The Danada House wedding venue is located in Wheaton, Illinois and was built in 1939 by Danial and Ada Rice. Hence the name, Danada House. They built this massive home to help host the many parties they threw for the area’s high end clientele. It was passed through a few famous hands before being sold to the Dupage County Forest Preserve in 1980. The 780 acres and all of its buildings help make up the natural beauty and elegance this wedding venue has to offer.
The entire property that makes up The Danada House wedding venue includes indoor and outdoor options for every bride and groom in the western suburbs of Chicago. We will talk briefly about the outdoor options but this post will focus mainly on what is available during the cold, winter months.
Danada House Wedding Venue Details
The Danada House wedding venue can accommodate up to 250 guests for your big day. The natural beauty of the forest preserve property as well as the modern elegance of the indoor spaces make this an ideal space for you and your guests. They can handle everything from weddings and corporate events to all our private parties. The Dupage County Forest Preserve property has seven ceremony locations. Six of these ceremony locations are outdoors while one is indoors. The property offers a bridal suite for all of your getting ready needs. The space features a relaxed atmosphere with vintage furniture. The parking lot on property can handle up to 150 cars giving you plenty of room for all of your guests. There are also plenty of nearby hotels that will offer shuttle service back and forth.
Weddings here can be booked up to twenty four months in advance and you should probably start early. They have a ton of great reviews form WeddingWire and The Knot so you know it is popular.
Danada Cocktail Hour
The spaces inside Danada House wedding venue are incredible and flexible. There are so many rooms for guests to break off into groups and enjoy quiet time socializing. The charming elegance and rich history of the entire mansion transports guests into another world. Many people feel like it is straight out of a movie set. With an easily accessible bar area and plenty of seating and high tops, cocktail hour is always a hit here.
Danada House Wedding Reception
The reception space at Danada House is stunning. The Dupage County Forest Preserve owns the property and run by the Friends of Danada. The nature, history, and modern elegance all come together in the All-weather atrium. The space features stunning views and floor to ceiling windows on three sides.
You can choose a caterer form their approved list of caterers to make the day as smooth as possible. As of the writing of this post, the list includes Angeli’s, Ashyana Banquets, Belgio’s, Chef By Request, Zeld Catering, Marie’s Catering, My Chef, Tasty Catering, True Cuisine, and Uncle Bub’s. This list could change with the venue so make sure you check with them first.
Danada House Wedding Pricing
The cost to have a wedding at Danada House can change depending on the day of the week. Each wedding rental comes with 5 hours of event time, typically from 6pm-11pm. Friday and Sunday nights start at $3,800 while Saturdays start around $5,000. You can extend your rental time for additional fees as well as add a coat check attendant.
The Danada House includes seven ceremony locations. The indoor location is in the Atrium while the rest are outside. The outdoor ceremony locations include Magnolia Garden, Oak Garden, Rose Garden, Saddleup, as well as Front and Center.
The property is incredible during the winter time. Even when the foliage is dormant. However, go check it out during the summer when everything is green and in bloom. It truly is an incredible venue.
The Danada House Wedding Venue
3S501 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
Call them at (630) 668-5392
If you are ready to go check it out, head on over to their website and set up a time to tour.
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