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Cuneo Mansion in Vernon Hills


Interested in holding your wedding reception or event at Loyola's Cuneo Mansion and Gardens? Find out what our clients have to say...

We had our wedding at the Cuneo Mansion this past weekend and it was absolutely perfect! We literally researched 32 venues before finding this hidden gem. And this venue just blew the rest out of the water, it is the most beautiful venue by far and somehow the most cost effective as well!!! ... Chris at the Cuneo Mansion is amazing to work with as well. He is thorough but makes everything very simple, and was always very helpful - from the moment when we chose the venue all the way up to the very end of our wedding reception. He was extremely professional, very accommodating, super nice and easy to work with. He was key in making sure our vendors had everything they needed and that our reception flowed seamlessly throughout the night. We are so so so so happy we had our wedding at the Cuneo Mansion, our reception turned out to be the most fun, romantic, dreamy event we could of ever hoped for. We would recommend this venue to everyone honestly.
                                                                                                                 - Comments from Hanna Ayoub-Dance, married at Cuneo November 2, 2019
Amazing people and location! Everyone was so amazing here! Chris and Lisa went above and beyond to ensure that my husband and I were so happy with everything. It is gorgeous and honestly the staff makes the location that much better.
                                                                                                                     - Comments from Nasheet Quraishi, married at Cuneo September 1, 2019
Absolutely gorgeous venue and was fun for all our guests. We were able to visit multiple times before the reception and the staff was excellent to work with. Being able to tour the mansion during the cocktail hour was well work the extra cost compared to other venues. Our cocktail hour ended up being inside the mansion which worked out and guests were still able to enjoy the gardens during the night. The attached banquet hall was beautiful, fancy chairs included, no issues with temperature either. We recommend working with Bauer's catering as they have years of experience working there.
                                                                                                            - Comments from Lauren Dahlke De Pasion, married at Cuneo October 13, 2018
Absolutely perfect for my wedding reception! My wedding theme was vintage kitsch and what better way to show that then having your reception in a historic mansion! Lisa was a pleasure to work with! She answered all of my questions. She is also super knowledgeable about the mansion itself. We had to drop off a few things for our florist/decor person and she made that super easy! We also did a walk-thru of the event with the caterer (Catered by Design) before the wedding! So helpful and they made it stress-free! Highly recommended!!!
                                                                                                                   - Comments from Jennifer Lazarevic, married at Cuneo September 8, 2018
Good afternoon,
We had our wedding at Cuneo on 10.18.2014. It was a dream come true. Lisa was so great to work with, Blue plate blew us away with their excellent customer service, the guest all had a wonderful experience and my husband and I will never forget how perfect our wedding day was. Thank you to all at Cuneo for making our dreams come true :) We have plenty of gorgeous photographs of your grounds if you'd like to use them for your Facebook page or website. Let me know if you might be interested and I can send you some, or the link to our wedding album :)
—Comments from Iman Abu-Hashim, married at Cuneo October 18, 2014
Mary and Eddie,
I want to thank you both for helping to make our daughter's wedding such a wonderful celebration. The food was excellent and we heard from our guests that they enjoyed the delicious food, wonderful service and friendly staff. I know these things don't just come about easily, your hard work showed, and Bob and I appreciate all you did to make the day perfect for Laura and David.Thank you again and I look forward to working with you again, hopefully at the Boys & Girls Club event this coming spring..... please let me know any tenting updates you hear.
—Comments from Cecilia Price, Mother-of-the-Bride, married at Cuneo October 11, 2014
Dear Lisa,
We wanted to let you know that we had an incredible experience at Cuneo this weekend celebrating our daughter's wedding. Everyone felt as if they had been transported far away from suburbia and into a glorious setting so perfect for celebrating and fellowship.
The Bauers' did an extraordinarily superb job by making the room absolutely sparkle with attention to beautiful decor and impeccable service. The entire experience far exceeded our expectations and we are filled with gratitude and appreciation!
Thank you so much for the blessing of using Cuneo!
—Comments from Heather Silhaby, Mother-of-the-Bride, married at Cuneo July 12, 2014
Dear Lisa,
I wanted to take a moment to express my utmost pleasure and satisfaction with my daughter’s wedding at the Cuneo. The gardens in full bloom were a photographer’s dream. EVERYTHING went very smoothly and Mary and Eddie Bauer were extremely professional, thorough and quite easy to communicate with. From the initial food tasting early in the spring to the final days of preparation they assured us that our expectations would be met. We chose to wrap the entire room with curtains and that took extra time, preparation and cooperation among the Bauer and Yanni design staff. When we arrived the evening of the wedding we were stunned how beautiful the room was! The room is one thing but the food was absolutely delicious. It was beautifully presented and everyone commented on how quickly they were served.
