Address: 3826 N. Taylor Road
Hanna City, IL 61536

Phone: 309-676-0998

Weddings at Wildlife

Your wedding is special, so what better venue for that big day than in unparalleled natural surroundings that offer beautiful ceremony sites, unique banquet rooms, and one-of-a-kind unforgettable experiences. Let us help make your very special day everything you’ve dreamed about. Wildlife Prairie Park is the perfect place to begin YOUR adventure!

Reception Venues

Enjoy Hespell Deck, overlooking the natural prairie where Wildlife Prairie Park’s bison and elk herd roam. This venue features exclusive walls that raise up at the touch of a button, extending the dance floor to the outside deck. Enjoy the panoramic view from this magnificent deck and enchant your guests with a spectacular moonrise over the prairie while dancing the night away on the open-air dance floor.

In Prairie Hall you will bask in the warmth with your betrothed in front of the glowing stone fireplace in the intimate yet spacious hall. The romantic, warm café lighting and draping makes this room perfect for country chic receptions.

The Log Room is rustic charm at its finest, reminiscent of an exclusive back woods lodge with log covered walls. You will be cozy all evening with a stunning wood-burning stone fireplace, and two large windows that peer right into the wolf den!

At Parkside Pavilion you can enjoy the best of both worlds! Rustic indoor space with an open balcony plus an attached covered picnic area adjacent to a sprawling green lawn! Turn this perfect canvas into the wedding of your dreams.

Natural Surroundings Ceremonies at Wildlife Prairie Park
Whether you say your vows in front of the bison and elk prairie; the picturesque views from Hespell Bricks; have an intimate ceremony surrounded by wildflowers on Hazel’s Hill; or make that unforgettable entrance down the regal staircase onto the Vista Bricks patio, you will create lasting memories with a ceremony at Wildlife Prairie Park.

Hespell Bricks

Located conveniently in the heart of the park, the Hespell Bricks ceremony site offers a stunning look at the majestic bison and elk herds and sweeping views of the beautiful prairie that sustains them.  

Contact: Banquets@wildlifeprairie.org

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Vista Bricks

Make a grand entrance floating down the curled stairway and onto the romantic outdoor Vista Bricks patio nestled serenely in the woods behind Prairie Hall.

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Hazel's Hill Overlook

Wildflowers bloom in abundance on Hazel’s Hill, making for a beautiful backdrop to your event or photos.  The site is named for Wildlife Prairie Park founder and philanthropist, Hazel Rutherford. This serene and peaceful site is in a remote area of the park and requires shuttle transportation for groups of 25 of more.

Contact: Banquets@wildlifeprairie.org

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French Overlook

Climb aboard the Prairie Zephyr and wind your way through the woods before saying I do with a lakeside view at the covered French Overlook! Nestled amongst the trees between the banks of North Lake and the Wildlife Prairie Park Railroad, this charming ceremony site is perfect for small weddings.  

Contact:  Banquets@wildlifeprairie.org

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Hespell Deck

The magnificent Hespell Deck reception room offers wall to wall windows, sweeping prairie views, a deck overlooking the Wildlife Prairie Park bison and elk herds, and an open air dance floor sure to delight your guests.

Seating Capacity: 200

Contact:  Banquets@wildlifeprairie.org

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Prairie Hall

The largest Wildlife Prairie Park reception room, Prairie Hall is spacious yet intimate and offers exposed brick, rustic wood walls, a built-in dance floor and a gorgeous floor to ceiling fireplace.

Seating Capacity: 250

Contact: Banquets@wildlifeprairie.org

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Log Room

The Log Room, located downstairs in the visitor center, is rustic charm at its finest! Log covered walls, a magnificent wood-burning stone fireplace, and two large windows that peer straight into the Wildlife Prairie Park wolf den, this room is perfect for small wedding receptions, bridal showers, baby showers, business meetings, and retreats!

Seating Capacity: 90

Contact: Banquets@wildlifeprairie.org

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Parkside Pavilion

The backwoods chic Parkside Pavilion property features an outdoor picnic shelter, plenty of yard space, and an attached renovated rustic barn with indoor seating and a beautiful balcony – the perfect location to play lawn games, build a fire, relax under the stars, or dance the night away in the barn! Parkside Pavilion is perfect for wedding receptions, family reunions, or company picnics!

Seating Capacity: Barn: 80 Picnic Shelter: 40

Contact: Banquets@wildlifeprairie.org

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