Mayslake Peabody Estate

Host an Event

Mayslake Peabody Estate is both a National Historic Landmark and a venue for public programming, so we take pride in protecting this one-of-a-kind property and serving our visitors. We are honored by your interest in hosting an event at Mayslake Peabody Estate, and look forward to helping you understand how you may join in our stewardship of this local and national treasure. 


Private Events

Mayslake Hall and Event Hall

Mayslake Hall and its event hall are available for private rentals during the year. We can accommodate up to 100 in Mayslake Hall over two spaces  or up to 120 for a sit-down dinner in the event hall. We cannot accommodate cocktail-style events. 

Mayslake Hall's interior can be booked for film, television or commercial photo shoots, pending availability. Contact our events coordinator at 630-206-9569 or

To purchase a photography permit for external film, television and commercial purposes, call Visitor Services at 630-933-7248 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Portiuncula Chapel

The chapel is used year-round for intimate ceremonies.

  • The chapel seats 56 people.
  • Ceremonies up to 120 people may also take place on the Mayslake Peabody Estate grounds.
  • The party renting the chapel is responsible for arranging for a clergy member or officiant, music and flowers.

See some of the most frequently asked questions about Mayslake Hall and Portiuncula chapel rentals (PDF).


Corporate Events

Mayslake's grounds are a great location for your company picnic for up to 120 people on a weekday.  


Other Special Options

Mayslake Hall Tours
Please inquire about the option to add a private tour of the historic mansion for your guests at $5 per person.

Commemorative Bricks
You may purchase a commemorative brick to be placed in the walkway to the Portiuncula Chapel.  A brick makes a permanent memento of a special date, event person or group. Many couples purchase a brick as a remembrance of their wedding day and incorporate its placement into their wedding ceremony. All revenues from this program benefit the restoration of Mayslake Hall. 


We offer a beautiful commemorative keepsake of the Portiuncula Chapel or Mayslake Hall that makes a great gift for your family, friends and guests. 

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