The Barn At Cottonwood 17250 Weber Road • Lockport • IL 60441


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • It's a delightful farm, run by a third generation of family owners. Your photographer (and guests) will have a ball snapping photos around the property, which boasts plenty of fun inspiration—a bright pink tractor, friendly animals to feed, an oversized porch swing, a corn maze, and even an enormous faux milking cow.
  • The stunning timber barn was hand-built by Amish artisans, without power tools or other modern conveniences. It's truly impressive, with a soaring vaulted ceiling, an 8-foot-tall tiered Swarovski crystal chandelier, and an upper mezzanine level that offers a bird's-eye view of the festivities below.
  • Intimate events will be right at home in the Antique Barn. Following your ceremony (you have a choice of several pretty spots around the grounds), you'll gather at rustic, Amish-built picnic benches for dinner, dance under the stars beneath sparkling bistro lights, and wrap things up with a cozy bonfire.



Micro Wedding Packages | $4,995–6,895
Available afternoon or sunset on Wednesday, Thursday, and select Fridays for up to 50 people.

  • Ceremony with officiant
  • Dressing loft
  • On-site event coordinator and security
  • Ceremony and cocktail music
  • Assorted décor and a custom love lock
  • Specialty food & beverage options from the exclusive caterer (additional cost)

The Antique Barn is available for more intimate events, like micro weddings, showers, parties, reunions, and more. A ceremony is $1,000; receptions run 3 hours and range $1,075–1,595 depending on guest count.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $8,995–10,995/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
  • Rental fees include:

    • 5-hour reception in the Amish-built timber barn
    • Private loft for wedding party prep
    • Day-of wedding coordinator, plus up to 3 planning meetings prior to the wedding
    • Choice of 2nd and 3rd bar setup and floor plan/layout
    • Tables, chairs, specialty lighting and chandeliers, wooden spools, and whiskey barrels
    • Assorted décor, including table runners, centerpieces, wood rounds, table numbers, barn windows and frams, and a covered wagon ride
Ceremony Fee
  • $2,000/event
  • Ceremony fees include:

    • 1-hour ceremony and rehearsal
    • Custom love lock, seating, and unity table
    • Wedding coordinator
    • Officiant (if needed)


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

Please contact the venue for capacity information.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


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Preferred list

There is an additional fee to use a caterer not on the preferred list; they must also be licensed & insured.



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


April–September and November, Friday–Sunday.

Venue Type

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

  • Barn
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Ranch / Farm

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Other View


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