13 Beautiful Rustic Illinois Wedding Venues

You can't go wrong with a rustic wedding in a barn, on a farm, or overlooking the rolling hills of Illinois' picturesque countryside. These gorgeous venues provide the perfect backdrop to your celebration with their laid-back style, vintage charm, and scenic vistas.



WEST CHICAGO SUBURBS



Kuipers Family Farm

Maple Park, IL

Fab Features: 230-acre farm nestled among rolling hills • sweet ceremonies with an apple orchard backdrop • receptions in the renovated 2-story barn with exposed wooden beams and stringed market lights

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Heritage Prairie Farm

Elburn, Illinois

Fab Features: family-run organic farm surrounded by lush gardens and quaint buildings • exchange vows beneath a vine-draped white trellis in an open meadow • farm-to-table menus crafted from their own harvests whenever possible

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

The Mora Farm

Waterman, IL

Fab Features: historic farm in a charming country setting • garden ceremonies beneath a large oak tree • celebrations in the restored cattle shed or the fireplace pavilion

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$


NORTH CHICAGO SUBURBS



Hoosier Grove Barn

Streamwood, Illinois

Fab Features: intimate celebrations in the restored schoolhouse • variety of outdoor ceremonies locations from the lush garden with a stone water fountain to the semi-wooded Silo • tented celebrations on the expansive lawn

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$


SOUTHERN ILLINOIS



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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$


CENTRAL/PEORIA



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: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Hudson Farm Weddings & Events

Urbana, Illinois

Fab Features: 6th-generation working family farm • variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces • the expansive lawn is perfect for outdoor games and entertainment

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


NORTHWEST/ROCKFORD



Oak Hill Farm

Apple River, Illinois

Fab Features: private estate set on 172 verdant acres • outdoor ceremonies on the sweeping lawn or in St. John’s Chapel with its graceful steeple • unique event enhancements range from cocktails in the 1950s one-room schoolhouse to a DIY sundae and penny candy buffet served at the Country Store

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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$


*BONUS VENUE*


Just a short drive over the state line and you'll find this hidden gem!


The Barn at Back Acres Farm

Walworth, Wisconsin

Fab Features: warm, family-owned venue highlighted by a classic red barn • sprawling lawns framed by shady trees offer dreamy al fresco ceremony sites • hands-on assistance throughout the planning process and wedding day

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

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