Venue 5126 – Chicago suburbs wedding venue – Vendor highlight series
Venue 5126 is a beautiful barn and farm wedding venue. Was fully transformed from a forgotten stable into a gorgeous countryside destination. Located in Located in Oswego, IL. Unlike most barn wedding venues, has the perfect combination of rustic elegance. Hidden away down a gravel path. Venue 5126 consists of 7 acres with a large, enchanting barn, a stunning restaurant, beautiful Bridal Coop. Venue 5126 is a hidden gem of nature-filled backgrounds for timeless wedding photos.
The Pergola overlooks the neighboring farm’s 500 acres of beautiful farmland, switching between corn and soybean. Not only is this a beautiful outdoor ceremony space, but it’s a fabulous spot for golden hour photos post-ceremony. To the right of the barn, coming out of the two large barn doors sits the gorgeous brick patio with dueling fire pits and twinkle lights.
Venue 5126 is an all-inclusive wedding venue. Per person pricing includes: On-site Catering Account Executive, Full Service Wait Staff, China, Glassware, & Flatware, Passed Hors D’Oeuvres, Coffee & Tea Station, Linens for Guest Tables, Reception Round Tables & White Chairs, 5 Hi-top Tables, Tasting for Four & Complimentary Cake Cutting, 4 Vendor Meals, and best of all an in-house Day of Event Coordinator. EC also offers a full in-house rentals boutique along with a full-service styling team.
What is the biggest struggle for couples when planning a wedding and how are your services helping to resolve them?
The hardest part of planning a wedding for a lot of couples is staying organized. Their various vendors and planning the day of events. Venue 5126 provides a Day of Event Coordinator who plans your day of timeline. They also provide floor plan. The coordinator communicates with all of your vendors. To make sure they arrive on-time and know where to go and how to set up, and will create a Day of Document to act as a guide for your big day!
What inspired you to do this; to start a business and go full-time with it?
Soon after owners Chris and Dave got engaged, they took a look inside the barn and they had a vision. Of their family and friends laughing and celebrating, watching the sun set over the fields, and music and laughter filling the air. They could see themselves getting married there. Over the course of 2 years, they stripped the dirt and debris from the barn, hung vintage chandeliers, and added the stone patio to make this dream come true. In the fall of 2010, they were wed at Emerson Creek. EC has now celebrated the commitments and marriages of many couples and could not be happier to share in the joy of their special day!
What are some questions that you get from brides inquiring? What specifically do you do? Who is your client?
Venue 5126’s clientele includes any brides and grooms looking to get married in an enchanted, hidden gem of a venue.
How do you make their wedding day unique? What is unique about your approach?
The most unique thing about Venue 5126 is the property itself. However, the best thing Venue 5126 offers is a staff. They will go above and beyond to make your wedding day go as smoothly as possible.
How early should couples book you to ensure you’ll be available for their wedding day?
Typically we book a year in advance. For the most popular times (Saturdays in the summer and fall) so we would suggest at least a year, however, we always have a list of available dates so the best thing to do would be to contact us!
What is one tip or piece of advice you’d give a couple for their wedding day?
Be selfish. After you spend months to years planning, making sure your big day will be perfect. Do your best to enjoy every minute of it. Of course you want to think about your family and other guests. But remember they are there to celebrate you, so make sure you are too!
How can couples find out more about you and your business?
I can only say that Venue 5126 is one beautiful wedding venue. From getting ready, bridal party portraits through ceremony and reception. Everything can happen in this one gorgeous spot. From the photography point of view, this is the best scenario. One location. Will help you to utilize your wedding day timeline for relaxed but full of pictures timeline.
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