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Congratulations on your engagement! As you begin planning your wedding, remember to enjoy yourselves. Your wedding day will be one of the most beautiful days of your lives. At the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, it is the ambiance of the past that will create the perfect setting for your future together… The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, built in 1873, contributes to the beauty of your wedding day by offering a unique, vintage setting for both your wedding ceremony and reception. The Jacob Henry Mansion, the flagship of our Estate, is known for its Gilded Age architecture, decadent hand carved woodwork, and lavish decoration. A winding path leads from the Mansion, through the Gardens, to the Old Central Church. Built in 1895 of locally excavated limestone, The Old Central Church’s splendor includes three stained glass windows, and its original 2,000-pipe organ played over 100 years ago when the Old Central Church was the most prominent congregation in Joliet.

Directly next to the Church, is the Ballroom. The Ballroom was built in 1903, and is able to comfortably seat up to 300 guests. From an era of wealth, opulence, and romance is a historic Estate. The Mansion, Ballroom, Church, and Gardens will make your wedding celebration an unforgettable experience.  For more information on weddings contact: Sarah Bornhofen-Orr Event Specialist  e: sarah@jacobhenrymansion.com Ph:(815) 722-1420  

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Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I met with Amanda today to discuss possibly having my wedding at the Jacob Henry mansion and fell in love instantly with the estate and Amanda she showed me around and explained everything i think I'm going to book my wedding there
Katie
10/8/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
After reading a ton of reviews and looking at a ton of photos of the Jacob Henry we ended up making an appointment with Amanda, who is an amazing woman! From the very beginning she listened to what we wanted and respected our wishes and our budget. She worked with us closely and became what I will always refer to as my day-of coordinator. She and her family run the mansion with dedication and grace and they made our day feel like a truly special event. We started with a full tour of the grounds, quickly learning that a wedding of our size meant having a reception in the Victorian Hall instead of the mansion itself. We were fine with this though, since the Hall and its connected spaces are also very beautiful (that full porch!!!) Amanda answered every single annoying email I threw at her and at all times made it clear she was on our side in all things. She was flexible with us too and was also upfront about all things, as far as costs and style goes. If I suddenly had a tacky idea she would save me from it and explain what might work better. Overall the venue was perfect and almost everything went off without a hitch. Amanda was perfect and was working hard throughout the night. On a sadder note, something unfortunate was brought to our attention by some of our guests and family members, including my mother-in-law and sister. I have already brought this to the attention of Amanda and I told her I would be mentioning it here just to be clear to future couples. There were two bartenders at our bar and one of them, younger and blonde I believe, was consistently RUDE to my wedding guests. I heard about it from many different sources and when I brought it up to Amanda she was apologetic and understanding and disappointed to hear it, although not surprised. The bartenders rude behavior ranged from shortness to having an attitude. That is the only disappointment from the Jacob Henry.
Jenn
9/3/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Having our wedding ceremony at Old Central Church was a dream for me- Absolutely the most beautiful wedding chapel I've ever seen, and completely affordable. Payton was so sweet and accommodated us above and beyond what we needed and patiently answered all my questions leading up to it. We only had 2 hours on the grounds since we had only booked our ceremony, but that ended up being plenty and we took loads of pictures on the beautiful grounds around the property before and after the ceremony. Overall, I can't recommend JHM enough for its accommodations, helpful staff, beauty and general air of romance which makes it the perfect location for a wedding!
Amber
7/29/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If it was possible to give more than five stars, I would. All of the staff at jacob Henry mansion went above and beyond for our wedding. Everything was absolutely perfect, down to the tiniest of details. The staff was an absolute pleasure to work with each and every time we had contact with them, and they made all of our dreams and crazy visions come true. From the amazing venue itself, to the food, to the staff, they truly made our wedding day the best day of our lives. Everyone is still talking about it!
Tina
7/22/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Jacob Henry mansion is amazing! I would recomend them and their staff to anyone looking to have an amazing wedding. I worked with Amanda and she was awesome. The day if the wedding I had an extra coordinator as well and they both did everything they could to make sure that my wedding was perfect. My court yard wedding had to be moved inside due to inclement weather but we were moved into the church for no extra charge. How is that for amazing customer service? My wedding was everything I wanted it to be and I owe it all to them!
