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St Stephens on the Hill is located just minutes from the beautiful Shawnee National Forest and Garden of the Gods in Southern Illinois.

The venue is nestled on a 100 acre private estate, built and designed with an 'Old World' style. 

Venue includes a private residence and groom suite for bridal party preparation and an open air chapel with reception area just steps away.

You and your guests are not limited to the Chapel and Reception area, feel free to enjoy Erzsebet Bridge, the wild flowers, and beautiful landscaping that all make the perfect backdrop for photo and video.

St Stephens is sure to be a memorable setting that you are your guests will never forget.


We offer a full private residence for the Bride and Bridesmaids to get ready for the big day near the Chapel. This newest addition to St Stephens is our separate Groom's Suite, located near the Reception area.

The gorgeous Old World construction allows for beautiful photos before the big event.



A couple favorite photo spot is Erzsebet bridge.  Spend some time overlooking the water lilies or just strike a pose for the perfect pic. The bridge is strung with lights for perfect nighttime photos too.


Our couples also receive a Love Lock to add to the gate by bridge, sharing your love with all future couples that choose St Stephens. 


The centerpiece of St Stephens is the beautiful Open Air Chapel. The entrance of the chapel is constructed with Bedford stone which originated from the Van Cleve building built from 1908-1910 in Eldorado, IL, and the rest of the chapel was constructed using reclaimed and vintage items to make the the venue unique and special for all its future guests.



Every couple that has their wedding ceremony at

St Stephens has the option to lay an engraved brick with their names and wedding date in the pathway at the entrance to the chapel.

We always welcome our couples back to visit their brick or have a photo op for their anniversary!


These are just a few highlights of what St Stephens offers their couples & guests.

To learn more or visit the grounds email or call us today!  618.841.9211

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