809 N 2199 Road, Tonica, IL
Camp Aramoni is a boutique campground and wedding venue awaiting your discovery just 90 minutes southwest of Chicago near the picturesque Starved Rock State Park. This historical site was once home to a brickyard that operated from 1870 to 1981. Bricks & Stones was originally used as a blacksmith shop at the brickyard, and it has since been renovated to include modern amenities while also preserving its original architecture. The boutique campground is located nearby and includes 11 safari-style tents with lavish beds, air conditioning, en-suite restrooms, hardwood floors and personal outdoor decks. Bricks & Stones is the only wedding venue in the Midwest located on a former brickyard. Upon entering the building, guests are greeted by its rustic industrial charm and grand fireplace. The indoor space includes seating for up to 75 guests in addition to a full-service bar, caterer's kitchen, five private restrooms, WiFi and audiovisual equipment. The Bowers Suite is a private getting-ready space that includes garment racks, comfortable vintage seating, fogged windows for privacy and an en-suite restroom with a shower. Bricks & Stones then effortlessly transitions into a large outdoor lawn with a covered pavilion. The space also includes a large deck overlooking the Vermilion River, two ponds and native Illinois wildflowers. The open lawn features three historical brick kilns and a fountain in addition to an outdoor kitchen equipped with a wood fired oven. An outdoor ceremony set up is included in the rental fee and on-site parking is available. With the addition of an outdoor tent rental, we can also seat up to 200 guests outside. Camp Aramoni is also the first and only boutique campground in Illinois. Located along the Vermilion River, the campground offers lavish accommodations in a secluded natural landscape. The site includes 11 luxury tents with accommodations for up to 54 of your closest friends and family. Nightly rates include breakfast, dinner and nightly gourmet s'mores. In addition to chef curated meals and breathtaking views, the campground is enveloped in miles of private hiking trails waiting to be explored. You and your guests may choose to relax in your tent or enjoy on-site activities like yoga classes, guided hikes, picnics in the woods and nightly communal bonfires. The tents combine exciting camping experiences with the best of hotel amenities. Designed and styled exclusively for Camp Aramoni in South Africa, each tent is equipped with electricity, heating, cooling and plumbing. Further amenities include lavish beds, an en-suite restroom, mini fridge, complimentary toiletries, casual indoor seating, your own personal bonfire pit and firewood bundles. Camp Aramoni also offers a honeymoon suite for you and your partner to stay in at a discounted rate. If you're ready to transform your wedding day into a weekend-long celebration, a full weekend buyout of the entire campground and event space is also available.