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2. CHICAGOSTYLE CITY SCENE January 24, 2011
3. Reviews April 26, 2010
4. Stan Mansion featured in Chicago Style Weddings magazine January 01, 2010
5. REAL CHICAGOSTYLE WEDDINGS June 01, 2009
6. Stan Mansion on Centerstage Chicago March 17, 2009
7. Eventective Award Letter March 10, 2009
9. In Logan Square, luxurious special-event venue October 23, 2008
10. Wedding Reception Recon: Stan Mansion October 15, 2008
11. Events Solution Magazine - Brilliant Spirits Gather Here October 01, 2008
Best Chicago Wedding Venues / 14 Wedding Venues For Every BudgetApril 15, 2014
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This 1920s-style, off-white mansion in Logan Square is a perfect option for the couple looking for something a little more classic (the exterior is straight out of The Great Gatsby) in an urban environment. If you’re looking to have a sit-down affair, the ballroom can accommodate 300 guests or 420 revelers for a cocktail reception.
Completely restored last year, the venue includes a draped stage (perfect for the head table or a band), as well as raised spaces along the perimeter that can be converted into lounge areas. The space is yours to customize, which means choosing vendors for catering, music, event decor, valet, and a wedding cake can take some juggling, but the option to bring your own alcohol (as long as it’s served by a licensed, insured catering company) will knock a significant notch off of any budget.
Stan Mansion, 2408 North Kedzie Boulevard (between Fullerton Avenue and Altgeld Street); 773-276-0099.
CHICAGOSTYLE CITY SCENEJanuary 24, 2011
You got the ring. You found the gown. Now it’s time to find the perfect, unique reception venue. Look no further than Stan Mansion. The beautiful garden-gated castle was built in the 1920’s and was completely restored in 2010. The architecture is stunning and provides a gorgeous setting for any wedding theme. The amazing entrance with marble floors and grand staircase will create the perfect first impression for your guests. There is a main floor ballroom for 300 guests, and the beautiful Ballroom on the second floor will accommodate up to 300 guests for a sit down event and up to 400 guests for a cocktail event. There is also a charming lounge area with two built in bars. It is all absolutely beautiful. Couple’s can really customize their event and Cera Stan the owner, will help you with every detail. She will even be there on the big day to make sure everything goes smoothly.
They are super-flexible especially with catering. Unlike most venues, Stan Mansion allows you to supply your own alcohol. You are permitted to bring your own, as long as it is served by any licensed, insured catering company. Their service is unbelievable. Cera will personally help you create your unique event.
2408 North Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: 773-276-0099 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 773-276-0099 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
ReviewsApril 26, 2010
I absolutely loved the mansion. The beautiful building and the idea of customizing your event is truly unique. For my wedding i had the time of my life. The owner, Cera, was extremely nice and very helpful. She walked us through the entire setup and she recommended amazing vendors. When i saw the final product, i was amazed. That was the most beautiful event i ever saw. I highly recommend Stan Mansion for your next event.
***** Dan & Mellisa Wedding 12/05/2009
I worked with Cera at the Stan Mansion to create the dream wedding reception.
My husband and I were on the verge of canceling even having a reception because we could not find a nice venue that we could afford. The Stan Mansion allowed us the flexibility to bring in any vendor of our choosing, allowing us to save THOUSANDS in liquor and food costs. The ambiance was easy to create because the building has so much character.
We had a beach themed reception for 200 people a week ago. We are still being asked how we ever found this place and complemented on the lighting, the bar set up, and the ease of valet parking.
Cera was just wonderful to work with. She was so helpful in recommending some of the most professional and easy to work with vendors. She also provided so many great recommendations at times it was like having a wedding planner.
I just love this venue and highly recommend it to anyone looking to host a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience.
***** JH "Not a wedding..." 05/09/2009
Stan Mansion, and Cera in particular, were the highlight of our wedding-vendor experience. I do not usually give perfect scores, but there is nothing else I could possibly do in this case: Stan Mansion was perfect.
We had a very non-traditional, queer not-a-wedding ceremony, with a completely unique ceremony and reception. Cera not only handled all of our requests and needs beautifully, she was excited and supportive and fantastic to work with. She understood our budget, worked with us to find vendors who could do what we wanted at a price we could afford, suggested caterers and resources, and helped us when any of those relationships were difficult.
