The Cuneo Mansion
is a fabulous choice to host any event. Your guests will be taken in by the lovely grounds and the delightful architecture. Learn more about the exciting history of the Cuneo Mansion.
For the various types of events hosted at the Cuneo Mansion, we offer a variety of custom menus. Call today to work with our chef and plan the perfect dinner for your event.
Located in Vernon Hills, IL, Loyola at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens is home to the Cuneo family collection of fine art and furnishings, set in a beautiful 100-acre estate.
Construction of Cuneo Mansion and Gardens began in 1914 and was completed in 1916 as the home of Samuel Insull, an original founder of the General Electric Company, and designed by Chicago architect, Benjamin Marshall, in the Italianate style. Its gardens and landscaping were designed by world-renowned landscape architect, Jens Jensen. In 1937, John Cuneo Sr. bought
the home and lived there with his wife, Julia, and two children, John Jr. and
Consuela. John Sr owned and operated Hawthorn Mellody Farms Dairy, the National Tea Company, and the Cuneo Press.
In 2009, the Cuneo Foundation, the family foundation of John Cuneo Jr. and
his wife, Herta, gave the estate to Loyola University Chicago. The $50 million gift, the largest in Loyola's history, included the museum’s extensive collection of art and furnishings.
Since receiving the estate, Loyola has completed a number of renovations and added a meeting and event pavilion for courses and special events. Loyola will continue its investment in the mansion.
Loyola's Cuneo Mansion and Gardens has
an elegant formal garden, a terrace overlooking the mansion grounds, and a historic Italianate-style mansion with a beautifully appointed year-round pavilion for up to 300 guests.