Events at Independence Grove

16400 West Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Events at Independence Grove

Events at Independence Grove is a park and outdoor wedding venue located in Libertyville, Illinois. Offering a range of wedding venues, there are ample options available to suit your preferences. Whether you fancy a plush indoor celebration, an outdoor festivity, or a luxury beach ceremony, you can have it at one of this venue’s spaces.

Facilities and Capacity

Offering five diverse event spaces, Events at Independence Grove can accommodate a wide variety of wedding events.

Millennia Plaza is the largest space on offer as it can accommodate up to 500 guests. This open-air area is surrounded by lush greenery, decorated with sophisticated paving, and would suit all manner of weddings - from intimate ceremonies to lavish receptions.

North Bay Pavilion is also suitable for both ceremonies and receptions. As many as 300 guests can find room to mix, mingle, and share in once-in-a-lifetime memories here. A covered outdoor space, it would be ideal for couples who want the best of both worlds. Boasting picnic tables, banquet seating, and a cozy fireplace, it has a warm and inviting charm.

Audubon hall can accommodate 275 guests for ceremonies and receptions. Offering waterfront views, there is ample space outside for the wedding party to stroll around or engage in photo opportunities. With a dining area, get-ready room, dance floor, and helpful wedding coordinator all included, it offers everything you might need and more.

The Native Garden is an ideal space for hosting a ceremony for up to 250 guests. When arranged with brilliant white chairs, the overhanging trees and beautiful shrubbery are complemented wonderfully. It serves as the perfect place to say ‘I do’.

The Beach is the other space dedicated for ceremonies. Here, you can invite 250 guests to pad through the soft sand and share in your magical waterside spectacle.

Services Offered

Depending on which venue you opt for, different services are offered. What remains constant, though, is the level of detailed service offered by the staff and coordinators. 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 catering 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 entree, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, side bars and stations, as well as delectable desserts. Bar service is also available for your special occasion.

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Signing the ketubah on the north patio
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The guests view while ordering a drink on the veranda
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Seating chart instead of escort cards
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Cocktails on the veranda
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Entertainment on the north patio
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Cocktails and hors d' oeuvres at the north bay
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Bride and groom on the pier
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Old fashioned ice cream cart at the pavilion
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Bride & groom approach
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View of the Native Garden set up for a larger wedding
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Jumbo shrimp with a "shot" of tequila cocktail sauce
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Mini tilapia tacos on a lime, served with mini patron bottles with margaritas
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Slider and fried green beans
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Autumn sweet table
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Ceviche station
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Chicken En Croute
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"small plate" cobb salad
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Fish 'n chips, sliders and more
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Fried green tomato salad in a tulip cup
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Asian sloppy joe sliders
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Seared polenta triangle topped with wild mushroom a la greque
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Artichoke heart napped with roasted red pepper sauce
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Halloween wedding sushi
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Pork tenderloin, polenta triangle & seasonal vegetanles
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Grilled filet of wild line-caught coho salmonset atop roasted garlic mashed potato and pommes...
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Passed hors d'oeuvres - chili 'n waffles
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Milk Fountain with Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Miniature cheeseburgers
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Poached pear salad
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Sweet table
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Slider Trio
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Chili 'n waffles
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Felafel burger sliders
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Mini Mac 'n Cheese Tacos
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Premium liquor selection
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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Brittany · Married on 07/13/2019

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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We loved our IG Wedding! Beautiful Place for a Wedding!!

    We absolutely loved our wedding at Independence Grove! It was so beautiful. Guests LOVED the cocktail hour with the lake in the background. Appetizers were awesome and food was excellent. If you are looking for an indoor/outdoor wedding option filled with nature- this is the place for you!

    Sent on 08/07/2019

    Events at Independence Grove's reply:

    Thank you for an awesome review. We think the view is amazing also and are thrilled that you were so pleased!
  • Loren

    Loren Martell · Married on 07/12/2019

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    The very best

    Marta was our event coordinator and really our selling point! She was so personable and made me truly believe that we would have the wedding of my dreams there, and we did. My husband brews his own craft beer and we were able to serve it to our guests, which many other venues would not. We were able to bring both sets of our parents to the food tasting, and we had so much fun. All the food was outstanding, best wedding food I’ve never had and the bar never had a line. The service all night was amazing. Such a beautiful venue, with so many different places to take wedding photos- especially in the summer. The scenery, food, service, and price for a Friday wedding here can’t be beat!!

    Sent on 08/06/2019
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Events at Independence Grove Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$12,205 - $18,270
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Wifi
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain

Events at Independence Grove Price Rates

Events at Independence Grove 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? $ 1,050.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • 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? $ 375.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 375.00
  • 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, 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? Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, 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), 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, 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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23 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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  • 16400 West Buckley Rd Libertyville, IL, 60048 See on map
    847-512-8704 (Phone number)
    8472474325 (Fax Number)
    Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm Sat - Sun By Appointment

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