oak hill farm galena
Come find out why oak hill farm is one of the top illinois barn wedding venues in the state! About 46 years ago, Oak Hill became part of our family. It was purchased as a weekend home but quickly became much more as my parents poured their hearts and souls into restoring the property to its original state. Along the way, they fell in love with collecting antiques and preserving the rich history of the farm.
For 23 years, my mother Sandy and late father, Duane, transformed the 19th century, crumbling farm into a gathering place for their family and friends that rivaled no other. Their eye for detail and love for the natural surroundings enabled them to retain the charm and grace of the estate.
In 1996, my father Duane passed away rather suddenly and his wish was to rest on the property which he adored. Our family’s goal was to create a family cemetery on our farm but the county initially denied us that option. Soon after, a rumor spread that what we needed to gain approval for our cemetery was to have a church on site. It wasn’t long before a knock came to the door and a member of a neighboring church, St. John’s, told us their country church needed a home. The congregation had built a new church and could no longer afford to keep up the old one. Their suggestion was to “take the church and answer all our prayers”.
Our dream was becoming a reality and the county ultimately issued us a permit for our family cemetery. We moved St. John’s church to Oak Hill and placed my father in his final resting ground. My husband Doug and I were the first to be married in the newly restored church and from there we’ve invited many to share in our joy and experience Oak Hill for themselves. The last 20 years of our lives have been touched by the many couples who have been captivated by the magic of Oak Hill. We invite you to do the same. –Becky Riedl
oak hill farm galena
8044 N Gabel Ln
Apple River, IL 61001
happily ever after wedding barn
This rustic and beautiful 110-year old, solar powered barn is one of the top illinois barn wedding venues and the perfect venue for anyone who wants everlasting memories on their special day. In addition to the Barn, several outdoor locations on the property make a stunning backdrop for your ceremony and photography.
Surrounded by the rolling farmland of Northern Illinois, Happily Ever After Wedding Barn is a convenient drive from Freeport or Rockford, located just south of US20 near historic Pecatonica, Illinois.
happily ever after wedding barn
1794 S Klinger Rd
Pecatonica, IL 61063
Willowhaven Park Nature Center
The Willowhaven Nature Center is a restored 1900’s barn that transforms into a spectacular location to host graduation parties, small weddings, bridal or baby showers, family gatherings, or business retreats. A large room with tables and chairs is available at limited times and the facility can accommodate up to 95 guests*. Alcohol is permitted with the proper permits and additional fees.
Willowhaven park also has outdoor rentals available at our amphitheater, gardens, and picnic pavilion.
*The Bourbonnais Township Park District follows all State of Illinois mandated gathering restrictions and capacity sizes will follow the maximum size of group gatherings required by State mandates.
Check out why this is one of the leading illinois barn wedding venues in western illinois.
willowhaven park nature center
1451 N. 4000 E. Road
Kankakee, IL 60901
the barn at hornbaker gardens
The secluded beauty of the botanical gardens and arboretum at Hornbaker Gardens is the perfect choice for your special day. Say “I do” on the manicured meadow, overlooking the pond, surrounded by nature’s beauty.
Then walk to The Barn and start the party! This new facility was designed with your wedding in mind and is one of the top illinois barn wedding venues for a reason. Rustic on the outside, but elegant on the inside, it features lots of glass looking out onto the gardens, along with a bride’s room, groom’s room, modern bathrooms and a large kitchen.
Heating and air conditioning guarantee that you and your guests will dine and celebrate in comfort. The large, covered patio provides a place to start the party with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and to step outside later and enjoy the evening air.
Photo opportunities abound in the unique setting that is Hornbaker Gardens, including our 2-acre native Illinois prairie.
The gardens, The Barn, and our staff are here to make your wedding day as perfect and beautiful as possible.
the barn at horn baker garden
22937 1140 North Ave
Princeton, IL 61356
big red barn
Experience a most memorable event at The Big Red Barn when you host your own private occasion.
This unique 2,000 square foot event space is open year-round for Weddings, Corporate and Private Events.
The Big Red barn is home to a variety of scenic, comfortable indoor and outdoor settings to suit your event needs.
Our barn venue features include a covered bridge, mill house, beautiful lake, and acres of scenic outdoor nature that will provide you with a natural intimate, and exclusive ambience. This rustic farm atmosphere is sure to reward you with elegance and memories.
Located in the heart of Southern Illinois, the quaint town of Mcleansboro is the perfect location for any gathering. Please call us for an appointment, quote or any information needed to assist you with planning your next unforgettable memory.
