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Winnetka Community House

Winnetka , IL
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LOCATION

620 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093 US (map)

PHONE

847-965-4094

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ABOUT US

Winnetka Community House has been playing host to events on the North Shore since 1911. Our historic building offers a range of unique spaces and modern amenities making it ideal for any... Read more
Winnetka Community House has been playing host to events on the North Shore since 1911. Our historic building offers a range of unique spaces and modern amenities making it ideal for any event!

The beautifully landscaped Arches Garden is the perfect location for a romantic outdoor wedding celebration, festive Mitzvah or cocktail party. The Garden Rooms make a perfect space for dinner, dancing and celebrating.

Catered By Design, our full-service catering and event management company, is honored to be the exclusive caterer to the Garden Rooms of the Winnetka Community House.

For information please call 847-965-4094 or email rentals@winnetkacommunityhouse.org. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1911
When was your venue last renovated?
2002
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1911
When was your venue last renovated?
2002
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Stunning, open, picturesque.

Our evening began in the outdoor Arches Garden, which was THE PERFECT SPACE for our cocktail hour. Everyone loved being able to enjoy conversation and drinks outside in the beautiful atmosphere they created. After the cocktail hour, the french doors to the ballroom were opened and guests filed into the room and into their seats. The room fit our guests perfectly, as well as the bar, our DJ, 2 dessert stations, and our photo booth.

Walking into the room before anyone was in there to see what it looked like was unforgettable - it was beautiful. They did a spectacular job making our vision come to life. The french doors were opened up halfway through the evening to allow for a breeze, fresh air, and overflow into the Arches Garden, and it was absolutely beautiful. Perfect idea and perfect timing. My only complaint is that the evening didn't last longer!!

I'd pick the Winnetka Community House over a generic hotel ANY DAY of the week!!!
Stunning, open, picturesque.

Our evening began in the outdoor Arches Garden, which was THE PERFECT SPACE for our Read more...
Stunning, open, picturesque.

Our evening began in the outdoor Arches Garden, which was THE PERFECT SPACE for our cocktail hour. Everyone loved being able to enjoy conversation and drinks outside in the beautiful atmosphere they created. After the cocktail hour, the french doors to the ballroom were opened and guests filed into the room and into their seats. The room fit our guests perfectly, as well as the bar, our DJ, 2 dessert stations, and our photo booth.

Walking into the room before anyone was in there to see what it looked like was unforgettable - it was beautiful. They did a spectacular job making our vision come to life. The french doors were opened up halfway through the evening to allow for a breeze, fresh air, and overflow into the Arches Garden, and it was absolutely beautiful. Perfect idea and perfect timing. My only complaint is that the evening didn't last longer!!

I'd pick the Winnetka Community House over a generic hotel ANY DAY of the week!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I got married at Winnetka Community House in June 2013 and was blown away by the experience. Not only did Gina help us get everything set up, she worked with Catered By Design and their staff to make the entire evening come to life.

Our ceremony was in the Gardens (where my parents got married) and we were supposed to have had the reception out there as well...until the thunderstorms rolled in...

The inside Plan B was just as perfect as it would have been outside, and people have been complimenting us all week on the quick change in setup and how perfectly it worked out.

The Bride's Room is on the second floor, and has a back door to allow the Bride to make her grand entrance without anyone seeing it coming! The gardens themselves are absolutely beautiful, and there are so many places for photography that you really need to get an idea in your head which you want to use before the wedding.

The value for this site is unparalleled. We couldn't find any other venue at the price we paid that was anywhere near as beautiful as WCH. We were overjoyed to get married there, and would highly highly recommend it to anyone that is looking to get married outdoors on the North Shore.
I got married at Winnetka Community House in June 2013 and was blown away by the experience. Not only did Gina help us get Read more...
I got married at Winnetka Community House in June 2013 and was blown away by the experience. Not only did Gina help us get everything set up, she worked with Catered By Design and their staff to make the entire evening come to life.

Our ceremony was in the Gardens (where my parents got married) and we were supposed to have had the reception out there as well...until the thunderstorms rolled in...

The inside Plan B was just as perfect as it would have been outside, and people have been complimenting us all week on the quick change in setup and how perfectly it worked out.

The Bride's Room is on the second floor, and has a back door to allow the Bride to make her grand entrance without anyone seeing it coming! The gardens themselves are absolutely beautiful, and there are so many places for photography that you really need to get an idea in your head which you want to use before the wedding.

The value for this site is unparalleled. We couldn't find any other venue at the price we paid that was anywhere near as beautiful as WCH. We were overjoyed to get married there, and would highly highly recommend it to anyone that is looking to get married outdoors on the North Shore. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Great place for a wedding. Everything was laid out perfectly, great space. Great people to work with. Would choose it all over again!
Great place for a wedding. Everything was laid out perfectly, great space. Great people to work with. Would choose it all Read more...
Great place for a wedding. Everything was laid out perfectly, great space. Great people to work with. Would choose it all over again! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We needed a venue that can accomadate a double ceremony (Laotian and Catholic Filipino) I've been here before and was grateful the date was available. We rented out the second floor, bridal room, and the garden banquet. The service was excellent and the setup went without a hitch.

Catered by Design(Nikee) was awesome to work with. The food options were plenty for a sitdown dinner compared to other locations we looked at. During the tasting we fell in love with the food and surprised at the portion size. Our guests were very happy =).

