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Historic gem. Party headquarters. 
Community hub. Pop-up marketplace. 
Creative playground. Talent showcase.

This room has been called a lot of things, but "ordinary" isn't one of them.

If you’re on the hunt for a statement-making venue…

Where customized setups come out to play and innovation runs wild…

And you want to treat your guests to something extra special that’ll have them saying:

"Hey, remember when?" 

for years to come…

Then welcome to Mixin Mingle:

THE place for think-outside-the-boring trendsetters to hold (and attend) unforgettable events in Woodstock, IL.

We provide the backdrop and buzz. You bring the fun.


You can do almost anything: 

Parties, Events, Meetings, Classes, Etcetera.

Watch our video!

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Mixin Mingle looks so good in everything, all it needs is your personal stamp.

C’mon in and dress it up any way you like. 

Rave-worthy private parties. Cozy classes and workshops. Attention-grabbing pop-up marketplaces. Bore-proof meetings. Roof-raising musical performances. Standout wedding receptions that’ll look like you went all out (without your budget going all out). Our best feature? We’re told it’s our cozy living room feel and huge storefront windows which let natural light flood in (and make it impossible for curious bypassers to resist a sneak peek).

Private Parties

Private Parties

Pop-Up Marketplaces

Pop-Up Marketplaces

Live Music Performances

Live Music Performances

We're a conversation-starter. (And almost famous.)

A lot of venues slap on the “unique” label, but we’ve got the walk to back up our talk. True story: Mixin Mingle was founded on May 5, 2011, Cinco de Mayo, so consider your event blessed by the official party gods. We’ve also got a claim to fame, being burrowed in the city square where Groundhog Day and parts of Planes, Trains & Automobiles were filmed. (Psst. We hear the forecast for your upcoming soiree is breezy and bright.) 

Everybody wants a picture with this guy

Everybody wants a picture with this guy

Woodstock Willie causing a scene

Woodstock Willie causing a scene

Get a Room - made on a 100 year old Letterpress

Get a Room - made on a 100 year old Letterpress

We've got more charm than Jane Austen's leading men. (Just call us Mr. Darcy).

Because we’re smack dab in the heart of Woodstock’s historic downtown district, we’ve got character coming out the wazoo. Picture brick-lined streets, lineups of one-of-a-kind boutiques, quaint cafes, a restaurant dunked in French flavors, an award-winning farmer’s market, curated art and entertainment on every corner, and painters experimenting with color palettes in the park. With this kind of backdrop, not only will you create an affair to remember, but everyone will remember you for being the one who hosted it.

Brick paved streets, bustling with community

Brick paved streets, bustling with community

That's us peeking through the Woodstock Square

That's us peeking through the Woodstock Square

There's so much to see and do in town

There's so much to see and do in town

Then there's me: Your personal sidekick.

I’m Naté Grindeland (pronounced Nat-ay), and I think that variety is the spice of venues, family and community is where it’s at, and a healthy dollop of creativity can help you do a whole lot with just a little. I’m also lovingly obsessed with cappuccinos, graphic design, entrepreneurs, and all-things-nostalgic. Count on me to give your distinct style the space it needs to frolic and to support you in throwing a talked-about event that’ll give Gatsby a run for his money.

Naté Grindeland, Owner
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Private Parties


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Surprise your lucky guests.

More possibilities than a Fruit Roll-Up: birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, baptisms, communions, family get-togethers, dances, mixers, reunions, retirements, celebrations, graduations, receptions, farewells, weddings, civil unions, holiday dinners...a breakfast club. (Hey, that could be cool.)

What we've got you covered for:
105 guests with table and chairs and 213 open space standing. Or, approximately 52 zebras if you’re throwing a Jumanji-themed birthday party. (For the record: Please don’t actually show up with zebras.)

Party Perks:

  • Save hundreds of dollars by having the freedom to choose your own foods and beverages (booze welcome).
  • With our full range of on-site furniture and amenities, you’ll have almost everything you need at your fingertips, no costly rentals necessary.
  • Want to have a live DJ, juggler or trick pony at your event? At Mixin Mingle, you’re welcome to bring in your preferred entertainment.
  • Plus, we’ve got accommodating late night hours for your convenience.

