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Saying “I Do” in Style: Unveiling some of Bloomington-Normal’s Spectacular Wedding Venues

Make your special day unforgettable.

If you are looking for a perfect place to tie the knot in the Bloomington-Normal area, you are in luck. There are so many amazing wedding venues to choose from, whether you prefer a castle, a historic mansion, a modern hotel, or a cozy theater.

The Castle Theatre

If you are a fan of live music and vintage charm, The Castle Theatre is the ideal venue for you. This historic theater has been renovated to host concerts, events, and weddings. The theater can accommodate 300-700 guests and features a stage, a balcony, a bar, and a lounge area. The Castle Theatre offers a variety of services, such as catering, lighting, sound, and entertainment, to make your wedding a memorable experience.

209 E Washington St, Bloomington / 309-820-0352

Vrooman Mansion

For a elegant and romantic setting, check out the Vrooman Mansion, a bed and breakfast that was built in 1869. You can have your ceremony and reception either indoors or outdoors, depending on the season and your preference. The mansion can host up to 80 guests indoors and up to 100 guests outdoors. The Vrooman Mansion also provides a gourmet breakfast, a cocktail hour, sit down dinner receptions, and a bridal suite for you and your guests.
701 East Taylor Street, Bloomington / 309-828-8816

Ewing Manor

Another historic and stunning venue is the Ewing Manor, a French-inspired mansion that was built in 1929. Ewing Manor and the Genevieve Green Gardens provide a beautiful setting to make your wedding day special. Ewing’s north lawn and courtyard are the ideal locations to host your outdoor wedding ceremony. The manor can host up to 200 guests and offers a variety of amenities, such as catering, parking, and a bridal suite. 48 Sunset Road, Bloomington / 309-438-6333

Eastland Suites

If you are looking for a more modern and convenient venue, Eastland Suites is a fantastic choice. This hotel and conference center that offers spacious and comfortable accommodations. The hotel offers everything you would need for the perfect wedding. A 3,200 square foot conference center, or outdoor courtyard, complimentary Honeymoon Suite, dedicated event managers and coordinators, full setup & tear down, customized, gourmet menus and expert event staff and technology professionals. They also have a shuttle service making it easy for out-of-town guests. Centrally located near restaurants and Veterans Parkway, this location is a great choice for your special day.  1801 Eastland Drive, Bloomington / 309-662-0000

Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center

The Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center offers flexible meeting and banquet room space at competitive food and beverage minimums. Their large banquet space can transform to suit your tastes and style. Whether you are planning to host a small to a very large group, we got you covered, giving you the peace of mind to focus on your big day and moment. Weddings come with a variety of options right from banquet decoration to choosing a customized menu and beverage options. Wedding packages at The Parke Regency Hotel gives you the option to choose from a combination of popular dishes that are best sellers. 1413 Leslie Drive, Bloomington / 309-662-4300

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington

The Doubletree by Hilton is located at the corner of Brickyard Drive and Veterans Parkway in Bloomington. Boasting 197 rooms, including 12 luxurious whirlpool suites and The Barrel House Restaurant, the hotel also offers 20,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 1,000 people. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted for your wedding—and then some!  Your wedding can be decorated to suit your theme and colors. The ballroom features a dance floor, offers catering, audio-visual equipment, and a wedding specialist. 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington /    309-664-6446

Marriott Bloomington Normal Hotel and Conference Center

A hotel that offers a high-end and stylish venue is the Marriott Bloomington Normal Hotel and Conference Center, a hotel that is located in the heart of downtown Normal.  The hotel has 228 guest rooms and is conveniently connected to the Normal Theater. It is just a short walk from the Children’s Discovery Museum, Uptown Station, Illinois State University and much more. Guests can enjoy a delicious meal in the hotel’s restaurant, Jesse’s Grille, grab a coffee in the lobby café or take a dip in the indoor pool. The conference center features 14 meeting rooms, a ballroom, and a terrace, and offers catering, audio-visual equipment, and a wedding coordinator. 201 Broadway Ave, Normal /            309-862-900

Holiday Inn Bloomington – Normal

The Holiday Inn Bloomington-Normal in Normal offers a truly unforgettable experience. Our expertly trained staff extends a True Hospitality promise to every guest, ensuring ever expectation is exceeded. Conveniently located directly off I-55 and I-74, the Holiday Inn is only minutes away from ISU and IWU campuses and local business districts. With several banquet rooms to choose from with the largest being 5,480 sq. feet, this hotel offers many options for a perfect wedding day. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the Central Illinois Regional Airport and the Amtrak station. 8 Traders Circle, Normal / 309-862-0101 

Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal

The Hyatt Place is centrally positioned in vibrant Uptown Normal. This 114 room hotel is adjacent to Uptown Station’s various public transportation services. Nearby attractions include Illinois State University and the Historic Normal Theater. This hotel offers many amenities that will make your wedding stay perfect. Contact them today to get your planning started. Also, check out the hotel’s rooftop dining! 200 Broadway Avenue, Normal / 306-454-9288


Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts 

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Rich in history, elegance, and versatility, the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts is ideal for weddings, galas, cocktail events, educational events, conferences, lectures, seminars, panel discussions and more. Astonish your guests and host an event that will be remembered for years to come. Hosting your event offers a variety of benefits including perks and discounts with partnered vendors, including a 10% discount at Palace Events and Pollen & Pastry. Palace Events offers the Central Illinois area a unique collection of wedding and event rentals. In addition to their rental services, they also offer wedding coordinating packages for your big day. Pollen & Pastry creates textural, romantic flowers and distinctive desserts to help you celebrate life’s special moments. Named a Top 10 Wedding Venue in Bloomington, IL by 600 N East St., Bloomington / 309-434-2777

Reality on Monroe

Located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, Reality on Monroe is a wedding venue like no other in Central Illinois. Apart from being the site of the historic fire of 1900 that took down half of downtown Bloomington, this completely renovated space bring together past, present and future.   From the wood plank floors to the exposed brick walls, the space truly marries rustic charm with urban elegance that any bride would want from her wedding venue.  The atmosphere can adapt to any ambiance with seating for up to 120 guests.  111 E Monroe St Bloomington /

The Barrel Room at DESTIHL Brewery 

The Barrel Room offers individually plated meals for groups of 50 guests or fewer, family-style plated service for up to 125 guests, and buffet service for parties of up to 175 people. For a cocktail-style event with limited seating, they can accommodate up to 275 people. The Courtyard is their new, string-lighted area accessed through The Barrel Room and offers your guests a private outdoor experience as part of your event. It includes cocktail tables, lawn games, outdoor speakers & an additional bar area. 1200 Greenbriar Drive, Normal / 309-420-0159

The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center

The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center is the most iconic venue in Bloomington, Illinois for Weddings, Conferences, Showers, Parties and Special Events!  Whether it’s a meeting for 5 guests, a wedding reception for 300 or anything in between, they are happy to assist you in all phases of planning and accommodating your event. Contact them for a free consultation to plan your special event in Bloomington’s Castle 1621 Jumer Drive, Bloomington/ 309-662-2020



As you can see, there are so many amazing wedding venues in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, that will suit your taste, budget, and vision. Whether you want a classic, modern, rustic, or whimsical wedding, you can find the perfect place to celebrate your love and happiness. Contact these venues today and book your dream wedding.

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