It’s hard to believe that just a couple of hours outside of the Windy City sits acres upon acres of farm land, but it’s totally true. Yes, you lovelies in Illinois can host a seriously chic city affair OR a farm friendly set of nuptials (I’m jealous), like this lovely day captured by Michael Novo. It’s lush blooms meets breathtaking blue skies meets all kinds of Oak Hill wonderful. See it all here.
From Michael Novo… Galena, IL and the surrounding area is not the first place that comes to my mind when it comes to weddings. The reason for this is because if anything, I’m usually heading out there to go skiing, wine tasting or simply seeking it out as a destination for a motorcycle ride. But it’s quite the hidden gem that’s not too far from Chicago. Oak Hill was the venue which Danielle and Adam selected to celebrate their pseudo-destination wedding! It offers an on-site chapel, a home to get ready in, a tented pavilion for the reception and many other little treasures around the property.
The first impression that you get when you arrive is “relaxed country”. When you’re in Chicago, there are very few venues with such a wide open and spacious feel. Heading an hour or two west will solve all of your space needs. With wide open fields, plenty of trails and a massive property that’s reserved for your wedding only, it’s an easy choice of places to host your wedding for those wanting something different. Oak Hill is a great location and offers up a genuine vintage feel, without having to travel too far outside of Chicago. It gets a photographic stamp of approval!