Weddings

The Homestead

Plano, IL View map Visit website

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Guests 2 to 100

The Homestead 1854: For Intimate Weddings up to 100

This historic property combines the elegance of the 1850’s with today's modern luxuries. Situated on 2 acres, this 1850’s manor and the lush gardens that surround it, are maintained to provide a beautiful backdrop for intimate wedding ceremonies and/or receptions. Whether you prefer a reception on the lawn, an open-air reception in the Timber Tent decked with chandeliers or an even more intimate gathering in the Library, The Homestead 1854 will meet any expectations you have for your special day. The Homestead 1854 also has vintage and and unique pieces that help to set the scene and create lasting and magical impressions. We can style your, up to 100 guest, wedding with vintage furniture pieces, vintage china place settings and much more.

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?

$7974.00

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

$7974.00

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?

$7974.00

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

$7974.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$23.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

100

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

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
Rated
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Ashley P. Married on 08/21/2021
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    Absolutely lovely wedding day!

    Marry Kay and all the staff at The Homestead made our wedding a fairy tale! The venue is absolutely stunning and perfect for more intimate weddings with your closest family and friends. Wedding planning was made so easy by Mary Kay. Every wish she made come true!
    I would give 1000 ⭐️ if I could.Hi
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    Clare Married on 05/03/2021
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    TH 1854 - Intimate Wedding Review

    There aren't enough words to describe my wedding at The Homestead 1854 last Friday. We booked with TH 1854 without ever setting foot at the venue since my husband and I are located on the east coast and we were planning this all remotely in light of the pandemic. My husband and I were looking for a venue that could do it 'ALL' to streamline the process. Honestly, I spent 3 months of countless emails to various venues along the East Coast looking for this perfect venue and often times found that most venues could and only do some things and not all. And we'd have to outsource the remaining aspects. Not something I want to add onto my pile. We ended up selecting TH 1854 because of their reasonable price and all inclusive package. Not only did we have an all inclusive package, but we had the opportunity to also upgrade and customize to our taste. Other previous places that I also reached out too lacked this ability (kinda here's the package and it is what it is). But with TH 1854, it was a completely different experience! Everything was included from the wedding site, reception site, officiant, meals with alcohol beverage package, flowers, cake, and photography. We even booked the add on package for TH 1854 overnight for our guests (for 12 ppl max) after the wedding and the brunch morning after. This is a MUST DO!!! Our wedding was only 14 people including bridge and groom and it was so intimate and cozy. We had the ceremony followed by the reception. The ceremony was perfect and exactly what we visioned and Amy did such a great job officiating and lining to our desires. The reception was also so beautiful and intimate. Our guests had cocktail hour at the house and the dinner was under the Timber Tent. The cocktail hour allowed guests to explore the beautiful historic house. The timber tent had more space for guests to move around a bit, and it was so warm and toasty! The food was delicious with healthy portion sizes! We did filet mignon and salmon with grilled shrimp and mash potatoes + green beans. Our cake was a customized vanilla with fruit filling with added 2nd tier. We had sent a vision and image of our ideal cake and when I saw it in person--I was so overjoyed! It looked exactly what I envisioned, but better in person!! It was delicious too! After dinner was over, our guests were able to retreat back into the house and change into cozy and comfy clothes. We then hung out in the back by the firepitt and toasted smores. Shared stories. It was so beautiful for our families meeting for the first time to be with each other and feel like they've know each other for years! It was such a fitting and intimate way to cap the night off. The next morning, we had brunch scheduled at 9.30am so guests had the chance to sleep in if they wanted to or soak in the quietness and relax for an early morning. Brunch was perfect and the food, again, was so delicious! We had roasted potatoes, bacon, egg type souffle, yogurt parfait, and this caramel french toast with mimosas! My guests LOVED our wedding and they felt so relaxed. They were raving and telling us how much they enjoyed the intimacy, but how it also felt like a retreat and get away too! We can't thank Mary Kay, Amy, and the rest of TH 1854 staff. They really made this process so EASY and took care of ALL the details and more! I personally tell my husband that I wish I could get married again so we can repeat the whole weekend w/ TH 1854! Thank you TH 1854!
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    Andra R. Married on 06/01/2019
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    My four day stay was fabulous from the day I arrived to the day I left. The whole place is clean, beautiful, interesting with the best food ever.

    The Homestead is beautiful, immaculate, full of antiques and 1800 era decor. I spent a lot of my time going thru the wonders of each room, and the gorgeous surrounding lawns and gardens, including a real shrubbery maze. Mary Kate and Chet are wonderful, fun loving couple, who make you feel so welcome that you feel like one of their family while they see to your every need. I highly recommend the Homestead for just a stay or any special event in your future. I know they are both waiting for your arrival with a smile on their face.

    The Homestead's reply:

    We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you and your family again. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Awards

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens Barn & Farm Weddings

Easy to work with and they have a great eye for style and making your wedding perfect! We'd love to have them back!!

Map

611 E. Main St. Plano, IL, 60545
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The Homestead frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Homestead?

The Homestead includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Homestead, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Homestead includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At The Homestead, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Homestead includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Homestead in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Homestead for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Homestead for wedding events?

The Homestead offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Homestead offer?

The Homestead offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Homestead offer for wedding events?

The Homestead offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Homestead have available for wedding events?

The Homestead offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend The Homestead and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Homestead 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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