Glessner House Events

Glessner House Events Glessner House Museum invites you to experience a gracious venue steeped in Chicago history. Tucked away in the Prairie Avenue Historic District of Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, Glessner House provides a distinctive alternative to hotels and banquet halls.

The Museum offers rental space for meetings, private parties, corporate events, and is one of Chicago's most distinctive wedding venues. A variety of spaces help make Glessner House Museum ideal for your event.

The Museum offers rental space for meetings, private parties, corporate events, and is one of Chicago's most distinctive wedding venues. A variety of spaces help make Glessner House Museum ideal for your event.

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We're so happy to see Nicki and Eric finally getting to experience their big day. What a gorgeous photo taken by Hayley ...
09/04/2021

We're so happy to see Nicki and Eric finally getting to experience their big day. What a gorgeous photo taken by Hayley in Chicago Women's Park and Gardens where the ceremony will take place. Then the reception will be rocking in the Glessner House courtyard. Congratuatlions!

Look at these lovebirds. #nickianderic2021
Who's ready to hear "I DO" ?!? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️🙋

We're looking forward to Sarah and Zach's afternoon ceremony and reception. And we ain't afraid of a little rain.
08/21/2021

We're looking forward to Sarah and Zach's afternoon ceremony and reception. And we ain't afraid of a little rain.

Ready for anything that comes their way. Rain included. #aSignofGoodLuck
A test spin on the dance floor - and they're ready to go❤️
#partylikearothstein
#emptyroompic
#chicagowedding
@srosselet @zachroth14

Beautiful photos from this past weekend. Congratulations to Natalie and Shelby.
08/17/2021

Beautiful photos from this past weekend. Congratulations to Natalie and Shelby.

08/11/2021

Your wedding photos matter.

See how to get the best photos at your wedding: partyslate.link/photos

07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸

Get in the spirit with festive cocktail ideas and more: partyslate.link/fourthofjuly

While the cover photo isn't of Glessner House, we were selected to be featured in PartySlate's article about unique even...
06/23/2021
Wedding Date Set? See If These 15 Unique Chicago Venues are Available

While the cover photo isn't of Glessner House, we were selected to be featured in PartySlate's article about unique event venues in Chicago! Check out #14:

"We at PartySlate searched through hundreds of unique Chicago wedding venues to find our top 15 spaces for a totally original (and wow-worthy) celebration. Step aboard a luxe Chicago yacht to sail for an ever-changing view or stand beneath the wing of an airplane while raising a toast. We know 15 ways to take your wedding to new heights — all with the perfect venue."

https://www.partyslate.com/best-of/unique-chicago-wedding-venues/

Think outside the ballroom with these 15 unique Chicago wedding venues that elevate art, culture, and originality — for a celebration unlike any other.

The Glessner House courtyard is looking beautiful these days.
05/27/2021

The Glessner House courtyard is looking beautiful these days.

05/23/2021

IDEQOR made the Glessner House courtyard look even more gorgeous for an outdoor brunch yesterday!

Glessner House was recently featured on the PartySlate page!
04/11/2021
Glessner House | Jetaun and Wale Autumn Micro Wedding Ceremony | PartySlate

Glessner House was recently featured on the PartySlate page!

Wale was wearing traditional Nigerian wedding attire when he and Jetaun were married at Glessner House in October. The late fall colors in Women's Park & Gardens next door provided the perfect backdrop for a few wedding portraits and the courtyard veil toss was a stunning success!

Check out this Glessner House event....virtual wine tasting! Looks like a bunch of fun and some of the proceeds from any...
03/25/2021
Glessner House

Check out this Glessner House event....virtual wine tasting! Looks like a bunch of fun and some of the proceeds from any wine you purchase goes into the Glessner House non-profit coffers. Thank you in advance for your support!

Corks for a Cause. Join top sommeliers and local musicians for a 90-minute Virtual Wine and Music event with proceeds benefiting Glessner House.

A perfect way way to honor an inspiring woman during Women's History Month.
03/16/2021
Glessner House

A perfect way way to honor an inspiring woman during Women's History Month.

To spark excitement in architecture, history, and design through a dynamic exploration of Glessner House, its family, and its preservation.

Pretty pictures! Thank you to Megan Saul Photography for sharing these photos from Amanda and Kiara's spectacular July m...
02/13/2021

Pretty pictures! Thank you to Megan Saul Photography for sharing these photos from Amanda and Kiara's spectacular July micro wedding. Happy life to you!

Caterer: D'Absolute Events & Catering
Videographer: This Charming Heart
DJ: Kate from Toast & Jam
Hair & Makeup: Sophia Bella
Florist: Youth & Yarrow
Cake: ECBG

Hey! It looks like Captain Matt Casey from "Chicago Fire" is a Glessner House fan!
02/11/2021

Hey! It looks like Captain Matt Casey from "Chicago Fire" is a Glessner House fan!

Chicago has a lot to offer, check out where the One Chicago cast likes to hang out!

We're happy to share some photos from our last wedding of 2020. Hope you enjoy the images from Jetaun and Wale's October...
01/30/2021

We're happy to share some photos from our last wedding of 2020. Hope you enjoy the images from Jetaun and Wale's October micro ceremony. The fall foliage in Women's Park & Gardens and Wale's traditional Nigerian wedding attire made it an especially gorgeous day.

