390 Reviews
$13k-$18k
50-300
Guest Capacity

About Events at Independence Grove

Chicago's Most Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue

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.

Services Offered
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.

Categories: Wedding Caterer, Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Chicago

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5.0

Marta was hands down amazing. She was so responsive, flexible and had an answer for everything. The entire process of working with her made planning my wedding so easy. I can't put in to words how thankful I was to have her help me.

Profile Picture Taylor, 5/27/18, 1 Review
Category: Unique Services (Other)
5.0

Marta at Independence Grove was gray to work with, and on the night of our wedding stayed late to make sure everything was perfect!

The venue was gorgeous, and you can’t beat the sunset view we had during dinner.
Food was absolutely amazing, we are still getting compliments 3 weeks after our wedding!!

Profile Picture Maggie, 5/26/18, 1 Review
Category: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Cake

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Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
300
Guest Minimum
50
Event Spaces
2
Type
Ballroom, Park, Waterfront
Style
Modern, Outdoorsy, Rustic/Country
Setting
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
Peak Season Months:
May
June
July
August
September
October
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January
February
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April
November
December
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
300
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
50
Setting, Rehearsal Dinner
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
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Engagement Party
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Private Room
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1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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2 FREE HORS D'OEUVRES PER PERSON

$3.00 Value | Redeem In-Store
2 Free Hors d'Oeuvres per person in addition to specially Discounted Beverage Packages and Reduced Food and Beverage Minimums for all NEW Wedding Bookings for available dates through November 30, 2018.
Offer Expires: 11/30/2018
Available to the first 20 couples
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23 ENDORSEMENTS
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!

If you love nature and the outdoors, this is the place for you. This great space can be decorated mildly or elaborately for your special event. The staff and food is great too! Always a pleasure working with them!

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16400 West Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048   See On Map
847-247-1111 (phone) 847-247-4325 (fax)
Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm Sat - Sun By Appointment
Events at Independence Grove is a wedding Venue and Caterer from Chicago, IL. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Libertyville, Buffalo Grove, and Gurnee. Events at Independence Grove is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Chicago wedding industry for 13 years. We specialize in Outdoor Weddings and Fresh Cooked Food.