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We plan to have a small, intimate wedding out of state. We would like to celebrate with family and friends after our honeymoon. Do you have any suggestions?

Consider having a themed reception based on the ceremony location! Our event planner can help you arrange the food, attire, décor and music to transport your guests to the Islands, Riviera, or resort. Many couples have also complimented the reception by hosting a photo gallery of their nuptials and had a photo booth or backdrop for their reception guests’ pictures. 

We would like to have our wedding ceremony at your facility. What options can you offer?

Sangamon Prairie Reception Center offers “chapel style” and “contemporary style” ceremony floor plans. Ask to see photos and room diagrams to have the ceremony that you envision. If you plan to have an outdoor venue for your ceremony, we also offer an inclement weather option.

I don’t like cake! I would like to offer something different and unique to my guests. Can you help?

A candy and flavored cola station with all your favorites is an interactive way to treat your guests. They can choose their favorites and place them in a personalized goodie bag. Hosting a cheesecake station that has multiple choices for toppings can be a show stopper and have your guests remembering your reception for months! You can complement that with a specialty coffee and chai tea station with a barista to serve your guests.

We are on a tight budget. What can you offer to stretch our dollar further?

We will meet with you to discuss your vision and then prepare a preliminary invoice based on the items that are discussed. Inclusive packages that offer décor and service items provide you substantial savings. This can serve as a budget plan so that you can have “Your Day, Your Way”!

We are late-night snackers. Is there something we can offer our guests that will fill their appetites?

SPRC offers “Late Night Stations” that feature pizza; veggie, cheese and fruit kabobs; and our “How Sweet It Is” station. Show your guests that you have thought of everything!

My favorite color is pink, but it’s definitely not a fav of my fiancé. Guys will be guys – but is there a way I can still have pink and please him too?

Choosing a base color of white, silver, black, navy, or brown and accenting it with your favorite tone of pink is a solution that can be a good compromise. Using pink and red toned lighting with white pipe and draping can add a warm ambiance to the venue. The use of table top runners or overlays with coordinating floral arrangements is also another popular avenue to add your favorite color.

We have friends and family that are staying for several days. We would like to offer some options for all of us to get together during their stay. Any suggestions?

We offer weekend packages that include the day before your wedding to host the rehearsal dinner or provide extra time to decorate. The day after your wedding, you can host a brunch and gift opening for your out-of-town guests and family.

Sangamon Prairie Reception Center holds membership in the Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. We can help you plan for your guests by offering Chamber and tourism resources to add on your “Save the Date Cards”. 


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First Class Facility Our Chatham facility features a full service bar and the opportunity to choose a catering vendor of your choice. The room can seat up to 400 for a sit-down meal, and features a 25 X 30 permanent dance floor. Ample free lit parking is  available.
Suited to your Taste Sangamon Prairie Reception Center offer a-la-carte pricing options and Packages, and your choice of professional caterers to provide food for the event.  Our facility has a classic look that can be easily transformed to suit your style.
Contact Us Let's get this party started! Call us at 217-483-7999 or e-mail us.  We look forward to  hearing from you!
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Sangamon Prairie RECEPTION CENTER
Sangamon Prairie Reception Center 8855 State Route 4 Chatham, Illinois 62629 Phone: 217-483-7999



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