We cannot recommend this venue highly enough. Our ceremony was gorgeous, our reception perfect, our guests enchanted, and our not-a-wedding the most remarkable day of our lives.
Thank you Stan Mansion and Cera for being so utterly perfect!
***** 12/05/2008 Maria 25th Anniversary
I absolutely loved the mansion. Cera was so helpful in providing ideas and solutions on such short notice. The ability to customize the mansion is one of the things that most attracted me to this location. Typically, with most banquet halls, the decor is decided for you. Using the mansion, you are given a clear canvas with which you can be as creative as you'd like. I celebrated a 25th anniversary and had the time of my life.
Stan Mansion featured in Chicago Style Weddings magazineJanuary 01, 2010
REAL CHICAGOSTYLE WEDDINGSJune 01, 2009
Audra K.Eisine and Dan Banazek Beautiful Wedding
While surprises are nice, sometimes what you want is for everything to just go as planned. For Audra and Dan, that wish came true. With good friend and professional event planner and caterer Marcus Ford (of The X Factor) and Deborah Wisenhouse (of Art of Imagination) overseeing all the details, the result was exactly what the couple wanted. From the delicious food and their signature drink —the Dandra, a little Dan and a little Audra—to decorating the bar room with hanging candelabras and leopard print table clothes and pillows, Marcus created a night of beauty and calm.
Stan Mansion on Centerstage ChicagoMarch 17, 2009
Over the decades it's seen a couple re-purposings, even an actual home at one point, and is now owned by entrepreneur Cera Stan, who was quick to offer the elegance to any avenue she could. Weddings and banquets were first in line, taking advantage of two auditoriums and stages. Then came fitness and martial arts classes. Really, anybody can rent out the space for anything.
Which is why the Empty Bottle booking team has now added it to its fleet of alternative venues, paired perfectly with the parachute-shrouded loft of the AV-Aerie and the Epiphany Church. Shows are usually dry, per the mostly all-ages ticket, but it comes with the historic territory. And it's not every day you can strut in the ballroom of an old mansion to the latest in indie buzz.
Centerstage Reviewer: Gavin Paul
Eventective Award LetterMarch 10, 2009
Stan Mansion Winner of 2009 Planners' Choice Award for Best Wedding PlacesFebruary 16, 2009
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In Logan Square, luxurious special-event venueOctober 23, 2008
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Wedding Reception Recon: Stan MansionOctober 15, 2008
In our continuing search for a wedding reception location, yesterday Liz and I had an appointment to take a look around Stan Mansion. Located in Logan Square, it's only a few blocks away from where we live, and based on the photos on the site... looked pretty enticing.
We met with a very nice woman named Cera, who talked a bit about how the mansion runs its special events, and found out a lot of good things. Most places require that you use a caterer off of a "preferred vendor" list. And some caterers/venues also require some kind of minimum, when it comes to either food or drink (at the zoo, there was a $5,000 minimum for liquor if your event was to be held on a Friday or Saturday night).
Stan mansion has no preferred vendor list, and no minimums of any kind. In fact, it's permissible for us to bring our own beer/liquor, so long as the caterer we pick has a license and is willing to serve our alcohol. I haven't done the math on this just yet, but from what I've seen so far... this is a pretty huge thing, in terms of us possibly saving some money.
I'm not adding a ton of commentary here. Mostly, these pics are more for our (future) reference. We came in on a decent day, as they were setting up the place a bit for an event the next day... so a lot of lighting was being set up in advance.
Events Solution Magazine - Brilliant Spirits Gather HereOctober 01, 2008
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Video Gallery (8)
1. One of our wedding was featured on TLC's "Four Weddings" September 09, 2015
2. Heidi and Mick April 20, 2012
3. Ashley & Jon December 11, 2011
5. Stan Mansion on ABC 7 "190 NORTH SHOW" UNIQUE VENUE in Chicago January 17, 2010
6. Moderndog Live in Chicago at the Stan Mansion June 19, 2009
8. Hornitos Masquerade ball at the Stan Mansion. December 05, 2008
One of our wedding was featured on TLC's "Four Weddings"September 09, 2015
One of our wedding was featured on TLC's "Four Weddings"September 09, 2015
A hvintage look at the historical Stan Mansion
Heidi and MickApril 20, 2012
Ashley & JonDecember 11, 2011
Stan Mansion - A unique wedding venue in the heart of ChicagoMarch 23, 2010
Stan Mansion on ABC 7 "190 NORTH SHOW" UNIQUE VENUE in ChicagoJanuary 17, 2010
Moderndog Live in Chicago at the Stan MansionJune 19, 2009
Sprouting New Ideas For Success corporate networking eventApril 02, 2009
Hornitos Masquerade ball at the Stan Mansion.December 05, 2008
Catering: All events held at the Stan Mansion will be catered by a licensed professional food handler. We can either supply you with a list of our approved caterers or you may bring your own, provided thy meet the Mansion requirements. Caterers must submit a copy of their City of Chicago catering license and their City of Chicago liquor license, proof of general liability insurance in the amount of $2,000,000 and liquor liability insurance in the amount of $2,000,000. These should be a file with the Office of Events 30 days prior to your function.
