Ruthie & Josiah’s Outdoor Wedding at Camp Aramoni

A Timeless Rustic Wedding at Camp Aramoni

Camp Aramoni is a new event venue and luxury campground near Starved Rock State Park in Tonica, Illinois. Set on 96 beautiful acres along the Vermilion River, Camp Aramoni is a bespoke setting perfect for outdoor weddings. Our event venue, Bricks & Stones, is also the only wedding venue in the Midwest located on a former brickyard. Originally used as a blacksmith shop, the historic building was constructed in 1870 and recently underwent extensive renovations before transforming into a unique gathering space with history and integrity. With 150 years of history preserved here, Bricks & Stones tells a story that we invite our couples to join.

Ruthie and Josiah decided to tie the knot at Camp Aramoni on July 2, 2021. Camp Aramoni was the perfect venue to bring to life their vision of a rustic, outdoor wedding filled with bright florals and natural beauty. After spending many months planning the big day, the couple was blessed with great weather and an unforgettable ceremony.

Ruthie’s father designed and built a handmade round arch for the couple’s outdoor wedding ceremony. The arch featured various bright wildflowers that framed Ruthie and Josiah during their ceremony set in front of a historic, dilapidated brick kiln. The couple graciously shared the arch with us, and it is now available for all couples to rent at Camp Aramoni for $60.

Ruthie and Josiah’s guest list included 175 of their closest friends and family. The couple chose to rent a large white pole tent from Peoria Rentals where they held their toasts, cake cutting and dinner. After an exceptional buffet service from Nelson’s Catering, the newlyweds cut into their gorgeous white cake with floral fondant accents that tasted even better than it looked. The crowd then moved to the outdoor pavilion for dancing. At the end of the night as the stars twinkled overhead, everyone lined up for an unforgettable glowstick sendoff for the couple.

Our team at Camp Aramoni wish Ruthie and Josiah a lifetime of love and happiness. If you would like more information about hosting your wedding ceremony and reception here, please fill out our inquiry form. We believe love is love and celebrates couples of all backgrounds.

The Vendor Team

Venue: Camp Aramoni

Day Of Wedding Coordinator: Greater Joy Events

Photographer: Avery Louise Photography

Florist: Mayfield Flowers

Rentals: Peoria Rentals

Caterer: Nelson’s Catering

DJ: DJ4U

Perfect Summer Wedding Location

“Camp Aramoni was the perfect location for our summer wedding! The grounds were stunning and offered such wonderful variety for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. The staff was very helpful and kind through the whole planning process and helped make our wedding day a dream! We also did our rehearsal dinner at the venue the night before and the wood fire pizza was incredible!! We are so thankful for this amazing venue!”

– Ruthie and Josiah

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