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Finding the perfect Central Illinois Wedding Venue. It can be difficult to find the perfect wedding venue that meets all your needs and fits within your budget.

We understand.
It can be incredibly frustrating spending hours searching for the ideal location, only to be left feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and disappointed with your options. The pressure of finding a venue that ticks all the boxes, from location to ambiance to amenities, can be enough to make any engaged couple feel hopeless and ready to give up.

Let us help.
We recommend considering our stunning wedding barn that offers everything you need for your big day. With breathtaking views, exquisite decor, and a range of customizable packages, we take the hassle out of wedding planning, providing you with a stress-free and unforgettable experience. Let us help you create the wedding of your dreams, without any of the headaches or heartache that often comes with it.

Our Benefits

Experience an unforgettable wedding at Fairview Acres Barn, A Central Illinois wedding venue. Our customizable services cater to your unique needs, set against the stunning backdrop of our beautiful barn. Our climate-controlled facilities, two-story bridal lounge, and renovated grain bin offer unparalleled comfort and a unique setting for your celebration. With inviting courtyards and thousands of decor options, all included at no extra cost, we are committed to providing an unparalleled wedding experience.

As wedding budgeting experts, we’ve compiled a list of amenities and their market value to provide insight into the potential costs of a wedding. Our carefully selected money-saving inclusions are designed to alleviate financial stress with planning a wedding. We’ve bundled these amenities together into each of our packages to ensure maximum value for your money. Our ultimate aim is to  ease the financial burden of planning a wedding with our amenities and pricing.  

At The Barn at Fairview Acres, our experienced event planners are dedicated to ensuring that you don’t feel alone on your wedding day. From the moment you book your event with us, our team will work closely with you to understand your vision and help bring it to life. On your big day, our planners will be on-site to manage every detail, allowing you to relax and enjoy your special day with confidence. You can trust our team to take care of everything, so you can focus on making memories with your loved ones.

Fairview Acres Barn offers a range of beverage packages to suit your needs. Whether you prefer a cash bar,  a hosted bar or running a tab we have options to fit your budget and keep your guests entertained. Our packages include a variety of beer, wine, and liquor options, as well as non-alcoholic beverages with our mocktail bar. Our experienced bartenders will ensure that your guests are well taken care of throughout your event. Click below  to learn more about our customizable beverage packages.


