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Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center

Morris, IL View map Visit website
4.6 out of 5 rating
32 reviews
$7k - $9k For 100 Guests

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$7k - $9k For 100 Guests

Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center is a banquet hall venue perfect for hosting weddings for couples in Chicago, Illinois. This elegant destination features fountains and gardens straight from a fairytale, ensuring that you and your guests will be transported. Located in the heart of Grundy County, this venue is a scenic one-hour drive from downtown Chicago, near to a wealth of exciting places to explore.

Facilities and Capacity

Up to 1,200 guests can join the couple of honor in the gardens for their wedding celebration. Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center invites you and your partner to exchange vows outside near the fountain in the middle of the pond. Surrounding this area, guests will find brick pathways woven through the flower beds and gardens of the property, ideal for wandering around and taking pictures. A gazebo near the pond provides shade on sunny days and a lovely spot for mingling. Inside, the traditional banquet hall features an oversized chandelier above an open-plan dance floor, which will serve as an excellent place for dinner and dancing, as well as romantic and elegant first-dance pictures.

Services Offered

Couples can use the banquet hall for their bridal shower or engagement party in addition to their ceremony and reception. You and your guests will be delighted by all on offer from the various wedding packages available. You can meet with the event planners onsite to discuss all your wants and needs. Additionally, the venue accommodates couples and guests by assisting with setup and cleanup and offering parking and shuttles for transportation. Couples will also find services that include:

  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • Lighting
  • Tables

Cuisine

Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center provides full in-house bar services for the couple, including a champagne toast and a signature drink for the newlyweds. For dinner, you can talk to their catering team, who can set up a delicious meal either as a buffet, family-style, seated, or plated dining experience. Couples can also opt for a chocolate fountain as part of their dessert course, as well as a tasty wedding cake.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,100

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,100

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access
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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Julie Married on 08/27/2022
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    Great venue

    We had our daughter & future son in law's Wedding Shower at Jennifer's Garden in August. We were overjoyed with how everything turned out.

    •The food was excellent in presentation, quality and quantity. Their executive chef was able to easily accommodate our family's severe gluten allergy needs. I couldn't find another facility that could, nor even cared to help people with severe allergies. The other venues were very limited on what foods would be gluten free. Jennifer's offered a great selection of gluten free foods and were very familiar with food allergies so we felt it was safe there.
    The salmon was out of this world with a high end presentation. The mini veggies with hummus was a great touch of sophistication.
    •The service was excellent. Every need was thought of ahead of time to make our day special and flow smoothly.
    The wait staff was professional, courteous, and had a friendliness about them. Deb and Julie went out of their way to add special touches that we hadn't even thought of. I'm so happy that they added those touches for us. There was always one of the staff in the room to help us in case we had any questions. We had ordered extra plates of food in case we had any extra people come. We had a person come and they were therefore easily accommodated for.
    •The cost of the venue was competitive yet gave us so much more than other venues would give. The quality of the food was outstanding compared to the cheap food other venues tried to sell. Other venues wanted to charge for every little thing which was ridiculous. Jennifer's included a lot in their package compared to other venues.
    •Other venues had small amounts of time you could book rooms. At Jennifer's they gave us well enough time. We felt relaxed and could actually enjoy the day instead of looking at our watches to see if our time was up. That was important to us.
    •The room they gave us was beautiful and spacious. It had a great view with a lot of natural light. It made us feel as if we were having a happy, special day. With some guests having health issues, it was great to have such an open space so they didn't have to worry about being too close to others if they didn't want to. There was a lot of room for all of our specialty tables that were set up for games and activities so people could move around them easily.
    •We received a call the next day. It was a great way to follow up with us. It showed that they cared about us using their facility. I was happy with that extra effort they made.
    •Overall, I highly recommend Jennifer's Garden. We left with a great feeling and was able to really enjoy our special day. We had no issues. Everything ran smoothly and professional with a friendly human touch. I am very satisfied with every aspect of our experience and will be using them again in the future for our son's wedding.
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    Tim K. Married on 12/01/2021
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    Loved DJing at Jennifers Garden!

    Recently DJed a fantastic wedding at Jennifers Garden. Well maintained outdoor grounds for ceremony and spacious inside...even in these Covid times! As a vendor I usually find 1 or 2 drawbacks, but everything was perfect from start to finish, no issues whatsoever...such a relief! Dedicated/hardworking/kind staff, and managers around whenever I had questions. They also did a great job with adhering to guidelines and being conscious of state regulations. Cant forget great food too! 5 of 5 stars!!! Hope to be back soon! -Tim
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    Jeana D. Married on 08/29/2020
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    Amazing Venue!

    Jennifer’s Garden was the perfect venue for our wedding! Deb is amazing to work with! She made sure to have everything perfect for us, and made planning a wedding super easy as she had an answer for every question I had. The organization of Jennifer’s Garden took away a lot of the stress I thought I would have. Also, our guests are still raving on how good the food was! I highly recommend Jennifer’s Garden for any event!
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Receive $200 of the total cost of your wedding when you select our "Tie The Knot Wedding Special" at $77.50/pp. $1000 non-refundable deposit required to reserve date. Minimum 100 guests.

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555 Gore Road Morris, IL, 60450
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Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center frequently asked questions

Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The space offered by Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time and 4.6 in flexibility.
Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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