Rolling Ridge specializes in providing a unique backdrop for your indoor & outdoor celebrations. Our one-of-a-kind venue was designed to host every aspect of your important event in one location. Our collection of unique buildings and landscapes will provide the perfect backdrop for your special day. If you’ve dreamed of having a backyard garden, vineyard or farm wedding you will enjoy what we have to offer because we’ve taken out the guess work and we include everything to make your event easy anytime of the year, we’re open year round!
“Rolling Ridge is an AMAZING venue that suits the needs of every situation. A/C for hot days, heat for cold days, and lots of indoor space for rainy days! It is beautiful as is, but there are so many opportunities to bring in personal touches throughout the LARGE venue! There are fun small amenities throughout the property. A fire pit, sliding garage doors and other large doors to open up more movement and MULTIPLE ceremony locations!! Rolling Ridge is an amazing venue with amazing staff and quality service! We could not have been happier with our experience; our wedding was a dream come true!” ~ Brittany K.
While you’re planning your big day, there are many things to consider. We’re here to help you create an amazing event for yourself as well as your guests. When you choose to hold your event at Rolling Ridge, your reservation gives you access to these amenities.
Private Venue / 16 HOUR RENTAL / 8AM - MIDNIGHT
Enjoy the use of our facility as you prepare, decorate, relax & celebrate for your big day! Host your entire celebration in one stunning location and take advantage of our beautiful grounds as you relax and make lifetime memories. The choices are yours and your options are endless.
Historic Barn, Garden Atrium, and Lone Tree Lounge with Climate Controlled Comfort
Our buildings provide thousands of sq. ft. of connected, insulated, indoor space so you and your guests can enjoy the entire day without ever having to worry about the weather. Our heat and air conditioning systems were artfully installed so all buildings can be cooled or heated quickly, and the best part is your photos will not be obstructed by ugly wall units. Our historic barn is over 130 years old and features hand scraped timbers and hardwood floors with seating for 300. Thoughtfully restored to exceed all local, state and federal building codes. The Garden Atrium is a flexible space which provides extra room for a lavish buffet, photo booth, dessert, gourmet coffee display and our Wood-Fired Pizza oven. The Lounge features just the right touch of rustic flare mixed with modern industrial.
This luxury suite provides a dreamlike space to prepare for your day in relaxing comfort. Enjoy coffee or sip mimosas in the morning sun right outside in the private gardens. The plush furniture, chandeliers, mirrors and wall colors become the perfect backdrop for amazing photos as you and your group prepare for the day. Feel free to bring your own hair and makeup artist onsite. Located adjacent to the Lounge which provides a convenient way for you to entertain the largest of wedding parties. Featuring a coded entry lock, walk in closet with lockers to keep your items secure. Did we mention the large private in suite bathroom complete with sink & shower?
Your hair and makeup team will be delighted with our LAVSIH BEAUTY BAR which features LIGHTED MAKE-UP MIRRORS, counter height power AND ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT SALON CHAIRS.
We have a special man cave inspired space for the second half of the wedding party to prepare and entertain themselves throughout the day. A private patio for playing yard games, Foosball table, dart board, TV with sound bar, blue ray. Built with reclaimed wood from railroad car doors from nearly 100 years ago, making it one of the most rustic buildings on our property.
NOT INCLUDED IN BASE RENTAL FEE / SPACE UNAVAILABLE WITH OFF-PEAK RENTAL
Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony locations
Offering you the most choices in the Midwest, we have over 10 outdoor & indoor ceremony locations – your choice of location depending on your style. 4 of our most popular locations feature paved pathways and electrical hookups for ceremony music.
Endless Photo Opportunities
We collaborated with several video & photo professionals during the design of our property, so you will have the best photos, videos and drone footage to cherish for years to come. Every building, garden and space on the property has unique character throughout every season. We made sure the finest of details were taken care of, so the focus of the photos is on you and your guests.
