13 Barn Wedding Venues Illinois Couples Won’t Want to Miss

Each one of these barn venues is filled with character and charm.
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Updated May 17, 2024

When it comes to barn wedding venues Illinois couples will love, there are several spots to consider all over the state. From Rockton in the north to the lovely landscapes of Parkersburg in the south, we've picked out some of our favorite venues to help you with your Illinois wedding plans. Each one has been highly rated by couples who've tied the knot there themselves, making them a great place to start your search.

As you zero in on your choices, keep your wedding venue checklist ready to figure out which of these barn venues in Illinois tick all your boxes. Before you head out to see them in person, make a list of questions to ask the venue staff. Think about things like date availability, how the space is laid out, decorating options and important details like accessibility and capacity.

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Livengood's Barn in Chadwick, Illinois

With two climate-controlled barns and an expansive indoor space for stylish receptions, Livengood's Barn offers a picturesque space for weddings of up to 200 guests. Owned by Ed and Kali Livengood, this venue has a mix of rustic and modern ambiance across 20 acres—great for both indoor and outdoor celebrations. Couples can exchange vows under a wood arbor overlooking a pond, enjoy a cocktail hour under fairy lights and prepare for their big day in well-equipped dressing rooms. The venue also has multiple wedding packages to choose from, from basic rentals to more comprehensive packages that include catering, a mobile bar and guest transportation.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Hoosier Grove Barn in Streamwood, Illinois

Hoosier Grove Barn blends historical charm with updated amenities, offering a versatile venue that dates back to 1888. The barn's interior has been thoughtfully renovated to maintain its cozy allure, all while incorporating contemporary comforts like romantic lights and a getting-ready loft for a stress-free preparation experience. The venue provides a variety of pretty settings for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, including a lush garden with fire pits, a stone water fountain, a semi-wood silo area and plenty of space for a large outdoor tent.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

Venue 5126 in Oswego, Illinois

Venue 5126 offers an elegant setting on 7 acres of farmland, ideal for both a ceremony and reception. The property has a variety of scenic backdrops perfect for wedding photos, guest selfies and first-look moments. With options to hold your ceremony inside the barn or outside under a pergola, there is a lot of flexibility when it comes to layouts. As an all-inclusive barn wedding venue, your wedding package comes with an event coordinator, exclusive caterer, event setup, two getting-ready spaces and more—taking a whole lot of the wedding planning process off your plate. The barn wedding venue in Illinois also offers on-site services for hire, including florists, styling teams, rentals and DJs.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250

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The Pavilion at Orchard Ridge Farms in Rockton, Illinois

Set on a historic property with the newly-restored Copperstone Inn, The Pavilion at Orchard Ridge Farms has a 10,000-square-foot barn. With sophisticated design elements like lofted ceilings, exposed wood beams and a massive fireplace, this space is ideal for both intimate and grand celebrations. Catering is provided exclusively by Henrici's, a renowned Chicago restaurant known for its delicious farm-to-fork cuisine. With its secluded, picturesque locale and customizable options, this Illinois barn wedding venue is a top choice for couples looking for a refined experience.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 450

The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens in Princeton, Illinois

The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens has transformed from a 1980's botanical garden center into a charming farm and barn wedding venue. After initially hosting outdoor ceremonies, the owners expanded to include permanent structures that allow for year-round celebrations in an elegant barn setting. Offering getting-ready suites, an outdoor ceremony area with a wood arch and a gorgeous barn that accommodates up to 350 guests, this venue blends natural beauty with functionality. They also provide comprehensive services, including event coordination, setup and breakdown.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 350

The White Silo Barn in Parkersburg, Illinois

With a concrete silo and wood mangers, The White Silo Barn has a ton of character. Originally built in the 1900s, the recently restored barn is set within 5 acres of green pastures and located just 10 miles from town. It can accommodate up to 400 guests and has ample parking, accessible restroom facilities and nearby hotel accommodations. Adding to its charm are vintage chandeliers and antique string lights that connect the barn to the pavilion, but you're free to add your own flair to the decor as well.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 400

