Say "I Do" at IWU! With large outdoor lawns, Illinois Wesleyan offers the perfect location for outdoor ceremonies. An arboretum, Illinois Wesleyan has dozens of trees across campus to provide summer sun shade and a beautiful backdrop to any ceremony. Visit our campus, choose your location, and then let our event coordinators take over from there! Our professional event coordinators will arrange for chair delivery/set up, audio-visual components, and any other logistics for your perfect day!
Terms and Conditions
Chair deposit due with the contract. Booking a rain location is highly suggested; options will be reviewed at booking. Please contact us for complete terms & conditions
Say "I Do" at IWU! Enjoy the ease and convenience of booking a wedding reception package at one of our two indoor banquet facilities, with enough space for 300 guests, a dance floor, and more! This package includes the room rental fee, food and beverage from our in-house caterer, dance area, tables and chairs, staging, high boys, and the services of our professional events and catering staffs! Once you book with Illinois Wesleyan, you will work with your on-site event coordinator to craft the perfect wedding reception! Our staff will work on catering options--including a free tasting--and an individualized floor plan for your special day. If you have florists, DJs, or other vendors, our staff will handle any day-of contact and ensure each vendor has all the venue information needed. Enjoy the flexibility and individuality of wedding receptions at Illinois Wesleyan, and book your "I Do at IWU" today!
These are our three most popular rooms for parties and social events! All rooms include: Set-up and teardown for tables, chairs, and staging IWU's exclusive caterer Flexibility for you to style the room to your individual tastes Flexibility to bring in your own desserts Popular Room Options: Joslin Atrium Connected to the ballroom, Joslin has floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking our campus quad. Perfect for smaller gatherings! Full day price: $500 Partial day (up to 6 hours) price: $250 Main Lounge A traditional ballroom that can accommodate up to 300 guests. It features high ceilings and beautiful hardwood floors. Full day: $600 Partial day: $300 Hansen A large flexible event area with tall historic windows and a second-floor balcony overlooking the main space. Can hold up to 200 people. Full day: $600 Partial day: $300
This package includes: Use of the Chapel’s sanctuary, fellowship hall, conference room, and meditation space, two hour time block the day of the ceremony, one hour rehearsal the night before, a university staff member available in case of a maintenance or other urgent issue, set up of Chapel stage with in-house liturgical items. This package does not include: A university musician, the ability to add additional ceremony hours.
Say "I Do" at IWU! Walk down the aisle at Illinois Wesleyan's adorable historic chapel. Available all months, the chapel can be booked by any couple for their special day. Included in your package is a three-hour reservation at the chapel, a one-hour consultation with our music expert, a one-hour rehearsal the evening prior to the wedding day, and the services of our event coordinators. Begin your journey down our aisle today! Illinois Wesleyan is welcoming and affirming of all couples.
Terms and Conditions
Please contact us for complete terms & conditions