One of the Top Wedding Venues in Illinois

Picture Perfect describes our Wedding Canyon where we host the most beautiful outdoor ceremonies. Rustic, elegant receptions follow at the historic lodge. With authentic and charming log cabin accommodations, guests and the honeymoon couple can stay on premise. White Pines Lodge is nestled in the scenic and gently rolling hills of Northwest Illinois with facilities which are located in and around White Pines Forest State Park. The Lodge is conveniently located 30 minutes southwest of Rockford and just 90 minutes west of Chicago.

Ceremonies in the Wedding Canyon

This hidden gem offers breathtaking beauty with manicured lawns, lush gardens, dramatic limestone walls, lily ponds and waterfalls – a dream for any outdoor wedding venue in Illinois! Between the upper and lower canyon there are 6 amazing and unique sites the bridal couple can choose from. This fairytale experience is complete with horse drawn Cinderella carriage, one of a kind chauffeured Rolls Royce cart and customized music throughout.


White Pines Lodge is the historic landmark showpiece log lodge in White Pines Forest State Park set among towering pines. An adjoining flagstone patio & garden canopy creates an ideal outdoor woodsy atmosphere for receptions.

Log Cabin Lodging

From authentic cozy log cabins, to large roomy family sized accommodations, the Lodge offers a variety of rustic, clean and relaxing cabins, 23 in all, for guests to enjoy while attending a wedding.

Additional Services

At White Pines, couples choose from nearly all inclusive wedding packages of Silver, Gold or Platinum. Additional services can be added such as Officiants and horse drawn carriage rides. There’s even a list of Preferred Vendors offering: photographers, DJ’s, hair stylists, make-up artists and florists that come highly recommended by our Bridal Experts.

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