Find everything you need for meetings, events, banquets, receptions, reunions and more in ILLINOISouth!
We have it all, from large convention and conference centers to quaint banquet halls and quiet retreat centers. Venues in our area offer modern amenities, and an array of food and lodging options that will make everyone in your party feel at home.
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Check the calendar for major events like huge craft shows, a variety of consumer shows and monthly flea markets.
Scenic and sought-after, the Big Red Barn offers a covered bridge, mill house and lake in a rustic, natural setting. Inside seating for 250 people and a dance floor of 650 square feet are available and open year-round for weddings, reunions, corporate, and family events.
The picturesque 1,600 acres offers hiking, fishing, picnicking and over 1,500 camping hook-ups. The fairground is host to major equestrian events, RV conventions, motocross races, monster truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, the Du Quoin State Fair and more.
Nestled in 308 wooded acres with two lakes and countless trails, the center offers camping and a Retreat and Conference Center. Year-round lodging in Oak Lodge, Hickory Lodge or the Cottages is available for individuals and groups. A large number of activities are available for team building, retreats, reunions or other gatherings.
The 50,000 sq. ft. of flexible space can accommodate groups of 20 to 4,000 for meetings, conventions, tradeshows and receptions. Gateway is located only 11 miles from downtown St. Louis accessible by I-55/70. More than 800 rooms and 30 restaurants are nearby.
The building will accommodate wedding parties, meetings and other events. Reserve the entire building or one side depending on your needs. Catering is available and the Mariner’s Village Hotel is across the parking lot with a view of Carlyle Lake.
Space for large and small groups is available in the beautiful Visitors Center on the grounds of the Shrine. Menus are available online to make it easy.
Plan your next meeting, reunion, wedding or other event in this transformed old abandoned barn which is now a charming and rustic venue on four beautiful acres. The barn holds up to 200 guests, or more if the dance floor is eliminated. There is also a small white country home with several rooms available for smaller groups. Also featured is a large outdoor shaded seating area to enjoy when the weather is right.
Great Barn Wedding Venue or a place to simply relax and enjoy the country atmosphere at the wine bar with a tasting room. Come enjoy ,wine, beer, hand crafted mixed drinks. Located in a country home with all the rooms having available seating for a winery atmosphere. We have an island decor with a peaceful setting to relax in. We also have an outdoor shaded seating area to enjoy the country surroundings.
Ten thousand sq. ft. of meeting and pre-function space, full-service catering prepared by an award-winning chef, a dedicated banquet staff and high speed internet access help ensure the success of your event.
This venue boasts over 13,500 sq. ft. of flexible banquet/meeting space, including an 11,500 sq. ft. ballroom. The Tuscan decor features a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, handcrafted wood staircase and serene outdoor area by the 6-acre lake.
Tucked away on 45 wooded acres, the natural serenity at this facility provides opportunities for study, reflection and renewal. Six conference rooms and sleeping for 100-120 are available.
Large event building can be used for weddings, banquets or sports events. Smaller break-out rooms are available for meetings, bride’s rooms, etc.