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.

Grand Pavilion 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…
Juniper Falls 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…
Cobblestone Canyon 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…
Royal Courtyard 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…
Secret Garden Secret GardenSite #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…
The Gazebo 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…
The Enchanted Forest Secluded, lush, forested, moss covered, flowers & fauna are just a few adjectives used to describe this beautiful space. This scenic spot offers towering trees providing shade, limestone rock accents, & a majestic stone stairway for a bride’s grand entrance. Designed especially for the fall season this…
Here are our wedding sites and a overall map of the canyon.     A White Pines Wedding Ceremony Includes: An Air-conditioned dressing room for both the bride & groom. Bridal dressing room has private bathroom.  Bride and Groom's dressing rooms are accessible 3 hours prior to ceremony time (names…