There’s only one estate so magical in the Greater Champaign County Area that it is identified as one of the Seven Wonders of Illinois. Could it be the magnificent European gardens and sculptured art that sweep the grounds that gave it this remarkable status? Whatever the true reason, Allerton Park and Retreat Center gives an unparalleled wedding experience. Your guests’ arrival down the long driveway will set the tone for an amazing day had by all. Choose from 9 different ceremony locations which include inside the Mansion, within a European garden of your choice, or even in the onsite barn. You and your guests’ imaginations will run wild imagining what the private parties Robert Allerton hosted back in the day were like. You will not find a single location with more prestigious history than that of Allerton Park. What’s even more important is the friendly and caring staff who help bring your dreams to reality.
While taking in the aesthetics of the Grand Gallery, we were approached by Jordan Gifford, the estate’s Lead Sales Coordinator and Monticello native. With an abundance of questions and an overwhelming curiosity, Jordan walked us through the Mansion offering intricate details about the estate. There isn’t a single staff member who hasn’t been touched by the stories of Robert Allerton and his legacy. That’s what truly makes this venue Outside of Ordinary. Robert Allerton was an incredibly private person and entry to the estate was only allowed to very few people which includes the likes of the iconic Chicagoan Marshall Field’s family. Today, the estate is available to people like you to have the perfect fairy tale wedding. If wanderlust is what you are seeking, look no further than Allerton Park & Retreat Center for your big day.
For more information on the estate and how it can be transformed for your wedding, check out their website: www.allerton.illinois.edu. Are you curious about the Robert Allerton’s ties to Chicago? Check out this blog from historian Maureen Holtz! Just now tuning in? This segment is part of a week long campaign with more details in our Blogs & Stories section being posted daily through April 14!