Glessner House Museum




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. For a unique and elegant wedding celebration, look no further than the Glessner House Museum.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Mansion, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 8:00AM. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,000 to $4,000 for a reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony ranges from $300 to $700 with reception rental or $400 for a ceremony-only wedding. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $250/hr. 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.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Glessner House Museum is estimated at between $18,850 and $27,114 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Large parking lot
Non-alcoholic beverages included

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
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 11:00PM