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The Montebello Estate | Wedding Venue

16501 135th Street, Lemont, IL 60439

If that special someone in your life is ready to say, “I do,” choosing the proper venue is very important — it should be a location that will be memorable for years to come, and one of the best locations for a wedding in Illinois is The Montebello Estate. There is a rich history as a wedding venue, providing ceremonies and receptions that will stand out. It’s important to have the best wedding day amenities available –below is an overview of this location, its history, and what the Montebello Estate wedding cost will be.

The Venue at the Montebello Estate

Situated on 55 pristine acres of land, the Montebello Estate is one of the premiere wedding venues in Lemont, IL, a beautiful locale providing breathtaking architecture and landscapes. For some, it is a fairytale setting, complete with waterfalls, natural stone decorations, and beautiful buildings. It is often referred to as the “Narnia” Estate by locals in the area due to the iconic carved front doors and old-fashion clock post in the front garden. Guests can take advantage of the lounge, outdoor bar, and garden fire pit at this picturesque and charming location.

Lush and verdant from every angle, a great deal of work has gone into the landscaping of this venue. There are multiple ceremony sites with crystal chandeliers and a wrought-iron gazebo that is perfectly placed amidst all of this natural beauty. You will be surrounded by mature trees and 145 different types of planted flowers that complement the architecture of the facility.

All event rentals at the Montebello Estate are exclusive, with only one wedding or reception per day.

Ceremony and Reception Locations

With a maximum capacity of 275 guests, the Montebello Estate boasts five unique ceremony and reception locations. My favorite ceremony spot is the antique wrought iron gazebo, which looks incredibly romantic when decked out with a floral installation! There’s also plenty of open space to host a ceremony nestled amid the estate’s groves of mature deciduous trees. The all-white event pavilion adjoining the mansion is suitable for indoor ceremonies in case of inclement weather as well as a seated dinner reception.

Montebello Estate Wedding Photos

Want to see what your wedding at the Montebello Estate could look like? Check out these highlights from my wedding editorial shot at the Montebello Estate and exclusively published by The White Wren.

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Montebello Estate Wedding Costs

Rental Fees

An on-site wedding ceremony will cost $3500. There are also the rental fees which start at $7500. This will include access to the estate itself, the reception pavilion, and all of the extra amenities such as tables, chairs, a greeter, venue coordinator, plus private access to the bride and groom suites inside the mansion.

Food and Beverage

The cost of the food and beverage packages begins at $121 for the starter package. The signature and premier packages will cost $132 and $156, respectively. Each of these will be an ideal option for you to consider for this special day. Each of the packages will includes options for hors d’oeuvres, access to the bar, and a three-course dinner served with wine. You will also have access to coffee, tea, baked bread, linens, chairs, flatware, glassware, and a fully trained wait staff.


There are additional enhancements that you can also order for the day of your wedding. These may include early site access, hanging installation services, and a wine tasting experience. This will include wine, plus access to chocolate, cheese, and truffles for your guests.

How to book The Montebello Estate

If you are planning a wedding in the Chicagoland area, there is no better place in Illinois than the Montebello Estate. It is a magical destination that you will always remember. If you are interested in having your wedding at this iconic location, you can get started by submitting your inquiry at the estate’s main website. The estate staff hold office hours and conduct venue tours Tuesday through Friday each week. Please note — the estate is nearly fully booked for 2022 and 2023, so inquire early before your preferred date is gone!