Are you jonesing for a fairytale wedding in a charming European villa? Are you dreaming of a poetic cottage for your special day? The idea of a destination wedding is a fun one, but in reality, it is expensive and impractical for most couples. Luckily, you can have the wedding of your dreams within 40 minutes of downtown Chicago.
YOLO! And your one and only one life is made of nothing but countless memorable, ordinary, special, not-so-important, to-be-forgotten moments. There are some special moments that you never forget, partly because they never happen again like when someone helped you at a critical moment, your first paid job, the first time you saw your dad cry, the day when your loved one left and so on. Then there come some once-in-a-lifetime ones like when he said ‘I love you’, the moment when he knelt on one knee and asked “Will you marry me?”, and the day when you say “Yes, I do”. From your first date to your engagement day to the day when you say your vows to the love of your life, every single moment is special and worth treasuring in your memory book. Your wedding day is the most special one amongst all of them as this happens in front of all your near and dear ones. And not only you want it to be unforgettable for you and your love but for also everyone who witnesses it. And a wedding venue you choose plays a pivotal role in making your already special day extra special and memorable and gorgeous enough that it doesn’t slip away from their memories ever after decades. The Grove Redfield Estate in Chicago knows that and this is what makes this historic mansion an incredibly unique wedding venue to host couples’ dream Chicago wedding! The Grove is a National Historic Landmark in Glenview; and its centerpiece, the Redfield Estate, presents a simple, elegant setting for a wedding or other special events like engagement, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, and so on.
The Grove Redfield Estate in Glenview is an award-winning wedding venue that will take your breath away. This historic home is reminiscent of an old-world cottage in the south of France. The Grove Redfield Estate features charming architecture and luscious gardens. The impeccable landscape is one of our downtown Chicago wedding photographers’ favorite places to capture memories. The gazebo and stunning water feature create picture-perfect settings against which you will love celebrating and we will love photographing.
Peacefully sitting on 150-acre grounds of one of the largest parklands in Illinois, this stately home was built in 1929. Featuring an elegant garden-like setting and charming atmosphere, The Grove Redfield Estate is a nature preserve in Chicago making for the perfect place to host your romantic vintage-style wedding of 2 to 125 loved ones amidst comfortable elegance. Its Prairie-style architecture reminds the idyllic cottages found in the Northern European countryside, making it ideal for a romantic vintage-style wedding. The Redfield Estate has bagged multiple awards and recognitions, including The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2019. Let’s explore the outdoor and indoor event spaces available to host your special events and entertain your near and dear ones:
Outdoor Event Spaces
Covered Pavilion: Outside, the gorgeous 30′ x 60′ stone pavilion boasting a dramatic outdoor fireplace, decorative lighting, and large urns full of seasonal flowers sets a romantic stage for your outdoor wedding ceremony with an ethereal touch of nature. The fantastic views of the thriving gardens while saying vows will take you and your guests to another world above the clouds for sure!
Oak Tree: You can also choose the large oak tree in the front of this Northern European-inspired country house for your ‘I do’ moment. We love festoon lighting and it certainly adds a particular warmth to this magnificent setting but even without it, the location would look just breathtaking. An irresistible atmosphere of magic and peace all at once! Isn’t it? You may call me a hopeless romantic but it seems to be singularly iconic that the tree will be standing long after you both have gone: through this spot, your love is eternally remembered in the sheer greatness of the oak and all the history it has already seen.
The Bridge & A Woodland Gazebo: A rustic bridge to a woodland gazebo surrounded by various alluring settings featured by the grounds of this spectacular Chicago wedding venue is enough to make your cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing dramatic. Ah! A rustic bridge and you with the love of your life! Doesn’t it sound dreamy? And we all know what bridges can do to the wedding photos when used in the backdrop?! Simply awe-inspiring!!
