Illinois Wesleyan University's beautiful venues can be rented by the general public for events. We have two main reception spaces for weddings: the Young Main Lounge and the Hansen Center Court. However, please ask us for more information regarding smaller or other non-traditional venues for receptions or events!
Please see additional information regarding our policies below; for further information about weddings at Illinois Wesleyan University, you are very welcome to email us at email@example.com or call us at 309.556.3035. We're looking forward to making your wedding vision come to life!
The Young Main Lounge in our Memorial Student Center is a traditional ballroom with high ceilings and hardwood floors that are wonderful for dancing!
The ballroom can accommodate a wedding of up to about 300 guests.
Attached to the east, and included in the rental, is Joslin Atrium which has floor to ceiling glass windows that overlook our campus quad - perfect for your cocktail hour. The rental of the Young Main Lounge also includes the use of two private rooms in the building.
Not affiliated: $1,200
Renovated from our former gymnasium, the Hansen Center Court is a very unique and modern venue that is available only during non-academic times at the University.
There can be seating for up to 200 on the main floor. Additional seating is possible in the balcony, but will incur setup fees.
Tommy's in the lower level of the building and one private room are included in the rental price.
Not affiliated: $1,700
The rental fee is determined by the couples affiliation with Illinois Wesleyan University. If one member of the couple is a current IWU student, staff member, faculty member or alumnus, then the couple will receive the affiliate status. Additionally, any children of the before mentioned IWU community members will also be considered affiliates.
The rental of reception spaces at IWU includes the space reserved from 10am-midnight, the use of all the in-stock banquet furniture (standard round tables, 8ft rectangular tables, chairs, stage) that reside in the same building, the normal setup and teardown of said furniture.
All food and beverage to accompany an event must be supplied by our exclusive caterer with the exception of a wedding cake, which must come from a licensed bakery. Check out our Catering page for more information and photos!
Illinois Wesleyan University welcomes external vendors; however, all decorations that are suspended from the ceiling or room fixtures must be approved in advance by Illinois Wesleyan University.
Ample free parking is available at Illinois Wesleyan University, though specific lots are not reservable. Please see our Visitor Information page for a map of campus and its parking lots.