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Friday Feature: The Redfield Estate at The Grove

Hello, event enthusiasts and wedding wonderers! Gather ‘round for this week's venue spotlight on none other than the enchanting Redfield Estate at The Grove. If you’re dreaming of a venue that whispers romance and shouts charm, you've just hit the jackpot.

Bride and groom sharing a kiss on the lawn of Redfield Estate, with the historic craftsman-style home in the background.

A Walk Through History: The Redfield Estate

Nestled in The Grove National Historic Landmark in Glenview, Illinois, the Redfield Estate is a slice of heaven spread across 150+ acres of ecologically diverse nature preserve. Picture this: an intimate gathering with up to 120 guests in the outdoor Pavilion, or a cozy get-together inside the historic home with a roaring gas fireplace. Whether it's a wedding, corporate event, or any celebration under the sun, this place has got you covered. Literally, thanks to the pavilion's electric roller shades and stone fireplace. It's like having your cake and eating it too, except the cake is a dream venue, and you don't have to worry about calories.

Bride and groom dancing under twinkling lights in the garden of Redfield Estate at night.

Picture-Perfect Spots

You’ll find meandering paths leading to a rustic gazebo tucked into the forest, ideal for those picturesque ceremony moments or candid photo ops. Think of it as the forest backdrop Disney princesses dream about, but with fewer talking animals and more real-life enchantment. Check out the lush greenery that looks like it was painted by a Renaissance artist on a particularly inspired day. Don’t forget the enchanting strings of bistro lights draped in trees, adding a twinkling touch to your evening festivities. It's like your Pinterest board came to life!

Couple having their first dance inside the pavilion at Redfield Estate, with guests watching and enjoying the evening.

All the Amenities You Need

Redfield Estate isn't just about looks – it’s got substance too. With full-service catering required (and we all know food is the heart of any good party), a catering kitchen, dressing rooms, and a covered outdoor pavilion, you can host your event without breaking a sweat. Need tables and chairs? Check. Free WiFi and parking? Double-check. Grove staff on hand during events? You betcha.

Nature’s Delight

Imagine saying your vows as a gentle breeze rustles the leaves, with White-tailed deer frolicking nearby, a fox making a brief cameo, or a hawk soaring high above. It's not just a venue; it's an experience, a slice of nature’s finest offerings served up just for you.

Beautifully decorated gazebo at Redfield Estate with floral arrangements and white drapes, perfect for wedding ceremonies.

If your heart is set on the Redfield Estate (and who could blame you?), you can contact them at (847) 298-0095 to schedule a visit. They're located at 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview, IL 60025, with office hours from Monday to Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm. Weekend tours are available by appointment.

So, why wait? Immerse yourself in the serenity and natural beauty of this hidden gem. And for more event inspirations and planning tips, don't forget to follow me on Twitter @RobinBanqueton.

Until next time,

Robin Banqueton

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