Today weddings in a barn offer the bride and groom a chance to hold their wedding in a very personable and unique location. A barn wedding can be dressed up or dressed down to match the style and decor of your wedding and offer endless charm.
Whether you’re planning a wedding, wedding reception, or both, the Big Red Barn has the facility to accommodate both small and large groups. There is a reason this is one of the top illinois barn wedding venues.
The Big Red Barn
Rt. 5 Box 6
McLeansboro, IL 62859
1179 County Road 350 North
New Haven, IL 62867
Looking for a place to have your wedding? Look no further, Schwarz Barn is one of the most extraordinary settings for the perfect event. The authentic barn is located in Highland, Illinois. The large rustic pole barn has been transformed into a magical event venue.
The historic Schwarz Barn is a premier location for your unique and romantic Wedding with Reception. Couples enjoy the ease and convenience of having their beautiful picture setting, chapel ceremony, and elegant reception all in one location. The perfect location for those NOT wanting the traditional Hotel or Banquet center setting.
We are now a fully operating wedding venue and are known as Schwarz Barn. We are a seasonal venue and as of right now only have weddings about 7-8 months out of the year, March-June and August-November. We typically host around 30 weddings a year on average. We strive to make sure that each and every couple that has their wedding with us has a great experience and a wedding they won’t forget!
5004 State Route 160
Highland, IL 62249
Creating a memorable wedding day is what all brides dream of and finding the perfect venue is the first step. Our vintage barn has an ambience and charm that will allow your vision to come true while your guests unwind and enjoy time with family and friends. The private location of 1912 Barn allows the happy couple to relax and enjoy each moment of the day without watching the clock or moving from one location to another, no time schedules are needed here. Everything you desire is just waiting for you!
Both indoor and outdoor ceremony options are available on site with either the warm, rich tones of the Douglas Fir post and beams of the 100+ year old barn structure or beautiful shady spots with cool breezes scattered across the property. Photographers are always pleased with outstanding backdrops of beautiful fields, wooded wind blocks and amazing sunsets all provide unique elements for a portrait and album photos. And don’t forget the option to set up a starlit dance floor in the middle of the field just in-case you want to can catch a shooting star.
The rustic appeal of the 1912 Barn with its wood rafters, tin roof and large barn doors open out to a private country property to explore and relax both before and after the ceremony. Whether guest choose to sit by a cozy bonfire roasting marshmallows or wander the 6 acres with a glass of wine, all will agree that the comfortable atmosphere makes for a stress free day.
As another convenience, we offer are private dressing rooms for both the bride and groom to make the day run seamlessly smooth with space available for a morning Mimosa Brunch for the girls. Or maybe a round of bags for the boys, with a beer in the afternoon before the vows and celebration gets started.
Whether you are planning a large or intimate gathering, the owners, Aissa and Hank Norris and their staff can help you orchestrate the wedding of your dreams. Preferred vendor lists are available for assistance, however couples are able to choose whomever best fits their needs and budget. There are also many items available in the Bridal Closet allowing brides to utilize those one time use items and reduce their expenses saving more for the honeymoon.
inquire today to learn more about one of the top illinois barn wedding venues!
990 S Meridian Ave
Niantic, IL 62551
the old rugged barn
The Old Rugged Barn is the perfect venue for any of your events, from weddings to craft shows and birthday celebrations. The barn’s versatile space can accommodate up to 200 guests but is also suitable for smaller gatherings. Some examples of how the space has been used in the past are weddings, family holiday dinners, craft/vendor shows, private classes, birthday parties, small music performances, graduation celebrations, and animal adoption events.
The Old Rugged Barn property is extremely versatile and the perfect location for your rustic wedding and reception. On the property, there is a large main barn with a 2000 sq ft main floor and a large loft overlooking the aisle and dance floor. In addition to this main building, a large enclosed pavilion and grain bin gazebo also sit on the property, with multiple pastures surrounding for either parking purposes or use for event activities. Ceremonies can be held in any of the buildings, or outdoors, so the venue can accommodate and bring to life any of your rustic wedding dreams!
old rugged barn
18808 N 2000 E Rd
Towanda, IL 61776
the landing barn
The Landing is a venue in central Illinois, near Taylorville. A big brown barn with knotty pine interior and a feature wall at one end that really pops! The main level has two bathrooms and leads to a loft where you can lounge or host your DJ. A large lower level features two bathrooms, a changing room, and a large gathering room. You can host your rehearsal dinner downstairs. You can bring in vendors of your choice.
the landing barn
939 E 1100 North Rd
Taylorville, IL 62568
miller farms barn
Miller Farms Barn offers a perfect touch of rustic charm to make your big day everything you imagined and more. If you’re looking for a tranquil country setting, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at the barn, we provide you with the perfect venue to complete your vision. We offer both indoor and outdoor ceremony options that will suit the needs of you and your guests. Our barn can accommodate up to 250 guests, with additional seating options available.
