16 Gorgeous Garden Wedding Venues in Illinois

For many couples searching for a place to get married, sites that showcase Mother Nature are often at the top of their list. And if they offer something extra—like a historic mansion, spacious greenhouse, chapel, or gazebo—they're even more desirable. If you're looking for a place that takes you beyond flowers and foliage, check out these fabulous Illinois garden wedding venues.



NORTH CHICAGO SUBURBS



Wandering Tree Estate

North Barrington, IL

Fab Features: serene and secluded estate with multiple verdant garden spaces • picturesque reflecting lake, rock waterfall, and blooming flowerbeds • perfect for elopements and small weddings up to 50 guests.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Loyola at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens

Vernon Hills, IL

Fab Features: early 1900s mansion designed in the classic Italiante style encompassed by 50 acres of manicured lawns • the interior impresses with gorgeous antiques, paintings, tapestries and sculptures • elegant celebrations in the year-round pavilion or poolside next to the lush gardens


Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy

Lake Forest, IL

Fab Features: Italianate mansion with expansive manicured grounds • the elegant Garden Room boasts a marble fountain and floor-to-ceiling arched windows that bring the outside in • elegant outdoor ceremonies with a dramatic stone pergola and reflecting pool backdrop

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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The Grove Redfield Estate

Glenview, Illinois

Fab Feature: historic 1929 home is nestled on 150 acres • distinctive Prairie-style architecture surrounded by landscaped gardens • exchange vows beneath a wooden gazebo, under the shade of mature trees, or in the outdoor covered pavilion with a grand fireplace

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Halim Time & Glass Museum

Evanston, IL

Fab Features: a one-of-a-kind contemporary museum with a fascinating collection of historic & modern glass art and timepieces • the Rooftop Garden offers striking views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan • breathtaking Wisteria Room boasts tiered Art Nouveau chandeliers, Tiffany glass panels, and an exquisite stained-glass dome depicting a blooming wisteria vine suspended in an arbor

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



Zhou B Secret Garden

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: ultra-romantic, secluded garden nestled beside the Zhou B Art Center • a stamped concrete patio is hemmed by verdant lawn, modern sculptures, a koi pond, and cascading greenery • say "I do" beneath the arms of a weeping willow as the sun filters through the mature trees

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Ivy Room

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: an urban garden oasis just 2 blocks from Magnificent Mile • courtyard ceremonies are backed by the classic brick façade, which boasts stacked multipaned windows and lush ivy that winds its way up the wall • the elegant interior is outfitted with French doors, gleaming wood floors, and pretty Juliet balconies which overlook the gardens below

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Garfield Park Conservatory

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: one of the nations largest and stunning conservatories nestled on 10 acres of outdoor gardens • exchange vows in the multi-room greenhouse with a skylit ceiling surrounded by exotic plants • al fresco celebrations on the Bluestone Patio

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$
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WEST CHICAGO



Fishermen's Inn

Elburn, IL

Fab Features: lush natural beauty abounds at this refined property, including a romantic stream with waterfalls and pretty bridges, gracious gardens, and a beautiful white wedding pergola • dine and dance in the Great Room or Loft, both of which boast exposed wood beams, cathedral ceilings, and sparkling chandeliers • gourmet cuisine is paired with exceptional service for a truly five-star experience

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Oak Park Conservatory

Oak Park, IL

Fab Features: stunning ceremonies in the greenery and flower-filled glass Conservatory • receptions in the Rubinstein Room, which opens onto a beautiful bluestone patio • amazing photo ops thanks to Mediterranean, tropical, and desert gardens, plus the enchanting addition of a koi fish pond and tropical birds

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $
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Chapel in the Pines Weddings and Banquet Center

Sycamore, Illinois

Fab Features: private 7-acre country estate • variety of event spaces from the beautiful white Victorian Wedding Chapel to the charming gazebo • the full-service venue covers every detail from a simple elopement to a grand reception for up to 150

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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SOUTH/SOUTHWEST CHICAGO



Barber & Oberwortmann Horticultural Center

New Lenox, IL

Fab Features: expansive venue tucked between the Bird Haven Greenhouse and the 630-acre Pilcher Park • Italian Renaissance-style greenhouse is enhanced with spectacular floral shows and seasonal motifs from fall through spring • exquisite formal gardens are a dreamy setting for al fresco events

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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NORTHWEST/ROCKFORD



Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Rockford, IL

Fab Features: beautifully maintained 155-acre campus of majestic trees and gardens • the Fountain Garden boasts lush plantings, a vine-covered trellis, a large pavilion, and cascading water for a soothing ambiance • al fresco celebration beneath a classic white tent, with seating for 500 plus an adjoining terrace

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Midway Village Museum

Rockford, Illinois

Fab Features: unique turn-of-the-century elements like a blacksmith’s shop, a schoolhouse, a fire station, a church, and a barbershop • romantic ceremonies in the Moonlight Garden or the rustic 1905 barn • al fresco celebrations and outdoor games on the expansive lawn

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Storybook Gardens

Rochelle, IL

Fab Features: serene 8-acre estate with a sparkling pond, winding creek, draping willows, and antique bridges • start-to-finish planning assistance and complete event design • secluded country vibes less than an hour from Chicago

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Anderson Japanese Gardens

Rockford, IL

Fab Features: expertly manicured gardens spanning 12 acres • stunning photo ops among pagodas, stone lanterns, waterfalls, arbors and bridges • intimate celebrations in the open-air pavilion

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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