Amenities + Details
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$$$ – Moderate
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
Beautiful RoomReviewed on 10/25/2015 Katie A
We really enjoyed The Danada House and have received many compliments about the location. We did the ceremony and reception all at the Danada House. It is fairly expensive as you rent the facility and have to hire the caterer from their list of preferred carters or pay extra to use a caterer that is not on the list. We went with Uncle Bub's who is on the list and loved it. The Danada house does have the tables and white garden chairs for the reception. They also use white garden chairs for the ceremony, but you have to pay per chair for set up. This is separate from the rental fee. The lady who gave us the original tour was kind but didn't seem too interested in selling The Danada House since they were basically book all of 2015. We toured in early-mid August of 2014. I was about to give up on this location but decided to ask about any cancelations. I did get notified about a few cancelations and ended up with September 20th. I would have preferred a Saturday, but the Sunday worked perfectly. There was also no event prior to mine so I was able to rent an extra hour at the beginning to get ready. A big complaint would be communication. I was at school in Minnesota and did a lot of communicating over email. I would send an email and it would take days for a response at times. Some times I wouldn't even get a reply until I called then I would get an email back not a call back. It was also confusing since all 3 ladies have access to the email so you never really knew who would be emailing back. The majority of your coordinating will be through your caterer. If they are on the preferred caterer list they are very good at working directly with the staff at the Danada house so you don't have to act as a middle man. The lady who worked the evening of our wedding was great and very helpful. She was not around much, but would help when needed. I was okay that she was not very in your face and let the night roll along while still knowing she was there to help. I loved having my wedding at the Danada house and I wouldn't let a poor tour or interaction at the front end turn you away.
Such a beautiful space! I chose The Danada House because I wanted an outdoor wedding...the atrium has floor to ceiling windows and skylights so it feels like you are outdoors under the stars. They have a gorgeous garden area where the ceremony is held...unfortunately, it rained on my wedding day so we had to move the ceremony into the atrium at the last minute. The coordinators at the venue along with my catering company did a fantastic job transitioning the atrium space from reception decor to ceremony and back to reception again. Although I would have loved to take advantage of the beautiful garden, I am beyond pleased with how the ceremony turned out. So many people commented on how gorgeous it was despite the rain. All of the grounds are so beautiful which also makes for some amazing photo ops. I highly reccommend for your wedding space! One helpful hint, book this venue ASAP as it fills up VERY quickly.
BeautifulReviewed on 10/04/2015
Its a beautiful place to get married. All my guests loved it. It's so beautiful and I couldn't have asked for a better place to get married.
Beautiful venue, get in early!Reviewed on 8/31/2015 Maggie W
My husband and I chose this venue because it is stunningly beautiful and located on an equestrian property. It is very well kept, and made for phenomenal pictures. However, we didn't have very much contact with the representatives of the venue itself; we worked mostly through our caterer, who was amazing (True Cuisine, Wood Dale, IL). When we emailed I was never quite sure who would respond as several people seem to run the same email address. However, everyone was very polite, just not very involved. We also had quite a bit of trouble getting a date early on, as it books fast and they only allow people to actually put a deposit down 18 months in advance. Our date, however was "reserved" by someone who had put their name down before my husband and I were even engaged! We had to adjust to a Friday date that became available to use the venue, though we had originally wanted a Saturday wedding. It was also a bit pricey for the sole purpose of renting out the space, as we paid for all rentals and food separately. However, ultimately it was worth it to have our perfect venue.
The perfect venueReviewed on 7/28/2015 Julia G
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Danada House one May 23, 2015. My husband and I agree that it was the perfect venue. We fell in love with the place after visiting in August 2013. We immediately put our name on the waiting list for May 2015 (yes, you really do need to put your name on the list 2 years in advance, especially for a Saturday night wedding). About 18 months before the wedding, we received a call asking us for a deposit to officially book our date. Over the next year and a half the women who run the Danada House (Jill, Kathy, and Laurie) were incredibly sweet, providing us with vendor recommendations and responding to all our questions in a timely manner. On the day of the wedding Laurie was phenomenal, helping the vendors set up, and even helping us pack up our belongings at the end of the night. The venue itself looked beautiful! There was another wedding before ours that day, but we couldn't tell at all; everything was set-up exactly was we discussed. The whole event flowed perfectly, beginning with our ceremony in the west garden, followed by cocktails in the house, and ending with the reception in the atrium. I truly cannot think of a better location to hold a wedding in the western suburbs of Chicago.
