The Barn at Cottonwood

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Built By Hand — With Love

It’s been 25 years since a true Amish Barn has been built in Will County. Our barn was built by hand, without power tools or modern conveniences – by Amish artisans. It’s been our vision to build a place as special as the events that will be held here, and we can’t wait to be a part of what you’re planning.

Our Farm

A Walk Through History

The Early Years

 Early Years

For more than 100 years and four generations, Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm in Lockport, IL has been the place where memories are created. Not just by the Siegel family, but also by families and individuals across the region.

Frank and Gertrude Siegel moved to this farm in 1909 to raise their family of seven children – five boys and two girls – who would establish the legacy of Siegel farming.

Growing The Farm

 Growing The Farm

Today, it is still a working farm run by Paul and Sue Siegel, third generation. As times changed and demand for The Farm as a destination for family fun, corporate events and fundraisers grew, The Siegel’s swapped livestock for kid-friendly attractions, their famous Extra Sweet Sweet Corn, Grandpa’s secret recipe kettle corn, one of the scariest haunted houses in the country, a nationally-recognized corn maze and, now, one of the most desired wedding locations in Illinois.

More to Love

More to Love

We continue to grow crops on this land that we have loved since 1909. We look forward to sharing with you our love of family, farming and land as you begin your “Happily Ever After”.

The BARN at COTTONWOOD is our new, nearly 5,000-sq foot, open air, traditional, timber frame barn pavilion and event space that will have you, and guests, feeling immediately at home on The Farm.

The Barn At Cottonwood

The Barn

A charming, rustic, country chic venue in Chicago’s suburbs

Rain or shine, Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm has your event covered.

Opened in July 2017, The BARN at COTTONWOOD is our new, nearly 5,000-sq foot, open air, traditional, timber frame barn pavilion and event space that will have you, and guests, feeling immediately at home on The Farm. Exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and an 8-foot gleaming, Swarovski crystal chandelier produce a dramatic and romantic atmosphere that will take your breath away! It is the perfect country backdrop that is both charming and unique for wedding ceremonies, receptions, reunions and corporate events.

Built by Pennsylvania Amish in a traditional “barn raising”, The BARN is the first of its kind to be built in Will County in the past 25 years, and accommodates up to 250 seated guests.

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