Buena Vista Farms

Central Illinois



Located by quick interstate access from Saint Louis, MO and Springfield, IL, this lovely property has wide open space just 30 miles from Springfield and approximately four hours from downtown Chicago. Buena Vista Farms began as a homestead and cattle farm in the early days of the 20th century, and is a true hidden gem of Illinois. Imagine a stunning outdoor ceremony beneath a charming wooden pergola surrounded by water, or saying vows in a rustically romantic gazebo. Your guests will marvel at the homestead’s natural beauty, with miles of rolling green hills as a backdrop for your big day. After your nuptials, the celebration continues inside a sprawling white tent, which is temperature-controlled to ensure everyone stays comfortable. You’ll cut your cake and enjoy your first dance with all of the people you love there to witness your beautiful moment. For a complete wedding experience, this amazing 145-acre property can accommodate your guests for a full weekend of celebrating. With fantastic activities like canoeing, paddle boating, volleyball and more, your friends and family will remember your wedding at Buena Vista Farms for years to come!

Venue Style

Private Estate, Barn/Farm/Ranch, Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 125 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 1,000 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 240 guests

Time Restrictions

Weekend rental set up time is flexible to start Friday. The venue rental ends Sunday.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $8,300 for ceremony and reception for a weekend rental from Friday to Sunday. A non-refundable security deposit of $1,000 is required. Please inquire with the venue's wedding coordinator for one day wedding bookings.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Buena Vista Farms is estimated at between $11,002 and $15,841 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Chiavari chairs
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Champagne toast
No kitchen
Large parking lot
2 nights lodging for up to 15 people
Limo golf cart
Wedding decorations
Sound system
Access to property for engagement photos

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
Venue must approve all decorations
Wheelchair access limited
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 11:00PM
No artificial flowers, glitter, confetti, etc.