The Barn at CottonwoodThe Barn at Cottonwood

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Our Unique Barn Venue. Your Unforgettable Event.

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.

About Us

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, traditional, timber frame barn and event space that will have you, and guests, feeling immediately at home on The Farm.


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

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

The all-natural, picturesque setting of the farm will have you falling in love all over again, creating an enchanting celebration that is memorable for all. Our one-of-a-kind, Amish built barn is designed to be as rustic, elegant and unique as each couple. Enjoy effortless and stress-free planning thanks to our comprehensive packages that include a wedding days coordinator, officiant, centerpieces, and so much more! Guest experience begins as soon as they park their car where they are shuttled in a tractor pulled Wedding Wagon to the ceremony or cocktail hour. Dance the night away under the country sky, toss your bouquet from the loft of the barn, then end your perfect day around a relaxing bonfire with a final toast to your new life together.

SPECIAL FEATURES — Convenient & picturesque farm atmosphere. Exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, an 8-foot gleaming, Swarovski crystal chandelier, specialty lighting, whiskey barrel tables, wagon ride pulled by tractor, Amish built tables & chairs, and a spacious wrap-around stone patio with a water feature & landscaping.

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 50+ years, and accommodates up to 250 seated guests.


a quaint, secondary barn venue that offers an intimate setting

Our antique barn can be used for smaller weddings, birthday parties, baptism celebrations, showers, reunions a meeting space and more! This is also a great, budget friendly option for your smaller events and can seat up to 150 guests. The space is 3,000-sq feet and can optionally be heated. The Amish crafted picnic tables come with complimentary center pieces, but you are welcome to bring your own.