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Wilder Mansion

$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests
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Pricing Information

These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of November through March.
Reception
$3,500 starting price
Ceremony
$750 starting price
Reception
$3,500 starting price
Ceremony
$750 starting price

About

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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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 surrounded by beautiful flowers, an herb garden, and a stone walkway. There鈥檚 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

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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    Jennifer R. Married on 03/31/2023
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    Excellent space

    The staff was amazing and very accommodating. We had severe weather during our event and they made sure we were informed. Amazing experience and beautiful space

    Wilder Mansion's reply:

    Thanks Jen! Congrats again. You were stunning, and I'm so happy you decided to get married at the Mansion. Be sure to come back and visit soon!
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    Charity W. Married on 07/30/2022
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    The most PERFECT venue!

    Wilder Mansion was perfect for our wedding of 90 guests. It had everything we envisioned and more, including a gorgeous space for an outdoor ceremony, a bridal suite, and a gorgeous reception space. To top it all off, it is incredibly affordable. Meagan was our main contact and she was very accessible and accommodating to all our needs and offered us support in choosing vendors. Additionally, Meagan and the Wilder Mansion staff act as day-of coordinators ,taking out the need for us to hire one. Overall, this is a venue that I would definitely recommend!

    Wilder Mansion's reply:

    Thank you for the great review Charity! It was a pleasure working with you and your family over the past year, and I am so happy we were able to host your big day. Be sure to stop by in the future to say hi!
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    Taylor H. Married on 07/02/2022
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    Would recommend a million times

    I would book Wilder Mansion a hundred times over. They were an amazing value for the venue you get. Everyone there was insanely helpful, especially Meagan and Peg. They made both the whole process and the day of amazing. I would 10000000% recommend having your wedding here

    Wilder Mansion's reply:

    Thanks Taylor! It was so great to work with you too. We wish you both the best and enjoy that honeymoon in the Bahamas!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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Real Weddings

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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

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4.8 out of 5 rating , 142 Reviews
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4.3 out of 5 rating , 12 Reviews
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Tasty Catering
4.9 out of 5 rating , 57 Reviews
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True Cuisine
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211 S. Prospect Avenue Elmhurst, IL, 60126
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Wilder Mansion frequently asked questions

Wilder Mansion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Wilder Mansion for wedding events is known for:
  • Mansion
Wilder Mansion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Wilder Mansion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
Wilder Mansion offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
Wilder Mansion offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables
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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