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.
94 Reviews for Wilder Mansion
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Mark-Caitlin S. · Getting married on 07/09/2021
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.
Dianna R. · 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!
Rebecca A. · Married on 09/26/2020
Elegance in the Afternoon
Wilder Mansion has everything you need for a memorable event. From the amazing Wilder Garden, where we had our wedding ceremony to the beautiful Wilder Mansion itself. The staff was wonderful & took care of everything. The whole event was flawless. I highly recommend having your wedding at Wilder Mansion. It truly was elegance in the afternoon.Sent on 10/01/2020
Wilder Mansion's reply:Thank you Becki for taking the time to write the review. It was a beautiful day, and I'm so thrilled we were able to work with you and Mary during this crazy time. Good luck in the future!
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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!