Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Stunning old fashioned church providing indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies in Joliet

20 South Eastern Ave.
Joliet, IL 60433


Gold, crimson, emerald, cobalt, and purple sunlight filters through the three, floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows, lending serenity to the Old Central Church as you exchange vows. Though the Old Central Church comfortably seats 400 guests, ceremonies are described as intimate.

Unlike typical sanctuaries, seating in the Old Central Church is within a semi-circle of pews-the bride and groom are literally surrounded by their family and friends as they begin their marriage. As it was at the turn-of-the-century, the 2,000-pipe organ can accompany your procession down the aisle, and your first walk into the world as husband and wife.

Connecting the Jacob Henry Mansion to the Old Central Church is a winding path of brick pavers that passes through the Estate’s pristine lawn and gardens. The simplicity of this natural backdrop highlights the beauty of your wedding party as you pose among colorful flowers and lush greenery.

Al Fresco ceremonies and receptions are perfect for couples wishing to embrace the inherent beauty of their wedding day. A trellis, decorate with flowers, stands centennial to your ceremony, and an outdoor tented ballroom is installed within the lawn’s expanse to accommodate up to 300 guests.

Even from the vantage point, the timeless elegance of the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate is an exquisite setting for the most romantic day of your lives…

Garden Wedding Package Includes:

  • Outdoor wedding ceremony site (Some rental fees may apply)
  • Complete set-up and breakdown of outdoor ceremony staging
  • An Event Hostess presiding over your ceremony or reception in its entirety
  • Exclusive use of the Mansion’s Bridal suite and Groom’s Room for wedding party preparations
  • Recommendations for wedding professionals and rentals.
Sarah Bornhofen-Orr
Event Specialist

A winding path leads from the Mansion, through the Secret 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.From an era of wealth, opulence, and romance are two historic landmarks-a Mansion and a Church combined to make your wedding celebration an unforgettable experience.


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