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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Megan Buenzow · Married on 09/07/2018
Love love love
We can't say enough great things about Events at Independence Grove and Marta, our wedding day coordinator! It was the first and only venue we looked at. It has everything we were looking for. Indoor and outdoor ceremony space, beautiful grounds and the perfect reception room. Those floor to ceiling windows covered in candles at night is truly something special. Marta is down to earth, keeps you true to yourself and continuously reassures you that it's your day, do what you want. She was always a simple email or phone call away, never made us feel pressured or stressed and accepted any changes with grace. Literally... we changed table linens and colors 4 different times. The best part about Marta is she takes the time to get to know you and helps steer you into the right decision for you. Now... the FOOD. Catering by Michaels. If we could do our tasting every week over and over again, we would. Our family and friends are still talking about how great the food was. Trust us, and all of the reviews, it is truly that good! P.S. ditch the cake and do the flaming donuts! They also recommended our DJ and Florist who also were just as fabulous. You won't be upset that you picked Events at Independence Grove for your wedding day. It was the easiest and best decision we made.
Brittnee Cinkues · Married on 11/17/2018
Amazing Venue for your perfect day!!!
My Husband and I got married this November at Independence Grove, and it was absolutely perfect!!! First, this venue is just beautiful at any time of year - it actually snowed on the morning of our wedding, and the pictures so far have looked amazing! Our Ceremony and Reception were both held indoors, and those floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake, with tealights all along them, make for a magical setting - especially for our 6pm ceremony. Next, the food (Catering by Michaels) is soooo delicious! We are still getting rave reviews about everything from our Appetizers to the Entrees, and especially the flaming donuts for dessert! Finally, we (mostly I) could not have made it through all the wedding planning without our amazing coordinator Alyson! She kept us on point, she handled everything we could throw at her with patience and her sweet disposition, and she was always available to answer a question (or ten). On the day of our wedding she displayed all of our decorations beautifully, she made sure everyone got to where they were supposed to be, all the vendors were set up, and that we, as the Bride and Groom, were taken care of all night. If anything went wrong - which I highly doubt - we never knew about it. She and the whole staff for our day made sure we had everything we needed - a plate of appetizers, time for just us after our ceremony to soak it all in, and they even made sure to bring us over a couple of those amazing donuts so we didn't miss out while making the table rounds. Everything about this venue, from the scenery, to the food, and the incredible staff, is pure perfection ! You can't go wrong in trusting them with all aspects of your special day!!!Sent on 11/30/2018
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Richard Oliver · Married on 11/11/2018
Great experience, wonderful wedding
Our event coordinator understood right from the start what kind of wedding we wanted, and she made sure we got it. All of our questions and concerns were addressed promptly, even on nights and weekends, and everything went perfectly on the big day. Everyone at Independence Grove was friendly and professional.Sent on 11/15/2018
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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!