Our Chicago wedding photographers love to take pictures of the couples from various angles incorporating the bridges as they add a romantic touch to the couple photos. The garden-like estate, with its trees, lawns, and serene walkways, weaves magic on your alfresco wedding ceremony and/or reception. Imagine exchanging “I dos” in the fresh air, under a charming wooden gazebo set in the shade of towering trees. We can’t get enough of the venue! Dates may be booked up to 24 months in advance of the desired date. Food and alcoholic beverages may be served on the premises, but are not included as part of your rental. Outdoor white garden chairs, indoor wooden chairs, and a variety of tables are included in the rental. While tents are not allowed on the grounds. Take some time to stroll through the lush grounds of the property with your spouse and have some Instagram-worthy golden hour couple portraits by our Chicagoland wedding photographers. We love sunset shots and night photography of the newlyweds smitten in love!
Indoor Event Spaces
Grand Room: Although open-air weddings are popular with contemporary brides and grooms, indoor event spaces offer quite a few perks that outdoor space does not. If you haven't considered the upsides to a classic, indoor celebration, it's time to look at the Grand Room featured by The Grove Redfield Estate. Boasting a charming fireplace, loft, cathedral ceilings, chandeliers, and a breathtaking two-story leaded glass window, the Great Room is waiting for you to enjoy your celebration with your wedding party. Offering ample space to host everything from your rehearsal dinner to gift-opening, not only this room is convenient for guests, but it's convenient for couples too. Plus, its ravishing lighting fixtures, beautiful decor, and included linens can also minimize the need for a lot of additional decors (that doesn’t mean you won’t want to). They would love to help you in making your wedding day truly ‘yours’, literally!
Bride’s Room: We love the venues that have gorgeous bridal rooms to get ready for our biggest day of life. And the bride’s room at The Grove Redfield Estate is a piece of art with ample space to have fun with your besties cum bridesmaids and funny siblings while prepping up for your groom. Allow our Chicago suburbs wedding photographers to do the getting-ready photo session, wedding dress photo session, and bridal portrait session. Also, this is the space where you can have those emotional mother-daughter photos clicked in the most elegant frame. Our wedding photographers in Chicago suburbs make sure that they capture all the family moments and other must-have photos here for your wedding albums. They especially love to capture the expressions of your mother when she sees you all dolled up as a bride in a drop-dead stunning wedding gown!
The Grove Redfield Estate offers “ceremony only” options or “ceremony and reception” options in and around the home and pavilion. Work with one of our recommended caterers to plan a scrumptious wedding menu with their professional staff. A variety of settings are available for your cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. An amazing outdoor covered pavilion, romantic woodland gazebo, patio, gardens, and lawn areas, don’t they sound like the ingredients of a magical fairy tale wedding in Chicago?! Let the magic of nature and romance at The Grove National Historic Landmark unite for your unison in Chicago!
There is a term in Latin "carpe diem" which means "seize the day". It is a called to live life to its fullest extent. No matter how hard you try to treasure those moments in your memory box somehow most of them manage to slip away with time without letting you know. That’s when our wedding photographers in Chicago suburbs come and make sure that you enter your happily-ever-after with gorgeous pictures of your celebration and unforgettable memories in your heart. As they understand that the memories of your wedding day are the ones that never give in on time and stay with you till your last breath. From all your firsts (‘first look’ and ‘first dance’ are the favorites of our wedding photographers) to the final goodbye to your guests and family members and everything that comes in between, the bits and pieces of your wedding day turn into memories for a lifetime that after the day ends reduce to neat piles between the wedding album in your wardrobe’s shelf. These are the memories that will always be there in your house knowing that there is someone who will claim them even after years. And The Grove Redfield Estate and our Chicago wedding photographers make sure that they are as fresh as a flower and take you to your wedding day wherever and whenever you flip through them.
It is a breeze to plan a magical wedding celebration at the enchanting The Grove Redfield Estate. Enjoy lasting memories of your wedding through your wedding photos and know you chose the right venue for your wedding.
1421 Milwaukee Ave
Glenview, IL 60025