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 Saturday. Weekend lodging and Sunday rentals are available.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $3,500.00 for 6 hour reception. A non-refundable security deposit of $1,500.00 is required, to be deducted from final invoice.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Buena Vista Farms is estimated at between $6,442 and $15,785 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Dance floor
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM
No artificial flowers, glitter, confetti, etc.