We have a separate set of 300 white wedding chairs that we keep in an enclosed trailer, so they can be kept clean and easily transported to your ceremony location of choice. You won’t have to worry about guests being comfortable sitting on these beautiful padded chairs. You and your team provide the setup and we will take down and store the chairs following your ceremony.
SETUP PACKAGES AVAILABLE- PLEASE INQUIRE
Reception Tables & Chairs
We have a combination of (80) wooden 96” rectangle, (20) 72” round, (which seat 10 people), (20) 30” pub tables, & 300 padded white wedding chairs to seat guests indoors. You & your team provide the setup & we will take down some of the table’s & chairs following your dinner to make room for the indoor dance. (Table & Chair Setup packages are available). (8) Ebony Wood harvest tables complete the mix.
Relax & Take photos in style with our flexible and cozy lounge furniture. Our collection of Victorian couches, chairs or modern split back sofas add comfort and style to our lounge and provide for unique photo props (indoors or out- just be sure to take them indoors after shooting)
The roaring 20’s are back and our hidden Speakeasy, “The Root Cellar” is the perfect addition for any intimate guest experience. Available uses include an Off-Peak groom’s room, private party suite for your wedding party or select friends & family immediately following the ceremony. This space could also be added for a unique Groom’s Dinner or Small Private party rental throughout the year. NOT INCLUDED IN BASE RENTAL FEE
FOOD, BEVERAGE & DAY OF COORDINATOR PARTNERSHIP
When you book with Rolling Ridge, your event date is automatically locked in with our exclusive food, beverage, AND day of coordinator provider without the need for additional payment until closer to your event date. Glassware, serving equipment, and table linens with 15 linen napkin color choices are provided.
Enjoy the added touches of the infused water stations & gourmet coffee bar. Our onsite kitchen features a walk-in cooler, commercial icemaker, dishwasher, plate warmers, and high-end glassware are included with the food & beverage service!
Yes- you can bring your own desserts!
From simple favorites to the elegant and innovative, choose from our menu or conjure up your own custom creations! From savory small bites & libations in the get ready suites, to your crowd-pleasing appetizers & dinner, we know your guests will be in awe. We even cater to your post-dancing, midnight munchies- S’mores & wood-fired pizzas are crowd favorites! Enjoy a private food tasting experience 3-4 month prior to your event.
PLUS, rest assured that your event will run smoothly with our day of coordinator on site. The day of coordinator will be around throughout the day in case you have any questions or concerns. They will also aid the catering team by making sure everything is to your liking! They won’t be at the ceremony to tell your bridesmaids when to walk or put up your décor, but they will greet your vendors as they arrive and let them know where you would like them to set up. This allows you to spend time with the people who are most important to you during the morning of your event!
*Cost of food and beverage services are not included in the Venue Event Rental Fee
Our professionally designed lighting adds style and ambiance everywhere you turn. We have a collection of grand chandeliers & vintage Edison fixtures indoors while market lighting, rustic porch lamps and soft up lighting in outdoor spaces extends the celebration into the night. The built-in LED lighting system allows you to project your wedding colors with the soft and subtle up lighting in the barn and lounge area. Choose from an almost unlimited selection of colors and avoid the hassle or renting lights or tripping over cords. Surprise your guests with an instant splash of color before or after your dinner celebration.
Indoor or Outdoor dance locations
Dance the night away inside the climate-controlled comfort of the barn or increase the entertainment factor and WOW your guests with an outdoor dance under stars. Choose from the courtyard or foundation patio. We allow bands or DJ’s and have ample electrical connections to support both.
Wedding Professionals Planning Guide
Planning for your dream day is fun and exciting, but we also understand it can be challenging. And let’s face it, not everyone was born with great visual or planning skills, so we give you options. Our in-depth binder provides a convenient way for you to keep your entire event organized and on track. Take some of the guess-work out of your day by using one of our layouts & event timelines or let your imagination soar and create your own. Our partnership of wedding professionals offers discounts, incentives and services unique to Rolling Ridge. Exclusive access to our online planning portal.
