Celebrate your family’s new beginnings – from bridal showers to baby showers – at Barrington’s White House! It’s a warm and welcoming setting for honoring the new bride or couple, and for celebrating the new arrival. Your guests will feel right at home from the moment they enter. And the mansion can be all yours, all afternoon, for a truly unique and intimate gathering.
Shower the Bride with Love
Here’s to love, laughter and happily ever after! Our house offers a special place to enjoy an afternoon with the bride and all the important people in her life.
The adjoining rooms of the first floor are perfect for a sit-down brunch or luncheons. Scatter tables throughout the adjoining parlor rooms and fireplace room. Guests can mingle and enjoy each other’s company. And, by adding some special decorations to the bride’s chair, she will truly feel like Queen for the Day.
For larger family gatherings, consider the gorgeous third-floor ballroom. With its striking 16-foot arched ceilings, classic styling and golden accents, it’s a lovely space for a sit-down meal or a more casual food station set-up. Add in some extra fun with a customized bar package, like a Mimosa, Bloody Mary or Bubbly Bar.
For Intimate Baby Showers
Help the mother-to-be get ready for her bundle of joy! The mansion’s first floor, with its adjoining parlor rooms, fireplace rooms and large catering kitchen, will make you feel like you’re hosting this intimate and important gathering right in your own home. Consider vintage table settings for a tea-time ambiance just like the lady of the house, Julia Robertson, would have held. Or choose a unique table set-up in the larger space of the elegant third-floor ballroom. Either way, Barrington’s White House offers a private and elegant space to call your own.
Catering Options for Every Style and Budget
Whichever setup you choose, we have outstanding caterers at various price points, sure to offer a delicious and creative dining option to meet your needs.
Assistance Every Step of the Way
Our Hospitality Manager will help in the planning stages to be certain everything turns out just right. You can choose from our outstanding lists of caterers, florists and photographers, to fit your aesthetic and vision.
First Floor: Choose from home-like furniture settings, hi-boys and 18-inch rounds
Third-Floor Ballroom: Choose your set-up using our 60” and 18” rounds, and 8’ tables
Front Porch: Makes a wonderful gathering place in warmer weather
Gold Chivari Chairs are Included
Celebrate the new bride or welcome the new baby to your family in the intimate, warm setting of Barrington’s White House.
There’s still time to book for fall of 2019. Schedule your private tour and consultation. Contact Jennifer Salvatore, Barrington’s White House Hospitality Manager or call 224.512.4115. See photographs from recent events at Barrington’s White House in our gallery here.
Barrington’s White House is a unique, historic venue located in the heart of downtown Barrington at 145 West Main Street. This meticulously restored 1898 mansion hosts cultural and community events, and is also available for rental for weddings, rehearsal dinners and welcome parties, corporate meetings, non-profit fundraisers, birthdays, anniversaries and other family celebrations. Visit the web site or call 224-512-4115.