Overview

Overview

Whether you want a vintage wedding or a modern ceremony in historic surroundings, Vrooman Mansion is the perfect setting for your dream wedding. Your special day deserves the unique elegance our grand estate provides.

For the Destination Wedding: An Elegant, Vintage Venue

The Vrooman Mansion of Central Illinois can accommodate up to 100 guests – or less for a smaller, more intimate ceremony. You and your guests will be enchanted by the historic details of our wedding venue, as well as the modern amenities. Consider reserving rooms and suites for overnight accommodations or for changing areas for the wedding party. Elegant photo opportunities are available indoors and outside throughout the grounds. The Vrooman Mansion, with its terra cotta exterior, makes a lovely backdrop for bridal photographs.

Our Carriage House, restored and renovated with spa-quality amenities, is a luxurious choice for a honeymoon cottage.

Wedding Receptions To Remember

We love hosting wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and more, and we provide convenience and choices to our guests. Imagine your own cocktail party, a family-style buffet, or an elegant plated formal dinner that suits your taste and spirit. The acoustics in the Main House will gently amplify our own piano, a local string quartet, or other musicians.

Not Just a Wedding Site: Stress-Free Wedding Planning

Talk to the staff at Vrooman Mansion about convenient ways to plan your wedding, vow renewal, or other cherished event. From local photographers to ministers or other officiants, we have a list of resources at your service.

Our grand staircase is just one of your choices for making an entrance; every bride has many options for customizing her ceremony and reception from start to finish. We can coordinate with your wedding planner; however, many of our guests choose to work with us directly. You’re making decisions from catering to seating and more — we’ll make it easier.

Let us work with you to create an enchanting event. We can help you create the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

Wedding Photography

We appreciate all of the wedding photographers for giving us permission to use their images on our site. All professional wedding photography is credited to the following:

  • Dark-haired bride with white dress and veil sitting on a red velvet settee rubbing her bare feet
  • Smiling bridegroom with dark brown hair standing near a window with wood blinds and looking out
  • Bride in a white dress carrying flowers standing on an elaborate balcony looking back at the lush green trees

Accommodations

Wedding Guest Accommodations

Seven suites provide overnight accommodations for you, your bridal party, family and friends. Our beautiful rooms are the perfect places for all of your preparations – and they will create lovely backdrops for your wedding photos.

What could be easier than having your bridal party and/or immediate family under one roof to enjoy getting ready and having photos taken together before the big event? Elegance and convenience are just two of the numerous advantages of having your wedding at the Vrooman Mansion.

And don’t forget about your special night! The Carriage House is the perfect retreat for the two of you on your wedding night. We suggest booking the entire house for just the two of you to enjoy. Because it is separate from the Main House, you will be guaranteed the utmost privacy for a relaxing and romantic evening.

Every detail, from your wedding photos to the guest accommodations, will leave a lasting impression on all those that attend.

  • Smiling bride in white dress standing in a rustic room with wood floors and ceiling and a leather chaise lounge

Enhancements

Wedding Enhancements

Make a weekend of it…Relax and spend the night. Let us provide you with a wonderful breakfast before you begin your preparations. We can arrange for hair stylists and makeup artists to provide services in your suite while you talk and visit as a group. Enjoy a mimosa bar with lunch before starting the long day of pictures and celebrating.

And, we can’t forget about the guys! While the girls are adding their final touches in the Main House, let us set up lunch for the guys in the Carriage House. They can relax, bond, and watch sports on the 42” Smart TV. Read below for all of our special deals.

All beverage and food options can be set up in your suite or in the dining room; will serve 8-10 guests. Below prices do not include tax & gratuity.

Silver tray topped with orange, pomegranate and peach juice with a tray of fresh assorted berries

Mimosa Bar

Take the edge off the stress by sipping on a refreshing mimosa! The mimosa bar includes two complimentary bottles of champagne (a signature and a sweet rose), a variety of fresh fruit pieces, and three different fresh fruit juices.

$80

White covered table topped with wine glasses, paper cups, fresh fruit, carafes of water, and chilled bottles

Extended Continental Breakfast Buffet

Have an early start? Need a light breakfast for all of your bridesmaids, flower girls, and moms while you are getting ready? Add some breakfast to get everyone going on the right foot. Breakfast buffet includes:

  • Yogurt, granola & fresh fruit
  • Hard boiled eggs & bacon
  • Homemade breakfast bars
  • Assorted baked goods
  • Hot tea, coffee & orange juice

$100

White covered table topped with water, soda, bowl of fruit, bags of chips and fresh cut sandwiches

Lunch Buffet

For the girls, we keep it light and easy to eat. And for the guys, a little more substantial. Ask us about our custom menu, which includes gourmet sandwiches and wraps, chips, whole fruit, and homemade cookies with bottled water and soft drinks.