Weddings at Miller Farms Barn offer couples the ability to begin setting up as soon as Thursday to provide the ease of making every last detail absolutely perfect. Couples are welcome to continue set-up and host their rehearsal on Friday, and wedding on Saturday. The final day is saved to finish with clean-up on Sunday. Our goal is to make sure that no Bride and Groom ever feels rushed so they can focus on the important things like love, laughter, and happily ever after.
miller farms barn
2079 County Road 2600 N
Gifford, IL 61847
Hudson Farm is a wedding venue located just outside of Champaign-Urbana in the heart of the midwest. The farmstead has a rustic ceremony barn, a large reception shed updated with modern luxuries, and a bridal farmhouse surrounded by beautiful grounds to enjoy. We can accommodate gatherings from 50 to 325 people. Bring in your choice of Caterer, DJ, Photographer, Florist, etc. for a personalized nuptial experience. The bar at Hudson Farm offers it all! Fully stocked, bartended, and tailored to work with any budget. We tie it all together with the highest level of service and hospitality.
for decades, the farm and barn have been a gathering place for family and friends. In 2013, Leah Hudson and her fiancé Joe decided to hold their wedding on the farm with the ceremony in the barn. Shortly after their wedding, the family began getting inundated with phone calls and drive-bys of couples hoping to book their country dream wedding at the farm. Joyce and Cecil L. Hudson decided to answer the call and start a new kind of business for the farm.
Today, Dan and his wife Rachel alongside his parents Cecil and Joyce, manage all aspects of their thriving family business.
1341 COUNTY ROAD 1800 EAST
URBANA, IL, 61802
The Old HomeStead Event Barn
The Old Homestead Event Barn sits on 5 acres which offers a setting to host a wedding ceremony and a reception. A large pond sits on the south end of the property that is teeming with hundreds of goldfish, a John Deere tractor fountain, and 30 newer established trees and bushes. The ceremony area now has a gazebo with barn beam benches and sliding barn doors at the entrance. The farmhouse is part of the rented venue giving parties the sunroom, kitchen, and bathroom to prepare for weddings. The barn is located to the North of the house. With 5,000 square feet, the ceiling is draped with material and outfitted with 12 chandeliers plus cafe-style lights leading out under the awning and over the driveway for romantic evenings. It is a seasonal place open from March to November but can be toured in any month. The comfort of heat can be added with rented propane heaters. Two bathrooms are located inside the barn with modern conveniences.
21850 Beardstown Road
Rushville, IL 62681
willow creek farm
Willow Creek Farm is available to host a number of different special events and corporate functions. Our event space offers free onsite WiFi, audio visual needs, and the ability to arrange the space in a way that fits for your unique needs. Whether you are looking to host a leadership retreat or a non-profit fundraiser, Willow Creek Farm has the capability of offering a unique and personal experience for everyone.
Willow Creek Farm offers a majestic setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Our event space sits on 37 acres of beautiful Illinois farmland. We offer a highly personalized experience for you and your guests to make your wedding ceremony a memorable day for everyone.
Willow Creek Farm offers an onsite caterer for a true Farm-to-Table experience with customizable menu options that change seasonally. Our barn and intimate patio area provide both indoor and outdoor options for cocktail hours, ceremonies and receptions. Couples can choose between several picturesque settings for their ceremony, including our pond overlooking the rolling hills of central Illinois farmland. For parties of all sizes, we also provide the option of bringing a tent onto the property and hosting an outdoor reception.
willow creek farm
1766 County Road 1850 N
Urbana, IL 61802
The Barn has several outdoor ceremony sites to choose from, whether you want a pond-side ceremony, a wooded area or the Barn itself as your backdrop.
Whatever the season, an indoor wedding in our climate-controlled Barn will always be comfortable and picture-perfect.
Although its design and construction pays homage to the barns of time gone by, the Bloomfield Barn features modern conveniences intended for the comfort and enjoyment of our guests. Air-conditioning for summer, radiant floor heat for winter. Comfortable always.
