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11 Stunningly Romantic Illinois Wedding Venues to Consider for Your Big Day

Updated: 3 days ago

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, meaning each venue listed compensated me for my time in creating their feature. However, I personally found these venues and felt they were perfect to showcase. This list is intended to help you discover venues to tour, they are suggestions only. All decisions you make for your wedding day are your responsibility. This post is for educational purposes only and not meant to be any professional advice.


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Hello Blissful Blue Jays!


Planning a wedding is sort of a big deal, and so is choosing your venue.


I knew when I got married, the venue I chose made all the difference in how my day turned out.


I have a slight obsession with weddings, and love helping friends and family plan their big days. I wanted to add more helpful wedding content to the Blissful Blue Jays Blog, so I am working to discover fabulous wedding venues to consider for your big day, in each state!


I hope these articles will possibly make your life a easier when it comes to finding a wedding venue that can help make your wedding day as amazing as it should be.


If you've been wondering where some of the most beautiful places to get married in Illinois are, take a look at these! In this article, I share 11 Stunningly Romantic Wedding Venues in Illinois...and hopefully one of these will spark your interest! Not only are they gorgeous, they are highly rated online.


These are listed in no particular order, they were all so wonderful to work with!

#1 Engelbrecht Farm - Paxton, Illinois

For the Fairy-Tale Farm Wedding...

Engelbrecht Farm sits on 8 acres and is located in the heart of farming country. The historic barn, originally built as a dairy barn in the late 1940’s, provides a unique airy open feel. Two of the very unique structural features of the barn is the opening to allow guests to be seated to two levels and both levels can look at the head table for a gallery type feel. The other unique feature is its size. It is the largest actual barn (not modern structure that looks like a barn) within multiple states at 4500 square feet. Adjacent to the barn is the old feedlot with flower garden and iron pergola. 4000 square feet makes a very nice outdoor wedding location. Late in the day makes for a great spot for outdoor games. With the barn comes the recently restored, three bedroom farmhouse originally constructed in the 1890’s. One amazing aspect for the wedding package is it’s a standard three day booking. Families arrive on Friday and check out on Sunday. This gives them time to relax and take the whole experience in. Plus the time is spent making their wedding their own. This is the place for imagination and creativity to really shine.

Engelbrecht Farm Offers

  • Outdoor and Indoor Weddings Available

  • Onsite Reception

  • Onsite Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner

Perks

  • Air Conditioned and Heated Barn

  • Farmhouse Included

  • Air Conditioned and Heated Restrooms. (no porta potties here!)

  • On-Site Parking Lot

  • Rustic and Warm Feel

  • Amazing Iron Work Inside and Outside the Barn (including chandelier and iron pergola!)

  • Open and Airy Historic Barn

  • Three Day Booking

  • Farmhouse with Rear Patio and Grill

What I Like About This Venue: I love the idea that this venue allows the families from both the bride and groom to come together to soak in a “wedding weekend.” I remember my wedding day was so rushed, it felt like it was over in the blink of an eye. I spent a year planning just for it to be over in what felt like a second. How exciting to be able to have an entire weekend for the festivities! Check in on Friday and check out on Sunday to really soak in the entire experience. It’s a huge beautiful barn, on big open grounds. This venue seems like one that will provide an absolutely unforgettable wedding experience.

Smallest Wedding Size: 2

Largest Wedding Size: 320

Photos

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Photo Credits: Chris Engelbrecht & Stephanie Herges


Note from the Owners

Everyone at the farmstead loves their job. We love what we do and we all know we’re here to make great memories and that’s our drive. We also know we’re not like other venues and we started like this from the beginning. If you would have met our grandmother, she would have welcomed you with a hug. It’s that loving, caring, welcoming experience that we want everyone to feel.


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!







Engelbrecht Farms

275 North 1400 East, Paxton, IL 60957

Phone: 217-377-8680

Email:chris@grillsandcookers.com

Website: https://farmsteadwedding.com/


#2 BrighterDaze Farm - Newark, Illinois

For the Beautiful Open Air Venue, Horse Farm Wedding...

