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Cuneo Mansion & Gardens

Wedding Receptions

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At Loyola's Cuneo Mansion and Gardens we want to make your fairy tale wedding reception come true. The Cuneo Mansion and Gardens stands as a monument to old-world elegance amid genteel country life. As a "living museum," the building and gardens preserve in vivid detail the grace of an era and a way of life. The grand spaces of the Venetian style architecture, filled with antique furnishings and artwork and the quiet paths through the manicured grounds allow guests to savor the elegant splendor of the "gilded age." Built in 1918 as the home of Samuel Insull, an original founder of the General Electric Company, designed by well-known Chicago architect, Benjamin Marshall, and landscaping created by the world renowned, Jens Jensen, the mansion has a rich Chicago history.

Loyola at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens is the location of several films including the popular 1997 romantic comedy, “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, starring Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz and the hit reality TV show, “Four Weddings”.  Immersed in 97 acres of beauty, Loyola's Cuneo Mansion and Gardens has an elegant formal gardens, terrace overlooking the mansion grounds, and a historic Italianate style mansion with a beautifully appointed year-round pavilion for up to 300 guests.

2014 WEDDING RECEPTION RATES- View Printable Wedding Reception Guide

Pavilion (Peak Season: May 1 – October 31)

Saturday day- $2,500; Saturday night- $5,500
Friday & Sunday day- $2,000; Friday & Sunday night- $4,000

Pavilion (Non-Peak Season: November 1 – April 30)
Saturday day- $2,000; Saturday night - $4,000
Friday & Sunday day- $1,500; Friday & Sunday night- $3,000

* Evening rentals are for a 6 hour block including a one hour self guided tour of the mansion during cocktail hour.
* Daytime wedding rentals are for a 5 hour block and all weddings must conclude by 2:30 p.m. No self guided tours are available since the mansion is open to the general public during this time frame.
* There is a 150 guest minimum on Saturday evenings.

Great Hall- Saturday & Sunday day- $1,600
Dining Room- Saturday & Sunday day- $2,000
Music Room- Saturday & Sunday day- $1,300

For members of our University community, Catholic weddings can be performed in the University's Madonna della Strada Chapel on the Lake Shore Campus, an officially designated sacred place. 
University property and facilities are not available for other wedding ceremonies, whether civil or religious.  

For questions related to use of our facility spaces for private, social events across our campuses, please contact us at cuneomansion@luc.edu or 847.362.3042 or visit http://www.luc.edu/conference/weddingreceptions/


Please Note: Bauer's Catering is the only allowable caterer for events held at Loyola's Cuneo Mansion and Gardens until June 30, 2014. After this date, any of the below caterers are approved. 

View Printable Catering Flyer

Bauer's Catering

Mary Bauer


Catering Menu

Blue Plate Catering

Ken Severin


Catering Menu

Catered by Design

Nikee Fellows

847.965.4094 ext. 203

Catering Menu

Phil Stefani Signature Events

Karen Stefani

312.226.7611 ext. 834

Catering Menu-Plated
Catering Menu-buffet

Please note: Site visits for wedding receptions and special events by appointment only. To set up a site visit, please contact Lisa Cushing-Davis at mdavi13@luc.edu or 847.362.3042.


Loyola University Chicago at Cuneo Mansion & Gardens · 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave. · Vernon Hills, IL 60061 · Phone: 847-362-3042

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