Venue name: Pear Tree Estate
Location: Champaign, Illinois
This venue is perfect for: The modern couple or client with a soft spot for elegance and country scenery combined in a seamless indoor and outdoor space.
Pear Tree Estate is a modern venue with a rustic twist, set in the picturesque town of Champaign, Illinois. From the moment we walked in the door - and even just driving on the long graceful driveway - we felt the passion and determination that went into creating this beautiful space. The founders of Pear Tree Estate, the Murray sisters, opened a catering business, L.A. Gourmet Catering, seven years ago and in 2013 opened Pear Tree Estate as the business and the sisters' vision grew. Family of the sisters helped create some of the custom pieces such as the bars, outdoor waterfall, fireplaces, and the farm tables that adorn the space showcasing the heart and soul that went into turning the owners’ vision into a reality. These unique touches add the warmth of a long-standing building, but with the freshness of a new space.
Walking into the venue brought us into a lobby space with a modern fireplace and space for guests to check in or sign a guestbook. This space flows seamlessly into the main banquet hall with high ceilings, exposed beam and large, airy windows that help give the venue its rustic yet modern look. Walking outside the main venue space onto an outside patio with a gorgeous view of a pond and farmland, we were instantly transported to the feeling of being right at home in the Pear Tree Estate's blissfully serene setting.
At Pear Tree Estate, you'll feel like part of a warm, loving, grounded family too.
Capacity: 200 seated, 140 dining
Catering: In-house optional with off-site kitchen, on-site warming ovens
Style: Indoor, outdoor, both