BrighterDaze Farm is a family owned and operated working horse farm conveniently located just outside of Yorkville. BrighterDaze offers a 10,000 sq. ft. renovated horse stable set on a breathtaking 50 acres of natural splendor. The ancient oaks and willows surrounding the 1 acre koi pond set an air of mystery and beauty that your guests will remember forever.

Brighter Daze Farms Offers

  • Indoor/outdoor ceremonies

  • Indoor/Outdoor Receptions

  • Catering

  • Bartending

  • Horse Carriage

  • Day of Coordination

  • Wedding Planning

  • Rehearsal Dinners

  • Financing Available

Perks

  • Stunning Scenery

  • Completely Private

  • No Road Noise

  • Pet Friendly

  • No Simultaneous Weddings

  • Horses on Site

  • 1 Hour from Chicago

  • Bridal Suite

  • Grooms Lounge

What I Like About This Venue: This venue is so beautiful and secluded. With over 50 acres of outdoor property and an 8,000 square foot barn...you will have lots of privacy and space for your big day. I love the open and spacious setting. Imagine getting married at this open air venue while horses are grazing in the background! The horses add such a special romantic touch you just can’t get from every venue.

Smallest Wedding Size: 100

Largest Wedding Size: 280

Photos

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Photo Credit: Erik Anderson


Note from the Owners

There are no other venues around that can offer as much space and privacy as BrighterDaze Farm. BrighterDaze is a 50 acre property set far off the road with nothing but forest behind it. This is a relaxed and romantic setting with horses grazing, willow vines blowing in the breeze and a beautiful open air venue to accommodate all your guests.


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!










Brighter Daze Farm

10978 Crimmin rd. Newark IL 60541

Call: 630-774-0042

Website: www.brighterdazefarm.com

#3 Barn at Fairview Acres - Biggsville, Illinois

For the Pinterest-Worthy Barn Wedding...

This venue has some of the most stunning views you will find. It’s hard to find any moment that isn’t picture worthy. When you book with the Barn at Fairview Acres, you get the rustic quaint, atmosphere as well as the breath-taking views of fields, sunsets, and wildlife. With the stunning views on the farm, along with the existing corn crib and grain bin, an idea was born for a unique event venue that is easily accessible via Burlington, IA or Monmouth, IL.

Barn at Fairview Acres Offers

  • Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony

  • Indoor/Outdoor Receptions

  • We love having you here the day before to run through your rehearsal details.

  • Guests are welcome to stay and enjoy the newly retrofitted grain bin on site.

Perks

Over 65 Cost-Saving Amenities Included! Here are a Few:

  • Wooden Farm Tables

  • Champagne Chiavari Chairs

  • 100’s of decorations

  • Renovated steel grain bin with loft (Sleeps 10 with 7 beds)

  • Pool table, arcade games, & smart TV

  • Designated Driver Service

What I Like About This Venue: If you are in the Biggsville area, I can honestly say I haven’t found a more gorgeous barn venue. This place is simply stunning. It’s fresh, it’s big, it’s beautiful, it’s decorated in a way that makes for a Pinterest-worthy wedding. Photo options here are truly endless. This place is absolutely breathtaking. Take the virtual tour below, you will see what I mean! Bottom line, The Barn at Fairview Acres is truly impressive!

Wedding Capacity: We welcome 280 guests. Additionally, our courtyard provides extra space to add a tent for more seating.

Photos

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Note from the Owners

Our venue is set on a paved road that allows easy access to our barn without taking the barn feel away. We have 65 plus amenities that are included in your booking fee. We are adding new things all the time to add to your experience here at The Barn. Designated driver service is available to and from Burlington and Monmouth. The barn now has an on-site Wedding Planner that can be hired at an additional fee. Don’t forget The BIN! Our historic grain bin has been retrofitted to accommodate overnight guests.


Get a Virtual Tour Here


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!






Barn at Fairview Acres

1632 State Hwy 94 Biggsville, IL

309-337-7465 Cristy Potts - Owner

850-217-6477 Lindsey Higgins GM/ Wedding Planner

Website: www.fairviewacresbarn.com

#4 Barrington’s White House - Barrington, Illinois

For the sophisticated historical mansion wedding...