HorribleReviewed on 6/09/2015 Jenny W
If you want to get married on a Saturday within the next two years... Good luck! The lady who gave us a tour was rude to us and seemed annoyed with any question I had. She knew before we met that I was looking for a Saturday, she scoffed at me when I pulled up our email conversations. This place would get a one in my book if the grounds weren't so beautiful.
Winter WeddingReviewed on 1/25/2015 Christine B
This is a beautiful venue. Since my wedding was in the winter, all activities were indoors. During the month of December, the house is decorated in Christmas/winter theme. I stayed away from a Christmas theme for my wedding, but the trees and greenery were a nice touch (and helped decrease cost in decorations) by the Danada House. My ceremony was in the atrium with the shades placed to block part of the room/dance floor. I thought it was going to look cheap, but you do not even notice them. The lights and windows of the atrium are beautiful, and looked amazing for my night winter wedding. The ceremony to cocktail hour to reception transition was seamless. I had about 150 guests and it did not feel crowded in the house. The bridal suite was a nice escape spot and had plenty of room for everyone to get ready (top floor with several rooms - for the bridesmaids and groomsmen). Also, it was nice spot for pre-wedding photos. The day of our wedding the staff was very helpful with set-up, clean-up, and keeping the bride and groom from worrying about details. The staff also assisted the planning the set-up of the ceremony, completing the rehearsal, and making recommendations on vendors. It was a perfect wedding.
Terrible locationReviewed on 12/16/2014
This location was a disaster. First off I was a guest at a wedding there. The venue looked nice to the eye, great ambiance. The ceremony was in the same hall as the reception. They divided the room with shutters. The ceremony was very nice. After the 10 min ceremony the workers herded us out of the hall because they had to set up the reception. Totally understandable. We were ushered into the living room area, dining room area and solarium area. 150 people in these three rooms. The couple offered coffee and tea, nice change. The reception was to begin at 7pm, reasonable. The areas I mentioned had 3 round tables to sit at. 24 seats for 150 guests to stand and wait for the hall to open in a room sized for maybe 50 comfortably. There was no water offered just hot beverages, with all these people crammed in these rooms with no windows to open and to add the people managing the reception were 45 mins late to let us in to the hall. Then this was the only fault the couple made, they then set up a receiving line at the end of a 50 yard corridor. So now that we have been standing on our feet for one hour and forty five minutes we have to wait in a line of 150 people to get to the reception. I was received finally by 9pm at which time all I wanted was a seat and a glass of water. The remainder of the of the reception was nice. Until the bar staff was cutting people off and counting how many beverages you were having. Well after nothing to drink for 3 hours, people might be thirsty. So if you are planning on having your wedding here plan on poor management, no hospitality and judgmental staff to keep you from having a good time. I would never recommend this location to a wedding party I wish to attend.
PerfectReviewed on 11/03/2014 Richard O
As soon as my wife and I checked out Danada House we knew that was the place for our reception. We had decided on a destination wedding and "at-home" reception, but we knew if the destination wouldn't work out, a wedding at Danada would have been a perfect back up. Everyone at Danada is very nice and take personal care to ensure your day is special. The price is far more reasonable than any hotel reception hall, and WAY more charming!
PerfectionReviewed on 7/22/2014 Gina P
Danada House was the perfect venue for our wedding!The gardens were perfect for pictures, the size was perfect for our wedding of 200, and the people were easy to work with. I don't know of another venue or bride that has been this happy with a venue.
