8 Of The Best Barn Wedding Venues In The Chicago Area

Want to have a barn wedding close to Chicago? It's totally doable! You'll find quite a selection of barns, all within a couple of hours' drive of The Windy City. Naturally, most are located on a farm so you'll also benefit from gorgeous natural surroundings—many that can be dressed up or down, depending on the style you're going for. Here are a handful of Chicago-area barn wedding venues worth checking out.


Oak Hill Farm

Apple River, Illinois

Fab Features: private estate set on 172 verdant acres • outdoor ceremonies on the sweeping lawn or in St. John’s Chapel with its graceful steeple • unique event enhancements range from cocktails in the 1950s one-room schoolhouse to a DIY sundae and penny candy buffet served at the Country Store

Catering: BYO
Price: $$

Heritage Prairie Farm

Elburn, Illinois

Fab Features: family-run organic farm surrounded by lush gardens and quaint buildings • exchange vows beneath a vine-draped white trellis in an open meadow • farm-to-table menus crafted from their own harvests whenever possible

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Hoosier Grove Barn

Streamwood, Illinois

Fab Features: intimate celebrations in the restored schoolhouse • variety of outdoor ceremonies locations from the lush garden with a stone water fountain to the semi-wooded Silo • tented celebrations on the expansive lawn

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

The Mora Farm

Waterman, IL

Fab Features: historic farm in a charming country setting • garden ceremonies beneath a large oak tree • celebrations in the restored cattle shed or the fireplace pavilion

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens

Princeton, Illinois

Fab Features: the elegant cedar-sided barn is enhanced by iron chandeliers, stringed market lights, and tall picture windows that look out over the gardens • exchange vows in the meadow, overlooking the pond, or against a wooded backdrop • cocktails on the large covered patio

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

Kuipers Family Farm

Maple Park, IL

Fab Features: 230-acre farm nestled among rolling hills • sweet ceremonies with an apple orchard backdrop • receptions in the renovated 2-story barn with exposed wooden beams and stringed market lights

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

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