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.
(1)

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.

Mission: MISSION To spark excitement in architecture, history, and design through a dynamic exploration of Glessner House, its family, and its preservation. VISION To inspire people to enrich their own lives through experiencing the power of architecture, design, and cultural history. VALUES PEOPLE - Welcome our local, national, and international communities and encourage diverse ideas, perspectives, and points of view EXCELLENCE - Commit to the highest quality programs and experiences LEARNING - Interpret our collections and stories to deepen the understanding of history RESPECT - Honor the past and its relevance to the present INTEGRITY - Provide care for the resources entrusted to us with honesty and accountability Adopted by the Board of Directors, March 12, 2018

We're heading to 1979 for Wayback Wedding Wednesday as Toni and Kim celebrate their day with a little help from staff me...
07/01/2020

We're heading to 1979 for Wayback Wedding Wednesday as Toni and Kim celebrate their day with a little help from staff member and Maid of Honor, Gwen. 💓 (Thanks for sharing your photos!)

A special Wayback Wedding Wednesday features Frances Glessner Lee herself, shown here in her wedding gown years before s...
06/24/2020

A special Wayback Wedding Wednesday features Frances Glessner Lee herself, shown here in her wedding gown years before she became known as the Mother of Forensic Science. Intrigued? Join us tomorrow for the online opening of her restored childhood bedroom along with a discussion with Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics."

Registration will be closed at noon the day of the program (Tomorrow, June 25).

https://www.glessnerhouse.org/programs/2020/6/25/opening-of-fannys-bedroom

Wishing all our fathers a wonderful day. Weddings: Shelly & Josh, Alice & Ali Photography: JBrown Photography, Victoria ...
06/21/2020

Wishing all our fathers a wonderful day.

Weddings: Shelly & Josh, Alice & Ali
Photography: JBrown Photography, Victoria Sprung Photography

Today's Wayback Wedding Wednesday photo features a dramatic shot from Cat and Dan's big day, taken from the second floor...
06/10/2020

Today's Wayback Wedding Wednesday photo features a dramatic shot from Cat and Dan's big day, taken from the second floor main hall! #WaybackWeddingWednesday #GlessnerHouse

Glessner House partners with Art of Imagination to create the gorgeous space you've been envisioning for your event. Deb...
06/06/2020

Glessner House partners with Art of Imagination to create the gorgeous space you've been envisioning for your event. Deborah has been working with us for years and is respectful of our historic landmark status, which is essential. And Art of Imagination offers a complementary one hour consultation when you book an event with us!

http://artofimagination.com

Glessner House is offering a Micro Wedding package for fewer than 50 guests. $1500 for a three hour venue rental, then i...
06/04/2020
What Is a Micro Wedding and Should You Have One?

Glessner House is offering a Micro Wedding package for fewer than 50 guests. $1500 for a three hour venue rental, then if you return for a larger party (reception? anniversary?), that $1500 will be applied to the rental fee. Go to the Events>Wedding section at www.glessnerhouse.org to fill out an inquiry form!

Ready to go micro? We turned to the pros for the wedding planning tips you’ll need to throw a fabulous small-scale celebration.

Wedding season 2021 is starting to fill up.....like looking at wedding dresses? So do we:
05/28/2020
Our Favorite 2021 Wedding Dresses From Virtual NYBFW

Wedding season 2021 is starting to fill up.....like looking at wedding dresses? So do we:

Check out these 2021 wedding dresses that are perfect for elopements, virtual ceremonies, and (one day) bigger celebrations, too.

It's #WaybackWeddingWednesday We like these side by side images of Alice and Ali's wedding party taken by Victoria Sprun...
05/20/2020

It's #WaybackWeddingWednesday

We like these side by side images of Alice and Ali's wedding party taken by Victoria Sprung. Love the color of those bridesmaid dresses and the matching ties!

#chicagowedding #historicalvenue #southloopwedding #victoriasprungphotography #outdoorwedding

Glessner House is closed to the public right now, but if you'd like to get a sense of the outdoor space and how it could...
05/17/2020

Glessner House is closed to the public right now, but if you'd like to get a sense of the outdoor space and how it could work for your event, the courtyard is open Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. You might even want to take a peek inside the windows.

Photo by Hanna Walkowaik
05/16/2020

Photo by Hanna Walkowaik

"Your day will come, and trust us when we say it will be the most amazing thing. When we can all come together and celeb...
05/15/2020
What to Know If You're Planning a Wedding During the Coronavirus Pandemic

"Your day will come, and trust us when we say it will be the most amazing thing. When we can all come together and celebrate, there will be nothing else like it."

While having to reschedule some of this season's Glessner House weddings has been challenging in many ways, we are working closely with couples to make sure they still have an exciting and meaningful day and continue to book weddings and other events for when we reach the light at the end of the tunnel. Stay healthy and happy and we will see you soon!

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, should you prepare and plan for the potential that your wedding may be affected? Our experts weigh in on everything you need to know.

05/14/2020
Glessner House - A Sneak Peek!

