COVID UPDATE: Currently, the State of Illinois DCEO does not have any outdoor event restrictions in place due to Covid-19.  Events inside Farnsworth House are limited to (50) including all Farnsworth and catering staff.

When you are planning that special event, Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House presents a unique setting. The breathtaking architecture and landscaping offers the picture perfect surroundings to complement your private event. From meetings to cocktail parties, the Farnsworth staff is ready to help you make the right impression. Nestled among the trees on the scenic Fox River in Illinois, the grounds are spectacularly landscaped — this picturesque site makes an attractive and truly unique location for all special occasions.

  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Photography
  • Bridal Showers
  • Photo Shoots/Filming
  • Cocktail Receptions
  • Corporate Meetings
  • Seminars
  • Creativity Workshops
  • Tour Luncheon

Rental Fees and Building Policies

Farnsworth House event rentals are available with at least 90 days of notice prior to the event.

To obtain a rental estimate or more information regarding current pricing and policies, please complete the Event Rental Questionnaire. Once received, our Special Events Coordinator will be in touch to discuss your rental request.

Please note, due to COVID-19 the State of Illinois DCEO restricts outdoor events to 50 people or less and events inside Farnsworth House to 12 plus a Farnsworth staff member.



To make your event a successful one, the Farnsworth House has selected an exclusive list of caterers, who are prepared to assist you with your event. All food requirements must be provided by the following caterer(s) unless otherwise approved by the special events coordinator:

Beverage Service

The policies of the Farnsworth House allow alcoholic beverages on site. Caterers must be licensed and bartenders must be provided.

Services and Equipment Provided With Your Rental

The Farnsworth House does not have storage for rental equipment, therefore, you must provide tables, chairs, linens, tableware, etc. The Farnsworth House staff will provide security and tour guides for the event. Please work with the special events coordinator to make sure all of the details are in place.