From the walk down the aisle to the final farewell , the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake ensures every detail of your wedding reflects your individuality.
Facilities and Capacity
The newly renovated Elara Convention Center is 19,500 square feet with 18 function rooms. The ballroom is over 11,000 square feet and accommodates weddings up to 1,200 guests. The wraparound outdoor deck overlooking our private pond is perfect for a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or pre-reception cocktails. The Holiday Inn Crystal Lake & Elara Convention Center is just what you're looking for to create extraordinary experiences for your wedding day.
In addition to our state-of-the-art convention center, the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake features 197 newly renovated guest rooms on 6 floors, including 86 double bed rooms, 95 king rooms, and 16 suites. All guest rooms feature high-speed internet access, on-demand movies, HBO, and Kuerig Coffee Makers. Guests will enjoy dining at the award-winning restaurant, gathering at the lobby cocktail lounge, and unwinding in the fitness, or at the area's largest resort-like indoor pool.
When you choose Holiday Inn Crystal Lake for your wedding, your Sales Catering Manager will work with you to create customized menus from our onsite catering and help you determine each detail to make your wedding day memorable. From intimate affairs to grand events, our 19,500 square feet state-of-the-art Elara Convention Center is the first step in creating extraordinary experiences for your wedding day.
With an unwavering dedication to making this day a priceless memory, Holiday Inn Crystal Lake provides personalized event planning for wedding ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers. Choose from provided barware, flatware, linens, china, and glassware as well as a variety of audio visual services available to add on to your wedding package. Complimentary parking with shuttle service. Wheelchair accessible.
Just 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Holiday Inn Crystal Lake & Elara Convention Center is situated in a community full of charm and personality. The Holiday Inn Crystal Lake is surrounded by lush acreage overlooking the quaint Lake Acorn and is McHenry County’s most complete hotel and conference center.
The community of Crystal Lake is an outdoor lover’s paradise! In their free time, your visiting guests can experience swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, kayaking and wakeboarding. Rich in historical charm, they can discover the Dole Mansion, Colonel Palme, or Bettendorf Castle or spend a whole afternoon exploring Downtown Crystal Lake’s shops and dining.
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We have worked with the staff at the Holiday Inn Crystal Lakes for many years. They are a great group to work with. Flexible, professional, and always willing to do what ever is needed for a successful event!
Holiday Inn Crystal Lake is always a pleasure to work with. Great venue for all types of events!
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
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- Champagne Toast
- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
- Signature Drink
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- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Holiday Inn Crystal Lake offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
What furniture and decorations does Holiday Inn Crystal Lake have available for wedding events?
- Audio Equipment
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor
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