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Events at Independence Grove

Chicago's Most Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue
16400 West Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048
847-247-1111
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4.8
378 Reviews
Katie
9/22/18
Categories: Catering, Favors & Gifts, Planner, Event Production, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The venue and pictures sold me the place even before I talked to anyone. But the service after just made it all that much more perfect!Both Alyson and Marta were amazing! We had our wedding this past Friday and everything turned out beautifully! I was 5 1/2 months pregnant and I could not be more grateful that alyson was who I chose for the day of coordinator! Everything even with some hiccups moved smoothly! I had more complements on the venue and set up, how lovely everything was, how the staff was great, the food was amazing!! They truly know what they are doing. We were giving advice and recommendations when we were unsure of what to do. I could not be more pleased with how things went! Thank you so much!!
Kat
9/9/18
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
All I can say is wow! This venue is gorgeous and the service was impeccable!! Alyson helped me every step of the way and made sure that everything ran smoothly. The desserts looked amazing ( i didn’t have any but guests raved about them), food was great, and location breathtaking.
Events at Independence Grove responded with the following comments:
Thanks Kat! We are thrilled that we met your expectations.
Katie
9/1/18
Categories: Catering, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I got married at Independence Grove and LOVED it! Everything from the beautiful venue and service to the fantastic food, we were very happy with our choice. Marta was amazing to work with! She’s professional, prompt at answering all of our questions and made the process seamless. We’d recommend this venue to anyone getting married!
Events at Independence Grove responded with the following comments:
Katie - Thank you for the very nice review. We are thrilled that you were pleased with everything.
Colleen
8/11/18
Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
From our initial meeting to the late night bite at the reception, Independence Grove was professional, helpful and fun to work with. If I could give 10/5 stars I would!
Madinah
7/29/18
Categories: Catering, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Just had my wedding at Independence grove and it completely blew away my expectations. First of all, when you have an event here, an event coordinator sits with you to plan out every single detail to make your day perfect. This was so helpful, as Alyson executed every single detail from food, to linens, to decor placement, and even directing the bridal party and guests the day of. Planning a wedding came with no stress for me and my hubby because all we had to do was pick and choose what we wanted. The execution was impecable, the venue was stunning and magical, and the service was prompt and pleasant. Independence Grove can make your event happen exactly the way you dreamt it. Thank you to all the staff there for delivering beyond wonderful service.
Events at Independence Grove responded with the following comments:
Madinah, Thank you for the awesome review. It makes it even better knowing the comments come from an awesome couple like you and Roy. We really loved executing your wedding. It was a beautiful occasion as were the images that you included. We'd love to see all of your pictures!
Karen
6/30/18
Categories: Catering, Flowers, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
On June 30, 2018 we had our daughter and son-in-law's wedding reception at Independence Grove. We worked with Alyson and she could not have been more helpful, professional, organized, and just so personable. She was an absolute pleasure to work with! I can't possibly describe how nice our experience was with her. She was very prompt with communication and answered all of our questions. There is so much planning involved with a wedding and she was with us every step of the way to make us feel comfortable. She was there the evening of the wedding to ensure everything went smoothly. Again, I couldn't speak more highly of her! Michaels who does the catering did a fantastic job on the food, we were all very pleased. They paid careful attention to any "dietary needs" our guests had and ensured that they received the appropriate meal. We had many complements on how great the food was. The grounds are just beautiful at Independence Grove as well. Great for pictures! Also I'd like to give a big shout out to Polly who was our florist from Polly Pedals and Particulars. The flowers were outstanding. Polly and Alyson worked together very well as a team for the success of a beautiful wedding for our daughter and son-in-law. Thank you Alyson & Polly!!
Events at Independence Grove responded with the following comments:
Hi Karen...Thank you for the very nice review and the beautiful pictures. I am thrilled that we were able to make the whole family happy, and that our preferred vendor list worked out so well for you. We all look forward to seeing you at IG in the future.
B
6/22/18
Categories: Cakes, Catering, Planner, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Regarding my daughter's wedding reception with Events at Independence Grove... ... From the very beginning to beyond the end, Events at Independence Grove's attention to detail, responsiveness, professionalism, communications, flexibility, and interaction with our other vendors were exceptional. The venue is fairy tale beautiful. Hors d'oeuvres exquisitely delicious. Dinner presentation elegant and Entrée beyond tasty. The cake from their vendor, Oak Mill Bakery in Niles, cannot be beat. During the event, the entire staff operates like whispers while they attend to all guests. Their presence was in the shadows as they executed the responsibilities of their roles quietly and efficiently without fuss. Food and beverage were brought to the tables and dirty dishes whisked away mysteriously. And the bartenders... very pleasant and attentive. Stewart Glass is a treasure. Alyson Avondruska (our coordinator) is over the top excellent. This was our second wedding event with this wonderful organization. Would absolutely do it again...
Events at Independence Grove responded with the following comments:
To the best FOB (father of the Bride)....We appreciate all of the nice things you said about EIG!! It was amazing that you honored us with doing both daughter's weddings. Too bad for us there are no more. Thank you again for the confidence you placed in Events at Independence Grove!!
Kristen
6/16/18
Categories: Catering, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We could not be happier that we celebrated our wedding at Independence Grove. We loved having the opportunity to work with Alyson. Her communication was always prompt and thorough. If we had a question about anything, she got back to us immediately. She was patient, flexible, and intuitive. She helped guide us through everything and made each step of the planning process run smoothly. When it came to the day of the wedding, we felt so relaxed knowing that Alyson had everything under control. She coordinated with the vendors and ensured each detail was perfect. With Alyson as our event coordinator, we worried about nothing and enjoyed every second of the night. Every part of the reception was flawless—the service was amazing, the space looked incredible, and our guests had an absolute blast. We had so many guests RAVE about the food—from the hors d’oeurves, to the flambé donut station for dessert, to the late night street taco bar. The options with Catering by Michaels seemed limitless. There is not one thing we would change! We chose to have a longer engagement in order to have our reception here during June, and we could not be more THRILLED we made that decision. We, along with our guests, are so grateful to EIG for making our day an absolute dream! –Kristen and Scott
Shelly
6/10/18
Categories: Catering, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had a fantastic experience working with Independence Grove for our wedding on 6/10/2018 (Native Garden - Ceremony, Audubon Hall - Reception). Upon our initial meeting, we were impressed with their organization, extensive resources and expertise. We were extremely fortunate to be able to work with Marta. For a type A, detail oriented couple, Marta was a dream to work with! She was always extremely responsive and her guidance was invaluable. Our wedding itself, was gorgeous. We have received so many compliments on the food and our photos could not have turned out more beautiful, thanks to Independence Grove as the setting. Would highly recommend!
Events at Independence Grove responded with the following comments:
Thank you for the awesome review. we are thrilled to have made your dreams come true!
Mary Kate
6/9/18
Categories: Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
They were WONDERFUL! Couldn’t have asked for a better venue
Events at Independence Grove responded with the following comments:
Thank you Mary Kate!!
Zach
6/9/18
Categories: Catering, Officiant, Planner, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Marta and Independence Grove exceeded our expectations! The venue, food, and service were amazing, but none of if would have been possible without Marta helping us throughout the whole process. Thank you for making our day perfect!
Clara
6/2/18
Categories: Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We worked with Alyson for our wedding and she was AMAZING! She made our day so seamless and easy. Would highly recommend Events at Independence Grove to anyone!
Events at Independence Grove responded with the following comments:
Thank you for a nice review! We are thrilled that you were pleased.
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Catering
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific
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