Hill Prairie Winery is an elegant wedding venue located in Oakford, Illinois. This romantic vineyard offers couples gorgeous backdrops of ponds, windmills, and rolling hills for their wedding. Hill Prairie Winery can be found in central Illinois, just east of the Illinois River.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can choose to have their wedding ceremony and reception in two popular locations at Hill Prairie Winery. You can host your wedding inside the 100 year old barn that offers warm ambiance and can accommodate up to 170 guests. For an outdoor ceremony, couples are able to enjoy the views of the pond as they say their vows with room for up to 350 guests. No matter the weather, Hill Prairie Winery can accommodate your event in both their indoor and outdoor facilities.
At Hill Prairie Winery, couples can host their bridal shower and rehearsal dinner, in addition to their wedding ceremony and reception. They offer on-site catering through their preferred vendors, and the venue can supply beer and wine. The services they offer couples include:
They host festivals throughout the year and provide weekly entertainment on the premises.
The Lounsberry Family, owners of Hill Prairie Winery, established roots on the property over five generations ago. In 1887, the original settlers from the family utilized the land as a farmstead and for drafting horses. Up until the 1980s, the historic barn was used for housing horses. Once it was renovated, the family began to offer couples the opportunity to host their wedding in the well-kept structure.
11 Reviews for Hill Prairie Winery
Recommended by 99% of couples
Bobbi O’Brien · Married on 03/16/2019
Amazingly Beautiful Setting for any Wedding
The venue is stunning! They are so professional and easy to work with. This beautiful gem is tucked away in a small town giving it that cozy feeling, but doesn’t lack in any area. Just amazing!Sent on 01/21/2019
Melissa · Married on 10/07/2017
Hill prairie winery was perfect! They were always checking in on me. They were flexible when it was pouring rain.Sent on 10/21/2017
Chelsea · Married on 09/26/2015
They were extreamly helpful and infomative here, the only thing i wasnt thrilled with was when we showed up to decorate the table and chairs were not set up and the floor of the pavillion was filthy, My mother and I both remmember being told that the floor would be power washed and tables and chairs would be set up all we would have to do is move them. This set us back a good 3 hours on decorating but i couldnt find it in the contract or info provided so i just let it go.Sent on 11/16/2015
Hill Prairie Winery's reply:Thank you Chelsea for taking time to write a review. You are correct we did tell you we would power wash the floor and we did but we did it earlier in the week and unfortunately the wind blows like crazy sometimes up here on the hill. Since it is open on all sides there is no way to keep it clean at all times. We are very sorry please accept our sincere apology.
Love every time I get to come here, whether I'm photographing a wedding or just enjoying myself with a glass of wine. The landscape is beautiful, the staff is helpful and friendly and the wine tastes fabulous.
Hill Prairie Winery holds a special place in my heart, as this is where my wife and I were married on January 3, 2015. The gorgeous grounds of the vineyards coupled with the charm and character of the old barn makes for a perfect wedding ceremony and reception venue. Whether you are looking for a spring, summer, fall, or winter ceremony Hill Prairie Winery has the ability to host indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions. This is a family business and you will be able to tell because of the high level of quality service you will receive. Hill Prairie Winery is one of my favorite venues in the Springfield area to perform wedding ceremonies at.