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Gabi · Married on 09/02/2018
I cannot say enough about how incredible Mallory and the staff at HGB are. Booking them for our wedding venue was the BEST DECISION we could have made. Mallory goes above and beyond the responsibilities of a day of event coordinator and truly will do anything in her power to make your day the most amazing day of your lives. Our wedding was VERY DIY and when we booked the venue a little less than a year out from our wedding date we had NO IDEA the amount of prep we had signed ourselves up for. Mallory held our hand through early planning steps and truly was a Godsend to have around in the weeks leading up to the big day (PRICELESS to have there ON our wedding day). She was instrumental in guiding our family and friends who were helping us out with decorations and dj-ing through the process of putting on our wedding, and her staff was no less amazing. We got nothing but constant compliments about how well put together everything was and how beautiful the property and the barn were.
Aside from INCREDIBLE SERVICE and STAFF, Hoosier Grove Barn was by far THE BEST VALUE for a rustic-modern barn style wedding in the Chicago Area. You would be hard-pressed to find another venue of this caliber that provides everything they do for their price point. Don't be fooled by their website, go visit them in person and I assure you, you will book it on the spot like we did.
100% best choice we made for our wedding was to start by booking Hoosier Grove Barn!
Brandi · Married on 11/17/2018
Wow! What can I say? Hoosier Grove barn exceeded every single one of my expectations! They go above and beyond to make your day exactly what you envisioned all while having a smile on their face! Mallory was amazing!!! She allowed me to come up with crazy ideas and she honored all of them! Their alcohol package is the best I've seen anywhere! The grounds are beautiful with multiple places for on site ceremony. The barn alone is just gorgeous! If you book here I promise you will not be disappointed!Sent on 11/27/2018
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Bradley · Married on 10/14/2018
The team at the Barn is outstanding.
Jessica · Married on 08/18/2018
The staff at Hoosier grove barn was fantastic! The staff made sure the day flowed and that we stayed on schedule.Sent on 08/19/2018
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Marissa · Married on 08/17/2018
I cannot put into words how absolutely amazed my husband and I and all of our family and friends are by how our wedding turned out. From the very start of meeting with Leslie we knew this was our place! The ceremony garden, grounds, and barn are so well kept and beautiful. Working with Mallory to coordinate our day was a breeze! Mallory and Leslie both helped us plan our perfect day... they know everything!! The staff at the barn the day of our wedding were all quick to help, friendly, and knowledgeable. Chris did a fantastic job setting everything up, the bar staff were on top of it and our guests loved their personalities (colleen especially). Donna definitely went above and beyond to ensure everything was what we wanted. My husband and his groomsmen loved Donna and she kept them in line lol! My biggest shout out has to go to Mallory. You are doing exactly what you are meant to do! Mallory had to assist my florist that was late and needed to rearrange bouquets. She went way above and beyond to ensure our flowers were out on time and perfect, along with coordinating the rest of the staff, vendors, and bridal party! I am sure I don't know everything that all of HGB staff did because they took care of everything so flawlessly without involving myself or husband. If you are looking for an amazing team and gorgeous venue, this is it, stop looking!!Sent on 08/27/2018
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Rebecca · Married on 07/21/2018
My husband and I had our wedding at HGB in July. The venue is absolutely beautiful and unique. Mallory, the coordinator was amazing to work with and was always supportive and flexible. All of our guests loved the schoolhouse, barn, and patio garden. It was like having three venue locations in one! I also love how they decorate the barn with beautiful lights, which makes decorating for the wedding much easier. We are so happy we found HBG, and cannot imagine having our wedding anywhere else. I cannot recommend this place enough! HBG gave us our dream wedding site at an affordable price!
Stacey · Married on 06/23/2018
My husband and I cannot even begin to say in words how great our wedding turned out at Hoosier Grove Barn. From our first visit and meeting with Vicki, we knew this was a venue that would go above and beyond to make sure our day was exactly how we pictured it. Every subsequent visit, we grew more and more confident in the staff and our choice in venue. The venue itself is gorgeous - especially in the Spring and Summer. We enjoyed the option of having dinner in a tent to not only allow us to have a larger wedding, but to make use of all the space Hoosier has to offer. We used a lot of the vendors suggested by the Hoosier Grove and could not have been happier with our choices. The staff at Hoosier Grove Barn seemed to have very good relationships with all vendors making the day go seamless. Hoosier Grove provided an excellent liquor package that all of our guests enjoyed. There are many places to take pictures at the venue making it easy to get all of our bride/groom portraits, wedding party pictures, and family pictures done all before our ceremony. We got married in front of the schoolhouse steps. The staff at Hoosier set all the chairs up, moved the chairs from the ceremony to the tent, then even took down all the tables/chairs under the tent while we were dancing. It definitely made cleaning up at the end of the night a little less stressful! The communication with Hoosier was great. Both Mallory and Vicki were great people to work with. The day of, both knew what was going on and were great to have around to help coordinate the vendors and get all the decorations to where they should be. The venue is all very clean. We had no mishaps, dirty linens, or major surprises the day of the wedding. All of our guests had the best time and we heard no complaints from anyone. We would 100% recommend this venue to host your wedding or event!
