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The Historic Baltic Mill


The Historic Baltic Mill was built in 1845 and originally served as a grist mill. On March 9, 1920, the Mill Tract was purchased from Frank Taylor and became the first land purchase made by the Belvidere Park District, becoming the foundation of a new park system and the Belvidere Park District. In mid-summer 1935, the first theatrical performance was held at the Baltic Mill. The second story of the mill was then adapted as a play loft, and the inaugural performance was conducted by the Old Baltic Mills Players Troupe.

The Baltic Mill is rich with history and remains the cornerstone of the Belvidere Park District. Although the Baltic Mill has since been renovated and modernized, it remains beautiful, rustic, and quaintly nestled amongst trees, the river, beautiful greenery, and nature itself. The Boone County Arts Council now hosts events on the old side of the mill to display its beauty and share its history.

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Owned and operated by the Belvidere Park District, the Baltic Mill event space is perfect for your unique outdoor celebration! The beauty of nature will surround you during the months of May thru October, in a relaxing, natural fashion as the symphony of flowers and calming green beds provide the perfect backdrop for your outdoor wedding. The tranquil flow of the Mill Race will soothe and delight your senses. Have your memorable wedding ceremony performed on the Baltic Mill stage. The seating area features natural limestone rock for hillside seating. The Baltic Mill itself provides a comfortable meeting space or preparation room for your special day. Complimentary parking is available throughout Belvidere Park and on Lincoln Ave for your guests.

Plan Your Event

Belvidere Park District will work with you to make your wedding truly memorable occasion. We encourage you to pay us a visit and tour our facility. Please contact us at 815-547-5711 to schedule your tour, learn more about our venue, and book your special event.

Reserving Your Date

Reservations are required to hold the Baltic Mill Stage and Seating Area and must be made through the Belvidere Park District with a signed contract and $100.00 deposit. Full payment is due 90 days prior to your event date. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first paid basis. Renters are responsible for making arrangements for the event. All Baltic Mill Stage and Seating Area rentals include an onsite coordinator to assist with your special event.

Alcohol is prohibited unless approved by Executive Director.

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Package 1:

$350 + $100 Refundable Deposit
Rehearsal (Night Before) – Stage & Seating Area Only (1 Hour)
Ceremony – Stage & Seating Area Only
3 Hour Time Block

Package 2:

$400 + $100 Refundable Deposit
Rehearsal (Night Before) – Stage & Seating Area Only (1 Hour)
Ceremony – Stage, Seating Area and Conference Room
3 Hour Time Block

Package Add-On’s are available for an additional fee:

Conference Room on Wedding Day: $25/Hour

Wedding/Event Reservation Time Block:

 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

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Baltic Mill
920 W. Lincoln Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

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1006 W. Lincoln Ave.
Belvidere, IL 61008

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