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Friday Feature - Discover the Enchanting Wandering Tree Estate Event Venue


Welcome to Wandering Tree Estate, an extraordinary event venue nestled in North Barrington, Illinois. With its 10 acres of breathtaking award-winning Gardens, Model Train Garden and Model Train Museum, and a serene sparkling lake, this enchanting venue offers a realm of beauty and wonder that will leave you and your guests spellbound. Let's dive into all the reasons why Wandering Tree Estate is the perfect choice for your wedding or any other special occasion.




Immerse Yourself in Instagram-Ready Gardens

Brides, get ready to be captivated!

Wandering Tree Estate boasts photo-ready gardens that will leave you and your guests in awe. The meticulously landscaped gardens feature an array of tropical flowers, rare plants, and majestic trees, creating a picturesque backdrop for your special day. Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by nature's beauty on your very own private estate. Wandering Tree Estate offers a unique all-outdoor setting that will make your wedding truly unforgettable.


Whether you're planning a wedding, corporate event, or any celebration, Wandering Tree Estate is the perfect canvas for your vision. With its expansive grounds and diverse locations, this venue offers endless possibilities. You can choose to say "I do" in the Grove, in front of the entrance to the Japanese Garden, or anywhere that speaks to your heart. From holiday festivities to family reunions, Wandering Tree Estate provides a remarkable setting for every occasion.


A Destination Venue Close to Home

Conveniently located within drivable distance from Chicago and its suburbs, Wandering Tree Estate offers a destination event venue that feels like a world away. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this hidden gem. The picturesque surroundings and serene atmosphere will transport you and your guests to a world of serenity and celebration.


A Rich History of Beauty and Philanthropy

Wandering Tree Estate has a rich history that spans back to 1834 when the first settlers arrived in Barrington, Illinois. The property evolved over the years, culminating in its acquisition by the Silets family in 1971. Elaine and Harvey Silets transformed the estate into a weekend and summer home, as well as an event venue. Harvey's passion for rare trees and Elaine's design expertise paved the way for the exquisite gardens we see today.

Since 1984, Wandering Tree Estate has been opening its doors to host yearly charity benefits for various causes dear to Elaine's heart. The Estate's charity events have become a highlight of the event season, supporting organizations such as The Garden Conservancy, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Tickled Pink for women's cancer, and many more.



Entrance Sign


When you step foot on Wandering Tree Estate for the first time, prepare to be amazed. The captivating gardens, the meticulously crafted model train displays, and the timeless beauty of the estate will leave an indelible mark on your heart. Your guests will be equally enchanted by the unique experience this venue provides.




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