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Venues that look so good in everything, all they need is your personal stamp.

C’mon in and dress them 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).

Swanky Affairs

Swanky Affairs

Pop-Up Marketplaces

Pop-Up Marketplaces

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

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. 

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.

Hi, I’m Naté (pronounced Nat-ay), the chief troublemaker (AKA Founder & Owner), and I’m lovingly obsessed with cappuccinos, graphic design, entrepreneurs, boating, macaroni and cheese, and all-things-nostalgic. My kids and my family mean the world to me.

Hi, I’m Naté (pronounced Nat-ay), the chief troublemaker (AKA Founder & Owner), and I’m lovingly obsessed with cappuccinos, graphic design, entrepreneurs, boating, macaroni and cheese, and all-things-nostalgic. My kids and my family mean the world to me.

Aloha! I'm Michelle--a co-owner and financial whiz focused on business development and events planning. Besides my family and friends, I love essential oils, fur babies, and volunteer work in the community. Let's chat about ways we can help your organization shine.

Aloha! I'm Michelle--a co-owner and financial whiz focused on business development and events planning. Besides my family and friends, I love essential oils, fur babies, and volunteer work in the community. Let's chat about ways we can help your organization shine.

My name is Melissa, and I'm the store manager in charge of mischief (i.e. I handle all the bookings and keeping everything running smoothly). I really dig photography and love spending time with my family.  Fun fact about me--I don't like to eat anything green!

My name is Melissa, and I'm the store manager in charge of mischief (i.e. I handle all the bookings and keeping everything running smoothly). I really dig photography and love spending time with my family.  Fun fact about me--I don't like to eat anything green!

Psst...you're looking at a women-owned business right here...woot!

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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.)

Party Perks:

  • Save hundreds of dollars by having the freedom to bring your own food and beverages.
  • With our full range of on-site furniture and amenities, you’ll have just about everything you need at your fingertips.
  • Want to have music, juggler or trick pony at your event? At Mixin Mingle, you’re welcome to have fun.
  • Plus, we’ve got accommodating hours for your convenience.
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Make a statement.

Go wild: arts and crafts shows, vendor fairs, open houses, indoor festivals, special events, food shows, wine/beer tastings, 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 ground level, highly visible storefronts in the heart of downtown Woodstock, IL (a town that actors Bill Murray, Steve Martin and John Candy have rubbed shoulders in, to name a few) and McHenry, IL near the Riverwalk. 

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.

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People tell us they love it here.

