With Fall still fresh in our minds MDM Entertainment would like to share their favorite Rustic Chic wedding venues.
A Rustic Chic wedding venue is comfortable and vintage, while being elegant at the same time. Rustic is described as country and woodsy and Chic is described as sophisticated and trendy. Bringing these two styles together creates a happy medium between little cabin in the woods and luxurious ballroom. The two worlds collide giving Brides free range over millions of ideas.
Here are some popular Rustic Chic wedding venues in the Chicago area:
Taking pride in being located right outside the city, Galleria Marchetti offers 5 gorgeous spaces for both your ceremony and reception and a beautiful view of the city. This unique venue can cater to all of your different ideas all year round.
Your wedding can be held in any of Galleria Marchetti’s 5 spaces:
- The Pavillion, a tented area with heat in the winter and open air in the summer, offers the freedom to pick any theme because the rustic chandeliers and the tent look beautiful with any colors.
- The East Courtyard, a patio with blooming flowers and trees, which is perfect for elegance and fun.
- The West Courtyard, a more intimate space for smaller weddings with luscious trees, stone paved walk ways and Italian umbrellas.
- The Joe Marchetti’s Ristorante Italiano, the Italian heart and history of Galleria Marchetti with vaulted ceilings and an exposed kitchen.
- The Galleria Room, the classic ballroom in the middle of the venue has updated entertainment equipment and large windows for sun light.
Galleria Marchetti helps you plan out all the little details with experienced wedding consultants. They say their consultants are not only good listeners but also good visionaries to help bring your ideas to life. The venue also supplies you with a culinary team that has over 70 years of experience. The Galleria Marchetti’s wedding packages are built to be all-inclusive but the staff is willing to make changes for the brides big day.
White Pines Golf Club
Just west of Chicago, White Pines Golf Club is a gorgeous venue with cathedral like ceilings and full windows. The floor to ceiling windows put you right in the middle of the nature, accented by a pond, waterfall and fountain. A wrap-around balcony will give your guests a chance to enjoy the beautiful views without missing any of the party. The ceiling and dance floor are a dark refinished wood, bringing a rustic feel to the ballroom.
The White Pines Golf Club wedding package includes a four-course meal, four hours of premium open bar, wine and champagne dinner service, a butter-cream wedding cake, linens and use of their centerpieces. The best part is with only one ballroom available the staff can make sure your wedding is the main event!
MDM Entertainment have brought in their hanging grape vine balls, which look excellent over the dance floor to add to the beauty of a Rustic Chic wedding venue.
Cantigny Park is the perfect setting to create a unique and memorable wedding that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. Their expansive estate encompasses acres of beautiful gardens, colorful botanicals and tranquil water features, creating an idyllic background for your Rustic Chic wedding.
Exchange your vows on the patio at the Red Oak Room with a cascading fountain and scenic vista as your backdrop or say your “I do’s” in one of the four beautiful and lush gardens designated for ceremonies at Cantigny Park.
With it’s cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows the Le Jardin Room at Cantigny Park embodies the look and feel of an outdoor wedding and is the perfect reception venue to compliment Cantigny’s picturesque gardens.
Byron Colby Barn
A restored historic gem, The Byron Colby Barn was built in 1885 and restored in 1996. It now sits conveniently in Prairie Crossing. It’s history may be full of dairy cows but its present and future is full of chic weddings. It was voted Best Budget Wedding by Chicago Magazine in 2011 and Best Local Place to Get Married in the Daily Herald in 2013.
The exposed timber oak wood creates a warm inviting feeling and the tree-lined Market Square courtyard gives it an elegant background. According to the website the venue holds 200 guests and can accommodate a nightclub feel dance floor.
The venue has a modern catering kitchen and a preferred vendor list to help you make your wedding decisions.
Heritage Prairie Farms
You can not get more Rustic Chic then a Heritage Prairie Farm Wedding! This venue prides it’s self on catering to the Bride and Grooms story, history and future. They really want the couples wedding to reflect the couple in every aspect.
Heritage Prairie Farms provides an on-site wedding coordinator to help you with both the planning and the “day of” needs. Your wedding can take place in a beautiful rustic chic tent or in the very rustic barn. Both adorn with lights and can be themed as you please.
The farm is so versatile that the possibilities are endless, especially when it comes to food choices. Being a farm everything served is fresh, either from their own garden or from local partners. The culinary team spends time getting to know the couple to customize a menu just for them.
Being personal is the Heritage Prairie Farm’s first priority.
Hilton Chicago/ Indian Lakes Resort
Why not have a wedding weekend? The Hilton Chicago/ Indian Lakes Resort offers 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor party spaces, a six-story lobby atrium around a fireplace lounge and waterfall, two outdoor tents and 28 multi-function rooms. Whether you are having an intimate ceremony or a party with 1,200 guests, Indian Lakes can help you with everything you need.
You can easily make your wedding a weekend long event because there are multiple excursions to take part in, such as the Blackhawk Trace Golf Club and the Resolution Spa and Wellness Center. The staff takes pride in keeping their guests well pampered.
The reception rooms again have a rustic feel with wooden floors and ceilings. The ceiling jets up into a tower, giving a castle like feel. These tower like ceilings work great for lighting!
Located only 30 minutes from the city, Indian Lakes, is a great place to take your wedding away from the hustle and bustle and into cool serenity.
Check Out MDM Entertainment’s Video of Cristi and Jeff’s Indian Lakes Wedding. They had a great choreographed first dance!
