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BRAND NEW VENUE!!!! Located in Millstadt, Illinois, Buttercup Ranch and Creamery is a barn and farm wedding venue. Situated less than a half-hour drive from downtown St. Louis, this family enterprise features pastoral acres and makes a gorgeous and natural setting for your special celebration. These surroundings will help you to create your dream wedding as memorable festivities.

Facilities and Capacity

Married couple Mary and Rich own and operate Buttercup Ranch and Creamery as a duo. They named this property after the first cow they bought as a couple. This pair emphasizes healthy and natural dining and living through sustainable agricultural practices. They invite you to make this pastoral place the setting for your wedding celebrations. You may exchange your vows next to a peaceful lake or on an island under a timber-framed Chuppah, with your loved ones witnessing, surrounded by landscaped lawns and mature woodlands. You can spend your first night together as a couple near the lake in the on-site RV. This facility features climate control, beds, and a kitchenette for a comfortable overnight stay. A micro-trailer is also available as a second get-ready space or accommodations. Furthermore, you and your guests can enjoy a number of fun activities on the property. These include farm tours, canoeing, and fishing.

Services Offered

Buttercup Ranch and Creamery offers event rentals for your big day. These include an on-site event tent for a ceremony and reception, with setup and breakdown by the venue's team. Tent walls can be added to protect your event from inclement weather (windows and doors still allow guests to see the spectacular view). The team also offers the use of portable toilets, log seating, and a sound system. This rustic venue is open for hosting weddings from March to November. You can enjoy a magical and romantic experience in these pastoral surroundings.

Intimate details such as a gorgeous white oak two-person wide bridge for your wedding party to process to the island, oak benches on the shore for your guests to enjoy the ceremony, and handmade rustic hickory swing for special photo opportunities make this venue a unique and beautiful place to say "I Do."

And on March 30, 2024, you are invited to a Grand Opening, where we will unveil our newest addition, a majestic lighted geyser fountain in our lake, introduce a new concept, the "Wedding Village," and our new name, Hidden Waters. Come and meet many vendors, win prizes and see everything in action!

Be sure to check out the gallery for an exclusive 360° Virtual Tour!

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Reviews of Hidden Waters

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Jayme B. Sent on 10/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great owners and beautiful venue

I had my reception at Buttercup Ranch and Creamy, and it was absolutely amazing! Rich and Mary were absolutely amazing to work with and some of the kindest and most helpful people I've ever met! I cannot say enough good things about these two and their property! It was absolutely gorgeous; they even set up a swing for us last minute that was made from scratch and so perfect for photos! If you're looking for an open space to make your own with a beautiful landscape for your ceremony or reception, then this is the venue for you!
Heather E. Sent on 06/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Venue!

My husband and I recently had our wedding reception here, and it was beautiful! We had more than enough room in the tent for the buffet area, plenty of tables with chairs, and a large dance floor. It was by the lake too, which made for gorgeous photos. The trees and lighting were amazing! I would highly recommend Buttercup Ranch and Creamery!
Kaitlyn C. Sent on 08/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, beautiful!

This venue is a breath of fresh air! Stunning to have my wedding in the natural outdoors.
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Hidden Waters includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Hidden Waters is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.
Hidden Waters currently offers 2 discount promotions for wedding services.

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