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Glessner House

Venue highlights

Indoor and outdoor spaces
BYO
Valet parking

Venue details

Style:

Historic/Landmark Building, Mansion, Outdoor

Guest capacity:

Accommodates up to 100 guests

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Services:

Ceremony / Reception

Indoor / Outdoor

Location:

1800 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Description:

A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. It remains an internationally-known architectural treasure in Chicago. A radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture, the structure served as an inspiration to the young Frank Lloyd Wright and helped redefine domestic architecture. Steeped in Chicago history and tucked away in the Prairie Avenue Historic District of Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, Glessner House provides a distinctive alternative to hotels and banquet halls. Exchange vows in the stunning courtyard, surrounded by distinguished brick architecture and all the people you love. Enjoy a champagne cocktail hour as the sun sets over the courtyard and dinner and dancing under the stars unfolds just as you’ve always imagined. The vaulted ceilings of the Coach House provide the perfect atmosphere for your reception in colder months. 15 minute mini-tours of the home, led by docents and staff who will put as much care into your event as they do into their love and conservation of the house, are available for your guests at no extra cost. For a unique and elegant wedding celebration, look no further than the Glessner House.

Additional details

Service Options

Venue notes

The rental fee ranges from $7,250 to $7,750 for a reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony ranges from $450 to $500 per hour and includes use of rooms for a minimum of 4 hours (1 hours of rehearsal and 3 hours for the ceremony). Additional time is available and will be billed by the hour. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required. Chicago Women's Park is available as an add-on for an additional fee. Please inquire with venue for pricing and availability.

Amenities and Restrictions

Amenities

- Bride's dressing area

- Dance floor

- Outdoor lighting

- Venue set up and clean up

- No kitchen

- Parking can be arranged

- Non-alcoholic beverages included

Restrictions

- BYO alcohol

- Venue must approve all decorations

- General liability insurance required

- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.

- Choose from a list for catering

- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors

- Smoking in designated areas only

- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer

- Music must end by 10:00PM

Amenities

- Bride's dressing area

- Dance floor

- Outdoor lighting

- Venue set up and clean up

- No kitchen

- Parking can be arranged

- Non-alcoholic beverages included

Restrictions

- BYO alcohol

- Venue must approve all decorations

- General liability insurance required

- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.

- Choose from a list for catering

- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors

- Smoking in designated areas only

- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer

- Music must end by 10:00PM

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Glessner House

Venue Highlights

Indoor and outdoor spaces
BYO
Valet parking

STARTING AT $9,106 FOR 50 GUESTS

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