Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, a waterfront vineyard venue in Mackinaw, Illinois, offers beautiful and romantic scenery for couples' weddings. This picturesque venue houses elegant gazebos, lavish greenery, and waterfront views at every turn. The vineyard is less than a 30 minute drive from Peoria, Illinois, and about 10 miles east of I-155.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 500 guests at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. There are multiple locations for you to hold your ceremony, including two gazebos on the lake and the pergola in the vineyard. The pavilion is the perfect spot for your reception, offering beautiful views of both the lake and the vineyard and seating for up to 310 of your guests. There is air conditioning and heating available in the pavilion, as well as private bathrooms. You can also enjoy the evening outside on the attached, covered patio or turn it into a dance floor.
The staff at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard are able to set up items for your ceremony and reception. The on-site vineyard coordinator can assist you in creating the layout for your reception in the pavilion. Mackinaw Valley Vineyard partners with The Catering Company for all their cuisine needs. Couples are able to do tastings with the catering company to determine the menu you would like. They are also able to provide couples with linens for your special day. Mackinaw Valley Vineyard offers an array of other services to couples, including:
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard offers wine tastings and other events on their property. Depending on the season, they offer outdoor concerts, festivals, and trivia game nights for people to come and enjoy.
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Recommended by 98% of couples
Valerie · Married on 07/16/2016
We had our wedding at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard last weekend. It was absolutely beautiful. It was the perfect setting for a wedding and we ended up with absolutely perfect weather. Our guests loved the relaxed feel of being able to walk around and enjoy the scenery. Our guests also enjoyed the wine and great music. Diane was great with helping us figure out timelines and logistics to make the day go smoothly. I would highly recommend Mackinaw Valley Vineyard for a wedding. It is the perfect venue for a wedding.Sent on 07/22/2016
Jennifer · Married on 09/19/2015
Diana and her staff were amazing. they made our day perfect.Sent on 09/21/2015
User3518074 · 2+ years ago
The vineyard is a gorgeous location for a wedding. We booked it approximately 10 months in advance. Very detailed contract. The vineyard had several suggestions of other people to work with (food, officiant, etc). They kept in constant communication with us and always responded promptly to emails and phone calls. Diane was helpful every step of the way. They were also flexible and basically let us decorate the vineyard the way that we wanted. They set up the chairs and took them down for the ceremony, which was nice to not worry about. The vineyard remains open during weddings, but honestly you don't even notice it. The ceremony area is far enough away from the bar/store area that it still feels private. We had our reception somewhere else and didn't feel any pressure to have the reception at the vineyard. The service we received was excellent.Sent on 09/07/2013