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Looking for a local farm, orchard or winery for an event like a wedding, reception, birthday party, family reunion, company meeting, or other event in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois?  Scroll down this page and you will see the aall of thoses in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois, sorted by county. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

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Updates for November 2022

November Most venues are available year round, although in some climates, an outdoor setting in the dead of winter could be challenging!

Venues, listed by county

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Boone County

Cook County

  • Forest View Farms - Birthday parties, Corporate events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, llamas/alpacas, Horse riding at the farm, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    16717 S Lockwood Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477. Phone: 708-560-0306. Email: Forestviewfarms@aol.com. Open: 7 days 9 am to dusk. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.

Dekalb County

DuPage County

Ford County

Grundy County

Kankakee County

Kane County

  • Abbey Farms - weddings, corporate events
    850 Butterfield Road, Aurora, IL 60502. Phone: 630-897-6936. Alternate Phone: (630) 966-7775. Email: abbeyfarms@marmion.org . Open: Click here for updates. Directions: Abbey Farms is located on the Marmion Abbey Campus at: 850 Butterfield Road, Aurora Illinois, 60502 For specific directions from your location visit our website (for a google map!). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Welcome to Abbey Farms of Marmion Abbey - A family tradition since 1957 . Wedding Receptions at the Casually Elegant Abbey Farms: Picturesque sunsets and a beautifully finished barn venue are only two reasons to hold your wedding reception at Abbey Farms. We sincerely thank you for adding Abbey Farms to your list of potential wedding reception venues. Each of our wedding receptions is as different as the couples who book with us. If vintage and country is your sweet spot, our reclaimed barn board walls are a perfect backdrop. If your tastes are more sophisticated, upgrade the elegance with perfectly chosen décor and floral arrangements. Our preferred vendors will expertly guide you toward achieving the desired atmosphere. If you’ve never been to Abbey Farms in Aurora, you’ll find that the Nagel Emporium and farm grounds are absolutely lovely. No doubt, you will have many beautiful pictures. One option is for the bridal party to travel to chosen farm locations on a private tractor ride. And, the sunsets viewed from our paver-brick patio or the covered patio are breathtaking and a photo must! Abbey Farms is an active pumpkin and Christmas tree farm. We transform the venue into a seasonal store from mid-September through the Christmas holidays. Because of this, the Emporium is not available for rentals. Hold Your Next Corporate Event at Abbey Farms. Your traditional idea of corporate events is about to change. Step away from the office and connect with your team on a completely new level. A bucolic 300-acre farm surrounds this unique rustic-chic, private, state-of-the-art meeting space. It is located in Aurora Illinois, just north of the Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88). Team building, Strategic brainstorming, Offsite training, Lunch and learns, Smaller expos, Company celebrations: dinners, galas, picnics
    (UPDATED: November 28, 2017)

Kendall County

  • Andersons FUN-E Farm - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Business outings, Corporate events, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, Catering available, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, Servers Must Be Licensed for alcohol, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Pumpkin patch, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, llamas/alpacas, other animals, CD Player, Computer, Computer Projector, Microphone, Sound System, Projection Screen provided, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Valet parking can be arranged, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome,
    508 Il 126, Plainfield, IL 60453. Phone: 888-352-5837. Email: andersonsfunefarm@yahoo.com. Open: year round just call for reservations. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.

Lake County

  • Didier Farms - Birthday parties, Business outings, School and educational groups, Restaurant onsite, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Hotel nearby, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, dairy cows, goats, chickens, pigs, other animals, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, handicap accessible, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    16678 West Aptakisic Road, Prairie View, IL 60069. Phone: 847-634-3291. Alternate Phone: 847-634-3295. Fax: 847-634-3298. Email: didierfarms@didierfarms.com. Open: Pumpkinfest September 24 to October, daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Located at the northeast corner of Aptakisic Road and Buffalo Grove Road. Or 2 miles west of Route 21. Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own begins the beginning or middle of August and runs (weather permitting) until frost;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. pony rides,farm animal zoo,petting zoo,antique tractor display,educational farming display,kiddie rides,homemade apple cider and pumpkin donuts made daily.Apple cider,mums and fall produce.Special events on weekends.School groups weekdays only.Didier Farms Pumpkinfest begins September 25, 2010-October 31, 2010.

LaSalle County

Marshall County

McHenry County

  • All Seasons Orchard - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Birthday parties, Corporate events, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Beautiful rural setting, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, ziplines, pedal kart track, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    14510 Il Route 176, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-338-5637. Email: info@allseasonsorchard.com. Open: Contact us for venue availability. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: All Seasons Orchard is a u-pick orchard located in Woodstock, IL on Route 176 West, 2.5 miles west of the intersection of Route 176 West and IL Route 47(IL Route 176 and Timber Lane). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: February 14, 2017)

Will County