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YOUR WEDDING AT TOUCH OF NATURE

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Are you dreaming about getting married in a beautiful location on a pristine lake with views that provide a stunning background for your ceremony, pictures and memories? A wedding echoes a couple’s spirit and tells their story to family and friends. It is also a celebration, a party, a reunion and the beginning of a new chapter in life. Planning such an event requires thoughtful attention and understanding. The professional staff at Touch of Nature can help answer any question you have concerning this most momentous occasion.

Whether you’re looking for a simple outdoor ceremony or a weekend of fun and relaxation with friends and family, we have customized packages to help make this the happiest day of your life.  

For more information on our wedding packages, click here.  Call us today at 618/453-1121 or contact Lauren Bonner at 618/453-3944 or lmbonner@siu.edu. and schedule a visit!


Where will my wedding be held?

Camp 1 Chapel

Touch of Nature has various options for both indoor and outdoor weddings.  For a large wedding (or reception), Freeberg Hall might be ideal.  For a more intimate indoor setting, consider Sledgefoot Lounge with its indoor fireplace, or our Friends Room with the surrounding woods as a backdrop.

Outdoor facilities include two outdoor amphitheaters and chapels.  The chapel in Camp 1 (pictured) provides a more intimate setting, while the outdoor amphitheater in Camp 2 provides a larger more dramatic setting.  


What about my reception?  

Wedding reception at Freeberg

Outdoor at one of our many pavilions or indoors, this reception is yours. Whether you want to plan every detail or leave it to the meticulous guidance of our facilities staff, your reception will truly be a celebration.

Touch of Nature provides several catering options to suit the needs of your guests. 


Where can some of my guests stay?

Little Grassy Lodge Exterior

With 18 rooms and up to 36 beds, our Little Grassy Lodge offers hotel-like accommodations for some of your overnight guests.  Little Grassy Lodge is directly adjacent to the Friends Room and the Indian Building.  Some wedding parties tend to utilize the Friends Room for their wedding and the Indian Room for their reception.  


When can I have my wedding?

Touch of Nature offers weddings year-round.  Consider a fall wedding just as the leaves are changing color at our outdoor amphitheater by Camp 2 with Little Grassy Lake as a background.

Our staff is more than willing to help make this the happiest day of your life.  For additional inquiries, please contact Lauren Bonner, wedding coordinator, at 618/453-3944 or lmbonner@siu.edu.