Midway Village Museum is a history museum and wedding venue located in Rockford, Illinois that provides a scenic backdrop with the ambience of 20th century America for your wedding day. This unique museum is located near I-90 in Rockford, Illinois and is only a few blocks away from local hotels and quality restaurants. The Midway Village Museum features a rustic barn-style venue that creates a classic atmosphere for your magical wedding day. Packages include the ceremony and reception so your guests never have to leave the property.
Facilities and Capacity
Truly the most unique, rustic venue in Rockford and the surrounding area. Beautiful, wooded 150 acre campus that offers endless options for indoor and outdoor weddings. Two areas for receptions, including the Lakeview rooms at the main museum center with outdoor patio and seating for up to 200 guests. For the rustic nature lovers, we offer a restored, two-story 1905 barn with soaring ceilings, private restrooms, custom bar and elevator. The barn is nestled on a 13 acre Victorian village that offers privacy and plenty of outdoor space for enjoyment. Say "I do" in one of our gorgeous gardens, the gazebo, the church or lakeside by the Millhouse. Wedding package price includes both your choice of ceremony spot and your choice of reception location. The two reception venues offered are on opposite ends of the property so our couples feel complete seclusion on their most special day. Rain backup locations for inclement weather included and we partner with seven of the best local caterers to provide all your food service needs.
Midway Village Museum would be honored to be your venue for your wedding day. They vow to make your ceremony an unforgettable one. Their professional staff is willing to assist their couples with anything, from setup to cleanup. The wedding rental package includes the following services:
30 Reviews for Midway Village Museum
Recommended by 89% of couples
30 User photos
Melissa · Married on 10/10/2020
The barn is beautiful! The price is really reasonable and includes setup and take down of chairs and tables. Perfect for a rustic/country themed wedding.Sent on 09/14/2015
Christina Admani · Married on 09/06/2020
Midway Saved Our Wedding!
Midway Village saved our wedding! My husband and I were set to have a 2020 destination wedding until COVID happened. When we made the decision to stay in our hometown it was devastating. The big AHA moment that told us it was meant to be was Lisa and her tireless re-assurance that we would be okay and taken care of. She worked with us to make decisions last minute for icky weather. The location was beautiful! The bridal suite perfectly set up. Our pictures turned out amazing! This was always meant to be our venue & we were thrilled that we could support our local businesses through the changes due to the pandemic. Book ASAP! You can’t go wrong!Sent on 10/27/2020
Melissa Piotrowski · Married on 11/09/2019
So happy we chose Midway Village!
Our wedding and ceremony were held at Midway Village on November 9, 2019. Lisa was wonderful to work with and very accommodating- we live near Chicago and they allowed us to rent the space for a small fee the day before the wedding as well, so that we could set up and decorate early. We weren't sure if the weather was going to cooperate, so we had an outdoor spot AND an indoor location available just in case it was cold/rainy (or snowing!) Our reception was held in the 1905 Barn which had plenty of space for our 110 guests. The bar and DJ were set up on the lower level and dinner was upstairs. It was so beautiful, minimal decor is needed because the barn has so much character on its own. I'm so happy we chose Midway Village, I fell in love with the barn the moment we first viewed it and our guests all thought it was such a unique venue!Sent on 11/17/2019
Midway Village Museum's reply:Thank you Melissa! Your photos are beautiful!!! Congrats again and we wish you the very best!!
Midway Village Museum Price Rates
Since so many couples had to postpone their 2020 nuptuals to 2021 because of the pandemic, we have decided to FREEZE 2020 pricing for ALL weddings booked in 2021. Our most popular months are booking up fast.
Are you looking for a reception only venue on a budget? We do have our Lakeview Rooms located at the main museum center that seats up to 240 guests available for $125 per hour. Tables and chairs included. Nice room overlooks the lake with patio access to the lake grounds. Four hour minimum. You bring your inspiration and create a dazzling backdrop. Climate controlled room with built-in dance floor.
End of year promotion - Book your 2020 wedding now through December 31st, 2019 and receive FREE wedding ceremony chair rental. This is a $3.60 per person value. Hurry, only a few prime dates left!