The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy

Majestic Wedding and Event Venue in Lake Forest, IL

1500 W. Kennedy Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045


Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, the Armour House Mansion and Gardens at Lake Forest Academy offers an exquisite and timeless venue for unforgettable weddings. This 1908 Italian Villa, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern conveniences, creating a truly unique and romantic atmosphere.

Step into the Armour House and be mesmerized by its opulence. The Great Hall boasts a magnificent marble mantel and a stunning grand staircase, providing the perfect backdrop for capturing those dramatic wedding photos. The Garden Room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking lush grounds, offers a breathtaking setting for ceremonies. The library’s warm wood features create a cozy and intimate atmosphere. The versatile Little Theater, once a musical performance venue, can be transformed into an enchanting ceremony space.

Enhancing the overall experience, the Marble Room showcases imported Italian white marble from 1908, making it an ideal location for catering stations, photo booths, and comfortable seating options for guests.

At the Armour House, our culinary team takes pride in a 32-year legacy of exceptional food quality and presentation. We prioritize personal tastings and incorporate current culinary trends, sourcing ingredients from local and sustainable farmers whenever possible.

At A Glance

Venue Type
Ballrooms, Ceremony, Historic Locations, Outdoor
Venue Style
Historic mansion
Spaces Available:
Been In Business:
30+ years
Max Guests:
Ceremony Site:
Indoor & Outdoor
Reception Site:
Indoor & Outdoor
Catering Options:
In-house catering
Venue Includes:
packages including food and beverage, linens, chairs and more
Outside Alcohol Permitted
Guest Accommodations?
Christine Gaither
General Manager


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