Winnetka Community House

620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL 60093 Map · Phone number
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About Winnetka Community House

Winnetka Community House is a historic venue located in Winnetka, Illinois. This unique non-profit has been serving the North Shore community since 1911. Couples will experience their beautiful landscaped gardens as they exchange their vows. Winnetka Community House provides a romantic spot for spring and fall weddings alike.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 200 guests at this indoor and outdoor venue. The Historic Garden area is the perfect spot to say your "i dos", then you can move indoors to their Garden Room. There you can dance the night away.

Services Offered
Winnetka Community House has an exclusive catering and event management company called Catered by Design. They will not only help you with your menu but they will make sure your day is flawless from start to finish. Their services include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • China
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens


Cuisine
Couples can choose between a hors d'oeuvres, buffet, stations or a plated meal. Cuisine ranges from American and Southwestern to Italian and Spanish. Sample entrees include:

  • Roasted, French White Truffle Chicken Breast
  • Stout-Braised Short Ribs
  • Lake Superior Whitefish Acapulco
  • Saffron Risotto Cakes
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25 Reviews for Winnetka Community House

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.5
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    Brian · Married on 07/01/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We love working with Winnetka Community House they have always delivered great service and has always accommodated our needs. Looking forward in working in many events to come!

    Thanks,
    Extreme Sounds Entertainment & Lighting
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    Susan · Married on 07/01/2017

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    We had our dream wedding at Winnetka Community House. The patio is simply enchanting and the indoor space is beautiful as well. We wanted the vibe of our wedding to *feel* like a backyard wedding yet look polished/cohesive and that's exactly what we acheived with the help of the team at WCH. I will always remember dancing under the patio lights and stars on that warm July evening as our guests mingled between the cooler space inside, the dance floor, and the cozy community tables.

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    Kristina · Married on 10/01/2016

    5.0
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    We fell in love with the Winnetka Community House the second we visited the location for the first time! It's a big building with lots of activities going on when you pull up to the front - the last thing we thought we'd find attached to the back is a perfect North Shore reception space with a picturesque garden! Almost every guest at our wedding asked us "How did you find this space? We didn't even realize it was here!!!"

    They just renovated the indoor space at the end of 2015/early 2016, so everything looks new and fresh (even the chairs are new - no need for seat covers!). We were not looking for an outdoor space originally, but ended up moving up our wedding date to a warmer month just so we could be sure to take advantage of the charming, private garden. The French doors all along the reception space open up into the garden, making it a perfect location for our cocktail hour, additional photos, and just hanging out during the evening. We had 100 people at our wedding, and the space was the perfect size (they put up a fake wall indoors to make the room a tad smaller, so it didn't seem empty).

    The Winnetka Community House exclusively works with Catered by Design for their events - which made the entire process so simple and easy. The person who showed us the space and walked through their wedding offerings, Nikee Fellows, actually works for Catered by Design but has her office in the Community House.

    Keep in mind that the Community House does host a lot of events throughout the day (they have a gym, art classes, theater, etc.). So there may be some people in the hallway, bathrooms, and general vicinity of the reception room during your event (depending on the time you have it). The building was a bit crowded with kids when we first arrived before cocktail hour at 4pm, but by the time the band started playing and guests began arriving at 5:30pm everyone had emptied out and we had that portion of the building to ourselves - so no complaints on our part! :)

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Winnetka Community House 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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,250.00
  • 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? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 25.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Garden, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Liability Insurance, Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • 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.

  • Catered by Design
    Catered by Design Wedding Caterers

    We have been the exclusive catering and event management company at the Winnetka Community House for many years and we value our relationship with the entire WCH team. A more talented, dedicated and passionate team of professionals would be hard to find. The venue is absolutely beautiful and flexible in it's offerings and layout. Our clients are thrilled with the Arches Garden and we look forward to many more events at this historic and world class venue.

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  • 620 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka, IL 60093 See on map
    8479654094 (Phone number)

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