Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

2643 N IL Rt 178, Utica, IL 61373 Map · Phone number
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18 reviews
4.6 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 25 to 300
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About Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

Grand space. Impeccable service. Excellent cuisine.

Our Grand Ballroom is fabulously elegant and sparkles with ambiance! We can accommodate up to 300 guests with a dance floor for your special day. Our talented Executive Chef will take care of your menu with in-house catering and mouth watering precision. Our experienced Banquet Captain and attentive staff will attend to each and every detail of your event to ensure perfection and make your dream day come to fruition. Your dreams are our priority!

We provide an environment built for relaxation and fun. Surrounded by natural woodlands and wildlife, our 92 hotel rooms, 140 villas and 48 luxury cabins offer rustic charm, executive comfort and complete tranquility away from the big city. We have 11,000sq. ft. of versatile meeting space options. Meeting rooms come fully equipped with Audio/Visual equipment, complimentary WI-FI access, and first class service to assure your next function is a grand success. Our friendly and courteous staff will help guide you in your wedding, meeting and/or recreation planning.

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18 Reviews for Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

Recommended by 91% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.2
  • Average response time 4.5
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    Erin · Married on 09/15/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Grand Bear was amazing!! The staff ensured our day was perfect! It was even better than we imagined. Holly, Kathy and their staff are a dynamic team and the day was flawless. We will forever remember Saturday as one of the best days of our life. Thank you Grand Bear! I highly highly recommend them.

    Sent on 09/19/2018
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    Mel · Married on 08/24/2015

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Paula and the entire staff at Grizzly Jack's made my wedding absolutely perfect! It was difficult to book anything from another state, and I was having trouble getting much of anything done in the Utica area. I wanted to be outside, but IL State Parks do not allow liquor and I thought I would disturb campers elsewhere in the park- but Grizzly Jack's ALWAYS came through. I had my rehearsal dinner (inside), ceremony (outside on the canyon deck) and reception (pavilion just above the canyon)here. I believe I was the first outdoor reception they had done, but everyone was flexible, the food was fantastic, setup was convenient and they accommodated everything from wheelchair accessible viewing and seating to a few vegan guests and without a fuss, upon seeing my 2 year old niece, whipped her up some kid friendly food.
    The setting was beautiful, weather was perfect and everything went smoothly.
    We had some of our wedding party rent a villa to stay in and it served as a good home-base as well while getting ready.
    The large sign for the resort had our names and directions to the venue location on the scrolling electronic sign on street level so it was easy for guests to find and park as well.

    I would DEFINITELY recommend this vendor.

    Sent on 09/16/2015
  • User4353014 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Loved the location and the services we received!

    Sent on 08/26/2014

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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 18.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    25
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    8
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Resort
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    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
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    November
    December

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Weekday weddings

    Any weekday wedding will receive a 10% discount off of your event's subtotal.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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    Its always a pleasure to work with professionals in the Wedding business like you!

  • Extreme Sounds Entertainment & Lighting Wedding DJs

    We absolutely love working with the entire staff at the Grizzly Jack's Gran Bear Resort. The service, food and attention to details is as meticulous as mine and would highly recommend them.

  • marys special touch floral Wedding Florists

    Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Lodge has a great staff as well as being a beautiful venue... view our pictures of some of our lovely events we have done there, Mary Mecum owner/ senior designer marysspecialtouchfloral.com

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  • 2643 N IL Rt 178 Utica, IL, 61373 See on map
    8663993866 (Phone number)
    8156677254 (Other Phone Number)
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