Barrington’s White House is an elegant, historic mansion that is perfectly suited to our current times, where smaller, more intimate weddings are becoming more common. Located in the heart of downtown Barrington, Illinois, this 1898 home belonged to local philanthropists at the turn of the century. It was meticulously restored in 2015 to capture the timeless beauty of the home while providing every modern amenity. You will have the entire mansion to yourself on your special day, where you can create intimate moments and add your personal touches to make our house your home for the day.

Barrington’s White House Offers

  • Full Mansion Rental

  • Indoor Weddings

  • Onsite Receptions and Ceremonies with Flexible Options

  • Rehearsal Dinners

  • Showers

  • Other Private Events

  • Bar and Liquor Packages

Perks

  • Bridal Suite and Groom’s Room

  • All-Inclusive Packages

  • Private Restored Mansion with Museum Quality Wood Detailing and Vintage Chandeliers

  • Grand Ballroom with Grand Piano and Dance Floor

  • Expansive Front Porch

  • Extensive List of Vendor Partners

  • Upgraded

  • Chiavari chairs included in your wedding package

  • Fully equipped Caterer’s Kitchen

  • Wine Service during dinner and Champagne Toast included in your liquor package

  • Live-Streaming Options

What I Like About This Venue: What an incredibly unique and classy venue. If you’re looking for an elegant and intimate wedding in the Barrington area, this historical mansion should definitely be considered! Who doesn’t want to get married in a mansion?! First of all, it’s absolutely gorgeous, it screams romance and sophistication. Plus, you get to have the entire mansion to yourself for the day! I can see why this would be beneficial for so many reasons, too many to list here.

Wedding Capacity: Maximum is 130 for seated dinner, 100-110 for buffet-style reception, and 150 for ceremony only

Photos

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Note from the Owners

"Barrington's White House is as unique as it gets – our private mansion is completely yours for the day! Planning your wedding has never been easier because providing stress-free, flexible, and creative wedding options is our goal. We’ll work with you to re-imagine your wedding and make every detail perfect. We have spent years cultivating quality vendor partners to provide you with a plethora of experienced caterers, photographers, florists, videographers, and more. Let's make your dream come true!" - Jennifer Salvatore, Hospitality Manager at Barrington's White House


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!








Barrington's White House

145 West Main Street Barrington, Illinois 60010

Website: barringtonwhitehouse.com/weddings

Call: 224.512.4115

Contact page: barringtonswhitehouse.com/weddings/contact-us/

Please contact our Hospitality Manager

Jennifer Salvatore at events@barringtonswhitehouse.com

#5 The Homestead 1854 - Plano, Illinois

For the warm, elegantly refined and intimate wedding...

The Homestead 1854, marries the past with the present creating experiences that are bold, elegant and refined. Their core values of kindness, warmth, care & creativity are virtually tangible! Escape the ordinary and celebrate your special day at an intimate wedding venue in Illinois. The organic beauty of their setting serves as the idyllic backdrop for your most special day. Outdoor ceremonies, open air dinners, dancing under the stars – experience the effortless elegance of a unique and intimate wedding at The Homestead 1854.

Homestead 1854 Offers

  • Indoor/Outdoor Ceremonies

  • Indoor/Outdoor Reception

  • Intimate Weddings (outdoor for guest counts under 100)

  • Micro Weddings (ideal for small winter weddings)

  • Several Wedding Packages to Choose From

Perks

  • Customized Packages Available

  • Ceremony & Reception Set Up

  • Vintage Conversation Seating

  • Fire Pit

  • Different Locations to Choose from for Ceremony

  • Event Director & Production Team

  • Cocktail Hour Feasting Table Options

  • Overnight Accommodations (up to 12 people)

  • Day After Wedding Brunch (up to 12 people)

What I Like About This Venue: From the Historic House to the Grounds... including the Labyrinth to the Timber Tent, Hedge Maze, Timber Tent and Fire Pit...this is the venue for the bride who wants to escape from the ordinary world for a moment, slow down and capture a timeless wedding day with her close loved ones. Intimate weddings need not to be short on extravagance, personalization or unique character, and this venue specializes in intimate weddings and is absolutely beautiful. It has so much character and makes for a very refined, elegant and private wedding...with lots of fun memories to cherish forever.

