ULTIMATE PLUS (May 16-19, 2019) is your all-access ticket to exclusive, one-of-a kind architecture and design experiences over an extraordinary Wright-centered weekend. The 3-night package includes:
- Invitation-only Wright Night at Chicago’s renowned Rookery Building
- Private Passage: Art on the Farm and Prairie – an exclusive-access day tour
- Fast Pass (priority entry) to the all-day Wright Plus Housewalk
- Private luncheon at Oak Park’s historic Nineteenth Century Club
- Exclusively Wright Dinner – gourmet dining at the newly restored Robie House
- Deluxe hotel stay at the historic Carleton of Oak Park
- Transportation to and from all events
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Thursday, May 16, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Start your Wright Plus experience with an elegant reception in the stunning 1905 Wright-designed light court of The Rookery Building in downtown Chicago's historic financial district. Enjoy a private tour of the library where Daniel Burnham and colleagues hatched plans for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, and the rarely seen vault containing architectural artifacts from the building. Mingle with fellow Ultimate Plus guests, Wright enthusiasts and VIP guests at this invitation-only reception and silent auction.
Private Passage: Art on the Farm and Prairie
Friday, May 17, 8 am to 6 pm
This exclusive all-day excursion takes you to three private architectural gems. Travel by luxury motor coach to Crab Tree Farm, an authentically restored operating farm that showcases a world-renowned collection of British and American Arts & Crafts housed in buildings that reflect the Arts & Crafts aesthetic. Equally impressive are the displays of contemporary furniture and art by resident craftsmen and artisans. Enjoy lunch and proceed to experience two private homes that are works of art in themselves. Take a private tour of Wright’s modernist Charles F. Glore House (1951) in its spectacular setting overlooking a ravine. End the day with a relaxing reception at another Wright tour de force, the Arthur B. Heurtley House (1905) in Oak Park. This magnificent residence is the fullest expression of the Prairie style.
Includes breakfast, lunch and transportation. Ultimate Plus Exclusive.
Wright Plus Housewalk and Luncheon
Saturday, May 18, 9 am to 5 pm
With your Fast Pass, walk right into each Wright Plus home with the next available tour group. Enjoy a private luncheon at the historic Nineteenth Century Club.
Exclusively Wright Dinner℠ at Robie House
Saturday, May 18, 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Wright’s iconic masterpiece, Robie House, is the historic setting for a very special evening of viewing and dining. Join the City of Chicago’s Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson on a fascinating tour of the recently restored building. Experience the colors, lighting, decorative details and interior spaces as Wright envisioned them. A multi-course gourmet dinner follows. Space is limited.
Gourmet Breakfast and Airport Transfer
Sunday, May 19
Enjoy a gourmet breakfast at the hotel. Your transportation to O’Hare Airport is arranged by us. Enjoy memories of a spectacular weekend.
Reserve your space now for Chicago's Ultimate Wright experience.
Please note that most venues on Ultimate Plus are private residences that are not physically accessible. Program subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances. Ultimate Plus tickets are non-refundable.
Proceeds support the education, restoration and preservation programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.
Questions about Ultimate Plus? Contact Lise Braithwaite.