Want to keep your wedding small, intimate, and budget-friendly but aren’t interested in the impersonal justice of the peace option? Does the idea and the ease of eloping appeal to you, but you still wish to include your closest family and friends? Then a micro wedding may be the answer for you! A micro wedding is essentially an abbreviated marriage celebration in which fewer guests enjoy a shorter, more relaxed wedding and reception experience.
Minimalism is a movement that’s embraced across generations and socioeconomic status, and its benefits are plentiful. In event planning, minimalism is appealing in budget terms as well as in ease of planning. Micro weddings allow you to fully enjoy your big day without the stress that’s often associated with traditional weddings. You have flexibility in the day of the week chosen, venue, and other details such as menu and décor.
The benefits of micro weddings are numerous. A carefully curated guest list allows you to keep sight of your budget while ensuring those closest to you still get to witness your union. With fewer guests to greet, you’re able to spend more focused time with each individual. A smaller wedding allows you to decide what is important to you as a couple and then focus on those aspects. No more stress over party favors, monogrammed cocktail napkins, extensive DJ song lists, or other details you may not care to spend time or money on.
The benefit of hosting a micro wedding at Heritage Harbor is that we have everything you require for your special event. Harbor Inn offers cottage rentals on-site for your guests should they choose to stay over. We offer various venue rentals for brunches, cocktail hour, hair and makeup prep, dressing, etc. should you require common areas for your wedding party to spend time on the day. Our Events Pavilion at Knots Landing is the perfect romantic setting for a waterfront wedding celebration and the only one of its kind in Starved Rock Country. Enjoy picturesque panoramic views of our marina during the day and celebrate under the stars as the sun sets over the water. You will be able to truly create an event to enjoy and remember for years to come.
At Heritage Harbor, we do have on-site catering available for your wedding day with The Red Dog Grill. You will have the option to choose a package that works best for your guests, but you are not required to use our services. A beverage package is required through our services.
Interested in booking your event with Heritage Harbor? Contact us at 815-433-5000 ext 230 to discuss dates and pricing options. We look forward to helping you make your dreams come true.