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Venues in Barrington, IL,
(847) 381-1907

About Us

Wandering Tree Estate is a mansion wedding venue located in Barrington, Illinois offering space for up to 50 guests. This venue features 10 acres of lush, gorgeous gardens, model train layouts, and a large, sparkling lake. You are your guests can take advantage of all this property has to offer, such as the scenic model railway gardens, the Shabui Japanese Garden, and the exhibits at the museum. This venue will help you create magical memories that last a lifetime.

Facilities and Capacity

The Bridal Cottage is a great place to prepare for the walk down the aisle. This quaint cottage sits by the pool and features beautiful, lush gardens that set the stage for breathtaking photos. Wandering Tree Estate provides 10 acres where couples can choose from various gardens to say their vows. With a gazebo, a lake, large trees, and well-manicured grounds, couples will have endless photo opportunities and the perfect place to say “I do” set against enchanting garden settings. Guests are free to enjoy their cocktail hour roaming the gardens, which were created by a renowned artist and landscape designer. Their gardens include the Japanese Garden, Dooryard Gardens, Herbaceous Border Gardens, Swimming Pool Gardens, Sunken Vegetable Garden, and The Grove.

Services Offered

You and your guests will be able to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting this venue has created, with the marrying of trains and flowers that set the tone for a magical, fairy-tale wedding celebration. In addition to your wedding ceremony and reception, this venue is also able to host your bridal shower, engagement party, and rehearsal dinner. Services include:

  • Get-ready room (Bridal Cottage)
  • Outside vendor options
  • Parking
  • Shuttle

Covid-19 Response

To protect our couples and guests, we're providing Covid-19 safety measures including extra cleaning and social distancing options.


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  • Venue grounds were kept beautifully. There is a two story bridal cottage for getting ready. The gardens were immaculate. We enjoyed the train museum during cocktail hour. There are so many beautiful spots for photos. Venue clearly and consistently communicated with us. Please be aware that when you book Wandering Tree, you are only getting the grounds. Nothing else is included such as restrooms, lighting, valet etc.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much for the compliments. Your wedding turned out so beautiful, we are glad you chose Wandering Tree as your venue!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Garden, Mansion, Museum, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, November, December

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