Chicago Wedding Venue: Farm

I suppose this post should be entitled, Chicagoland Wedding Venue VII, as this next venue is in Glenview, but I'm a fan of consistency, so the title shall remain...

I've been helping my oldest and dearest friend, Charlotte, find a venue for her August 2009 wedding (yes, yes, the date is creeping up on her, but this former Chicago bride, and guest blogger, once told me that all one actually needs is 6 months to really plan a wedding) and bless Charlotte's heart, all she has requested is that it be an affordable and outdoor venue. Wonderful! There should be plenty venues like that within 20 miles of Chicago, right? Well, not as many as I had imagined...

But, finally, after sifting through 85 golf courses and 10 junky farms, I think I have found a venue that may be perfect for her: Historic Wagner Farms! It's 50% rustic and 50% manicured and 100% adorable! And, what's more, it's seemingly affordable, with only a variety of nominal site fees ($500 site fee for Saturdays and only $350 for Fridays...and they have some really laid back (read: affordable) meal options!!!!). Almost too good to be true...hmmmm.... I'll be sure to keep you posted.

9 comments:

It's A Jaime Thing said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing that - I'll have to tell my friends who are getting married about it. ;)

Cheers!
-Jaime

CrushGear said...

That farm looks absolutely beautiful. What a great idea!

At RedEye today we did a story on DIY weddings... Check out how much venues can cost in Chicago:

Lincoln Park Zoo: $2,500 to $29,000
Adler Planetarium: $3,750 to 9,450
Shedd Aquarium: $17,500+

Yikes. The complete list is here:
http://redeye.chicagotribune.com/red-061009-wedding-side2,0,7678942.story

Anyway, I'm sure you'd be the best person to ask, so if you do have any great, easy DIY wedding tips for brides, please comment here:
http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/redeye/2009/06/your-diy-budget-weddings.html

And leave your URL in the comments because I'm sure others would love to find your blog!

@CrushGear

Monica said...

This is nice, Coleen. I love the country feel to it. My sister's getting married in February and we're now looking at some event centers in Denver, Colorado. They just moved in Glendale and wanted to do the wedding in near Colfax Avenue.

We listed the best two place. Because of this great idea of yours, I think we're just gonna turn it into an old Texas farm-inspired event space. Denver has the few best locations for such occasions.

Rambo Fernandis said...

This wedding Farm is so beautiful, it can be the perfect wedding venues Chicago who resides in Illinois.

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Sachin Bisaani said...

Really awesome, Recently i visited Martinique Banquets for my friend wedding, Venue has farm, ballrooms, cotillion, Really had good experience there.

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Chicago Affordable Wedding Packages said...

Well it's absolutely the best place for a wedding full of silence and privacy. Great venue ever to get married at the best and affordable location in Chicago.