2022 Readers Choice Awards Winner for Best Event Facility and Best Historic Site
Thank you to everyone who voted Vrooman Mansion as the Best Event Facility AND Best Historic Site in Bloomington-Normal!
We are honored to be able to provide a unique historic backdrop for families, friends, and colleagues as you celebrate and create your next historic moments with us. Whether you soak in all the history as you check in for your overnight stay, or you reserve the mansion for a wedding, office party, or reunion with friends… we are happy to be your destination in Bloomington-Normal!
As a business that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, some assume we’re a museum to tour, but they don’t realize we are an active and vibrant bed and breakfast, preserving our vintage historic site with modern amenities so that you can rent the mansion for your next event, or choose to stay overnight to celebrate. And because of our gourmet bed and breakfast accommodations, it means that we can turn your special event into something even more memorable as you lead up to the big day and wind down afterward!
Learn more about our history
If you’d like to learn more about our history before your stay, check out these resources on our website and through the McLean County Museum of History! Built in 1869 and continually restored for you to create your own history, we’d love to have you stay with us overnight and experience the mansion and carriage house for yourself.
- History of Vrooman Mansion
- Historic Images on Pinterest
- Who were Julia and Carl Vrooman? from the McLean County Museum of History
- The Vrooman Collection from the McLean County Museum of History
- Is the Scott-Vrooman House the same thing as Vrooman Mansion? from Wikipedia
- What is the Vrooman connection to Adlai Stevenson? from the McLean County Museum of History
Learn more about events
Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding and want a vibrant location for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception, we can do that and help you with all of the details including coordinating catering, set up, take down and connecting you to other amazing local wedding vendors.
In addition to weddings, here is a list of other special events we have hosted to help families, friends and businesses celebrate the most important milestone moments, and plan for future ones. For any event we can help you coordinate a formal catered dinner, an informal buffet, or cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served open-house style.
- Weddings and Baby Showers
- Anniversary, Retirement, Graduation, or Birthday Parties
- Girls’ Weekend
- Business or Office Parties
- Business Planning Meetings or Staff Retreats
- Mystery Dinners
- Art Shows
- Holiday Parties
Thank you again to everyone who voted and most importantly to those that have chosen us for their special events and personal historic moments.
We look forward to being your historic landmark for years to come!
Pam & Dana and the entire Vrooman Mansion Staff