Emerson Creek is a special events venue and restaurant located in Oswego, Illinois.
This venue features 7 acres of pristine farmland, and the large size gives it a peaceful, isolated ambiance despite the fact that it is just 10 minutes away from the center of Oswego. There are indoor and outdoor spaces available for intimate or large wedding ceremonies and receptions.
We host weddings the first weekend in May through the first weekend in November.
The Barn is the largest event space at this venue, and it can accommodate up to 225 guests with the use of the attached triple peak event tent. This space has a rustic ambiance, with exposed wooden beams and hardwood floor. However, there are also elegant touches such as decorative chandeliers. This space has its own private patio, complete with two fire pits.
The Pond is the largest ceremony space at this venue, and it works for up to 225 guests. As the name suggests, this space features a decorative pond. It also has a lush lawn, and it is surrounded by natural prairie land.
The Cafe offers an event space that is available select weekdays and weekends for private events. It features a charmingly rustic atmosphere, being large enough for up to 60 guests for private events. Lunch is served in The Cafe Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
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17 Reviews for Emerson Creek
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D Maley · Married on 11/05/2019
Mick/Courtney's Wedding May 11, 2019
We are delighted to thank Emerson Creek, particularly Kristen (Wedding Coordinator) and the Emerson Creek staff, for managing successfully the dinner and reception for our son’s wedding on May 11. From the start to the finish it ran smooth and we found you, your staff courteous, welcoming and responsive. All of our guest without exception were full of compliments about the total service Emerson Creek Wedding events provided us. Thank you for all your support and commitment to the day.
The initial dialogue and planning process with Kristen and Molly (Stylist), was professional with a true interest in making the dinner and reception flawless. The entire evening went so well. The final set up of the venue for dinner and reception looked stunning. It was truly nice to arrive at Emerson Creek and instantly know everything was under control.
Kristen, from years of hosting weddings at Emerson Creek, knows their event space very well. She knew what worked and what may not come off as well as we were thinking. Additionally, they were flexible, allowing us to supplement what was already there with our own design and décor in the tent and barn area. Molly was extremely receptive to our styling the tent and barn, with additional rental items from Emerson Creek added. Including items that needed painting to match theme.
Excellent balance and terrific synergy from Kristen (Emerson Creek Weddings) and Sue Jacobs (My Chef catering). Working with the two of them was seamless and that is attributed to their experience and knowledge of what does work for the Emerson Creek venue!
Finally, Kristen and John (Onsite Manager) that night, especially made us feel like they were completely in control. The entire Emerson Creek staff were professional, non-obtrusive and kept behind the scene so that the bridal party and guests were the most important priority that evening. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Sent on 06/05/2019
Emerson Creek's reply:Thanks so much, Doug! We were thrilled to be a part of this special day. It was a beautiful wedding!
Denise · Married on 10/18/2019
Perfectly simple with style!!!
We could have not picked a better place to get married at! We loved Emerson Creek since day 1. The place itself is so different, so authentic that it was a great experience for both of us and our guests! Our guests were telling us how they loved the venue and how every corner of the reception area and dinning are was well thought of. Outside is just magical! Sunset was perfect and weather could have not been better for us especially that it was mid to late October. Also, the coordination is great! I don't think I've ever sat down and was asked so many questions! Every detail was well thought of and well prepared! Kristen was spot on with the coordination and Molly was so good in putting things together making the place look so good! Simple with a hint of elegance and style I should say. We will definitely recommend this place to anyone!Sent on 02/02/2020
Emerson Creek's reply:Dear Denise, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Wedding Wire, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Your wedding was beautiful and we wish you and Ranier all the best for your future together.
Jill · Married on 10/12/2019
Perfect venue, so much support!
Had our 200 person wedding at Emerson Creek in October of 2019, could not have asked for a more perfect place! Of course the venue itself is beautiful, but they also have an amazing team to support you including a day-of- wedding coordinator and styling packages. I'm a super busy professional, and did not know the first thing about wedding planning, but through the support I got at Emerson Creek everything turned out beautifully and was tailored to our personality. It was a practically "turn-key" wedding if there is such a thing, they made it so easy and everyone was so kind and helpful! We even had some severe weather the day before, that could have been a totally stressful scenario, but Kristen and Molly were able to pull off the exact vision we had. There really is nothing to worry about the day of the wedding, and I was able to enjoy myself totally and whole-heartedly. Our guests raved about the location and how fun it was from the outdoor ceremony, the cocktail hour in the barn, the bonfires and lawn games outside, and the space to be able to sit in the dining area/dance/relax in the barn, or hang out on the patio by the fire. It literally brings tears to my eyes thinking of the amazing experience at Emerson Creek. Can't recommend enough!Sent on 01/16/2020