Highland Park Country Club

1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park, IL 60035 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Highland Park Country Club

Highland Park Country Club, one of Chicago's original and historic event venues, is being reimagined as the newest piece of the Catering by Michaels portfolio. A mere 45-minute drive from Chicago, the venue is nestled on a nature preserve, providing an idyllic backdrop for your wedding. In addition, guests from a number of Windy City suburbs can easily access the site. Celebrate your love and commitment to your partner with an event that reflects the two of you for a wedding to remember.

Facilities and Capacity

The Highland Park Country Club offers both indoor and outdoor locations, and checks all the boxes for your wedding and other events featuring a stunning backdrop of a 100 acre nature preserve and floor to ceiling windows. Traditional seated meals of up to 350 guests with a large dance floor or up to 400 guests with no dance floor can fit in the space. The Highland Park Country Club can be converted into many configurations, so the private event venue is also a perfect space for smaller events and weddings, engagement parties, and showers.

Services Offered

Under a new partnership, as of January 2020, between the City of Highland Park and Catering by Michaels, the Highland Park Country Club has been converted to a private event venue. As the exclusive caterer and event management partner for Highland Park Country Club, Catering by Michaels brings their 40 years of experience to offer more than just food on a plate. Offering chef driven gourmet menus, a curated list of florists, photographers, and other vendors, with striking views of a 100 acre nature preserve, this partnership brings a new level of event experience to the North Shore of Chicago. Catering by Michaels will always take the time to listen and understand not just your event vision, but also your personal taste, interests and likes and dislikes, so we can curate the details that capture the unique flavor and style of your event.

Cuisine

Catering by Michaels is the exclusive catering partner at the Highland Park Country Club. They offer a variety of affordable price points and menu styles for you to choose from including plated meals, buffets, family style service, chef stations, late night snacks, and many other culinary options. They are a custom caterer that prides themselves on innovation and creativity and can offer many different cuisines including kosher, Indian, and other ethnicities. Catering by Michaels is a proud member of the Leading Caterers of America and offers elite talent and unbeatable service. Perfectly executed events do not design themselves. They require in sync teams of chefs, planners, creators and masterminds to make everything beautiful and flawless. Look no further for a caterer that will help you orchestrate a most memorable wedding for you and your guests!

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Table settings ready for guests
Table settings ready for guests
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Highland Park Country Club
Beautiful reception table
Beautiful reception table
Nighttime wedding shot
Nighttime wedding shot
Outdoor wedding ceremony
Outdoor wedding ceremony
Outdoor stone
Outdoor stone
View from Preserve
View from Preserve
First Dance
First Dance
Creative place settings
Creative place settings
 Fire & Ice Cider Station
Fire & Ice Cider Station
Plated dessert plate up line
Plated dessert plate up line
West Salon Fireplace
West Salon Fireplace
Nature preserve!
Nature preserve!
Outdoor patio
Outdoor patio
Naked wedding cake
Naked wedding cake
Just married!
Just married!
Formal photos in Preserve
Formal photos in Preserve
Ceremony ready
Ceremony ready
Baked Alaska Lollipops
Baked Alaska Lollipops
Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake
White Chiavari Chair Ceremony
White Chiavari Chair Ceremony
Ramen Station
Ramen Station
Front Circle Drive
Front Circle Drive
Piano & Windows
Piano & Windows
Outdoor wedding ceremony
Outdoor wedding ceremony
White & Pink Centerpiece
White & Pink Centerpiece
Wedding Rings in the Preserve
Wedding Rings in the Preserve
Sangria Station
Sangria Station
A ceremony outside
A ceremony outside
Table settings ready for guests
Table settings ready for guests
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Beautiful reception table
Beautiful reception table

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8 Reviews for Highland Park Country Club

Recommended by 79% of couples


4.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 3.9
  • Professionalism 3.9
  • Flexibility 4.1
  • Value 3.9
  • Average response time 3.9
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    Taylor · Married on 08/11/2012

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    When my fiance and I first got engaged we knew we wanted to get married at a country club and looked at a lot of places including Evanston Golf Club, Glen Club, Sunset Ridge, Michigan Shores, Valley Lo, and the list goes on. There was always something about those places that just didn't work for us. Maybe the room was the wrong size, it was too dark, no outdoor space, or just too expensive. When we walked into Highland Park Country Club, we knew right away that it was perfect!

    Kristin who helped us throughout the process was great.The wedding package includes four courses, champagne toast, cake credit, bar and white table linens. We ended up renting chairs to cover the ugly pink ones that they have and added some uplighting. We used the large room with the outdoor space for cocktail hour and closed that off during dinner. We then opened the other bar for drinks during dinner. We did a chicken and filet combo plate and added a soup (for a total of 5 courses). Our tasting was great and the chef was flexible on what combinations were allowed for the entree.

    Izzy (the banquet organizer guy) was truly amazing. Although, his responsiveness wasnt the greatest (he's a very busy guy) he really can deliver a great party. The day before the wedding we met with him and went over details including the menu cards, the table numbering and organization, toilet tree basket for the bathroom and even the golf carts that they had available for the wedding party to use for pictures. He didn't take many notes which made me nervous but everything worked out great. He stayed the entire night and was even there early the next morning for another event when we had to go back and pick up some items we had forgotten the night before. Give that guy an award (AND AN ASSISTANT)!

    The course was beautiful (a wonderful weather day helped) and the food and service was excellent. From a picky bride to another... Thank you for a great day and memory!

    Sent on 09/05/2012
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    Barbara · Married on 05/04/2013

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.5

    This location far exceeded my expectations! The Chef was fabulous - and worked well with us to bring our vision to fruition. We had food stations throughout the night (and almost 300 guests). People are still raving about the food.
    A great General Manager and staff.
    Great value.
    Easy, abundant parking.

    Sent on 05/08/2013

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Highland Park Country Club FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 20000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 18000
  • 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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    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?
    $ 26
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Garden
    Park
    Waterfront
  • 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?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    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
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Chair Upgrade

    Elevate your event with upgraded chairs for your reception! Book your wedding by 12/31/2020 and we will add a complimentary chair upgrade to your event! Chairs can make a huge difference for the look and feel of your reception!

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  • 1201 Park Avenue West Highland Park, IL, 60035 See on map
    847-865-9338 (Phone number)
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