Oak Hill Country Weddings
Oak Hill Country Weddings is a family owned venue, that started as a summer home. After joining forces with St. John’s Chapel in 1868, Oak Hill became an unexpected treasure that is shared by couples and their families all year around.
Since it is located on open land Brides have many different options when planning their ceremony. For indoor ceremonies and receptions, Oak Hill has The St. John’s restored Church, the Barnhouse and a tented setting on a concrete patio. All can give your guests a southern bell feel with wooden interior in the Barnhouse and vintage open air in the tent.
For outdoor ceremonies and receptions couples have numerous choices about where they can say “I Do.” The on staff wedding coordinator will tell you what has worked in the past but you have free rein to walk around the property and pick the best place for you. From an open lawn to the pond to the wooded canopy, the choice is up to you.
You also get to choose from the old country Schoolhouse or the Country Store to host your cocktail hour. They also have wagons to serve drinks and snacks from and an antique 1931 Ford Model A roadster or a horse-drawn carriage to keep the Rustic Chic Wedding Venue theme.
All the little extras this place has to offer is worth it!
Orchard Ridge Farms
No details are over looked during an Orchard Ridge Farms Wedding. According to their website they fill their weddings with rustic and sophisticated elegance. Their on staff wedding planner takes the time to get to know the couple before helping them plan their big day.
After saying “I Do” on 130 acres of land under oak trees or by a spring fed pond, you can party all night long in The Pavilion. The Pavilion features 3 sliding glass doors to the beautiful countryside views, a 40 ft fireplace and state of the art audiovisual equipment.
You and your guests can also enjoy the Copperstone Inn a great bed and breakfast in an apple orchard. Seven suites, a mini spa, a theater area, an outdoor kitchen and jacuzzi can make your wedding a weekend of fun.
Royal Oak Farm
The Royal Oak Farm is all about the scenery. Whether you are out on the Farm’s South Lawn, in the Gazebo or in the screened in Pavilion, you can see rolling hills for miles. The beautiful lawns and apple orchards are a perfect spot for your vows, especially in May when everything is in full bloom.
The wedding facilities are available May through mid August all week long and on Sunday’s from mid August to mid November. Keeping weddings in the warmer months allows for unlimited seating which is great for big families.
The unique photo opportunities is what really attracts people to the venue. Photographers can really let loose by taking creative pictures by blooming trees or the farms carousal. The venue is just spectacular.
Now the Wagner Farm is one of the most unique wedding venues because it still is an active farm with animals on it. It is also a history museum to show what Glenview was like in the 20th century. With 18.6 acres of land, surrounded by suburban homes, it is definitely a different place to say “I Do.”
The beautiful newly restored barn is a huge space that can be dressed up or dressed down to fit your vision. It doesn’t get more rustic then seating your guests on bales of hay, as they sit under chic wedding lights.
This venue is perfect for the nature loving kind of bride, who is not afraid to kick off her heels. The staff is very open to many different vendors and works to make sure the bride has everything she needs.
White Pines Inn
If you are looking for a one stop shop for your wedding day then White Pines Inn is perfect for you. This venue offers everything you need in one place from a photographer to stationary. The venue’s Bridal consultants make sure the couple gets exactly what they need for the right price. So you can order their services in packages, a la carte or you can bring in your own services.
For your ceremony this venue orders 2 different outdoor areas and 2 different churches. The outdoor weddings take place at White Pines Wedding Canyon, six acres of grass and floral gardens with gazebos, waterfalls and a 1940’s antique pick-up truck, or at White Pines State Park a beautiful park with a great budget price. The indoor weddings take place at St. Peter’s Chapel or The Polo Historic Wedding Chapel. Both built in the 1800’s and refurnished to be more Rustic Chic.
The reception can be held in the White Pines Inn or their newest facility, LaBranche. 200-350 guests will be served food combinations that are picked from an experienced culinary team to fit your theme.
White Pines Inn hopes to make wedding planning easy for today’s busy bride by offering them an all inclusive package without limitations. The Bridal consultants are there to help you every step of the way.
Whether you are looking for a wedding destination for 50 or 400, Fishermen’s Inn has your special venue. Each room or outside venue is unique, yet blends together for a large wedding experiencing a full facility rental.
Whether you desire a small, intimate setting or a grand wedding event, Fishermen’s Inn has the perfect venue for you. Offering indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions, each unique venue blends the rustic elegance and natural surroundings to create a truly one of a kind experience.
THE LOFT – The Loft offers rustic elegance enhanced by beautiful barn wood ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and elegant Chandeliers. This warm, romantic atmosphere invites you and your guests to enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding ponds and gardens while celebrating your perfect day. Loft Overlook Deck Included.
THE GREAT ROOM – Enjoy the spacious and inviting Great Room at Fishermen’s Inn for your dinner reception. Complete with cathedral ceilings, the warmth of brand and stone, this gorgeous space is the perfect place for your wedding reception.
GARDEN CEREMONY- Picture your “I Do’s” next to a romantic stream complete with waterfalls, surrounded by lush natural beauty and gracious gardens.
Okay, I know we promised the Top 10 Rustic Chic wedding venues in Chicagoland but if you were counting there were actually 12 in our list. We just couldn’t leave any of them out 🙂
For more information on DJ or lighting services for your Rustic Chic wedding venue contact MDM Entertainment today at 773.253.4986.