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/beckybrownphotography
Cake: Delectable Treats by Tiki
Bar Service: The Chicago Bartending Group
Dinner: Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

To learn about the more saucy side of Queen Victoria, join us for this online program. Should get you in the mood for Va...
01/23/2021
ONLINE: Queen Victoria's Secrets — Glessner House

To learn about the more saucy side of Queen Victoria, join us for this online program. Should get you in the mood for Valentine's Day!

https://www.glessnerhouse.org/programs/2021/1/4/queen-victorias-secrets

When we think of Queen Victoria, we rarely think of her laughing or loving, and we never think of her as amused. Presented by audience favorite Debra Mancoff, this lighthearted look at the three men who ruled her heart—her mentor Lord Melbourne; the love of her life, Prince Albert; and her Highlan...

Another beautifully romantic video from this past season at Glessner House. Many thanks to Amanda, Kiara, and This Charm...
01/21/2021
Amanda + Kiara // Chicago, IL

Another beautifully romantic video from this past season at Glessner House. Many thanks to Amanda, Kiara, and This Charming Heart for sharing with us.

www.thischarmingheart.com

This is "Amanda + Kiara // Chicago, IL" by This Charming Heart on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Thanks, Hanna! The photos from this Glessner House wedding are lots of fun and absolutely gorgeous.
01/10/2021

Thanks, Hanna! The photos from this Glessner House wedding are lots of fun and absolutely gorgeous.

One of my favorite first dance moments ever!!! Also how amazing is this Chicago venue, @glessnerhouseevents !!

Merry Christmas from Glessner House. May your table be full and your spirits be high.
12/24/2020

Merry Christmas from Glessner House. May your table be full and your spirits be high.

Merry Christmas from Glessner House. May your table be full and your spirits be high.

Marta and Mateusz had to scale their wedding down to just the two witnesses, so came over to Glessner House after the ce...
12/06/2020

Marta and Mateusz had to scale their wedding down to just the two witnesses, so came over to Glessner House after the ceremony, without the witnesses but with a professional photographer in tow, to pose for some very special images to share with friends and family who couldn't be there.

If you're interested in a socially distanced photo shoot now, or for a larger event in the future, contact Kathy at [email protected].

Marta and Mateusz had to scale their wedding down to just the two witnesses, so came over to Glessner House after the ceremony, without the witnesses but with a professional photographer in tow, to pose for some very special images to share with friends and family who couldn't be there.

If you're interested in a socially distanced photo shoot now, or for a larger event in the future, contact Kathy at [email protected].

Thank you to Beth and Connor for sharing this very special moment when pianist, and mother of the groom, sat down at Mrs...
10/24/2020
Beth and Connor - Wedding Day

Thank you to Beth and Connor for sharing this very special moment when pianist, and mother of the groom, sat down at Mrs. Glessner's Steinway before a courtyard ceremony.

Photo by Lisa Hufford Photography

10/13/2020

Gorgeous day, happy couple!

Congratulations to musician and author Jill Goldberg-Haddadin on a successful, and really fun, morning in the Glessner H...
10/06/2020

Congratulations to musician and author Jill Goldberg-Haddadin on a successful, and really fun, morning in the Glessner House courtyard this past Sunday: music, singing, dancing, reading, and book signing. It looks like the new children's book, "Octopus Mom" is a hit!

Beautiful bilingual micro wedding ceremony in the Glessner House courtyard. Lilian Dircio, officiant. Congratulations, E...
09/27/2020

Beautiful bilingual micro wedding ceremony in the Glessner House courtyard. Lilian Dircio, officiant. Congratulations, Estephanie and Ivan!

Meet our friendly masked venue manager, Kathy Cunningham. Having some fun at a recent courtyard event. If you're interes...
09/18/2020

Meet our friendly masked venue manager, Kathy Cunningham. Having some fun at a recent courtyard event. If you're interested in planning an event at Glessner House, you can reach her at [email protected].

From last Sunday's baby shower.
09/18/2020
Bean and Boosh

From last Sunday's baby shower.

A Care Bears baby shower is not complete without a rainbow! 🌈🌈🌈 Contact us for your next celebration.

#BeanandBoosh are setting up for a gorgeous afternoon baby shower at Glessner House!
09/13/2020

#BeanandBoosh are setting up for a gorgeous afternoon baby shower at Glessner House!

Some fun wedding inspiration on Netflix! Dress, food, design.(You may want to have some tissues on hand).
08/17/2020
Say I Do | Official Trailer | Netflix

Some fun wedding inspiration on Netflix! Dress, food, design.

(You may want to have some tissues on hand).

Dream weddings really do come true as experts Jeremiah Brent, Thai Nguyen and Gabriele Bertaccini help couples pull off their perfect celebration. SUBSCRIBE:...

Even the most micro of micro weddings can be the subject of a glorious day. Thanks to Nicolle and Jacob for letting us s...
08/13/2020

Even the most micro of micro weddings can be the subject of a glorious day. Thanks to Nicolle and Jacob for letting us share:

Photographer: Becky Brown Photography
Florist: Christen from Hedonia Flowers
Caterer: Hearty Boys
Cake: Alliance Bakery
Officiant: Carla Stehman
Musicians: Duo Vivace
Colors: Green and Peach

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Glessner House Museum invites you to experience a gracious venue steeped in Chicago history. Tucked away in the Prairie Avenue Historic District of Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, Glessner House provides a distinctive alternative to hotels and banquet halls. The museum offers rental space for meetings, private parties, corporate events, and is one of Chicago's most distinctive wedding venues. A variety of spaces make Glessner House Museum ideal for your event.

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