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About Celebrations

Celebrations Event Center is a beautiful estate style wedding venue located in Southern Illinois on 16 acres in Marion. Celebrations has indoor & outdoor ceremony locations and a formal banquet hall & full service bar! We have several different package options for weddings, parties, showers and private events. Making it convenient for your guests to have your event all in one place. Originally Celebrations Event Center was a golf course clubhouse build in the 1960's. Some of the original vintage details remain through out the building adding beautiful character.

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Meet the Owners

Celebrations is a veteran  owned and operated business!

It is owned by Jon & Amber Hiltz and Dylan & Courtney McAbee. The Hiltz & McAbee families met through their church while serving at a local warming shelter. Their friendship has been built on serving all in their community with love & grace.

Outdoor Ceremony Garden

Our outdoor ceremony space is perfect for couples who are wanting to incorporate nature into their big day! The ceremony pergola can be draped with fabrics & lights or adorned with flowers to easily make it your own. It features a concrete isle and patio and has a lovely backdrop of our rose garden that is in bloom from spring to fall. 

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Brittany Renee Photograpy

Indoor wedding at Celebrations Event Center

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Brittany Renee Photography
Brittany Renee Photography

Indoor chapel at Celebrations Event Center

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Indoor Chapel
Indoor Chapel

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Brittany Renee Photograpy

Indoor wedding at Celebrations Event Center

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Formal Banquet Hall

The formal banquet hall seats up to 175 and is adorned with the original vintage crystal chandeliers! This enchanting room will make your reception or event feel special with very little decor needed! Our prep kitchen is conveniently located near by. It is just right for preparing to serve a meal with counter space, a sink, microwave and fridge available.

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Photo by Celebration

Celebrations Event Center bar service for weddings and events

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Posies & Toesies Portraits
Posies & Toesies Portraits

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David Micheal Photography
David Micheal Photography

Couple dancing at wedding reception at Celebrations Event Center

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Photo by Celebration

Celebrations Event Center bar service for weddings and events

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Other Features

  • Bride & Groom Dressing Suites

  • Covered Garden Patio

  • Beautiful Staircase 

  • Convenient Handicapped Parking For The Top Floor

  • In House DJ Services Available For An Additional Fee

  • Prep kitchen available 

KM Goodson Photography
KM Goodson Photography

Outdoor ceremony site at Celebrations Event Center in Marion Illinois

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KM Goodson Photography
KM Goodson Photography

Outdoor wedding at Celebrations Event Center

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Photo By Celebrations

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KM Goodson Photography
KM Goodson Photography

Outdoor ceremony site at Celebrations Event Center in Marion Illinois

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Indoor Chapel

No matter the season or what the weather decides to do on your big day we have you covered! Our indoor chapel can seat up to 175 guests comfortably! With it's neutral decor & white wedding chairs it makes for the perfect backdrop for any wedding theme or color scheme!

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Boulder Creek Photography

Banquet Hall for wedding receptions at Celebrations Event Center

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Boulder Creek Photography
Boulder Creek Photography

Formal banquet hall for wedding receptions in Southern Illinois

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Photo by Celebrations

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Boulder Creek Photography

Banquet Hall for wedding receptions at Celebrations Event Center

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Full Service Bar

Grab a drink and dance the rest of the night away with your family and friends in our bar. 

Our bar services are complimentary with several of our event packages. With our licensed professional bar tenders you can relax knowing your guests will be served responsibly for the evening. We can accommodate any bar budget from a full cash bar only to a full open bar and everything in between!

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Photo by Celebrations

Garden patio at night at Celebrations Event Center in Marion Illinois

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Ashleigh Rose Photography
Ashleigh Rose Photography

Bride enjoying the patio garden at Celebrations Event Center in Southern Illinois

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Brittany Renee Photography
Brittany Renee Photography

Bride on the grand staircase in the foyer at Celebrations Event Center

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Photo by Celebrations

Garden patio at night at Celebrations Event Center in Marion Illinois

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