Pre-Emption House Tavern

Pre-Emption House exterior view Rental Information

The original Pre-Emption House, built in 1834, stood at the center of Naperville as the first hotel and tavern west of Chicago. Today, you can rent the tavern in our re-created Pre-Emption House for private business meetings, parties, and special events.

Facilities Amenities and Services

  • 761 sq. ft. with seating for 34 or 45 standing
  • Historic Ambiance
  • Beautiful landscaping
  • Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Naperville  near I-88 and I-355 tollways (near Aurora, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Lisle, Warrenville, Wheaton) 
  • Free parking 
  • A/V Equipment available upon request

Rental includes:

  • Minimum four-hour rental includes set-up and break-down
  • Additional time available based on scheduling
  • Use of catering prep kitchen 
  • Naper Settlement rental attendant
  • Air conditioned facilities
  • 6 rectangular wooden tables and wooden chairs
  • Wheelchair and ramp access

Pricing and Date Availability

Please contact our Organizational Resources Department at 630.420.6010 or email us here.