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.
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).
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.
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:
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5 Reviews for Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
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
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.
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.