Bridal Shower

When looking for bridal shower locations in the Chicago suburbs, Danada House online reviews describe its lush landscapes and beautiful views. This beautiful outdoor venue is often recognized as one of the top wedding locations on the WeddingWire Network of sites, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings and Weddingbee. In fact, many of the positive reviews Danada House receives are from some of the vendors themselves who appreciate the generous staff and attention to detail they experience.

The entire facility is available for a bridal shower so it can accommodate a small party or up to 250 guests. What was once the dining room, library, living room and two porches of the main “house” can now accommodate up to 70 people for a bridal shower. The adjoining atrium features large windows that connect guests to the surrounding natural landscape. You can even meet around the fireplace for tea.

Built in 1939 by Ada and Daniel F. Rice, the white brick home was once used by the couple for lavish parties and maintains the spirit of that welcoming hospitality today. Their home and the 780 surrounding acres it sits on, including its out buildings and a 23-stall Kentucky style stable, was sold to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in 1980. Prior to the sale, the facility was also the home farm of one of the couple’s thoroughbreds, Lucky Debonair, the 1965 Kentucky Derby winner.

Along with a deep history, Danada House also boasts one of the most beautiful views available to an outdoor bridal shower location near Chicago. As a neighbor to Danada House, the active forest preserve is also home to the Danada Equestrian Center and a 35-acre prairie restoration initiative. Guests at Danada House are party to all of the beautiful indigenous wildlife of Illinois including deer, waterfowl, herons, foxes and grassland birds currently protected by the Forest Preserve District.

What is really remarkable about Danada House is its ability to couple old world charm and modern convenience to make guests feel welcome. Conveniently located east of Naperville Road, one mile south of Butterfield Road and just shy of I-88, it is easily accessible from the city and centrally located to anyone in the surrounding suburbs. There are plenty of places to stay overnight just adjacent to Danada House, and guests hoping to make a day out of an event have plenty of nearby entertainment options. Not least of which are the Forest Preserve District’s own facilities such as golf, picnics, hiking trails and even tours of a working farm.

When thinking about where to have a bridal shower, it seems there are many options—especially in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Danada House and its staff have proven experience with wedding and bridal events of all sizes. The accommodating facility and photogenic grounds connect visitors to the community and to the environment while being well-noted for its graceful receptions.