Book Your Wedding with Grove Redfield Estate
A GARDEN IN GLENVIEW, IL
Immerse yourself in nostalgia with a wedding at the Grove Redfield Estate in Glenview, Illinois. This historic venue comfortably holds up to 125 people in a warm, rustic atmosphere. The building has all the hallmarks of a classic English manor home, as the grounds surrounding the estate are home to several pieces of Romanesque statuary and fountains nestled among the English gardens and verdant shrubbery.
The Great Room. With its exposed beams, fireplace, creamy whitewashed walls and two-story arched window recalls the traditional family-oriented weddings of yesteryear. Between the gleaming hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings and the wrought-iron spiral staircase, this venue is suitable for a wide array of wedding themes.
The Upstairs Bridal Suite showcases glittering drop chandeliers and a loft excellently suited for the post-wedding bouquet toss.
On the Grounds. The venue's 30-foot by 60-foot premium covered stone pavilion features a fireplace, electricity and refreshing views of the meticulously maintained grounds. There is even an airy, wooden gazebo that creates an ideal ceremony space for the more outdoor inclined couple.
What You Should Know
This venue has a preferred catering vendor list available on their website. Renters considering hiring a caterer not on approved list must have approval from the Rental Coordinator and a service fee will apply to those rentals. The following tables and chairs are included in the rental:
- Rectangular banquet tables
- Round banquet tables
- High cocktail tables
- Cherry wood, black padded seat folding chairs
- White folding chairs with padded seats
- Pine wood rustic farm table with bench/shelf
- High chairs and booster seats
If you choose to rent any other tables or chairs, you must get approval first. Rental dates may be booked up to 24 months in advance of the desired date. Alcoholic beverages may be served on the premises, but are not included as part of your rental. Tents are not allowed on the grounds.
Extra perks at the Grove Redfield Estate include:
- Outdoor areas, pavilion and gazebo areas have electric outlets available
- Covered year-round with decorative lighting
- Reflecting pool
- Circular driveway for carriages
- Fans/heating in pavilion
- Extensive preferred wedding vendor list
From the Vendor
The Grove Redfield Estate
Discover this exquisite setting for the most memorable day of your life. The Grove Redfield Estate combines the beauty of nature and history offering the private use of the elegant house and grounds around it. Including our outdoor covered pavilion with fireplace. Perfect for ceremony and / or receptions up to 125 people. Contact us today for a tour.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Garden, Estate, Historic Venue, Park, Tented
The unique beauty and timeless romance of this venue completely surpasses any other location and for the price, this place is an absolute steal. The outdoor stone pavilion, walking paths, reflecting pool and beautiful interior of the estate is just breathtaking and unbelievable that all this was included for the venue rental. They had beautiful flowers potted in urns throughout the estate and lights strung up everywhere and in the trees at night. I had the wedding of my dreams here. I had rainfall on and off throughout the day but it did not take away one bit from the reception. I ordered large white umbrellas and running around in the rain made for great fun and photographs. The staff was very friendly and easy to work with and their vendor list was very reasonable. I can't recommend this venue highly enough - especially for a bride who wants the beauty of the outdoors as part of her wedding. '
Amazingly beautiful and exquisitely managed venue for both indoor/outdoor ceremony and reception. Couldn't have asked for a better place to host our wedding. Their website is easy to navigate with lists for on-site equipment, frequently used caterers, desserts, flowers, DJs and more!
I recently had my fairytale wedding at the Grove Redfield Estate on August 13, 2016 and it was amazing. From the staff to the grounds and the service was impeccable. Carol and Shelley were great to work with from the beginning all the way to the end. I would recommend this beautiful place to other brides who want to stray away from the boring old banquet halls with no windows lol. I also wanted to have it outdoors and the Grove made it possible with it's beautiful well manicured grounds. Pssst! there is a hidden gazebo towards the back of the house. My guests were so impressed. "Best wedding Ever" may I quote. I especially loved the scenery at night, it looked magical. A big thanks to Catered by Design for great food and presentation, An event less ordinary for arranging my day of.. and last but not least my photographer Jay from TSL who was a pleasure to work with. Check it out for yourself at www.thestilllife.net
We had our wedding at the Re field Estate this past July. From the moment I saw this venue I knew it was the place I wanted to marry my husband at. It has a romantic and vintage vibe that you don't expect to find in Glenview! The grounds are beautiful- we had our ceremony and reception at the Gazebo and Pavilion. We had perfect weather and we were greeted and assisted by helpful staff. Shelly and Carole were very helpful leading up to the day of and the rehearsal. Our day turned out to be better than I expected- 75 degrees on a July Saturday! We had an amazing time and I would suggest this venue to anyone who loves the outdoors.