stephanie · Married on 06/16/2018
Best wedding venue ever! We couldn't be happier with Hoosier Grove Barn. We booked our wedding 2 years out and Mallory made our every dream come true. Our wedding was beautiful in every way and the HGB team worked hard to ensure everything ran smooth. From the months of planning with Mallory, helping us set up the morning of which I couldn't have done without Rio (and easing all of my wedding day jitters) to making sure that each moment of my day went smooth. They went above and beyond my expectations. Our wedding day was record setting heat and HGB did everything in their power to make sure myself and our guests were cool as could be. The venue itself is gorgeous and the price is reasonable in comparison to others. You must see HGB! Their team and the venue are a dream come true.
Shirley · Married on 06/08/2018
Our wedding took place on 6/08/18 at Hoosier Barn. This venue is absolutely wonderful, and offers couples the chance to create the wedding of their dreams. Throughout the night we heard about how amazing Hoosier Barn was from our guests The venue has several options for outdoor ceremonies as well as indoor options. The facility is just beautiful. To be completely honest, I do not think their website does the place justice at all, so if you have not went out to see the venue make sure you do this!I cannot speak enough about how tremendous the staff is at the Barn. Vicki and Mallory who are the wedding coordinators really assisted in giving us ideas, but also in making our vision of the event a reality. The bartenders and people who worked and assisted with the transitions that take place at the wedding were so nice, and great at making everything run smoothly. I was told by friends and family that after the wedding we would look back at the day, and identify things we would do differently. However, that is not the case at all. We are so happy that we chose Hoosier Barn because we could have not been more pleased!! Hoosier Barn is an unbelievable venue at a reasonable price, and a great place for a fairytale wedding!
Meghan · Married on 04/07/2018
I am so happy that we had our wedding ceremony and reception at Hoosier Grove Barn! It was BEAUTIFUL - honestly, everything I hoped for. The staff there is absolutely AMAZING! Mallory is awesome - any little question or request I had, she was on top of it. Everyone else there was super friendly and helpful as well. Mitchell and I had an incredible experience working with them. We would highly recommend them! They made our big day so special! Thank you Hoosier Grove Barn! :)Sent on 04/19/2018
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Kari · Married on 10/14/2017
We had our wedding at Hoosier Grove Barn on 10/14/17 and can say that everything was perfect! From the moment we toured the facility with Leslie to the very last minute of our wedding, the staff was so accommodating! There were severe lightning and thunderstorms on our wedding day so the staff had to set everything up inside; ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception and everything was amazing! None of my bridal party was at the venue to put me in my dress for our first look pictures (they were still getting hair and makeup done) but Mallory, the coordinator, helped me get in my dress. She was truly amazing! Every email was answered in a short amount of time, all of our questions and concerns were answered and they made everything stunning and perfect. We LOVED everything about Hoosier Grove Barn. Amazing staff, amazing service and very, very reasonably priced! We wouldn't change a thing about our experience.. The venue was beautiful and staff was fantastic! We would highly recommend!
Jennifer · Married on 10/13/2017
We had our wedding at the Hoosier Grove Barn. It is such a beautiful place. We received so many compliments from our guest about what a nice venue it was, some even said they would host an event there. The open bar package they had was amazing, the selection of alcohol was great especially for the price. All the guest we’re impressed. Everyone who works there is extremely helpful and help you plan a timeline. They give you a lot of good recommendations on vendors in the area. They helped us create a prefect wedding.
Aaron · Married on 10/06/2017
BEST SEVICE EVER. STAFF AND WEDDING COORDINATOR Mallory Lorence Were AMAZING every step of the way. I dnt think we were told NO once for any Iread or changes we had lol. If u want ur "wife's" DREAM BARN WEDDING to be everything it can be plus more HOOSIER GROVE BARN is the place... the place where dreams come true. Thank you all Love you. EVERYONE HAD A BLAST!!!!
