Wedding Venues

Find the perfect place to get married.

Michael and Morgan Kilberg held their reception at The Homestead Reception Center in Tallula.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum's magnificent Plaza, the center rotunda of the museum, offers a spectacular backdrop for elegant receptions. Couples may choose to be introduced from the White House replica. Catering is available or couples may bring in outside catering for an additional charge. The library and museum are ideal for wedding rehearsal dinners and receptions. $500-$2,250. 212 N. Sixth St., 217-558-8873.


An elegant event venue and catering company for special occasions including weddings, birthday parties and more. While we have incorporated modern designs into the venue, we still cherish the history that lives within the brick walls, thick crown molding and gorgeous wood features. Enjoy two floors of space that will surely fit even the largest parties, including private restrooms, free Wi-Fi, free parking, elevator access, full bars and sound systems. Pricing available upon request. 210 Broadway St., 217-679-6235.

Camp Widjiwagan

Located on Lake Springfield, the enchanting 67 wooded acres are perfect for your special event. A majestic lake view, coupled with the rustic elegance of the stunning new LRS Leadership Center, creates a beautiful landscape to host weddings and events. Outdoor adventures such as a challenge course, zip line, archery, swimming and boating, as well as rustic lodging, are also available. 71 Wienold Lane, 217-372-5221.

Columbian Grand Hall Banquet and Conference Center

We offer a large banquet hall for any size wedding, party or business event.  Our built-in dance floor and full size, on-site bar make this the perfect place to celebrate many occasions. The venue accommodates up to 350 guests.  Newly renovated, our decor blends well with any theme and color ideas for all types of rentals. 2200 S. Meadowbrook Road, 217-787-2360. 

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Whether your wedding is an intimate dinner for 20 or a lavish party of 400 plus, the Crowne Plaza is the perfect backdrop for your special day. With an abundance of settings – all flexible, customizable and beautiful – we can help create a unique and stunning celebration. The Crowne Plaza offers ceremonies and receptions to fit all cultures and lifestyles. We also offer themed rehearsal dinner packages. A complimentary suite for the newlyweds and special guestroom rates for out-of-town guests are available. Enjoy a complimentary tasting and champagne toast for all bookings. 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, 217-529-7777.

Edwards Place

Once a popular site for social and political events in the 19th century, the historic Italianate mansion is perfect for small, elegant ceremonies. The parlors can seat up to 60. Additional space is available in the art gallery which seats 50 for dinner or up to 100 for cocktail receptions. $300-$800. 700 N. Fourth St., 217-523-2631.

Erin's Pavilion

Erin's Pavilion features a 5,280-square-foot banquet hall to accommodate up to 300 guests and features a charming terrace with a panoramic, peaceful lakeside view, a banquet hall and two dressing areas for the couple. Caterers may be selected from our current list of pre-approved caterers. Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second St., 217-585-2941.

Firefighters Postal Club

Located on Lake Springfield, the club is perfect for couples who want to show off their creativity. It seats up to 300 guests for banquet-style receptions. Public rentals are welcome and special pricing is available. $600-$1,300. 940 W. Lake Shore Drive. 217-691-6472.

Hilton Garden Inn

Choose from eight unique venues that suit occasions of all styles. Enjoy an intimate celebration with close friends and family, or stage a grand affair, complete with dazzling audio/video touches, for more than 100 guests in the 3,050-square-foot Presidential Ballroom. Treat guests to delicious culinary creations that will please all palates. At the end of the night, newlyweds and guests alike can retire to comfortable and modern guest rooms. 3100 S. Dirksen Parkway, 217-529-7171.

Hoogland Center for the Arts

Ornate, old-style theater and balcony offer a unique site for weddings with up to 270 guests for the ceremony and 120 guests for receptions. $499-$899. Catering by Arena Food Services. 420 S. Sixth St., 217-523-2787.

Illinois State Fairgrounds

Three beautifully distinct locations for any size wedding and reception.

• The Orr Building features a water fountain in the center of an open area and glass windows throughout the site. $1,175.

• Built in 1898, the Artisans Building features hardwood floors and an open floor plan for endless possibilities. $1,375.