Certificates of Insurance with the Stan Mansion and Stan Properties listed as co-insured are required for all events and must be on file one month prior to the event. If you are unable to provide this, we regretfully cannot allow you to work at the Mansion.
Damage Deposit: A damage deposit in the amount of $500 is required from any caterer contracted for on event at the Stan Mansion .This deposit must be presented to our Office of Events 30 days prior to the event .The deposit will be refund within 10 days provided the final walk through meets the Stan Mansion standards.
Alcoholic Beverages: Must be provided by caterer or client. All leftover beverages must be removed that evening.
Walk Through: Please have your caterer, and/or event coordinator call the Office of Events for an appointment so that we may show them the space in which they will be working. Someone in the Office of Events will be available between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Special appointments can be arranged.
Rentals: Scheduling constraints may require that rentals be obtained from Hall's Rental Company.
Deliveries: The office is open from 10 am to 4 pm .Monday through Saturday .You MUST check in prior to bringing any equipment, food, liquor and linens in The Stan Mansion with our Office and also when you leave .This rule will be reinforced. We prefer that all major equipment deliveries be made one day prior to the event. After the event ,all equipment not living that evening must be properly stacked at a designated area. This must be pre-arranged with Stan Mansion unless multiple events have been scheduled on a particular weekend .The Mansion does not accept any responsibility for items left overnight.
A $700 fine will be levied against any company responsible for damaging the property during delivery or pick –up.
Clean Up: The prep rooms along with any other event room that is used MUST be left as they were when you arrived. All garbage and any decoration not being saved must be disposed of in plastic bags and removed from the Mansion. NO GARBAGE will be allowed in the dumpster by the back doors. Extra charges will be incurred for inadequate clean up and taken from your security deposit . Chairs must be stacked and all tables must be returned to the prep area .Event rooms must be vacuumed swept and mopped prior to caterer’s departure .We will provide the cleaning equipment and supplies.
Caterers are responsible for providing all garbage containers and plastic garbage liners.
Before leaving caterer and event staff personnel will complete a walk –through of all areas used by guests.
Liability: The client assumes full responsibility for the conduct of persons attending the event and for any damages done to any part of the Mansion. The client indemnifies and holds harmless the Mansion against any and all claims, liabilities, or costs in conjunction with the event.
Stan Mansion and its staff shall not be liable for any equipment, property, or personal belongings, whether rental or otherwise which are used or left at The Mansion in connection with an event. In consideration of being granted the right to use Stan Mansion facilities, we hereby release and hold harmless Stan Properties its commissioners, employees, and agents from any and all claims, demands, or right of action rising out of such use of the Mansion or its facilities.
Lost & Found
We only do one event at the time .Stan Mansion will be excusively yours on the day of your event .You can start any time you like -the event need to end at 1 am .
Cleaning and Maintenance
The prep rooms along with any other event room that is used MUST be left as they were when you arrived. All garbage and any decoration not being saved must be disposed of in plastic bags and removed from the Mansion. NO GARBAGE will be allowed in the dumpster by the back doors. Extra charges will be incurred for inadequate clean up and taken from your security deposit . Chairs must be stacked and all tables must be returned to the prep area .Event rooms must be vacuumed swept and mopped prior to caterer’s departure .We will provide the cleaning equipment and supplies. Before leaving caterer and event staff personal will complete a walk –through of all areas used by guests. This is the responsability of the Catering company .
The Ballroom can seat three hundred guests for a fabulous dinner and four hundred twenty guests for a cocktail reception
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