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Highland Park Country Club

Highland Park, IL View map Visit website
Rating 4.2 out of 5
11 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$20,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$18,000

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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

11 Reviews

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Rated
4.2
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Recommended by 85% of couples
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    Jeff Married on 09/13/2020
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Great experience

    Had a great experience with our very small, COVID-compliant wedding! The staff on the day of the event was great and Tiffany was really great to work with throughout the planning process
  • Paula
    Paula D. Married on 06/28/2020
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    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.

Awards

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Team

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!

Map

1201 Park Avenue West Highland Park, IL, 60035
(847) 213-5012
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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 quality of service, 4.2 in average response time, 4.2 in professionalism and 4.2 in value.

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