• The Illinois Building has a 470-seat theater. Main floor and mezzanine $975. Theater $325.

801 E. Sangamon Ave., 217-782-1698.

Inn at 835

The Inn at 835 Boutique Hotel Catering & Events offers a premier wedding destination as well as a top-rated bed and breakfast in the area. Two luxurious parlors in the historic hotel building host events up to 125, while the attached Conservatory event space and connected, private Caucus Lounge holds parties of up to 250-300. Garden wedding packages are available with outdoor seating for up to 150. The Inn at 835 is a completely inclusive wedding venue, with the ability to provide furnishings, linens, tableware, on-site catering and complete bar and beverage services by our team of hospitality professionals, attending to everything a remarkable wedding reception could need. $150-$1245. 835 S. 2nd St., 217-523-4466.

Lake Springfield Beach House

Nestled in Center Park, the Beach House sits on beautiful Lake Springfield. The facility has two large rooms connected by a central foyer, fireplaces, a large patio and a kitchen. Tables and chairs can seat up to 200 guests. Reservations are taken year-round. 101 Long Bay Drive, 217-757-8660, ext. 1095.

Legacy Theatre

This mid-century-style theater offers a dramatic setting for weddings and receptions. The theater seats 300. The swanky lounge offers reception seating for up to 150. The venue also includes a beautiful outdoor courtyard. No catering restrictions. Rates start at $1,250. 101 E. Lawrence Ave., 217-528-9760.

Lincoln Memorial Garden

A woodland garden with seasonal wildflowers, colorful trees in the autumn and a view of Lake Springfield accent this outdoor ceremony site for up to 200 guests. Wide trails, mostly shaded by huge trees, crisscross the garden and lead to stone-ringed areas for ceremonies in natural settings. Golf cart rental is available. Fees are based on the number of guests. 2301 E. Lake Drive, 217-529-1111.

Long Bridge Golf Course

From mid-April to the end of October, hold your ceremony in a climate-controlled tent that seats 275 and has an adjacent courtyard. The venue offers a large bride's room, turn-around drive at the entrance for convenient drop off and reserved, close parking for the bridal party. 1055 W. Camp Sangamo Road, 217-744-8311.

Northfield Inn, Suites and Conference Center

Two chandelier-lit ballrooms are available for romantic ceremonies and receptions accommodating 150-400 guests. We also provide a complimentary changing room for the bridal party. Space is also available for small, intimate family-style rehearsal dinners. The wedding coordinators can expertly assist you with the smallest of details. Complimentary king Jacuzzi room is available for the bride and groom after the wedding. 3280 Northfield Drive, 217-523-7900.

Panther Creek Country Club

It is the perfect setting for ceremonies and receptions, whether you desire an outdoor, open-air ceremony, one that is under a covered patio or an indoor space sheltered from the weather. The beautiful main dining room that overlooks the 18th hole of our pristine golf course is available for receptions. The beautiful vaulted ceilings make this warm, classic space the perfect backdrop for your reception. Our professional culinary team is ready to exceed your expectations and our expert banquet staff is here to guide you through every step of the planning process. On your special weekend, we will be there from rehearsal through the final dance. We promise you that while planning your wedding, our staff will make it easy, fun and worry-free. 3001 Panther Creek Drive, 217-546-4431.

Piper Glen Golf and Social Club

The Grand Tent, with accommodations for up to 250 guests, features a 20-by-20 dance floor, tables, linens and other accessories. The Palmer Room, surrounded by windows overlooking the spectacular golf course, seats 150 guests for quaint and intimate events. 7112 Piper Glen Drive, 217-483-6537.

Poe's Catering

Poe's Catering provides a memorable space for an outdoor ceremony, overlooking a tranquil pond. For receptions, the banquet rooms seat up to 300 guests in 5,400 square feet of festive space. 295 East Andrew Road, 217-487-7601.

President Abraham Lincoln Springfield a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

This downtown venue features an award-winning executive chef, a certified wedding professional, an elegant and newly renovated ballroom with Venetian glass chandeliers, menu tastings and suite accommodations for the bride and groom. 701 E. Adams St., 217-321-2433.