The Redfield Estate is a gorgeous setting to have a smaller-sized wedding (<125 guests) ceremony and reception. The buildings and grounds are the perfect close-to-nature backdrop: well-manicured lawns, great foliage, beautiful fountains and statuary, as well as many seasonal flower containers. At night, the property around the main house and pavilion comes alive with lanterns and string lights that extend the party beyond the pavilion alone. Carol and Shelley (The Rental Coordinators) are wonderful to work with, and they direct you deftly through your contract and their extensive list of preferred vendors, providing open-house type tastings throughout the year. A few tips: 1) For summer weddings, pay close attention to the mosquito season. Our July wedding unfortunately had some very hungry mosquitoes that forced us to move our ceremony from the gazebo area to the pavilion. It was still a gorgeous setting, but the change did cause a little anxiety. 2) With any outdoor wedding - ALWAYS have a rain plan in place. In the case of The Redfield Estate, you will coordinate this with your catering vendor ahead of time. 3) Understand how the size of your wedding may affect indoor plans. If your reception is inside The Redfield Estate (as opposed to in the outdoor pavilion), you may have to break up your dinner guests into two floors if the numbers exceed 60 guests.
The Redfield Estate is a wonderful place for a wedding reception/ceremony. The grounds are simply impeccable and gorgeous. We spent so little with florist because of all the natural beauty the venue provides- including the many planters that are scattered all over the grounds. They were beautifully planted. The staff were great to work with. We arrived to the grounds the morning of the wedding and everything was in order- tables set up per plan, staff on hand to assist. Highly recommend only using the vendors on their preferred list because they know exactly how everything works. We could not have asked for a better day. Thank you for making my daughter's wedding a spectacular success.
The Grove is a beautiful venue that was perfect for our 75 guest wedding. The vintage and homey appeal is just what we were looking for. We got married in the Pavilion in front of the fireplace which was absolutely gorgeous.
I just had my October wedding there and it was absolutely fabulous! I used the gazebo for my ceremony, and the pavilion for the reception. It was executed flawlessly, and I picked Hel's Kitchen from their preferred caterer list. We chose to have a daytime wedding (11am) as the other option was after 7pm and it would have been dark and pretty late to have dinner afterwards since we wanted everything in one place. Their staff is very professional and accommodating. We added some pumpkins as the decorations are pretty minimal as the nature setting is so stunning by itself. The one issue I had was not being told before I booked this venue that the indoor seating is 105 at the most. I thought it was 125, since thats what the outdoor seating capacity is, but knowing Chicago weather, I didn't want to take any chances. You will also need quite a few signs if you decide to get married in the gazebo so people do not get lost as it is a bit hidden. Overall, this is an amazing venue, and they know what they are doing. I loved it!
