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Kickapoo Creek Winery

Edwards , IL
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6605 N. Smith Road
Edwards, IL US 61528 (map)
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Kari
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.3/5.0
KCW is one of the nicest places in Central IL to have a wedding. There are so many options for the outdoor ceremony (lakes, vineyards, grasslands, etc.) and a beautiful banquet space. The fact that they make their own wine adds a nice little souvenir aspect to the whole place and a fun atmosphere before your wedding.

Quality of Service: Cindy (the coordinator) is really great about answering questions and being available to help you put things together. Their wait staff is very courteous and seemed happy to be there (always a plus)! Be careful, though - our vendors didn't get fed even though we paid for their meals and they were present!

Responsiveness: We got emails back from Cindy in less then 24 hours if we emailed her on a week day. Really great!

Professionalism: Everyone had a professional attitude, although when I spoke to a management figure about the vendors' meals, she gave me an excuse with no offer to try to fix it which bothered me. Even the tasting room staff is really great!

Value: They are a little more expensive than most (the food minimum is DEFINITELy higher than most Peoria venues), but you have to take into account that you get to have your ceremony/reception all in one place (no driving) and everything you could ever need is right there. It's about the ease of everything over the price.

Flexibility: We had started planning our wedding over a year in advance (March 2013, our wedding was August 2014), and were stuck with whatever date they had available since we really wanted this venue. That seems to be a theme everywhere, though, so no fault to KCW. Just know you have to plan over a year and a half in advance if you want a specific date.

Overall? This place was amazing and our guests had a great time there. Would definitely recommend.
KCW is one of the nicest places in Central IL to have a wedding. There are so many options for the outdoor ceremony Read more...
KCW is one of the nicest places in Central IL to have a wedding. There are so many options for the outdoor ceremony (lakes, vineyards, grasslands, etc.) and a beautiful banquet space. The fact that they make their own wine adds a nice little souvenir aspect to the whole place and a fun atmosphere before your wedding.

Quality of Service: Cindy (the coordinator) is really great about answering questions and being available to help you put things together. Their wait staff is very courteous and seemed happy to be there (always a plus)! Be careful, though - our vendors didn't get fed even though we paid for their meals and they were present!

Responsiveness: We got emails back from Cindy in less then 24 hours if we emailed her on a week day. Really great!

Professionalism: Everyone had a professional attitude, although when I spoke to a management figure about the vendors' meals, she gave me an excuse with no offer to try to fix it which bothered me. Even the tasting room staff is really great!

Value: They are a little more expensive than most (the food minimum is DEFINITELy higher than most Peoria venues), but you have to take into account that you get to have your ceremony/reception all in one place (no driving) and everything you could ever need is right there. It's about the ease of everything over the price.

Flexibility: We had started planning our wedding over a year in advance (March 2013, our wedding was August 2014), and were stuck with whatever date they had available since we really wanted this venue. That seems to be a theme everywhere, though, so no fault to KCW. Just know you have to plan over a year and a half in advance if you want a specific date.

