ULTIMATE PLUS (May 17-20, 2018) is Wright Plus deluxe—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: Country Modern – an exclusive-access day tour
- Fast Pass (no waiting in line) to the all-day Wright Plus Housewalk
- Private luncheon at Oak Park’s historic Nineteenth Century Club
- Exclusively Wright DinnersSM – gourmet dining at a private Wright-designed residence
- Deluxe hotel stay at the historic Carleton of Oak Park
- Transportation to and from all events
Become a member now to take advantage of member rates.
|ULTIMATE PLUS TICKET||FLWT Member||Non-member|
|January 3 – May 19, 2018||$2,500||$2,650|
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Thursday, May 17, 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: Country Modern
Friday, May 18, 9 am to 5 pm
Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are both pioneers of modern. The Ultimate Plus Friday Excursion, Private Passage: Country Modern, is a rare opportunity to compare how the two architects harmonized a unique architectural design with the landscape. First visit Wright’s Muirhead Farmhouse (1950), a 3,200-square-foot Usonian that is his only known farmhouse. After lunch, tour Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, designed in 1945 and constructed in 1951 as a country retreat. The “glass box” house is an icon of the International Style.
Breakfast, lunch and transportation included. Ultimate Plus Exclusive.
Wright PlusSM Housewalk & Luncheon
Saturday, May 19, 9 am to 5 pm
With your Fast Pass, walk right into each Wright Plus home without waiting in line. Enjoy a private luncheon at the historic Nineteenth Century Club. Tour First United Methodist Church (Tallmadge & Watson, 1923-1925), open exclusively for Ultimate Plus guests and FLWT members. Enjoy the reserved rest area.
Exclusively Wright DinnersSM
Saturday, May 19, 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Join current owners of the spectacular Arthur B. Heurtley House (1905) and dine on exquisite cuisine prepared by acclaimed chef, Andrew Zimmerman.
The Heurtley House is a masterpiece by a confident and successful architect entering his prime. The residence has been restored to Wright’s vision with authentic reproductions of Wright’s furnishings. Dinner will be served on a contemporary birch dining room set idesigned in Wright’s style.
Since taking the culinary lead at Sepia, a Michelin starred restaurant since 2011, Chef Andrew Zimmerman has garnered national acclaim for his inventive American cuisine. He describes his cooking style as all about balance of textures, global flavors and seasonality. Zimmerman has been honored by the James Beard Foundation and named Chef of the Year several times by the Jean Banchet Awards. StarChefs.com picked Zimmerman as a 2011 Rising Star Chef. Sepia won as Restaurant of the Year in 2012.
Check back for announcements of additional dinner houses and chefs.
Gourmet Breakfast and Airport Transfer
Sunday, May 20
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 handicapped accessible. Program subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances. Ultimate Plus tickets are non-refundable.