Illinois Wesleyan University is a small, liberal arts college with a beautiful park-like campus perfect for your next event! Our wedding ceremony and reception locations, including the Evelyn Chapel, are inclusive of all religions and couples. The Memorial Center meeting spaces offer flexible set ups for small or large groups; additionally, the Young Main Lounge, with its traditional high ceiling and hardwood floor, is the perfect location for banquets, dances, and more. Remodeled from our original campus gymnasium, the Hansen Center Court is a unique space that has the ability to be transformed to suit a wide variety of events. Our technologically-equipped classrooms cater to those looking for a refreshing place with all the high-tech gadgets needed for today’s meetings. From single day events to overnight camps, Illinois Wesleyan is your place!
Have a different idea for your event on our campus? A reception in the library or a games day on the quad? If you can dream it, we will do our best to accommodate it! We're looking forward to sharing our amazing spaces with you!
Attendees: 215 maximum | Deposit is RequiredAttendees: 215 maximum |$950Per Event
Say "I Do" at IWU! Walk down the aisle at Illinois Wesleyan's adorable historic chapel. Available all months, the chapel can be booked by any couple for their special day. Included in your package is a three-hour reservation at the chapel, a one-hour consultation with our music expert, a one-hour rehearsal the evening prior to the wedding day, and the services of our event coordinators. Begin your journey down our aisle today!
Illinois Wesleyan is welcoming and affirming of all couples.
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Attendees: 40-500 | Deposit is RequiredAttendees: 40-500 |$4 - $8Per Person
Say "I Do" at IWU! With large outdoor lawns, Illinois Wesleyan offers the perfect location for outdoor ceremonies. An arboretum, Illinois Wesleyan has dozens of trees across campus to provide summer sun shade and a beautiful backdrop to any ceremony. Visit our campus, choose your location, and then let our event coordinators take over from there! Our professional event coordinators will arrange for chair delivery/set up, audio-visual components, and any other logistics for your perfect day!
Terms and Conditions
Chair deposit due with the contract. Booking a rain location is highly suggested; options will be reviewed at booking. Please contact us for complete terms & conditions
Wedding Reception Package-Venue and Catering
Attendees: 40-300 | Deposit is RequiredAttendees: 40-300 |$60 - $100Per Person
Say "I Do" at IWU! Enjoy the ease and convenience of booking a wedding reception package at one of our two indoor banquet facilities, with enough space for 300 guests, a dance floor, and more! This package includes the room rental fee, food and beverage from our in-house caterer, dance area, tables and chairs, staging, high boys, and the services of our professional events and catering staffs!
Once you book with Illinois Wesleyan, you will work with your on-site event coordinator to craft the perfect wedding reception! Our staff will work on catering options--including a free tasting--and an individualized floor plan for your special day. If you have florists, DJs, or other vendors, our staff will handle any day-of contact and ensure each vendor has all the venue information needed.
Enjoy the flexibility and individuality of wedding receptions at Illinois Wesleyan, and book your "I Do at IWU" today!
Package price consists of the room fee (flat) and other services (variable). An exact estimate will be provided when booking. 50% of the room fee is due with the contract. The remaining room fee and estimated catering invoice will be due one week prior to the reception, and any additional charges (beverages, last-minute requests) will be billed after the event. Please contact us for complete terms & conditions!
The Old Rugged Barn is central Illinois’ newest barn event venue just outside Towanda IL. We are ideally located within minutes of Bloomington-Normal, historic Rt 66 and the Interstate. We can do just about any occasion you wish to celebrate.
The Barn has its prominent place on our small 3.5 farmstead which provides ample parking and space for outdoor activities. The original barn was built about 1920 and we put on an addition 2016. The main level now has 2400 sq ft and the loft has 1000 with a center opening. Capacity is listed as 350, but that varies with the arrangement of furnishings and type of event for which the space is used.
The barn is heated so rentals are available year around. We have 2 new ADA oversized bathrooms inside the barn. We look forward to helping you with your special day! We can suggest caterers, DJs, decorators, photographers, florists, and more. You are welcome to do your own thing with prior approval of barn owner.
We have plenty of cool and quirky things to include in your photos. There are 5 professionally painted murals on the out buildings done by Scott Hagan the Barn Artist from eastern OH. In addition there are 17 barn quilts each of which has special significance. And who builds a caboose around the propane tank?!
Planning ahead is always a good idea. If you have a specific date in mind, contact us right away. Come take a peek, discuss your ideas, and put a deposit to reserve your date.
Welcome to the Vrooman Mansion, a bed & breakfast inn, located in the heart of Bloomington/Normal, Illinois. The Vrooman Mansion is a historical estate situated in the quiet neighborhood of Dimmitt's Grove and offers the utmost in privacy and luxury.
Whatever the occasion, the Vrooman Mansion is the place to be for entertaining family, friends, and colleagues. The historic mansion is renowned as a wonderful gathering place for weddings and other events in Central Illinois. You and your guests will feel at home in the elegant atmosphere – there is no place quite like this graciously appointed mansion where we offer the warmth and hospitality of a private residence with all the amenities of a boutique hotel.
Every celebration at the Vrooman Mansion is treated as a reverent occasion that deserves the best. Our dedicated Special Events Team is available for support every step of the planning process.
Planning your wedding can be overwhelming, but taking the time to choose the right venue, caterer, photographer, DJ, and other vendors will help create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Consider these tips as you begin your search and learn from the experiences of other brides. Read More