Married on 08/20/2016
We booked Wildlife Prairie Park (Hespell Bricks and Hespell Deck) for our ceremony and reception, and we were SO happy with our decision. The staff at Wildlife (On The Go Catering) was professional, accommodating, and friendly. They were responsive to questions through email, and they took us on multiple tours before the big day. The afternoon of the wedding, it rained just before our ceremony began, and Frank and his staff worked tirelessly to ensure all of our chairs for our ceremony were dry for our guests. It was cool enough to open the walls up in Hespell Deck, and when we did, the elk and bison walked RIGHT UP to where we were! Our guests LOVED the venue, and we had a great time. We definitely recommend WPP for any special event!
2+ years ago
We worked with Lisa from the park, and she was just great. Her knowledge and experience made the process simple. She guided us through each step, setting us up with great vendors.
The park is a beautiful setting with nature galore, as well as comfy indoor AC for the reception!
Pricing was great, especially compared to anything similar in the Chicago area.
Married on 10/21/2011
Our ceremony was gorgeous at Hazel's Hill. For our reception, we simply had to drop off all decorations and explain where they went and I came in on my wedding day and it was all set for me. It was just the way I pictured it. They were pretty quick at responding throughout the process and were able to assist with anything I needed them for in planning. We also had our rehearsal dinner there in the Garden Room, which was perfect also. The food is excellent and we are very pleased with all aspects in using them as our venue.
Married on 04/19/2008
They were really great. The place is so beautiful, and the food was really good.
Married on 10/25/2014
They did a great job with everything and responded quickly to my emails. The only thing is that some ground maitenence and repairs needed done and were supposed to be done prior to the wedding and it didn't happen. The restrooms could have been cleaner. Service was great and the value was pretty good other than the super pricey kegs of beer.
Married on 07/26/2008
The ceremony was beautiful, but the service we got after booking the site was not. Maybe it will be better now that the banquet manager we were working with has left, but still no one bothered to even let us know she was gone so who knows.