Your wedding day will be vibrant, memorable and epic because it’s your story. And there is a lot that happens and a lot of decisions that need to be made before your big day! The experience of planning your wedding should fill you with excitement and hope, but it also means a lot of decisions and processes and new people to work with to bring it all together seamlessly.
Enter the world of Wedding Shows and Expos! Pre-internet they were THE way to meet a variety of vendors and companies to help you evaluate who you want to partner with to bring your dream day to life. And even though a lot of things are now a Google search away, there is nothing that replaces seeing a venue in person and meeting the people you’ll be working with.
And to help you wherever you’re at in the process, you’ll find Vrooman Mansion at the Elegant Bridal Expo in Bloomington, Illinois on January 23, 2022. There we can talk with you about what you want the wedding experience to be for you and your guests, share packages and pricing, and schedule time for you to come and tour the mansion, the carriage house and the grounds in person.
Because to be honest, you need to see Vrooman Mansion in person to experience our intricate details and epic spaces for every moment of your wedding weekend. Below you’ll find photos of our favorite spaces for various wedding activities including where the bridal party can get ready, the ideal honeymoon suite the night of your wedding, and the beautiful staircase in the foyer for you to make your grand entrance.
We want to be your historic landmark. Built in 1869 and on the National Register of Historic Places, Vrooman is a place not only where significant moments happened, but your most significant moment should happen, too.
3 Reasons to Choose Vrooman Mansion as your Wedding Venue
- Epic Spaces Unique for Every Wedding Moment
- Overnight Guest Accommodations & Breakfast
- Voted the Best Event Facility in Bloomington, Illinois!
Epic Spaces Unique for Every Wedding Event
Your photographer will want variety for your images, just like you will. Every room and space inside the mansion, the carriage house, and across the grounds are different from one another. Each are vibrant in color and filled with detail. You can have a different backdrop and atmosphere for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and where members of your bridal party get ready. Here are some of our favorite spaces and how guests prefer to use them.
Bridal Parties love the Master’s Chamber Room at the top of the stairs. It is large and spacious, with an abundance of natural light, a beautiful antique mirrored armoire perfect for capturing the moment behind the moment, and has additional couches and seating that are elegant and standout.
Groomsmen tend to favor the Carriage House as their place to get ready with the rustic feel of the den and the spacious outdoor patio.
The Carriage House is also the ideal location for the new couple to keep for themselves the night of their wedding. Apart from the mansion for more privacy, with the luxury of a walk-in shower and copper tub in the Charlevoix Suite.
The Parlor is the go-to location for rehearsal dinners, wedding showers and indoor ceremonies. If you choose to get married inside, there are few moments more jaw dropping than seeing the bride walk down the stairs in the grand foyer approaching the parlor.
The covered patio on the west side of the mansion is perfect in the late spring, summer, and early fall for breakfast, appetizers and drinks.
And the music room and “safe” room (home to an original safe built into the wall) are ideal for guests to enjoy drinks and appetizers and sit down for conversations.
Our Dining Room and Downstairs Library are the ideal location for appetizers, drinks and mingling. It even contains the original hand carved dining room table from when the home was built in 1869 where you’ll get to eat breakfast the next morning. This table has hosted US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, poets, authors, actors and more.
Overnight Guest Accommodations & Breakfast for your Wedding Party
Vrooman Mansion is a place you and the wedding party don’t have to leave. As a real bed and breakfast, this uniquely positions us to be your perfect wedding host, since we have all the skills to pull this off with style, and give your guests stylish suites to choose from.
Depending on the size of your wedding party, most or all of your wedding party can stay on location. (Meaning no one can be late or get lost.) We have 5 guest rooms in the Mansion and 2 in the Carriage House.
Reduce the stress of having to travel to different places for the ceremony, rehearsal dinner, trying to figure out breakfast, where you’ll get ready, making your photographer drive all over the place, and then another location for a reception. It means you don’t need shuttles either. You can reduce stress, increase convenience, and focus on significance. Have your wedding party stay with us the night before for an easy “day of” getting ready experience and the night of as well.
Your wedding package includes breakfast automatically for all overnight guests, so you don’t have to worry about finding a place to feed your crew the morning of the wedding (don’t want anyone passing out from empty stomachs). You’ll also have a place for them to eat the next morning after an evening of celebration.
Recently voted the 2021 Best Event Facility in Bloomington, Illinois!
As a business that is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, some assume we’re only historic but don’t realize we are so much more. Because of our gourmet bed and breakfast accommodations, it means that we can turn your wedding event weekend into something even more memorable as you lead up to the big day and wind down afterward!
Not only are we the venue, but our staff provides stress-free wedding planning with extra inclusions. You don’t need to rent tables, chairs, linens, serving ware, flatware, glassware… We provide them. And we’ll do all of the set up and the take down, so you don’t have to think about it.
Plus we have add-ons or enhancements to help you customize your weekend wedding experience: mimosa bars, coordinating on-site hair and makeup, snacks throughout the day, or finding local beer and wine.
And our experience with special events means we also have a multitude of connections with other local vendors through the Diamond Club who can help with invitations, flowers, cakes and catering, wedding bands and more.
Book your tour today
Give us a call or send us an email to schedule your tour of the Mansion. We’ll email you a packet with more details about our packages, services, add-ons and pricing. We’d love to be the place you choose and become your historic landmark.
Choose to celebrate in a mansion. Choose Vrooman Mansion, and come make history.