The perfect setting
Our experienced team is dedicated to making the day you’ve imagined become memories to last a lifetime.
The Best Love Stories are the ones you dream together…
Imagine a dozen different luxurious spaces to host your family and friends. Envision a beautiful setting customized for pampering and preparing with your bridal party. Picture that perfect place to start your forever. Now Realize your wedding – customized exactly the way you want it. Dreams Delivered. Your Wedding, Your Way, let the story begin here.
he magnificent, historic Pine Manor Estate is one of the most sought after wedding venues in Illinois having been ranked in the top 10 for the past several years. Pine Manor is the perfect setting to host your ceremony, reception, bridal party, accommodations for family and friends, and even more. Our experienced team is dedicated to making the day you’ve imagined become memories to last a lifetime.
Pine Manor is an elegant, southern, luxury estate home nestled in the heartland. Less than four hours from Chicago, three from Nashville, and two from St. Louis – it is easy to get to, but a world apart. Your wedding is a day that will fly by and then become a sweet memory. Step away from the hustle and bustle to let time slow down so that each moment of your celebration can be savored the way it ought to be. Take time to connect with your guests, families, friends, bridal party and your new spouse in the way that only Pine Manor allows. We know that your wedding will be a day you remember forever, but remember more of it with less distractions here at Pine Manor.
The Perfect Setting
With over 125 acres of beautiful grounds as the backdrop to your perfect day, Pine Manor offers several venues and spaces to host every part of your wedding festivities in absolute privacy. Here are some of our favorite locations – or feel free to find your own special spot. With the capacity to host an intimate ceremony to a grand reception, and everything in between, the blank canvas you will find can accommodate an event of any size.
Next to the Pine Manor front lawn, you’ll find a sweet white gazebo which serves as a gorgeous shaded stage to say “I do” with loved ones surrounding you and Pine Lake behind you. The soft sound of the fountains, the sun behind you, and rich greenery surrounding could be the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams!
Behind the Pine Manor main house, the gardens, exterior courtyard and outdoor kitchen also serve as a beloved wedding location for ceremonies, receptions, or both! Guests will enter through the gilded iron gates, under an arbor of climbing vines, and into the courtyard where a stone fountain takes center stage. The space can be transformed to fit your needs, whether you are dreaming of a quaint garden wedding or are longing for a romantic place to have your first dance under twinkling lights.
On the side lawn of Pine Manor sits an Italian pergola, overlooking the Pine Manor gardens. The bridal party will walk out of Pine Manor, through the exterior courtyard, and through the gardens as they make their way to the steps of the Pergola to meet their soon-to-be spouse. Elevated from the ground, this makes a great location for a larger ceremony and places the happy couple at center stage. The structure can be decorated to match any theme or left alone for its natural beauty. After the ceremony, guests move to either the pool bar and front lawn for cocktail hour and a grand reception, or they can retreat to the gardens for a more intimate garden party reception.
The Outdoor Fireplace
For a warm, intimate wedding, several couples choose to get married at the outdoor fireplace on the front lawn of Pine Manor. The rich red brick can offer a more rustic look to a refined wedding. Brides will walk along a stone path to stand in front of the fireplace where romance will glow and love will warm the hearts of all in attendance.
Pine Manor Lake Front
The Pine Manor Lake Front serves as one of the most beautiful locations and has the capacity to host even our largest weddings. With Pine Lake and its three fountains as a backdrop, the bride will walk out of Pine Manor Estate, down the steps, and to the lake where she will meet her groom. The lakefront, while beautiful on its own, can be designed to fit any aesthetic and meet the needs of the couple.
The Steps of Pine Manor
The first wedding held at Pine Manor, and several after, have been hosted on the steps of Pine Manor. With the entire front lawn to accommodate guests, and a beautiful backdrop with the emerald green door and lanterns above, it is a timeless and elegant venue choice for couples to start their forever.
At Pine Manor, our experienced staff is here to ensure that every detail is taken care of well in advance of your wedding day. We will meet with brides throughout their planning process, connecting with their vendors and ensuring that a plan is in place so no “i” goes undotted and no “t” is left uncrossed. We are here to help as much or as little as brides would like from full planning and coordinating services to simply renting the space – and everything in between. Meet with our staff to discuss your needs and let us help you achieve the wedding of your dreams.
One of the things our couples love most is the ability to host all of their wedding events on the grounds at Pine Manor. From the rehearsal dinner to the post-wedding brunch, fishing, yard games, pool parties, wine tastings, or whatever you can dream up – all can be incorporated into your wedding festivities!
