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The Grand Alternative to Chicagoland Wedding Venues: The Patrick Haley Mansion

Feature Cover Story for Chicago Bride Magazine

This is one of the most stunning wedding venues I have ever seen. The Patrick Haley Mansion hosted the most magical, dream wedding for us!

    CHICAGO, IL, September 28, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Featured Cover Story for Chicago Bride Magazine is the historic Haley Mansion, fast becoming THE wedding venue for couples envisioning a grand, old-world space for their wedding celebration.

Couples and their guests have access to the entire mansion, majestic ballroom, and manicured lush grounds, which include a plethora of beautiful, natural backgrounds for the most memorable wedding pictures, such as walkways, brick patio with wrought iron furniture overlooking the ponds and gardens, a spectacular fountain, waterfalls, gorgeous pergola, and magnificent florals and trees. An elegant gazebo surrounded by a sparkling creek is another great focal point.

As you enter the grand ballroom from the outdoor patio by way of a dozen French doors, you will find the splendor and sophistication of the mansion's heyday. Extravagant chandeliers, large, picturesque windows, romantic floor-length mirrors, and grand staircases make up just some of the distinctive décor. Of course, servers are decked out in black-tie attire to serve guests.

The mansion offers an array of top-rated cuisine options ranging from tower service, delicious hors d'oeuvres, lobster martini appetizers, plated dinners, fabulous sweet tables, wedding cakes, late night snacks and of course, bars stocked with top shelf liquor for your celebratory libations. An on-site event planner can help you plan everything from catering to flowers and even entertainment.

The massive limestone structure was incepted in 1888 by then-Joliet mayor, Patrick C. Haley, who envisioned a "Castle on the Hill" for his beloved town. He commissioned nationally known architect and Egyptologist, Frank Shaver Allen, to design and build his vision. The impressive building, which took two years to complete and opened in 1891, stands three and one-half stories high and is flanked by immense front and back stone balconies.

Although the grand, 130+ year-old building has had updates throughout the years to include modern day amenities necessary for today's events such as central air, larger bathrooms, handicap and wheelchair accessibility and an in-house, state of the art sound system, great efforts were made to keep many original characteristics. Stained glass windows, intricate friezes, ornate adornments, original oak, cherry and mahogany woodwork and six fireplaces in addition to all of the authentic Victorian décor were kept and lovingly refurbished. Nothing is grander than hosting a wedding at the "Castle on the Hill", The Haley Mansion.

The Haley Mansion is located at 17 S. Center Street in Joliet, IL. For more information on reservations and themes, 815-726-6800 or visit

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