Smallest Wedding Size: 2

Largest Wedding Size: 100 (outdoor) 35 (indoor)

Photos

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Note from the Owners

The Homestead 1854 intimate weddings can be anything from the ultimate dinner party to a whole weekend full of fun! We work with you throughout the planning process to ensure that you can fully relax and enjoy your incredible wedding while creating tons of memories with every single guest!



For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!










The Homestead 1854

611 E. Main Street, Plano, Illinois 60545

Tel : +1-630-552-4322

Email: info@thehomestead1854.com

Website: https://thehomestead1854.com/

#6 Loft on Lake - Chicago, Illinois

For the Intimate, Classic, Loft-Style Wedding...

Countless magical weddings have been held at Loft on Lake since 2008! Loft on Lake is truly one of the most intimate, classic Loft-style venues in Chicago. The interior can be transformed to the exact look and style you have always envisioned for your big day. The venue is complete with finished wood trim, classic chandeliers in the cocktail lounge, perimeter up-lighting and cafe-bistro lights in the main room, all of which are on dimmers to create that perfect ambiance. The space can be configured in a multitude of ways offering endless possibilities for seated, cocktail or lounge-style receptions.

Loft on Lake Offers

  • Indoor Ceremony

  • On-Site Reception

  • Open Vendor (except catering)

  • Wedding Photography

  • Cocktail Hour

  • Furniture Rental

Perks

  • Beautiful Lighting

  • Large Bridal Suite

  • Full Service Commercial Kitchen

  • Ample Restrooms

  • Cocktail Lounge Room

  • Day Of Coordination Packages Available

  • Photography/Videography Packages Available

  • All Tables Includes/Flexible Chair Rental Options

  • BYOB

What I Like About This Venue: This venue in the city gives me the vibe of warm and cozy meets elegance. This venue is for the bride who wants that intimate urban wedding, with timeless beauty and class surrounding the entire day. It’s a unique space, with a 65-foot long skylight that is unique in all of Chicago. With gorgeous draping everywhere, it creates a very romantic mood. Loft on Lake offers a beautiful indoor ceremony, cocktail hour and reception so you won’t have to worry about the weather. With 20 ft. ceilings, this venue is sure to impress your guests!

Wedding Capacity: 75-150 (call for details)

Photos

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Photo Credits: LoftyWeddings Photography


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!











LOFT ON LAKE

1366 WEST LAKE STREET, CHICAGO, IL, 60607

(312) 738-2437

INFO@LOFTONLAKE.COM

https://loftonlake.com/

#7 Salvatore’s Weddings - Chicago, Illinois

For the Classic Wedding in the Heart of Lincoln Park...

Salvatore's is a classic Chicago event venue tucked away on a quiet quintessential tree-lined street in the heart of Lincoln Park. You and your guests will feel the warmth and intimacy their space has to offer right when you walk in the doors. They are delighted to help you personalize your wedding to create the perfect day you have always dreamt of. With a mix of our event coordinators' creativity, expertise, and passion for culinary excellence, they strive to provide you with an evening you will never forget. From the exceptional Italian cuisine to the outstanding service your guests will leave raving about your event years to come. At Salvatore’s, you get to be a guest at your own special event! From start to finish they will orchestrate a magnificent party for you!

Salvatore’s Offers

  • Five-Hour Premium Bar (to include unlimited Wine Service with dinner Four Butler-Passed Hors D’oeuvres)

  • Champagne Toast for everyone

  • Three Course Plated Dinner (inclusive of Salad, Entree, and a Wedding Cake of your choice)

  • Coffee and Tea

  • Complimentary White Napkins and Table Linens

  • Complimentary Dance Floor

  • Votive Candles for Ambiance

  • Table Numbers

  • On-Site Event Coordinators

  • On-Site Wedding Ceremony

Perks

  • Excellent Service

  • Great Reviews

  • Large Space with 5 Different Rooms

  • Patio Area

  • Food is Cooked On-Site

  • Beautiful Classic Decoration

What I Like About This Venue: I love the old school Chicago feel of this venue. It’s truly a classic, which sets the mood for romance the day of your wedding. They help you through the planning process all the way to the coordination of your day. This venue is for the bride who truly wants to be a guest at her own event, because the staff will take care of making sure everything runs smoothly. Their food reviews are glowing, and they cook the food on-site so you’re going to have a fresh and delicious dinner. Since this venue is in the heart of Lincoln Park, you can get some incredible outdoor photos!

