Looking for a quaint countryside venue away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago? Look no further than the beautiful Sable Creek Homestead in Minooka, Illinois. With acres of spectacular outdoor wildlife and a restored barn with room for an expansive guest list, it’s a fabulous wedding venue. Couples dreaming of a rustic yet elegant wedding, keep reading to learn more about Sable Creek Homestead!
Located about an hour southwest of Chicago, Minooka, Illinois, is a charming, historic town full of rolling farmland and picturesque landscapes. Nestled into its widespread prairies is Sable Creek Homestead, a charming event venue that has perfectly captured the beauty of the Midwestern countryside.
In addition to Sable Creek Homestead’s expansive outdoor space is a renovated barn from the 1930s that has been lovingly restored and modernized. It’s the perfect, flexible event space for a romantic and rustic wedding that doesn’t compromise on style or elegance.
Sable Creek Homestead isn’t like any other barn venue in the area. Their entire venue has harnessed the beauty and natural essence of the outdoors and combined it with a modern event space perfect for a wedding.
The rolling prairies surrounding Sable Creek Homestead make a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony. Wildflowers and a 100-year-old elm tree set the scene for a beautiful vow exchange. In the spring, fresh flowers and budding green leaves set the scene, and the summer brings beautifully warm weather and lush surroundings. The property truly sings in the fall when the foliage begins to glow red, orange, and gold, and a crisp chill fills the air. And although winter may not be ideal for an outdoor wedding ceremony, their all-season barn is still a great option for a winter wonderland celebration. And don’t worry – if any unexpected weather threatens to rain on your parade, they have a backup option preplanned and ready to go!
Sable Creek Homestead’s Barn is a beautiful space that blends contemporary finishes with the original design features of the historic building. It has soaring wood vaulted ceilings with clean wooden beams from which strings of market lights hang for a romantic touch. With sleek cement floors and white walls, it is a neutral enough space that it can be transformed into the unique wedding of your dreams. Bring your own distinct color palette and decor to the venue; all of it will be complemented by the Barn’s rustic design and simple elegance. Dramatic white drapery descending from the ceiling beams can also enhance the space for an extra sophisticated touch.
With room for up to 180 guests, the Barn also has a fabulous bar, perfect for keeping the party going all night long! Your guests will appreciate their spacious indoor restrooms, and everyone will love the fact that it is completely climate-controlled. You’ll be comfortable celebrating at any time of year! It’s such an elegant, yet cozy, space, surrounded by beautiful Illinois prairie and unending sky.
The Barn is also home to a private lounge that makes a perfect bridal suite! You and your party will be able to prepare for your wedding day at one of several vanity spaces with mirrors and makeup chairs. There’s also a full-size refrigerator perfect for storing drinks and snacks, lots of comfortable furniture, and plenty of other modern amenities. With beautiful natural light and a full-length primrose mirror, we’ll be able to take plenty of gorgeous getting-ready shots, including full-body dress shots that capture every detail.
Planning to get ready offsite? That’s okay, too! Utilize the lounge as a place to take a private moment and retouch throughout your wedding or even just to store your personal items throughout the day. It’s included in your rental, so use it however you like!
Sable Creek Homestead has so many beautiful, natural backdrops that we can use for organic-looking photos. Depending on the season, we can wander their walking path through the prairie grass, pausing to take pictures amidst groves of gorgeous trees. There may even be an antique wagon and John Deere Tractor around to use in some whimsical pictures, too. Tall grasses and beautiful wildflowers are also stunning photo features, perfect for romantic portraits that glow in the Golden Hour sunlight.
Sable Creek Homestead not only supports but encourages the cost-saving strategy of having a DIY wedding! That being said, they have also created plenty of unique ways to support each couple’s DIY vision. As soon as you decide to host your wedding at Sable Creek Homestead, their in-house coordinator will start helping you plan! They have their own huge inventory of onsite decor items from which you can choose, saving you the headache of renting and transporting everything. Whatever your customized vision, your Sable Creek Homestead coordinator will help you bring it to life.
Another special perk to having a DIY wedding is the freedom to piece together your preferred vendors. From caterers to florists to entertainment, you get to choose the vendors that are best for your wedding. Not sure where to start? No problem! Their events team can provide you a list of their favorite vendors as a great place to begin your planning.
Other benefits to having your wedding at Sable Creek Homestead include a 90-minute rehearsal prior to your wedding day, all tables and chairs included, and full janitorial services at the end of your event. That means you and your crew can exit your party in style rather than having to stay behind to clean up and disassemble. There are plenty of reasons to host your wedding at Sable Creek Homestead, but if you need a few more, get in touch with their fabulous events team to learn more!
Sable Creek Homestead is perfect for a wedding that feels natural, rustic, and elegant, regardless of the season. It makes for the ideal venue for a totally customized wedding that is a true reflection of you and your partner. Truly worthy of this momentous new chapter in your love story.
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