Rail Golf Course

This spectacularly elegant outdoor facility for 300 guests offers a dance floor and breathtaking views of the gorgeous grounds. The outdoor patio accommodates up to 60 guests for smaller events. 1400 S. Club House Drive, 217-525-0365.

Springfield Park District

The park district offers beautiful outdoor wedding and reception venues at several locations. Seating for 60-150 guests. $70-$2,000.

• Douglas Park band shell at MacArthur Boulevard and Madison Street.

• Lincoln Greens Golf Club banquet room has large windows with a view of Lake Springfield. Rental fee is for four hours. Room seats approximately 140 guests. 700 E. Lake Drive.

• Lincoln Park bridge or pavilion. The pavilion is perched on a hilltop with a scenic view, large chandeliers and 8-foot windows that light the grand banquet hall. Fifth St. and Sangamon Ave.

• Southwind Park terrace, gazebo, butterfly garden, tree house or Selvaggio arches are options for beautiful outdoor ceremonies.  4965 S. Second St., 217-585-2941.

• Washington Park's Botanical Garden annual display beds, rose garden, outdoor gathering plaza and the Roman Culture Garden provide stunning, colorful settings for outdoor weddings. 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 217-546-4116.

• Washington Park gazebo or pavilion. The gazebo is a quaint spot in Washington Park to hold a lovely wedding ceremony. The pavilion was built around 1900 and has an elegant cobblestone event lodge complete with a banquet room, kitchen and dining room. South Grand Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, 217-544-1751.

State House Inn

The State House Inn offers the 3,500-square-foot Governor's Ballroom for couples looking for a grander site. The venue has a personal wedding planner, tables, linen and accessories and five-star catering accommodating up to 275 guests. It also offers space for bridal parties and bachelorette parties. 101 W. Adams St., 217-528-5100.

Venue 1929

Our unique venue is surrounded by romance with a vine-draped candelabra, two walls with arched windows, two fireplaces, chandeliers and two-story high exposed wood beams. Have your ceremony or first dance in the mezzanine balcony overlooking the main floor or in front of the stunning stone fireplace. Built in 1929, this venue is a perfect balance of vintage character and rustic elegance. The venue is available for rehearsal dinners, parties and showers and accommodates receptions for up to 150 guests. 711 S. Fifth St., 217-899-5688 or 217-899-9061.

VFW Post 755

VFW Post 755 offers a large dance floor, two bars and catering for weddings and receptions with up to 300 guests. 2211 Old Jacksonville Road. 217-546-9515 or 217-836-6032.

Wyndham Springfield City Centre

Over 50,000 square feet of event space is available with elegant, spacious ballrooms seating up to 600 guests, scenic rooms on the 29th floor overlooking the city and the modern Pinnacle Club Lounge on the 30th floor, known for its panoramic view. On-site catering, complimentary tasting, complimentary suite for the newlyweds, discounted blocks of rooms for guests and a professional wedding coordinator are provided. 700 E. Adams St., 217-789-1530.

Clayville Historic Site

Rustic, peaceful and romantic are words that describe Clayville Historic Site. Located only 15 miles west of Springfield, Clayville's rural setting is perfect for your special day. Our 100-year-old, climate-controlled barn leads into an open pavilion, with side curtains for year-round use.  This allows us to accommodate up to 200 people. For larger groups there is space to set up a tent or use our picnic tables outdoors. Many brides choose to do rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, the ceremony and reception here. The fee for weddings is $1500, plus a $250 deposit. 12828 State Route 125, Pleasant Plains, 217-481-4430.

Edgewood Golf Club

Edgewood offers a distinctive banquet facility along with the peaceful atmosphere of the golf course. The upper-level banquet room offers panoramic views of the tree-lined golf course. Relax and enjoy a stress-free rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or wedding reception. We have seating accommodations for up to 250 people when including lower-level facilities. Edgewood Golf Club is just a short drive south of Springfield. 16497 Kennedy Road, Auburn, 217-438-6131.

