Glessner House 1800 South Prairie Avenue • Chicago • IL 60616

Glessner House

1800 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

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Why You'll Love This Place

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  • This historic 1887 stone manor was inspired by an English abbey. It also features elements derived from French and Spanish Romanesque architecture, and is a wonderful example of the early Arts & Crafts design movement.
  • You can hold your entire event in the Courtyard. Shielded from the outside by the home's stately exterior, this private, "secret garden"-style space, with its ivy-covered brick walls and string lights, is the ultimate in turn-of-the-century romance.
  • Intimate indoor events are lovely in the Coach House, where you'll find beautiful period details, like an original beamed ceiling and rich wood wainscoting. The cool, octagonal Conservatory may be rented for use as your on-site dressing suite. (Coach House max seated capacity is 70; available year-round indoors, summer–late fall outdoors.)

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • A ceremony-only event starts at $2,000.
    A ceremony and reception starts at $6,000.

    Pricing includes:

    • The Coach House, Courtyard, and Wedding Suite
    • Tables and chairs
    • Sound system
    • And more!
Additional Info
  • May–October capacities are 150 seated, 200 cocktail.
    November–April capacities are 70 seated and 125 cocktail.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 125 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 125 200
Reception Seated 70 150
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 125.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


May–October. This venue won't be available for weddings after October of 2022.

Venue Type

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

  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Museum
  • Mansion

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Garden
  • Other View
  • Park


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Alternate Info: The Glessner House Museum