Kim
7/15/17
Categories: Catering, Event Production, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our reception here in the Victorian Ballroom in July and worked with Amanda and every step of the planning process Amanda was extremely helpful and professional. The grounds of the mansion are absolutely gorgeous and so well maintained and we stepped outside just at sunset to get a few gorgeous pictures but the inside was what wowed us. The ballroom was just so beautiful and our décor came together so beautifully with the aesthetic of the room. We couldn't have been happier with how everything had turned out on our big day and how all Amanda had helped all of our vendors work seamlessly together. We are forever grateful! If you are thinking of having your wedding at Jacob Henry, you will definitely be in good hands with this family owned business!
Anthony
6/23/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our Wedding Ceremony was set in the very beautiful Lawn and Gardens area. Everything was clean and neat and made a wonderful place for our guests to enjoy. The staff was very kind and attentive. The even coordinator was very responsive to our needs and did a very splendid job of putting everything together. Food was great! Drinks were great! Scenery was even better! We were very satisfied with our experience at Jacob Henry!
Storm
6/10/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I had such a wonderful experience with JHM! The staff is wonderful, our planner Anna was very detail oriented and helped make our day perfect. The grounds are so pretty for pictures, I love mine! And I got so many compliments from my guests on how much they loved the venue, the food and atmosphere! I would suggest this place to any bride!!!
Brittany
6/3/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I could go on and on about how much I loved this venue and the staff. Our planner, Sarah, was awesome! She dealt with all my silly questions and last minute panics. The wedding day went so smooth and I could not be more grateful. The grounds are gorgeous and perfect for an outdoor ceremony or photos. I also received many compliments on the food! The price is very reasonable and they take care of so many details!
Antonett
4/22/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I can't say enough nice things about the staff and the service at the Jacob Henry Mansion. My husband and I currently live out in San Francisco but grew up in the the south suburbs. Naturally, we decided to plan our wedding to be close to our friends and family at home. I fell in love with the Victorian aesthetic of the mansion pretty instantly, while it took my husband a couple days to be sold on it. I appreciated that this venue only had a dollar minimum to meet instead of a guaranteed guest minimum that most of the other wedding venues in the surrounding areas had. We also liked that this venue doesn't tend to hold two events at the same time, so there would be no chance of any of our guests crashing another wedding or vice versa. Since we were planning out wedding long distance, it was really important that the vendors we chose knew our venue well. The list of recommended vendors was super helpful for us, and a lot of friends and family had also recommended the vendors on their list. We used their recommended florist, bakery, and photographer and everything worked out great since everyone knew this venue so well. Last, but not least, booking with this venue also means that you have a point person/event planner to help guide you through planning and all of the arrangements for your wedding. This was super valuable to my husband and me because we live so far away. We frequently exchanged emails or phone calls with our planner, Anna. She was very attentive and answered our questions right away. She let us know if our suggestions were possible, and if not, she'd suggest a solution. She drew up a projected invoice for us based on all of the things we wanted and how many guests we planned to invite so that we had an idea of how much everything would cost right away. We would call frequently to pay that balance off in small increments, and she adjusted this balance once we got the final guest count. This made paying for and planning everything stress-free.
Amber
10/2/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I want to keep this short but there's seriously no short way to describe how amazing this venue was, and how amazing my coordinator Kim was, and how great and smooth the day of my wedding went thanks to everyone who helped put it together for me. I was so happy when i walked into the Ballroom and saw all my tables/centerpieces, and how they'd set everything up at all surrounding tables. I couldn't have done it better myself and wouldn't have changed a thing. and of course a special shout-out to Kim. She was amazing, and really did an outstanding job. Everything I asked for, she made it happen, and also added some wonderful suggestions that definitely took my vision, and made it even better. I have zero regrets, and would recommend this place a million times over. Not that anyone would tell the bride if the wedding was horrible, but I have gotten nothing but rave reviews.
Erin
10/1/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
From start to finish, our experience with Anna and the staff at JHM was awesome. We loved everything! Staff was laid back and down to earth and helped us through every step of the craziness of wedding planning! We would love to get married here all over again! ?
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
30
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Event Planning
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
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