Group Events

Whether attending a special event or just making the journey up without a special occasion, you are in for a treat. Bald Knob Mountain is the second highest point in Southern Illinois and offers wonderful views, particularly in the fall. Set within the foothills of Union County in Southern Illinois, Bald Knob Cross of Peace is surrounded by the beautiful vistas of the Shawnee National Forest. High above the trees, Bald Knob Cross of Peace is a stunning and picturesque backdrop for your special day.

Small, informal gatherings that do not require reserved space or set up are free to utilize the grounds at will with no previous approval during regular hours.  However, ALL weddings need to go through the reservations process.

Group Meetings, Family Events, etc…

Schedule your meeting, business event or other function at Bald Knob Cross. Use the event space near the kitchen. It seats 40 people comfortably and is perfect for a potluck or catered meal events. No charge, donations only. Contact Bald Knob Cross of Peace Director, Teresa Gilbert at 618-713-8516 or director@baldknobcross.com to secure your date.

Weddings

A day like no other…

Celebrate your special day in one of the most beautiful points in Southern Illinois.

Planning a Wedding…

To get started… View our Wedding Brochure

Then… Read our Wedding Contract

Contact us… at 618-713-8516 for more information (and before you complete the booking form)

After we talk… Complete the online Wedding Contract

Need to make a Wedding final payment? Use this form.

Note: ALL weddings need to go through the reservations process and you must speak with a staff member to secure your date before completing the reservation form. If you have questions, please e-mail us at info@baldknobcross.com

Wedding Packages & Pricing

Wedding Package #1

$1,000

  • Use of the grounds for ceremony
  • Use of Welcome Center and/or Pavilion for the reception – inside seating for 50
  • Table linens (optional)
  • Set up and take down of metal folding chairs with white covers
  • Wedding Host (required)
  • Personalized Paver Brick
  • Bride & Groom mugs
  • Event time availability: 10 am to dusk

Wedding Package #2

$750

  • Use of the grounds for ceremony
  • Set up and take down of metal folding chairs with white chair covers
  • Wedding Host (required)
  • Personalized Paver Brick
  • Bride & Groom mugs
  • Event time availability: 10 am to dusk

Wedding Package #3

(10 people or less)

$150

Note: Setup, chairs, rehearsal, use of the welcome center and pavilion, and wedding host not provided for this option.

  • Use of the grounds for ceremony
  • Wedding ceremony involving 10 or less people
  • Event time availability: 2 hours

Additional Services (applies to Options 1 & 2):

  • Rehearsal service: $100
    (if on a day different from the wedding)
  • Rehearsal Dinner:  $200 (Bald Knob to provide space only; food to be catered or provided by Client)

Terms & Conditions

When booking a wedding at Bald Knob Cross of Peace:

  • A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total package price is due at the time of booking.
  • The event balance is due 45 days prior to the wedding date.
  • In the event of a cancellation of a wedding, all payments made to date are non-refundable and all outstanding payments will be due immediately, as follows
    • Up to 2 months before wedding Deposit is forfeited
    • 45 days – 1- week Total cost is forfeited
  • Grounds and Welcome Center are not closed to regular visitors during the event.