Our location, a little over a mile off of a state highway, is so simple to reach but once you are here, it’s as if the rest of the world fades away.
Whatever your style, whatever your colors, the Barn is a blank slate that can be transformed, making your dreams a reality.
18444 N. 1600th Street
Chrisman, IL 61924
photographyThe property that is currently called Engelbrecht Farm was originally built and first cultivated in the late 1800s.
We here at Engelbrecht Farm believe in a true family and friends wedding. Where both sides of the new to be family, and their friends come together can have a celebration of love and life. Engelbrecht Farm allows you the time and the ability to do your own decorating, set-up, and catering. Imagine your creative enjoyment decorating your own barn wedding with your family and friends. However, if you prefer, we do have a list of several great decorators and caterers in the area that can bring your dream day to reality.
You will have the full farmstead wedding utilizing several of the structures. The house can be the core family retreat area but is intended for the bridal party to prepare themselves. In addition, the three bedrooms can handle overnight guests and a modern kitchen for you to prepare private meals.
The Barn is the largest in the area with 4,500 square feet under the roofs. Adjacent to the barn is the old concrete feedlot which covers 4,000 square feet which can be covered with a tent or left open for a true outdoor barn wedding. The floors in the barn are concrete with the second floor being wood. Also, other areas of the property may be explored and used as photography backdrops. You can even schedule to have your engagement photos taken once the wedding booking has been made.
The barn is split up into three major areas. The loafing shed is open on one end with a capacity of 140. The main part of the barn is split into the ground level and hayloft. The ground level can seat 150 people and 72 people can sit in the barn’s hayloft which overlooks the ground level. A tent can be placed on the concrete adjacent to the barn or in the south pasture next to the barn. Please keep in mind that these are average figures. Your final maximum attendance will be dependent on your particular layout.
Small event vehicle parking is available in the rock driveways. Large event vehicle parking is available in the grass parking lot within the farmstead.
275 N 1400E Rd
Paxton, IL 60957
the barn at fairview acres
The Barn at Fairview Acres is a unique wedding and event venue located in West Central Illinois.
A beautiful wedding & event barn located in Biggsville, IL – we put the day in your special day. Make your whole day special from beginning to end at The Barn at Fairview Acres!
the barn at fairview acres
1632 State Hwy 94
Biggsville, IL 61418
parker run vineyards big red barn and brooder house
super yard gamesThe Big Red Barn is one of the most iconic illinois barn wedding venues of yesteryear with nostalgic charm and modern amenities. The barn features a non-smoking, 350-seat capacity great room, bar service, large stage, vestibule, prep room, handicap-accessible restrooms with baby changers. Out back you will find a large fenced-in lawn to accommodate additional outdoor activities as well as ample parking and easy access to the vineyard grounds to stage your special outdoor ceremony.
parker run vineyards big red barn and brooder house
1120 330th St.
New Windsor, IL 61465
harms country farms
For owners, Troy and Michelle Harms, their farmstead wedding and reception business is a dream realized. The farm has been in Troy’s family for generations, but after the passing of Uncle Joe Vance in 1990, it fell into disrepair. This did not stop Michelle from dreaming of a farm wedding. However, at the time of their 2013 wedding, the family farm was not an option, and there were no venues like it in the area. Fast forward to 2017, the couple took possession of the family farm, welcomed twins, and built a new home on the property. Although the idea of creating a wedding business on the property had been discussed, a plan was not officially in the works until the couple was approached in the fall of 2018. Three amazing couples booked their weddings at Harms Country Farms thus kicking off the inaugural year.
harms country farms
7478 N 1800 East Rd
Chenoa, IL 61726
Elmore Stock Farm Barn
Elmore Stock Farm Events & Lodging offers one of the best locations in Central Illinois for barn weddings, retreats, reunions, dances, socials, and more.
