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Eagles Nest At The Lake

West Frankfort, IL View map Visit website

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Eagles Nest At The Lake is a wedding reception venue immersed in the lush greenery of West Frankfort, Illinois. Constructed in the early 1950s, this property looks out over 101 acres of rich woodland and features over a mile of peaceful shoreline on the West Frankfort lake. This beautiful venue contains three main event areas and a large outdoor space, each passionately and purposefully designed by owners Terry and Scott Williams. This pair pours their heart into every wedding they have the honor of hosting, providing wholesome, unforgettable experiences year-round.

Services Offered

The Lodge welcomes couples to celebrate not only their wedding reception but their wedding showers and rehearsal dinner too. Simple and elegant white tables and chairs are provided by the venue, leaving the couples a blank canvas to design and make the space their own.

Capacity and Facilities

The Lodge, The Pavillion, and The Lakeside Stage each provide ample space for varying wedding sizes. The Lodge can accommodate up to 200 guests in the 6,000-square-foot stonewalled space, while the 4,000-square-foot Pavillion can host up to 400. Flooded with natural light from the three walls of full-view windows, the rustic Lodge is complete with a floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace. The open-air Pavillion overlooks the serene lake, and here couples and their guests can bask in the beauty of the nature surrounding them. The Lakeside Stage is enveloped by stunning views of the area, morning to night.The Hotel Cottage offers couples an overnight stay in a four-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage complete with a living area and a bonus bridal room to get ready in. With additional scenic outdoor space, Eagles Nest At The Lake is a perfect space for couples to welcome guests and celebrate their marriage.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Get Ready Rooms
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Smiley/Gualdoni Wedding

    The Eagles Nest is the perfect place to have a wedding!! Everything is beautiful, the staff is so very helpful, there’s plenty of areas to have your ceremony, and the lodging is great!! We had so many people tell us how great and beautiful the venue is!

    Eagles Nest At The Lake's reply:

    Ashley,
    Your wedding was beautiful! Thank you for your review and kind words. We are pleased to hear that you and your guests were happy. As always, thank you for choosing Eagle's Nest at the Lake as your venue.
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    Larry M. Married on 03/12/2022
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    Beautiful wedding beautiful setting

    The Eagle’s Nest at the Lake is a beautiful setting for a wedding or any other event. We had a purse bingo event this year and everything we needed was there and the management was fantastic to work with. Highly recommend for any event.

    Eagles Nest At The Lake's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. We're happy to hear that your event went well. We look forward to hosting any of your future events!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

Team

Scott and Terry Williams
Scott and Terry Williams
Owners

With a mission that is close to their hearts and a vision that is greater than imaginable, this couple pour their days and evenings into creating an environment that many call extraordinary. Whether you're planning a wedding, reception or special event, Terry and Scott welcome you to visit Eagles Nest at the Lake to experience the lodge, grounds and beautiful outdoor spaces.

Jacqueline Watkins
Jacqueline Watkins
Event Manager

Whether it is touring the grounds, booking your date, or handling your questions, our team is here to make sure everything is perfect for your dream lake wedding.

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3089 Aerie Ln West Frankfort, IL, 62896
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Eagles Nest At The Lake frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Eagles Nest At The Lake?

Eagles Nest At The Lake includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Eagles Nest At The Lake in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Eagles Nest At The Lake for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Eagles Nest At The Lake for wedding events?

Eagles Nest At The Lake offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Eagles Nest At The Lake offer?

Eagles Nest At The Lake offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Eagles Nest At The Lake offer for wedding events?

Eagles Nest At The Lake offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Eagles Nest At The Lake have available for wedding events?

Eagles Nest At The Lake offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Eagles Nest At The Lake and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Eagles Nest At The Lake is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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