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.
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.
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’oeuvres, side bars, and stations. They can also avail of delectable desserts. Bar service is available to complete any event.
465 Reviews for Events at Independence Grove
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Meir Hauser · Getting married on 06/06/2021
Marta at EIG was an absolutely amazing person to work with. We chose this venue specifically because of her (in addition to the beautiful venue) due to her professional, organized, and knowledgeable service when we met her for our initial venue tour. Throughout the planning process she was able to keep us organized and on track, clearly and efficiently communicated with us, and answered all of our many questions no matter when we asked or how small the issue may have been. On the day of, she kept us calm as the weather was not cooperating with our plans. She worked so well with all of our vendors and we did not need to do anything at all during our wedding. We couldn't recommend Marta enough as well as Events at Independence Grove for a perfect wedding.Sent on 10/13/2019
Jordan McBride · Married on 12/28/2019
Where to begin!
Where do I even begin! Marta was amazing from the start. The venue itself is beautiful not decorated. Marta went through every single detail with me, some that I haven’t even thought of! I have many, many food allergies. Marta personally made sure that not only did I have a plate and beverage that I could enjoy at my wedding, but she made sure that everything tasted top notch, I wasn’t getting just another make-shift meal. She made sure that the room was set up to my vision and that everything ran smoothly the day of. I cannot recommend those venue highly enough. We received so many compliments that matched how detailed Marta was with her questions when we were planning. The staff, the day of, made me feel so special. They made sure I had what I wanted. They knew my drink before I even came up to the bar (they brought me a fresh drink so I didn’t have to leave the head table and could enjoy my meal). The servers were so kind when speaking with them. They made sure that my husband and I had a Box of our late night snack to take back to the hotel. The staff was so incredible and made my day to be even more special than I ever could have expected!Sent on 01/08/2020
Christi · Married on 11/30/2019
Better than we could have ever hoped for!
We are so happy that we chose Events at Independence Grove to take charge of our special day. From our first visit to the last moments on our wedding day, we never had any worries that our wedding would be any less than perfect. Every staff member completely exceeded our expectations, the food was outstanding, and the venue itself was beautiful.Sent on 01/05/2020
Marta, our venue coordinator, went above and beyond to accommodate our requests and really listen to the things we wanted for our big day. She works so hard with each of her couples, and we were honored that she was there to help us throughout this journey. Marta communicated well with all of the other members of our team, and was available to answer our questions upon a moment's notice! We could not have pulled off our wedding day without her.
In our first meeting with the venue, they mentioned that they had an exclusive caterer. In reviewing the company, we quickly realized that it is a very highly regarded caterer for the most desired venues throughout the Chicagoland city and suburbs. When we went for our tasting, we were blown away by how incredible the food looked and tasted! We had a lot of fun picking out the food for our special day, and the options were limitless! Not to mention, the entire staff were very friendly and easy to communicate with. They noted all of our requests and made sure they were executed on the day of the wedding. (This was very important to us, because we had several dietary restrictions and food allergies).
On the day of our wedding, we were again blown away by the staff and service. During our cocktail hour, the function director and captain both introduced themselves and served my husband and I all of our appetizers on a tray, and popped open a bottle of champagne for my new husband and I to enjoy! It gave us a moment to reflect on the day so far (and finally get a bite to eat!). We continued to be impressed with the staff and service throughout the night; everyone was so kind and attentive, from the servers to the bartenders. They were able to promptly and professionally serve 225 people in under 15 minutes. Not only that, but ALL of our guests raved about the food, most claiming that it was the best meal they had ever had at a wedding!
We would not have chosen to hold our wedding reception anywhere other than Independence Grove, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with the wonderful staff! We wholeheartedly recommend this venue to those who are searching!
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Marta was born and raised in Poland. She has an education background but has always dreamed of planning events and we are so glad that dream came true. Marta has produced every type of wedding and works to flawlessly include every type of cultural tradition. She knows Independence Grove backwards and forwards and works with her couples to ensure they are receiving the wedding of their dreams. Her attention to detail is second to none and you will enjoy every minute of working with her. In her spare time, she loves to cook and has completed four Chicago Marathons and can't wait to run another!
Stewart is the General Manager of Events at Independence Grove, but he is so much more than that. He is also the Founder and Owner of Catering by Michaels, the exclusive caterer for Events at Independence Grove. He works everyday to make sure that Events at Independence Grove is one of the best locations to host a wedding. He ensures that every menu is an amazing reflection of the couple. He has extensive knowledge of so many cultures and has been a part of every type of wedding.
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!