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Weddings at The Armour House Mansion & Gardens in Lake Forest

After two weddings at The Armour House Mansion & Gardens in Lake Forest, we are without a doubt in love with this Chicago area favorite wedding venue.  From the mansion’s impressive marble double staircase to a luxurious ceremony on the lawn of the outdoor garden, the Armour House continues to impress us with an amazing combination of the best of historic architecture and nature providing for fairytale-like & glamorous weddings.  Above is a preview of photos from two weddings at Chicago’s premier North Shore wedding venue. Both of our bride’s weddings days planned for all the wedding day activities and all the photography occurring at the property.  Ideally simplifying the day with everything on-site, from getting ready photos until the evening celebrating with guests – all events proceed at the all encompassing Armour House venue.  An unmatched setting by most other all-in-one venues, the historic 1908 Italian villa wedding venue offers breathtaking and picturesque spaces for photographs both indoors and outside.  A bride and her photographer’s dream wedding location.

The historical, Chicago North Shore venue The Armour House Mansion & Gardens is located on Lake Forest Academy.  Hosting fairytale-like setting weddings, the Armour House is a 1908 built, Italian villa originally designed and built as a luxury, private residence by Jonathan Ogden Armour as a gift for his wife Lolita.  Inside all of the manor’s rooms of the Armour House are options for unique and memorable spaces to book for your wedding day.  The 29,000 square foot Chicago, multi million dollar mansion is impressive and many of the home’s hundred year old original architectural details still remain including numerous marble mantles & fireplaces imported from Paris, Vienna and London, the historic limestone and marble floors in the ballrooms, vintage lighting, and the grand double marble staircase. We love every room inside the venue the Great Hall, the Garden Room, the Library, the Little Theater, and the Marble Room – all offer breathtaking photo options, old world charm, grandeur and elegance. Outside the villa is equally impressive with the back lawn’s Pagoda garden, pond and nature surround making for an idyllic planned al fresco outdoor ceremony in Chicago.  We love the 100-year old towering trees, the Armor House’s Italian luxury architecture, patio, terrace, nature, flowers and rose gardens, pagoda and fountain all provide for an enchanting, picture perfect setting.

For additional reading and historical photos of the Armour House Mansion, visit:

The Armour House Mansion & Gardens
1500 West Kennedy Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 615-3219

Send M+M Wedding Photography an email to discuss your wedding day.  If you’ve chosen this venue, we would love to become your Armour House wedding photographer.

Ryan Sarah Miller Signature




Thank you to both couple’s talented wedding vendors:
Ashley + Daniel
Wedding Planner Kaitlyn Gomez of A Perfect Event
Flowers Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event
Bridal Gown Alvina Valenta from Bella Bianca
Wedding Rings Kay Jewelers
Invitations William Arthur
Cake Deerfields Bakery
DJ Toast & Jam DJs
Carrie + Stephen
Makeup and Hair Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry
Florist Yanni Design Studio
Bride’s Gown Essense of Australia
DJ Okyne Medialab, Inc.
Live Music Artistrings Led by Carol Kalvonjian