Colvin House 5940 N Sheridan Road • Chicago • IL 60660


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This 1909 treasure has been lovingly restored to its turn-of-the-century glory, and is one of only a handful that remain of the stately mansions that once lined Sheridan Road. Built by renowned architect George Maher in the unique "Prairie" style, it includes beautiful geometric and nature-inspired motifs throughout its interior.
  • Host a ceremony and cocktail hour in the dreamy herringbone brick courtyard, followed by a reception in the home's breathtaking main room, which features wood floors, a fireplace, dazzling Art Nouveau chandeliers, and an opulently embellished ceiling.
  • Its waterfront location means you'll have a unique photo opportunity—whether you catch Lake Michigan when her waters are calm or turbulent, you're guaranteed sweeping, memorable shots.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $5,500–8,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
  • The rental fee includes:

    • Exclusive use of the venue for the contracted time
    • Use of the entire 1st floor of the historic mansion, the outdoor Coach House, 1920s-inspired basement speakeasy, and the lighted courtyard and gardens
    • Two dressing rooms including a 3rd-floor suite overlooking Lake Michigan and the 2nd-floor "Something Blue" room
    • On-site venue manager, coatroom, and attendant
    • Dimmable lighting, folding tables & chairs, baby Grand Piano, outdoor patio and lounge furniture, and a collection of vintage in-house furniture
    • Ample parking, restroom options (including gender-neutral)

    Saturday | $7,500–8,500
    Includes a 7-hour event with 3 hours for getting ready and setup & cleanup time.

    Friday & Sunday | $5,500–7,500
    Includes a 5-hour event with setup & cleanup time.

    Monday–Thursday | $5,500
    Off-peak dates only (December 1–March 31).


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 100 100
Cocktails, etc. Standing 150 150
Reception Seated 100 100
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 50.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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In-house options coming in 2024.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Lake
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Garden
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Park


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