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Can you bring your own vendors?

Yes!  We love working with outside vendors.  Only the bar must be through Storybook Gardens

Do we allow pets?

Yes! We love your furry friends to take part in your festivities.  For over night accommodations for them there are 2 great local boarding facilities.

What is the cost?

We have listed the exact rate for the elopement and A la carte packages under our package page.  The Standard Package rate is determined by your over all guest count and date. Please contact us via our contact page or at 815-888-7962.

What if there is inclement weather?

Our 4000 sq foot century tent is easily heated with forced air and cooled with fans. We have roll-down side walls that take only minutes to get in place, This location is rain-proof and wind-proof! If any outdoor locations are planned and the weather does not cooperate, we simply re-locate locations at no additional cost.  We have a plan A, B and C for evey clients and can set up secondary locations if needed.

What is required to save a date?

In order to reserve your date at Storybook Gardens we require a signed contract and a booking fee of $2000 for our standard package, $1500 for our A la carte package and $750 for our Elopement package.

How late can our event go?

Our close times are midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 10pm on Thursdays and Sundays

Our guests will be coming from over an hour away, is there lodging and activities?

There are multiple main name hotels in the local area all within 5 minutes of our venue. We suggest Holiday Inn. 

Things to do or see- 

  • Stop at the Famous Kennay Farms Distillery (the largest in the state of Il) downtown Rochelle for some great ambiance and amazing sips.

  • Visit one of the many beautiful parks in the local area.

  • Go wine tasting at Acres Bistro as well...

  • Indulge in retail therapy at the numerous boutique shops downtown Rochelle.

  • Hike along Kyte River nature park or along the paved Rochelle Bike Path.

  • Enjoy a beer at Salt 251 along with a fast bite.

  • Take a look back in time at the Rochelle Museum and Rail fan park.

  • Indulge in a spa day at Remedy Boutique.

  • Dine at one of the many local restaurants.

  • Unwind on a romantic river cruise in Oregon Il 15 minutes away.

  • Take in some thrills by either watching the jumpers  or taking the leap yourself at Skydive Chicago/Flight Deck Bar and Grill.

Can we host a ceremony only at Storybook?

Yes, we have many smaller packages available. Please just reach out to us for our pricing brochures.

How many events are scheduled per day?

We strictly host only one event per day and a max of 2 weddings per week.

When/how can I schedule a tour at Storybook Gardens?

We host tours by appointment only Mon-Saturdays from 9am-6pm.  We have very limited tour times on event days and do not allow tours when our clients are on site. (We always respect our clients privacy first) Please contact us to set up a tour!

Does Storybook allow food trucks?

Yes! We have the perfect facility grounds for things such as food trucks and etc.

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