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Celebrations Event Center

Are you looking for the perfect place to hold your dream wedding? Celebrations Event Center in Southern Illinois is an elegant estate-style venue sitting on 16 acres in Marion.

It was originally designed as a golf course clubhouse in the 1960s. Celebrations underwent renovations in 2016, retaining some of the original vintage details and architectural character to become the beautiful event venue that it is today.

Celebrations Event Center offers several different package options which include both indoor and outdoor ceremony location, a formal banquet hall, and a full service bar.

Whether you're a hands-on DIY bride or prefer to leave every detail to the area's top vendors, Celebrations Event Center has something to meet all of your wedding, party, showers, and special event needs.

Jon & Amber 

Welcome to Celebrations Event Center! We look forward to meeting you and helping you on your wedding planning adventure. We have over 15 years of experience in the wedding industry and are committed to being there for you through out the entire planning process. Booking with us means you will always have dedicated venue coordinators who is vested in making your big day run as smoothly as possible. You can relax knowing we will do everything to make your big day what you have been dreaming it would be. 

 

Meet Our Owners: 

Jon & Amber Hiltz have been married since 2006 and have a heart for serving the Southern Illinois community with love and grace. When not helping couples celebrate life’s most joyous days, you will find them volunteering at their local church and nonprofits. 

 

Book an appointment for a tour to meet us and answer all of your wedding planning questions! 

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Why Book Celebrations?

Payment Plans Available

Planning financially for a wedding can be a big task. At Celebrations we offer a convenient no interest monthly payment plan. We take your remaining balance after booking and can invoice it out into smaller monthly payments. So you don’t have to stress over making any large payments towards your wedding package or worry about the interest from using a credit card to make your payments.

Referral Program

As a thank you to all of our currently booked couples who share with their friends and family about Celebrations you and your friend can now get $100 off of your remaining balances when your friend books a wedding or reception package with us. 

No Bar Minimums

Our bar service and professional bar tenders are included in the pricing of our wedding & reception packages. We then tailor these services to your events needs and budget and have no bar minimum requirements. So no matter if you are planning a full open bar, a limited budget bar, cash only bar or even if you don’t want alcohol served on your big day we can help you plan for that.

Pet Friendly

Do you want to include your pet on your wedding day. Not a problem. We are pet friendly! We just ask that you get prior approval and have someone dedicated to your pets care when you are busy through out your wedding day.

Open Vendor Policy

We have an open Vendor policy. Which means you are welcome to choose the vendors that best fit your wedding day vision and budget without any additional fees. We do provide our couples with a list of great vendors who are local and professional that we always recommend to help you get started in the planning process.

Year Round Weddings

We can accomodate you and your guests all year long. We have indoor and outdoor ceremony options so no matter what the weather is doing we have you covered. Our building is also fully heated and cooled for your comfort.

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