Lincoln Farmstead in Huntley, Illinois

The beautifully restored Lincoln Farmstead is a historic wedding venue that offers a gorgeous location for countryside events. It started as a dairy farm in the 1920s and was transformed into a sought-after wedding venue by the Lincoln family, with renovations completed in 2017. The venue has a variety of event spaces, including a 3,700-square-foot dairy barn that accommodates up to 200 guests. With its sprawling farmland and vintage features (including Adirondack chairs and a windmill), Lincoln Farmstead provides a charming backdrop for a barn wedding in the suburbs of Chicago.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Pointe D'Vine in Quincy, Illinois

If you're looking for a venue that offers breathtaking views, Pointe D'Vine Vineyard sits on top of a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River Bottoms. Owned by Rita and Gary Speckhart, this barn wedding venue in Illinois offers three event spaces: the renovated 1880s barn, their Hilltop Reception Room and a vineyard. The barn has two sections, including a lower level for cocktail hour and an upper level for the reception, with huge barn doors that open up to the countryside. The Hilltop Reception Room offers a chic and inviting space with white walls, concrete floors, high ceilings and big windows that provide excellent lighting for wedding photos. The Vineyard allows for outdoor ceremonies against a backdrop of grapevines, which pairs perfectly with a reception in the barn.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300

Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn, Illinois

Heritage Prairie Farm is an all-inclusive wedding venue located in the suburbs of Chicago. Known for its unique farm-to-table weddings, the venue combines organic farming with exquisite culinary experiences, ensuring every meal is memorable for you and your guests. With a dedicated team of wedding planners and coordinators, Heritage Prairie Farm offers a comprehensive service that manages every detail from start to finish, making your wedding planning process as stress-free as possible. Whether it's a cozy barn setting or an outdoor backdrop, this venue is equipped to handle all weather conditions.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250

Miller Farms Barn in Gifford, Illinois

Miller Farms Barn offers a serene setting for weddings and events, nestled in Illinois' picturesque countryside. This venue invites couples to immerse themselves in a full weekend of festivities, allowing time to relax, prepare and celebrate their wedding. You can have up to 225 guests in the climate-controlled barn, which is decked with fairy lights and rustic decor. That being said, the venue encourages couples to customize the space and add their own style to the barn and allows outside vendors. They also offer day-of coordination packages, along with table clearing and cleanup options.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 225

The Barn at Fairview Acres in Biggsville, Illinois

Offering a spacious venue with a capacity of 265 guests, The Barn at Fairview Acres is committed to ensuring every detail of your event is flawlessly executed. This barn wedding venue in Illinois features a two-story getting-ready suite for privacy and convenience, alongside flexible indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces with countryside views. With climate-controlled interiors, heated floors and a versatile white color palette, the barn provides a perfect canvas for your creative vision, complemented by services like event planning and designated drivers.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 265

A Fair Barn in Salem, Illinois

A Fair Barn, formerly known as the Marion County Fair Barn, is now a stunning barn wedding venue Illinois couples adore. Exchange vows under a beautiful arch with lush landscaping, by a waterfall or in the gazebo, with the historic barn also available for indoor ceremonies. Guests can enjoy the views and sip cocktails while the couple has their photo session across the scenic property.

  • Guest Capacity: 300+

The Weingarten in Belleville, Illinois

When it comes to smaller wedding venues, The Weingarten in Belleville offers a romantic and versatile space with both indoor and outdoor options. This winery-inspired property has a beautiful outdoor ceremony site, a party barn that accommodates up to 88 guests and an expansive garden tent for even larger outdoor celebrations. This wedding barn venue in Illinois provides bar packages, backup plans in case of rain, on-site catering and a list of recommended local vendors to ease your planning. Located 15 minutes from hotel accommodations and less than 20 miles from St. Louis, Missouri, The Weingarten combines rural charm with convenient accessibility.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

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