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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.

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About


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 cafés, 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 streets, bustling with community

Brick 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 our staff: Your personal sidekicks.

We believe 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. Count on us 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.

I’m Naté (pronounced Nat-ay), the owner, and I’m lovingly obsessed with cappuccinos, graphic design, entrepreneurs, and all-things-nostalgic. 

I’m Naté (pronounced Nat-ay), the owner, and I’m lovingly obsessed with cappuccinos, graphic design, entrepreneurs, and all-things-nostalgic. 

My name is Melissa, and I'm the manager who keeps everything running smoothly. I really dig photography and love spending time with my family.  

My name is Melissa, and I'm the manager who keeps everything running smoothly. I really dig photography and love spending time with my family.  

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How it Works


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hold on to your anticipation.

We hear it's going to be a stress-free ride.

We know that planning an event can have you falling face-first into your bed at night. But high five, you’ve made it this far!

Now, let us make locking down the perfect venue an icing-layered cakewalk, so you can focus on the most important part: Looking forward to your event.

Here's how everything will go down:

  1. You’ll fall in love with Mixin Mingle after seeing our photo gallery, and you'll decide that you can’t throw your event without us. (What can we say? This room knows how to turn on the charm.)

  2. You’ll double-check our calendar to make sure your desired date and time is wide open and you'll review our pricing to see all the extra moola you'll have to spend on other fun surprises for your shindig.

  3. You’ll fill out our quick online application. (Frothy drink and 80s music optional, but highly recommended.) Or, you can give us a call at 1-815-308-5170, and we can walk through your plans together.

  4. We’ll be in touch to set-up a time to show you the room and blow through the simple paperwork faster than you can say: “Party time, excellent!” We’ll take care of your reservation deposit, and will also require a refundable security and cleaning deposit for private parties just in case you decide to go all rockstar on us and break everything. 

  5. Take this room and flip it. You'll decide how you want to layout and decorate Mixin Mingle for your event. We’ll talk you through setup and teardown plans, and give you a helpful list of things to bring. (Still manage to forget something? Don’t worry! We’ve got an emergency supply on site to cover those easy mind-slips, like scissors.)

  6. If you’re planning a public event, let the buzz-building begin. We’ll feature you on our website, to our fans on e-mail and social media channels, and you can even put a flyer in our front window. With this kind of marketing support? You’ll be sharing mini kobe beef burgers with the A-listers in no time.

  7. Email and phone support to handle those questions that pop up. We’ve done this 100,000x before (rough estimate), so we’ve got a take-charge attitude and hands-on approach that’ll help keep your event on track to be a smashing success. With us, there’s no wham-bam-rent-me-ma’am approach. If you’ve got questions leading up to your big shindig (like how to play a slideshow on the TV), we’re here to help.  

  8. Time for the main event! Ta-da! Please stand by for guest gushing.

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People tell us they love it here.

I just wanted to tell you what a fabulous facility you have. There were people at the shower who knew nothing about Mixin Mingle and I told them all about your facility. You were very easy to work with, accommodating, and flexible. Special thanks to Danielle who assisted us. Thanks again.
— Laura B. Woodstock, IL
Mixin Mingle was the perfect place for my son’s first birthday party. Great location, staff was friendly and super helpful. Wouldn’t hesitate to have another party there in the future.
— Katie J. Woodstock, IL
We just recently had our wedding reception here and it was perfect! We had SO much freedom with the decorating that everything looked exactly how I wanted it to. The staff were so helpful and easy to work with. All of the guests had a great time. We could not be happier!
— Heather W. Crystal Lake, IL
The historic Square is home to the spacious room, dubbed Mixin Mingle by its owner, Naté 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
This venue for my Casino theme surprise 50th for my husband was so perfect! Naté is wonderful and so helpful I will most definitely use Mixin Mingle over and over. I hired a person from her staff to help me with my party throughout the night, and she did a great job! Actually, she didn’t just help, she did everything for me and I was able to thoroughly have fun at my party, which I can NEVER do because I’m busy keeping up with the continuous clean-up, etc. so thank you! You guys are wonderful and my guests loved your place!
— Cathy H. Crystal Lake, IL
Oh my gosh everything went AWESOME!!! So many people complimented the decor and everyone loved the venue too!! I’m so happy I came across Mixin Mingle while hunting for the perfect spot for our daughter’s special day! I can’t thank you all enough for your help and guidance along the way. I’ll definitely use the space in the future and recommend it to friends and family.
— Katie D. Algonquin, IL
Great space, location, & price. Naté was wonderful to work with. Will def. have my next event here!
— Michelle G. Marengo, IL
The space is great for your events along with the owner!! I’ve had multiple events there from my baby-shower, baptism luncheon and my daughter’s first birthday party!!!! Highly recommend Mixin Mingle.
— Jennifer L. Woodstock, IL
Just had to tell you how well every thing went on Tuesday night. We had 40 women, a successful auction and lots of fun!! Everything was perfect for us and I appreciate being able to use Mixin Mingle!! Thank you for everything!
— Shelley T. Woodstock, IL
Beautiful place, nice people, cool workshops and events. Definitely on my favorite venue place!
— Jerri M. Marengo, IL
Amazing, versatile space that’s affordable and conveniently located at the Woodstock square. Naté (the owner) is very pleasant to work with - she is very friendly and does anything she can to ensure you’re taken care of. Mixin Mingle is the ideal location for anything from a small group gathering to a party venue! Love MM!!! Tell your friends :)
— Rose L. Woodstock, 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 calendar, there are always interesting classes available.
— Krystle M. Richmond, IL
The recent Art for the Paws reception and event was a great success! Over 150 people came out to the art reception at Mixin Mingle to view and enjoy the 16’ by 4’ foot mosaic of original art from local artists in McHenry County and surrounding areas. We are extremely pleased to announce that this inaugural event raised over $9,500 for our programs and services. Thank you for letting us use the facility and for your incredible support.
— Helping Paws Woodstock, IL
Every time I stop by there’s something new and different happening at this place. I’ve never taken a class but I love the HoneyCraft Market <3 and went to a birthday party there. We could bring in our own food.. which kept cost down and Naté, the owner, suggested this amazing balloon artist .. he made a palm tree hat and life size octopus.. AMAZING
— Amy F. Chicago, 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 Naté is wonderful to work with! Thanks for a great time!
— Kathy W. Union, IL
Amazing space. Naté is wonderful!
— Sarah C. Woodstock, IL
Love doing the events here! Easy and convenient for my customers to get here too!
— Sue S. Darien, WI
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
An amazing place for a gathering. The owner was simply a joy to work with. Couldn’t ask for a better place to have our casual wedding reception.
— Lisa M. McHenry, IL
I have been here for several events, and its always great. Great venue and variety of events.
— Treasure S. Lake Geneva, WI
Mixin Mingle is a great venue if you need a smaller yet versatile venue. The owner is very pleasant and easy to work with.
— Toi R. Lakemoor, 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