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

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: $ • $$


The Ink House

Edwardsville, IL

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: $ • $$ • $$$


Historic Bell Hill

Cobden, Illinois

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: $ • $$


Walker's Bluff

Carterville, IL

Fab Features: tranquil ceremonies on a verdant lawn overlooking a lake, nestled among the trees, or set before the lush vines • the spacious stone Tasting Room exudes elegant, Old World romance • delicious and upscale New American cuisine paired with the vineyard's best local wines

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


Mount Hope

Michael, IL

Fab Features: the historic red barn sits above a peaceful lake • country-chic ceremonies with church pew seating • rental packages include use of the property from Friday to Sunday

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$


Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Fab Features: art and cultural center set on 90 wooded acres • unique photo ops among the large-scale sculptures thoughtfully placed throughout the grounds • the bright and airy reception hall has an attached patio that offers a great indoor/outdoor flow for events

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$


Garden Grove Event Center

Carbondale, Illinois

Fab Features: centrally located full-service event venue • the wedding garden boasts a landscaped courtyard with pergola, pond, and fountain • dance the night away in the huge pavilion or in the loft & terrace with its open-air stage

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

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