Deer Path Inn provides a unique wedding venue to couples getting married in the Chicago area. The one of a kind space adds an elegant charm to events. The historic inn transforms any wedding into an elegant affair. Clients will enjoy the decor, accommodations and professional staff.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue provides a space like no other for up to 220 guests. Oak beams and architectural details provide a warm intimate feel to the elegant Windsor rooms. Couples can opt for something whimsical and open their reception or ceremony to the garden courtyard. A space lined with stone and lush greenery.
Their team of wedding planners will work with couples to find the perfect arrangement for their day. From a ceremony in the courtyard to a cocktail hour by the fireplace, their staff will be there from setup to cleanup. Deer Path Inn provides the following services:
Deer Path Inn provides room decorated in Old World style to make guests feel like they have stepped back in time. However, you will enjoy the modern amenities and comfortable furnishings.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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jenny · Married on 07/28/2012
There are not words to express how amazing it was to work with and have our wedding at the Deer Path Inn. Prior to the weekend, I worked with Mary Ellen Powers and JoAnn Stewart.Sent on 08/01/2012
Some family members and I moved in Thursday for a Saturday evening wedding. Every single person I worked with or spoke to (Mary Ellen, JoAnn, Jose, Marcel…….) was wonderful and offered to do anything to make the entire weekend perfect for every one of my guests, staying at the hotel or not. I felt so at home while I was there, and we have had nothing but raves for literally, everything from the rooms to the people, to the service to the food. When it was over, after our Sunday breakfast buffet at the Deer Path Inn, I cried.
Words cannot express how amazing it was to work with the hotel and watch all of my plans come together just as I had them pictured in my head.
Mary Ellen and the entire DPI team are incredible! And the hotel is gorgeous and so charming. I think everyone fell in love with it. Poeple celebrated the weekend in the pub, the sushi bar, the garden, the patio for afternoon cocktails and appetizers and they enjoyed walking around Lake Forest and even going to the beach. There was something for everyone.
JoAnn worked with us Friday for the rehearsal and Saturday. She was marvelous and kept us all calm and organized. She covered everything I needed for myself and my bridal party Saturday afternoon while we got ready and the details for the ceremony that I thought of last minute.
5 stars, 2 thumbs up, gold medal - the Deer Path Inn was perfect.
Alicia Goldfine · Married on 04/13/2019
Amazing venue for a wedding!
We had both our wedding ceremony and reception at the Deer Path Inn and highly recommend this venue! Mary Ellen at the Deer Path Inn is fantastic, she was always available to assist with any wedding need or question leading up to and on the big day. The staff created a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our guests during the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. The food is delicious, all of our guests could not stop raving about how great their meals were. Overall, this is a wonderful and elegant venue that has such a warm, homey feel. The rooms and outdoor spaces are beautiful, and served as lovely backdrops for our pictures.Sent on 05/01/2019
Liz-Marie Sorbun · Married on 02/17/2019
The best venue!
My husband and I had our winter wonderland wedding (ceremony & reception) at the Deer Path Inn last month. We also stayed at the Inn the night before/after the wedding. We had our absolute dream wedding!Sent on 03/15/2019
Mary Ellen and her entire team were attentive, professional, organized and so easy to work with. They went above and beyond to assure everything was beyond our expectations for our special day and it absolutely was.
More than that, the whole staff at the Deer Path Inn (from the valet to the Concierge to the cleaning team) was amazing - the service here is truly unparalleled.
Not only were we so impressed, but our guests were as well. We received SO many compliments about the venue (every last detail of the architecture, decor, and the layout is well thought out), the food, the service, the bathrooms.. the list goes on.
We are so thankful for everything Mary Ellen and her team did to assure our wedding was perfect!
The most beautiful venue that I have performed at many times! Elegant and highly recommended!! Kathie Nicolet
A timeless venue set in one of Lake countys most beautiful towns, Lake Forest. Deerpath Inn is a great venue to have either an intimate wedding out on their private terrace, or a large scale reception in the private ball room. The staff throughout the Inn is ready and willing to do what it takes for your day to be spectacular.
A very charming and elegant location for a wedding. Their staff is very detailed oriented and you will never be disappointed with the food.