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Established Wedding Chapel In-home Business In Chicago For Sale

Chicago, Illinois, US
Asking Price:
$225,000 Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
Sales Revenue:
Cash Flow:
Available on request

Welcome to this beautiful and historic one family, three bedroom, one and half bath all brick Dutch Colonial manor with tons of space inside and close to the heart of Mount Prospect and public trans. Hardwood floors throughout. Original tile, porcelain sink and picture molding, this amazing home offers a private park like garden, kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a double oven and copper ceiling, remodeled full bath with granite countertop and custom tile, plus a gorgeous wood-burning fireplace in the large living room, all in a classic and elegant package.

Your vintage home has been completely modernized with new electrical system, an ADT security system, two furnaces, central air and heating system, and smart home compatible lights and locks. Your romantic fenced garden features a brick patio, honeysuckle arch, pond, fire pit, lover’s swing and perennial flowers, herbs and fruit trees that will keep blooming all year round! Sunny 1st floor with two sets of French doors in living room, period spinning fan light, stained glass light fixtures, and a half bathroom. The 2nd floor features three bedrooms, the children’s room is a lofted tree-house perfect for two, walk-in closet, huge master bedroom with office space, a full bath that has it’s own water heater for the shower, in addition to the 3rd bedroom which is reserved as a bridal prep room for the in-home business. Owning and living in this rich decor allows you to hosts up to 30 guests for wedding ceremonies and receptions in your garden and parlor fireplace room inside on your schedule. You work… I mean “play” as much as you want.

The manor has a semi-finished basement with recreation room, laundry, 2nd refrigerator and full standing freezer, tables and chairs for 30, plus linins, décor – everything you need to start booking wedding ceremonies the week you move in. Easy to get to from the city and for out-of-towners, this great location is close the train station, grade school, St Raymond, Lincoln Junior High School, and in the award-winning school district 214.

Listing price includes this historic Dutch Colonial Manor and a well-established wedding business with a 5-star reputation that will pass along with the house. The person who lives here can easily earn $65K annually from this one-of-a-kind in-home business opportunity. Pine Manor the Destination Wedding Chapel has over a decade of business records with HR Block preparation, showing in-home tax allowances can reduce your liability to $ zero.

This beautiful and historic Dutch Colonial brick Pine Manor offers the owner an intimate, home elegance perfect for someone who loves living in high class 1920s charm and working from home planning and coordinating small events for this one-stop-romantic shop. Established and turn-key, Couple’s do their planning on your shopping cart website. Even the vendors are set up and ready to go at a moments notice. The new owner will have no trouble stepping in and continuing the chapel’s success including the training and guidance needed to allow the new proprietor a seamless transition. The phone number spells PINE, facebook page, and the main website and the feeder websites and URLs that connect eleven years of marketing and organic search results together in a nice tight package of profits.

As the new proprietor – you in charge, you can enjoy planning and hosting weddings and the receptions, as well as perform legal wedding ceremonies in your garden back yard. This Cook County Illinois at-home wedding chapel averages 100+ couple’s each year. (Covid 2020 = 180 wedding ceremonies were performed) Over 300 happy couples have left five-star reviews online at regarding this award-winning Chicagoland courthouse alternative that could be yours. See details on the website

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Property Information

Real Estate:

Real Property Included

Living Accommodation:

The layout of the house is perfect. The upstairs has three bedrooms one of which is used as the brides room. We rope off the hallway to separate the private living space from customers. The mater bedroom has an bend on the room perfect for office space, huge closets and stain glass everywhere. Light fixtures and windows. The second bedroom is lofted into a tree-house design perfect for the kids to spell do their homework and play.

The main floor has dining room living room with fireplace and kitchen which all doubles as wedding space. The basement has second refrigerator and freezer, all the tables and chairs and play room bumper pool table and a ton of space for storage and fun. The attic has two sunroofs and plenty of storage

Backyard is amazing - full honeysuckle arch pond fireplace rocking swings. paved brick patio and a bunch of full sized statues that really brings the old world ambiance weather personal or a wedding. There is a private garage parking, and storage shed too.


Perfect location public transportation metro train from Chicago city center. The historic manor is location in the NW Suburbs of Chicago Cook County. The business has a high digital profile and website that is in a shopping cart format. Bringing couples in to get married from all over the world.

Premises Details:

This is a 1920s Dutch Colonial manor, the wedding officiant's private home and garden operating since 2011 as a 5-star small wedding chapel, available for up to 30 guests. Located on a corner with no close neighbors on the S-Curves Hwy83 so there is no noise ordinance

Size in square feet:
Planning Consent:

Although the city did give me permission, this business falls under the "piano teacher" statutes and gives the home-owner the ability to take advantage of the federal income tax laws which benefit the in-home business owner greatly. The only requirements to be legal is to be certified as a wedding officiant - I will help you do that and to get your food handler certificate which is a class on line and ten bucks.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Being your own boss - you can work as much or as little as you want. i didnt persue off-site events much... but I will train and pass along all my wedding partners including a hotel deal where the wedding guests stay. I have this designed as a one stop shop for flowers, food and overnight. There is a lot of potential for growth by branching out and doing weddings on location. But I didnt want to work that hard (grins)

Competition / Market:

This is a one-of-a-kind business. The only one in the state of Illinois. There are other venues, but not like this. relaxed, no judgement, it's like getting married at the Auntie's house and people love it. there are literally hundreds of five-star reviews

Reasons for selling:

Closing the books on 2020, I am retiring after my busiest year on record. My parents are no longer in their homes so I have decided to downsize. I was lucky to be one of the few businesses to come out ahead, With practically all other wedding venues unavailable, This business was able to offer socially distanced weddings from her historic home wedding chapel. “I made sure the ceremonies were safe while ensuring they kept the same intimacy of years past.” It is not hard to see how she did it after stepping into the 1928 manor. The vintage charm and period decor is enhanced by the romantic backyard garden with a patio, fireplace, pond, and wedding arch.

Trading hours:

8am - 8pm by appointment - you work as much as you want. I can perform 6 or 7 elopement ceremonies in one day.

Years established:

Other Information

Support & training:

I will give you everything you need down to the phone number that spells the business name. Training is included. I want this to be successful. Getting you ordained and legal is super easy. Working on training you how to update the website, marketing materials and how to make the bride's flowers (really easy BTW) We can discuss the level and details after we evlauate how much help you need.

Furniture / Fixtures value:
$35,000 - included in the asking price
Inventory / Stock value:
$20,000 - included in the asking price
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