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Say “I Do” in the Great Rivers & Routes Region

Sure to sweep you off your feet in any season, the Great Rivers & Routes region is the ultimate destination to celebrate your special day.  Whether you envision modern, traditional, romantic or rustic, a wedding in Southwest Illinois is always an affair to remember.  

With venues ranging from hotels and banquet halls to wineries and breweries to gardens and scenic overlooks, you are sure to find the perfect fit for your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch and more. 

Out of town guests will be happy to hear their destination is conveniently located just 20 minutes from St. Louis Lambert International Airport and easily accessible via I-55, I-70, I-270, I-44, I-255 and I-64. They can also travel by train from all over the country and pull into the Amtrak station located in Alton.

Rich in history and welcoming charm, guests will find activities to entertain them during their stay including scenic drives along the Great River Road, sampling the tastes of the region at numerous breweries, wineries, and distilleries, and enjoying soft adventure activities such as zip-lining, horseback riding and more!  

The Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau is here to help make your special day as memorable as you have always imagined. Our sales team will collect quotes for your hotel block, help with venue suggestions for all of your pre- and post-wedding functions, and provide complimentary welcome bags for your out-of-town guests.

Spring

Spring is finally here and nature is alive at last! Blades of luscious green grass are dancing...

Summer

Get away to the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway all around Alton, Illinois for...

Fall

From beautiful fall color drives to a jaunt out into the apple orchard, an authentic autumn...

Haunted

Alton, this quaint river town, has become known as "One of the Most Haunted Small Towns in...

Holiday

Get into the holiday spirit with these chart-toppers that make the season bright at the Meeting of...

Eagle

Just 25 miles north of St. Louis on the Mississippi River, Alton, Ill., has become a winter home to...