Storybook Gardens 13501 E Bethel Rd • Rochelle • IL 61068


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • With its eight-acre park-like setting, this charming private events venue feels like an escape into a fairytale, complete with a sparkling pond, bountiful seasonal blooms, and even a winding creek spanned by vintage footbridges.
  • Your rental includes use of the entire, beautiful space, including the pond side pergola, a graceful tent, rustic-glam pavilion, and so much more. You're free to use the spots however you wish to create a celebration that matches your personal needs and style.
  • Their awesome, flexible packages are designed to save you time and money, and include some unexpected extras, like day-of hair and makeup services in the glamorous on-site salon.


As a sincere thank you to those who serve, firemen, law enforcement officers, and active duty or veteran military members receive 10% off packaged venue rental rates!
Discount cannot be used towards bar packages, rental items, or upgrades.

Elopement Package

  • 5-hour event time
  • Use of the dressing rooms 2 hours prior
  • 2 event site locations (additional locations may be added for a fee)
  • Tables, chairs, linens, and standard décor
  • Day-of coordinator, event staff, and bartender
  • Complimentary water and coffee
  • Nonalcoholic beverage package (required) for $4.50/person

Pricing starts at $3,500 for up to 30 guests; additional guests are $25/person, up to 49.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $3,800–4,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Guest count
  • Rental fees include:

    • 6-hour event time, plus 3 hours for setup and 1 hour for teardown
    • Dressing rooms
    • Event lighting, tables & chairs, dance floor, and electric
    • Event staff

    All-inclusive packages are also available, and include everything above plus day-of coordination, DJ services, personalized signage, custom event design (including centerpieces and full décor for two spaces), and MORE! Inquire for details.

Ceremony Fee
  • $1,000/event
Meals (when priced separately)
  • Please contact the venue for meal pricing.


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

Please contact the venue for additional capacity information.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


May–October: Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30am–6pm
December–April: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm
November: closed

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

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

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

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


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