11 of Our Favorite Wedding Venues in the 815

Planning your wedding in the 815? This eclectic area is just outside of Chicago and offers an array of versatile venues perfect for your big day. From an industrial-chic brewery overlooking Rock River to a cozy cabin getaway in White Pines State Forest, you’re sure to find the perfect space to match your style here!


Grand River Hall

Freeport, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Details

Involved Events Team

Flexible Spaces

Fab Features: an industrial-chic gem, boasting two beautifully-refurbished event spaces within one stylish in one turn-of-the-century building • hold your ceremony amongst the glossy, white interior of the Pearl Room • dance the night away in the Emerald Room with its exposed brick and vintage bar

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Prairie Street Brewing Company

Rockford, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Boat Ceremony Entrance

All-Inclusive

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: the barrel room is designed with exposed ductwork, custom ironwork, and a ceiling full of paper lanterns • arrive by boat to your ceremony on the deck overlooking the Rock River • indulge with world-class ales, IPAs, lagers, stouts, saisons, and more, along with a variety of wines and cocktails

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Pine Creek Escape

Oregon, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Secluded Celebrations

Late Night Celebrations

Honeymoon Cabin

Fab Features: cozy cabin getaway tucked away among the woods • exquisite al fresco ceremony options include the Cobblestone Canyon, with its ivy-draped limestone columns, and the romantic Enchanted Forest • receptions in the elegant Pavilion Tent or the rustic White Pine Lodge

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Pavilion at Orchard Ridge Farms - Exclusive Catering by Henrici's

Rockton, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Secluded Location

On-Site Accommodations

Farm-to-Fork Cuisines

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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Rockford Country Club

Rockford, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Involved Coordinator

All-Inclusive

Waterfront Backdrop

Fab Features: a beautiful clubhouse rich in tradition • plan your special day with ease with the help of the experienced and dedicated staff • celebrate the wedding of your dreams in this stunning facility accommodating up to 250 guests

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Franchesco's Ristorante

Rockford, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Family-Owned

Gourmet Cuisine

Modern Elegance

Fab Features: a family-owned event venue that offers a personalized and effortless experience for couples celebrating their big day • plan your wedding with ease with the help of their dedicated and experienced staff • hold your reception in the ballroom that offers exquisite high ceilings and a grand wooden bar

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

Rockford, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Details

Rooftop Ceremonies

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: a unique and sophisticated rooftop location • say ‘I do’ on the garden rooftop overlooking the magnificent architecture of historical downtown Rockford • dance the night away in the upscale industrial space

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront

Rockford, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Affordable

All-Inclusive

Urban Elegant

Fab Features: award-winning riverfront hotel • the industrial-chic interior provides an urban elegant setting for events • the professional wedding team works to create the wedding of your dreams

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Wagner House

Freeport, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Industrial-chic

Historic

Speakeasy

Fab Features: beautifully restored 1903 urban destination with a range of unique event spaces and independent businesses • The Green Room is timeless and industrial-chic, with exposed brick, beautiful windows, and polished wood floors • a built-in bar has a cool speakeasy vibe—or rent the actual speakeasy for a cool afterparty option

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

Rockford, Illinois

Venue Superpowers:

Charming History

Lush Garden

Unique Museum

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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Union

Rockford, IL

Venue Superpowers:

Unique History

Panoramic Views

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: a contemporary space that was once the former auto workers union headquarters • tie the knot in the newly renovated space rich with history • plan your special day with ease with the help of the dedicated staff that ensures your experience is seamless from start to finish

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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