Post # 1
I’m currently living in Missouri, but plan on getting married around the Rockford area (I grew up in McHenry County where my parents still live). Any other bees getting married around here? I thought I’d start a thread since its probably not just me 🙂
So far, we’re looking at Prairie Street Brewhouse and Blumen Gardens (which is in Sycamore) since they are in our budget range and not the straightforward banquet hall. Anderson Gardens would be my dream, but its way too pricey for us.
Where are you looking at? Anyone get/getting married at the Coronado Theater, Anderson Gardens, Briggs Mansion?
Post # 3
My fiance’s cousin was married in Rockford. I will see if I can find out the name of her wedding venue. It was very nice!
Post # 4
@SaraP2012: Thanks! I’d like that.
Post # 5
I went to a cousin’s reception at Seneca Ridge Golf Club, it was a pretty room. I think it was closer to LaSalle/Peru area.
Post # 6
Anderson looks gorgeous. I had a friend get married at a park in Freeport, and then she had a reception somewhere else but I can’t remember the name of it. I also have another friend getting married near Sycamore, but she hasn’t picked a venue yet.
I was trying to think of other weddings I’ve been to up there, but it’s been awhile. I say go with Anderson if you can swing it!
Post # 7
@shooting_star5711: Oh I wish I could so much, but its about 6x what we could pay for a venue and would be 60% of our budget BEFORE food. I wish they had posted their prices online because I was dreaming about it for weeks before I got up the nerve to email them (it was the first wedding place I emailed). I am always open for them to email me with huge discounts though 😉 lol
Post # 8
You might want to look at Orchard Ridge Farms in Rockton (just north west of Rockford). I looked into them for my wedding but decided that it was a bit too far off the map for most of our guests. http://copperstoneinn.com/weddings.html
I live in DeKalb (right next to Sycamore) and Blumen Gardens is nice too. There are a lot of hotel options in town and some great catering options.