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!
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.
Enjoy the exclusive use of our facility in its entirety as you prepare, decorate, relax & celebrate 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. We host only one event per day- YOURS! 8 AM to Midnight Rental.
Historic Barn, Garden Atrium, and Lone Tree Lounge with Climate Controlled Comfort
Our buildings provide over 6,000 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 10 furnaces 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 120 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, Chromecast, 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
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
Ceremony Arch & Pergola
Use our elegant white arch for any wedding site (please return to foundation patio after ceremony) or the rustic metal pergola as the backdrop for the woodland ceremony site. Both features can be decorated by you with chandeliers, fabric or floral
Reception Tables & Chairs
We have a collection of wooden 96″ rectangle & 72′ round tables that seat 10 guests each.
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)
FOOD & BEVERAGE
When you book with Rolling Ridge your event date is automatically locked in with our exclusive food & beverage provider without the need for additional payment until closer to your event date. 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, high-end glassware, napkins and table linens 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 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.
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.
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. 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 Your Guests
Gorgeous gardens and Lawn areas
All our outdoor spaces are professionally designed, installed and maintained by Scenic Specialties. 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.
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.
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, Promenade, 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.
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!
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 every amenity we offer.
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