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Wedding expo set at new St. Charles venue

Updated: February 12, 2013 6:10AM

The St. Charles Park District is hosting a wedding expo from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center — the newest banquet facility in St. Charles, offering a unique alternative to traditional wedding venues.

Hickory Knolls is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building a spacious lobby and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame picturesque views of community gardens and a 130-acre oak savanna and natural area. A wide range of attractions appeals to visitors of all ages including live animal displays, an indoor turtle pond and wetland exhibit, and a nature art gallery. The Twinleaf rooms offer flexible seating arrangements for 150 people.

Hickory Knolls’ wedding and banquet planner Tricia Claypool will be on site the day of the event to answer any questions you may have. Anyone planning a wedding, quinceañera, anniversary party or any type of banquet occasion is invited to attend this free event.

Trademan Photography and TC White Photography will show guests how to capture all the precious moments of their special day. Entertainment selections will be on display from A Class Act DJ Services, Something to Dance To and Grin and Wear It. Food and beverage providers are Tarragon Catering, Inglenook Pantry, With A Twist and Blue Goose Super Market bakery. Fox Valley Travel can help plan a perfect honeymoon or get-a-way. Additional merchants to enhance your experience include florist Sue Peterson from Designs Unlimited, Spare Wheels transportation, hair and makeup specialists from the House of Koukla, stationery and tuxedos from Invitations Etc., and tables, chairs and linens from Unique Party Rentals.

Hickory Knolls Discovery Center is located at 3795 Campton Hills Road in the James O. Breen Community Park. For more information, visit or call 630-513-4399.

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