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Your BIG day is going to be historic. Thornton Distilling Company is located in Illinois’ oldest standing brewery (c.1857), located 25 miles south of the Chicago Loop in the sleepy little village of Thornton, IL.
Since our launch in 2019, we have hosted hundreds of private events in our historic 20,000-square-foot structure, from luxury weddings and fundraisers to anniversary parties and birthday celebrations.
The pre-prohibition brewery aesthetic is industrial yet elegant and features new amenities.
Our award-winning Craft Cocktail & Dining Program offers custom packages that can be tailored to fit a range of events, styles, and budgets.
We offer couples turn-key event packages that help simplify the planning process.
Ceremony space and wooden wedding arch are included with all wedding packages. All packages also include seating, tables and linen at no additional cost. Free Parking is conveniently located just a few steps away in the rear parking lot. We pride ourselves is offering exceptional value without sacrificing quality and our commitment to craftsmanship.
Wedding Reception & Event Space
Cooper’s Hall: Facilities & Capacity
For many years Cooper’s Hall was utilized to craft wooden cooperage or barrels by hand for the historic brewery.
Today we offer full access to the large indoor hall and a spacious outdoor private patio (uncovered). Couples have ample space to bring their dreams to life!
The 4,000 square foot hall has a capacity of 250 guests for cocktail receptions, or 150 guests seated for a reception or ceremony. Polished concrete floors and exposed brick and beams lend a warm industrial feel, while the original brewery skylight bathes the setting in natural light. This hall is perfectly suited for receptions, thanks to the full craft cocktail bar.
Cooper’s Hall can accommodate between 25-250 guests.
More intimate gatherings can be held in Distiller’s Hall, which has a seating capacity of 135. It overlooks the production distillery on our ground level and has access to our solid limestone cocktail bar, The Well and our ground-level outdoor patio space.
We also offer partial and full venue buyout packages with additional details available upon request below.