Frank Lloyd Wright & Emil Bach House

Celebrate your special day with us in this historic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home. This unique venue features beautiful landscaped gardens, a Japanese tea house, and a seasonal tent to protect your guests from sun and rain. You can plan to host rehearsal and dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception all in the same place. Lodging is also available for your wedding party, allowing you to turn your wedding into a relaxed weekend.

Emil Bach House is located in Chicago, less than 10 miles from the loop and downtown area. The home is also one block from Lake Michigan, which many couples enjoy for photo opportunities.

We understand that every couple has a different vision and we will work with you to create a customized experience. Contact us to learn more about our wedding packages by calling us at 773-654-3959, emailing us at, or using our online form.

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A Unique Wedding venue

Emil Bach House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Bach family and completed in 1915.  The home was the primary residence for the family, who enjoyed unobstructed views of Lake Michigan just a block away.  It is located on a main avenue in Chicago and is minutes from the downtown area.  An extensive renovation completed in 2013 restored the home to its original splendor while adding modern amenities for the comfort of our guests.  Emil Bach House is the only Frank Lloyd Wright home in Illinois that is available as a vacation rental, and many couples combine their event with lodging for the wedding party.

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Japanese tea house & Gardens

The Japanese tea house & gardens provide a beautiful setting for your day, and a space to relax for your guests. From May through October an outdoor tent provides shelter from the rain and sun, ensuring that your celebration is uninterrupted by weather.

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Historic Prairie-Style Home

Emil Bach House is the perfect place for your wedding party to prepare for the day and to unwind after celebrations. The beautiful first floor features a living and dining room, Inglenook area with fireplace, full kitchen, and screened-in porch facing the gardens. The second floor offers two elegant bedrooms with built-in furniture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and private balconies, two private full bathrooms, a comfortable study/reading room, and a large upper deck for viewing the festivities in the open air.

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Venue details & Amenities

  • Outdoor Wedding & Reception: 100 Guests
  • Indoor Seated Dinner: 25 Guests
  • Outdoor Tent (May – Oct)
  • Japanese Tea House & Gardens
  • Preferred Vendor List Available
  • Custom Wedding Packages
  • Overnight and Weekend Options
  • Sleeps 6 people

Need More Space?

Whether you’re celebrating with extended family from out of town or you would like to have your bridal party close by, Emil Bach House can be rented along with Lang House Chicago next door to provide elegant on-site lodging. Lang House is a historical Foursquare, Prairie-style home that sleeps 10 – 14 guests comfortably. Two full kitchens and laundry areas are included along with sauna and massage room, and two levels of outdoor decks. Lang House also provides additional parking with a two-car garage and driveway.

Our custom wedding packages include lodging and event space. The beauty of these venues together is that you can plan for your wedding rehearsal and dinner, reception, and “after party” for the wedding party all in one place, with plenty of space for all.