The Mansion has an in-house audio system, featuring iPod and wired-microphone hookups in each room and a central audio/cd/radio system for the building, allowing each room to choose its own audio source. Available video equipment includes a projector, projector screen, TV and DVD player. All equipment is available for your use and is included in the rental fee.
Liquor is permitted at the Mansion. Please see your caterer for all bar services.
The Wilder Mansion works with eight preferred caterers. Outside caterers are permitted, but a $1,000 outside caterer fee will be added to your contract.
The Mansion hosts an open house every Friday from Noon-5 p.m. and two Saturdays each month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. View the 2017 Saturday Open House dates. All other tours are by appointment only. Please contact the Facility Rental Supervisor to arrange a tour.
To begin the contract process, please contact the Facility Rental Supervisor at (630) 993-8186 or through the Contact Us page.
Wilder Mansion and catering staff is responsible for the majority of cleanup. You are responsible for taking out any personal items brought into the facility.
You may decorate the Mansion for your event; however, you may not tape or tack any decorations to the walls, doors or windows. Confetti, glitter, rice and other like items are not allowed inside or outside of the facility. Candles are allowed, but flames must be enclosed.
Event setup must begin at your contract start time.
Your rental fee includes use (by you and/or your caterer) of the facility during your contract hours, our inventory of tables and chairs, and staff to oversee your event. Your menu, bar, linens, flatware and other equipment must be arranged through your caterer. For a complete list of Mansion amenities, click here.
The Wilder Mansion has a number of different rooms on each floor. Each main room can hold between 60-80 people. The second floor can hold up to 200 people in multiple rooms, depending on table and chair configuration.
The Mansion can hold up to 250 guests.
Wilder Mansion can be booked up to 18 months in advance.
Wedding events have exclusive use of the Mansion. Two smaller events (such as business meetings) may utilize different rooms or floors at the same time.
The Mansion can host both wedding ceremony and reception. For outdoor wedding ceremonies, please see Wilder Park Formal Gardens.