Emily · Married on 09/23/2017
We are so incredibly happy with the way our wedding turned out. Leslie, Mallory and the say-of staff were a dream to work with. They made all of my crazy ideas a total reality, and the value of the venue is out of this world. You can bring your own food and decorations, DJ is optional with their included sound system, AND you receive a wedding coordinator with your package price. They provided all of the staff that I didn't have, and they have so many other amenities that you can add, and a list of vendors that you can use (we received a discount from our food vendor for using Hoosier).
I was nervous about the size of the space, but they managed to help us include all of our decorations and guests. And the indoor AND outdoor settings are perfect for pictures. Ours turned out AMAZING.
I really can't say enough about the Hoosier staff and the Barn itself. They rotated our decorations WHILE the reception was happening, without any interruptions, EXACTLY like I told them to (and there was A LOT to do). I was a nutcase bride, but they fulfilled all of my highest expectations. And the location genuinely looks so expensive (and you're getting it for a steal).
We love Hoosier, the staff we were provided, and the incredible park district team. Thank you for making our day so memorable and seamless!
Meredith · Married on 09/16/2017
The Hoosier Grove Barn is one of the most unique and beautiful wedding venues in the Chicago suburbs. The service provided is simply outstanding and the setting is timeless. Our guests have not stopped mentioned how this was one of the nicest weddings they have ever been to. Mallory was our AMAZING wedding coordinator. She was professional, patient, and extremely knowledgeable when it came to planning our event. From start to finish, she was there every step of the way. We were so lucky to have her. I highly recommend every wedding couple looking for a unique and intimate venue take a look at the Hoosier Grove Barn!Sent on 11/06/2017
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Erin · Married on 09/02/2017
We got married at Hoosier Grove on September 2, 2017. Our wedding day went so smoothly thanks to the helpful staff who were on top of things all day. We received many compliments from our guests about how friendly and helpful all the staff members were. From the wedding coordinators, to the bartenders, and the custodial staff- they were all wonderful! We ultimately decided on having our wedding here due to the great price and everything that is included in that price. We realized how good of a deal it was after doing our research on similar venues. The only cons of this venue is that the actual barn doesn't hold that many for the dinner portion so if you are planning on having over 100 guests you will have to purchase a tent as well. Also, since our wedding was on a Saturday, we didn't have the option to decorate the night before so, that all had to be done all the morning of which was a little hectic. However, we were made fully aware that that would be the situation before booking so there were no surprises. It was also nice that my bridesmaids and I were able to get ready in the loft area where I was able to oversee the decorating and everything. Overall, the entire day was beautiful and we had a blast!
Katie · Married on 08/27/2017
We had our wedding at Hoosier Grove Barn last weekend and we have nothing but the best things to say about the venue and the entire team that we worked with! The team went above and beyond to ensure each detail was attended to; their expertise, professionalism and friendliness to all our guests did not go unnoticed. They also coordinated and worked flawlessly with all our vendors. The venue and the campus was truly a unique and special place to have our wedding!
Rachel · Married on 07/08/2017
The Hoosier Grove Barn staff made our wedding a stress free day! We met a few times prior to the big day to build a time line, and then our amazing coordinators Mallory and Vicki were there the day of to ensure everything went smoothly. This is the perfect venue for having your entire wedding at one location. We had the ceremony in the garden, cocktails outside in the courtyard, and the reception in the barn. The barn (and entire campus) is BEAUTIFUL so we hardly needed to buy additional decorations - we just bought enough to add a personal touch.
THANK YOU Hoosier Grove Barn and staff for helping to make our wedding an amazing day!!
Susan · Married on 06/24/2017
The staff at Hoosier Grove Barn did a wonderful job of creating the wedding my daughter & her fiancé envisioned. They were incredibly flexible and accommodating, paying attention to details and offering suggestions all along the way. They made it all flow smoothly. We received many compliments about the venue being unique, charming and intimate. We couldn't have asked for a better day!
