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Outdoor wedding venue in southern il

Im trying to fine an outdoor wedding venue that is not to far from our reception site which is Dubois il. I'm having a hard time finding a place that will host only the ceremony and not the reception any information would be appreciated!!!

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    Sportsblast in c'dale is building a wedding garden.  It should be ready in a few weeks. They don't require you to use their site for the reception, either
    http://www.theweddinggarden.net/
    Im trying to fine an outdoor wedding venue that is not to far from our reception site which is Dubois il. I'm having a hard time finding a place that will host only the ceremony and not the reception any information would be appreciated!!!
    Posted by Nichole1987
  • edited December 2012
    The Edition at 315 in Anna, Illinois is a great facility that offers indoor and outdoor wedding and recptions options. They are in Southern Illinois and are located on 50 rolling acres. The event center is a Tudor Style home with a spacious covered deck, ceremony spot over lake, main hall with 3 firelpaces and a English style bar. You can chose your vedor or use their handy Bride-to-Be guide to get you started. The even offer a honeymoon cabin for an overnight stay!
  • Having lived in Southern Illinois all my life, and knowing where Dubois is in relation to the rest of what's out there, it might be a little tough to find someplace that's not an hour or more drive from there. I don't know ALL the great spots out there, but I do know the majority of them are going to be centered around Marion / Carbondale and a 50-mile or so radius around there, or in St. Louis. 

    There are a bunch of great wineries down around Carbondale, and the great thing is it's a straight shot up Route 51 to get from one of those to Dubois. You're just going to be looking at a 30-40 mile drive that will take a little under or over an hour from one place to the other. South of Carbondale you've also got an geographic environment that's extremely scenic and picturesque in general. 

    A lot of people use Blue Sky Vineyards in Makanda as a wedding spot. It's a gorgeous italianate tuscan style winery with banquet facilities, but also a nice place to have the ceremony outdoors. Walker's Bluff is also a nice location that's being built up into not only a winery, but a fine-dining restaurant, camping site with cabins, and a number of other things. They have built an underground wine cave with tunnels and what-not that would be an awesome space to hold a "subterranean" wedding, so to speak. There's a portal window in the top of the main room where sunlight pours in.

    There are endless places I could go on about. I don't have my venue handbook in front of me, but if you'd like to PM or email me, I could get some more information later on.
  • Having lived in Southern Illinois all my life, and knowing where Dubois is in relation to the rest of what's out there, it might be a little tough to find someplace that's not an hour or more drive from there. I don't know ALL the great spots out there, but I do know the majority of them are going to be centered around Marion / Carbondale and a 50-mile or so radius around there, or in St. Louis. 

    There are a bunch of great wineries down around Carbondale, and the great thing is it's a straight shot up Route 51 to get from one of those to Dubois. You're just going to be looking at a 30-40 mile drive that will take a little under or over an hour from one place to the other. South of Carbondale you've also got an geographic environment that's extremely scenic and picturesque in general. 

    A lot of people use Blue Sky Vineyards in Makanda as a wedding spot. It's a gorgeous italianate tuscan style winery with banquet facilities, but also a nice place to have the ceremony outdoors. Walker's Bluff is also a nice location that's being built up into not only a winery, but a fine-dining restaurant, camping site with cabins, and a number of other things. They have built an underground wine cave with tunnels and what-not that would be an awesome space to hold a "subterranean" wedding, so to speak. There's a portal window in the top of the main room where sunlight pours in.

    There are endless places I could go on about. I don't have my venue handbook in front of me, but if you'd like to PM or email me, I could get some more information later on.
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