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Danada House (Friends of Danada Inc)

Phone: (630) 668-5392 3s501 Naperville Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189

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Danada House is a facility of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and is often rented out for weddings and other special events. Located in Wheaton, IL, this building and its grounds serves individuals from all across DuPage county, including Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Naperville, Aurora, Bloomingdale, Addison, Bensenville, and Roselle. The home was built by commodity trader Daniel F. Rice and his wife Ada in 1939, and was the home farm of 1965 Kentucky Derby winner Lucky Debonair. The white brick, 19-room home and its 780 acres, with outbuildings and a 23-stall Kentucky-style stable, were purchased by the Forest Preserve in 1980.

Danada House can accommodate up to 250 guest in the Atrium or 90 guests in the main level of the House, and is commonly rented out for weddings, bridal showers, family reunions, memorial services, social events, business seminars, birthday parties, retirement parties, holiday parties, and anniversaries. Its all season annex, the Atrium, has tile flooring, a wooden dance floor, state-of-the-art lighting, wireless internet, and climate control, making it suitable for receptions, dances, and other celebrations. Danada House works with seven approved caterers with a variety of different menu options, and there are 12 different hotels within a five-mile radius of the location, ensuring that there is plenty of lodging for even the largest event. Linens and equipment are available.

Visit the website for Danada House to learn more about the history of the location, view a gallery of the house and events that have taken place there, and contact Friends of Danada to reserve the Danada House for a special event.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Danada House (Friends of Danada Inc) meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Danada House (Friends of Danada Inc) include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Danada House (Friends of Danada Inc)
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: October 07, 2008 Business started: 06/25/1986 Business started locally: 06/25/1986 Business incorporated 06/25/1986 in IL
Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Jill Ludvigsen, Executive Director
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Jill Ludvigsen, Executive Director
Number of Employees


Business Category

Caterers Restaurants Wedding Supplies & Services Management Training Meeting Management Training Programs Wedding Chapels & Ceremonies Wedding Consultants Concert Halls Photographers - Wedding Videographers - Wedding Caterers (NAICS: 722320)

Products & Services



BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
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Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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