Outdoor Ceremonies

Outdoor Ceremonies

Outdoor Wedding Venues Near Chicago, Illinois

The White Pines Wedding Canyon offers outdoor wedding ceremonies in a beautiful and picturesque natural setting for couples who share a passion for the great outdoors.
 
Guests find themselves surrounded by dramatic thirty-foot limestone walls draped with indigenous ivy and vines in shades of brilliant greens. Creative landscaping with ponds, waterfalls, bridges, and colorful flower gardens add the perfect touches to the park’s lush manicured lawns. The designers have gone to great lengths to enhance and not overwhelm the natural beauty by providing gazebos, pillars, arches, and other rustic iron works, stylishly placed throughout the Canyon, so couples can select a favorite site from a multitude of settings. More and more couples are choosing this non-traditional alternative to a church wedding.
 
Imagine exchanging vows in this enchanting Canyon without a worry because the Wedding Canyon creators have taken into consideration all aspects of an outdoor venue and planned each detail accordingly. 

As the seasons change in the canyon so do the natural colors of the flora and fauna. Outdoor ceremonies are offered mid-May through the 3rd weekend of October each year.

The Wedding Canyon is located on Pines Road just west of the entrance to White Pines State Park.

Pricing of a White Pines Wedding Canyon Ceremony for 2016 (Securing a wedding date for a future year by putting down a deposit does not lock in the current price. Pricing for the following years ceremonies are always posted around the end of July, no later than August 1st. Prices…
Sites 1-8 are in the lower level of the wedding canyon located around the pond. Our newest sites, 9,10 &11 are a little more secluded and are located in the upper canyon area.  View a Map of the Wedding Canyon.     A White Pines Wedding Ceremony Includes: An Air-conditioned dressing…
Site #1 Site #1 is nestled in the corner of vine covered limestone bluffs, features a raised carpeted alter, and white wrought iron trellis with matching wrought iron pillars. The aisle is covered with a green indoor/outdoor carpet. The entire site is shaded with an overhead canopy supported by a…
Site #2 Beige tones set the mood & compliment the canyon at site 2. This site features pergola columns that line the perimeter & aisle, supporting a cooling shade cloth. It has a grass aisle and offers multiple creative ways for your guests and bridal party to enter. This site…
Site #3 Site 3 is fondly referred to as the bird cage. This site features a wrought iron 3-sided gazebo that is designed for small intimate weddings This site showcases the canyon's main pond with its cattails, lily pads, bronze statues, fountain & blue heron statue. This site has a…
Site #4 Tucked in the southwest corner of the canyon bluffs, site #4 offers a raised cobblestone alter & cobblestone aisle with a brown wrought iron semi-enclosed trellis and matching wrought iron candle lanterns. This site is popular for its natural elegance of towering vine covered limestone walls on three…
Site #5 Modeled after the famous “Rocks” in White Pines State Park, site #5 offers a unique setting for your ceremony. The canyon walls create a dramatic background for the all limestone alter. White pillars adorned with baskets of flowers accent the rocks. Site 5 features a grass aisle. This…
Site #6 With a backdrop of a waterfall & vine covered limestone bluffs, site #6 is a breathtaking scene of manicured gardens & a trickling stream. Although beautiful, site #6 is best for very small intimate weddings or just as a backdrop for photos due to the sound of the…
Site #7 Located on the edge of the canyon's main pond, site #7 offers a large wrought iron gazebo on a hexagon shaped & raised platform that cantilevers out over the pond. This open aired site features all of the canyon beauty. This is the site most often used for…
Site #8 The Euro designed tent offers a shaded ceremony location and is also the back-up to keep guests dry in case of rain. A white trellis with matching columns is provided for an alter. The tent is adorned with beautiful ferns around the perimeter. Two majestic, white, wrought iron…
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