Colvin House

A historic event space for those seeking an intimate, vintage mansion!

5940 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660


Colvin House is the perfect venue for your intimate and unique wedding celebration. With sweeping views of Lake Michigan, this light-filled historic mansion radiates elegance and warmth. Designed in 1909 by visionary Prairie School architect, George Washington Maher, Colvin House invites you to dedicate your future together in a gracious landmark that has stood the test of time. Experience this beautiful mansion as your home for the day as you welcome your family and friends to celebrate your love.

The mansion highlights the architect’s signature unifying motif-rhythm with repeating tulip, triangle, and classic arch patterns in decorative features and stained glass windows. Gorgeous original marble fireplaces and ornate moldings frame indoor ceremonies and provide a rich background for your reception, needing nothing but your individualized touches to create an unforgettable atmosphere for you and your guests.

To enhance your complete experience at Colvin House, we dedicate a dressing suite for both parties of the wedding couple, one with a lake view from the third floor Juliet balcony where the newly married couple can also enjoy some alone time during cocktail hour. A majestic maple staircase creates a grand ceremony entrance between a two-story set of windows and our gleaming 4-foot crystal chandelier.

The mansion grounds also boast a lushly landscaped yard and expansive, walled-in courtyard overflowing with greenery and flowers for an outdoor summer wedding ceremony and festive cocktail hour. The furnished Coach House augments the outdoor celebration with a vintage lounge atmosphere and outdoor bar. Just steps from the beach and a beautiful public park, our venue is surrounded by breathtaking photo backdrops and is easily accessible for the entire wedding party.

All are welcome to celebrate love and create your own history in our beloved vintage mansion. Call or email us today to schedule a tour!

At A Glance

Venue Type
Ceremony, Historic Locations, Outdoor, Rehearsal Dinner
Max Guests:
Ceremony Site:
Indoor & Outdoor
Reception Site:
Indoor & Outdoor
Catering Options:
Preferred Caterers
Outside Alcohol Permitted
Guest Accommodations?
Laura Heuvelman
Events Manager


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