In case you’re just joining in I have been spending my winter traveling all over Central Illinois to find THE BEST of THE BEST for my brides when it comes to all things vendor related. <3 So far i’ve shown you the Bridal boutique Simply Elegant by Cheri, as well as the invitation company Basic Invite. Today i’m going to introduce to you what I would consider one of Illinois’ TOP wedding venues.
While many elements of a wedding are optional… a venue is not one of them. No matter what, there must be a place designated for friends and family to come and celebrate your big day! But finding the perfect venue isn’t easy. There are so many options to choose from, whether you’re looking for a rustic barn, an elegant ballroom, a cozy restaurant, or a quiet stretch of beach. One thing is for certain, when you are touring wedding venues around Central Illinois, makes sure The Inn at 835 is at the top of your list.
This beautiful, historic venue is located right in the heart of downtown Springfield and, as far as I’m concerned, one of Illinois’ best kept secrets. This beautiful (and I mean beautiful) Inn is the ideal setting if you want a memorable wedding, attentive service, exquisite cuisine, unparalleled passion, and one-of-a-kind service.
With a total of 8,500 square feet of entertainment space, this refurbished 1890’s hotel is truly a blank canvas for your dream wedding! The Parlors can hold up to 150 guests. The Conservatory can accommodate up to 300 guests and their Garden Facility (yes, outdoor wedding options too!!!!) can seat 150 guests comfortably. In addition to this, they have 13 unique rooms, each with their own elements of character to accommodate guests, family members, you and your wedding party, or whomever you choose.
As Sales Director, Julie Downs, was giving me the tour, my photographers brain was going CRAZY thinking of all the STUNNING wedding images I could capture here. That 1890’s wooden staircase with the skylight directly above, all the natural light, the outdoor garden, the parlors, the beautiful porches located off of each room… it felt like every room I went in to was more beautiful than the last. Enjoy these images from one of Central Illinois’ top wedding venues!!!
Bonus Tip: Afraid to spend money on a nice venue? Don’t be. If you pick a stunning venue you will be able to save money on other decorations and rentals because the place will already be beautiful naturally! Plus, a lot of venues come with different linens and other necessities that are available to their brides. Bonus, Bonus Tip (haha!): Get married in winter. Not only will SOME venues give you off season rates but they are usually decorated for Christmas with beautiful greenery that will only make your images that much more beautiful at no added cost to you!