Getting married in the Elgin Area: The Artist(s) in love

It’s that time of year again, engagements everywhere. With each engagement, more and more couples are trying to plan their dream wedding without having to pay an arm and a leg. Elgin is known for the arts and the power it has in the community and on individuals. If you are getting married to an artist or are an artist yourself, Elgin has the best places to promote your creativity and love for your big day!

a10c4806-2948-4b96-9a18-4e62432711bd-largeImago: From 10 people to 10,000, they’ve led every aspect of the creation, planning and producing of events. From set design to session orders, rehearsal schedules to convention center contracts, they bring creativity and excellence to every event they participate in.


OLA LA! IJORERE: With 2,000 square feet of an interchangeable open concept and arched windows spanning Ola-la_WeddingRecept2-698x450from floor to ceiling, this chic destination’s aesthetics allow for a naturally lit space that effortlessly showcases your GRAND occasions beautifully. Venue capacity is up to 60 for seated parties & 75 for cocktail style. Complimentary covered parking garage is located around the corner on Fulton Street, along with ample amount of free street parking. They allow outside catering with proper food handling certificate and insurance. BYOB is also allowed.



Elgin Artspace Lofts:  There is an apparent desire on the City’s part to grow the arts community and to add james_harvey_old_bldg (1)to an emerging arts and culture cluster in the Elgin area. It is the belief of the City and Elgin that creating space for a community of artists will be a catalyst for continued downtown development. 5,874 square feet of retail and community space for arts-friendly businesses and nonprofit organizations, opens its arms to wedding receptions and ceremonies for the art lover


Gallery 611 Event Venue: Opened in 2015, Gallery 611 Event Venue is quickly becoming a favorite IMG_8882_3_4-b-1024x600destination for every type of small event. Whether you need a small corporate luncheon or a formal wedding for 100 people, they work with you from start to finish to make sure everything is perfect! Taking advantage of their excellent local businesses, they offer everything you’ll need from catering to entertainment.


If you are looking for somewhere for your guests to stay, check out our hotel page on our website!


sarahHey there! My name is Sarah, and I am the Tourism Promoter and Events Coordinator for the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (it’s a mouthful, I know). I’m a newbie to the Elgin area so I will be telling you first-hand accounts of events and attractions found in Elgin, through my eyes! I’ll share my adventures through videos, photography, and words.