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The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens is a rustic garden wedding venue located in Princeton, Illinois. The botanical gardens and arboretum on this property offer a memorable backdrop for wedding festivities. Originally established in 1987 as a destination garden center, the venue spans a total of 40 acres. Over the years, a number of weddings were held here, leading the team to construct event-specific structures to accommodate these occasions. With a sense of tranquility brimming throughout, this venue provides a refuge from busy everyday life.
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Couples may host up to 350 wedding guests at The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens. The Barn is set with wood ceilings, several windows overlooking the grounds, and an outdoor patio ideal for your cocktail hour. It is a four-season event center and offers an ambience of sophistication for events. With climate control, it is also a comfortable space for wedding attendees to enjoy the event. Ceremonies can take place in the gardens, among the lush plant life.
The dedicated staff at this venue are eager to help you create your dream wedding celebration. They offer planning services to make organizing the momentous occasion straightforward. In addition, they can provide altars, arches, tables, chairs, barware, and places to park. The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens can also provide access to get-ready suites along with setup and cleanup for your convenience. Other event rentals are available as well, along with lighting and sound solutions. The staff aims to go above and beyond for each nearly wed pair.
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This is a beautiful space for an event. Our client was thrilled with their result and we enjoyed performing there.
I had the pleasure of working with Tara and the staff at Hornbaker this past weekend. Not only is the venue itself beautiful, but I've worked countless events at various venues and this staff was one of the very best. Working with Tara was a breeze and the night went off without a hitch. Bride and Groom were very happy throughout the night, which makes all of our jobs easier. Thanks again!
Excellent Venue! We have been to Hornbaker Gardens quite a bit and it's a great experience every time. Such a beautiful room on an amazing property makes for the perfect location for a Ceremony and Reception. We frequently set up cafe lighting in this venue as well as provide DJ service and the staff is always quick to respond so we can coordinate setup and tear down times. They are always friendly and happy to help however they can. Finding a venue that truly cares about their clients and coordinates well with other vendors is harder to find than you might think. Hornbaker Gardens is truly a gem among the many wedding venue choices! Highly Recommend!
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