WHERE THE COMMUNITY GATHERS
The Community House Winnetka is a unique nonprofit organization on Chicago’s North Shore that has played a special role in the community for more than a century. Founded in 1911, the mission of Community House is to enrich the lives of North Shore residents, their families, and friends by providing educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities for people of all ages.
In addition to classes, programs, and special events for every member of the family, Community House has a full-service Fitness Center and full gymnasium available to users. Theater and dance productions are held year-round in historic Matz Hall, thanks to groups like Children’s Theater of Winnetka and Village Follies.
The facility also hosts weddings, business meetings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, as well as housing some of the North Shore’s key nonprofit organizations such as the North Shore Art League, Junior League of Evanston – North Shore and the Winnetka Youth Organization.
The Historic Garden provides a timeless setting for a magical wedding. From the bright blooms of spring to the deep colors of autumn, the seasonal beauty of the garden is the perfect backdrop for your perfect day. It comfortably accommodates up to 200 guests theater-style or 150 for a seated dinner (with a dance floor).
The Garden Room is an ideal spot for dinner, dancing, and celebrating. This highlight of our west wing addition can accommodate 250 people theatre-style or up to 200 with tables and chairs. You have the option to divide the space into two separate rooms, depending on your event size and needs. Special features include natural light from the wall of south-facing windows, fine woodwork, variable lighting configurations, and a stunning view of the historic Garden and its beautiful landscaping. Even better, four sets of French doors open into the beautiful garden to expand the luxury feel.