Think you’ll be needing an extra pair of hands (or three)? We’re happy to help the day of your occasion and can provide setup, staffing and cleanup assistance for a small add-on fee.

We’re also handicap accessible and family-friendly with a separate playroom for the kiddos to hang out. (So the adults get to play for once too—uninterrupted.)

Ready to get a room?

Then let's give these walls something to talk about!

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Make a statement.

Go wild: arts and crafts shows, vendor fairs, open houses, indoor festivals, special events, food shows, parties, classes, lessons, demos, seminars, workshops, forums, coaching, presentations, performances, networking mixers, meetings...circuses. (Ok, maybe not that wild.)

Location, location, location:
You heard it right, we offer a ground level, highly visible storefront with floor to ceiling windows in the heart of downtown Woodstock, IL (a place none other than Bill Murray, Steve Martin and John Candy romped for a bit, to name a few). 

Buzz-building and marketing support:
Complimentary online advertising and social media promotion, an opportunity to snatch media attention, and window signage leading up to your big reveal. Let us prop you up so you can get your deserved props.

Ready to showcase your uniqueness?

Then let's paint the town!

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Variety is the spice of venues.

Since 2011, Mixin Mingle has been home to hundreds of parties, events, meetings, classes, etc. Just look at what happens when you breathe life into an empty room!

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People tell us they love it here.

The historic Square is home to the spacious room, dubbed Mixin Mingle by its owner, Nate Grindeland. The airy space waits patiently for the next business meeting, mixer or social event to crowd its halls and bring people together. Its nondescript walls and open floor plan lend themselves to whatever event should happen to come through its doors.
— Olivia Morrissey, McHenry County Magazine
Beautiful place, nice people, cool workshops and events. Definitely on my favorite venue place!
— Jerri M. Marengo, IL
Mixin Mingle is an event venue available for rent for classes, workshops, markets, dance parties, weddings, birthday parties, and more. I have used Mixin Mingle for several events, both public and private. The location is superb (right on the historic Woodstock square), the venue is beautiful (two large rooms, bathrooms, kitchenette, and two smaller rooms, tons of options) and the pricing is affordable and appropriate. The owner is friendly and very easy to work with. I recommend for public events and private parties. Check out the calender, there are always interesting classes available.
— Krystle M. Richmond, IL
I had my baby shower at this location! it was a GREAT place for a baby shower!
— Nicole B. Woodstock, IL
Had my daughter’s birthday party there and Krafty Kidz did the party and what a great idea! The place was clean and lots of room to move around and the kids had a Blast and Nate is wonderful to work with! Thanks for a great time!
— Kathy W. Union, IL
Amazing space. Nate is wonderful!
— Sarah C. Woodstock, IL
This place is really great….you can find really cool classes, events, and workshops. I love the variety and find that the prices are very reasonable. Check it out and support a great local business, that is both educational and fun.
— Tricia S. Grayslake, IL
Awesome multi purpose space!
— Denise H. Richmond, IL
We attended a couponing session there and it was great. The facility is clean and there is a lot of room. The staff is very friendly and it is in a great location for other activities after the class.
— Ilene G. Mundelein, IL
Mixin Mingle has so much to offer with great low prices, plenty of room to suit your need for any type of class, and I enjoy the variety of classes that it holds. The children’s room that is offered is a great help when you have little ones and the staff is always kinds and flexible with my needs. Love the location and I am looking forward to going there for years to come.
— Samantha H. Woodstock, IL
So many great ways to learn different things. Great Staff, great prices, awesome location.
— Anna J. Crystal Lake, IL
What a wonderful place! SO many unique classes and a great place to meet people and have fun! I also LOVE the location, You have to check it out!
— Karen A. Huntley, IL
What a fabulous idea–and locale–for conducting classes of all kinds! Nate Grindeland has created a wonderful, inviting space. Mixin’ Mingle in Woodstock, IL gets my vote!!
— Julie O. Lake in the Hills, IL