Is anyone familiar with a vineyard near NWI or Chicagoland that is open to hosting a wedding? I would also be interested in learning about any other outdoor venues (ceremony and reception) in this area (other than golf courses).
Hi there, Renovated farms, barns, vineyards and other rural locations are great alternatives, and generally make for a relaxed day, especially if ceremony and reception are both held at the venue and guest need not travel to any additional locations in unfamiliar countryside areas.
Here are a couple suggestions for wineries in northern areas:
The olny vineyards I know are in Michigan or down in Lafayette. For outdoor venues theres the mansion in Scherville, In or there is and Ardoritium by Shorewood in Valparaiso. There also a apple orchard on County line that I hear is pretty, but I have never been there.