23 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



Chicago Botanic Garden

Glencoe, Illinois

Fab Features: stunning 385-acre garden situated on 9 islands surrounded by lakes • romantic celebrations in the English Walled Garden or the canopied McGinley Pavilion overlooking Evening Island • endless photo-ops thanks to flower-bordered paths, treelined walkways, water features, quaint bridges and world-renowned horticultural displays

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Wandering Tree Estate

North Barrington, Illinois

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: $ • $$

Storybook Gardens

Rochelle, Illinois

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: $ • $$ • $$$

Loyola at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens

Vernon Hills, Illinois

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: $ • $$

Events at Independence Grove

Libertyville, Illinois

Fab Features: secluded 1,100-acre nature preserve • variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces from the striking Audubon Hall to the Millennia Plaza • say "I do" on the beach or in the serene Native Garden surrounded by wild flowers

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

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 perdoga and reflecting pool backdrop

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$


DOWNTOWN CHICAGO



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: $ • $$

Zhou B Art Center

Chicago, IL

Fab Features: cool, contemporary art venue with a lovely, tree-shaded garden • large windows and metal trellis system make it easy to customize lighting and décor • LM Catering provides contemporary cuisine from cocktails & appetizers to a multi-course reception

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Chicago History Museum

Chicago, Illinois

Fab Features: Georgian-style Chicago Room with views of Lincoln Park and city skyline • the interior is designed with a high, coffered ceiling and backlit cases displaying gorgeous stained-glass panels • al fresco or tented celebrations on the Uihlein Plaza

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


WEST CHICAGO



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: $


SOUTH/SOUTHWEST CHICAGO



Barber & Oberwortmann Horticultural Center

Joliet, Illinois

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: $ • $$

Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park, IL

Fab Features: Style: family-owned country club with meticulously maintained grounds that showcase the area’s natural beauty with lush greenery and colorful flowers • say "I do" next to a dreamy lake with a fountain or within an exquisite garden • then, move to an airy banquet room with views of the surrounding golf greens and gardens

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Celebrations Event Center

Marion, IL

Fab Features: beautiful, veteran-owned facility with multiple indoor and outdoor venues, all with beautiful vintage character • ceremonies under a quaint white pergola in the gardens or inside the lovely, neutral-toned chapel • generous packages range from micro-weddings with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and dessert to weekend-long wedding rentals

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

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Joliet, Illinois

Fab Features: 1873 home with distinctive Renaissance Revival architecture • the on-site church impresses with 3 towering stained-glass windows, turn-of-the-century woodwork, and a 2,000-pipe organ • al fresco celebrations in the expansive garden and manicured lawn

Catering: In-house
Price: $


CENTRAL/PEORIA



Allerton Park and Retreat Center

Monticello, IL

Fab Features: sprawling park set on 1500 well-preserved acres • situated next to the Sangamon River the grounds afford a meadow, lowland and upland forests, and a prairie • choose from 14 formal gardens or celebrate indoors in the 100-year-old mansion

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Luthy Botanical Garden

Peoria, IL

Fab Features: 5-acre garden spread over Glen Oak Park • say "I do" under the blossoms of Crabapple Cove • gorgeous evening celebrations in the conservatory

Catering: BYO
Price: $

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: $ • $$

Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens

Rockford, IL

Fab Features: say “I do” surrounded by butterflies or brilliantly plumed birds • variety of outdoor venues from the Rose, Waterfall or Teahouse Garden • dramatic receptions in the Conservatory with its soaring, glass-enclosed Atrium surrounded by lush foliage and exotic orchids

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Rockford, Illinois

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: $ • $$


SOUTHERN ILLINOIS



Garden Grove Event Center

Carbondale, Illinois

Fab Features: lovely full-service venue in the heart of Southern Illinois with secluded, natural vibes • the landscaped Wedding Garden boasts a pergola, pond, and fountain for the ceremony, and a tucked away garden with ornate fencing perfect for photos • receptions in the elegant indoor Loft or in the airy, al fresco Courtyard pavilion

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Pine Manor Estate

Carbondale, Illinois

Fab Features: luxurious lakeside B&B • the gardens provide a tranquil ambiance for weddings thanks to bubbling fountains and twinkle lights strung in the trees • the grounds boast 6 guest houses, a farmhouse, orchards, and woodland

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


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