A Pocket Full of Sunshine 11384 East Idlewood Road • Mount Vernon • IL 62864


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This sweet, family-run venue occupies a beautiful spot in southern Illinois, boasting lush meadows, a sparkling pond, mature shade trees, and a lavish, climate-controlled indoor space.
  • Indoor/outdoor celebrations can be held in the pretty whitewashed barn, which features an attached covered patio that opens to a courtyard just right for lawn games.
  • Choose from their wonderful collection of décor—table settings, cupcake ladders, chalkboards, golf carts, and more—all of which can be rented to help your wedding reflect your personal style.


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20% off the rental fee for Friday or Sunday weddings!

Midweek Discount! 30% off the rental fee for Monday–Thursday weddings.

We offer a 5% Military Discount!

Offers cannot be combined. Please contact the venue for more details.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $5,000–10,000/event
  • Rental fees include:

    • Wood farm tables, banquet tables, chairs, benches, and linens
    • Two dressing rooms for full-day use
    • Lawn games, including cornhole sets and Jenga
    • Coffee, ice water, sweet/unsweetened tea, and lemonade
    • Golf cart rental
    • And more!


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 240 240
Cocktails, etc. Standing 240 240
Reception Seated 240 240
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 240.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


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Preferred list

BYO food (such as crockpots, pizza, etc.) is permitted for rehearsal dinners.



The venue has recommendations for bartending services, though self-serve is permitted.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Barn
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Private Estate
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Panoramic


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