Smallest Wedding Size: 50

Largest Wedding Size: 220

Photos

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Photo Credits: Erin Hoyt Photography


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!






Salvatore’s Weddings

525 W Arlington Pl. Chicago, IL. 60614

Phone: 773.528.1200

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/salvatoreschicago/

Website: salvatoreschicago.com

Contact: http://www.salvatores-chicago.com/contact-page/

#8 The Mora Farm - Waterman, Illinois

For the Majestic, Massive Red Barn Farm Wedding...

With the growing desire to have a completely unique, one of a kind venue for you and your guests that leaves the traditional banquet halls in our distant memories, The Mora Farm has set out to exceed your expectations. The Mora Farm has completely rehabbed its 124-year-old barn and it’s simply a must see! Within the majestic barn, you will be captivated by beautiful massive wood beams, high vaulted ceilings, and wrought iron chandeliers that will leave endless possibilities for breathtaking photos and an enchanting, one of a kind experience.

The Red Barn is perfect for intimate or larger events, accommodating up to 200 guests and boasts a spacious dance floor. The loft provides guests with additional space for creative and imaginative use. The beautiful barn doors can be opened to let the outside in on those beautiful days and evenings, sure to create an ambiance to suit all. You'll also have access to their spacious fireplace pavilion and outdoor patio. Take a stroll on the beautifully paved path that will lead you right into the Chicken Coop Bar. They have an additional building, our cattle shed which is a popular location for your ceremony, cocktail hour or dancing!

The Mora Farm Offers

  • Special Event Venue for Weddings, Quinceaneras (and all special events)

  • Indoor & Outdoor Ceremony Locations

  • Red Barn for On-Site Reception

  • Cattle Shed

Perks

  • Farmhouse with Bridal Suite & Groom Suite

  • One-of-a-Kind Chicken Coop Bar

  • Affordable Pricing

  • Newly Rehabbed 124-Year-Old Red Barn

  • Beautiful Country Setting

  • Fireplace Pavilion

  • Completely Private (entire venue is for you and your guests!)

  • Beautiful Peacocks on the Farm

  • Farm Horse on the Grounds

  • One-of-a-kind Experience (your guests won't want to leave!)

What I Like About This Venue: I love the privacy of this beautiful venue, the entire day will be reserved for you and your guests. The Mora Farm is away from all the city noise and the barn has been renovated! I love that there are not only horses on the farm, but there are also beautiful peacocks! Where else can you get that? Photo options at this venue are endless, and it seems the family owned venue truly works hard to make sure every bride and groom has a one-of-a-kind experience they’ll never forget.

Smallest Wedding Size: 2

Largest Wedding Size: 200

Photos

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Note from the Owners

Down country roads you will find The Mora Farm, a secluded country style venue far far away from all the traditional banquet halls we have all come to know. The Mora Farm has a distinct difference which is the most picturesque wedding and special event venue in the area, simply the perfect country setting for an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. We are a family-owned and operated venue that promises to give your event the special attention and love it deserves.



For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!











The Mora Farm

10816 Watson Rd.

Waterman, IL 60556

Call Us: 630-328-3138 or 630-201-1333

Website: www.themorafarm.com

Email: info@themorafarm.com, nicole.themorafarm@gmail.com

#9 The Barn at Allen Acres - Rock Falls, Illinois

For the Charming, Rustic Barn Wedding...

The Barn at Allen Acres is a charming rustic wedding venue built in the 1920’s. It’s authenticity and versatility allows you to create a wedding event that’s uniquely you. With several options available for indoor or outdoor wedding events your imagination and creativity will awe your guests with a memorable wedding event.

The Barn at Allen Acres Offers

  • Weekend Rental of Entire Property (Friday through Sunday)

  • Property includes: Barn, House, Back Patio, 40x80 Tent, Gazebo, Yard, Fire Pit, Indoor Bar, Outdoor Bar.

