Weddings at Independence Grove


Events at Independence Grove is an elegant wedding venue located in Libertyville, Illinois. The sophisticated event center situated just north of Chicago offers couples the chance of hosting their ceremony in a range of magnificent settings. Surrounded by lush forests and grasslands, it provides couples with rarely-found seclusion, allowing their guests to feel an authentic sense of natural tranquility. Events at Independence Grove is built around a gorgeous lakeside and backed up against a magical forest boundary.

There are several magnificent event spaces for couples to choose, both outdoors and indoors. The Native Garden features beautifully landscaped lawns bedecked with fountains, greenery, and wildflowers creating an enchanted scene perfect for hosting an intimate al fresco ceremony. The Millennia Plaza is an impressive open-air area where you can put on a grand affair and comfortably seat up to 300 guests. The Beach, with its unsullied sand, makes for a charming sunset backdrop to any wedding celebration. The North Bay Pavilion offers couples beautiful lake views and the flexible tenting options available make the waterfront space a destination to savor. The focal point of this fine establishment is the Audobon Hall, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a built-in bar. Dream weddings can become a reality within its hospitable walls.

Independence Grove has its own award-winning in house catering team and service. Featuring a host of modern menus to choose from, your guests are in for a delightfully delicious surprise. At our venue, we pride ourselves on being by your side each step of the way, guiding every aspect of your wedding for a truly cohesive and enjoyable experience. Our highly experienced and dedicated team is ready and excited to attend to all the details of your wedding with care, allowing you to savor each and every moment with your guests in the privacy and beauty of Independence Grove.


What Couples are Saying:

“BEST. VENUE. EVER. Without hesitation or a second thought, we would recommend Independence Grove to anyone and everyone. Independence Grove had everything we wanted – space for an indoor ceremony, large windows, beautiful outdoor scenery, big dance floor, plenty of space, amazing food, and friendly staff. The food was incredible and, 6 months later, we are still getting comments about how great it was. Our guests still comment about the amazing bartender who was naming drinks after our guests. Marta, our wedding coordinator, was AMAZING. Incredibly responsive (even at ridiculous hours of the night) and detail-oriented. She made sure that absolutely no detail was missed. We truly cannot thank Marta and the staff enough for making our special day absolutely perfect. Do yourself a favor and pick Independence Grove.” – Eric P


“Independence Grove is the perfect picturesque location for a wedding. The service is what really locks in the reason you should choose this venue. From the food tasting to the day of the event, the food and hospitality of the staff were PHENOMENAL. Our guests made it a point to tell us how good the food was and that it actually came out hot! We were also well taken care of with all of the appetizers waiting for us in our bridal suite and were sent home with 2 full meals – so thoughtful! The cherry on top of everything was the coordinator at Independence Grove, Marta. Marta is so well organized AND she responds to e-mails within hours, sometimes even minutes! It is evident that she truly cares about her couples when she insists on helping to coordinate our outside vendors in addition to everything else she has to deal with. She made the entire planning process as easy as possible. On the day of our wedding, she blew us away when she had all of our decorations in place, when we were expecting to setup some of the items. Thank you so much to everyone at Independence Grove and Catering by Michael’s for the best night of our lives!” – Anjelica L