the story of our venue
Chivaree on Park, at N8345 Park Street in Ixonia, is a building rich with vibrant history. Built in 1949, the venue (formerly Ixonia Fire Department Hall), has played host to generations of weddings, New Year's Eve celebrations, dances, plays and community gatherings.
Today, Chivaree on Park, has been reinvented as a modern event space with an industrial glam design, while preserving nostalgic touches of the building's past, re-purposing the original plush velvet curtains, windows and 68-year old maple dance floor.
behind the name
The name 'Chivaree on Park' was chosen by Founder, Kristy Kimball, to pay homage to venue's roots of celebration. Frequently held in the late 1940's and early 1950's, chivarees were noisy mock serenades (made by banging pans and kettles) to newly wedded couples. The spirit of that era carries on, as chivarees remain tradition at Chivaree on Park weddings.