Aramoni. Like “Ceremony” without the ‘C.’
Bricks & Stones is the 150-year-old event venue at Camp Aramoni. It was originally constructed in 1870 as a blacksmith shop for the brickyard that once operated on site and now serves as a stunning event space for weddings, corporate retreats, and more. Bricks & Stones is the only venue in the Midwest located on a former brickyard.
Constructed in 1870, this 150-year-old building was originally used as the blacksmith shop at Ristokrat Clay Products Company, a brickyard that operated from 1870 to 1981. Bricks & Stones underwent three years of extensive renovations before transforming into an intimate event space with history and integrity.
Upon entering Bricks & Stones, guests are greeted by its rustic industrial charm and grand fireplace. The original architecture has been preserved while modern amenities have been added including an industrial kitchen, full-service bar, and audiovisual equipment.
Bricks & Stones Amenities
Bricks & Stones includes seating for up to 75 guests (banquet style), a full-service bar, caterer’s kitchen, five private restrooms, lounge seating, and WiFi. The Bowers Suite, a private multipurpose room separated from the main seating area, is designed for use as a bridal suite or corporate breakout room. Bricks & Stones effortlessly transitions into outdoor spaces suitable for groups of all sizes. The large open lawn can seat up to 200 guests with a tent and includes a covered pavilion with casual seating. Guests will also find three historical brick kilns, an outdoor kitchen equipped with a wood-fired oven, and a 50×50 ft. deck overlooking the Vermilion River. On-site parking is available.
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A Rustic Retreat for your Special Day
At Camp Aramoni, we believe hosting your wedding is a once in a lifetime opportunity and treat it as such. We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces so you can have your ceremony, reception, and after-party all at one gorgeous location. Once we get to know you and your partner, our team will personalize an all-inclusive experience that you and your guests will remember long after the party is over.
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Break Out Into Nature
Ditch the boring boardrooms and break out into nature! Camp Aramoni is taking ``work hard, play hard`` to the next level. After you pair our unique meeting spaces with luxury overnight accommodations, you'll wonder how you ever hosted meetings elsewhere.
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After three years of extensive renovations, we are excited to announce that Bricks & Stones is immediately available for events in October 2020 and beyond! Events can be scheduled for any day of the week between the hours of 7 AM and 11 PM.
Camp Aramoni is strictly enforcing and following all COVID-19 state mandates. As the policies change, we will adapt our procedures. As of September 2020, the venue is currently operating at 50% capacity due to the pandemic. For updated procedures, please visit the Department of Public Health's website.
Bricks & Stones can seat up to 100 guests indoors (banquet style) and 250 guests outdoors. Your venue rental includes indoor tables and chairs as well as outdoor casual seating. If you would like to host an outdoor event, there is an additional fee to rent a tent with walls, tables, chairs, lights, and heaters. We work exclusively with Peoria Rentals to manage all of your tent rental needs.
No! Camp Aramoni is located on 96 acres, and the campground is a private area located away from the venue. Venue rental rates include access to Bricks & Stones in addition to the immediate outdoor spaces surrounding the venue. If you would like to access the luxury campground, you must have a reservation for at least one tent. Event guests are not permitted to disturb campground guests during events.
Absolutely! Our luxury safari-style tents are an excellent option for overnight stays after your event. Our staff provides a shuttle service between the venue and campground after events, and you can click here to see our availability and rates for the campground. Room blocks are available for events.
Our chefs provide catering for small, casual events at Camp Aramoni. For all other events, we work with our preferred caterers Mark Allen’s American Kitchen and Nelson’s Catering. These trusted caterers repeatedly provide excellent service at Camp Aramoni, are present for yearly venue walkthroughs, and provide all necessary permits. When calling our caterers, please ask for Ann at Mark Allen’s or Wanda at Nelson’s.
Caterers must be selected from our preferred list (see above), and tent rentals must be ordered from Peoria Rentals. For all other vendor needs, you may hire any vendor of your choice so long as each vendor carries insurance and signs Camp Aramoni’s vendor agreement. Communication between your venue and vendors ensures that venue policies are understood, the vendor’s needs are met, and event details are shared.
Smoking is prohibited indoors. A designated smoking area is provided outside Bricks & Stones during events.
Camp Aramoni strives to host inclusive and welcoming events for everyone. Bricks & Stones includes three ADA accessible restrooms, handicap parking spaces near the venue, and ramps leading to the pavilion. The venue is located on ground level so there are no stairs in the building. Please let us know if you or any of your guests will need special accommodations and our staff will work closely with you to meet these needs.
Pets are not permitted at Camp Aramoni excluding service animals. However, you may see our mascot, Gracie Jo, hanging out around campus. She is a friendly English bulldog with a lot of energy! If you need accommodations for your pet, we recommend our friends at Paws Here Pet Resort located one mile away from Camp Aramoni. We trust the Paws Here team because they pamper their guests with the same level of care that we show our guests! Set on 6 beautiful country acres, their well appointed guest rooms and spacious double-fenced play yards create a relaxing, comfortable, and safe vacation destination for your furry family member. Nightly rates begin at $21. Don’t forget to tell them you’re staying with us!
Yes! All venue rental rates include dedicated fiber optic WiFi, a surround sound speaker system with Bluetooth connectivity, an 85-inch monitor with multimedia connection, and two handheld microphones with outdoor capabilities. We offer additional equipment for an upgraded charge. Please note that most cellular service carriers provide limited service to our property.
Yes! On the day of your wedding, you shouldn't have to worry about managing your timeline, directing your vendors, or cleaning up at the end of the night. Camp Aramoni requires all wedding clients to hire a professional day-of wedding coordinator at least 90 days before the wedding. While it may seem like you can pass these responsibilities off to family members, the right coordinator will take care of the little details and ensure your wedding is enjoyable for everyone involved. Day-of coordination packages can range from $1,500 to $3,000. If you need assistance finding a coordinator, our team is happy to provide recommendations.
Yes! The Bowers Suite is a private multipurpose space located away from the main seating area that includes garment racks, comfortable vintage seating, fogged windows for privacy, and an en-suite restroom with a shower. The Bowers Suite doubles as a bridal suite for weddings and as a breakout room for corporate retreats. If you are looking for an additional getting ready space for your partner, we also offer the Flora & Fauna Couples Cove, our most luxurious tent, located just outside Bricks & Stones.