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Wilder Mansion
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Why we love it

  • Historic Mansion with Modern Elegance Just Outside Chicago

    Originally built in the mid-1800s, this grandiose historic mansion was carefully restored and transformed into an idyllic event venue in 2008. Perfectly blending historic features like formal gardens, vintage light fixtures and restored wood flooring with modern features like in-house speaker systems and air conditioning, they aim to take you back in time with all the comforts of modern-day amenities needed for a perfect event.

  • Catering at Wilder Mansion

    One of the most magical parts of Wilder Mansion is how it can be completely transformed for any occasion. That makes it ever-popular for wedding events, including receptions and rehearsal dinners, social events like birthdays and bridal showers, corporate dinners and receptions and more. You can rent the entire venue for an intimate wedding day celebration or choose select rooms for corporate events or showers.

    Tasty Catering is a preferred caterer at Wilder Mansion and has helped produce many events at this idyllic venue. While it is a historic home, the restorations provided a full-service catering prep kitchen, so food can be served hot and fresh every time. We love serving passed hors d’oeuvres and champagne in the Wilder Park Formal Garden or Diana Nicholas Garden. And plated dinners in the Wilder Room are always picture perfect!

  • Conveniently Located in Elmhurst, IL

    Regardless of why you’re gathering, guests will be blown away by the stunning locale of your catered event at Wilder Mansion! This elegant historic mansion has you feeling worlds away from the city; however, it’s less than 20 miles from downtown Chicago in Elmhurst.

    Originally built in 1868, the mansion was left to the city of Elmhurst by the late Mr. Wilder with the stipulation that it became a library. And so, in 1922, the Wilder Mansion became home to the Elmhurst Public Library. In the early 2000s, the library moved, and the Elmhurst District Park Board of Commissioners decided to restore the mansion to preserve the historic architectural features with added modern amenities. In 2008, it became a beloved Elmhurst event venue where many local memories have been (and will continue to be) made!

Venue Amenities Make Planning Simple

When it comes to planning your event at Wilder Mansion, the amenities and equipment they have available on-site make it incredibly easy! They are fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment including an in-house speaker system so you can pipe music through the entire venue, microphone and audio jacks in each space, and video monitors, projectors and screens for any necessary presentations.
In terms of tables and chairs, they offer a variety of options from 72″ or 60″ rounds for a seated dinner to 30″ rounds and highboys for receptions or a cocktail hour. The white chairs they provide match the light and airy interior of the venue perfectly.
Tasty Catering can also help with any upgrades or additions, but what the venue provides makes planning your event ever so simple!

  • Check icon Tables and chairs included in rental
  • Check icon Free parking
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