Evanston History Center at The Charles Gates Dawes House
The Evanston History Center's Dawes House is a handsome site for your wedding celebration. This historic house is brimming with old elegance. Vintage furnishings fill every room, while rich dark woods, velvet fabric, and floral wallpaper adorn the rooms with enchanting textures. You and your guests will feel like royalty as you enjoy an enchanted wedding evening on campus. The Dawes House quickly becomes a romantic site with the addition of candles, floral arrangements, and simple wedding items. Cocktails, music, and an inviting house will have your guests feeling relaxed and ready for an evening of elegance. Enjoy the simple pleasures of conversation and dancing from room to room. There is much to explore at the Dawes house, guests will be thrilled to mill from one stylish room to the next. Celebrate with all your loved ones at a venue packed with personality, old romance, and years of experience.
Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests
Set up time can start 2 hours prior to event start time. Events must end by 11:00PM.
The rental fee ranges from $1,350 to $1,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding is $825. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $175/hr.
The average wedding cost at Evanston History Center at The Charles Gates Dawes House is estimated at between $6,711 and $14,465 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
|Bride's dressing area|
|Kitchen for prep only|
|Venue must approve all decorations|
|General liability insurance required|
|Wheelchair access limited|
|No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.|
|Approved outside caterer allowed|
|Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors|
|Smoking outside only|
|Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer|
|Music must end by 11:00PM|