There’s nothing quite like the moment two lives are joined together. It’s sacred, and it should happen in a beautiful space. At that moment, everyone should be focused on the significance and romance of it, not on bills, arrangements, or stress.

The Masonic Event Center is one of the premiere event venues in the tri-state area, and it's the perfect location for that lovely wedding experience. Here you’ll find beautiful classic architecture and decor, rooms that are the perfect size for intimate or grand weddings, and amenities and advice to make your preparation and celebration stress-free.

Why Here?

With hundreds of wedding venues in Northern Illinois, calling ours “perfect” may seem like a stretch. But the reason we make that claim is because we can help you create the event that marks your new life in a way that’s perfect for you.

Timeless Beauty

The bride’s entrance. The ceremony itself. The photos that will record your happiness forever. All these deserve a lovely setting, one that is timeless and elegant. Classic architecture and tasteful decor provide rooms which are beautiful by themselves, but won’t get “in the way” if you choose your own wedding decorations. The neo-classical columns at the front entrance of the Center provide the perfect background for memorable outdoor shots of the wedding party and families.


Just the Right Space

If your wedding is an intimate gathering, a huge event, or anywhere in between, we have the exact spot to fit your needs. You might choose the Crystal Room, an intimate space, featuring polished granite floors, elegant decor, and a fireplace. Or you may need our fully equipped auditorium, which features abundant seating for 1,200, backdrops, completely unobstructed sight lines from every seat, full stage lighting, and an excellent sound system. Other rooms, such as our classic ballroom, are perfect for sizes in between. You can explore all of our rooms here.


Perfect for Your Reception, Too

Speaking of our ballroom, it’s ideal for your reception. Finished in the timeless, elegant style found in the rest of the Event Center, it’s equipped with a full bar and a dais that is an excellent location for the wedding party or a band. There’s also an ATM. Why convoy to another venue, when you could simply take a short walk to another gorgeous location in the same building?

Using the lovely Crystal Room for your vows? The adjoining game room puts your reception just steps away, and use of the room is included in the Crystal Room’s rental fee.


Free Access before Your Event

Many venues charge extra fees if you wish to decorate your chosen space before the day of your event. We feel you should have the freedom to make the space your own, so we give you full access, free of charge, on the business day before your event.


Helpful Advice

Planning a wedding can be an immense task, so we want to make it easier for you. We’re glad to answer any questions or offer any counsel that helps make the event better or reduce your stress level.


Onsite Bar Service

Give your guests great beverages, stress-free. Our onsite mixologist can provide excellent spirits, saving you time and money.



Your wedding should create an eternal bond, not bills that last for years! The Masonic Event Center is the most affordable wedding venue in the Freeport area, and we can save you thousands of dollars compared to venues in Rockford or Chicagoland. Even in cases where the rental charge is comparable, we’re able to offer spaces that are larger, more elegant, or both, for the same amount.


Location, Location, Location

The Masonic Center isn’t just easier on your finances, it’s easier for your guests. The Center’s location makes attending your wedding easy for guests from the Rockford area or out-of-town. We’re less than 40 minutes from Rockford’s airport and can be reached easily by guests flying into airports in Chicagoland, Madison, Milwaukee, and Dubuque. Additionally, we’re just two blocks from a four-star hotel, which is just the place for your guests or a great overnight stay for you before heading out to your dream honeymoon.


Getting Started

Does the Masonic Event Center seem like the right location for your wedding day? To learn more about the Center and the available options, simply contact us by phone at 815-365-8707, or fill out a brief contact form. We’ll get back to you soon after that to arrange a visit and answer any questions you may have.