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These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of November through April.
Reception
$1,450 starting price
Ceremony
$375 starting price
Bar
$20.75 starting price
Reception
$1,250 starting price
Ceremony
$375 starting price
Bar
$20.75 starting price

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Events at Independence Grove is a park and outdoor wedding venue located in Libertyville, Illinois. They present their clients with numerous areas where a wedding event can take place. Because of this, there are ample options available to suit a wide range of preferences. Whether couples fancy a plush indoor celebration, an outdoor festivity, or a luxury beach ceremony, they can have it at Events at Independence Grove.

Facilities and Capacity

Events at Independence Grove can accommodate a wide variety of wedding events. Accommodating 500 guests, Millennia Plaza is the largest space on offer. This open-air location is surrounded by lush greenery and decorated with sophisticated paving stones. It can suit many different types of weddings ceremonies, whether they are smaller, more intimate gatherings or large and lavish ones. North Bay Pavilion is ideal for both ceremonies and receptions. As many as 300 guests can find room to mix, mingle, and share in pleasant memories here. As it is a covered outdoor space, it would be ideal for couples who want the best of both worlds. There are various useful items such as picnic tables, banquet seating, and a cozy fireplace. Combined, these elements influence a warm and inviting charm. Audubon Hall can accommodate 275 guests and offers a waterfront view as well as ample outdoor space. This event area has a dining area, get-ready room, dance floor, and more. Couples are also able to enlist the help of a wedding coordinator to sort out all the details as they continue along their wedding journey. The Native Garden hosts up to 250 guests and can be arranged with chairs to create a curated space. It boasts overhanging trees and vibrant foliage, creating an ideal location for a ceremony. The Beach also accommodates 250 attendees for a magical waterside spectacle.

Services Offered

Depending on which venue is chosen, different services are offered. Each package offers great attention to detail. The coordinators and staff members take extra care as they conduct services, letting the betrothed couple rest easy knowing that they are in good hands. Lighting, event rentals, setup, cleanup, and WiFi are among the many convenient features available across the board. A nature preserve, with over 1,000 acres of forest, offers walking trails which would be ideal for a newlywed stroll.

Cuisine

Catering by Michaels offers all of the cuisine at Events at Independence Grove. They take immense pride in using sustainable and locally grown foods, including 100-percent free-range poultry for their meals. Couples can choose their own buffet or plated entrees, hot-and-cold hors d鈥檕euvres, side bars, and stations. They can also avail of delectable desserts. Bar service is available to complete any event.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$1,450

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,250

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$375

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$375

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20.75

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Beach
Garden
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
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
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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4.8 out of 5 rating
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Kaity V. Married on 11/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Getting Married at Independence Grove was a DREAM

Getting married at Independence Grove was an absolute dream! The staff was extremely professional, knowledgeable and kind. The day went off without a hitch and on schedule. The venue coordinators are extremely detailed and organized and really make the day come together seamlessly. The views are just gorgeous at the nature preserve. The food from Catering by Michaels was absolutely delicious. Honestly the best food I have ever had at a wedding, everything came out hot and on time and the portions were great. My guests couldn't stop raving about it all! The town of Libertyville is also perfect if you have family coming in from out of town with lots of great restaurants and hotels.
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Kim H. Married on 09/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Venue!

I have nothing but the most amazing things to say about Events at Independence Grove and Catering by Michael's! This venue is absolutely beautiful and made for the perfect wedding ceremony and reception. Our coordinator, Tiffany, was super helpful and was a big part in making sure our wedding day went smoothly and according to plan. All of our guests would not stop talking about how incredible the venue was and how great the food, dessert, and late night food was! I am so happy we picked this for our wedding!
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Savannah M. Married on 09/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue, Helpful Staff, and Amazing Food!

Our experience having our wedding at Independence Grove was amazing! Everything from the food to the staff was absolutely perfect. We did not hire a wedding planner, which could have been stressful, but our Event Coordinator, Beth, made things very easy for us. She herself was also planning her聽own wedding, so she understood聽the stress of it all. She was extremely helpful and kind throughout聽the whole聽process. We would definitely聽recommend聽her to anyone!

We loved having the golf cart before the聽ceremony so that聽we could take pictures all over the聽forest preserve. We especially liked taking photos in the聽garden area. We used the outside patio and Audubon Hall for our聽ceremony and reception respectively; it was absolutely gorgeous! Having a 6pm ceremony, the sunset hit over the lake right at cocktail hour. It was stunning.聽

Overall, if you're looking for a fantastic venue with gorgeous forest preserve photos and excellent food, we would definitely recommend聽Events at Independence Grove!
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Team

Tiffany  Otis
Tiffany Otis
Senior Event Coordinator

Tiffany graduated from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb in December 2015. Originally she had gone to school to become an Elementary Teacher. While at Northern, she held an executive board position as the Fundraising & Events Vice President for her service organization, which is when she found her passion for this industry and graduated with a degree is Hospitality Management. She enjoys seeing all the pieces come together to create an event. She also loves traveling, trying new restaurants and serving others.

Beth  Jacoby
Beth Jacoby
Event Coordinator

Beth is from Milwaukee with a deep love of the Green Bay Packers, Brandy Old-Fashioneds and cheese curds. She takes after her grandma with her love of entertaining, which lead her to graduate with Event & Hospitality Management degrees from Iowa State University. She has experience in both wedding and corporate events helping bring to life the unique vision of each client. Outside of the office, she enjoys baking, reading, & date nights at our favorite restaurants.

Professional Network & Endorsements

22 Endorsements
Lucky Entertainment Lucky Entertainment Wedding DJs

Independence Grove is an amazing venue with a beautiful sightline. The food is always great and the staff is the definition of professional. We always love working weddings at Independence Grove.

Fred Fox Studios Fred Fox Studios Wedding Photographers

We absolutely love working here. It is beautiful and the staff is always great to work with. We can't say enough good things about this place.

Toopes Events Toopes Events Wedding Planners

Working with Independence Grove was a breeze! Their staff is truly professional and takes care of their brides, grooms, and vendor partners. I hope to work with them again soon!

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