WOOD-FIRED WEDNESDAY / PLANNING ADVICE
While we are not technically “wedding planners,” we have hosted many events & know a thing or two about hosting memorable events. Let us know if you have questions by sending an email, stopping by during a “Wood-Fired Wednesday” or scheduling a complimentary “45 Minute Planning Session” before your big day. Bring your list of questions and we will do our best to help you out.
Ceremony, Dinner Table, and Seating Set-up
We provide tables & chairs that allow you to design the layout of your dreams in any of our event spaces. We don’t like going to weddings where the room looks the same as the last wedding and we suspect you wouldn’t either, so we allow you the freedom to set up your ceremony chairs and your dinner seating however you like. If you want to push the “easy button” on your special day, our food & beverage partner can bring in an extra crew to layout & setup your tables and chairs for an additional fee. ASK ABOUT SETUP PACKAGES ON YOUR TOUR.
For Your Guests
Gorgeous gardens and Lawn areas
All our outdoor spaces are professionally designed, installed and maintained. Each garden space provides for unique photo opportunities with unique blooming plants and the sites sounds of water from 5 water features located throughout the property. We have an abundance of solid surface areas to play yard games. Our lawn & garden areas are sprayed for mosquitos.
OUTDOOR FURNITURE / FIREPIT
We have benches, built-in seating and vintage metal furniture located throughout the property. Our courtyard area features a combination of high & low top, and hand-crafted community tables. Our gas fire pit is perfect for storytelling, relaxation and an occasional s‘mores station. It features a clean, smoke free environment which prevents “out of hand bon-fires” No need to purchase a separate service to supply wood or to monitor the fire. Simply let our staff know when you want it turned on or off. Includes (6) comfortable Adirondack chairs for the ultimate outdoor relation. Light up the night with a flip of the switch!
SPACE UNAVAILABLE WITH OFF-PEAK RENTAL
Portable & Built in Audio/Internet/ATM
Entertain your guests with free Wi-Fi and our interconnected audio system that provides background music and amplification of speeches, wedding vows or general announcements over our wireless microphone system. These speakers are located within the Historic Barn, Formal Lawn, Courtyard, Atrium, Lounge, Restrooms and covered porches. We provide a portable sound system for remote locations not serviced by the interconnected system. Our barn features a projector screen. ATM is located near the restrooms.
Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Our gas fired brick oven provides a unique opportunity to entertain your guests with late night pizzas. Enjoy watching our chefs create handcrafted pizzas right before your eyes.
On-Site/Overnight Parking/Transportation Options
No worries about parking on the road, in a muddy field or having to feed the meter or parking ramp. We have 150 parking spaces with dust-free gravel driving lanes. Our driveways are designed to allow for busses & shuttles or If your guests are unable to drive home, they may leave their vehicle in our parking lot until 9AM the next day without getting a parking ticket. Uber & Lyft are available as well.
We have lots of places to explore but children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. For your convenience we have a playground tucked beside the barn to help keep them busy.
Your guests will appreciate not having to use a smelly outhouse on our farm! We have 10 restroom stalls located in the Lone Tree Lounge with sinks, hand dryers and even a baby changing station.
Nearby Hotels and Attractions
You and your guests can plan an entire weekend getaway as you enjoy the many indoor and outdoor activities our area provides. We are conveniently located on the edge of town- you won’t need to drive through congested city streets or dusty gravel roads to find us. Located within 5 minutes of several hotels and cozy Bed & Breakfasts. Explore Quarry Park, St. Johns Arboretum, Canoe the river or take in a local brewery tour.
We are proud to be fully accessible. When we designed our space, we considered all forms of accessibility because we wanted our venue to be accessible to everyone including people with disabilities and those who may have limited mobility. Everyone, no matter what their ability can access nearly every amenity we offer.