Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

33633 State Rt 9, Mackinaw, IL 61755 Map · Phone number
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About Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

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. 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 druing the past 16 years. The Vineyard offers beautiful and romantic scenery for creating wedding day memories. This picturesque venue’s elegant gazebos, lavish greenery, and lakefront views at every turn create a wedding photographers dream venue.

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.

Facilities and Capacity

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 suite 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 and family birthdays and reunions.
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5 Reviews for Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 5.0
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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.

    Sent on 07/22/2016
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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.

    Sent on 09/21/2015
  • User3518074 · 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.

    Sent on 09/07/2013

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Mackinaw Valley Vineyard FAQ

  • Describe your venue: Farm/Ranch, 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, 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, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Chairs, Furniture, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

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  • 33633 State Rt 9 Mackinaw, IL, 61755 See on map
    (309) 359-9463 (Phone number)

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