Mansion Events

The historic Jacob Henry Estate transforms an ordinary celebration into an extraordinary one

2017 - "Vintage Bridal Fashion Show"

Thursday, June 8th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Additional Date:  Tuesday, June 27th

Join us for a Vintage Bridal Fashion Show Luncheon, showcasing beautifully preserved wedding, bridesmaid, and mother's dresses from 1870 to 1970.  While exploring the past, you will find that many wedding dresses were memorable and lovely, but not all were the traditional long white gown!  Learn about the people who wore them, including humorous and interesting details which highlight each garment's individual history.  This style show is sure to bring back memories!

2017 - "Festa Italiana"

Tuesday, June 20th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Enjoy delicious, Italian-style cuisine, as we welcome The Tenors 3, a trio of classically trained tenor vocalists.  Their diverse musical program, infused with a touch of comedy, emcompasses Opera, Broadway, Operetta, Standards, Ethnic Favorites, and much more!

2017 - "Dine & Design"

Tuesday, July 18th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Additional Dates:  Wednesday, July 19th

                                   Thursday, July 20th

Create your own Masterpiece!  Following a delicious lunch on the Historic Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Teri Cann from Paint Nite will guide you through simple steps to create this beautiful 16 x 20 painting that each guest will take home!

2017 - "Memories on Route 66 Luncheon"

Wednesday, August 2nd
10:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Additional Date:  September 6, 2017

First, tour the Route 66 Visitor Center and Gift Shop at the Joliet Area Historical Museum.  Your next stop is The Jacob Henry Mansion, where you will enjoy our "Blue Plate Special" (Beef Pot Roast and Homemade Mashed Potatoes) for lunch!  Afterward, guests are treated to an exclusive "Memories on Route 66" presentation, hosted by award-winning author and Route 66 Step on Guide, John Weiss!  To host a private event, please contact Margee @Group Sales (815)722-1420.

We also offer a 7-hour "Memories on Route 66" Tour - please call for details!

2017 - "An Afternoon With Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln"

Tuesday, September 19th
12:00 PM Lunch Matinee


Join us for this special performance by Max & Donna Daniels!  Taking place at the end of the Civil War, the President and Mrs. Lincoln reflect on the events of the past four years, look back to the beginning of their lives together and forward to their plans for the future, ending as the President realizes that it is time for them to leave for Ford's Theater.  

2017 - "Vintage Fashion Show"

Thursday, September 21st
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Enjoy a time capsule of fashion and elegance of so many beautifully preserved "Classics" spanning over 120 years!  Learn about the people who wore them, including humorous and interesting details, which highlight each garment's individual history.  A perfect combination of history and fashion!

2017 - "Mystery in the Mansion"

Wednesday, September 27th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Additional Dates:  October 5, 2017
                                   October 24, 2017
                                   November 8, 2017
                                   December 12, 2017
Join us at The Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet, Illinois, for a fun filled, light hearted, personalized package where guests unknowingly become entangled in an intriguing web of drama and suspense as they become the victims, suspects or….The KILLER!  Small groups and individuals are welcome!
Private Group Tour Mystery available upon request.

2017 - "He Had the World on a String!"

Wednesday, October 4th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Nick Pontarelli, Chicago's #1 entertainer and interpreter of Frank Sinatra's sound, has put together a fantastic show featuring the songs and sounds of "Old Blue Eyes" himself. Enjoy classic tunes and stories that are sure to have you singing and dancing the afternoon away!

2017 - "Oktoberfest"

Wednesday, October 11th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Willkommen zu "Henry Haus" - Welcome to the "Henry Haus"!

Join us for our "Oktoberfest" event, featuring The Johnny Wagner Band and German-style cuisine!  

2017 - "Medium at the Mansion"

Thursday, October 26th
12:00 PM Lunch Matinee

Enjoy a delicious luncheon, prepared for you on our historic estate, and participate in a "Group Reading" by Psychic Medium Michael Gourley, one of the "Top 10 Chicago Psychics".  Michael will explain how he uses his gifts to deliver messages from loved ones in spirit, and will deliver any messages that come through for our guests - there may even be a message for you!