13 of Our Favorite Small Town Wedding Venues In Illinois

Want to escape the hustle and bustle of the Windy City? Within the rolling landscapes and low hills of Illinois, you’ll find serene wedding venues with all the charming small-town vibes. These amazing locations offer all the conveniences of a big city—but with the added bonus of stunning natural scenery paired with a cool, laid-back atmosphere. Our personal favorites come in the form of family-owned farms passed down from generations, as well as off-the-beaten-path gems with some major historic cred. So if this sounds right up your alley (or winding country road!), check out these picturesque wedding venues that are small-town spaces yet big on charm!


EAGLES NEST at the Lake

West Frankfort, IL

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: $ • $$

Elmore Stock Farm

Laura, IL

Fab Features: charming Central Illinois barn set on a rolling countryside and highlighted by a sprawling white bar • gorgeous outdoor ceremonies perched on a hilltop with a bright backdrop of blue sky, framed by soaring trees • opt for a full-day rental or reserve the venue all weekend long, including lodging for 19!

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
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: $ • $$

Epiphany Farms Estate

Downs, IL

Fab Features: 70-acre working farm focused on organic and regenerative agricultural practices • dreamy al fresco ceremonies on the verdant lawns, set against the lush vines and rolling prairies beyond • delectable menu options from the Epiphany Hospitality Group, prepared with farm-fresh, seasonal ingredients

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

Hidden Creek Estates

Roscoe, IL

Fab Features: a secluded venue on 30 expansive acres of private property • hold a romantic ceremony under a canopy of 100 year old lush trees with your guests seated next to the quiet pond • celebrate all weekend long in the cozy cottage reserved for couples on their wedding weekend

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

The Pavilion at Orchard Ridge Farms - Exclusive Catering by Henrici's

Rockton, Illinois

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: $ • $$

The Ink House

Edwardsville, IL

Fab Features: an event space offering a balance of historical significance and contemporary charm in the heart of Downtown Edwardsville • say ‘I do’ in The Headliner, their large indoor space • guests can mingle in The Press Room that also boasts an in-house photo booth that lends an element of fun to any event held here

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

Pine Creek Escape

Oregon, IL

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: $ • $$

The Shores of Turtle Creek

Spring Grove, IL

Fab Features: exchange vows under a wooden arbor in a quiet glen shaded by oaks • plenty of al fresco photos ops, including mature trees, bountiful wildflowers, dozens of ponds, and a romantic footbridge that spans Turtle Creek • dinner and dancing in the gracious, lodge-inspired reception room, or outdoors on the sprawling lawn

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Spruce St. Studios

Shelbyville, Illinois

Fab Features: a unique and private event venue with flexible options • tie the knot in the gorgeous outdoor garden • choose between two upscale indoor spaces to celebrate your reception

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

Marlene's Event Barn

Metamora, IL

Fab Features: a rustic venue sitting on 11 acres of beautiful woods and grassland • have fun prepping for your big day in the Bridal Suite, with wall to wall mirrors and a stocked coffee cubby • hold your ceremony under their waterside pavilion and dance the night away in the 5300 square foot barn

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

Walnut Grove Farm

Knoxville, IL

Fab Features: a historic and rustic farm venue • hold your outdoor ceremony surrounded by the natural beauty of the spacious lawns • make the planning process a breeze with the help of their experienced staff who are happy to assist with your special event

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


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