Based on up to 100 guests
Access to the Pine Manor Estate House Friday through Sunday.
Stay-over accommodations for up to 28 guests at the Estate House including all amenities. More properties available for additional charge.
Tent, tent floor, dance floor, lighting, luxe trailer restrooms, round or rectangular tables, linens and white padded chairs.
Local professional catering services ranging from casual to fine dining will be provided for an additional fee.
Estate coordinator, wait service and staff, and bartender are included.
Based on up to 100 guests
Includes everything from the Classic Wedding Package, plus the following:
Four additional guest houses within a few steps of the Pine Manor Estate House. The Gibson, Van Zandt, Farrar, and Rezab Houses have sleeping accommodations for up to XX additional guests. Guests can enjoy access to the Pine Manor Estate Amenities.
Use of the Pine Manor Corporate Training Hall will be made available for the rehearsal dinner.
Catering services can be provided for an additional fee.
Based on up to 200 guests
Includes everything from the Classic and Premier Wedding Packages, plus the following:
In addition to the Estate House and guest houses, guests can also stay at Oak Manor and The Webster House, which provides a total of up to 80 overnight accommodations, all enjoying access to the full suite of amenities offered at Pine Manor.
The Pine Manor Estate Coordinator will work closely with families to plan the perfect event, catering to every detail with our professional event partners throughout Southern Illinois.
At Pine Manor, we can comfortably host over 80 guests, including your bridal party, on the Estate Grounds. Our guests houses will spoil your bridal party, family, and friends in absolute luxury from their exquisite guest rooms to the numerous entertainment options available to them while you prepare for your big day and enjoy every moment. Let our staff cater to the needs of your guests, while you relax and find peace of mind knowing that every detail has been taken care of.
Our brides fall in love with our beautiful and brilliant bridal suite, where you’ll feel like royalty as soon as you step into the room. Featuring a lavish lounge area, expansive bathroom, ample natural light, separate dressing room, cathedral ceilings, antique chandeliers, and a grand king sized bed, it’s the perfect place to indulge in absolute luxury as you get ready with your bridesmaids. Soak in every moment, step onto the balcony overlooking Pine Lake to take in the beauty of your day, and sip champagne before stepping into your gown in the dressing room. Take a moment to look at your reflection in the floor-length three-paneled mirror becoming an absolutely breath-taking bride before you become a wife.
Meanwhile, our grooms thoroughly enjoy the separate and secluded Oak Manor Plantation Home, where boys can be boys and give the ladies their privacy. Complete with a poker room, movie theatre, outdoor patio, wine and whiskey tasting room, and two private lakes, the grooms’ party can enjoy a fun day of bonding before getting dressed and going to await the bride at the end of the aisle.
Our couples frequently say that one of their favorite parts of their wedding weekend is that both families and their close friends are on-site to experience it all with them. After the wedding festivities wrap up, return to Pine Manor one last time for a post-wedding brunch and send off your guests with full hearts and full stomachs.
RYAN ROBBINSPine Manor Guest
“After our wedding, we received several beautiful pictures of our reception at Pine Manor. My wife put them around the house - a constant reminder of how much we enjoyed our reception.”
PATTI MORRISONPine Manor Guest
“It was more than we ever expected. The house is elegant, the staff is accommodating and friendly. Our wedding was both sweet and fun - I don't think we could have picked a better place for our garden wedding.”
SHELBI SMITHPine Manor Guest
“Pine Manor was the perfect place for our wedding. They worked very hard to make sure the wedding was exactly what we wanted - from walking down the flower lined aisle to the lighting in the trees - they were adamant that everything be perfect - and it was.”
CHARLENE ASHWELLPine Manor Guest
“I think a real benefit of Pine Manor is that your preferred vendors know your location like the back of their hand. They have all worked Pine Manor events a number of times, and often with each other. which made our wedding run smoothly.”
KARA GIBSONPine Manor Guest
“Our wedding weekend was truly a dream come true! Everything ran so smoothly. With me being from out of state, Betsy coordinated with each of my vendors so all I had to worry about before the wedding was enjoying time with my guests and staying relaxed! We loved utilizing the entire property to host our welcome dinner, pool party, rehearsal, ceremony, reception, and post-wedding brunch all on site. Pine Manor offered so many venues to make each event unique, and everything was perfect all weekend. If there were any problems at all, I never knew about it. As a bride, I couldn’t have asked for anything more!”