Taylor KellyTaylor Kelly
15:03 21 Oct 22
Our absolutely perfect wedding day started a year before it actually happened. When we toured the venue, the owner was super friendly and welcoming. We knew right away it was the place for us. We also worked with Cassidy and Lindsey to help us coordinate on the day-of. The decorations were beautiful and even better than I could have imagined. During the week leading up to our wedding, we kept getting asked how we were doing and if we were super stressed, and we weren't at all! Everyone at the venue takes care of the set up and tear down, and it made it super easy for us to relax and enjoy the whole experience. If I could give this venue a 12 star review (or more!) I would. I could go on and on, but at the end of the day when your coordinator and other venue workers come out on the dance floor and have as much fun as your family and friends are, you know you're probably in the right place. On the day of the wedding, things did go quickly, but not once did I feel stressed or rushed in a bad way. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone and I am so thankful we were able to have our wedding here!
Analicia HaynesAnalicia Haynes
02:59 09 Sep 22
Wow, where do I begin. You will not regret having your wedding or event at The Barn at Fairview Acres. From the great staff, to the amenities, to the affordability, to the location, everything on our wedding day was perfect.For starters, it's easy to get a hold of the barn staff and it's easy to start planning an event. We contacted Cristy Potts and immediately she got back to us and set up a meeting. She answered all our questions, gave us a tour of her venue, reassured us that we would be taken care of and worked with us on payments, planning, etc. We were always a priority and I don't know how they did it but we always felt like we were the only people they were dealing with, which is not the case, they are busy folks, but Cristy and her staff never once made us feel like we were a bother.Second, the barn has an incredible list of recommended vendors (we got our fantastic caterer, florist and baker via the barn's recommendations). This is the type of place where everyone knows everyone and they will take care of you and that's exactly what happened. I felt so special and loved throughout the entire journey.Third, the list of amenities and the venue itself is enough to book it alone. We brought some decorations, but the barn provided the necessary, big ticket items like tables, chairs, a bar, table cloths and runners, fake candles, stands, cups, there were yard games, arches, back drops, signs, easels, I mean the list can go on! We got to stay in the Grain Bin and it was gorgeous and also a great place to "escape" from the crowd. Additionally, the venue is just gorgeous. There's different spots on and around the location where you can take pictures and get the best lighting. Inside the barn is bright and welcoming. Everything is clean and spotless, the bathrooms are easily accessible with plenty of space, there's a special spot just for the bride to get ready, you couldn't ask for a better place.Fourth, the cost. Given everything that the venue provides, it made it the most affordable, cost-effective venue on our list and it's exactly why we picked it. The venue met all our criteria, we got to have the ceremony and reception there, we got to pick our own timeline, we got to stay there overnight, they provided drinks and booze (for extra, which was still cheaper than any other place we looked at), everything was like God sent. As I mentioned previously, we were also able to pay overtime. That made things easier for us and our bank accounts.Finally, the staff was amazing. They were kind, thoughtful, understanding and above all patient. Cassidy was my planner and she made every moment spent with her one to remember. She worked with me before the big day to make sure my vision came true and she reminded me that everything was going to be OK. Lindsey, another planner at the venue that I got to work with the day of alongside Cassidy, also took care of everything that day and gave me stickers to help remind me that I am powerful, strong and beautiful. Those two, Cristy, and the other members on their staff from the folks who helped bus tables and cleaned off my 100 china plates to the bartenders who put up with my drunk uncles, were the reason the day went by smoothly. I am forever grateful.You will be in good hands if you book with the barn. I promise you that. Thank you for reading my long post, but I hope it helps in your decision making process!
Where do I begin?!? Honestly wish I could give this place more stars. This venue is on an entirely different level when it comes to experience and professionalism. This place feels like home. You’ll leave this place excited for the next time you get to go there. The owners Cristy and Dan are some of the most down-to-earth, genuine people you’ll meet. I felt like I became friends with them instantly.Their care for the guest, AND VENDORS, experience is incredible. As a wedding videographer I’ve never been treated with such care.The overall thought that went into this venue is like you’ve never seen before. They don’t skip any aspect of the place. From the grass edging, to the ceiling, and corn near the road to create an privacy wall. There isn’t a bad looking area there.If you’re contemplating booking this venue, just do it, I promise you won’t regret it!
Jeannette SchorfheideJeannette Schorfheide
19:47 02 May 22
The owners and staff know how to plan and throw a wedding. Best experience we could have had for our son's wedding. The property is beautiful and well kept. The staff were fun, professional, flexible and felt like old friends. It was the most amazing wedding experience.
Carla CCarla C
02:17 13 Apr 22
Thank you for a beautiful evening for The Fancy Nancy party.
James HofstetterJames Hofstetter
22:12 28 Feb 22
Wedding reception very nice handles large groups easily staffing hands are unbelievably courteous take care of your every whim really enjoyed it thank you
Clay House PhotographyClay House Photography
18:08 21 Jan 22
So many good things to say about this venue. We photographed a wedding here in 2021 and loved it. First, the venue owners were present the entire day and helped us out a lot. They drove the couple around in their jeep to multiple locations both on and off of the property. The venue sits on a large piece of land with lots of different fields, wooded areas, ponds, and rolling hills. We were able to capture beautiful sunset pictures by the bond as the owner drove us there per our request.The buildings are very unique! The "man cave" is an old corn silo that they renovated to have two levels with a kitchen, bathroom, and fun amenities. The guys enjoyed playing pool, watching TV, and dancing to their own music in their own spot before the ceremony took place.The ceremony was on the back lawn and it was beautiful. An open field in the background as far as you could see. Cocktail hour took place on the patio area and inside the main barn building before the reception took place. The barn itself was white with lots of windows and high ceilings.One last detail that I thought was fun was that the venue planted a rose bush (if I remember correctly) around the barn for each couple that gets married there and puts a cute plaque with their names on it next to the bush. A fun way to honor those couples and their stories!Would work here again in a heartbeat. A dream.
Linda MarkeyLinda Markey
04:30 23 Nov 21
An amazing beautiful venue for everything... weddings, Baby Showers, Vendor Blenders, Family gatherings.... Must see!!
michael ingersolmichael ingersol
19:55 02 Sep 21
I was here for my son's wedding 8/28/21. I can't say enough about how amazing this venue is. The staff are beyond accommodating! Some of the best service I have experienced. They never seemed to get tired of making sure everyone was ok. The venue is beautiful! The bridal party suite was amazing. I want to publicly thank them for all they did for my son and his wife. I would definitely recommend this venue to any and everyone!
Shyanne ThomasShyanne Thomas
06:46 20 Jul 21
This place was absolutely breathtaking! You can tell that they take pride in their venue by keeping it pristine inside and outside. The staff was beyond courteous (with a smile I must add!) from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. They were also aware of the atmosphere and their guests at all times. They bussed our dishes when we were done, offered to get us beverages, and even provided us with games to play all while being at our table. Plus, I know they took very good care of the bride & groom and made sure they had the best “We Do, Re-Do” Day ever with more loved ones. I would highly recommend them for any lovebirds out there wanting well taken care of on their big day with a beautiful venue and outstanding staff. ❤️
meghan graymeghan gray
18:08 20 Jun 21
We can not say enough amazing things about this venue! We started our wedding weekend at The Barn on a Thursday and from the moment we pulled up we were welcomed with open arms! The Barn, Bin and Grounds are beyond gorgeous with so many wonderful amenities! Everyone on staff was super nice, helpful and attentive to not only us but also every one of our guests! Dan, Cristy and Lindsay were absolutely amazing throughout our whole wedding planning process, their attention to detail is incredible! I was NOT stressed one second the whole time we were there, which was AMAZING! We felt right at home and could not imagine our wedding weekend anywhere else! We would recommend The Barn at Fairview Acres a million times!!!
Central Illinois Wedding Venue
Central Illinois Wedding Venue
Central Illinois Wedding Venue
Central Illinois Wedding Venue


