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With 10 acres of breath-taking award-winning gardens, model train layouts and museum, and a large sparkling lake, you and your wedding guests will be transported into an unforgettable realm of beauty and wonder. Wandering Tree Estate is the Chicagoland wedding venue to make your dreams come true!

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Wandering Tree Estate is a picture perfect venue for your next corporate event or team-building experience. Ten glorious acres of award-winning gardens will surround you and your colleagues. Our Estate is private and gated. This allows for total privacy and absolutely no distractions. Your meetings will be extremely productive.

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The expansive model train layouts and various botanical gardens make Wandering Tree Estate a unique wonderland that feels like walking through a dream. Incredible care and extreme attention to detail can be found at each turn. The gardens are perfect for those looking for a relaxing outdoor setting surrounded by nature.

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Wandering Tree Estate is an exceptional venue and extraordinary setting suitable for all types of events.

Comprising ten-acres of exquisitely landscaped gardens, a four-acre lake, and an internationally recognized Outdoor Garden Railway with working model trains and an indoor Model Railroad Museum, it is suitable for any event including: weddings, corporate meetings, anniversaries, birthdays, bridal showers and celebrations of every description.


Located in North Barrington, Illinois, Chicago residents are within a drivable distance from the city and suburbs. Wandering Tree Estate is your destination event venue close to home! Wandering Tree Estate is unique in another regard: it offers multiple sites in a variety of beautiful private botanic gardens for each type of celebration.

"The venue is absolutely gorgeous and it allows people to create their own personal vision of what they want. Most venues come with attached catering services and limited choices but we were able to hand pick exactly what we wanted and not have to settle for prepackaged vendor deals. The entire estate is breathtaking. If you love nature, flowers, and outdoors this venue is magical. This was truly a dream come true for me! Very happy and highly recommend!!!"

- Anastasia V.

Google Review

"My husband and I had such a beautiful wedding here! It was the garden wedding of our dreams! H.L. is extremely helpful - you can tell he loves what he does and takes such beautiful care of the estate grounds and no detail is missed! Highly recommend having your wedding here! The photos were beautiful."

- Elizabeth K

Google Review

"Words cannot describe how beautiful the venue is. We had an all outdoor wedding and reception. Our day was a dream come true and a lot of it had to do with Wandering Tree. The property owner gave us contact information for various vendors, which we ended up using. My wedding was the perfect day. Not one thing went wrong. Not one thing was out of place. We have received so many compliments about our choice in location for our wedding and I'll always cherish the memories."

- Michelle D.

Facebook Review

"I am so happy that I picked wandering tree estate as my venue! My photos are perfect, my wedding was perfect, and I still think about that special day a year later. The staff was super friendly and hardworking, I did not have a single issue."

"My wedding went FLAWLESSY. This is the most dream like venue you can think of. It is like you are in a fairy garden dream. The owner was extremely detailed and pleasant to work with. HIGHLY recommend!! "

- Ashley S.

Google Review

"Venue grounds were kept beautifully. There is a two story bridal cottage for getting ready. The gardens were immaculate. We enjoyed the train museum during cocktail hour. There are so many beautiful spots for photos. Venue clearly and consistently communicated with us."