Grand venues

2012-01-29T00:00:00Z Grand venues nwitimes.com
January 29, 2012 12:00 am

Blue Dress Barn

3893 Territorial Rd

Millburg, Mich.

bluedressbarn.com

269.944.1751

The Blue Dress Barn offers the tranquility of the countryside with a full-service reception and ceremony venue. The former dairy barn was purchased in 2000 and restored by its artist-designer owners. Located 15 minutes from St. Joseph and the Benton Harbor area, the venue seats 280 guests in a 4,600-square-foot space. Guests can overlook gardens and fields from the second story deck or dance beneath a vast open timber roof.

 

The Field Museum

1400 S Lake Shore Dr

Chicago, Ill.

fieldmuseum.org

312.665.7600

Weddings at the Field Museum combine history and beautiful spaces. Guests can explore exhibitions and dine among elephants in the museum's multiple reception locations. Stanley Field Hall, the premium event site, features two levels of reception and dining space as well as access to SUE, the famous T. rex. The architecturally elegant East Atrium Pavilion features a sky-lit atrium. Revenue from all special events is used to continue the work of the Field Museum.

 

South Bend Country Club

25800 Country Club Dr

South Bend, Ind.

574.282.2527

southbendcc.com

South Bend Country Club offers elegant wedding backdrops for couples dreaming of a country club wedding. Located on rolling hills and adjacent to a chain of lakes, the venue offers sites inside the clubhouse and on its private golf course. Receptions for up to 200 guests can take place in its dining room, or quaint champagne receptions can be hosted on its patio. Menus can be customized to the bride and groom's specifications.

 

Meyer's Castle

1370 Joliet St

Dyer, Ind.

219.865.8452

meyerscastle.com

The 10 acres of land that make up Meyer's Castle include a swan pond, garden with waterfall, terraced archways and trees. Peacocks and emus walk amongst guests in this fairytale setting. Wedding ceremonies can take place on the grounds, and there are two banquet canopies for receptions. All services, ranging from catering to florists to bakery and DJ, are available.

 

Casa Del Roma and Old Town Banquet Center

712 Calumet Ave

Valparaiso, Ind.

219.465.0478

casadelroma.com

The atmosphere at Casa del Roma is patterned after an Italian lifestyle, and all food is home-cooked in the tradition of an Italian family. This full-service facility serves up to 700 people in its five banquet rooms. An on-site chapel in the Old Town Banquet Center is available for small wedding ceremonies.

 

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