Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Yes! Live-streaming your wedding in the new era of social distancing is the new normal and a wonderful way to include those who cannot be with you in person. Feel free to speak with your videographer about this option or reach out to our partner, Christopher Rodriguez of Forever Yours Films at foreveryoursfilms.com.
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. This affords you much more flexibility in food choices and budget. Also, your caterer will appreciate the use of our fully equipped caterer’s kitchen, which means they will not need to rent additional equipment to prepare your selections. Click here for the approved caterers list.
No. We offer beautiful gold Chiavari chairs (value value $9.50 per chair; $1,235 value for 130 chairs), standard 60” round tables and rectangular tables, and a podium with microphone for no additional charge. In addition, the dance floor (value $200) and grand piano (if desired) are available to you at no additional charge.
Your wedding package will include rental of the House for the duration of your celebration, plus set-up and take-down time. It includes the use of the entire house for your ceremony and reception. You’ll especially enjoy dressing and relaxing in our spacious Bridal Suite, while the men in your party lounge in the Groom’s Room during the day. Also included are tables, chairs, and AV equipment as described above. In addition, your package includes a dedicated House Manager for the event — one of our staff members who will be on site the entire time to oversee and assist with all your needs.
No. Liquor is additional and is contracted through Barrington’s White House (not through your caterer). Our liquor packages include Platinum and Gold options (click here for details on liquor options). Poured wine during and champagne toast during are included in your packages.
This depends on how comfortable you are with planning and coordinating all aspects of your wedding. There are many choices and decisions revolving around flowers, music, ceremony, wedding cake, linens and place settings, hor d’ouevres and meal selections. It can be overwhelming. We are happy to work directly with you and/or your event planner to help you make these selections. However, please keep in mind that we are not wedding planners. Our role is to work with you and your organizers to manage your event 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.
Yes. There is ample parking in several public lots adjacent to or directly across from Barrington’s White House. You will receive a map of all parking locations for you to provide to your guests.
Yes, John and Julia Robertson built this mansion in 1898, inspired by the Neoclassic architecture of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago. 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.
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Contact Barrington’s White House today to let us help you get started planning your dream wedding!