The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy

Wedding and Event Venue

1500 W. Kennedy Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045


The Armour House Mansion and Gardens at Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois provides a unique, romantic and timeless setting. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this prestigious 1908 Italian Villa combines old world charm with modern needs. The grandeur of marble, the grand staircase, and multiple fireplaces combined with the elegance of gardens, pagoda and fountains provide the perfect backdrop for a gorgeously refined private wedding.

Be dazzled by the Great Hall with its large marble mantel and glorious grand staircase, perfect for dramatic photo opportunities. Lose yourself in the Garden Room, beautifully situated to overlook the lush grounds with floor-to-ceiling windows. Get cozy with the warm wood features of the library. The Little Theater, once used as a venue for musical performances, can easily be transformed into a ceremony site.  The Marble Room, with its namesake 1908 imported Italian white marble, is a perfect space to accent the use of catering stations, photo booths, and as an ideal away room setting

At the Armour House, their 32-year culinary reputation for food quality, presentation, personal tastings, and infusing current trends is cherished. They source from local and sustainable farmers whenever possible to ensure only the finest ingredients in their clients’ meals.

At A Glance

Venue Type
Ballrooms, Ceremony, Historic Locations, Outdoor
Max Guests:
Ceremony Site:
Indoor & Outdoor
Reception Site:
Indoor & Outdoor
Catering Options:
In-house catering
Outside Alcohol Permitted
Guest Accommodations?
Christine Gaither
General Manager


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