Top Wedding Venues:
The Pavillion hosts small and large weddings and receptions. The ballroom seats up to 350 guests and the larger banquet space accommodates up to 1200 guests. There’s also a beautiful, serene setting for outdoor weddings. Add in bar service and the freedom of choosing your own caterer, you can have a great wedding, your way! The Pavillion has dedicated wedding planners will help you choose the look and feel that is right for you.
Guests love that our facility and parking on are one level and very easy to access. It is conveniently located close to many of the hotels in Marion, making it excellent for the out of town guests, too. The venue is customizable and won’t look like every other wedding.
Warehouse at 17th Street
Exposed brick, an antique bar, and twinkling party lights create rustic elegance in Southern Illinois’s most unique event venue. The Warehouse at 17th Street can accommodate the wedding of your dreams. Warehouse at 17th has versatile food menu options that range from down-home, world-famous barbecue to upscale menus to black-tie selections, all delivered with impeccable service and gracious hospitality.
Pour Vineyard prides themselves on providing a wedding venue where the bride and groom can share their love, and what they love, with their guests. At Pour Vineyard, couples can customize their day – select their own caterer, baker, DJ or band, photographer, officiant, and florist. If the couple loves a certain food truck, is obsessed with doughnuts, or always dreamed of a horse and carriage ride, we provide them with the opportunity to enjoy those things.
Pour Vineyard holds a variety of weddings, ranging from more relaxed and outdoors themed to country chic. The wedding pavilion is open on three sides (with the ability to be closed with vinyl sheets if bad weather), allowing the green space around the venue to be the background on their big day. The wedding venue is nestled in the middle of the vineyard overlooking a large lake with swans. During weddings, you can walk the vineyards, sit next to a bonfire in the evening, watch the sunset, and dance the night away all within close confines of the wedding pavilion. A family-run wedding venue and vineyard knows what family and love is about, to make your big day a special one.
Top Wedding Florists:
Deliciously ordinary wants your wedding day to be a stunner! They provide beautiful floral arrangements with a modern vibe. They will help add the perfect touch to make the look and feel of your big day uniquely stunning.
Sparking Arrangements is a local florist based in Frankfort offering fresh flowers across a wide range of beautiful floral designs. The Sparkling Arrangements team truly have an extraordinary talent for decorating for your wedding.
Top Wedding Caterers:
Proudly serving Carbondale and surrounding areas, Cristaudo’s is more than just a bakery and cafe. They offer a wide variety of customized wedding cakes. You can choose from delicious cake flavors and fillings, and designs to bake the perfect cake for your wedding!
Cygan Delaney Catering
Cygan Delaney offers buffet-style dinner catering, with delicious options including crispy golden fried chicken, prime rib, and more. They offer a variety of meals to choose from, making them a great choice for a wedding in Southern Illinois.
Top Wedding Photographers:
Looking for a wedding photographer to hire? We have a few local photographers in mind. These are professionals who deliver high-quality wedding photos that you will cherish forever:
Jessica Hollis Photography
Jessica is one of the best photographers in Southern Illinois. She and her team create custom, unique portraits for weddings. Her wedding team is professional, and you’ll be happy with the photos on your big day!
One Fine Day Photography
One Fine Day specializes in wedding photography in Southern Illinois. Autumn has an excellent eye and will capture the moments that make your wedding truly special!
Top Wedding Songs, Chosen By a Southern IL DJ:
- I Loved Her First – Heartland
- Perfect – Ed Sheeran
- Thousand Years – Christina Perri
- Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars)
- Old Town Road – Lil Nas X
- Don’t Stop Believing – Journey