7 of Southern Illinois' Best Wedding Venues

With its antebellum architecture, charming small towns, and ever-growing wine country, it’s easy to find a gorgeous wedding venue in Southern Illinois. Whether you're dreaming of a boho-chic bash in a restored factory or an elegant outdoor affair surrounded by towering trees, you'll find the perfect space to match your style here!


A Pocket Full of Sunshine

Mount Vernon, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Rustic Romance

Family-Owned

Décor Collection

Fab Features: sweet, family-owned venue surrounded by lush meadows, a sparkling pond, and mature shade trees • the pretty whitewashed barn boasts features an attached covered patio that opens to a courtyard • choose from their wide collection of décor to make your unique vision come to life

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Main Street Abbey

Columbia, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Chapel

Outdoor Terrace

City Views

Fab Features: historic Chapel on Main Street in the small town of Columbia, IL built in 1866 • exchange vows in the chapel featuring stained glass windows and cathedral ceilings • several space options include outdoor terrace and patio, private dressing suites, and parlor

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Historic Bell Hill

Cobden, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Picturesque Panoramas

Rustic

Weekend Weddings

Fab Features: breathtaking panoramic views of the Shawnee National Forest • say “I do” on the manicured lawn or with a pre-Civil War barn backdrop • multiple event spaces can accommodate intimate to large-scale celebrations

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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EAGLES NEST at the Lake

West Frankfort, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Lakefront Lawn

Breezy Wood Pavilion

Cozy Cottage Lodging

Fab Features: a lakeside wedding and event venue nestled in the heart of southern Illinois • hold your ceremony on the Lakeside Stage featuring a gorgeous water view • make your celebration last all weekend and stay in Eagle’s Hideaway, the four bedroom cottage on-site

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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The Ink House

Edwardsville, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Industrial-Chic

Historic Charm

Eclectic

Fab Features: former home of the local newspaper • the interior impresses with exposed wood beams, warm brick walls, and large windows that flood the space with natural light • cocktails in The Press Room which also boasts an in-house photo booth that lends an element of fun to any event held here

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Blue Sky Vineyard

Makanda, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Woodsy Vibes

Picturesque Gazebo

Overnight Lodgings

Fab Features: lush 13-acre vineyard tucked beside the woodlands of the Shawnee National Forest • romantic ceremonies under a Tuscan-inspired gazebo at the edge of a sparkling pond • two luxurious suites for wedding party prep or overnight lodgings with a spectacular view

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Dragonfly

Herrin, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Picturesque Setting

Outdoor Ambiance

Weekend Weddings

Fab Features: stunning property set on 36 gorgeous acres • great photo ops thanks to the 1-Acre Pond, Waterfall, Flower Swing, Boho Tiny House, and the Wonderland Woods • rental includes 3-bedroom Bridal Cottage, Large Wedding Barn, Outdoor Patio, and Covered Pavilion​ with stone fireplace

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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