The Nineteenth Century




The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association's beautiful Oak Park Landmark building has served the surrounding communities since its construction in 1928. The Classical Revival 2-story building exudes historical charm and inspiring awe for every guest. The Nineteenth Century offers multiple event spaces to fit your needs, with hanging chandeliers, a full stage, original hardwood floors, and a lofty ceiling. The Margaret Houck Ballroom is a beautiful and refined space for your ceremony and reception. Windows line both sides of the ballroom giving you plenty of natural light, casting an iridescent glow over the hardwood floors. From small to medium sized parties, consider the South Dining Room or the North Dining Room. Cozy yet elegant, these two rooms offer the perfect atmosphere for a warm celebration.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Private Club, Ballrooms


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 280 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 410 guests

Time Restrictions

You may begin set up 3 hours prior to your event and one after event to remove your personal belongings and d├ęcor.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1000 to $4200+ which includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $200/hr. 20% discount for January and February events.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Nineteenth Century is estimated at between $2,670 and $13,614 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Public garage

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
No smoking
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight

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