About the Wilder Mansion

Before the property that became Wilder Park was acquired by the Park District in 1921, it was carefully tended and landscaped by some of Elmhurst’s most prominent families. Wilder Park’s development into a garden spot began in 1868 when Seth Wadhams purchased a treeless farm called “Burnhams Lot” and built a home, calling it “White Birch.” The home also belonged to the King and Wilder families before the Elmurst Park District purchased the estate. Read more on the Wilder Mansion History page.

Available Space/Floor Plan

9276 Square Feet, up to 250 people. Mansion Features include Audio/Visual Equipment, Air Conditioning, Dance Floor, Food Prep Area, Coat Check, Tables, Chairs, Bride’s Room, Staff, Formal Gardens, and On-site Parking. View Floor Plan.

Available Amenities

The following amenities and equipment (limited quantities) are included with your Wilder Mansion rental. Additional equipment may be rented through your caterer.

White Folding Chairs (Qty 250) Wooden High Chairs (Qty 8)
72” Round Banquet Tables (Qty 8) 60” Round Banquet Tables (Qty 28)
48” Round Banquet Tables (Qty 8) 30” Round Café Tables (Qty 8)
24” Highboy Bar Tables (Qty 16) 8’ Banquet Tables
6’ Banquet Tables Catering Prep-Area

Audio/Visual Equipment

Wilder Mansion is wired with an in-house speaker system (CD, AM/FM, iPod, stereo, wireless mic) that provides background music throughout the building or in individual rooms, with controls in each room. Microphone and iPod jacks are available in each room. Additional audio/visual equipment includes moveable large-screen video monitor, DVD player, projector and screen. Specific equipment includes: 42” Flatscreen Television, DVD Player, Projector, Projector Screen, In-House Music System, Wireless Microphone, WiFi, Dimmable Lighting, Combination Safe, Piano (extra fee)

Fireplace Mantels

Wilder Room  148” w; 7” deep, White Birch Lounge 67” w; 9” deep, Parlor Room 85” w; 8” deep, Elm Room 66” w; 10” deep, Banister 227”

Wilder Park Formal Garden

40’ Aisle, 24” Round Table w/ White Linen, One Power Outlet, 130 White Folding Chairs