I will end with the comment from SEVERAL of our quests that they have never attended a wedding with such delicious food and beautiful ambience. Hats off to The Cuneo and Bauer’s Catering for making our daughter’s wedding a fairytale come true. I have two other daughters and I will not hesitate to use this venue again with Bauer’s Catering.
—Comments from Marcia Kelly-Rice, Mother-of-the-Bride, married at Cuneo July 5, 2014
I want to extend my appreciation to you for hosting our international visitors during their FAM Tour on Saturday. The group was very attentive and seemed to thoroughly enjoy their stop at Cuneo Mansion. Your docents did an excellent job. I learn something new every time I tour the mansion. Again, thank you for your gracious hospitality.
—Comments from Maureen Reidy, CDME, president, visit Lake County April 14th, 2014
I didn’t get a chance to say a proper thank you and great job last night. Everyone had a great time at the event and your team did an awesome job!
—Comments from Deb Skarda, Head, Project Management at Abbvie, March 12th, 2014
Philip and I want to say thank you to you and your team for helping to make 12/21/13 a day to remember for Paula and Rob and the Needham and Lobo families. We so appreciated all your effort, and help in so many ways., and our guests thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Mansion, its beautiful lighted grounds, and the tours they took through the building.
All the recommendations worked out so well, from VIP Valet and Coat check,which all the guests appreciated, to Yanni Design Studio, Oakmill Bakery and your catering , all of which added up to making a perfect evening. We knew that once our venue of choice, Cuneo, was in place, the rest would follow, and it did, because of the many experts behind the scenes who work their magic. Wishing you and your family a Happy Healthy and Prosperous New Year, may every weekend be booked!
—Comments from Claudette Lobo, Mother-of-the-bride, married at Cuneo December 21, 2013
Thank you, thank you, thank you! The room was just beautiful and the food, service, and staff were AMAZING! Our family and friends were praising everything. Matt and I would relive that night in a heartbeat!:-) Send our love and gratitude to Eddie, Mary, and all the staff! Thank you again!
—Comments from Lisa Mackowski & Matthew Palmisano, married at Cuneo October 19, 2013
I just wanted to thank you for everything you did to help make Dan and I's wedding so perfect! I know I must have been annoying sometimes with all the emails and the questions, but you were always so nice, helpful and just so great to work with. I swear, you must be a mind reader. I dropped off all my stuff the night of the rehearsal and was in such a hurry I didn't even tell you exactly what to do with everything. Yet on the day of the wedding, everything was in the exact place I wanted it. Also, a HUGE thank you to everyone else at Bauer Catering. We got so many compliments on everything! The staff was so accommodating. Everyone was so great and helpful. The food was SO delicious. So many people praised the food and said they didn't think that it was "wedding food" and that it had to have been from a fine dining restaurant! :) I hope you got to have some fun also! We were going through the pics from the photo booth and I love the ones of the staff. I'm so glad you all go to get in there! And I do believe I saw you on the dance floor for a little bit! ;)
Well, I could go on and on about how perfect everything was. Thank you again for EVERYTHING!!!! Take care and I really hope to see you again soon. I know we will be back for some Cuneo events!
—Comments from Kerrie Sullivan, married at Cuneo September 7, 2013
I wanted to thank you again for everything on Friday!! It was wonderful! We have received so many wonderful notes about how great the venue and the food was.
—Comments from Julie Fischer, Director of Special Events, Loyola Academy, October 2013
It's amazing how fast time flies by! It seemed like yesterday when we last spoke at the tasting in April. I can't say enough about our wedding last Sunday. The food was exceptional, the service even better. The staff was accommodating in every sense of the word from the minute we arrived, to the second we left. Our guests throughout the night consistently commented on everything from the appetizers to the sweet table! It was a long journey, and we would have never completed it without the unbelievable assistance from Zuzi. She was truly the glue that held us together with all of the planning and decision making that was necessary to pull this off in seven months. Her quick responses to our questions and her commitment to our understanding and happiness, truly makes her a great asset to your company. She was available the entire night, making multiple stops at our table to make sure everything was exactly how we had planned. She should be commended on a job exceptionally done! Many of our guests are planning weddings in the next year or so, and they were blown away by what they saw. Thanks again for making our night so special and unforgettable.
—Comments from Tony & Amy Masini, married at Cuneo September 1, 2013
I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks for the wonderful memories that your staff helped to create on my daughters wedding day. I have lived in Vernon Hills my entire adult life and only five years ago discovered the beautiful historic place that you have the pleasure of calling your work place. When Melissa informed me that she was getting married I insisted that she check out your venue and of course she fell in love with it as I knew she would.
Your people were so helpful and knowledgeable in the planning and execution of the big say that I can honestly say they were instrumental in the success of the event. I will continue to support the Cuneo gardens and mansion and I hope you will call on me for anything you think I can help you with.
