Meet Kari, Toni, Sydney (Mr.), Shauna and Christina – the Event Planners at The Patrick Haley Mansion. They take pride in ensuring you have the perfect wedding or special event. They are experts in weddings and pay attention to every detail to make your day special and one you will never forget. Kari Marquardt answers some questions below explaining why The Patrick Haley Mansion is the most recognized and convenient historic wedding venue in the Southwest suburbs and all of Chicagoland.
How long have you been in the wedding industry? What motivates you to keep going every day?
It’s been 4 years. I started part time as a server before I became floor manager and event coordinator and blossomed from there. Our whole team loves what we do. We love helping brides and making it a special night for them, their families and friends.
What are your expert tips to share with couples planning? Are there any questions that couples should ask when meeting with an event coordinator?
The more organized you are the better. While looking at venues, be sure to ask about the cost minimums and adult/guest minimum. i.e. Do you have to have a minimum number of guests? How many floor managers will I have on duty, how many servers? Not many venues offer servers throughout the evening and cocktail throughout. Our servers are here from start to finish.
What sets your venue apart from other Chicagoland reception sites? What would you like couples to know about The Patrick Haley Mansion?
Amenities abound, the most important of which is exclusive use of the entire mansion for your event. This includes the ballroom, conservatory, and grounds creating an intimate, private atmosphere. Your guests may move about the mansion at their convenience enjoying the many open rooms. The huge windows create a bright airy feel and overlook the lush surroundings of the beautifully landscaped grounds. The lavish conservatory and ballroom accommodates 350 guests for plated service and as many as 600 guests for a cocktail reception. We supply place cards, area maps for invitations, complimentary champagne in the private bridal suite, and the use of the mansion for your ceremony rehearsal. We also provide hors d’oeurves service, midnight snacks, bridal suite room service and a fabulous assortment of wedding cakes from which to choose.
The gardens at the Haley Mansion feature waterfalls and ponds surrounded by towering pines and thousands of roses, lilies and hostas offering fabulous photo opportunities. The pergola is a beautiful, elevated structure perfect for an outdoor ceremony. Though the dining is indoors, there are a dozen French doors leading to the outdoor patio combining indoor comfort with
the feel of an outdoor reception. . The tent wedding feel of our grand ballroom, private bridal suites, and imaginative cuisine make the Patrick Haley Mansion different than other wedding halls.
Can I customize a menu?
Yes, we proudly try to accommodate each individual’s preferences to the best of our ability. We also offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options as well as a special children’s menu. Our food is all made fresh here at the mansion.