Frequently Asked Questions

Couples love the intimate, warm feeling the home offers. It is their house for the day! Barrington’s White House offers an elegant, unique venue with more character and charm than a traditional banquet hall and more flexibility and room than most restaurants. And brides love our Bridal Suite—a private room where they can touch-up their makeup at the long mirrors, spend quiet time with bridesmaids or parents, or just get off their feet for a moment before rejoining the festivities.

Absolutely! We offer many different options for your wedding—from starting with a reception on the main floor and then moving up to the Ballroom for a sit-down dinner, to having the entire reception, dinner and dancing in the Ballroom. It is up to you!

For a configuration that also includes a dance floor, we recommend that you not exceed 130 guests. This allows for a comfortable amount of space between the tables.

Unlike a restaurant, we do not actually make the food ourselves. Instead, Barrington’s White House partners with local caterers who can provide delicious hors d’oeuvres or complete meals. You will find the approved caterers list on our website. We will also consider outside caterers, but they must be approved prior to the event.

No. We offer beautiful gold Chiavari chairs, standard round and rectangular tables, and a podium with microphone for no additional charge.

Basically you are renting the space on a per-hour basis. The total number of hours will depend on your wedding or rehearsal. It will include the duration of your celebration, plus set-up and take-down time. Also included in your fee, is a House Manager — one of our staff members who will be on site the entire time to oversee and assist with your event.

This depends on how comfortable you are with planning and coordinating all aspects of your wedding. There are a lot of choices and decisions. Flowers, music, ceremony, wedding cake, linens and place settings, hor d’ouevres and meal choices. It can be overwhelming. We are happy to work directly with you and/or your event planner. Keep in mind, we are not wedding planners. Our role is to plan and coordinate your set-up and AV requirements, and to oversee your celebration set-up here at Barrington’s White House.

Absolutely. Each floor is equipped with state-of-the-art AV capabilities for all types of presentations. We have mobile monitors and the Ballroom offers a large drop-down screen. Guests can plug in a laptop or mobile device or connect wirelessly.

There is ample parking in several public lots adjacent to or directly across from Barrington’s White House.

Yes, John and Julia Robertson built this mansion in 1898, inspired by the Neoclassic architecture of the Columbian Exposition. After the family sold the home, it was also used as a nursing home, and later for private businesses. The Village of Barrington meticulously renovated the home for use as a cultural and community center and event venue, opening its doors on July 4, 2015.