Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens 1354 North 2nd Street • Rockford • IL 61107

Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens

1354 North 2nd Street
Rockford, IL 61107

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • You can have a tropical setting, year-round! The Conservatory’s soaring, glass-enclosed Atrium Lobby features lush foliage, exotic orchids and even burbling brooks—and it can be yours exclusively after visiting hours.
  • Here, along the Rock River’s banks, you’ll also find a host of outdoor venues. The Rose, Waterfall or Teahouse Garden each offers its own charms for a serene ceremony or colorful reception that’ll make your wedding photos stand out.
  • You can even exchange vows or enjoy cocktails in one of their exhibition areas. Say “I do” surrounded by butterflies or brilliantly plumed birds, then raise a glass of bubbly beside the tiki hut or outside on the Riverview Terrace.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $500–3,500/event
  • The rental fee varies depending on the space reserved and event duration and includes tables and chairs.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 112 125
Cocktails, etc. Standing 150 150
Reception Seated 112 125
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 125.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night

Essential Info




Preferred list



Must be provided by a licensed caterer, choose from list.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible



Venue Type

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

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Unique
  • River

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds


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