The Barn is a 4-season building, heated and air conditioned, with a great hall seating up to 350. The exterior of the barn is cedar sided and stained in a way to achieve an old barn look from the outside. The interior features exposed wood posts and a wood ceiling, a vinyl plank floor with the look of real wood, painted walls, chandeliers, and windows galore. The great room can take on any ambience from rustic to elegant, depending upon your decor. What we provide:

  • Chiavari chairs with ivory cushions
  • 60″ round tables, cocktail tables, banquet tables for food service, sweets, gifts, place cards
  • Set up and removal of tables and chairs
  • All glassware: bar glasses, water glasses, water carafes
  • Access to Hornbaker Gardens grounds for photographs
  • Audio system
  • Overhead Projection up to 9′ x 16′
  • Bride’s Room
  • Groom’s Room
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Covered Patio Space
  • Parking lot including handicapped parking
  • Event coordinator on site for your special day
  • Wedding rehearsal (availability based on “The Barn” schedule)
  • Photo opportunities throughout the gardens including our 2-acre native Illinois prairie


A beautiful outdoor ceremony space is only 20 yards from The Barn.  The great room of The Barn serves as the location for indoor ceremonies. The outdoor space is only available with a reception.


Make your choice from our list of approved caterers.


We have a liquor license and handle the beverage packages.


You are responsible for tablecloths and napkins for your event.  We have contact information for local vendors who provide outstanding service.

Other Vendors

We’ve put together contact information for some local vendors to help with your planning.


A 50% deposit is required to reserve your date, with the balance due on or before the day of your event.