Loved the Woodstock location an the brightness of the room. It was clean and organized. The booking process and staff were easy to work with. I would definitely use again in the future! Thank you!
— DeAnn C. Marengo, IL
The Woodstock Venue blew me away when I walked in. The space was huge and there was a ton of room to run around. It had everything we needed for a party (sink, fridge, bathrooms). I’ll definitely be booking in the future.
— Destiny H. Woodstock, IL
Mixin Mingle is a great affordable location for the party of your choice! We hosted a first birthday party in the McHenry venue and it was so nice not hosting at our house! The kids and guests really enjoyed themselves and the Mixin Mingle staff on site did a great job making us feel at home the whole time!
— Courtney S. Marengo, IL
You were great to do business with! Very friendly, affordable and all of my guests loved the space! They all asked for info on how to rent the same space for birthday parties and big events. Thank you for making my party a great success!!!!
— Melisa C. McHenry, IL
We had a perfect experience with Mixin Mingle! We held our 16 year old twins Surprise Murder Mystery Party with them. The event was flawless! Super accomodating—great communication! Beautiful space—great location! Their set up AND take down service was invaluable to us. Thanks for everything, ladies!
— Joel & Krysten Z. Wonder Lake, IL
We have our annual Christmas party at Mixin Mingle. It’s convenient for all of our family members. The place is always clean and ready for us. The space is the perfect size for our family and very affordable! Melissa and Naté are always very accommodating.
— Gloria W. Wonder Lake, IL
I looked around at different venues and Mixin Mingle was by far the best priced. They were so helpful and attentive in helping me with the details. It’s such a cute and good sized place.
— Janae K. Woodstock, IL
For the second year in a row, Mixin Mingle was the perfect place to hold our Wine and Beer Tasting fundraiser. The Square location makes it easy to advertise and for people to find. We appreciate having tables, chairs, free wifi and other amenities included in the price so that we did not have to rent these separately. Nate’ and Melissa are great to work with. Come to our third tasting fundraiser at Mixin Mingle next August!
— Maggie C. with St. Vincent de Paul Society. Woodstock, IL
I loved having our shower at your place! You guys were so wonderful through out the whole process. I would call and you would call right back. The day of the shower you were so incredibly helpful to our family. Thank you so much, Mixin Mingle!
— Deb R. Union, IL
I hosted my birthday party there with family and friends for about 60 total people. It was a lot of fun and we would rent the space again.
The check-in staff was very helpful and nice. And the staff member who stayed throughout the whole party was just as great. Everything they said would be available to us was and easy to access. My guests really liked the place. Thanks for making 50 a piece of cake!
— Cathy P. Woodstock, IL
We had 40 people attend our baby shower event and the main room was the perfect size to accommodate us. We used 7 round tables for seating, set up 2 long tables in front of the window for the gifts, 2 long tables for food, and one for a sweets table and beverages. I felt close enough to lend just the right feel without it feeling crowded. The attendant was perfect and helpful. Everything was done on schedule and it was a very memorable event. THANKS!!!
— Pat W. Woodstock, IL
It was an amazing day...very beautiful area, wonderful staff, the play room was a hit with the kids. It worked out well for our bridal shower! Easy to find and easy set up.
— Tonya A. Washington, IL
The staff of Mixin Mingle was super nice and easy to work with!
— Carla W. McHenry, IL
Danielle was a great help before, during and after our shower. She really helped make sure everything went smoothly! We had a beautiful day with our parents-to-be. Thank you.
— Deena S. McHenry, IL
Loved, loved, loved the venue! The folks there are fantastic to work with...very accommodating to a stressed-out grandma to be of both twins and triplets!
— Karen R. Crystal Lake, IL
Mixin Mingle is the perfect spot for any occasion. Hosted my daughter’s bridal shower her and it was great. Space is perfect, the atmosphere, the staff, two thumbs up!
— Lisa D. Marengo, IL
It was a wonderful option for our company banquet. In fact it went so well I booked my daughter in law’s baby shower before we left. Thanks!
— Candy G. Wonder Lake, IL
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
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
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
Great space, location, & price. Naté was wonderful to work with. Will def. have my next event here!
— Michelle G. Marengo, 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
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
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
I had my bridal shower there. It was truely wonderful. What a great location. And the venue was affordable and the right size. I would go back and have any kind of event. If you are planning anything and need a great spot this is it. Loved it thanks mix n mingle
— Felicia K. Johnsburg, 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
Just threw a bridal shower at mix n mingle! It was amazing!! Beautiful building and the woman who was there to help was just amazing! I would definitely recommend this place for any events!!! Loved it!
— Dana P. Johnsburg, IL
Beautiful place, nice people, cool workshops and events. Definitely on my favorite venue place!
— Jerri M. Marengo, IL
I had my baby shower at this location! it was a GREAT place for a baby shower!
— Nicole B. 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
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
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
Awesome multi purpose space!
— Denise H. Richmond, 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
We had a great baby shower at Mixin Mingle in Woodstock. It worked out so well with all the area and we had toddlers there so the play room and room with mirrors was awesome. Again thanks and also a GREAT KUDDOS to the helper on duty - she was awesome. I will be passing around this to anybody who is looking for a spot for a party.
— Margaret J. Woodstock, IL
You now have a loyal follower! Guaranteed, I will be bringing all sorts of ecological shenanigans to your place every other year!!! (as long as you’ll still have me) :-D
— Nicky O. Crystal Lake, IL
Mixin Mingle is an awesome concept for an event venue! I searched everywhere for a venue to have my “post-destination wedding reception” and found it to be difficult to come across a venue that was : AFFORDABLE, flexible, looked nice, accommodated my party, allowed the ability to bring in my own food, drinks/alcohol, decor, etc. and had the basics I needed for my party (tables, chairs, kitchenette). SO glad I was recommended to check out Mixin Mingle! Naté the owner was super friendly and hospitable. She met me the same day I contacted her (they are very available and easy to reach via facebook or email or text or call) and showed me the venue for MCHENRY. She answered all my questions and was very responsive to my texts following the viewing before booking. Booking the venue and payment was very easy and all done online with a form she sends via email and complete it online. After booking, she continued to answer all texts with questions I had, which I appreciated! The night of the event, Teresa, was the attendant at venue for us and she was incredibly nice and friendly and helpful! I thank God for her being there because she assisted us so much with set up as I had brought a lot of decor (table and napkin linen, centerpieces, lighting, speakers and audio equipment, projector and screen, tons of drinks and food, etc) and even with 8 of us (my family and my husband and I) we wouldn’t have finished set up in time without Teresa and her kindness. Thank you Teresa! She is a GEM! And throughout the night, she checked on us and was very helpful. At the end of the night, we all helped each other to clean up and take down everything. The McHenry venue was perfect for our occasion and our guests loved it! Would definitely recommend booking this venue if you are looking for an AFFORDABLE, ACCOMMODATING, the sky’s the limit kind of venue with a great owner and helpful staff. Location is great too in downtown McHenry off the Riverwalk. There is a pizza/bar, salon, and cake/cupcake next door to the venue which is perfect for various needs as well. Book this venue for sure! 10/10 rating A+++
— Christina B. Lake Villa, IL