When my bride (then bride-to-be) and I began looking for venues, we looked into at least a dozen places closer to home before making the trip out to The Redfield Estate (which was about a 45 minute trip for us and our families). However, from the moment we stepped on the grounds we knew this was the right place. The property is simply breathtaking, and there are a lot of beautiful spaces that can be used for many things in a wedding, outdoors and indoors. Our wedding was an evening wedding, and unfortunately the rain also wanted to attend. The staff at The Grove was beyond helpful in keeping us up-to-date on the weather, providing a gorgeous white umbrella for the bride when we did have to move outdoors during the rain, and helping to mop up any water that was tracked inside before slipping became a concern. There were also some powerful outdoor fans provided to keep our covered pavilion cool, when everyone was dining and dancing outdoors. I think I need to find another excuse to plan an event here, because it was beyond beautiful, and I can't wait to return (hopefully without rain clouds this time). Some pictures from our rental: The Estate (front): https://goo.gl/photos/9oDJs4oVrMsWvX3B9 The Estate (rear): https://goo.gl/photos/sdwXVRvMJMbvstcL7 The Pavilion (day): https://goo.gl/photos/aco8M7879N2vdPUb6 The Pavilion (night): https://goo.gl/photos/1eHGhw2LximR9Yxz6 Deer Statue (night): https://goo.gl/photos/2mEE4FBG5LnfYsXP9
The Grove was an exceptional place to hold a wedding for my daughter and I'm deeply appreciative of the venue for the support it provided when we changed from an outside service to an inside service at the last minute because of rain. The pavilion for dinner was a wonderful venue and a good time was had by all. Thank you for hosting a memorable occasion.
5 stars is not enough, 10 is what I would rate them. From the beginning Carol To the ground help on the day of they We're all outstanding! A hidden gem In Glenview!! Hope to use them Again
The Grove worked absolutely perfect for our wedding day. The Redfield Estate allowed us to move about the property and keep guest entertained the entire time. The night was truly magical. Just as I thought the day couldn't get any better, the sun went down... and the estate was lit so beautifully on the exterior, people were constantly coming up to us and complimenting how beautiful everything was. The Grove allowed us to be close to nature, and gave a nostalgic feeling to the guests. We were so grateful to the staff for a fairytale of an evening. I'll remember this day with a smile for the rest of my life.
Not only was the venue beautiful, but the staff there were extremely accommodating. There were 2 staff available the whole night, helping my party pick up decorations and offering advice as to where we could leave things until the next morning. I can't tell you how many people told me "I am going to tell my friend about this place so they'll get married here! It's so gorgeous!" The outdoor pavilion was perfect for our 70 person wedding. Even when it dropped down to 70 degrees and the older guests were getting cold, we just closed off one side and it was perfect. Carol and Shelley, the rental coordinators were always available for any questions I had and promptly responded to emails I sent. Overall, we had a wonderful experience with the grove.
This was the perfect location for our special day! Our guests loved the beautify scenery that the Grove had to offer. We highly recommend The Grove!
The best venue you can find in Chicago area. We did receptions and ceremony there. Very beautiful, affordable and easy to manage.A lot of vendors knew this place ,so it also helped to make arrangements
This place is so beautiful! The house and grounds are very well kept. Great for small to mid size weddings. We had about 80 guests. There's a house, gazebo, pavilion on the grounds you can use. Have your event inside or outside, it's all gorgeous! Book it early though, the dates fill up fast!
We just got married at July in The Grove and couldn't be better choice. The place is natural beautiful and with different options of sites for you ceremony. We choose do our ceremony at the gazebo. Also they gave us all support and they were ready in case of rain. Carol and Shelley were very helpful each time we talked with them. If you looking for a beautiful place with option outdoor or indoor and with a reasonable/good price you definitely should go to the Grove. Thank for the wonderful experience. We and our guests loved the place of our wedding.
If you are looking for an outdoor woodland themed wedding, then this is the place for you! My maid of honor found this place for me and based on the pictures I saw online I thought wow what a perfect place! But let me tell you, the pictures that were online honestly do not do the actual venue justice. It is just so breathtakingly beautiful! I loved knowing that I had different options to have my ceremony and reception. Carol and Shelley were always very responsive to ALL my e-mails. The day of my wedding was picture perfect and everything I dreamed it would be. Everyone complemented the venue and said they have never been to an outdoor wedding as beautiful as this and enjoyed walking around the grounds during cocktail hour. As far as pricing, this place is a true steal for the many acres you get for the rental and it really is a hidden gem. You do not need to spend so much money to have the picture perfect wedding here. TRUST ME. Not only that, but your photographer will have a blast taking your photos here because there are so many different places you can capture this venues beauty with you and your groom at your side.
