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.
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.
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.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Krystyna Katz · Getting married on 11/05/2019
Our Dream Wedding Come True!
We had our wedding here! I can't get over how absolutely perfect every single thing was! Marta, our event coordinator, was PHENOMENAL!!!!! I emailed her a ton and every single time she got back to me right away! She truly loves her job and put so much love and care into our big day. We love how much direction she helped to give us every step of the way. Our wedding would not have been the show stopper it was without Marta!!! I actually started to tear up saying goodbye to her at the end, because I truly miss her already! Getting married at Independence Grove with Marta by our side was the best decision we made in our wedding planning! If you're reading this, Marta, we love you!Sent on 05/31/2019
Brittany · Married on 07/13/2019
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
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Loren Martell · Married on 07/12/2019
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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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!