Bricks & Stones at Camp Aramoni

809 N 2199 Road, Tonica, IL 61370 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Bricks & Stones at Camp Aramoni

Bricks & Stones at Camp Aramoni is a new luxury campground and wedding venue located on 90 acres in Lowell, Illinois. 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 been renovated to include modern amenities while also preserving its original architecture. The luxury campground is located nearby and includes 11 safari-style tents with king size beds, air conditioning, en-suite restrooms, hardwood floors, and personal outdoor decks.

Facilities and Capacity

Bricks & Stones is the only wedding venue located on a former brickyard in the Midwest. Upon entering the building, guests are greeted by its rustic industrial charm and grand fireplace. The space includes seating for up to 100 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 50x50 ft. 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.

Luxury Accommodations

Camp Aramoni is the first and only luxury 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 a chef-curated snack basket upon check-in with two complimentary breakfasts that may be enjoyed en-suite or in the communal barn. 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 a Yeti cooler with ice, Aramoni bath balm, complimentary toiletries, casual indoor seating, your own personal bonfire pit, and firewood bundles with fresh herbs. Camp Aramoni also offers a honeymoon suite located just a few steps away from Bricks & Stones for you and your partner to stay in. 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 available.

Services Offered

Upon booking your wedding at this venue, you will receive access to an online planning tool that ensures no fine detail is overlooked. An event manager will work closely with you to coordinate your venue rental, luxury accommodations, and open bar package. On the day of your wedding, you will receive 10 hours of access in addition to assistance from one on-site event manager. A full weekend buyout of the entire campground and event space includes additional staff, amenities, food, and beverage.

Due to COVID-19, Camp Aramoni now offers a micro wedding package. This celebration is safely designed for 20 guests or less and includes a 4-hour venue rental, seasonal appetizers, and a champagne or sparkling wine toast. Their chef will prepare prepare a menu of food and light refreshments for you and your guests, and the package starts at $2,000.

History

Camp Aramoni's property was once home to Ristokrat Clay Products Company, a massive brickyard that opened in 1870 and employed thousands of people in its heydey. After its closure in 1981, the property was cleared for steel salvage. The beauty of the site was then restored after enduring almost a century of industry.

Camp Aramoni (pronounced Air-Uh-Moe-Knee) is located on the Vermilion River. While this river is known as the Vermilion, it was originally called the Aramoni. The word "aramoni" was used by the Miami-Illinois Native Americans to describe the red clay they used to decorate their bodies. Camp Aramoni is covered in this red clay, thus explaining how a brickyard was able to operate on site for nearly a century. After seeing the Aramoni River listed on a 1683 French map, the name "Camp Aramoni" was born.

Location Details

Located just 1.5 hours south of Chicago, Camp Aramoni is an oasis away from city life. The property is located 5 miles away from Starved Rock State Park, the most popular state park in Illinois, in addition to Matthiessen State Park and Buffalo Rock State Park. Surrounding local areas include a distillery, golf courses, brewery, winery, shopping centers, delicious restuarants, and so much more.

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Wedding at Bricks & Stones
Full Service Bar
Full Service Bar
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Couple in Bricks & Stones
The Grand Room
The Grand Room
Sweetheart's Table
Sweetheart's Table
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Couple in Bricks & Stones
The Bowers Suite
The Bowers Suite
Brick Kiln with Fountain
Brick Kiln with Fountain
Brick Kiln, Pavilion, and Lawn
Brick Kiln, Pavilion, and Lawn
Ceremony on the Deck
Ceremony on the Deck
Deck Overlooking the River
Deck Overlooking the River
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Couple by Ristokrat Pond
Ristokrat Pond
Ristokrat Pond
River Access
River Access
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Outdoor Ceremony
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Couple in Ristokrat Pond
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Outdoor Reception
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Luxury Safari Tent
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Bricks & Stones at Camp Aramoni FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 30
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    75
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Campsite/Cabin
    Historic Building
    Park
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Furniture
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    December

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  • 809 N 2199 Road Tonica, IL, 61370 See on map
    815-335-9443 (Phone number)
    Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
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