year. It was a beautiful day, and we're happy that you chose us! Looking forward to seeing you when you pop by to see your brick!

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Wilder Mansion Pricing

Guests

Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$1,875 - $3,515
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Event Planner

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?
    $ 3500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3500.00
  • 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
  • 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

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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • DJUj Mobile Music Lights & Entertainment Wedding DJs

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

  • 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 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!

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