Weddings are new beginnings which lead you to the road of happiness! How about starting your new life at a traditional place with a unique historical significance? We are talking about the National Historic Landmark, Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, located 45 minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
This perfect example of Renaissance Revival architecture boasts of a vintage Gilded Age architecture, hand-carved woodwork, and a magnificent staircase. It also has various options where you can have your wedding ceremony and reception, complete with a unique decor reminiscing of the old world charm of the 1800s.
Say your vows at the Old Central Church which was built in 1895 from locally excavated limestone and comprises three lavish stained-glass windows and an original 2,000-pipe organ that was played over 100 years ago. The church can accommodate up to 500 guests. The candelabra, candles, and floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows are an ideal setting for a romantic and classic wedding ceremony. The effect of this traditional decor will have an ethereal effect on your wedding photography!
In between the mansion and the church lies the Secret Gardens that can be reached via a winding brick path. You could have your wedding ceremony in the Secret Gardens which can accommodate up to 300 guests. Out here, you will be surrounded by the natural beauty of the lush green landscape and vibrant blooms. This is also a great place to get a romantic wedding photoshoot done with your sweetheart. Rope in your bridesmaids and groomsmen for elaborate wedding photography in the garden as the landscape is too good to be true!
The Victorian Ballroom at this spectacular event space is all about high cathedral ceilings and dazzling chandeliers! The Ballroom can hold up to 300 guests indoors and 140 guests in the courtyard. Experience your first dance with your partner under the subtle glow of gorgeous chandeliers or the majestic sky ornamented with twinkling stars. As you both immerse yourselves in the romantically dreamy vibes of the evening, our Chicago wedding photographer would love to capture all the real and intimate moments between the couple-of-honor!
How about making a grand entrance? It’s your wedding, make it large! If you wish to make a grand entrance, you gotta team up with the show stopper - the grand staircase! Walking down the stairs feeling like a princess is a once-in-a-lifetime feeling, as you have all the eyes on you! Trust our wedding photographer to capture the authentic photos that feature the awestruck-expression on everyone’s face as they see you coming down! Adorned with 119 hand-carved octagonal spindles of buried walnut, intricate woodwork, and antique craftsmanship, the majestic staircase makes for a great background for your spectacular entry with your partner as well as your wedding portraits.
The old-world charm of the mansion, to the classic beauty of the church, to the perfectly manicured garden, every place on this property is a wedding photographer’s dream. Every inch of this property is brimming with history, making it the ideal place to create a history of your own at the Historic Jacob Henry Mansion Estate. Our wedding photographers love capturing the real, honest and intimate moments as they unfold naturally!
20 S. Eastern Ave
Joliet, IL 60433