The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy 1500 West Kennedy Road • Lake Forest • IL 60045


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Located at the heart of a lush 162-acre private school campus, this turn-of-the-century Italianate mansion boasts beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces with an Old World, timeless quality.
  • Ceremonies may be held in several spots around the grounds, within view of reflecting pools, fountains, and bountiful gardens. Inside the manor itself, you'll find lavishly appointed rooms of all sizes from the impressive Great Hall to the inviting, wood-paneled Library.
  • A top-notch, experienced event staff will be there throughout the planning process to help you pull everything together seamlessly, and the in-house catering team is more than willing to create a custom menu exactly to your liking.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $33/person
Package Prices
  • $122–148/person
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Guest count
    • Package chosen
    • Type of event
  • Wedding packages include top shelf alcohol for five hours.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $14,000/event and up
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Guest count
    • Event duration
    • Package chosen
    • Type of event
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 21%


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

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


$$ • $$$





Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Monday–Thursday, 4pm–11pm
Friday, 4pm–midnight
Saturday, 9am–midnight
Sunday, 9am–11pm

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • College Campus / School

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds


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