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Walker’s Bluff is a country and restaurant wedding venue situated in Carterville, Illinois. Surrounded by 300-acres of stunning land, this tranquil property allows couples to escape the hustle of the big city and celebrate in utter bliss. Ideal for those who desire a private and naturalistic wedding, this site can host unforgettable events both indoor and outdoor.

Facilities and Capacity

For those seeking to make the most of The Prairie State’s sunshine, this site boasts extensive outdoor event spaces ideal for ceremonies, receptions, and more. The quaint lakeside makes for intimate ceremonies as your guests watch you exchange vows amidst gorgeous vistas of the lake and wooded areas. This spacious setting can be configured in a variety of ways for both small and large gatherings. Ceremonies may also take place in the enchanted woods. Featuring tall, age-old trees, wooden benches, and a floral archway, this cozy site is ideal for nature-loving couples. For more extravagant ceremonies and receptions, the nearby vineyards make for remarkable gatherings that are remembered for a lifetime. You and your friends can get lost amongst the vine leaves and dance the night away as the sun sets over the picturesque horizon. The vineyard space can be arranged in several ways and has ample space for live entertainment, tented areas, a dance floor, and more. The interior of Walker’s Bluff is both historic and cozy. The venue’s Legend room includes a stone fireplace, rustic chandeliers, wooden beams, and more. This space makes for splendid banquets and cocktail hours post-ceremony. The room’s large tables allow all of your guests to rejoice, converse, and share high-quality cuisine together. Other indoor event areas include the magical Wine Cave. This circular-stone space can be transformed into a one-of-a-kind ceremony space or a small banquet. Additional event areas include the large production room and outdoor gazebo.

Services Offered

Upon booking your special event at Walker’s Bluff, an experienced on-site event planner will help your visions come to life. For further convenience, additional members of staff will also help with the setup and breakdown of the event space and decor. An array of event items are also provided for you to use at your disposal. These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Aisle and altar decor
  • Tables and chairs
  • Drapery
  • Lighting and audio
  • Centerpieces
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


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

Cake Cutting
Wedding Cake

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

Champagne Toast
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Country/Golf Club

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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Michelle F. Sent on 08/18/2020
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Kelcey and Walker’s Bluff Team make a dream out of a quarantined nightmare

When March came around and the world stoped due to the pandemic, I was so afraid of what would become of the most wonderful Wilmette/Chicago wedding Ryan and I had planned. Then April 25 hit, and we saw no real end in site and decided to make moves to Southern Illinois. I reached out to Kelcey at Walker’s Bluff knowing she makes dreams a reality for her job—and boy I knew that she was the only one who could make this living nightmare of completely reworking or wedding in less than 2 months a dream. I was right. Since we were quarantined up in Chicago, Kelcey went above and beyond to show us the venue at the exact time of day we were to have the reception. It was exciting to work with Kelcey through all this because our wedding was the first during these strange times at Walker’s Bluff. She reworked our dreams yet again when the health department came out with new requirements for venues, and truly made sure the location, food, and esthetic was exactly what we wanted. This woman and her team works Miracles! Everyone was so pleased with the professionalism, safety, and care that Walker’s Bluff took for the wedding reception. It was the most wonderful dream that became a reality. Whether you have an intimate party of 32 or a huge celebration of 600, seriously consider working with Kelcey and the Walker’s Bluff team to make your wedding celebrations a reality.
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