Weddings

Eagles Nest At The Lake

West Frankfort, IL View map Visit website

About

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

Services Offered

Eagles Nest At 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 where every couple and their guests will feel right at home. 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. With additional scenic outdoor space, Eagles Nest At The Lodge 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
Rated
5.0
out of 5.0
Recommended by 100% of couples
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 5 out of 5

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    Hailey Married on 08/21/2021
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    August 21, 2021

    Had a great time and Scott made sure that our day went as smoothly as possible. Highly recommend this beautiful venue

    Eagles Nest At The Lake's reply:

    Hi Hailey. Thank you for your kind words. We're happy hear that everything went just as you had hoped. Please keep us in mind for any future venue rental needs.
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    Kaelynn W. Married on 02/20/2021
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    The best experience a bride could ask for

    From the initial planning to the event day in itself The Eagles Nest staff and owner were wonderful to work with. These people went above and beyond to make sure that our day was everything we wanted and expected it to be.

    Eagles Nest At The Lake's reply:

    Kaelynn,
    Thank you for your kind words. Our goal is to make sure that we accommodate our guests as best as possible. We're happy to hear that your day went just as you had planned. If you need a venue in the future, we hope that you will keep us in mind.

Awards

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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.

Map

3089 Aerie Ln West Frankfort, IL, 62896
618-218-0316
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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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