We are a charming rustic barn venue that sits on rolling countryside. We offer an outdoor ceremony site, lodging for 19, and handicap accessible restrooms
Our world-class Lodge offers five bedrooms that can sleep up to 19 guests comfortably. The Lodge comes with all the amenities and a beautiful view from the large porch.
consider our rustic paradise where you can enjoy your ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and lodging for your bridal party or out-of-state guests, all in one place! Our newly renovated Barn offers Air Conditioning and Heat to help you enjoy your day to the fullest! Beauty abounds for all your photographic creativity! We also offer a fire pit for your s’more bar or cuddling up with the new Bride and Groom! Directed handicap parking is available in the conveniently placed parking lot near the Barn. We work in a fashion of open catering so you may work with whomever you wish or you can choose someone from our preferred catering list! We have a bar available for you to serve drinks over, if you choose to offer alcoholic beverages you have the option of doing a cash bar through a hired bartender or purchasing a policy through an insurance company of our preferred choice. We encourage you to check out our website for additional information including pricing, availability, and all other amenities!
elmore stock farm barn
22147 Spoon River Rd
Laura, IL 61451
Marlene’s Event Barn is a newly constructed special events venue. We are now open and ready to help you host your perfect celebration!
Looking for peace and privacy on your special day? Marlene’s is a 5300 square foot barn sitting on 11 acres of beautiful woods and grassland.
Bridal suite, catering kitchen, bar, seven hundred square foot covered patio, and on-site ceremony space all available to accommodate the wedding of your dreams!
Our love for friend and family gatherings inspired us to bring Marlene’s event barn to Metamora. Events bring people together where everlasting memories are created. We would love nothing more than Marlene’s to be a part of your special event. If you are searching for the right spot to host your next event, be sure to stop in and see if Marlene’s is right for you. Charity events, team building sessions, fundraisers, reunions, meet and greets, holiday parties, and much more!
1380 Hickory Point Rd
Metamora, IL 61548
Are you newly engaged and looking for one of the top illinois barn wedding venues for the perfect venue? Come see our completely renovated 6,800 square foot rustic barn. Located one hour north of Peoria and one hour east of the Quad Cities.
Updated with prep kitchen, full bar, heated and air-conditioned bathrooms. Enjoy our rustic atmosphere featuring our beautiful 32-foot vaulted ceilings and white glove treatment! Sitting on over 70 acres on route 34/78 South of Kewanee. We can accommodate most size weddings or events. Lodging within 5 miles of our grounds.
2350 US HWY 34
Kewanee, IL 61443
Here at Lincoln Farmstead, we have created one of the most perfect illinois barn wedding venues for your dream barn wedding. Located northwest of downtown Chicago, we are easily accessible from I-90, yet nestled in farmland.
Whether your dream includes a casual atmosphere with a ceremony under the trees and a couple of food trucks or something more elegant with beautiful linens and fine china in the big barn, we have the space for you.
Our barns and grounds were completely renovated in 2019. The main dairy barn is loaded with authentic charm and can seat up to 200 guests. We have a bridal suite and a groom’s room and an indoor ceremony site if the weather doesn’t allow you to be outside. Our shed is the perfect spot for cocktail hour while you take photos amidst the countryside and rustic barn backdrops. Your guests will have a front-row seat for sunset from our beautiful patios and deck.
We have chosen to host just one wedding per weekend. This gives you the opportunity to have a rehearsal and decorate the evening before. We want to keep the laid-back country feel here at Lincoln Farmstead. Quality over quantity.
8401 N IL ROUTE 47
Huntley, IL 60142
THE MORA FARM
Located about an hour outside of Chicago in the western Suburbs down winding country roads, you will find The Mora Farm. One look at the property and you will see why this location is one of the top illinois barn wedding venues. Far, far, away from all the hustle and bustle of the city grind. A tranquil, secluded rustic country-style venue with a gorgeous Red Barn surrounded by nature’s beauty and plenty of charm.
The Mora Farm simply has it all. A distinct difference about The Mora Farm from any other venue is its old world charm and expansive surrounding farmland. With its full, lush landscaped grounds and garden patio it’s the most picturesque event venue in the entire Chicagoland area. Simply the perfect country setting for an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
Our horse stables are guaranteed to be a popular place for you and your guests for fun photo opportunities. If you want majestic horses in your photo memories, the stables are the place to be!
When you tour our grounds you can pick the perfect spot for you and your loved one to say “I do.” We have multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony locations to choose from.
Following your ceremony, your reception will take place in our newly renovated Red Barn. Our Fireplace Pavillion, Sunset Courtyard and famous Chicken Coop Bar are only steps away.
Our charming Farm House is included for your wedding day. This is an ideal space for you and your bridal party to relax and prep for the special day. The Farm House also has a bridal suite just for you!
The Tack Room Lounge is also included for your wedding day. This lounge is located across the way from the Farm House. Equipped with a mini-bar, cozy seating and much more!
the mora farm
10816 Watson Rd.
Waterman, IL 60556