Grove Redfield Estate
Glenview, Illinois Same-Sex Weddings
Chicagoland, Northern Illinois, Glenview, North Suburban, Northwest Suburbs, Cook County
Nestled in one of the largest parklands in Illinois, the stately Grove Redfield Estate was erected as the home of one of the Grove’s first settlers. The historic house’s picturesque Prairie style architecture is intended to simulate idyllic cottages in the northern European countryside, making it an ideal location for romantic vintage style weddings. Imagine saying your “I do’s” beneath the shade of a wooden gazebo and towering trees, allowing your guests to breathe in the fresh air as they share this beautiful moment with you and your beloved.
The Redfield Estate is a model venue for couples seeking a venue with enchanting historic charm.
The Grove Redfield Estate offers private use of our historic house and the beautiful grounds around it, including our large covered outdoor pavilion and charming gazebo area. The venue is located in a 145 acre nature preserve in suburban Glenview. Perfect location for both ceremony and receptions.
- Built in 1929, this historic home and grounds suggests a northern European country estate.
- The garden-like setting, with its trees, lawns and serene walkways, is ideal for an al fresco ceremony and/or reception.
- Celebrations in the Great Room take on the charm of a bygone era, thanks to a fireplace, cathedral ceiling, chandeliers and a breathtaking two-story leaded-glass window. While dining, you might even glimpse a deer outside on the lawn!
- Their newest event area is a gorgeous 30’ x 60’ outdoor covered pavilion with fireplace.
- An elegant dressing room is perfect for pre-wedding preparations.
As your guests have cocktails and enjoy an outdoor reception under the rustic stone pavilion, fill your wedding album with unforgettable photos taken on the scenic estate. Or move inside for the reception, making use of the awe-inspiring Great Room. Mix and mingle in front of the fireplace, dance beneath the towering cathedral ceilings and sparkling chandeliers, and dine as you enjoy the sights outside of the spectacular two-story glass window.
What is The Grove?
The Grove is 145 acres of ecologically diverse prairie grove land preserved and maintained by the Glenview Park District.
The Grove was the home of visionary horticulturist and educator Dr. John Kennicott who brought his family from New Orleans to settle on this land in 1836. It was here that Dr. John’s son Robert Kennicott developed his love of nature that led to such accomplishments as exhibiting his plant and animal specimen collections at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., founding the Chicago Academy of Sciences and the exploration of Russian America that led to the purchase of Alaska.
Because of its rich history, The Grove was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1976. It is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Grove is a partner with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Chicago Wilderness.
The Grove Experience
Available to the public year-round:
- Learn about native plants, animals and the environment at the Interpretive Center
- Connect with nature and history through workshops and hands-on programs for all ages
- Find gifts for the nature enthusiast at the Grove Store, located in the Interpretive Center. Open Daily, 10 am-4 pm
- Walk the winding nature trails, rich in flora and fauna.
- Attend a wedding or host a party at the historic 1929 Redfield Estate
- Enjoy unique annual community events and festivals
- Volunteer to help preserve this remarkable site.
Open seasonally to the public and during special events, and available for school and group programming
- Tour the restored 1856 Kennicott House built by Dr. John Kennicott. docents offer hands-on activities and interpretation.
- Perform pioneer chores in an authentic Log Cabin.
- See how Pottawatomis really lived in the Native American Longhouse.
- Attend class in a replica of the original Grove One-Room Schoolhouse.
- Discover the delicate balance of wetland ecosystems in the Wetland Greenhouse.
- Housing a collection of over 28,000 original documents and artifacts, the Kennicott Archive Building is used for special programs and research projects.
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1421 Milwaukee Ave. Glenview, Illinois 60025
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