The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens 22937 1140 North Avenue • Princeton • IL 61356


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • A family-run garden and arboretum outside the charming town of Princeton, this lovely spot is a photographer’s dream, with botanical garden displays that draw enthusiasts from around the nation.
  • Exchange vows in the gardens, overlooking a peaceful pond, then meander toward your reception in the impressive, climate-controlled barn, which boasts cedar siding, exposed posts and beams, and plentiful windows.
  • As night begins to fall, your guests can step onto the adjacent covered patio to admire the sunset, or play games on the lush lawns.


Video by Caitlin and Luke Photography.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $4,700–12,700/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
  • Rental fees include:

    • Use of the four-season Barn reception space, covered patio, outdoor ceremony site, two dressing suites, and the grounds
    • Audio system and overhead projector
    • Day-of event coordinator
    • Wedding rehearsal
    • 8-seater electric golf cart for guest transportation
    • Rounds, cocktail, and banquet tables, glassware, and cushioned Chiavari chairs
    • Setup and teardown, and MORE!

    December–April: Friday $5,200 | Saturday $5,200 | Sunday $5,200
    May-August & November: Friday $7,700 | Saturday $10,700| Sunday $5,700
    September-October: Friday $10,700 | Saturday $12,700| Sunday $7,700

    If your ceremony is held off-site, $500 will be deducted from your rental fee.

Additional Info
  • Beverage packages range at $30–34/person for 5 hours, and include wines, bottled beer, well or call drinks, and soda. Champagne toasts are additional and priced at $40/table. Á la carte options are also available; inquire for details.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 350 350
Cocktails, etc. Standing 350 350
Reception Seated 350 350
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 350.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Barn
  • Garden
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Panoramic


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