11 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: $ • $$
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Providence Vineyard

Hebron, IL

Fab Features: chic and unpretentiously luxurious oasis set on 30 acres of lush vineyards • pristine modern event "barn" with a clean white palette, expansive windows, and accordion doors that create a lovely indoor/outdoor flow • two patios are perfect for cocktail hour, with views of the surrounding landscape

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$
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Engelbrecht Farmstead

Paxton, IL

Fab Features: century-old farm surrounded by wide-open panoramas, fresh country breezes, and plenty of picturesque photo ops • charming white barn with two floors, sky-high ceilings, and plenty of rustic wood details • all rentals include 3 days of access, including overnight lodgings in the authentic farmhouse

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Brighter Daze Farm

Newark, IL

Fab Features: working horse farm nestled on 50 picturesque acres • romantic celebrations surrounded by towering oak trees, a private pond, and weeping willows • convenient lodging nearby makes it a fabulous option for destination weddings

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$
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Heritage Prairie Farm

Elburn, IL

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: $ • $$ • $$$
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Haven on the Farm

Edwards, IL

Fab Features: exquisite setting on 10 acres in charming Peoria • wedding party prep in the Bridal House, followed by dreamy photos on the lush grounds • host a cool cocktail hour in the historic Carriage House, then dine and dance in the elegant white barn

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens

Princeton, IL

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: $ • $$
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The Pavilion at Orchard Ridge Farms

Rockton, Illinois

Fab Features: secluded yet glamorous country getaway • the Pavilion is appointed with a towering masonry fireplace, chandeliers hanging from timber beams, and state-of-the-art audiovisual enhancements • farm-to-fork cuisines provided by their exclusive caterer, Henrici’s

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Walnut Grove Farm

Knoxville, IL

Fab Features: a historic and rustic farm venue • hold your outdoor ceremony surrounded by the natural beauty of the spacious lawns • make the planning process a breeze with the help of their experienced staff who are happy to assist with your special event

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Hoosier Grove Barn

Streamwood, IL

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: $ • $$
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BONUS VENUE


We couldn't leave out this unique Industrial-Barn style event space that can be customized to fit your vision and budget!


The Twisted Tulip

Machesney Park, IL

Fab Features: versatile event space with modern rustic vibes • al fresco ceremonies in the manicured grounds followed by receptions inside that can be customized to fit your style • packages includes access to a large inventory of gorgeous rental decor, and offer services like day of coordination, centerpiece design, floral services, full service planning and more!

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


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