Winnetka Community House is a historic wedding venue that is located in Winnetka, Illinois. Established in 1911, this non-profit organization has had a continuous impact on the North Shore community. Here, couples and their guests will be able to enjoy landscaped gardens and romantic hideaways. Vows can be exchanged in any season, among any of its three acres.
Facilities and Capacity
Winnetka Community House was designed by the architect Arthur Coffin. Arthur constructed the building in the Tudor Revival style, allowing that design to influence various factors throughout the estate. There are, however, additional elements of a prarie school-style found around the construction. Events can take place on the patio, lit up by soft bistro lights, or inside the Garden Hall. The Garden Hall has suspended drum lights as well as wainscoting on the walls. Couples can accommodate up to 200 guests at this indoor and outdoor venue. Wedding celebrations have the ability to transition from outside to inside, using the Garden Hall as a dancing area. Should it suit the event, the room can also be divided into two distinct spaces.
Winnetka Community House has an exclusive catering and event management company called Catered by Design. This caterer will not only help you with your menu but they will make sure your day is flawless from start to finish. They provide useful services such as setup, dinnerware rentals, linens, and cleanup. Catered by Design also offers visually appealing details such as floating buffets and hanging beverage trees. These added details combined with delicious food choices mean that events that they serve will always have a sense of sumptuous intrigue.
Couples can choose between hors d'oeuvres, a 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; or saffron risotto cakes.
Winnetka Community House is located north of Chicago, just by the shores of Lake Michigan. It can be reached via Green Bay Road, which runs parallel to Interstate 94. Should couples wish to retreat to a golf range, the Winnetka Golf Club is only a short jaunt to the west.
Recommended by 94% of couples
Jackie Juliano · Married on 06/29/2019
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We can’t express enough how much we loved having our wedding ceremony at Winnetka Community House! It is such a beautiful, hidden gem! The garden was a perfect setting for our wedding ceremony. It was tucked away and secluded which made it feel more personal. The staff was very accommodating prior to and day-of. The maintenance staff went above and beyond and even provided our guests with iced tea on our hot day. The garden is beautifully kept and the surrounding grounds provided great backdrops for our pictures. Thank you for providing such a beautiful setting for our ceremony!Sent on 08/18/2019
Brian · Married on 07/01/2017
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!Sent on 07/05/2017
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Susan · Married on 07/01/2017
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.Sent on 07/05/2018
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.
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.