Having our Catholic ceremony in the garden was magical!
We needed a venue that can accomadate a double ceremony (Laotian and Catholic Filipino) I've been here before and was Read more...
We needed a venue that can accomadate a double ceremony (Laotian and Catholic Filipino) I've been here before and was grateful the date was available. We rented out the second floor, bridal room, and the garden banquet. The service was excellent and the setup went without a hitch.

Catered by Design(Nikee) was awesome to work with. The food options were plenty for a sitdown dinner compared to other locations we looked at. During the tasting we fell in love with the food and surprised at the portion size. Our guests were very happy =).

Having our Catholic ceremony in the garden was magical! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
WCH was the first place we actually visited, and the last place. It was the perfect environment for our wedding and reception. We absolutely fell in love with the garden area and hoped for no rain. We lucked out. The indoor ceremony room that is reserved in case of rain would have worked fine, but the garden was too gorgeous to not take advantage of. See my other review on Catered By Design (required caterer) and Rolf's Patisserie (referred bakery through contract). Leading up to the big day, Karen (event coordinator) was generally very helpful in answering questions we had, and figuring out problems as they arose. Sometimes it took a while to hear back from her, but I also mainly focused on email as my mode of contact, as she bounced around to the different Catered By Design offices. I came in organized and knew what I needed/wanted and Karen came through on that. The big day - the WCH staff and CBD staff were nothing short of amazing. We truly enjoyed our wedding and have received numerous compliments on the venue, staff, food, etc. etc. etc. Highly recommend.
WCH was the first place we actually visited, and the last place. It was the perfect environment for our wedding and Read more...
WCH was the first place we actually visited, and the last place. It was the perfect environment for our wedding and reception. We absolutely fell in love with the garden area and hoped for no rain. We lucked out. The indoor ceremony room that is reserved in case of rain would have worked fine, but the garden was too gorgeous to not take advantage of. See my other review on Catered By Design (required caterer) and Rolf's Patisserie (referred bakery through contract). Leading up to the big day, Karen (event coordinator) was generally very helpful in answering questions we had, and figuring out problems as they arose. Sometimes it took a while to hear back from her, but I also mainly focused on email as my mode of contact, as she bounced around to the different Catered By Design offices. I came in organized and knew what I needed/wanted and Karen came through on that. The big day - the WCH staff and CBD staff were nothing short of amazing. We truly enjoyed our wedding and have received numerous compliments on the venue, staff, food, etc. etc. etc. Highly recommend. Read less
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bravesfan425
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
Great prices, beautiful venue.
Great prices, beautiful venue.
Great prices, beautiful venue. Read less
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EmilyB
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
I love this venue! We were married outside in the garden and loved everything about it. Catered by design (see separate review) was wonderful and took care of everything. I highly recommend this place for anyone getting married - very beautiful yet not too expensive compared to other venues in the Chicagoland area.
I love this venue! We were married outside in the garden and loved everything about it. Catered by design (see separate Read more...
I love this venue! We were married outside in the garden and loved everything about it. Catered by design (see separate review) was wonderful and took care of everything. I highly recommend this place for anyone getting married - very beautiful yet not too expensive compared to other venues in the Chicagoland area. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
8/30/2014
4.8/5.0
The Arches Garden at the Winnetka Community House is an absolutely beautiful setting for an intimate wedding! Our guests loved the space and it was definitely the atmosphere we were looking for. WCH was excellent to work with when we decided to have our rehearsal dinner there the day before.
The Arches Garden at the Winnetka Community House is an absolutely beautiful setting for an intimate wedding! Our guests Read more...
The Arches Garden at the Winnetka Community House is an absolutely beautiful setting for an intimate wedding! Our guests loved the space and it was definitely the atmosphere we were looking for. WCH was excellent to work with when we decided to have our rehearsal dinner there the day before. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Marsha
Wedding:
6/9/2013
4.8/5.0
We had our son and daughter-in-law's reception on Sunday evening in the serene garden of the Winnetka Community House. The food (hors d'oeurves and desserts) provided by Catered by Design was excellent and the service was wonderful. The staff did everything they could to accommodate our every request. The Maevis Quartet played jazz throughout the evening, creating the low-key celebration ambiance we were seeking for the follow-up to our children's destination wedding in Carmel.
We had our son and daughter-in-law's reception on Sunday evening in the serene garden of the Winnetka Community House. The Read more...
We had our son and daughter-in-law's reception on Sunday evening in the serene garden of the Winnetka Community House. The food (hors d'oeurves and desserts) provided by Catered by Design was excellent and the service was wonderful. The staff did everything they could to accommodate our every request. The Maevis Quartet played jazz throughout the evening, creating the low-key celebration ambiance we were seeking for the follow-up to our children's destination wedding in Carmel. Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.8/5.0
We had our wedding in May 2013. The garden courtyard was a great space for the ceremony. The setting was beautiful. Nikki was extremely helpful leading up to the wedding. She was very responsive during the planning process and was always willing to accommodate our requests. Overall, the day of ran smoothly, and the catering staff was great to work with. We would recommend the venue to anyone looking for an indoor/outdoor wedding space - the wedding was beautiful!
We had our wedding in May 2013. The garden courtyard was a great space for the ceremony. The setting was beautiful. Nikki Read more...
We had our wedding in May 2013. The garden courtyard was a great space for the ceremony. The setting was beautiful. Nikki was extremely helpful leading up to the wedding. She was very responsive during the planning process and was always willing to accommodate our requests. Overall, the day of ran smoothly, and the catering staff was great to work with. We would recommend the venue to anyone looking for an indoor/outdoor wedding space - the wedding was beautiful! Read less
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