Illinois Wesleyan University

Central Illinois



Host your wedding day in comfort, style and elegance. Illinois Wesleyan University is an ideal location for your big day. Tie the knot in Evelyn Chapel where your guests will be greeted with exposed brick and a beautiful arched entrance. You may also host your ceremony in the outdoor Quad, where your guests will be seated in perfectly lined white chairs. Afterwards, take advantage of the property grounds for your first photos as a married couple. Lush greenery and large trees create the perfect backdrop for your precious memories as a newlywed couple. Next, it’s time for your reception. The Young Main Lounge is a beautiful space with hardwood floors, elegant lighting, traditional decor and large windows. The room boasts joyful walls and may be decorated according to your style and taste. If you are looking for a unique venue, you may consider having your reception in our Hansen Student Center. Renovated from our former gymnasium, the Hansen Center Court has solid wood floors and a modern, industrial feel. Gather your family and friends at Illinois Wesleyan University for the wedding you’ve always dreamed of!

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Park/Garden, Church/Temple, Ballrooms, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 215 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $600 to $1,300 for a reception and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony ranges from $500 to $950.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Illinois Wesleyan University is estimated at between $5,159 and $13,274 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Public parking
Dance area

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Beer and wine only
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight
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