AMAZING PLACE TO TIE THE KNOT!Reviewed on 7/03/2014 Melissa K
Danada House is THE place to get married in the west Chicago suburbs. Their venue is one of a kind, offering natural beauty, seclusion and a lot of freedom to personalize the space. When you drive in, it’s like entering a world of your own—you almost forget you’re in the middle of a suburb. It’s wonderful that your party is the only one the grounds so you don’t have to compete with other weddings like you would at a banquet hall. Many of my June 20, 2014 wedding guests had never been to Danada and raved about how beautiful the wedding was. The best part is you don’t have to break the bank with decorations because the space is so beautiful on its own. For our outdoor ceremony, we had four lanterns sitting on pillars and rose petals down the aisle and it was gorgeous. There are also a ton of different locations on the grounds for your pictures. I can’t wait to see all the unique shots that we’ll have… some even include horses! The service at Danada is also exceptional. Jill is great to work with—she’s very organized responsive and answered many of my questions. Danada does book out very quickly so if you’re considering this venue, I recommend you visit as soon as possible to try to secure a date. Thank you so much for making my day so special!
BeautifulReviewed on 7/02/2014 Megan M
The Danada House staff was wonderful very helpful at my wedding the past Sunday(6/29/14) they were right on the pathway with the ring bearer and flower girl to tell them when to go towards the arch it was very pleasent knowing I have help there and not having to stress out! Loved everything they did for our day!!
Beautiful, unique venueReviewed on 6/20/2014 Manisha
We were searching for a venue to host a wedding combining Indian, Jewish, and American traditions. We wanted a place that could accommodate over 200 guests, but still had character, was easy for local guests to drive to, as well as have hotel options near by for out-of-town guests. Danada was a wonderful choice. We initially were hoping to have Indian food catered, but eventually decided to go with one of the preapproved caterers accustomed to Danada. My Chef catered and did an amazing job. We were able to utilize the whole house and grounds for the day. This allowed for the wedding party to get ready in the suites upstairs, have the ceremony outdoors, the cocktail hour on the deck, a conversation and slideshow viewing area in the library, a separate dessert room, and the reception and dancing in the beautiful atrium. The venue was definitely worth the price. The only warning I would give is we did book it 1.5 years in advance!
Beautiful!Reviewed on 4/06/2014 Maggie B
Danada house is a gorgeous place to have your wedding reception. We wanted to stay away from the typical ballroom and we couldn't have been happier. The people there are very nice. You do have to hire a caterer. The price for the rental of the space is a bit pricey, I thought, but it is amazing. The twinkle lights are so romantic and the floor to ceiling glass windows is exactly what I wanted. It was perfect and so many people from our wedding said it was beautiful. It has a vintage vibe in the house section which is right up my alley so I was very pleased. You do have to pay extra for a coat check and use of the fireplace.
Amazingly Special!Reviewed on 12/05/2013 Marianne E
The Danada House was the perfect venue for our special day. Everyone commented on how unique and beautiful everything was. Both cocktail hour in the house, and the dinner and dancing in the atrium were amazing. The atmosphere really set the tone for our wedding. The coordinators were accommodating throughout the whole planning process, and through the whole evening. The coat check attendants were helpful and friendly, their day-of coordinators helped set up and break down everything, and they even lit the fireplace for us! It was an event to remember because of the setting!!!
Perfect VenueReviewed on 9/20/2013 Angela B
My guests lived this venue! The outdoor scenery is beautiful, the atrium is amazing, and the staff are great to work with. No complaints
Fantastic!Reviewed on 9/13/2013 Suna A
This was an amazing venue - beautiful, and the people there helped us every step of the way. Jill was available, friendly, and helped make things as smooth as possible both before and during the wedding. The only downside is that they're so busy, it's hard to get in there for a rehearsal at a time that works for the whole wedding party.
Amazing Day!!Reviewed on 7/23/2013 Allyce H
My husband and I were just married here on July 13th. Everything was so beautiful and my guests all said it was the best venue they've ever been to. Takes a little extra effort since you need to bring in your own caterer and everything but the grounds of the house are so beautiful that it is all worth it. There are multiple spots to have outdoor ceremonies, not sure why it says no to that in the description, but we had ours right by the house. The aisle is brick and the 'grass' where the chairs go is AstroTurf so no one sinks in with their heels on. So many beautiful places to take pictures and the reception room is the most beautiful room I've ever seen! You get the venue from 4-12 with 2 hours of set up and an hour of break down that makes your event last from 6-11. I would definitely recommend paying for the extra hour before and after for extra set up time and party time. I didn't have extra set up time and it felt pretty rushed. My husband and I absolutely loved everything about this place!!!