An average bride will spend 200-300 hours planning the biggest party you’ll probably ever throw while trying to make both sides of this new family happy. The Barn provides a complimentary 4 hours of assistance before your day. After the 4 hours you can contact one of our wedding planners to design the correct amount of support you may need. There are ala carte options as well as full wedding planning services. The following Q&A will help us plan your perfect day.

First, we meet with your brilliant brain and plan what items of ours you want to use as they are all included in our pricing. We lay out table decor you love, take an inventory of those items, and take pictures of it as well.
Second, before you arrive, we bring all the décor you love into the great room and place them on the food tables. They are then ready for your team of hands to place out on the tables when you arrive. The good news is that the room will already be set with the reception tables and chairs and ceremony seating, so the table decorating is the fun part and is very simple!

Lastly, if you’d like to be able to walk in and have your vision completely in place for your approval or amendment, that is absolutely possible. We have an option for you to hire one of our caring and detailed event planners and she will spend lots of extra time with you planning, scheming, and really learning your vision and will set up all the décor for you before you arrive and as you bring in the items you may want to add for your day! The choice is yours…hands on or hands free!

Rehearsal is typically a simple process here because we run it! For Saturday weddings, this is done in the am before everyone is dressed for the day. We line up your wedding party, show them where to pause for pictures and tell them when to go. They are guided in this process the entire time.
If you do not want to see each other before the ceremony on that day, we simply run it without one of you! The last one down the aisle has the simplest role!! You will just want to have a meeting with your officiant to go over what to expect prior to that day.

For Friday weddings, we can rehearse on Thursday evening briefly within the 5 hours you have in the Barn for decorating, rehearsal and/or rehearsal dinner.

We base that on how much time is needed for hair and make-up. So it could be 8am, 7am or even 6am if needed! We will work with you. Hair can take some time and zero stress is the goal!

The van holds 14 guests and the driver. Because of its size limitations, it cannot take care of the entire guest list, but it is great at some key pieces. We use it to pick up and drop off the wedding party to and from their accommodations in the surrounding areas so they don’t have to be concerned with leaving their vehicles here or retrieving them ion the morning.

We can pick up select guests ahead of time before the ceremony. That just requires a specific list at strict times.
At the end of the night, we typically make 3 shuttle runs (for example 9pm, 10pm and 11pm). We reserve the 11pm shuttle for your wedding party. If the last shuttle needs to hold more than the wedding party, we have several great outside resources you could hire to get your last bit of party people back safely. Our simple shuttle is not one to promote on your invitation as it cannot accommodate all guests.

We also have a great resource if you want to provide every guest the option to shuttle here.
If you have a lot of designated drivers in attendance, you may not need extra shuttle assistance. You will know what you need since you know your people best!
If you know you need extra shuttle support, our team can help you problem solve this if you’d like. One of our brilliant event planners will clear these muddy waters if you’d like to hire the additional support. Who needs it? How much help do you need? Your planner will create pick up times and lists, etc. She will take the time and care to ensure you are not worried about your guests on your big day!

We love the idea for saving space for you wedding party and immediate family. We have cute signage options to set those spaces aside for those people in your life. However, open seating for the rest of your guests seems to be the best for the following reasons:

1. They can choose who they want to sit with during the dinner.
2. It avoids the inevitable, “I don’t want to sit near _______” or “I know I was supposed to sit with _______.” We have heard those statements many times and it leads to uncomfortable conversations or unhappy guest experience.
3. You aren’t spending hours figuring out who sits where.
4. We put out extra seats if space allows so there is room to possibly spread out a bit if they prefer.
5. Our team notifies each guest as they enter that they may sit any where that doesn’t have a reserved sign. The only people that you strategically seat are your wedding party and immediate family!
6. IF there are guests that must be seated away from each other for peace on your day and your mental health, please let us know. We can assist in seating them in a subtle way that doesn’t point to the issue we are trying to avoid. Having said that, do remember that this is to be a peace, joy, love and laughter filled day. Consider who YOU want there. It isn’t always necessary to invite toxic attitudes. No matter what, we will have your back and do our best for you in that regard.
7. If you choose to do assigned table seating, we will greet every guest, ask their name and tell them their table number. We simply need an alphabetized list of your guests with their table number listed behind each name. Our team will need that as soon as you arrive on site so that we can make copies and give them our to our Hosts and Directors. This also means that you do not necessarily need to create a seating stand or display.

