Global Wedding Awards 2023

40 | LUXlife Magazine Most Enchanting Private Wedding & Event Venue 2023 - Illinois Located in North Barrington, Illinois, Wandering Tree Estate is an exceptional venue for extraordinary events. It boasts various gorgeous gardens, a bridal cottage on-site, an outdoor model train layout, and an indoor model train museum. An unforgettable experience awaits at this breath-taking location featuring gardens ranging from quaint Englishinspired rose gardens to Japanese style complete with waterfalls and a pretty red bridge. Picture the perfect setting for a beautiful lakeside wedding surrounded by massive, rare trees, tropical plants and flowers, botanical gardens and exquisite landscaping. The stunning scenery you are imagining is an actual reality at Wandering Tree Estate, an exceptional venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties. With 10 acres of breath-taking gardens, model train layouts and a museum to boot, guests will be transported into an unforgettable realm of beauty and wonder. Wandering Tree Estate is the wedding venue to make dreams come true. With its beautiful gardens, 4-acre lake, internationally recognized Outdoor Garden Railway with working model trains, and onsite Model Railroad Museum, Wandering Tree Estate is a venue suitable for any event. As well as weddings and corporate events, the location offers the ideal place to host anniversaries, birthdays, bridal showers and celebrations of every description. Located in North Barrington, Illinois, Chicago residents are within easy driving distance of both city and suburbs. This makes Wandering Tree Estate the ideal closeto-home destination event venue. Wandering Tree Estate’s glorious acres of awardwinning gardens are private and gated, allowing for absolute seclusion and no distractions. Whilst this is fabulous for weddings, it is also important to note how convenient it would be for hosting corporate or team-building events, allowing extremely productive meetings to take place. Additional features include an on-site property manager to help with event logistics, endless photo opportunities, a small meeting room for up to 50 people, and a great hotel just 5 minutes away. The owner of Wandering Tree Estate, Elaine Silets, is also an internationally acclaimed designer and manufacturer of model railway and garden railways. Her work has been mentioned in The Robb Report (The 21 Ultimate Gifts Special Issue), on the cover of Hammacher Schlemmer’s Holiday Gift Catalogue, and displayed in the lobby of The John Hancock Center, Chicago. It was also in the Christmas window display of Tiffany & Co. and has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, PBS, The Discovery Channel and many more. She has built model railroads for individuals and companies all across the United States. The story of Wandering Tree Estate’s name goes back to when owner Elaine had a desire to construct a swimming pool on her land to be able to relax in during the heat of the Summer. The trouble was, exactly where she wanted her pool a massive tree stood in the way. She scheduled an appointment to relocate this tree, but nobody showed up. Eventually, a call came in to confirm the tree movers had moved the tree. The trouble was it wasn’t Elaine’s tree! The movers had relocated somebody else’s tree by mistake. The hiccup has resulted in one bonus though, and that is provision of a unique name for Wandering Tree Estate. It is most fitting that the unforgettable realm of beauty and wonder that is the Wandering Tree Estate has been awarded the title of Most Enchanting Private Wedding & Event Venue 2023 – Illinois. Never has there been a more apt way to describe this award-winning venue than ‘enchanting’. It truly is a sublime setting for any wedding or special event. Company: Wandering Tree Estate Contact: Mr. H. L. Silets Web Address: