Wandering Tree Estate





This is the place for the fairy tale wedding you have been dreaming of! At Wandering Tree Estate you and your guests will be transported into a magical garden realm in one of the most uniquely beautiful private event venues in the country. Pledge your love in a romantic outdoor ceremony at the edge of the property's 4-acre lake. After the ceremony, you and your wedding party will pose for your formal portraits throughout the 10-acre estate gardens and grounds. Meanwhile, your guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind cocktail hour as they sip and stroll through the Shabui Japanese Garden or discover the famous Outdoor Garden Model Trains created by renowned artist and landscape designer Elaine Silets. Your guests will be mesmerized by the scenic model railways that quietly weave paths through live flowers, miniature bonsai trees, bubbling streams and even a mountain waterfall. The Estate also includes an amazing private Model Train Museum of the City of Chicago that will amaze and delight your guests. Your photographer will be captivated by the stunning scenery which will make for priceless photographs. Once cocktail hour has ended you will reunite with your guests for a fantastic reception elsewhere on the Estate. Dine and dance as you overlook one of the many water features on the Estate. Or enjoy a tented celebration out on the expansive lawns. Your wedding day will be a dream come true!

Venue Style

Private Estate, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 275 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 275 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start 1 day prior to event start time. Events must end by 10:30PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee begins at $7,500 for rental of Wandering Tree Estate for an entire weekend: you get all day Friday for set up; Saturday for your event (ceremony and/or reception); and Sunday for take down. A refundable security deposit is required. The rental fee includes booking Wandering Tree Estate for the entire weekend. There are NO FOOD & BEVERAGE MINIMUMS.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Wandering Tree Estate is estimated at between $10,645 and $12,945 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Complimentary bridal suite
Full kitchen facilities
Parking can be arranged

Special Restrictions

Valet parking or shuttle service required
Venue must approve all decorations
Wheelchair access limited
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:30PM
Biodegradable throwables only