Nicole · Married on 06/16/2017
Hoosier Grove Barn was an amazing venue! They were very flexible with changes and helped every step of the way for planning. The guests loved the beautiful barn and outside grounds. We had the ceremony on the school house steps and it was a perfect setting. The bartenders and on-site staff were super friendly and helpful and made the night run smoothly. I cannot say enough good things about this place! :)Sent on 06/30/2017
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Monique · Married on 05/06/2017
Sent on 06/12/2017
We got married on May 6th 2017 at Hoosier Grove Barn and it was simply a wonderful day! I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out and having our wedding on the beautiful grounds of HGB was just perfect! First of all I want to thank the wonderful wedding coordinators who made our day happen- Mallory, Leslie and Vicki were helpful, friendly, super accommodating, idea filled and reassuring that the day would be great- and it was!! I went to the barn many times to get ideas on how I wanted it set up and every time everyone was so helpful. Our weather for the day originally wasn't looking too good and we had to make a last minute decision to rent a tent for the ceremony so we met with Leslie and Mallory and went thru the logistics of setup and "the look" and we decided to not do the rent over our ceremony site but instead to put the tent on the lawn as a backup plan and I'm so glad we listened because we ended up luckily having a beautiful sunny day and were able to have addtl seating in the tent for people to avoid the sun and our Groomsmen hung out there prior to the ceremony and it just turned out great! For the best bang for your buck I highly recommend Hoosier Grove Barn - our bridesmaids got ready in the barn Loft area, it was perfect for hair/makeup and mimosas :) we had a group of people help with our table and decor set up, Mallory was always around keeping us up to date, there are so many options to have your ceremony at on the grounds - we chose their newer garden area and it was just so perfect! Picture taking areas are endless and our guests had space to linger and walk around and enjoy the area! Making room for the dance floor was done in the blink of an eye and none of the guests were too bothered - the sound for the DJ was good and the Bartenders were even better! I heard nothing but good reviews from my family and friends about the service , servers and the bartenders keeping those drinks flowing! Thank you HGB!!
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Andrew · Married on 04/01/2017
Hi,Sent on 01/23/2018
It has been a long time since our wedding and I just wanted to take the time to say that it was the best experience of our lives. Everybody from the wedding planner to the bar staff (especially the bar staff) were pleasant, professional, and clearly cared about our special day as if it were their own. We still get complements on everything from the weather to the very beautiful environment of the barn and surrounding grounds. Thank you and all your staff for making our day truly magical (not just a pun because of the Harry Potter theme).
So happy working with you and always recommending the barn as an ideal location for any event.
Tori & Andy
April 1st 2017 “Always”
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Brittany · Married on 11/05/2016
Dan and I would both like to thank you and your staff for all of your hard work and help! Hoosier Grove Barn and the staff are the only people we never had any problems or hiccups with and to us that means so much! Everyone was right on point and did an impeccable job! This day would not have been everything we ever imagined and more without you and all your AWESOME staff! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts! We will both be HIGHLY recommending the Hoosier Grove Barn as a beautiful and flawless wedding/event venue!
Stephanie · Married on 10/21/2016
My Wedding was on October 21, 2016 at Hoosier Grove Barn. Now that the dust has settled and back from our Honeymoon, I am excited to write reviews. I can't say enough about Hoosier Grove Barn. From the time we stepped foot inside for our first meeting and tour, we just knew and booked on the spot. Leslie and Elisha are amazing and patient and they help with any questions you may have. Elisha responds to e-mails in a timely manner, gets you the answers you need no matter how crazy of a question and is so hands on day of wedding. Our Wedding went so smooth, I wouldn't have changed a thing. The grounds are kept so nice and the venue has so many wonderful photo ops. We had roughly 90 people and they just fit perfectly inside the school house and Barn. I am only married 2 weeks and I miss the process of working with Hoosier already! I will forever be grateful.
amanda · Married on 10/16/2016
We had our wedding this October at Hoosier Grove Barn, and I don’t even know where to start about how great they have been to us. We looked at a lot of venues in a lot of price ranges, and HGB was not only our favorite one we looked at, but the most competitively priced as well for what you get. They had lists of dozens of caterers, photographers, bakeries, decorators and any other vendors you could imagine for a wedding already listed out with contact info in a tidy little folder that we got when we looked at the venue. Every vendor we talked to had nothing but wonderful things to say about HGB, and every time we had any questions or concerns, any staff member that we would reach out to was incredibly quick and precise with their responses. We got updates and reminders on things from Elisha on a regular basis, and the payment plan was laid out in a very manageable timeline and explained thoroughly to us from the beginning. Obviously planning a wedding is one of the most stressful things a lot of people can imagine doing, but between the abundant information provided and the help from staff members from HGB we honestly were able to put a lot of specific touches on our planning and had a lot of fun in the process! On top of all this, whenever we thought of something specific (like flying a Cubs flag from the flag pole out front!) that needed special permissions, Elisha or Leslie would address it right away and make sure we could do everything we wanted on our special day.Sent on 10/25/2016
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