Nineteenth Century Club




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, inspiring awe in every guest. The Nineteenth Century Club offers three event spaces for your big day. With hanging chandeliers, a full stage, original hardwood floors, and a lofty ceiling, the Margaret Houck Ballroom is a refined and classy space for your ceremony or reception. Windows lined up on both sides of the ballroom bring plenty of light in, casting an iridescent glow over the hardwood floors. For 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, Modern


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


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

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1200 to $4200 for ceremony and reception and 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 Nineteenth Century Club is estimated at between $3,915 and $16,780 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Public parking

Special Restrictions

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