Glessner House

1800 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL
Capacity: 100 people

About Glessner House

Glessner House invites you to celebrate your special day in our exquisite estate located in the heart of the Prairie Avenue Historic District of Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. Featuring a private courtyard, this intimate venue offers a distinct alternative to hotels and banquet halls. Café-styled lighting illuminates the courtyard, while a modern Bose sound system provides an intimate yet jovial environment for any occasion. Once home to prized horses, our updated coach house serves as a beautiful interior event space and is fully accessible. Located directly north of the Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, Glessner House is both easily accessed by public transportation and is within walking distance of three major hotels. A nearby parking lot is also available as needed. Prairie Avenue once boasted over 90 mansions built by the movers and shakers of Chicago. One of only seven remaining, Glessner House stands tall at the corner of 18th Street and Prairie Avenue, a treasure for all time.

Package Pricing

Wedding Rentals
Attendees: 100 max | $5,500 - $6,000 /event
Pricing for all event types
Ceremony-Only Rental
$450 - $500 /hour
Pricing for weddings only

Event Spaces

Coach House
Coach House
Dining Room
Dining Room
Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 100
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 4
  • Special Features: Mini tours of the museum area are available at no extra charge for your guests.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 2,768
  • Year Renovated: 1971