Preferred Vendors

The Byron Colby Barn hosts over 100 weddings and special events each year. We have developed relationships with many types of businesses that will be helpful to you in planning your event. The Byron Colby Barn Preferred Vendors will help you create the special event of your dreams! Browse the following Byron Colby Barn Preferred Vendors and contact them directly for pricing information and to make arrangements for your event. Please indicate that you are planning an event at the Byron Colby Barn.


CATERER_editedA professional licensed caterer must provide all food service and professional serving staff, and all caterers must have their own commercial kitchen. Selecting from our Preferred Caterers allows for easy event planning. These caterers have extensive experience working at the Byron Colby Barn and offer tasty meal options in a wide price range. We have a high level of confidence in their abilities to offer your guests a delicious meal, from appetizer to entree.

For an additional $200 you may select an outside professional caterer not on our Byron Colby Barn Preferred Vendors list. This represents our time to ensure they meet our requirements, obtain their certificate of insurance naming the Liberty Prairie Foundation as additionally insured, and familiarize them with the Barn. To help your event run smoothly, outside caterers must arrange a tour of the Byron Colby Barn 2-3 weeks before your event. These professional licensed caterers must provide all food service and professional serving staff, and must have their own commercial kitchen.

For our protection and yours, only professional caterers are allowed to provide catering at the Byron Colby Barn. We offer the flexibility to select from our Preferred Caterers, or from any other professional caterer, and cannot accommodate non-professional caterers.

The Byron Colby Barn’s large gourmet catering kitchen is available for use by your professional caterer and features single and triple sinks, an eight-burner Viking commercial stove, commercial refrigerator, two dishwashers, and a small freezer. Caterers must clean the kitchen after use.


Many of the Preferred Caterers provide a licensed, insured bartender for your event. If you are serving alcohol (cash bars are prohibited), you must hire a licensed, insured bartender either through your professional caterer or from one of the following:


Contact our Preferred Hotels regarding room rates, hotel shuttles, and bridal suites.


Contact our preferred rental partners for chairs and linens.

  • PREF VENDOR RENTALS_editedBess Chairs, 224-406-0167.
  • Fiesta Times Table Linens, 847-785-9317.


Dance the night away with your guests with music from one of these Byron Colby Barn Preferred Vendors!


Spa Services

PREF VENDORS SPA_editedRejuvenate after all the wedding planning with a bridal party spa day, or schedule some time together with your spouse-to-be.

Release Massage Therapy is conveniently located just a few blocks away from the Byron Colby Barn in a professional and serene home practice at 1435 Wild Iris in Grayslake.