Weddings & Receptions
Congratulations on your engagement! Thank you for considering the vineyard for your central Illinois wedding location.
Wedding Ceremonies: Ceremonies are traditionally held at one of the two gazebos on our lake for both small and large wedding ceremonies and we also have a new pergola in the vineyard with a large grass seating area. Couples have also taken their vows on other areas of the grounds. The vineyard is available to host weddings on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays though we have on occasion hosted weekday weddings to meet special circumstances. Wedding fees are for use of the gazebo or pergola area you choose for your wedding ceremony and the chairs for the ceremony are rented from the vineyard for an additional $2 each. The chairs are setup and put away by vineyard staff. On Saturdays, June through September the latest we schedule wedding ceremonies is 3pm.
Receptions: Our pavilion space will seat up to 310 guests with beautiful views of the lake and vineyards for a picturesque and unique setting in Central Illinois. The pavilion can be left open and used as an outdoor space or with the doors closed the building can be heated or air conditioned. Included in your fees for the reception are all the tables and chairs needed for your reception setup by our staff per a layout that is determined with the Vineyard Event Coordinator,the use of the pavilion facility and the bar serving staff. The pavilion also has a covered patio area that can seat additional guests and is often used as a dance floor area by receptions. For receptions the pavilion is a private space with its own restrooms, bar service and food service. The pavilion and all our public areas are fully handicapped accessible.
Getting ready for the big day: We have bridal changing rooms for the bridal party to have a private space to dress and socialize. Your wedding rehearsal and early arrival the day of the wedding or reception to decorate and take photos are included in your fees.
Pictures of the grounds: We have a Facebook page, Mackinaw Winery-www.Facebook.com/MackinawWinery,with many pictures on it of our facility with weddings and reception shown in addition to the pictures on our Photo Gallery page.
Catering: The caterer we use is The Catering Company and they can be reached at 309-678-9000 for questions on menus and pricing. We do not allow other caterers or let wedding receptions do their own foods. The Catering Company can also rent linens for the reception. The caterer’s website is-www.CateringCompany.biz
Getting in Touch: Our Event Coordinator can send our pricing and information to you as well as available dates. Please firstname.lastname@example.org for available date information, pricing and general information or call Diane at 309-645-5054. Meetings can be scheduled to visit the grounds and see firsthand what the vineyard has to offer.