Melissa & JoeReviewed on 7/17/2013 Melissa B
We had a Mid June Wedding. Everything was perfect. The gardens were stunning. The house the atrium. I just got my photos back and everything was just so beautiful. Highly Recommend
Our Perfect Wedding Day!Reviewed on 7/09/2013 Michelle M
From the moment I stepped foot into Danada House, I was blown away. Every room you step into is more gorgeous than the next. The grounds are perfectly kept and there is so much privacy. Jill and Kathy are extraordinary to work with. Thanks for a wonderful experience!
vendorReviewed on 7/09/2013 Samantha S
Danada house was beautiful and everyone is still talking about it
Absolutely enchanting!!!Reviewed on 6/09/2013 Lauren A
It looked and felt like a dream wedding because the venue is so beautiful inside and out! The gardens are incredible and the inside is so chic! My husband and I absolutely LOVED having our wedding here!
Great VenueReviewed on 6/07/2013 Alison K
We loved Danada House for our wedding ceremony and reception. The grounds are breathtaking, there was a back-up plan in case of rain (which we unfortunately needed), and the staff were wonderful to work with!
Dream Wedding VenueReviewed on 6/06/2013 Meredith F
Having my wedding at Danada House turned all of my wedding dreams into realities. The grounds and gardens are absolutely gorgeous and offered so many amazing photo locations, and provided the perfect place for my outdoor ceremony. The spacious house is just wonderful and provided an ideal place for me and my entire bridal party to "beautify" and prepare for the day, as well as serve as the location for the cocktails. And the recently-added atrium was just the most beautiful reception location. The floor-to-ceiling windows and hanging lights made my reception truly magical! And working with the Danada House staff and preferred vendors was everything I could have hoped for. Everything went so smoothly and perfectly, and everyone was so friendly, helpful, and professional throughout the entire process. Danada House truly made my wedding a day to remember!
The Perfect SettingReviewed on 1/25/2013 Sherry G
When we visited Danada House we fell in love with the intimate feel of this historic house on the grounds of the DuPage Forest Preserve. It was the summer home of well-known philanthropists Dan and Ada Rice. We were planning a small, intimate wedding so we only rented the house. Larger groups can also rent the large atrium addition off the back of the house. We chose to have our wedding ceremony in the Library of the house which had built-in bookshelves and a fireplace. The fireplace in the library is a non-working one so I chose to place a grouping of candles and greenery inside. The ceremony was immediately followed by a cocktail hour hosted on the two enclosed porches. (We had a December 30th wedding and the porches were heated.) The views from the porches were beautiful in the winter! We even had a family of deer wander into the lawn area right before the ceremony started. We had the bar setup in the original Dining Room of the house which is right off the kitchen, and we had our main dinner served in the Living Room which had wood floors and a beautiful large fireplace. For only $25 extra we had the staff keep a real fire going in the fireplace. The entrance hall was a very welcoming area for our guests and we were able to place personal photos and items on the foyer tables. There is also a beautiful staircase that goes upstairs to the bridal suite and the grooms room. The bridal suite was so wonderful and spacious. I had a view out the front of the house from upstairs and was able to see our guests arriving. Once everyone was settled into the library we made our entrance for the ceremony. There was plenty of space for everything that we wanted to do, and our guests loved this venue. It felt homey but elegant. Very personal feeling! I chose to decorate it in a romantic/vintage style with plenty of candles (which all must be enclosed per house rules) and red roses. The house itself was decorated for the holidays and it made for a very festive feel. They had lighted greenery on both fireplace mantles and on the edges of all the porch windows. There was also lighted greenery going up the railing of the staircase. There were two Christmas trees that were tastefully decorated plus indoor and outdoor wreaths. All in all, I was so pleased with this venue. The staff was great to work with and on the day of the wedding, the woman that assisted with our event was more than willing to make a few last minute adjustments to the setup. I would highly recommend this venue if you are looking for a unique setting for your wedding.