The Lodge at Katherine Legge Memorial Park is surrounded by 52 acres of beautifully appointed parkland. It’s a charming example of an era gone by. Built in 1927 and designed by R. Harold Zook, one of the most renowned residential architects in the western suburbs, The Lodge exudes grace and elegance. It is as versatile as it is engaging, welcoming a variety of special events and occasions from weddings and social functions to corporate meetings and retreats. The first floor of the English-style building is alive with character, providing a spacious living room with a fireplace, a piano, dining room, kitchen, alcove, and access to the beautiful patios and surrounding grounds that may be used for outdoor event space. The beautiful second floor ballroom provides an elegant interior setting with many options for a ceremony, dancing, party or corporate events.
Alexander Legge, former President of International Harvester, and his wife Katherine, The Lodge’s namesake, originally developed the property as a weekend escape. Their initial plan included the construction of a home on the site. However, upon Katherine’s unexcepted death due to a sudden illness in 1924, Alexander established Katherine Legge Memorial Park & Lodge as a retreat devoted to rest, recreation, and the welfare of the women employed at International Harvester. The Lodge was graciously donated to the Village of Hinsdale in 1973 and has been an exceptional venue for countless weddings and special events ever since. The Village has balanced maintaining the history and charming character of The Lodge, while at the same time, continuing to work at remaining current with improvements. The legacy of KLM Lodge and the Legge family continue to carry forward into the future.