We can seat 265 at most with 6 feet between each table. At that number, we would need to seat 22 at each set of 2 tables pushed together. But your guests can move freely without feeling like they are sitting on the lap of the person behind them.

It is! The Bin is always included for hangout space during the day.

If you book a Friday wedding, you get the bin for an overnight space from Thursday into Friday. If you book a Saturday wedding, you get the bin overnight into Sunday! It sleeps 10 with 7 beds. It currently has one private sleeping area with a queen bed. The rest are Murphy beds and pull-out sleepers.

We can run guests to Monmouth, IL and Burlington, IA. Both are 15 minutes form the Barn!

Our farm tables are 9 feet long and 4 feet wide.

Oh my gosh. So much greenery. When you tour, you will see the many options available to you!!

So many great questions!! The majority of our weddings come in from hours away. The beautiful thing about our area is that although we have a remote feel, we are closely connected to cities to our east and west. They are a 15 minute drive away and having lived in a bigger city previously, it typically took me 15 min to cross town because of traffic.

The options for the commute are varied in look, feel and expense. We have our courtesy van (aka shuttle) that can take care of 14 guests at a time. It clearly cannot handle an entire event, but we are really great at taking care of your wedding party and immediate family. Please read the “shuttle” FAQ question for more detail.

What we love is how varied the options are for your guest accommodations! We have outstanding possibilities in Monmouth whole home rental that are stunning and unique. There is also a traditional hotel in Monmouth that could serve your guests well. Monmouth is 15 minutes from us to the East.

In Burlington, Iowa, also 15 minutes from The Barn, but to the west. This city has hotels, Fun City, and home rental options as well. It also has a small airport (BRL) that connects to Chicago (ORD) and St. Louis (STL). If you have some guests that need a pick up, let your Barn team know and we will do all we can to assist.

Great news!!! We may be rurally located but we have some awesome accommodations near us for your guests at your event. Burlington, IA and Monmouth, IL are both 15 minutes away from The Barn and offer all major hotels, airbnb and privately owned accommodations (available upon request). We additionally have some cute spaces in Biggsville that may be perfect for some select guests.

1. Our Barn has 20 tons of airflow and filtration continuously running during and after an event to flush anything out that shouldn’t be there. In combination with our 32-foot ceiling height, you are in an open environment. 

2. All universally touched surfaces are disinfected every hour. 

3. Hand sanitizer can be found all over our venue. All kinds of lovely scents too because, well, why not?

4. Our bartenders handle drinks by the base of the cup, can or bottle when serving our guests. We do not touch what your mouth touches with our bare hands. 

5. We have extra masks on hand in case someone begins to feel unwell while on our grounds and would like to wear one or for any person who prefers to wear one.

6. We put approximately 6 feet between tables inside our central Illinois wedding venue to create comfort for each guest so that you do not feel like you are sitting on the lap of the person behind you. 

7. We add more seating than necessary to provide the option of distancing or spreading out for those who choose or prefer to do so. 

8. Our central Illinois wedding venue was designed with so much room to breathe outside!!! Our west porch can seat 30 at 3 tables where fresh air abounds! Not to mention, when the weather is on our side, we can have tables all over the grass courtyard to the concrete courtyard. Tents are welcome if you want to expand seating with a covered option. We can suggest a “Tentist” in the area if you need assistance! (I don’t think “Tentist” is a word, but you get what I am saying.)

9. Those with an underlying illness that visit our little piece of Heaven may be seated outside, if preferred, and will absolutely be cared for by our team. We will get your meal, drinks from the bar, and shelter you from any uncomfortable temperatures. We will do all we possibly can to make sure those that risk being there for you feel valued, protected, and spoiled!

10. All healthy guests are welcome. We all know when we are not 100%. If you are feeling off or this gathering makes you nervous, simply sit this one out. Send your love filled “Regrets” knowing you are doing what you feel is best in your circumstance.  The people that love you and invited you will appreciate your thoughtfulness and completely understand your concern. 

11. Our bottom line is that we customize your event as much as possible to make your time here amazing for both you and your guests.


Fairview Acres Barn - Central Illinois Wedding Venue

Address: US-34, Biggsville, IL 61418
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (309) 337-7465