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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D Maley · Getting 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.Sent on 06/05/2019
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!
Emerson Creek's reply:Thanks so much, Doug! We were thrilled to be a part of this special day. It was a beautiful wedding!
Nicole Petersen · Married on 07/06/2019
The Best Ever
I honestly can say, it is not possible to have a bad wedding at Emerson Creek! The venue is absolutely gorgeous! There are multiple options to have your ceremony, and I loved knowing that if there was bad weather, the barn ceremony would be just as gorgeous as the other options. The set up of the venue gives your guests so many fun options of things to do throughout the night, you can hang out in the barn and dance, or take a break sitting on the patio outside having a late night snack or s’mores. The staff is absolutely wonderful. I had the opportunity to talk to the owners multiple times, they love getting to know their couples! Kristen was such a fantastic coordinator- she really makes you feel confident the day will go smooth, and Molly is so talented her decorating skills are amazing ! Sue and the staff at my chef did an amazing job too! I don’t know their names, but all the bar tenders and other staff at Emerson worked so hard and were so kind! One woman even sprinted to the bridal coop to get my bouquet that I forgot before I was about to walk down the aisle ! I had so many guests compliment that it was a 10/10 wedding ! All the vendors Emerson recommends are exceptional as well! The day couldn’t have been more perfect! I’m obsessed and wish I could relive it over and over !Sent on 08/09/2019
Stephanie Raven · Married on 05/18/2019
We knew from the moment we toured Emerson Creek that we would get married there. Something about it just makes you feel at home. Kristen (coordinator) and Molly (stylist) were so amazing to work with. They had suggestions when I wasn’t sure what to do and they were there with amazing ideas and always so organized. It down-poured right as we were arriving the day of and Kristen and Molly were waiting with umbrellas to get us out of the shuttle. It’s the small things that make a huge difference :) we have received so many compliments from our guests about Emerson. Thank you for giving us the wedding of our dreams.Sent on 07/23/2019
Emerson Creek's reply:Thank you so much! We sincerely appreciate your kind words and enjoyed working with you! You are a wonderful wedding.