Starved Rock Lodge, Jacob Henry Mansion, & The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens named The Knot Best of Weddings 2023!

Congratulations to Starved Rock Lodge & Conference CenterThe Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, & The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens for being selected as 2023 ­­winners of The Knot Best of Weddings!

To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed millions of its user reviews across various vendor categories—planners, venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more—to find the highest-rated vendors of the year. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that engaged couples should consider booking for their own unique weddings. The Knot Best of Weddings award gives couples the confidence to book the best vendors to bring their wedding visions to life.

Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center in Oglesby, IL

Last year, Starved Rock Lodge was the setting for more than 105 dream weddings. The Lodge boasts two stunning outdoor ceremony sites on the grounds, each with a backup location if needed. Receptions take place in the historic Great Hall and Starved Rock Room. For more information about Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, please visit

The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate in Joliet, IL

The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate offers the possibility to host your wedding, ceremony and reception together at one venue, with on-site locations including the Old Central Church and the Lawn & Gardens. The Jacob Henry Mansion - an 1873 National Historic Landmark - and Victorian Ballroom offer the perfect location for bridal showers, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, and more.

The Jacob Henry Mansion will host their 6th Annual Bridal Expo on February 19, 2023 from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM. Enjoy a beautiful afternoon and meet with their impressive list of the areas top vendors. You can even enter to win a free ceremony in either the Church or Gardens!

The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens in Princeton, IL

Located in Princeton, IL, The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens is a delightful barn and farm wedding venue. This four-season event center can host celebrations year round and their get-ready suites have everything needed to help you relax and prepare in style. You can say your vows amongst nature on the well-kept, green lawn with all your loved ones looking on and to make things even better, the venue has a gorgeous wooden arch, which will make for stand-out pictures of your union. This is their 6th "Best of Weddings" award in the last 7 years!

For more great wedding venues in the Heritage Corridor region, check out this article: Affordable, Iconic Wedding Ceremony & Reception Locations

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