Jacob Henry Mansion

20 South Eastern Avenue, Joliet, IL
Capacity: 550 people

About Jacob Henry Mansion

As a celebration of their new home, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Henry hosted a two-week celebration of parties and dinners for several hundred of their closest friends. Guests were brought from New York to Joliet via a privately chartered train-a sign of Henry’s wealth, but also his influence, in the railroad industry. A testament to our history, the doors of the Jacob Henry Mansion are still held open to welcome its guest, to welcome your guests… The very architecture of the Mansion guarantees that visitors are always aware of the magnificence of their surroundings. The black walnut, hand-carved woodwork is often our most complimented feature-guests thrill to discover fish, game, birds, flowers, and cherubs among our panels of wainscoting and trim. Our staircase another model of intricate woodwork and old-world craftsmanship is a remarkable setting for photos and an ideal route for the grand entrance of the couple of honor.

Event Spaces

Dining Room
Drawing Room
Victorian Ballroom
Venue Types
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 550
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 16,800