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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10 Reviews for Highland Park Country Club

Recommended by 83% of couples


4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.1
  • Professionalism 4.2
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.2
  • Average response time 4.2
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  • Paula

    Paula D. · Married on 06/28/2020

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

    The best wedding considering there were limitations due to Covid

    As my daughter's original wedding plans were not going to happen due to covid and we still wanted a small wedding that felt every bit like a wedding but with few guests, I happen to gratefully come across this venue. The wedding coordinator that I worked with, Tiffany Otis, was the best. As covid changed, so did the guidelines. She helped us with every aspect of creating a beautiful event that made the day even more special. She helped with food decisions, answering any questions we had no matter how big or small, any changes we came back with, etc., etc. She helped us with every detail. And, she was so nice to work with. I really appreciated that tremendously as well. The wedding was gorgeous! The food was delicious! I honestly can look back and say there was not one thing that we could have or would have done differently.

    Sent on 09/26/2020
  • K

    Kaitlin · Married on 06/14/2013

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    From the beginning, the staff at the HPCC was amazing. They were flexible and did their best to accommodate any request we had. The venue was a little on the pricey side, but for everything included (butler passed appetizers, sit-down 4 course dinner service, champagne toast, unlimited wine, open bar, the list goes on...) it was on par with similar venues. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding (or other event!) Izzy, Kristen, and Kelly made the night memorable and beautiful.

    Sent on 07/14/2013

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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

Team of Highland Park Country Club

Tiffany Otis

Tiffany Otis

Event Coordinator

Planning weddings brings me so much joy to see my clients visions come to life and to create lasting memories for all who attend. I love the diversity and different cultural traditions of my couples and work with my couples to make sure their wedding is a reflection of their journey, and love all of the special touches that each wedding brings. My wife and I love to travel and have a lifetime goal to hike every National Park in the United States! Three down - fifty-seven to go!

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Highland Park Country Club frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Highland Park Country Club?

Highland Park Country Club includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Highland Park Country Club, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Highland Park Country Club includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Highland Park Country Club, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Highland Park Country Club includes:

  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Highland Park Country Club in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Highland Park Country Club for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Park
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Highland Park Country Club for wedding events?

Highland Park Country Club offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Highland Park Country Club offer?

Highland Park Country Club offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Highland Park Country Club offer for wedding events?

Highland Park Country Club offers the following services for wedding events:

  • 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 furniture and decorations does Highland Park Country Club have available for wedding events?

Highland Park Country Club offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Highland Park Country Club and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Highland Park Country Club is recommended by 90% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.3 in flexibility, 4.2 in average response time, 4.2 in professionalism, 4.2 in value and 4.1 in quality of service.