Skip to main content


Creek Bend Nature Center, the adjoining house and grounds are available for your special day. Located within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles, Illinois, this gorgeous setting will take your event from special to extraordinary. Let the Illinois prairie, slowly rolling Ferson Creek, and majestic oaks serve as the backdrop for your unforgettable event.

We provide the facility and forest preserve grounds. You provide the special touches that make the event uniquely yours. Whether you want a simple ceremony under the oaks or an elegant tented affair, Creek Bend Nature Center is the perfect choice.

Open showings are every Wednesday from 3-7 p.m.

For information on renting the facility, call 630-444-3064 or email

illustration popular

Venues you may like

See other venues that are popular with couples right now

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set Up
illustration question

Any other questions?

Message vendor
4.8 out of 5 rating
4 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
96% Recommended by couples
4 Reviews
Taylor Married on 09/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous DIY Venue

Creek Bend was the perfect venue for our wedding because we wanted a relaxed feel, and a lot of control over making it our exact dream wedding. Creek Bend is entirely DIY, but as long as you're game for that, it's a PERFECT venue. We spent so little in terms of decor and florals because it's such a naturally gorgeous space. We look forward to coming back here with our family because it's a public space as well, which makes it really special. The staff at Creek Bend are also amazing, and answered all of our questions. Such kind people who work at a beautiful place!
Paige Married on 06/20/2015
5 out of 5 rating
This venue is definitely up and coming! Once people find out about it it will be booked every weekend of the summer. We picked it because of all our family memories at LeRoy Oaks. We had a large tent outside 80x40 directly behind the house for about 150 people. The setting is absolutely stunning. We had some crazy thunder storms and the house was the perfect escape for some people. The dancing continued under the tent but the house provided lots of space for people to mingle and talk (and actually hear each other!). A lot of our guests loved the fact that there were places to move around to so you were not stuck in one room all night. There was also a perfect amount of parking! It made it feel like a full party.

The staff was all lovely to work with and answered all our questions. We went to the venue multiple times in the months leading up to the day to plan our decorations. Cindy worked the night of our event and we felt like she was a part of the family- she was so helpful!
User7115883 2+ years ago
4.6 out of 5 rating
LeRoy Oaks Forest Preserve is a wonderful and beautiful location if you are looking for an outdoor wedding in the summer. The inside accommodates only about 90 people, but is really affordable. Sherrie is the lady you will want to get in touch with when looking at the venue. They are new to having weddings, only 2 years in the making. The hall is built for smaller banquets but their tables and chairs are much prettier because they are newer. the hall also has AC and beautiful wood floors and lovely painted walls. The downside for some people is the hall has to be closed by 11pm, because it is a forest preserve there are different rules and regulations they have to follow. Most of what you need to know is on their website, they have two locations for banquets and weddings, the one I am using is LeRoy Oaks, they also have one called the Creek Bend! Both beautiful!
illustration stars

Are you interested?

Message vendor



Real Weddings

Ali & Seamus
49 photos 路 06/17/2017


illustration visit

Would you like to visit?

Request a visit

Other vendors in Chicago Suburbs for your wedding

Wedding Venues