Best Park/Garden wedding venues in Illinois

Our Curated List of the Top 10 Illinois Park/Garden Wedding Venues
  • 1
    The Grove Redfield Estate
    Glenview, Illinois
    Nestled in one of the largest parklands in Illinois, the stately Redfield Estate was erected as the home of one of the Grove’s first settlers. Perfect for 2 to 100 guests, this historic house’s picturesque Prairie style architecture is intended to simulate idyllic cottages in the northern European countryside, making it an ideal location for romantic vintage style weddings.
  • 2
    Cheney Mansion
    Oak Park, Illinois
    If you desire a wedding venue that is elegant, distinctive and timeless, look no further than historic Cheney Mansion. Featuring a ballroom, formal dining rooms, sitting rooms, a library, and separate dressing rooms, the Mansion provides the perfect setting for your wedding and reception.
  • 3
    South Shore Cultural Center - Chicago Park District
    Chicago, Illinois
    Nestled within a 65-acre park on Lake Michigan and offering breathtaking water views, the South Shore Cultural Garden offers an ideal location for both your ceremony and reception. Those who built this fabulous facility understood that entertaining is a fine art.
  • 4
    Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
    Chicago, Illinois
    Make it a whimsical and romantic event to remember at Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool! Surrounded by the natural beauty and privacy of a unique National Historic Landmark in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, you’ll fall in love all over again with the Lily Pool’s architecturally significant pavilion, cascading waterfall, and native plantings.
  • 5
    Cantigny Park
    Wheaton, Illinois
    At Cantigny, you have the flexibility to make the big day truly your own, like holding your ceremony in the classical setting at one of our four picturesque garden locations, hosting your reception inside Le Jardin at Cantigny Park (up to 230 guests), or at the lovely Red Oak Room at Cantigny Golf (up to 140 guests).
  • 6
    Lakeview Nature Center
    Macomb, Illinois
    Discover the everlasting beauty at Lakeview Nature Center of Macomb Park District. This newly renovated event facility is perfect for intimate gatherings and ideal for the individual that has a fascination for the outdoors and all that it has to offer. Lakeview Nature Center sits beside Spring Lake Park and is surrounded by acres of nature.
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    Oak Park Conservatory
    Oak Park, Illinois
    Built in 1929, Oak Park Conservatory carries the distinction as one of the top three historical sites in Oak Park, owned and operated by the Park District of Oak Park. The Conservatory grows an astounding 20,000 plants and now you can say your I do’s at this gorgeous space.
  • 8
    Midway Village Museum
    Rockford, Illinois
    Truly the most unique, rustic venue in Rockford and the surrounding area. Beautiful, wooded 150 acre campus that offers endless options for indoor and outdoor weddings. Two areas for receptions, including the Lakeview rooms at the main museum center with outdoor patio and seating for up to 200 guests.
  • 9
    Lords Park Pavilion
    Elgin, Illinois
    This 108-acre regional park was first established in 1893 by the Lord family of Elgin, who purchased the farmland from Dr. Joseph Tefft and presented it to the City of Elgin to be used as a city park.
  • 10
    Garden Grove Event Center
    Carbondale, Illinois
    Take a seat at Garden Grove Event Center, Southern Illinois' premier wedding facility! This event center has spent the last several years serving 300 nuptials and granting their biggest wedding wishes while perfecting the art of hosting a wedding that is both unforgettable and stress-free.