  • The Barn, Back Patio, Tent, Gazebo and Bars Decorated with String Lights.

  • Barn Wood Farmhouse Tables and Mismatched Wood Chairs Included.

  • Other Props Available at No Additional Cost.

  • You May Bring Your Own Beverages and Alcohol. (Choose a caterer of your choice, or have us recommend one.)

Perks

  • Weekend Rental

  • Conveniently Drop Things off During the Week of Your Wedding

  • House with 4 bedrooms Included in the Rental

  • Indoor and Outdoor areas

  • Use a Caterer of your Choice

  • Views of Corn Fields and Bean Fields

  • Hotels One and a Half Miles Away

What I Like About This Venue: I love that this gorgeous rustic venue offers an entire weekend rental. How awesome is that? You can take in an entire weekend of wedding festivities, versus rushing everything all into the day you get married and then it’s over! With everything on this property, you and your guests will have such an amazing time. There’s so much here: a barn, house, back patio, large tent, gazebo, yard, fire pit, indoor bar, outdoor bar and more. With many indoor and outdoor options, you will have plenty of space for all of your wedding activities. This venue is definitely charming!

Wedding Capacity: There is no minimum on wedding size. The capacity upstairs in the Barn is 200 guests. If you choose to have your wedding outside, 300 guests are possible.

Photos

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Photography Credits: Timestilling Photography, Ariele Chapman Photography,

She See's Photography


Note from the Owners

I LOVE my farm and I think you will too. My farm is my passion. My father grew up on the farm, I grew up on the farm and now it’s time to share it with you. The farm is peaceful, relaxing, and beautifully in touch with a time gone by. It’s a wonderful and unforgettable backdrop for your wedding event.


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!





The Barn at Allen Acres

2206 Prophet Road

Rock Falls IL 61071

Contact: Karen Rogers 847-687-3348

Website: thebarnatallenacres.com

#10 Stan Mansion - Chicago, Illinois

For the Lavish Mansion Wedding in the City...

Stan Mansion is one of Chicago’s most historical buildings! This venue is a piece of history meets brilliant and grand design. It is the perfect venue if you’re looking to have a highly customized, luxurious wedding where every tiny detail falls into place. The stunning aesthetics of this venue will bring your special day to life like no other. In the warmer months, guests will be greeted with vibrant flowers in the front garden for the ultimate royal entrance. The marble-lined lobby and stage will set the mood for the cocktail hour, followed by a one-of-a-kind reception. Whatever your wedding vision may be, this venue can help make it happen. Stan Mansion also has a brand new spacious Bridal Suite, which has been designed with the utmost luxury in mind. This venue goes above and beyond to make you feel pampered on your special day, because they believe you deserve special care. Read on to learn more about this truly unique venue!

Stan Mansion Offers

  • Indoor Wedding Ceremony

  • Indoor Wedding Reception

  • Micro Weddings

  • Large Capacity Wedding

  • Highly Customized Weddings

Perks

  • New Elegant Bridal Suite

  • Gorgeous Grand Ballroom for the Reception

  • Recently Renovated Bar/Lounge

  • Lower Level Ballroom for Your Ceremony

  • Endless Options for Amazing Photos

  • Plenty of Parking Space for Your Event

  • Marble Lobby for Cocktail Hour

  • Large Front Garden Lavishly Decorated with Flowers

  • Highly Customizable Wedding

What I Like About This Venue: First of all, I love how historical this place is. It was originally built as a Masonic lodge to house a chapter of the Knight’s Templars. When the owner, Cera, purchased the building she took on the challenge to use her creativity and expertise to renovate and restore its former beauty, and a marvelous job she did! My biggest challenge with this venue was finding photos. I honestly couldn’t choose. Each and every wedding is so unique and just beyond beautiful. Stan Mansion screams romance, luxury and meticulous detail. One thing I love is that they are all about being a blank canvas, and letting you design your big day with their help. This is the perfect venue if you’re looking to have a large wedding with a lot of guests!

Wedding Capacity: Our Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 300 guests for a seated meal, or 450 for a cocktail reception. The Lower Ballroom can accommodate 250 guests for a seated meal, or 325 for a cocktail reception.

