Wandering Tree Estate Awarded ‘Most Enchanting Private Wedding & Event Venue 2023’ in the State of Illinois by the United Kingdom’s Luxlife Magazine 2023 Global Wedding Awards


Wandering Tree Estate, a premier private luxury estate located in the Metropolitan Chicago Area, was awarded the “Most Enchanting Private Wedding & Event Venue 2023” in the state of Illinois in the seventh consecutive 2023 Global Wedding Awards sponsored by LUXlife Magazine, a premium lifestyle publication headquartered in the United Kingdom.


LUXlife Magazine launched the Global Wedding Awards to highlight those who have distinguished themselves on the global luxury event wedding landscape. LUXlife Magazine is a luxury lifestyles publication founded by the publishing company AI Global Media Ltd. headquartered in the United Kingdom.


Returning for the seventh consecutive year, the 2023 edition of the prestigious Global Wedding Awards, showcases the crème de la crème of the international wedding industry. Spanning the entirety of the sector — from wedding venues to cake designers, to planners and digital planning software — the 2023 Global Wedding Awards program spotlights internationally renowned vendors for their excellence.


Jessie Wilson, Awards Coordinator for the 2023 Global Wedding Awards, commented on the success of the winners: “The wedding industry is thriving due to the fact that it is consistently growing and evolving to fit the needs of each couple. Everyone wants a day they will never forget and we’re proud to announce our winners as they guarantee services that truly deliver. Congratulations.”


Located in North Barrington, Illinois, Wandering Tree Estate comprises ten acres of unparalleled private botanic gardens of different disciplines, including: the “The Shabui Garden Railway,” a Japanese water and stream garden with its own model train traversing the falls; the “Grove” wild shade garden; the Pleached Allée of 24 interwoven crabapple trees; an herbaceous perennial border with tropical trees; multiple rose gardens; a stunning swimming pool garden; a sunken formal vegetable potager; and, the beautiful pink dooryard gardens. For over 50 years, clients have rented Wandering Tree Estate for private events such as weddings, bridal showers, elopements, baby showers, birthday parties, anniversary parties, corporate events and charity galas.


Elaine G. Silets, internationally recognized designer and the only female commercial manufacturer in the U.S. of Model Railroad Layouts and Garden Railways who is affectionately known as “The Train Lady,” designed and continues to create Wandering Tree Estate’s extensive private botanic gardens and famous Garden Railway and private indoor Train Museum. Mrs. Silets is a well-known designer and manufacturer of Model Railroads and Garden Railways. Her work has been featured in The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, The Robb Report’s 21 Ultimate Gifts, and on the cover of Hammacher Schlemmer’s Holiday Gift Catalog, as well as at Tiffany & Co. and in the lobby of the John Hancock Center in Chicago.


“It is an honor and privilege that Wandering Tree Estate has been named 2023’s ‘Most Enchanting Private Wedding & Event Venue’ in the entire state of Illinois,” said Elaine Silets. “What makes this honor so special is that LUXlife Magazine and its 2023 Global Wedding Awards are based in the UK. It’s wonderful to know that Wandering Tree Estate is being recognized internationally for its stunning beauty and enchantment.”


The gorgeous gardens at Wandering Tree Estate also feature the Train Lady’s internationally famous “Glorée and Tryumfant” Garden Railway that consists of more than 6,000 linear feet of railroad tracks, waterfalls, streams, lakes, bridges, trestles, city and country vignettes, as well as a circus, all replete with plant material and miniature trees of every description. The Garden Railroad operates 11 separate ½—inch G—Scale model trains.


In addition, Wandering Tree Estate includes the private Harvey M. Silets Memorial O—Scale Model Railroad Museum. Elaine Silets designed and built this Model Railroad Museum for her late husband, Harvey M. Silets, an internationally renowned tax attorney and litigator based in Chicago. Housed in an authentic replica of the famous Rico Train Station, this private model railroad museum recreates the greater metropolitan Chicago area and includes 16 train lines, 2 trolleys, operating truck and car roadways, an operating drive-in movie theatre, 2 elevated trains, 2 subway trains, 2 helixes, and 64 interactive automations.

To learn more about the 2023 Global Wedding Awards honoring the “Most Enchanting Private Wedding & Event Venue 2023 Illinois,” and to preview Wandering Tree Estate’s extraordinary gardens and model railways, visit: https://www.lux-review.com/issues/global-wedding-awards-2023/40/ or https://www.lux-review.com/luxlife-magazine-announces-the-winners-of-the-2023-global-wedding-awards/


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