Oak Hill Farm 8044 Gabel Lane • Apple River • Illinois 61001


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • With 172 verdant acres, this secluded estate presents a wealth of outdoor options. The rustic arbor of The Oaks, the sweeping lawn overlooking the pond, or the Woodland Forest make great ceremony sites, while the all-white, post-and-beam reception pavilion offers serene views of the property.
  • A loving restoration breathes new life and charm into unique, century-old treasures. Both St. John’s Chapel, with its tall, graceful steeple and the red Barnhouse with elegant lighting and lots of windows create inviting wedding backdrops.
  • You’ll enjoy old-time country fun with a hip, modern twist. How about cocktails in the 1850s one-room Schoolhouse…or a DIY sundae and penny candy buffet served at the Country Store! Then get delivered to your reception in a Ford Model A roadster.


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Video by Chelsea Frahm.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $500/event and up
  • Ceremony Only

Package Prices
  • $5,000–7,800/event
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Guest count
  • Add-ons are available! Contact the venue for more details.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 250
Cocktails, etc. Standing 250 250
Reception Seated 250 250
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 25.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Late April–Early November for weddings in the Pavilion (heated) (noon–11pm). An extended season is available for micro-weddings up to 25 people (in the Barnhouse).

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Barn
  • Ranch / Farm
  • Chapel / Church / Temple
  • Unique
  • Private Estate

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Panoramic
  • Valley
  • Vineyard


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