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Danada House

Why we love it

  • Old-World Charm Meets Contemporary Elegance at Danada House

    Danada House is one of the most magnificent historic event venues in the Chicagoland area. Originally constructed as a private home for Dan and Ada Rice in the late 1930s, it is now owned and managed by The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, who maintains its rich history while providing modern features ideal for events of all kinds. The estate features original architectural elements like stunning white brick, French doors and rustic fireplaces. But you’ll also find the newly constructed climate-controlled Atrium space, which offers an ultra-modern feel. Connected to the house via a covered walkway, the Atrium space features floor-to-ceiling windows that allow you to look out across the lush green estate with sunlight streaming in on a beautiful day! On the grounds, you’ll find a 23-stall Kentucky-style stable, which provides a super unique backdrop for photos as well as beautiful gardens that add to the splendor of the venue.

    The Danada House is ideal for weddings, rehearsal dinners, baby or bridal showers, corporate events, birthday parties, memorial services and more. Since the space is so versatile with both old-world and contemporary spaces, it can be molded to your event. The house can accommodate up to 250 guests in the Atrium or up to 90 guests on the main level.

  • Catering at Danada House

    When catering at Danada House, Tasty Catering works seamlessly with the venue team to provide a stellar event experience every time. Whether you’re planning an outdoor cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and a bubbly bar or a buffet meal to be hosted inside the Atrium, we can cater to your every need—literally and figuratively! We even have creative outdoor wedding menus and corporate picnic menus that are ideal for outdoor events at the Danada House. No matter what style of event you’re hosting, we’ll host it with customized catering menus that suit your palate and event goals!

  • Conveniently Located in Wheaton, IL

    Just a short drive away from Chicago, you’ll find the stunning estate of Danada House. The historic home turned Chicago-area event venue is situated among nearly 800 acres of lush farmland and woodlands that are managed by the Forest Preserve of DuPage County. As such, its natural setting is an idyllic representation of Illinois’ native flora and fauna everywhere you look. Located just east of Naperville Road near I-88, Danada House is easily accessible not only to the city of Chicago but also to the Chicagoland suburbs, including the Naperville business corridor.

Venue Amenities

One of the many wonderful features of the Danada House is the stellar options of both indoor and outdoor event spaces for any occasion. For weddings, they offer seven different spaces for the wedding ceremony, from the verdant gardens to the sunlit Atrium space to the gorgeously paved grounds of the stables—talk about having options! When it comes to corporate events, with 19 different rooms in the Danada House, there are plenty of areas to meet distraction-free. Plus, the Atrium is a favorite spot for luncheons in Wheaton. No matter the occasion, there is a space suited for your event needs at this luxurious yet charming historic estate!

  • Check icon 7 ceremony locations
  • Check icon Free parking for up to 150 vehicles
  • Check icon Spaces to get ready for your wedding
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