Events at Independence Grove 16400 West Buckley Road • Libertyville • Illinois 60048

Events at Independence Grove

16400 West Buckley Road
Libertyville, Illinois 60048

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • With nearly 1,100 acres of lush nature preserve surrounding sleek, stylish event spaces, this secluded venue feels worlds away from city life…yet it’s less than an hour from downtown Chicago.
  • Host your outdoor ceremony in a pretty brick courtyard surrounded by bountiful flora of the Native Garden, on the beach of the pristine lake, or in the impressive, open-air Millenia Plaza.
  • Other favorite venues include the rustic-chic Audubon Hall, with its accents of cedar, stone, and glass, and the open-sided North Bay Pavilion, which flows beautifully when paired with ceremonies held near the water.


Video by Something Blue Photography.

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Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,050–2,100/event
  • Weekdays | $1,050
    Friday evening | $1,250–1,550
    Saturday or Sunday day | $1,150
    Saturday evening | $1,450–2,150
    Sunday evening | $1,150–1,450

    Rental fees include use of the reception space for 5 hours (daytime events) or 6 hours (evening events), full setup & breakdown, tables, chairs, china, glassware, silverware, staging and a dance floor. Linens are available for an additional fee.

Ceremony Fee
  • $375–795/event
  • Audubon Hall: $375 reset fee
    North Patio
    : $375 reset fee + $3.75/person chair rental
    Native Garden: $795 fee + $3.75/person chair rental

    Ceremony-only rentals are available; inquire for details.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $4,000–20,000/event
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Time of year
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $44–86/person
  • Full bar packages may be discounted by up to 30%, depending on the day of the week, time of year, and guest count.

Additional Info
  • Service charge ranges 20–24% depending on the number of guests.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 275 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 275 300
Reception Seated 275 300
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 275.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Lake
  • Beach Wedding Ceremony
  • Park

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Park
  • Waterfall


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