Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room

Unique Barn Wedding Venue in Oswego,IL offering Rustic Charm and Elegance

5126 Stephens Road
Oswego, IL 60543


Emerson Creek welcomes you to a one of a kind “Bridal Coop” with finishing touches and our remodeled barn that flows into a triple peak event tent both glowing with chandeliers for your “Big Event.” A furnished, stone patio complete with two fire pits overlooks the countryside for your guests to watch the sunset and enjoy the evening. Emerson Creek is set in a beautiful landscape, manicured to offer you picture perfect settings during our wedding season that runs May through early November. We pride ourselves in warm hospitality, excellent service and fresh, delicious cuisine! The Story of Emerson Creek: While visiting in Virginia, we happened on Emerson Creek Pottery in Bedford. We had to travel down a long, gravel road down to a clearing with an old farmhouse out in the country. They make all of the pottery on-site and hand paint each piece. It is truly a destination and people seemed so happy to be there. After the trip, we were so inspired that we thought we could create that same effect and share of peace and quiet of the country here! We purchased the farm and converted the century old house in 2000. Everyone that came to see us liked it so much they started spending the day on the porch enjoying the countryside.  Some even started to bring their lunches out to relax in the country atmosphere and we realized there was a need for something more. With our imaginations stirring again, we started renovating the old horse stables and stalls on the property in 2002 to create an even bigger porch and place for people to sit and enjoy lunch. Emerson Creek Tearoom was born and we have been serving delicious, home-made lunches ever since! Soon after we got engaged, we took a look inside the barn and had a vision of our family and friends laughing and celebrating, watching the sun set over the fields, and music and laughter filling the air. It was then that we knew where we wanted to be married. Over the course of 2 years, we stripped the dirt and debris from the barn, hung vintage chandeliers, and added the stone patio to make this dream come true. In the fall of 2010, we were wed at Emerson Creek. We have now celebrated the commitments and marriages of many couples and could not be happier to share  in the joy of their special day!
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At A Glance

Barn, Rustic, Tented
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Catering Options:
Catering is through Emerson Creek Only
Outside Alcohol Permitted?
Onsite Accommodations?
Kayleigh Borchardt
Sales Manager

For years, the elegant barn you see now sat filled with old horse stalls, boxes and debris, complete with a dirt floor! In 2010, we were inspired to take the architectural shell of this structure and completely transform it into one of the most unique special event venues in the area! Imagine your first dance under the sparkling chandeliers, your friends and loved ones enjoying the night air on the stone patio as the sun sets over the countryside. Make it an event to cherish at Emerson Creek!


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