How to Have a Campground Wedding Your Guests Will Love
Are you looking for a fun and sophisticated outdoor location to host your wedding? We have just the thing for you. At Camp Aramoni, you can have an immersive boutique campground wedding that is just the intimate and unforgettable experience that all of your guests will love.
Boutique camping, or “glamping,” is a new travel experience on the rise. Our 96-acre location allows nature-loving couples to have the stunning campground wedding experience they have always dreamed of. After you book your wedding at our event venue, Bricks & Stones, we can also help you plan a luxurious campground stay during your wedding weekend equipped with activities, delicious food and more.
Camp Aramoni is a stunning location for camp weddings with beautiful scenery, historic buildings and gorgeous outdoor ceremony options perfect for intimate weddings of 50-75 guests. We can also host up to 200 seated guests with an outdoor tent rental.
The options are endless. Join your guests indoors for a seated banquet-style dinner or even host a cocktail-style reception. Built in 1870, the old brick building now known as Bricks & Stones was originally constructed to serve as a blacksmith shop for the brickyard of its day. With 150 years of beautiful history preserved here, Camp Aramoni’s event venue tells this story with elegance alongside all modern-day amenities.
Set on 96 acres along Illinois’ Vermilion River, Camp Aramoni has boutique accommodations on-site so out-of-town guests can stay close to the festivities without having to spend time traveling between different locations during your event. Camp Aramoni can accommodate up to 54 guests total in our luxury campground. Have a larger group? We are happy to refer your guests to our local hotel partners for a comfortable nights’ stay.
Wedding Camping Without Roughing It
It’s not just about roughing it in the great outdoors. At Camp Aramoni, you can enjoy all of the comforts and luxuries that come with a 5-star resort while tucked away into nature. Why not make a weekend of it for an intimate wedding getaway?
Couples can book our romantic honeymoon tent, Flora & Fauna, complete with a warm shower, lux bed and private campfire. Guests can also reserve multiple rooms at once and enjoy fun activities for the entire family before and after the wedding! You and your guests will feel like you are miles away from civilization while enjoying all the conveniences of a hotel stay.
Picture arriving to a champagne toast and enjoying a picnic rehearsal dinner by the river followed by gourmet s’mores around the campfire and relaxing under the stars before your big day.
The best part? There will be plenty of activities to keep your family entertained – like hiking, canoeing on the pond or lawn games. Gourmet meals from our chef-driven food and beverage program are available in The Barn, while coffee and evening cocktails are offered at The Burlington, our converted 1971 Airstream Ambassador.
Our Wedding Venue Amenities
We have everything you need to make your campground wedding day special. No extra hassle or headaches here! Check out our virtual tour, bar packages and catering partners presented at our Virtual Bridal Open House.
- Seating for up to 75 guests with handcrafted farm tables and cross backed chairs
- Professional day-of wedding coordinator
- A full-service bar stocked with glassware
- On-site catering and a commercial kitchen
- A private “getting ready” suite for hair and makeup with garment racks, comfortable vintage seating, mirrors and an en-suite restroom
- WiFi, two handheld mics and a Bluetooth speaker system
- Five private restrooms
- Rustic cake table, gift table and sweetheart’s table
- Ceremony chairs set up by our staff ($2/Chair)
- Choice of two outdoor ceremony locations
- 50 ft. x 50 ft. deck overlooking the Vermilion River and wildflower fields with comfortable seating and four fire tables
- Covered pavilion with casual seating and space for dancing
- Open gravel lot with enough space for an outdoor tent rental (Up to 200 guests)
- Outdoor kitchen with a wood-fired oven
- On-site parking and optional valet service
Catering Options for Every Style and Budget
For catering at Camp Aramoni, couples can choose from our in-house catering program or five approved caterers. Our in-house catering menu can be tailored to any couple and is an option for events with less than 50 guests. Additional approved caterers include Mark Allen’s American Kitchen, Peru Hy-Vee, Nelson’s Catering, Chef by Request and Tony’s Butt Shack. Our approved caterers have been carefully vetted and provide exceptional service to our clients. There are catering options for every style and budget!
Carefully Crafted Bar Packages
Camp Aramoni holds a liquor license and provides all alcohol service on the property. Outside beverages are not permitted on site. We offer three open bar packages as well as consumption bar, cash bar, nonalcoholic bar and mimosa bar options. Bar packages can easily be customized upon consultation with our venue manager. Our open bar packages include premium, standard, and beer and wine only options for up to five hours of service.
Choose from Our Unique Rental Inventory
Couples who book their wedding at Bricks & Stones can purchase items from our large inventory of rental items. For example, these handmade arches can be rented for your ceremony for only $60 each. Our staff takes care of the set up and tear down of all in-house rental item purchases. We are also happy to source and coordinate your rental items from our preferred rental company, Peoria Rentals. While Bricks & Stones is beautiful on its own, every couple can make the space feel like their own with the addition of unique rental items that reflect their vision and style.
Ready to Book Your Boutique Campground Wedding?
Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life, and we want to make sure you lock down a date that works best with your schedule. When you submit our non-refundable retainer fee, this will secure the location and time on our calendar. Book soon as weekend dates fill up quickly!
Our expert team will then help create a seamless experience for everyone involved in planning this once-in-a-lifetime event! We’ll work closely to ensure everything goes smoothly – from working with preferred vendors to crafting the perfect guest experience.
Give us a call today at (815) 224-7333 to schedule your tour with our venue manager who would love to assist you! You can also fill out our Event Inquiry Form for additional details on pricing.