Weddings

Paul's Paradise

Pleasant Plains, IL View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   4 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

Paul’s Paradise is a countryside wedding venue situated in Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This stunning 15,000 square foot property is located on a 150-acre tree farm. Surrounded by thousands of beautiful trees, this site allows couples and their guests to rejoice in complete harmony. With several indoor and outdoor event spaces to choose from, couples can host their dream wedding at Paul’s Paradise.

Facilities and Capacity

For those seeking to make the most of their natural surroundings, this venue offers two large outdoor patios. These stone-based areas are ideal for ceremonies, cocktail parties, and receptions under The Prairie State’s starlit sky. Both patio spaces are complete with chairs, tables, and outdoor furnishings that provide a cozy and comfy touch. Additional outdoor spaces include the stage area. Here, couples can stand and exchange vows at their ceremony or have their live band or DJ entertain their guests at the reception. Inside the venue, there is an expansive ballroom complete with stone walls and a stunning stage area. This space can be used for ceremonies as well as everlasting receptions. Additional facilities at the venue include a catering kitchen, mother’s nursing room, a VIP lounge with a private bar and 3 hair/make-up studios, as well as a billiards suite. All indoor spaces at Paul’s Paradise are heated and air-conditioned.

Services Offered

This venue offers a plethora of wedding packages to ensure that your big day runs as smoothly as possible. These collections provide convenient services such as event setup and breakdown as well as optional honeymoon options in beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. You will also be supplied with many event items such as decorative pieces, chairs, tables, linens, and much more. For further convenience, this venue allows you to work with outside vendors such as caterers, photographers, and florists, to help bring your special day to life.

Location

This venue is situated on a working tree farm called Paul Tree Farms. Approximately 10 miles west of Springfield, this tranquil spot provides the advantages of a downtown venue without the hustle and bustle of city life. For those traveling, SPI airport is only 15 minutes away. The nearest hotel is only a short 12 minute drive.

  • Woman-owned

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?

$6000

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

$6000

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?

$6000

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

$6000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Linens
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

75

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1 Large Ballroom

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Resort
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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?

Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
December
Rated
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Nicholas B. Married on 10/09/2021
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    A wonderful experience

    Paul's was a diamond in the rough of a busy wedding season. We luckily found them and worked with them for a year. Their team is amazing (especially Sherri and Chad). The space is truly unique as a venue that allows for the ceremony, pictures, and reception to be at the same site. People were gathering around the lit pergola/ceremony stage at the end of the night as a spot for one-of-a-kind pictures.

    We even worked together to do a tree-planting-ritual during the ceremony.... and we took that tree and planted in our home's backyard a few days later.

    Paul's Paradise is something special in the Greater Springfield area and our wedding was lucky to have been there. Check it out.
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    Linda B. Married on 09/04/2021
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    Wedding and Reception

    Excellent! Beautiful location and great experience.
  • Jan
    Jan N. Married on 09/03/2021
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    Very accommodating!

    The owners were very easy to work with. The venue had just been completed and they were exhausted but kept on working and making sure we had everything we needed. If we had questions or concerns they addressed them right then. It is a beautiful venue inside and out. We would recommend Paul’s to anyone.

    Paul's Paradise's reply:

    Thank you so much Jan. We're well rested now! It was a wonderful night, and you have a very lovely family. Thank you for letting us be a part of it.

Awards

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Map

12430 State Route 125 Pleasant Plains, IL, 62677
217-341-6440

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Paul's Paradise frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Paul's Paradise?

Paul's Paradise includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Paul's Paradise in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Paul's Paradise for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Resort
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Paul's Paradise for wedding events?

Paul's Paradise offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Paul's Paradise offer?

Paul's Paradise offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Paul's Paradise offer for wedding events?

Paul's Paradise offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Paul's Paradise have available for wedding events?

Paul's Paradise offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Paul's Paradise and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Paul's Paradise is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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