Gee Whillikers closed

If you’ve tried to call Gee Whilliker’s or e-mailed them to no avail — it’s because the banquet hall in South Jacksonville has closed.

If you’re looking for alternatives in town, Hamilton’s 110 North East is a great spot — they get booked up far in advance, though. Some options are Buena Vista Farms in rural Jacksonville, Fairway Hills Golf Course in Virginia/Beardstown (Susan & Steve Carls 217.452.3488), MacMurray College McClelland Dining Hall, and Illinois College Cummings Dining Hall.

Buena Vista was the location for Kass Maricle & Matthew Bell’s wedding in July 2008. They had the ceremony inside the facility, took the entire family outside for photos, and then had the reception inside. DJ Troy Armstrong provided audio for the service, and then music for the reception (no website – call 217.243.1763).

Kassie & Matt end the night with a dance
Kassandra Maricle and Matthew Bell are surrounded by family and friends for the last dance of their reception at Buena Vista Farms in rural Jacksonville. (Photo by Steve Warmowski)
American flag on barn, backdrop for portrait
A barn serves as a backdrop for portraits with Kassie Maricle and Matthew Bell after their wedding at Buena Vista Farms. (Photo by Tiffany Warmowski)

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography, photojournalists offering wedding photography in Jacksonville, Virginia, Beardstown and other locations in the Central Illinois region and beyond.

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