Category Archives: West Suburbs

Grace Lutheran Church

Our history at Grace Lutheran Church of LaGrange now spans three centuries. On April 14, 1887 a group of people dedicated to start a new church met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Winkrans to organize Grace Lutheran Church of LaGrange (though its first name was Emmaus Lutheran). With little money they pledged...

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St. Alexanders

St. Alexander’s has a history almost as old as Villa Park. It was the first Catholic church in town, established in 1924 to serve 179 Catholic families in the area. The parish was named for St. Alexander I, Pope and Martyr, and was led by Rev. Henry F. Kennedy, Pastor. The First Mass was celebrated...

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Mater Christi Church

The Village’s motto is “A Small Community with a Big Heart.” While quite descriptive of the wider North Riverside community, this statement is true to the identity of our parish! We may be small, but we always make room for more! It is also the home of the Mother of Mothers Shrine. Ceremony Site Information...

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St. Edmund Church

Saint Edmunds was the first Catholic parish in Oak Park. The beautiful English Gothic Church and rectory were dedicated in May of 1910. The church went through extensive restoration and renovation in the late 1990s. The church received Oak Park Historic Preservation awards in 2001 and again in 2010. Ceremony Site Information St. Edmund Church...

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Hyatt Regency O’Hare

This hotel offers gorgeous modern decor and room for grand events. Ceremony Site Information Hyatt Regency O’Hare 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue Rosemont, IL, 60018 847-696-1234 Hyatt Website Contributing Photographers Liesl Diesel

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Downers Grove Friends Meeting

The Downers Grove Friends Meeting began in 1951 and has offered community to Quakers and others in the Chicago western suburbs ever since. Our membership covers a wide diversity of spiritual persuasions. So, whatever your interest, you are warmly invited to visit and experience our Meeting. Ceremony Site Information Downers Grove Friends Meeting 5710 Lomond...

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St. Michael

Ceremony Site Information St. Michael Catholic Church 310 S. Wheaton Avenue Wheaton, IL 60187 630-665-2250 http://www.stmichaelcommunity.org Contributing Photographers John Andrews Photography

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St. John’s Lutheran Church

Ceremony Site Information St. John’s Lutheran Church 215 S. Lincoln Lombard, IL 630-629-2515 http://www.stjohnslombard.ctsmemberconnect.net Contributing Photographers John Andrews Photography

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St. James the Apostle

Located in the western Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, St. James the Apostle completed it latest worship space renovations in 2000.  The beautiful worship space has a seating capacity in excess of 1,000.   Ceremony Site Information St. James the Apostle 480 S. Park Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 630-469-7540 http://www.stjamesge.org Contributing Photographers John Andrews...

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Saint Giles

Saint Giles is a Roman Catholic parish community of the archdiocese of Chicago.  The parish was established in 1927 to serve the areas of North Oak Park and the Galewood section of Chicago. Saint Giles is a vibrant faith community made up of 1850 households of many ethnic heritages and economic levels. Ceremony Site Information...

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Resurrection Lutheran Church

Resurrection Lutheran Church was born because two lay people, Sigurd Engmann and Richard Wimmermark, were concerned that no Christian Church existed in the “Westbrook” area (south of Grand Avenue) so they spoke to Dr. Fred Otterbein of North Austin Lutheran Church.  As a result, a Sunday School began in November, 1943, in the basement of...

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Brookfield Zoo

Married in a Zoo?  Brookfield Zoo offers a vast range of both ceremony and reception sites will add a very different twist to your wedding day plans.  Brookfield Zoo’s lush grounds and tranquil settings form a lovely–and completely unique–backdrop for your special day. Ceremony Site Information Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st Street Brookfield, IL 60304 708-688-8000...

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St. Petronille

St. Petronille Catholic Church is a beautiful location situated in the western suburb of Glen Ellyn. Ceremony Site Information St. Petronille Church 420 Glenwood Avenue Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 http://www.stpetschurch.org Contributing Photographers John Andrews Photography

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Elizabeth F. Cheney Mansion

English country mansion, it was designed by Charles White, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. This 12,00 square foot is mansion hidden in the Historic District of Oak Park and includes a beautiful garden for ceremonies and is very professionally staffed. Ceremony Site Information Cheney Mansion 220 North Euclid Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 708-383-2612...

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SS. Peter & Paul

Saints Peter & Paul was founded in 1846 and is the oldest established parish in DuPage County. The parish was originally established as St. Raphael’s, after the given name of its pastor, Rev. Raphael Rainaldi. The first church served 25 families, and was a small frame structure with a lean-to attached to the south side,...

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