2500 S 11th St, Springfield, IL
Located in Springfield, IL, Springfield Parks Weddings at Erin's Pavilion is a park venue ideal for couples who want to host a wedding near nature. It is a part of the larger Springfield Park District, which was founded in February of 1900. Nearly 60 square miles, the Park District offers golf courses, parkland, bike trails, a nature reserve, and more to the local community. Erin's Pavilion itself allows soon-to-be-weds to plan a wedding complemented by the beauty of the great outdoors. Erin’s Pavilion is a large facility that opened in the spring of 2010. The fully accessible building was designed to be versatile, providing room for a range of event needs. It also serves as the welcome center for Southwind Park, in addition to being used for educational programs, recreational purposes, and more. Nearby, there are a number of restaurants and places to stay the night, making it a convenient location for weddings. Springfield Parks Weddings at Erin's Pavilion can accommodate up to 300 people in the main banquet hall. From here, there are views of the terrace and lake, helping to enhance a couple’s celebrations. The eco-friendly building features a total of 5,000 square feet of space, which can be arranged into different ways to best accommodate varying events. It leads out into the 80-acre Southwind Park, which has gardens and gazebos suited to photo sessions. A lobby and dressing rooms are also available when couples book the venue, in addition to a catering prep space. Audiovisual solutions can be provided as well. Other Event Rentals at the Springfield Park District Springfield Parks also offers additional beautiful outdoor wedding and reception venues at several locations. Seating for 60-150 guests. -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. -Washington Park 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. -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.