Gaylord House & Gardens

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Whether you are a couple seeking an intimate, rustic location for your nuptials and reception; a family planning a reunion or milestone celebration, or a business looking for a unique party location.  Please contact us at 630-554-1865

1865 Italianate Farmhouse Surrounded by Unique Gardens

Gaylord House & Gardens, a charming Victorian farm setting just 45 miles southwest of Chicago, opened in 2014  for outdoor weddings, rustic receptions, family celebrations and company events.

 The five-acre property features a striking brick Italianate farmhouse built in 1865 by Gilbert Gaylord and all the original farm buildings. The corn crib, which will later house a gallery and gift shop, is available for event rental (up 50-60 guests); the livestock barn is where the alpacas, Nellie the llama and assorted feathered friends frolic. And the original hog yard has been transformed into a lovely patio with fire pit. The property also has many beautiful garden areas and a pergola created from original porch posts. Larger events (up to 100 guests) will utilize a tent set up adjacent to the corn crib.

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Step Back in Time …

And lavish in the eloquence of our home while entertaining your guests during your wedding or reception, family gathering or corporate functions. 

Your family, friends and guests from the young to the young at heart will enjoy the Gaylord House’s rustic old fashioned farm setting.

Gaylord House & Gardens is conveniently located between Oswego and Plainfield at 1542 Plainfield Road, Oswego.

We Are Proud to Say …

We are in the News!

 Kendall County Board Approves First Historic Landmark … And the honor goes to the Gilbert Gaylord historic house and farm, 1542 Plainfield Road, Na-Au-Say Township, about four miles east of Oswego.

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A Spectacular Venue.

Only an hour southwest of Chicago, Gaylord House & Gardens transports guests back in time to a tranquil country retreat.  Whether spring time when the tulips, daffodils and peonies bloom, the midst of summer when myriad garden areas beckon, autumn when the towering trees turn crimson and gold, or early winter when a blanket of fresh snow showcases holiday decorations– every season enhances the charm of this unique location.

The Victorian Italianate home built in 1865 , which is eligible for listing on the National Historic Register, is a stunning backdrop for outdoor events. Its historically preserved interior features original floors and woodwork, an antique-filled dining room with fireplace and two Victorian porches.

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The Gilbert Gaylord house certainly has a lot of history under its belt.

Gilbert Gaylord was born in 1821 in Fulton County, New York. He came to Na-Au-Say Township in Kendall County, near Oswego, in 1848.

He had married Mary Ann Cass a few years before purchasing the land in Illinois. They had five children at the Na-Au-Say Township farm.

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Enriched in History

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The family relocated to a farm in Aurora Township in Kane County in 1860, but moved back to the Na-Au-Say Township site near Oswego, likely about 1863.

In 1865, they built the Italianate house that stands there today  read more


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