Kilbuck Creek


I just wanted to take a little bit of time tonight to try and help out any potential brides who are starting to plan their 2017 weddings. This past summer I had the honor to photograph a wedding at Kilbuck Creek in Monroe Center, Illinois. Let me tell you something, this place was absolutely stunning.

Now keep in mind, Kilbuck Creek is located just south of Rockford, and is a modest hour and a half drive from Downtown of Chicago. Now I know brides from all over the place will read this, but a majority of my clientele is located in and around the Chicago area and I'm going to speak directly to them in these next couple of sentences. Why would I be promoting a wedding venue that far away from home? Exactly for that reason. This is your dream getaway wedding venue with your closest friends and family. But... it's still easily within reach for all of your other guests whom you want to share in your big day.

Kilbuck Creek is a a family owned retreat venue that is secluded, exclusive, and completely original from your traditional corporate wedding venues. You will feel at home from the second you arrive for your wedding weekend. That is if home was a giant log cabin capable of housing 25 of your closest friends and family, situated on 200 acres of forest, with your own private indoor pool and spa.


As a photographer, I can honestly say this was one of the most picturesque venues I have ever had the honor to work at. From the outdoor wedding pergola, to the stunning reception hall, this place had it all.

If you are searching for a retreat venue for your wedding, do yourself a favor and check out Kilbuck Creek. Their website can be found at or you can reach them by phone at (815)-393-3247. They also have a Facebook page at