Event Rentals

Midway Village Museum

Make Your Next Event Truly Memorable

Midway Village Museum can provide the ideal setting for your next occasion. Whether you choose to take advantage of the 1900 America ambiance in the Village or use the modern Lakeview Rooms inside the Museum Center, the grounds provide a beautiful backdrop for weddings, meetings, bridal and baby showers, family picnics, and class reunions and more! The accommodations create a unique ambiance for your guests and provide you with a customer friendly team waiting to assist you.

Wedding Brochure

Download our 2023 brochure in PDF format below:

Wedding Brochure/Rates for 2023 (pdf)

For 2022 rates and availability, please call Lisa Beardsworth, Rentals Manager, at 815-397-9112, ext. 114 or email her at lisa.beardsworth@midwayvillage.com.

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Dear Lisa, and all of Midway Village staff,

On behalf of our entire family, thank you so very much for the amazing job you did for the wedding and reception of my son, John, and new daughter-in-law, Crystal, this past week. Your kindness and hospitality went above and beyond our expectations.

Also, I would like to share how impressed and amazed I was with the grounds and buildings around the Village. I live in Huntley, IL., and had never been to Midway Village before we visited and chose it for the ceremony and reception. The beautiful landscaping, the old trees, the flowers in their prime in the garden - it was all absolutely perfect for an early fall wedding.

But what I found most impressive about Midway was the unmatched authenticity of the historical buildings on display. The church in particular served as a perfect venue for a modestly sized wedding ceremony, and with such a unique ambience our family and guests spoke of truly feeling transported to an earlier time. The pastor even opened the ceremony by marveling at how extraordinary it was for a new love to be taking root in such an old but veritable setting.

The barn was equally impressive and had just the perfect atmosphere for a rustic country themed reception. The new floor in the lower level looked amazing! The same can be said for all of the buildings around Midway, each with their own unique story and aura about them.

John annually attends World War II Days at Midway Village and he loves to recount how genuine and authentic the village feels, as if he is truly experiencing another time and place in history. What a testament to the hard work, dedication, and resources that go towards maintaining and improving your wonderful village!

You should be very proud of Midway. We could not possibly have been any happier or more impressed. As a family we are very much looking forward to becoming regular visitors to Midway Village in the months and years to come.

Thank you all again. Keep up the good work.

All my best,


Ruth Hahn

Please note: Midway Village Museum is a public facility with a food and beverage license, therefore no home prepared foods are permitted. All food and beverage service at Midway Village must be provided by one of our eight preapproved caterers. These caterers are familiar with our expansive property and are additionally insured and have proper catering & licensing as required by the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) and the State of Illinois. Wedding cakes or desserts may be brought in from a bakery of your choice and is exempt from the requirement of using a preapproved caterer.

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