Cantigny Park is a 500-acres estate located in Wheaton, Illinois, approximately 30 miles west from Chicago.
It is one of the most frequently chosen suburban locations for outdoor wedding photography in the Chicagoland area. The expansive estate encompasses acres of beautiful gardens, colorful botanicals and tranquil water features, creating an idyllic background for your most special day.
Aside from its breathtaking nature and lavish gardens, Cantigny offers three distinctive reception venues: Le Jardin at Cantigny Park, the Red Oak Room and Woodside Pavilion at Cantigny Golf.
With its soaring cathedral ceilings and surrounding floor-to-ceiling windows, Le Jardin embodies the look and feel of an outdoor setting. This spacious venue is the perfect complement to Cantigny’s picturesque gardens. Le Jardin offers an open space with stunning views of the nature. It is the largest of all three venues with the capacity to seat 250 people.
The Red Oak Room is a smaller space with the capacity to accommodate up to 150 guests. It is a charming venue with bright windows overlooking Cantigny’s immaculate golf course and Swan Lake. The latter makes it a truly fairly-tale like location.
Last but not least, there is the Woodside Pavilion at Cantigny Golf. It is an elegant tented venue nestled among a grove of catalpa and white oak trees at Cantigny Golf. Similarly to Le Jardin, this venue is able to accommodate up to 250 guests. It offers a beautiful dance floor and spectacular views all around. Unlike two other venues, the Woodside Pavilion is a seasonal site open from May to October.
Whether you choose Cantigny as your wedding ceremony and reception venue or you simply go there for a photo shoot, you will be amazed by its beauty. It is a perfect background for romantic wedding portraits as well fun group shots.
Location: 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189