Overall? This place was amazing and our guests had a great time there. Would definitely recommend. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.9/5.0
When looking for a wedding venue we wanted a place where we could have the ceremony and the reception in the same location. We also wanted an outdoor ceremony with an indoor back-up location. Kickapoo Creek Winery was the first place we toured and we fell in love with the grounds and the possibilities. One unique aspect that we hadn't thought about is that for the reception the winery builds in an appetizer hour prior to the official reception starting. We loved that idea, and it turned out to be something our guests really enjoyed. Cindy is great to work with, the food is delicious, and they help with centerpieces, etc. It was everything we had hoped for and more.
When looking for a wedding venue we wanted a place where we could have the ceremony and the reception in the same Read more...
When looking for a wedding venue we wanted a place where we could have the ceremony and the reception in the same location. We also wanted an outdoor ceremony with an indoor back-up location. Kickapoo Creek Winery was the first place we toured and we fell in love with the grounds and the possibilities. One unique aspect that we hadn't thought about is that for the reception the winery builds in an appetizer hour prior to the official reception starting. We loved that idea, and it turned out to be something our guests really enjoyed. Cindy is great to work with, the food is delicious, and they help with centerpieces, etc. It was everything we had hoped for and more. Read less
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drm00se
Wedding:
8/2/2013
4.9/5.0
This venue was gorgeous! We had an amazing wedding. The food was delicious (I mean really delicious), the grounds were beautiful, the wine was great, and the staff were very helpful. We had the ceremony at the outdoor pavilion and the reception in the main building. I highly recommend taking the Grape Train out through the vineyard for pictures! We had so much fun!
This venue was gorgeous! We had an amazing wedding. The food was delicious (I mean really delicious), the grounds were Read more...
This venue was gorgeous! We had an amazing wedding. The food was delicious (I mean really delicious), the grounds were beautiful, the wine was great, and the staff were very helpful. We had the ceremony at the outdoor pavilion and the reception in the main building. I highly recommend taking the Grape Train out through the vineyard for pictures! We had so much fun! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
Beautiful place for ceremony and reception.
Beautiful place for ceremony and reception.
Beautiful place for ceremony and reception. Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
9/10/2011
2.1/5.0
Kickapoo Creek Winery was a dream come true place to hold our ceremony & reception. The grounds are beautiful, the reception hall is fantastic, the food is great and the wine is even better! As this was our 2nd marriage, we wanted to keep it smaller (under 100), and cost effective. Here's the catch that they don't really tell you - there are many many many hidden costs that they won't talk about with you - you just need to make sure to read every single page in the teeny tiny fine print. Ceremony fee $$, Hall fee $$, rent chairs fee $$, and the food minimum fee! Then add in the fact that they charge an extra $5/bottle of wine to have at your reception (vs the cost if you bought it at their tasting room 10 steps down the hall). They don't share that with you until right before your wedding. The banquet staff that we signed on with 18 months before our wedding, the ones that said they would "work with our smaller wedding", yeah, they left 6 months before our wedding. The owners son and daughter in law have taken over and our ready to nickle & dime you to death! What we thought we be a very cost effective wedding, ended up costing us almost double what we were planning on. It was a beautiful wedding, but the overall cost of it was a big let down.
Kickapoo Creek Winery was a dream come true place to hold our ceremony & reception. The grounds are beautiful, the Read more...
Kickapoo Creek Winery was a dream come true place to hold our ceremony & reception. The grounds are beautiful, the reception hall is fantastic, the food is great and the wine is even better! As this was our 2nd marriage, we wanted to keep it smaller (under 100), and cost effective. Here's the catch that they don't really tell you - there are many many many hidden costs that they won't talk about with you - you just need to make sure to read every single page in the teeny tiny fine print. Ceremony fee $$, Hall fee $$, rent chairs fee $$, and the food minimum fee! Then add in the fact that they charge an extra $5/bottle of wine to have at your reception (vs the cost if you bought it at their tasting room 10 steps down the hall). They don't share that with you until right before your wedding. The banquet staff that we signed on with 18 months before our wedding, the ones that said they would "work with our smaller wedding", yeah, they left 6 months before our wedding. The owners son and daughter in law have taken over and our ready to nickle & dime you to death! What we thought we be a very cost effective wedding, ended up costing us almost double what we were planning on. It was a beautiful wedding, but the overall cost of it was a big let down. Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.5/5.0
We had a wonderful ceremony and reception. Local hotels provided shuttle services. Food was EXCELLENT. Chicago-style quality at midwest prices.
We had a wonderful ceremony and reception. Local hotels provided shuttle services. Food was EXCELLENT. Chicago-style Read more...
We had a wonderful ceremony and reception. Local hotels provided shuttle services. Food was EXCELLENT. Chicago-style quality at midwest prices. Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.4/5.0
Kickapoo Creek did a great job! The food was the best reception food I've ever had & was reasonably priced!
Kickapoo Creek did a great job! The food was the best reception food I've ever had & was reasonably priced!
Kickapoo Creek did a great job! The food was the best reception food I've ever had & was reasonably priced! Read less
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Grant
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.2/5.0
great setting for an outdoor wedding and has excellent food!
great setting for an outdoor wedding and has excellent food!
great setting for an outdoor wedding and has excellent food! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Allison
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.4/5.0
We loved how unique this venue was and it was truly a great setting for our wedding reception. Overall the staff was very friendly and accommodating and our wedding day went off perfectly. I would definitely recommend using Kickapoo Creek Winery as a reception venue and have heard it is beautiful as well for a ceremony.
We loved how unique this venue was and it was truly a great setting for our wedding reception. Overall the staff was very Read more...
We loved how unique this venue was and it was truly a great setting for our wedding reception. Overall the staff was very friendly and accommodating and our wedding day went off perfectly. I would definitely recommend using Kickapoo Creek Winery as a reception venue and have heard it is beautiful as well for a ceremony. Read less
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