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$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

Believe us when we say there is no wedding like the one you will have with Events at Independence Grove! Our wedding coordinator Marta was absolutely incredible from Day 1 when we stopped by the venue one afternoon “just to look around.” Marta has since been so attentive, understanding, accommodating, and extremely helpful in all matters regarding food selections, table seating charts, design of the venue layout, and tips/tricks/ideas for how to best execute our wedding. I must have personally emailed Marta 100 times and every time, she answered within mere hours and was always the most pleasant and cheerful person. I always thought, “oh I don’t need a wedding planner/coordinator, I am so organized and I can totally do this myself.” Let me tell you how wrong I was! Without Marta and the staff at Independence Grove, our wedding would not have come to life. We are so grateful, we cannot speak highly enough of this place. Every guest commented on how beautiful the building was, how clean everything was, how kind the staff was, and how great the food was. OH, THE FOOD! Trust us when we say, come here for the food alone. Everything was delicious, huge portions, and so many options. Every guest left feeling full and then some. The venue/Marta also works so well with all your vendors to make the day run smoothly! We are beyond happy with the whole day, it was absolutely perfect. Thank you Marta, Stewart, Israel, JC, and staff of Events at Independence Grove for our wedding day!!

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5.0

Super easy to organize with competitive pricing and fabulous food! Such a beautiful venue too. The staff before and during the event were so nice to deal with and very attentive. Our guests all commented on what a wonderful party it was! I have no hesitation in recommending Events at Independence Grove.

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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
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Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
300
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
50
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Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
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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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22 ENDORSEMENTS
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!

This is Lake County's premiere wedding venue. I officiated a wedding ceremony at Independence Grove in July and everything was top notch. The decor, the food, the facilities will leave you and your guests wanting for nothing. Also, If you want dramatic and beautiful wedding photos there is no better backdrop than Independence Grove. The unsung heroes of this venue are the staff. Alyson and her entire team are true customer service professionals. I can't wait to officiate my next ceremony at Independence Grove. Hitched by MV

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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.