Get married where Mother Nature does all the work for you in creating a beautiful wedding space. Enjoy a charming golf course setting with exceptional features like rustic stone and wood elements, a garden gazebo, a secluded feel, a rippling waterfall, spacious dance floors, and sparkling chandeliers. Couples choose this space for the choice of four ceremony sites and two reception spaces. Guests love the built-in dance floor, lush surroundings, and many photo opportunities.
Facilities and Capacity
Encore can accommodate up to 400 guests for an indoor reception. Enjoy your choice of two reception rooms both with dazzling chandeliers, expansive windows for lots of natural light, and neutral color schemes for easy decorating.
Venue Features At-A-Glance
• Capacity: 400 Guests
• Ceremony: Your Choice of Two Garden Ceremony Sites or Two Indoor Sites
• Reception: Your Choice of Two Classic Ballrooms
• Views: Mature Trees and Manicured Landscaping
• Building: Golf Course with Lush Greenery
• Dressing Suite: Available for Both Parties
• Photo Opportunities: Bountiful Indoor and Outdoor Options
Enjoy full-service event planning with four different package options for every price point: Build-your-own, Classic, Premier & Elite. The dedicated Encore team is happy to work with all couples to customize any package.
Fun Stuff Like:
• All Event Planning, Including Timeline Creation
• Rehearsal Walk-Through
• First-Look Coordination
• Final Send-Off Arrangement
• In-House Bar
• In-House Catering
• Bliss Benefits – Exclusive Discounts from Local & National Suppliers for Must-Haves like Attire, Name-Changing, Honeymoon Ideas
And Logistics Like:
• Introduction to Pre-Vetted Vendors
• Vendor Coordination
• Event Set-Up & Clean Up
• Furniture Arrangement
• Guest Direction
• Liability Insurance
• Wi-Fi & Audio Visual
Encore is beautifully secluded yet easily reachable from Lake, Cook, and McHenry Counties. This picturesque venue finely balances each couple’s desire for a stunning experience that wows every guest along with the need for convenience (everything is wholly accessible and the ceremony sites are only a short distance from the reception room).
This unique venue attracts couples seeking a destination wedding as well as couples from Wadsworth, Waukegan, Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, Fox Lake, McHenry, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Oak Creek, Burlington, Waukesha, and Milwaukee.
Previously known as 'Northshore by Wedgewood Weddings', Encore is operated by Enrichment Enterprises – a revered organization dedicated to exceptional hospitality and events in Illinois. This beautiful venue is open for every type of event. Enrichment Enterprises is known for customer excellence and delivering unparalleled events.
24 Reviews for Encore Events
Recommended by 95% of couples
12 User photos
Alisha Hufford · Married on 05/05/2020
Searching for a venue 4000 miles away after getting engaged was tricky. Wedgewood is an all inclusive venue so it really worked out perfect for us! Their price is the best in the area as well. We trusted them and just went with all their recommended vendors and the entire staff was so attentive and accommodating through the entire process. Matt and Erica’s communication is impressive, they reply to emails almost immediately and are always ready to answer any questions you may have. They always wear a genuine smile and are super patient. All their recommended vendors were amazing. Also, on the day of, the customer service and attention to detail was exceptional. They truly made us feel like royalty. Lisa was our day of coordinator and she was super personable and such a joy to be around.Sent on 05/29/2019
All their packages include an indoor AND outdoor ceremony location in case of inclement weather. I loved that weather didn’t have to be a stresser. Overall, we were and are still so blown away with how seemless the entire day went and how much support we had. We didn’t have to stress, knowing that the venue staff had everything taken care of - set up, take down and everything in between. Would highly recommend!
Encore Events's reply:Hi Alisha! We truly appreciate your feedback and are so grateful to have been part of your wedding planning experience. We wish you all the best and hope that you’ll stay in touch with your Wedgewood Weddings family! Congratulations!
Jessica · Married on 05/02/2020
Great customer service
We did not use Weddings by Wedgewood in Wadsworth. We were looking for a more rustic venue. However, I wanted to write an excellent review because I was impressed with their service!Sent on 09/06/2019
Ericka met with us and she offered treats and beverages. It was a nice surprise! She was very enthusiastic and answered all of my questions. We wanted to add a couple hours to the package and she gave us 1 hour free! We gave our budget and she wanted to make sure what we wanted would fit in the budget. That was very thoughtful of her!!
The indoor reception spaces were very open and the dance floor was huge! It's hard to find a nice sized dance floor. The rooms were very open and spacious for a smaller or larger wedding group. The gazebo and waterfall outside was a really pretty too!
It was very tough to say no and it was close between the two venues. Even though we didn't use them, my co-worker says they are excellent to work with and my first impression was above and beyond. Ericka had the best customer service I've seen among any wedding coordinators I met with. She genuinely seemed like she wanted to help and make your wedding perfect. :-)
Kristyn · Married on 10/04/2019
I honestly can't say enough good things about this venue. It can be super overwhelming to look at venues, especially when looking at the cost. Wedgewood tries to make everything easier by having packages that you can customize to make it right for your wedding. The place is on a golf course so there are a lot of places for pretty photos as well. From the first meeting, someone at Wedgewood was always available to answer any questions and were so incredibly accommodating. I must have emailed them a million times and they were always there and happy to respond. I worked with Ericka a lot and she was so sweet and handled everything so the day went so smooth. I kept waiting for something to happen since most weddings have at least one disaster, but absolutely everything went perfectly! A lot fo people said very good things about the food as well which was important to us. I would recommend this venue a hundred times over to anyone looking. We were so happy with our decision to book Wedgewood!Sent on 11/30/2019
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*Applies to new bookings and only for ceremony fees exceeding $595.