Photos

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Note from the Owner

“When it comes to weddings, I love being part of someone’s most exciting day of their life. Helping my clients create their dream wedding is one of the biggest joys I could ever ask for in life. I listen to my clients, I guide them, and I help to ensure that they feel comfortable, excited, and confident in their ability to create the wedding of their dreams. For us, we’re a family-owned venue, so to have the opportunity to play a role in the start of a new family is something special that I hold dear to me – nothing in the world can ever come close to the satisfaction that something like that brings to me.” -Cera Stan

For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!











Stan Mansion

2408 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

Call: (773) 276-0099 Website: https://stanmansion.com

#11 Monte Bello Estate - Lemont, Illinois

For the Enchanting Estate (with a Tented Glasshouse!) Wedding...

The Monte Bello Estate is an enchanting wedding venue providing the most picturesque setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers that is set on over 55 acres on impeccably manicured grounds. This premier wedding venue is perfect for couples seeking an outdoorsy-yet-luxurious experience for their wedding. Monte Bello provides your guests exclusive access to our expansive gardens, the estate home and tented glasshouse, with capacity for 275 guests. Offering multiple outdoor ceremony locations, and both indoor and outdoor cocktail lounges, Monte Bello is perfect for a charming celebration that your guests haven’t experienced yet. They provide a serene escape with countless outdoor amenities, and the comfort of an indoor ballroom showcasing crystal chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling garden views. The estate also features luxurious bridal and groom suites for the wedding party to enjoy leading up to the celebration. This venue is hidden in a dense yet romantic forest, shaded by early American oak trees, and beside a picturesque private pond and waterfalls. The spacious reception gallery and cocktail space overlooks the largest privately owned wildflower preserve in Illinois. The Estate is located less than an hour from downtown Chicago, minutes from the highway, and a step back in time from the hustle of modern life.

Monte Bello Estate Offers

  • Outdoor weddings & Indoor Weddings

  • Onsite Reception

  • In-House Catering & Bar

  • Parking

  • Dressing Rooms

  • Cake, Linens, Flatware and China, Dance Floor, Chiavari Chairs Included

Perks

  • Elegant Bridal Suite

  • Groom Suite

  • All-Inclusive Packages

  • 55 acres of Impeccably Manicured Grounds and Ponds

  • 5 Outdoor and Indoor Ceremony Location Options

  • Only One Event Hosted Per Day (you will have exclusive use of the estate and grounds)

  • Largest Privately Owned Wildflower Preserve in Illinois

  • Endless Photo Opportunities throughout the Grounds and Estate

What I Like About This Venue: If you’re looking to escape the modern world for your special day, this venue is perfect. There’s so much space here, both indoor and outdoor. It’s romantically hidden in the woods (look at the incredible photos!) and gives me the luxury meets enchanting vibe. I love love love the tented glasshouse, and I think that would be my pick for the ceremony. That’s a great thing about this venue, the options seem endless for ceremony location, great photos and an absolutely unforgettable day!

Wedding Capacity: (we can accommodate up to 275 for a seated dinner)

Minimums:

Friday—125 adults

Saturday—170 adults

Sunday—80 adults

Photos

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Photo Credits: Greyes Photography, Lauren Kirkbride Photography, One July Photography, Olujr Photo, Amy Aiello Photography, Golden Hours Weddings


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!










Monte Bello Estate

16501 135th Street

Lemont, IL 60439

Phone: 815-836-8617 Website: https://themontebelloestate.com/


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What is my relationship to the featured wedding venues? I am always transparent with my audience. These venues were researched and hand selected by me to feature in this post. They were charged a small fee to cover my time in creating their feature as this provides a means for me to earn an income. I reached out to them and offered the opportunity, they did not seek me out looking to advertise. This post is for educational purposes only. While I believe all of these venues are great to consider, I am just a blogger and am not responsible for your personal experience with any featured venues. These are simply just suggestions for you while making your own decision! If you are a photographer and are missing a photo credit on this page, please reach out to the venue and we will add your credit. The venue is responsible for giving me the names of the photographers for photos on this post.


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