Engagement Parties

When looking for engagement party locations in the Chicago suburbs, Danada House online reviews describe its generous staff, lush landscapes and picturesque views. It is often recognized as one of the top wedding engagement party locations on the WeddingWire Network of sites, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings and Weddingbee. Hosting an engagement party at Danada House is a step back in time without stepping too far away from modern convenience.

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. The 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 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. 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 privy to the beautiful indigenous wildlife of Illinois including deer, waterfowl, herons, foxes and grassland birds currently protected by the Forest Preserve District.

The entire Danada House facility is available for an engagement party. In any weather, 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 home can accommodate up to 70 people for a smaller wedding engagement party. The atrium features large windows that connect guests to the surrounding landscape. 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 any 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 an engagement party, 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 camera-friendly grounds connect visitors to the history of Illinois and the DuPage community as well as to the environment while being renowned for its elegant functions.