Weddings at Storybook Gardens


Storybook Gardens is a full-service outdoor wedding venue located in Rochelle, Illinois, combining big-city elegance with small-town charm. This venue designs custom decor and events while handling all the details from start to finish. Couples and their guests will enjoy traveling just one hour outside Chicago to this quaint and serene location. The venue is nestled in an eight-acre park with a pond, a creek, whispering willows, and antique bridges. With its picturesque scenery, this event space provides your special day with a vintage and romantic feel.

Storybook Gardens has three outdoor reception spaces on the property and a vast array of ceremony locations. The reception spaces include the Lower Garden, Cottage Pavilion, and the SBG Century Tent. You have the choice to use all three locations or just one. The venue accommodates weddings of up to 300 guests, and the spaces are flexible enough to be transformed to fit your guest list. Getting ready rooms are available for couples to use on-site, ensuring preparation on the big day is as seamless as possible. Storybook Gardens also has parking available and is wheelchair accessible.


What Couples are Saying:

“It is so hard to know where to begin but WOW what a venue!!!! My husband and I just got married at Storybook on 10/3 and our big day couldn’t have gone any smoother. Not only are there a variety of locations to choose from, but every inch of their grounds are absolutely beautiful. Our event manager was Angie and she was a complete pleasure to work with and was on top of everything for us. We could not have asked for a better manager!! Storybook Gardens is unique in the sense of you can truly give them your entire vision and any special requests and they will work with you, listen to you, and go above and beyond to give you everything you ask for and more. The ENTIRE team is 10/10- for such a stressful, chaotic day there was not a single thing that went wrong. I am still in complete awe when I think about it, everyone that works for this venue is incredible- sooo many of our guests have reached out saying the same and that it was the best ran wedding they’ve ever been to! The decor was absolutely gorgeous & they even have an extremely gifted calligrapher who did our beautiful signs. I could go on for days about our wonderful experience with SBG, but to sum it up just do yourself a favor and don’t even think, just book your wedding with Storybook. I promise you will not regret it and won’t be in better hands!!!! Jana, Angie, Miranda, and everyone else- THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!” – Makenna K


“I have so much to say and I don’t know where to start.
Jana (the owner) is the true definition of dedicated. We first met her in March/April of 2022 when we first toured the venue. It was our first and only venue tour before we booked the wedding. After meeting with her, I knew this was the place for me and my husband to get married at. The property, the details, the packages were all too good to be true. But, they were true. She was sweet, caring, and very understanding of us. We clicked, and we felt comfortable. We felt very at home. I couldn’t have imagined getting married anywhere else. Angie was our decor/coordinator/therapist/designer/bff during this whole process. Never in a million years did I want to have a biggish wedding because of all the stress of details/planning. Let me tell you something…Angie took it all off my shoulders. She took my Pinterest and designed my absolute dream. No no scratch that. It wasn’t my dream. IT WAS BETTER! She dealt with some family drama and handled it with grace (and we couldn’t be more thankful for that). We had so many compliments about how beautiful our center pieces and our floral was and that was all because of Angie. She calmed us down when we got stressed. She made sure special moments were built in for us. She just made our day so incredible. I would do it all over again and again and not ever change a single thing. That’s how perfect it was. If you’re thinking of booking your wedding or party at Storybook Gardens, you will not regret it for a second. I never ever second guessed myself with any of this. I can’t take the credit for anything, other than showing up on the day of. Jana & Angie – Thank you for making our dreams come true. We will forever be grateful. We can’t wait to return one day with our kiddos and tell them all about our perfect day.” – Emmie G