Colvin House 5940 N Sheridan Road • Chicago • IL 60660

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.


Rates will be increasing in 2023, secure your wedding date now! Please contact the venue for details.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $5,500–7,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Year

  • The rental fee includes:

    • Venue access
    • Use of the entire 1st floor & courtyard
    • Two dressing rooms including a 3rd-floor suite overlooking Lake Michigan
    • On-site venue manager, coatroom, and attendant
    • Dimmable lighting, folding tables & chairs, and a collection of vintage in-house furniture
    • Ample parking, restroom options (including gender-neutral)
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $90–200/person


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
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Garden
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Park


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