Events at Independence Grove is a truly unique wedding venue located in Libertyville, Illinois that boasts natural tranquility and vast grasslands. This 1,100-acre nature preserve features stunning views and serene event spaces that provide a feeling and experience you won’t find anywhere else in Chicago.
Facilities and Capacity
Independence Grove has unique indoor and outdoor event spaces that will create a wedding with pristine beauty. Audubon Hall is at the highest point of the preserve, offering panoramic views of the marina, water and beach. This space accommodates up to 300 people. North Bay Pavilion is a rustic outdoor event space that is perfect for a ceremony or tented reception that fits up to 300 people. The Native Garden and The Beach offer scenic spaces for an outdoor ceremony seating 250-350 people. Millennia Plaza can seat up to 500.
Events at Independence Grove prides themselves on being with you every step of the way so that you have a stress-free and enjoyable experience. Their highly experienced team will attend to every detail so that your day is everything you envisioned. Their exclusive caterer and event management partner is Catering by Michaels.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Caleen · Married on 01/26/2019
Fantastic Venue and Event Staff!
Wow, where to even begin. Our wedding was everything and more that we imagined thanks to Alyson and her amazing team at Independence Grove. I spent hours researching venues, and can 100% say that I would have regretted going anywhere else with our special day. They really went out of their way to make sure my husband, myself, and our family and friends felt special on our wedding day. I never felt panicked or that I did not know what was going on, as the communication was clear, and you are given a timeline for planning which is immensely helpful! I also really appreciate when vendors work with you and your budget to make your vision possible. The food is FANTASTIC! Our guests could not stop raving about the food, and the venue, and that is all thanks to Alyson, and her team. They want you to relax and have a good time at your own wedding, and we did because they took care of so much! Also, the very thoughtful ways Alyson and her team would check in through out the night was great. There is nothing I would have changed or asked to go differently for our day, and that is such a testament to Independence Grove and their staff. I would recommend any and all events at Independence Grove, and we will be forever grateful for how special they made our wedding day
Monica · Married on 01/19/2019
Surpassed My Expectations!
I knew I wanted my wedding reception to be at Independence Grove even before I met with the Event Coordinators and saw the actual venue in person, but everything surpassed my expectations through the entire process! I got so many compliments on the location (despite it being winter) and the food, especially the late night taco bar! Marta was a phenomenal Event Coordinator for us and went above and beyond what I expected her to do, and made everything as smooth as possible for us. The price of a wedding in general scared me, but Marta was very good at helping us stay within our budget and giving her honest opinion about things making us feel a lot more comfortable. The staff that was there the day of was also excellent. Couldn't have had a better experience with Independence Grove, worth every penny!
Susan Stevenson · Married on 12/30/2018
We recently had our wedding at Independence Grove (end of December). Alyson and the staff at Independence Grove went above and beyond to make our wedding amazing. Alyson was very helpful in helping us stick to our budget for the wedding. When we found out that we would have slightly fewer guests than originally planned, she helped us adjust our food and beverage options so that we would get the most out of our money. We were also really happy with how flexible the venue was. They allowed us to bring some of our own beer to be served by the bartender. Whenever we had questions about anything, Alyson always responded promptly. And, just another example of how the staff at Independence Grove went above and beyond, when we realized during the middle of the wedding that we had left our guests' wedding favors in our car at the hotel across the street, Alyson quickly drove us to get them. We were extremely grateful. In addition to the staff being amazing, the venue itself is a beautiful place for a wedding, even in winter. We had many people tell us that this was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. Overall, it was everything we wanted our wedding to be--truly an amazing night!Sent on 01/22/2019
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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.
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.
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!