—Comments from Ted Sindermann, Father-of-the-Bride, married at Cuneo July 27, 2013
I am pinching myself this morning! You could not have made our day more special. The joy on my daughter and new sons face could not have been brighter. It simply said it all. The complements keep flooding in last night and this morning. From that moment you embraced Lisa and I on that Mother's Day Brunch. With such kindness, to the last minute on the dance floor, you didn't miss a beat to make this evening all Lisa and Hunter could have dreamed. We will be eternally grateful, for the precious memories they , our families and our dear friends will always hold dear. We know you do this every week, but you still pulled off, as I am sure you always do, to make each bride and groom feel special and make their day, uniquely theirs.
—Comments from Laura Landoe, Mother-of-the-Bride, married at Cuneo August 31, 2013
We are just finally getting settled after returning back to our honeymoon and of course can't stop thinking about our magical day. we just wanted to sincerely thank you for your help over the last year leading up to the day of and of course making our wedding day perfect. everything turned out spectacular and flawless. your staff was helpful and accommodating and very professional. The food was honestly the best and we received so many compliments on the portion size and how tasty everything was... many of the vegetarians told me it was the best meal they ever had!
zuzi- you are incredible at your job and made my life so much easier! thank you for all your help and guidance through countless emails. Thanks again and best of luck through this years wedding season! Have a wonderful summer!
—Comments from Monica & Ryan Levy, married at Cuneo June 29, 2013
Just want to let everyone involved at the Cuneo know that we got rave reviews from our guests about our daughter’s wedding last Saturday! It was like a fairy tale wedding in every way. Many said that it was the best wedding that they had ever attended, which is the supreme compliment that we all strive for…the food was fantastic, the grounds were beautiful, Chris Colton (DJ) got everyone involved and having fun, and Zuzi took care of all the details behind the scenes so we could enjoy the event. Zuzi is easy to work with,…. from when we booked the event one year ago till the day of the wedding, she does everything possible to ensure that it was the best event that it can be! Thanks to Mary and Eddie Bauer for being flexible and reachable. Highly recommend the Cuneo Mansion for any event!!!!
—Comments from Jenine Mehr, Mother-of-the-bride, married at Cuneo June 15, 2013
I just wanted to send you an email to thank you, the Bauers, and your staff for a lovely day. For an off-site meeting, you made things so easy. I do this often, and everyone involved was incredibly patient, kind, helpful and professional in meeting our every need. The mansion is incredible and your service ran parallel. If there is ever a chance to book with you again, I will be sure to do it, and will definitely attempt to send business your way!
—Comments from Julie Mangum, Office of Anne Pramaggiore, President & CEO; ComEd, February 20, 2013
I first just wanted to say thank you so much for all of the hard work you did to make my day perfect. Everyone was talking about how beautiful the Gardens and Mansion was and how perfect everything looked. I couldn’t have asked for a better day, location, vendors, etc.
—Comments from Jessica Moreno, married at Cuneo September 29, 2012
I just had to write and let you know how fabulous the Cuneo Venue was for Jessica’s wedding. The grounds, flowering gardens, mansion and dining hall were absolutely beautiful. Everything was outstanding and guests are sill raving abut the site and Bauer’s food! The wedding cake from Oak Mill Bakery was awesome too! Your knowledge about every detail made planning a breeze.
Mary Bauer was a pleasure to work with and the food presentation was lovely. I can’t wait to use Cuneo again! Thank YOU for everything.
—Comments from Patti Levin, Mother-of-the-Bride, married at Cuneo September 29, 2012
I just wanted to reach out to you to tell you what a wonderful experience we had meeting with Eddie Bauer to discuss details of the 2012 GLMV Gala at Cuneo. We love working with long standing businesses that truly care about their community and clients, and Bauer’s Catering is clearly that and more. We look forward to reviewing your proposal and working with you for many years to come. Have a wonderful day!
—Comments from Randi Moxi, President
First of all we wanted to compliment you, Erin Thomson and Mary Bauer for a wonderful experience for Matt and Melissa’s wedding on Saturday. The weather was perfect, the food was fantastic and the assistance we were given during the event has top notch. From running the movie to helping my 96 year old father to getting him a cab ride back to the motel. I am still receiving compliments from folks that attended. Give everyone a pat on the back! We feel like we’re all old friends now.
—Comments from Matt and Melissa, married at Cuneo October 22, 2011
Thank you for all of your help and hard work, and most of all your personal touch, in making Eleanor and Kevin’s wedding as wonderful as we had hoped. The mansion, pavilion, food, and staff were fantastic. Please offer us as a reference for anyone considering Cuneo and Bauer Catering. Thank you again.
—Comments from The Burke Family, married at Cuneo October 8, 2011
We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for putting together such a great wedding. Your staff was polite, on time and at our service with any requests. The food was AMAZING, there was not one plate left with food on it. Our wedding was magical and was everything that we could of hoped for, and Sarah and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you did, and made possible for our special day. Thanks again, the Cuneo will forever be in our dreams.
—Comments from Jeremy and Sarah Prendergast, married at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens on August 27, 2011