The Grove Redfield Estate

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 Address: 1421 Milwaukee Ave Glenview, IL 60025
 Phone: (847) 298-0095

Let the beauty of nature inspire your special event

Helpful Information for Renters

Weddings and Other Special Parties

The Grove Redfield Estate is an exquisite setting for the most romantic day of your life. Embrace nature’s beauty in this garden-like setting and celebrate your ceremony and/or reception with simple elegance in the charming atmosphere of this historic house and grounds.
Enjoy private use of the entire historic home which features a Great Room with fireplace, cathedral ceilings, chandeliers and a breathtaking two-story leaded glass window. A loft area overlooking the room is ideal for musicians to perform. The elegant bride’s room is perfect for the bridal party’s preparations. NEW–included in the use of our location is our gorgeous 30′ x 60′ outdoor covered pavilion with fireplace. Your unique event will be the perfect combination of fun, class and elegance. The Redfield Estate is also a wonderful venue for rehearsal dinners, milestone birthdays and anniversaries. Friends and family will long remember a celebration in this amazing setting.

Here’s what one of our recent clients had to say about their wedding at The Redfield Estate: “You’ll not be surprised to learn (since I’m sure you’ve heard this many times before) that our guests were completely charmed by what I’d call the ‘comfortable elegance’ of the house and grounds. Truly, this was the perfect setting for our wedding ceremony and reception. We are grateful to you and your staff [and to the Glenview Park District!] for your stewardship of this lovely place, ensuring that it will continue to be available to others for many years to come. Thanks again for helping us make our wedding so beautiful an event for us, our families, and our friends.”

For Corporate Business Meetings and Retreats

Sometimes the best ideas about your business come when you’re away from your business. Getting away from it all for a retreat at the Redfield Estate may be just what your staff needs. With rooms suitable for both larger group sessions and smaller breakout groups, the Redfield Estate offers a refreshing change from the usual meeting sites. Private corporate social events held in our unique venue will make a lasting impression.

Redfield Rental Information

The Redfield Estate is a facility of the Glenview Park District which is suitable for events of up to 125 people. Rental dates may be booked up to 24 months in advance of the desired date. Food and alcoholic beverages may be served on the premises but are not included as part of your rental. Tents are not allowed on the grounds.

Redfield Rentals Include:

  • Use of the historic home
  • Use of the surrounding grounds, pavilion and gazebos
  • Tables & chairs (for indoor or outdoor use) and a storage area for rental equipment
  • On-site caretaker
  • Catering kitchen

Redfield Rentals Do Not Include:

  • Catering, set-up, and clean-up
  • The Redfield Estate offers a list of preferred caterers who will handle food preparation and service, set-up, clean-up, and dishware and linen needs (see list above).

Rental Time Blocks & Fees

The Redfield Estate is available for rental Monday through Thursday from 8 am to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 8 am to 1 am and Sunday from 9 am to midnight. Fees generally run as follows, although some discounts for off-peak season rentals or rentals booked less than 60 days in advance may apply.

Days/Times Fees
WEEKDAY RENTALS Mon.-Thurs. 8 am-midnight
Fri. 8 am-3 pm
$1000/8 hours
+ $50 per additional hour
WEEKEND RENTALS Fri. 3 pm-1 am
Sat. & Sun. 9 am-4 pm
Sun. 5 pm-12 pm
Holidays (minimum seven-hour rental)
$2,200/7 hours
+ $150 per additional hour
Sat. 5 pm-1 am $3,200/8 hours
Sun. 9 am-midnight (any 10-hour period) $3,000/10 hours
Includes set up of up to 125 chairs
Sat. or Sun., May-October $1,500/4 hours
Sat. or Sun., November-April $750/4 hours
Mon.-Fri. year-round $500/4 hours
Rental time contracted must include set-up and clean-up time. A $500 refundable damage deposit is required.

The Grove National Historic Landmark Photography/Videography Policy

Due the historic nature of The Grove’s buildings and ecological significance of its natural areas, the Glenview Park District has adopted a specific policy governing still and video photography at The Grove. In some cases permits are required and fees must be paid. For detailed information on these guidelines, click here.

Contact Us

Let us show how you can customize this special facility to make your event a once-in-a-lifetime occasion. For detailed information regarding dates and rates or to set up an appointment to tour the facility, call Carol Di Lorenzo at (847) 298-0095, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm or e-mail her at We look forward to serving you.

A Brief History of the Redfield Estate

Built in 1929, The Redfield Estate was the home of Kennicott descendents who settled The Grove in the 1830s. Acclaimed authors Louise Redfield Peattie (American Acres) and Donald Culross Peattie (A Prairie Grove) were the first couple to live in the home. George G. Elmslie, a follower of the Louis Sullivan School of Chicago Architecture, designed the house. The home’s fabulous architectural style was inspired by the natural areas of The Grove. A stained glass circle on the large leaded glass window in the main room is placed in such a way that the moon appears encircled here on the vernal equinox in the spring and autumnal equinox in the fall. For information on The Grove National Historic Landmark, click here. For information on other Glenview Park District wedding, party and meeting venues, click here.

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