The Woman’s Club of Evanston
  • 1702 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
  • (847) 475-3800


The Woman’s Club of Evanston has hosted hundreds of weddings and events over the years.  Our venue was named one of the “2019 Masters of Ceremony Who’s Who “ by NS Modern Luxury Weddings Magazine.  Please visit YelpWedding Wire and The Knot to read reviews from the clients and families that have experienced our beautiful spaces and personal service. Here are a few samples.

“Absolutely incredible–made for a PERFECT day. My husband and I are Northwestern alumni, and we knew we wanted to be back in the area for our wedding. My now husband had to find a venue alone because I wasn’t able to be in the area, and the Woman’s Club has been absolutely perfect in working with me virtually and helping my husband organize. They were always quick to respond by email, answered every question we had, and have been the kindest, most understanding people we have had the pleasure of working with.”  – Ann K 2021 via Wedding Wire

“Beautiful venue, great staff! The Woman’s Club of Evanston is a beautiful, classic wedding venue in the heart of downtown Evanston, Illinois. It’s also a great value because you have the entire building, newly redecorated during Covid. Staff is wonderful…efficient, professional and flexible. Our wedding guests were very impressed! Check it out. You won’t be sorry.” – Janet M 2021 via Wedding Wire

“I’m so happy we selected the clubhouse of The Woman’s Club of Evanston as our venue for our wedding and reception. Dana was wonderful to work with and was able to help guide us in the details of planning our big day. The space provided separate spaces for our cocktail hour, ceremony and reception, with a stage for our band, which is what attracted us in the first place. I love the history and the architectural beauty of the Clubhouse, which provides a beautiful backdrop to your wedding photos. And when my wife and I understood that our rental fees enable The Woman’s Club of Evanston to focus on charitable giving in the community, we ended up being very proud to have selected this as our venue.” -Michelle M. 2020 via The Knot

“The Woman’s Club was a beautiful venue and so easy to work with. The team recommended phenomenal vendors and helped make the day of our wedding go so smoothly. They were even very understanding and helpful when we had to make a last minute change to our ceremony. We are so happy we chose the Woman’s Club and so thankful for how they helped make wedding planning such a stress free process. Would highly recommend them.” – Cass I. 2020 via The Knot

“We are so delighted that we found the Woman’s Club of Evanston for our wedding reception! Dana was an amazing support throughout the whole year leading up to our big day. She was organized and professional, answering our questions (and calls from our parents!) It was the perfect size venue for our guest count of 170. There are adorable side rooms, which we used for photos and during the cocktail hour. The upstairs stage was perfect for our DJ. Everyone felt comfortable in the space, which was our main priority!” -Katy B. 2019 via The Knot

“We had our wedding reception here nearly a month ago and had absolutely no regrets about using the Woman’s Club of Evanston for our wedding. We had our wedding on a Sunday, and the location couldn’t be beat, walking distance to the hotels our out-of-town guests were staying at, free parking (on Sundays) in the garage across the street (across Chicago Ave). The venue itself is beautiful both inside and out, it’s a historical building and everything is just so picturesque. We initially were working with Jessica, whose role was taken over by Dana, and both were a pleasure to work with. Both were extremely patient in answering my many questions, and extremely organized. The day of the wedding, Dana and the staff at The Woman’s Club of Evanston made everything run extremely smoothly and worked well with my friend that was coordinating. It’s a unique space, so beautiful, I wish the night could have lasted longer and we could have enjoyed more of the event!” -Christine L. 2019, via Yelp

“We chose the Woman’s Club of Evanston because it is stunning and versatile. We wanted a venue not too formal but with lots of characters. Even though we only had the first floor, there were plenty space to have the ceremony, cocktails, and reception. The event coordinator, Elizabeth, was amazing! We live in California but communication was never a problem. She was very flexible to show us the venue as much as we needed, work with our friends/family and very responsive to any questions. She also helped coordinate on our big day. Everything went great so that we got to spend some quality time with only our family. We are so happy to have our wedding at the Woman’s Club and have Elizabeth to be part of it. Thank you for a special day!” –Pei L. 2017 via WeddingWire

“When my husband and I first got engaged we thought we would want to have our wedding in my parent’s backyard. We both have huge Chicago Irish families, and my mother’s response was: “there is no way I am letting that many people use my bathroom” Thus began our search for a place that could fit all of us, while still feeling comfortable and personal. We looked into the Chicago park district which has so many beautiful options, but for us it was too expensive considering what is (or isn’t) included while having to use their vendors. A friend suggested we check out the Woman’s Club, and I knew as soon as I looked at their website that I would love it. I called immediately to inquire about Memorial Day weekend where I was connected with Elizabeth Anderson, WCOE’s Event Coordinator. Elizabeth generously put a slightly extended hold on the day for us so that my parents, then fiancee and I could find a time we were all available to come in together an see the space. It is big, gorgeous and so reasonable considering everything that is available for use such as the entire space, tables, chairs…. Elizabeth was incredible to work with and super kind and helpful. All night our friends and family raved about the gorgeous space which was in walking distance to our hotel – the Hilton Orrington – which was another highlight to our weekend. It was great to be in a hotel so close to the WCOE and the beach. Another benefit to having a wedding at the WCOE is that the money we spent on the venue went directly to such an amazing organization and group of people. The women involved in WCOE do so much for their community and reading through the long list of volunteer work, grants and community outreach programs on their website is very inspiring. We could not have asked for a better venue, location or total experience for our wedding.” Natalie M. 2017 via WeddingWire

“Classically beautiful, elegant, spacious, historic space. There is not one corner of this venue that is not a beautiful backdrop for photos. We used the upstairs ballroom for both the ceremony and reception and the downstairs space for cocktail hour. It was the perfect amount of space for our 130-person wedding, including a dance floor with a live band. The rental rates are reasonable, especially considering that dining tables, chairs, and dishes are included. They also have many other miscellaneous items you can borrow, such as easels, votive candles, a music stand, etc. They allow you to purchase your own alcohol for the event, which can save you a ton of money by allowing you to return any unopened bottles. For Jewish weddings, they do allow for kosher catering. Elizabeth, their event coordinator, was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. She answered our questions promptly and offered useful suggestions.” Ronit L. 2016 via The Knot

“All I can say is the ballroom upstairs is breathtaking.  I had my ceremony and reception upstairs.  The main level was where the cocktail hour took place when the caterers set up for the reception. Amazing place to have a wedding!…” Vivian B. 2012 via Yelp