This venue could not have been more beautiful for our daughter and son-in-laws wedding ceremony. The flowers were all in full bloom, wedding was in June, the venue was set up exactly as we had requested and on time. The staff working that day and prior to that day were very helpful and took time to give us thoughtful input and share photos of other weddings at this location. Highly recommend this site for your wedding ceremony and reception.
We got so many compliments on our venue. It was absolutely beautiful and the staff did a great job answering my [many] questions and making everything run smoothly. If you're having 100 people or less and want an outdoor venue, this place is perfection!
Our Dream Wedding Came TrueReviewed on 10/31/2015 Courtney L
I'm so excited to say that my husband and I truly had our dream wedding! The Grove Redfield Estate was a huge factor in that. They were always helpful and responsive during the planning process. Futhermore they sent helpful reminders when certain information was needed. On the day of our wedding they were there beginning to the end. They were reassuring that we could make last minute choices based on the weather. They are flexible with any ideas you may have and do not have too many rules or restrictions. We had a fabulous event on 10/18/15.
Grove VenueReviewed on 10/25/2015
I knew this was the place I wanted to get married when I first visited the Grove. It is romantic, charming, surrounded by forests, and the cottage provides a very home like feel. The venue staff (Shelley and Carol) are very professional, knowledgeable, accommodating, and replies via email in a timely manner. I loved this place, on my wedding day, it was magical and so beautiful. The venue has a Pavilion and gazebo for outdoor ceremony options and in case of rain, there is a plan B available as well, which I liked. The price is fair and reasonable and there is staff onsite the day of the wedding too. There is a rentable outdoor fireplace and movable heaters in case of cold weather. Very flexible venue for a great price!
So Beautiful!Reviewed on 10/19/2015 Christy S
We had our wedding ceremony at the Grove Redfield Estate on 9/12/2015 and it was gorgeous in every way! The staff was easy to work with during the planning process (though there was a bit of confusion over numbers, which ended up not being an issue). We lucked out on our wedding day and had beautiful weather for most of the day but, since it rained during the night, we got married in the Pavilion instead of at the Gazebo as we originally planned. I am so glad we ended up with the Pavilion! We faced the beautiful estate during the ceremony and it made for a wonderful entrance. Even better, the staff of the Grove lit a fire for us in the Pavilion fireplace. It added the perfect touch of warmth to our lovely fall day. I can't wait to see the pictures! The Grove made the perfect backdrop for us to make our vows to each other - it is a BEAUTIFUL venue!
Awesome Affordable Wedding VenueReviewed on 9/22/2015
My wife and I got married here this past August. This place is awesome!!! We were on a tight budget, so we got married on a Monday. Saved us a heap of money. This place is so beautiful, there is practically no need to buy extra flowers. We used all the facilities. We had cocktails around the porch, a Jewish "tisch" and "badeken" inside the house, our chuppah ceremony at the gazebo, and reception in the pavilion. Our reception was a buffet dinner followed by dancing. Everything flowed together very nicely. We had a 107 guests. Carol and the Grove staff were super easy to communicate with through all the planning. If you want a beautiful outdoor wedding, this is the place to do it. Especially if you're on a budget. Everyone told us afterwards that it was one of the nicest weddings they attended.
Beautiful venueReviewed on 9/22/2015 Karen B
The Grove was absolutely beautiful. I had my wedding reception here in July 2015 - I really wanted to use the pavilion and we lucked out with perfect weather. No need for lots of decorations because the venue has so much natural decoration around it. It was absolutely stunning. Staff was fine to work with - although staff the night of was not, at first, accommodating to some last minute changes we wanted. However, our caterer, Everyday Gourmet, was amazing and took care of it for us. I'll write a separate review for them - and they were amazing. Not that pricey, beautiful venue, and amazing pictures come from weddings at the Grove.
Meet The Manager
The Grove Redfield Estate - Carol Di Lorenzo
The Grove Redfield Estate is a historic house nestled in one of the largest Nature Preserve parklands in Illinois. The home of one of the Grove's earliest settlers, this locale features Prairie-style architecture that is reminiscent of idyllic cottages in the northern European countryside, giving any event held in this beautiful venue a vintage atmosphere.