Loyola University Chicago

Cuneo Mansion & Gardens

Wedding Receptions


At Loyola's Cuneo Mansion and Gardens we want to make your fairy tale wedding reception come true. The Cuneo Mansion and Gardens stands as a monument to old-world elegance amid genteel country life. The grand spaces of the Venetian style architecture, filled with antique furnishings and artwork and the quiet paths through the manicured grounds allow guests to savor the elegant splendor of the "gilded age." Built in 1916 as the home of Samuel Insull, an original founder of the General Electric Company, designed by well-known Chicago architect, Benjamin Marshall, and landscaping created by the world renowned, Jens Jensen, the mansion has a rich Chicago history.

Loyola at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens is the location of several films including the popular 1997 romantic comedy, “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, starring Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz and the hit reality TV show, “Four Weddings”. Immersed in 97 acres of beauty, Loyola's Cuneo Mansion and Gardens has an elegant formal gardens, terrace overlooking the mansion grounds, and a historic Italianate style mansion with a beautifully appointed year-round pavilion for up to 300 guests.

2016 Wedding Venue Rates

We are currently booking wedding receptions at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens through June 2016. Academic program enhancements prohibit us from scheduling large events in our pavilion ballroom going forward.

Pavilion (Peak Season: May 1–October 31)

Fridays & Sundays—$4,000

Pavilion (Non-Peak Season: November 1–April 30)

Fridays & Sundays—$3,000

*We DO NOT offer wedding ceremonies to be held on the grounds.
*Evening rentals are for a 6 hour block including a one hour cocktail hour on the pavilion terrace or poolside.
*Daytime wedding rentals are for a 5 hour block and all weddings must conclude by 2:30 p.m.
*There is a 150 guest minimum on Saturday evenings.

For members of our University community, Catholic weddings can be performed in the University's Madonna della Strada Chapel on the Lake Shore Campus, an officially designated sacred place.

University property and facilities are not available for other wedding ceremonies, whether civil or religious.

For questions related to use of our facility spaces for private, social events across our campuses, please contact us at cuneomansion@luc.edu or 847.362.3042 or visit http://www.luc.edu/conference/loyolaweddings/.

Approved Caterers

Loyola at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens is excited to partner with four premier caterers in the Chicagoland area for all events being held at the mansion. Please see below for a sample catering guide and further details regarding complete wedding packages.

Bauer's Catering Mary Bauer E-mail
Blue Plate Catering Ken Severin E-mail
Catered by Design Nikee Fellows E-mail
847.965.4094 ext. 203
Inspired Catering Events Karen Stefani E-mail
312.226.7611 ext. 802

Please note: Site visits for wedding receptions, corporate meetings, and special events by appointment only. To set up a site visit, please contact Lisa Cushing-Davis at mdavi13@luc.edu or 847.362.3042.