For a great sense of history and of how we're using Glessner House today, check out this short video.

Indulge your passion for architecture, history, and design through a dynamic exploration of Glessner House, its family, and its preservation. Join us for a t...

Glessner House Events's cover photo
05/14/2020

Glessner House Events's cover photo

Glessner House Events
05/14/2020

Glessner House Events

Help us win that award in the landmarks category!!
03/29/2018
Time Out Chicago

Help us win that award in the landmarks category!!

Voting is open to help the best businesses in town win a Love Chicago Award. Vote for your favorite venues now!

Puppies in the Courtyard!!!! Yes we allow dogs here in honor of the Glessner’s beloved dog Hero
02/28/2018

Puppies in the Courtyard!!!! Yes we allow dogs here in honor of the Glessner’s beloved dog Hero

Did you know that our Italian bulb lighting comes standard with every wedding we host in the Courtyard? Thanks to @artof...
02/26/2018

Did you know that our Italian bulb lighting comes standard with every wedding we host in the Courtyard? Thanks to @artofimagination for all of our lighting needs!!

It's all in the details!! Where do you plan on showing your guests where to sit?.📸Photographer // @ChrisBavaria.❤️Coordi...
02/21/2018

It's all in the details!! Where do you plan on showing your guests where to sit?
.
📸Photographer // @ChrisBavaria
.
❤️Coordinator // @hawkinsonevents
.
🏛Venue // @glessnerhousemuseum
.
🍾Caterer // @dabsolute_events

Our Conservatory, or "Bridal Suite" serves as a perfect staging area for brides and bridesmaids,...like these beauties!!...
02/20/2018

Our Conservatory, or "Bridal Suite" serves as a perfect staging area for brides and bridesmaids,...like these beauties!! 📸 Photographer // Slumberland Photography 💐 Brides Bouquet // Asrai Garden

This space is also ideal for small parties, lectures, retreats, conferences, or general meetings. The room's octagonal shape, vaulted ceiling, and beautiful view of the Courtyard make it a unique choice for any event

Today we celebrate the Taylor baby!! 🍼🌿✨
02/18/2018

Today we celebrate the Taylor baby!! 🍼🌿✨

ahhhhhh.... We can feel the Summer coming
02/15/2018
Tropical Wedding Inspiration with Portuguese Vibes

ahhhhhh.... We can feel the Summer coming

As we near the end of February, we’re probably not alone in saying that we’re ready for the warmer months to just get here already. Well my friends, let thi

Happy Valentines Day to all of our past and future couples and those who may be getting engaged today! ❤....#happyvalent...
02/14/2018

Happy Valentines Day to all of our past and future couples and those who may be getting engaged today! ❤
.
.
.
.
#happyvalentinesday #bemyvalentine #Engaged #February14 #Love

Happy Birthday!!!! 🎁🎂🎉
02/11/2018

Happy Birthday!!!! 🎁🎂🎉

Loving this picture of bride Marissa peaking out of the bridal suite and down into the courtyard as her tables get dress...
01/10/2018

Loving this picture of bride Marissa peaking out of the bridal suite and down into the courtyard as her tables get dressed for the reception. Photography by one of our favorites: Jaclyn Simpson @jaclynsimpson

Among the 30+ weddings we hosted in 2017, we also held birthday parties, baby showers, anniversary dinners, association ...
01/03/2018

Among the 30+ weddings we hosted in 2017, we also held birthday parties, baby showers, anniversary dinners, association gatherings, music nights and played house to a few pretty awesome film crews. Thank you to everyone that shared their love and happiness with us. We can't wait to see whats in store for 2018! And on that note - we're already booking out so inquire now if you want to host an event here

Glessner House Events's cover photo
01/03/2018

Glessner House Events's cover photo

Victoria Sprung Photography
01/03/2018

Victoria Sprung Photography

Glessner House Events
01/03/2018

Glessner House Events

Fabulous entertainment at Sunday's wedding! We were so excited for the courtyard to serve as a backdrop to Make Believe ...
10/04/2016

Fabulous entertainment at Sunday's wedding! We were so excited for the courtyard to serve as a backdrop to Make Believe Professionals and their incredibly talented performers.

We brought an amazing show at the World Fair Wedding today for Michelle and Gillian! Thanks to our amazing performers; Bellydancer Tatiana Fonseca, Acro Yogis Tatiana Cira Sanchez & Carlos Lopez, Juggler Eric Sipos, Brazilian Dancer Diane Berrios, MC David Jason Ziemba, and photographer Katherine Firefly!

We were honored to host the Hey Mz. Lady "Because You're Worth It!" 2016 Women's Conference on Saturday August 20, 2016....
08/24/2016

We were honored to host the Hey Mz. Lady "Because You're Worth It!" 2016 Women's Conference on Saturday August 20, 2016. Looks like the ladies had a great time!" :D

Address

1800 S Prairie Ave
Chicago, IL
60616

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Glessner House Events posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to Glessner House Events:

Videos

Our Story

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.

Nearby museums