Elkhart Hill Farm

Elkhart Hill Farm offers an intimate outdoor venue set on a rustic and historic country estate just north of Springfield. This elegant, relaxed and hassle-free venue will leave your guests in awe. With an indoor seating of up to 75 guests or outdoor seating for 200, the farm is versatile for any size event. Menu creation is available to meet any budget needs. 4 Drake Lane, Elkhart, 217-523-4466.

Hamilton's at 110 North East

The South Ballroom seats 420, has a 1,023-square-foot dance floor, a bridal room and a special entrance for the bridal party. The Fireside Room holds 150 and has a 440-square-foot dance floor. The Westside Room's capacity is 80. The venue features free Wi-Fi, an elevator, outdoor courtyard for photos, fully customizable meal and bar service, ample parking and TV lounge. 110 N. East St., Jacksonville, 217-675-2720.

Hamilton's at the Lake

You can have a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception on the grounds of the Western Illinois Youth Camp. The craft hall, pavilion, dining hall and Krell cabin are all available.  Rent rates depend on the duration of the event. 2244 4-H Club Road, Jacksonville, 217-675-2720.

Hayes Event Management

Select the perfect venue to fit your wedding dreams – Waters Edge Winery, The Wine Barn or the Annie Mercer Chapel or McClelland Hall, both located on the former MacMurray College campus. Groups of 10 to 500 can be accommodated. 221 Dunlap Court, Jacksonville, 217-473-5960.

Hill Prairie Winery

Couples can choose from several stunning sites, including next to the vineyard, pond, windmill, rolling hillside or inside a 100-year-old barn. Outdoor ceremonies accommodate up to 400, while inside events seat up to 170. We have a list of 11 caterers from which to choose. An extensive wedding services resource list is available. 23753 Lounsberry Road, Oakford, 217-635-9900.

The Homestead

The Homestead is a rustic rural venue on a working 10-acre farm. It offers generous indoor and outdoor space for ceremonies and receptions for up to 300 people. Guests will enjoy this natural setting complete with dance floor, fire pit and full kitchen for your choice of caterer. Located northwest of Springfield on I-97 in Tallula. 217-502-0019.

Paul's Paradise

Paul's Paradise is an event venue that can be rented by the hour, day or weekend, and includes an indoor/outdoor stage, audio and dance lighting system and two decorative patios. You will appreciate the large bridal suite with a private restroom, bridal bar, lounge area and private balcony. Perfect for 150-275 guests. 12430 State Route 125, Pleasant Plains, 217-971-7876.

Pole Barn Chic

Enjoy over eight acres and seating for over 500. Event planning, including food, music, photographer, flowers and decorations, are all taken care of for you. 217-685-7389.

Prairie View Reception Center

Guests will be impressed with the elegantly updated interior of this 8,800 square-foot space. Complimentary event planner and professional staff, large hardwood dance floor and custom lighting, full bar service and your choice of caterers are all available for you. The venue accommodates up to 320 seated guests. 8865 State Route 4, Chatham, 217-483-7999.

Oak Terrace Resort

Oak Terrace Resort is an all-in-one location, outdoor wedding venue where you and your guests can enjoy your big day and utilize all the resort has to offer. Three different types of on-site lodging are available as is the outdoor wedding location, reception facility, golf course and Mulligan's Bar & Grille.  We are your stress-free wedding and reception venue. 100 Beyers Lake Estates, Pana, 217-539-4477.

RiverBank Lodge

In the heart of historic Menard County, RiverBank Lodge offers a unique and memorable wedding experience on the banks of the Sangamon River. The 24 rooms are filled with the amenities of a modern upscale hotel lincluding flat screen TVs with cable, Jacuzzis, fireplaces and multi-head walk-in showers. We also have on-site banquet facilities and an excellent lounge in which relax. 522 S. Sixth St., Petersburg, 217-632-0202.

The Venue at Parks' Place

The Venue at Parks' Place is located directly off of the Riverton exit of I-72 in a rural setting with ample parking.  It offers a generous 4,200-square-foot reception room with access to an equipped commercial kitchen as well as a separate bar area. It is located just minutes from Springfield at 7075 Old Decatur Road, Riverton, 217-629-2009.

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