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Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

Mackinaw, IL View map
Rating 4.8 out of 5
6 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, is located in Mackinaw, Illinois on an 86 acre farm with a 15 acre vineyard set around a picturesque lake and a sweeping view of the Mackinaw Valley and yes we really mean a valley! There are two favorite wedding locations; a white lake gazebo and a rustic vineyard pergola where couples have taken their vows and begun their life together during the past 16 years. The Vineyard offers beautiful and romantic scenery for creating wedding day memories. This picturesque venue’s elegant gazebos, lavish greenery, the valley and lakefront views at every turn create a dream venue for beautiful and memorable wedding photos and memories.

Convenient Location

The vineyard is less than a 30 minute drive from both Peoria, Illinois to its North and Bloomington -Normal Illinois to its East. It is conveniently located on State Route 9, 10 miles east of I-155 exit in Tremont, Illinois and 16 miles west from the I-55 exit in Bloomington at Market Street, State Route 9 exit. The Morton Holiday Inn and Suites offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the vineyard for wedding parties that host their guests at the hotel (there is a minimum room booking requirement).

Facilities Information

Couples have hosted wedding ceremonies for as many as 500 guests at the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. There are multiple locations for you to hold your ceremony, including a lake gazebo 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 guests. The pavilion was designed to give the feel of an outdoor space with moveable walls on three sides, and two of the walls are glass panels so even when closed the beautiful views and natural lighting are part of the decor. The pavilion can be heated for early spring or late fall receptions as needed. The pavilion space provides private bar and food service as well private bathrooms for guests. The facility is fully handicapped accessible. You can also enjoy the evening outside on the large attached, covered patio that wraps around two sides of the large building and many couples have used it as a dance floor and social space.

Services Offered

The experienced staff at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard take care of setting up your wedding ceremony chairs and the chairs and tables for your reception and bartending for guests. The on-site vineyard coordinator can assist you in creating the perfect layout for your reception in the pavilion. Mackinaw Valley Vineyard partners with The Catering Company for all their cuisine needs. The Catering Company can be reached at 309-678-9000 or emailed at Dlist731@yahoo.com for menus and pricing. Couples are able to do tastings with the catering company to determine the menu they would like. They are also able to provide couples with linens to decorate for their special day. Mackinaw Valley Vineyard offers an array of other services for couples, including:

  • Two Bridal suites with private changing rooms for the bridal parties
  • Preferred Hotel referral with shutle bus service available at no additional fee
  • Wine barrels available to rent to add a rustic winery feel
  • Chairs and tables setup as needed for wedding and reception areas
  • On site catering service with a large variety of menu options, great service and years of experience
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Parking in a large 8 acre lot with easy bus and limousine parking areas
  • Clean up
  • Liability insurance
  • Referrals for vendors we know and trust for great service to assist in your planning
  • Mackinaw Valley Vineyard award winning wines for serving something unique to your guests
  • Beer service available for domestic and craft brew favorites.
  • Included in our wedding pricing is the wedding rehearsal, time for decorating and time for pictures prior to and following the ceremony.
  • Other Services 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. Many wedding families host bridal showers in the tasting room, or return in the future for baby showers, family birthdays and reunions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

$1,545

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

$1,545

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?

$700

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

$700

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

We have a large pavilion building that can seat 310 and the tasting room can seat 100

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Park
Waterfront
Winery

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

February
March
April
November
December
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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Valerie Married on 07/16/2016
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    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.
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    Jennifer Married on 09/19/2015
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    Diana and her staff were amazing. they made our day perfect.
  • User1318817 2+ years ago
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    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.

Awards

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Deals

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard 1
Discount

To honor and thank those who serve in our armed forces we offer a 10% discount off of the facility fees for a weddng or reception, or a wedding and reception event hosted at the vineyard. A valid Military ID is needed to receive this discount.

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard 2
Gift

When a reception is booked at the vineyard through a Wedding Wire referral there will be a 5% discount off the wine minimum for the reception. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

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33633 State Rt 9 Mackinaw, IL, 61755
(309) 359-9463
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Mackinaw Valley Vineyard frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard?

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Mackinaw Valley Vineyard in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Mackinaw Valley Vineyard for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Park
  • Waterfront
  • Winery

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard for wedding events?

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Mackinaw Valley Vineyard offer?

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Mackinaw Valley Vineyard offer for wedding events?

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Mackinaw Valley Vineyard have available for wedding events?

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Mackinaw Valley Vineyard and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in quality of service and 4.5 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Mackinaw Valley Vineyard offer?

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard currently offers 1 discount promotion and 1 gift promotion for wedding services.

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