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.
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.
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!
8 Reviews for Highland Park Country Club
Recommended by 79% of couples
Kaitlin · Married on 06/14/2013
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
Taylor · Married on 08/11/2012
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!Sent on 09/05/2012
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!
Barbara · Married on 05/04/2013
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.Sent on 05/08/2013
A great General Manager and staff.
Easy, abundant parking.
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!