Ultimate Saturday


$1,375 | $1,225 Trust Member
Become a member now to take advantage of discounted rates

A spectacular one-day immersion featuring select highlights of the all-weekend Ultimate Plus package.


  • Fast Pass (priority entry) to the all-day Wright Plus Housewalk
  • Private luncheon at Oak Park's historic Nineteenth Century Club
  • Exclusively Wright Dinner

Wright Plus Housewalk and Luncheon
Saturday, May 18, 9 am to 4 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℠
Saturday, May 18, 6:30 to 10:30 pm

Wright dinner


Join current owners in their Frank Lloyd Wright home and enjoy an exquisite dining experience prepared by an acclaimed chef. The evening will include a private tour and cocktails, in addition to a gourmet dinner. Experience moments of glamour as you encounter a living space as a work of art.

Avery Coonley House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1908), Riverside, IL
The vast financial resources of heiress Queene Ferry Coonley and her husband Avery, combined with Wright’s creativity, resulted in one of the most impressive residential designs of Wright’s career. The Coonley estate was a sprawling complex made up of a house, stable, and gardener’s cottage, situated around a central courtyard. Today, the meticulously restored home shows the qualities of a mature Prairie residence, including Roman brick walls, built-in shelving, and abundant leaded glass, 80% of which is original.

Melissa Elsmo

Chef Melissa Elsmo
Part storyteller and part chef, Melissa Elsmo makes you believe you can enjoy every meal just as she does – fully and enthusiastically. A trained chef and ardent food lover, Mel's passion for a good meal peppers her life. As part of Chicago’s underground supper club scene, she creates intimate multi-course dining experiences featuring her own recipes and artful approach to plating. Guests wait months for a seat around her table, but savvy food lovers can often locate her at pop-up events around the city. She is as comfortable plating up inventive nibbles at a brewery as she is serving a fine meal under a cantilevered porch. Sure, she’s cooked for a Nobel Prize winner and former First Lady, but all guests around her table become key ingredients in her whimsical menus. In her above ground life, Mel, a 25-year Oak Park resident, is a devoted food writer, passionate volunteer, and professional fundraiser.


Please note that most venues on Ultimate Saturday are private residences that are not physically accessible. Program subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances. Ultimate Saturday tickets are non-refundable.

Proceeds support the education, restoration and preservation programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.

Questions about Ultimate Saturday? Contact info@flwright.org.