Meyer's Castle Est. 1987

1370 Joliet Street, Dyer, IN, USA

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Meyer's Castle is a world class historic landmark set on a hill surrounded by beautiful manicured rolling gardens.
The Lowdown
Type
Castle / Château / Manor
Views
Courtyard
Forest
Garden
Historical Monument
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Rolling Hills
Style
Art Deco
British
Classic
Gothic
Preppy
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Product Launch
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Art Show
Baby Shower
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Brand Activations
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Conferences
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Exhibits
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
Networking Events
Photo/Video Shoot
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Meyer's Castle is a world class historic landmark set on a hill surrounded by beautiful manicured rolling gardens. The wonderful blend of polished elegance in a natural setting offers an exciting scenic departure from ordinary alternatives. Located only 35 minutes away from downtown Chicago, the estate's smallest room can host a minimum of 30 guests, while the largest ballroom can accommodate up to 325.

Our customized proposals are designed to reflect every client's taste, tailored specifically to their creative visions. At Meyer's Castle we are passionate about events, and look forward to making your celebration a success! 

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $75 to $110

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
325
Buffet
N/A
Standing
325
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1987
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
There are many nice hotels near by to choose from. A list can be provided per request.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
Design:

Joseph Ernest Meyer (September 5, 1878 – March 9, 1950) was a botanist, writer, illustrator, publisher, and supplier of pharmaceutical-grade herbs and roots to the drug trade who became a prominent citizen and eventually one of the first millionaireis  in Northwest Indiana. He was the founder of the Indiana Botanic Gardens, Calumet National Bank and Meyer Publishing (now MeyerBooks). At his death he was said to be the world's largest distributor of herbs used in salves, cosmetics, and medicines.

Meyer not only supplied large pharmaceutical firms with drug-grade botanicals, he made up and packaged medical, culinary, and magical herbs for retail sales through his mail order catalogues and yearly almanacs. Many of the plants were raised in Indiana, but he also travelled the world to connect with growers in tropical and Mediterranean climates, and was a major importer of raw botanicals. The Indiana Botanic Garden catalogues and almanacs were illustrated with his own artwork, both line-art and water colours, and he wrote extensively about the folkloric customs employed by herbalists from many cultures. The articles and illustrations that he produced for the yearly catalogues were eventually collected into books, among which the most popular was titled The Herbalist and Herb Doctor.

Meyer's Castle is an example of Jacobethan Revival Architecture that was built between 1929 and 1931 by architect Cosbey Bemard Sr. as a replica of a Scottish castle, and to be the private residence of Joseph Meyer. He had seen the exact same castle once while traveling in Europe, and fell in love with it till the point that he had to re-create his own in the United States. It's location in the forested area on top of the highest point of Lake County, was perfect to continue his practice of Herbology. When it was completed in 1931, it became the largest, and most lavish home in the surrounding Calumet region. Meyer lived in the castle until his death in 1950. His wife Cecilia, remained there for several years after her husband's passing.
Celebration Locations
Oak Room:
Perfect for smaller events, minimum of 30 guests. An Oak-Paneled, Limestone Room with panoramic windows that stretch 125 feet long overlooking the estate's gardens and verandas
- View: Gardens view
- Max Capacity: 75
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Speakeasy Lounge:
Our "roaring 20s" era speakeasy is a great choice for small to medium sized parties, and perfect for cocktail hour. 50 guest minimum
- Max Capacity: 120
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
East Canopy Ballroom:
Located on the east wing of the estate, say "I do" alongside stunningly handcrafted details, carved limestone and an elegantly draped ceiling with multiple vintage colonial polished brass chandeliers. 100 guest minimum
- View: Gardens view
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
West Canopy Ballroom:
The estate's largest ballroom makes you feel as though you've stepped into a private Regency era ball, complete with a dramatic 10ft diameter crystal chandelier centerpiece accented by multiple examples of the same epoch. 175 guest minimum
- View: Gardens view
- Max Capacity: 325
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Sunlit Veranda:
- View: Choose the Sunlit Veranda overlooking the estate's beautiful rolling gardens. The Veranda can be accessorized with crystal chandelier hanging installations which perfectly contrast against the natural green and flowers on a wedding arch. This ceremony loc
- Max Capacity: 70
Gazebo:
Enjoy the beauty of Meyer's Castle's estate by tying the knot in our classic ornate wrought iron gazebo surrounded by mature trees and seasonal flowers. The structure is ideal for dressing up with floral, garland or drapery. It has a concrete aisle which is perfect for a runner, or lined with flower petals. Our white garden chairs create a beautiful contrast with the immaculate green grass. ​
- View: Gardens View
- Max Capacity: 325
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
ROYAL UPGRADE:
Meyer's Castle can intimately host up to 3 events per day. If you would like to have private use of the entire estate, we have an additional rental fee to guarantee you are the only event at the Castle on your special day.
- View: Gardens & Woods Views
- Max Capacity: 325
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Bars & Lounges:

Our "roaring 20s" era speakeasy is a great choice for small to medium sized parties, and perfect for cocktail hour. 50 guest minimum

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