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Brides Read About Barrington’s White House in Local Magazines

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Barrington’s White House, an elegant mansion, was on display in recent issues of McHenry County magazine and Quintessential Barrington.

Barrington’s White House brides shared their gorgeous wedding photos and their wonderful experiences in McHenry County’s wedding issue.

Maureen Butler and her husband had their wedding ceremony and reception at the White House.

“Apart from the fact that the home on its own is a beautiful backdrop for a wedding — it has its own personality, its own character, its own charm — it had everything in one location,” Maureen said. “Our guests could do everything in one house, from the cocktails to dinner to dancing.”

Lauren Weidner wanted to celebrate with family and friends with a Welcome Party immediately following her rehearsal dinner. She hosted both right at Barrington’s White House — with a rehearsal dinner in the beautiful first floor ballroom and a reception on the first floor.

“I grew up in Barrington, so it was really important to me that we showed off the town, and the White House is such a special little gem,” Lauren said. “It felt so special to have all of that be in the same place, but upstairs felt so different from downstairs. Everyone who was at the rehearsal dinner basically got to attend two events in one, and there’s so much beauty and character in that home.,” she said. “It just felt warm and welcome and cozy.”

table setting at wedding at Barrington's White House

One mother of the bride planned her daughter’s wedding reception at the House. Louise Wright’s daughter, Shawna, had been married out of state, so when looking for reception space for Illinois family and friends, Louise went to Barrington’s White House first.

“When I walked I, I knew there would be no other place that I would want to have the kid of party I wanted for my daughter. It was perfect. I never looked anywhere else,” Louise said.

When Shawna saw it for the first time, Shawna loved it too. The House, Louise said, “is so beautiful that it does not need adornment.” And as a history buff, she loved the simplistic style. “Once upon a time, someone lived in that house. It really was someone’s home and they were happy. You can feel it.”

The party, Louise said, was a rousing success!

Bride and Groom at Barrington's White House - walking down the aisle

And all the brides appreciated guidance from Jennifer Salvatore, the Hospitality Manager for Barrington’s White House.

“Jennifer held our hand the entire time. And the follow up was impeccable. We just felt cared for,” Maureen said. Maureen was also impressed by how well the vendors worked together the day of her wedding. “They knew each other, and they knew how to work flawlessly behind the scenes to make the event amazing. It was just this perfectly flawless experience.”

Lauren appreciated Jennifer’s flexibility to meet late to accommodate their city schedules. “the White House went above and beyond to make sure that we had the event we really wanted to have. I could not recommend it enough,” Lauren said.

We can provide a list of outstanding caterers with delicious and imaginative offerings to match your needs and your budget.Schedule your private tour and consultation. Call Jennifer Salvatore, Barrington’s White House Hospitality Manager, at 224-512-4115 or