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.
There are no words to describe my experience with Midway Village. I knew I wanted to have my vow renewal out at this location after attending my sister's wedding here. The price was amazing compared to other venues we shopped around at. The list of caterers to choose from was reasonable and the location was absolutely beautiful. Lisa is the wedding coordinator here and she was absolutely amazing, she responded quickly to all my messages, and I was able to book a year in a half in advance. She always kept me informed of any changes and when I wanted more information was always happy to help answer all my questions and needs. It lightly rained on our event date, but we were still lucky enough to have our vow renewal in the garden as we planned, and Lisa made sure everything was set up and kept on track. You are able to decorate the day before the event which helped a lot. We had our reception in the barn and it’s beautiful and has its own rustic charm and they recently had fans installed in the barn, so the barn temperature was absolutely perfect. The staff here at the Midway goes above and beyond to make sure your events go as planned. This definitely took a lot of stress off my shoulders and made the event run smoothly. - Jessica
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,
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.