$125

White covered table topped with elaborate serving trays and platters with beautifully displayed appetizers

Quick Nibbles

No time for lunch? We can provide an assortment of snacks. Ask us about our menu and pick a variety of up to six items.

$100

Black and white photo of a woman's hands helping a bride adjust her veil

Hair Services

Let us schedule a professional hair stylist to come in the morning of your wedding day so you and your bridesmaids can relax in your suite. Included in this service is a trial run for the bride-to-be prior to the big day.

Starting at $65

Woman sitting in a chair with a white towel around her shoulders while another woman applies make-up on her

Makeup Services

Wouldn’t it be convenient to have everything taken care of in one place? Ask us about on-site makeup services on the day of your wedding.

Starting at $60

Woman's feet and left hand freshly manicured with dark red polish

Spa Services

Check in early on Friday and have your manicures and pedicures done here with a lunch buffet. Or add an extra day and include a relaxing massage. Ask about availability.

Ceremonies & Receptions

Ceremonies and Receptions

Enhance the romance of your wedding day by treating your guests to an atmosphere of authentic Victorian splendor. From the beautiful surroundings to the meticulous detail of each of our rooms, the Vrooman Mansion sets the mood for an unforgettable day.

All packages include the following:

  • Site visit and 4 hours of consulting
  • Set-up and clean-up for a stress-free day
  • Guest book table
  • Altar/Unity ceremony table with linen
  • Tulle, white lights, and/or bows for staircase
  • One room for the bride to get ready prior to ceremony
  • One-hour early arrival for bride to prepare
  • One bottle of complimentary chilled champagne or sparkling grape juice with Vrooman Mansion keepsake flutes for the bride & groom
  • Player piano and/or iPad with Wi-Fi speaker
  • $150 gift certificate towards your first anniversary overnight stay

*Please call or email for more details and restrictions. Below prices do not include tax & gratuity.

People sitting in white chairs in a room with hardwood floors watching a bride and groom get married

Ceremony Packages

After getting ready upstairs, picture yourself walking down our grand staircase with stained glass windows and our baby grand piano setting the mood. In addition to the above, this package includes the following:

  • One-hour rehearsal the evening prior
  • White wooden chairs with padded seats

Prices are based on guest count, starting at $1100

Red covered table topped with elaborate desserts displayed in various silver, clear, and red trays

Cocktail Receptions

Relax and join your guests in celebrating with cocktails and appetizers. Enjoy the music of our piano, or arrange to have a string quartet provide background music to further enhance the elegant ambiance of our turn-of-the century mansion. (Prices do not reflect cost of food and alcoholic beverages.)

  • Cocktail height tables with linens (3’ round and 3’ high)
  • Food & beverage table with linens and copper tub for beverages
  • Non-alcoholic beverages: soft drinks, coffee, ice water, iced tea and/or lemonade
  • Appetizer and cake plates with forks
  • Paper napkins
  • Glassware
  • Cake knife and server to use; cake cutting and serving

Prices are based on guest count, starting at $1600

People sitting at purple covered tables and white covered chairs outside on a grassy lawn surrounded by trees

Sit-down Dinner Receptions

Relax and join your guests in celebrating with a bountiful buffet or a plated and served formal dinner. Enjoy the music of our piano, or arrange to have a string quartet provide background music to further enhance the elegant ambiance of our turn-of-the century mansion. (Prices do not reflect cost of food and alcoholic beverages.)

  • 5’ round tables with linens and white wooden chairs with padded seats (seating 8 per)
  • Food & beverage table with linens and copper tub for beverages
  • Non-alcoholic beverages: soft drinks, coffee, ice water, iced tea and/or lemonade
  • Five-piece place settings, flatware, and linen napkins
  • Glassware
  • Cake knife and server to use; cake cutting and serving

Prices are based on guest count, starting at $2100

View from a greenery and floral covered balcony of rows of white chairs set up for a wedding

Ceremony and Reception

Relax and join your guests in celebrating with cocktails and appetizers, a bountiful buffet, or even a plated and served formal dinner. Enjoy the music of our piano, or arrange to have a string quartet provide background music to further enhance the elegant ambiance of our turn-of-the century mansion. (Prices do not reflect cost of food and alcoholic beverages.)

  • One-hour rehearsal the evening prior
  • 5’ round tables with linens and white wooden chairs with padded seats (seating 8 per) and/or 3’ round cocktail tables with linens
  • Food & beverage table with linens and copper tub for beverages
  • Non-alcoholic beverages: soft drinks, coffee, ice water, iced tea and/or lemonade
  • Five-piece place settings, flatware, and linen napkins
  • Glassware
  • Cake knife and server to use; cake cutting and serving

Prices are based on guest count, starting at $2500

Gallery